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 This day in History - May 22
334 Historic Events for May 22
1974

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1974

Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly and dies 14 months later

Event
1975

Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-br-98, Flyers)

Birth
1975

Cole Hauser, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22]

Birth
1975

Torben Meyer, actor (Viking, Roberta, Sunny), dies at 90

Death
1975

8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1

Event
1976

Christian Vande Velde, Chicago Ill, cyclist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1976

NASA launches space vehicle S-179

Event
1976

St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

Event
1977

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

Event
1977

Final European scheduled run of Orient Express (94 years)

Event
1977

Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, dies at 80

Death
1977

Gijsbert van Hall, banker/mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), dies at 73

Death
1977

Red Sox (6) and Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11

Event
1978

Bjarne Brustad, composer, dies at 83

Death
1979

Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau

Event
1979

Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v E Afr and Singapore v Arg)

Event
1980

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry

Event
1981

Soyuz 40 returns to Earth

Event
1983

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament

Event
1983

Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

Event
1984

John Marley, actor (Cat Ballou), dies at 77 following heart surgery

Death
1985

Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

Event
1985

Real Madrid wins 14th UEFA Cup at Madrid

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1985

US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

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