On This Day

Historical Events on May 22 (Part 2)

  • 2015 Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009

Film & TV History

2015 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

  • 2016 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

Historic Event

2016 US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour

  • 2016 Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections

Television Premiere

2016 TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen, premieres on AMC

  • 2016 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G&CC: Germany's Berhard Langer wins sixth of 13 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Olin Browne
  • 2017 Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station
  • 2017 South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years

Music Concert

2017 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

  • 2018 Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia

Historic Event

2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal

  • 2018 Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India
  • 2018 Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted
  • 2018 New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history

Election of Interest

2019 Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo, killing six people and injuring 200

  • 2019 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
  • 2019 Washington State becomes the 1st US state to legalize composting human bodies
  • 2020 China unveils new national security legislation against Hong Kong at its annual legislative session
  • 2020 Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi killing 97 with just two survivors
  • 2021 Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sending rivers of lava towards the nearby city of Goma, prompting evacuations
  • 2021 Eurovision Song Contest won by Italian metal band Maneskin with 524 points in Rotterdam
  • 2021 30 year old Scottish light-welterweight boxer Josh Taylor becomes Britain's first undisputed world champion in the four-belt era by beating Jose Ramirez by unanimous decision in Las Vegas