On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 2019

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing six people and injuring 200

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius
  • Washington State becomes the 1st US state to legalize composting human bodies

Famous Deaths

  • Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), dies at 95
  • Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), dies at 88
2019 Highlights

About May 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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