What Happened on May 22, 2006

Historical Events

Laureus Awards

Laureus World Sports Awards, Parque del Fórum, Barcelona, Spain: Sportsman: Roger Federer; Sportswoman: Janica Kostelić; Team: Renault F1 team

  • Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.

Famous Deaths

  • Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (b. 1945)
  • Jack Fallon, Canadian-British jazz double and electric bass player, fiddler (The Beatles - "Don't Pass Me By"), and concert promoter, dies at 90
  • Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization, dies of stroke at 61

About May 22, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 16 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: SOS - Rihanna
  • UK #1 Song: Crazy - Gnarls Barkley