What Happened on May 22, 2001

Historical Events

Laureus Awards

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 Birthdays

  • Emma Chamberlain, American influencer (YouTube), born in San Mateo, California
Born in 2001

Famous Divorces

Jane Fonda & Ted Turner

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

About May 22, 2001

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All For You - Janet
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7