On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Closer" play by Patrick Marber starring Clive Owen, opens at the Royal National Theatre in London
  • Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial

Famous Deaths

  • A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969), dies at 88