Events that occurred on 22 May.
- 1813 - Composer Richard Wagner is born.
- 1992 - The Tolkien Phenomenon begins in Turku, Finland.
- 2010 - "Tolkien and Philosophy" seminar in Modena, Italy.
- 2011 - Unquendor's Lustrumfeest.
- 2011 - The Tolkien Society's Middle-earth Weekend in Sarehole, Birmingham.
- 2014 - Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien, is published.
- There are no known events for this day.