On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 2001

Historical Events

Sports History

Laureus World Sports Awards, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco: Sportsman: Tiger Woods; Sportswoman: Cathy Freeman; Team: French Men's National Football team

  • NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Watling, British actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart), dies at 78
  • Lorez Alexandria, American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), dies at 71
  • Whitman Mayo, American actor (Grady Wilson-"Sanford & Son"), dies at 70
2001 Highlights

About May 22, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini