What happened this day in history May 22, 1947

What are the important events that happened on May 22, 1947? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 22, 1947: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 22, 1947 is the 142nd day of the year 1947 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 9, 1947 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $248.76. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 22, 1947 Historical Events

  • 1947
    Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.

Who were born on May 22, 1947?

  • 1947
    Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and a NASA astrophysicist (d. 1997)

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