Famous Birthdays on 22nd May

  • 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 G de Nerval, writer

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1813 Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer (Ring, Flying Dutchman)

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, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

  • 1862 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
  • 1865 Enrique Morera, composer
  • 1874 Daniel F Malan, premier of South-Africa (1948-54)
  • 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, composer
  • 1885 Julio Fonseca, composer
  • 1885 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
  • 1891 J R Becher, writer
  • 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, Milwaukee, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956)
  • 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, composer
  • 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, CEO (Shamrock, Mesa Petroleum Co)
  • 1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
  • 1930 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
  • 1930 Kenny Ball, rocker, (d. 2013)

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1930 Harvey Milk, Woodmere New York, American politician and gay activist

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1930 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Paris France, Venezuelan sculptor
  • 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 [Theodore] Ted Kaczynski, Evergreen Park Illinois, American terrorist (Unabomber)

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, Dayton Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1962 Andrew Donald Magee, Paris France, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open)
  • 1962 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1964 David Lidberg, jockey
  • 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
  • 1987 Novak Đoković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1987 Novak Djokovic, Serbian professional tennis player, born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia