On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 2011

Historical Events

Music Awards

19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

  • 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950

Famous Weddings

  • American R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio; divorce in 2017

Famous Deaths

  • Ze'ev Wolfgang Steinberg, Israeli violist and composer, dies at 92
2011 Highlights

About May 22, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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