On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 Inidian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius

Famous Deaths

  • Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), dies at 95