What Happened on May 22, 2017

Historical Events

  • Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station
  • South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years

Music Concert

Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

Famous Deaths

  • (Granville) "Mickey" Roker, American jazz drummer (Art Farmer; Milt Jackson; Dizzy Gillespie), dies suffering from diabetes and lung cancer at 84
  • Barbara Smith Conrad, American operatic mezzo-soprano singer, and educator (Wagner Theater), dies at 79
  • Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), dies at 93
  • Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), dies after being hit by a car at 35
2017 Highlights

About May 22, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini

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