Famous Birthdays on May 22

  • 1622 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)
  • 1671 Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)
  • 1715 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1722 Johannes Schmidlin, composer
  • 1724 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)
  • 1759 Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer
  • 1770 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1772 Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)
  • 1780 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer
  • 1783 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer
  • 1804 John William (Turk) Livingston, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1885)
  • 1808 Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer, born in Paris (d. 1855)

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1813 Richard Wagner, German composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman), born in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (d. 1883)

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner
  • 1820 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer
  • 1821 Alfred Sully, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • 1823 Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)
  • 1823 Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakepearean actress (d. 1889)
  • 1826 George Parr, cricketer (legendary Notts batsman, 1st Eng touring capt)
  • 1841 Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)
  • 1844 Mary Cassatt, US, Impressionist painter (Woman Bathing)
  • 1846 Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist
  • 1849 Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
  • 1850 Johann Schrammel, composer
  • 1852 Emile Sauret, composer

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1859 Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • 1862 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
  • 1865 Enrique Morera, composer
  • 1874 Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, born in Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony (d. 1959)
  • 1874 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer
  • 1879 Eastwood Lane, composer
  • 1879 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
  • 1879 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
  • 1879 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • 1885 Julio Fonseca, composer
  • 1885 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
  • 1891 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • 1891 Robert Gordon Sproul, educator/college pres (Univ of California)
  • 1891 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • 1892 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor (From Office Stool to High C)
  • 1895 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • 1897 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)
  • 1898 René de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven)
  • 1900 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
  • 1901 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • 1902 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1903 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1904 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
  • 1904 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
  • 1906 Harry Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie)
  • 1907 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Hergé, Belgian comic book creator (d. 1983)
  • 1908 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
  • 1910 Johnny Olson, TV announcer (Price is Right)
  • 1911 Anatol Rapoport, Russ/US mathem/biologist (game theory)
  • 1912 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
  • 1913 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress (Commensaal)
  • 1913 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, CA, actor (Docks of NY)
  • 1914 Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)
  • 1914 Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Gordon Binkerd, American composer, born in Lynch, Nebraska (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
  • 1917 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Nathan Davis, American actor
  • 1917 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
  • 1918 David Land, impressario
  • 1919 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
  • 1920 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
  • 1920 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
  • 1922 Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
  • 1922 Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
  • 1924 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
  • 1924 Claude Andre Francois Ballif, composer
  • 1924 Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress (Hawaii Five-O)
  • 1925 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • 1925 James King, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
  • 1927 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
  • 1927 Phil Tucker, American director
  • 1928 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
  • 1928 T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co), born in Holdenville, Oklahoma
  • 1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
  • 1930 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
  • 1930 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)

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1930 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1930 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1933 John Browning, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1934 Peter Nero, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • 1935 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player
  • 1936 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On)
  • 1938 Richard Benjamin, director/actor (Goodbye Columbus, He & She), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Susan Strasberg, actress (In Praise of Older Women, Manitou), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant (CBS, CNN)
  • 1940 Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer (one of India's big four spinners)
  • 1940 Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • 1941 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
  • 1941 Sebastian Forbes, composer
  • 1941 Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • 1941 Martha Langbein, German athlete
  • 1942 Barbara Parkins, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1942 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1942 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
  • 1942 Pallo Jordan, South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)

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1942 Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber", born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1943 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
  • 1943 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1943 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • 1946 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1946 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • 1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist (writes with Elton John)
  • 1950 Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
  • 1952 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
  • 1952 R W Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer (1990 Quicksilver Open)
  • 1953 John Edward Stevens, bank robber (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Doris Barnett, German politician
  • 1953 Cha Bum-Kun, Korean footballer
  • 1954 Jerry Dammers, keyboardist (Specials-Special)
  • 1955 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • 1955 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • 1955 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band)
  • 1956 Douglas Heyes Jr, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician
  • 1957 Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • 1957 Gary Sweet, Australian actor
  • 1959 Ed Fry, actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
  • 1959 [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist (The Smiths), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire
  • 1960 Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
  • 1961 Dana Williams, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1962 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • 1962 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1966 Donald Royal, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
  • 1966 Jose Mesa, Azua Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1966 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
  • 1967 Brooke Smith, American actress
  • 1967 John Vanderslice, American musician
  • 1968 Alan Levine, Park Ridge IL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1968 Brent Geiberger, Nike golfer (1994 Queen Mary-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1968 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1968 Mike Harbold, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Randy Brown, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1968 Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
  • 1969 Tim Wiley, Lexington Mass, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Clyde Johnson, cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Eric Wunderlich, US, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-7th-96)
  • 1970 Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)

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1970 Naomi Campbell, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • 1970 Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • 1971 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Troy Barnhart, Hanford CA, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1972 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
  • 1972 Mike Hollis, NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Anna Belknap, American actress
  • 1972 Annabel Chong, Singapore actress
  • 1973 Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • 1973 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1973 Leslie Ratliffe, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
  • 1974 Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974 Sean Gunn, American actor
  • 1974 A. J. Langer, American actress
  • 1975 Cole Hauser, actor (Randy-High Incident)[or Mar 22], born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1975 Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-br-98, Flyers)
  • 1975 Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • 1975 Salvador Ballesta, Spanish Footballer.
  • 1976 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977 Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer
  • 1977 Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1977 Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler
  • 1977 Dre Bly, American Football Player
  • 1978 Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
  • 1978 Katie Price, British model
  • 1979 Nadia Khan, TV Presenter
  • 1979 Maggie Q, American actress
  • 1980 Rhett Fisher, actor/musician
  • 1980 Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980 Chad Tracy, American baseball player
  • 1981 Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
  • 1981 Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player
  • 1982 Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • 1982 John Bobek, American actor
  • 1983 John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
  • 1984 Joe Lauzon, American martial artist
  • 1985 Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer
  • 1985 Caridee English, American Model
  • 1985 Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player

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1987 Novak Đoković, Serbian tennis player, born in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković