Birthdays in History on October 22

  • 1071 William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)
  • 1197 Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1592 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)
  • 1688 Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)
  • 1689 King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
  • 1701 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)
  • 1729 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • 1766 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king
  • 1770 Thomas Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1790 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist
  • 1807 Magnus Huss, Swedish Physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease
  • 1809 Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Henry Bohlen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Leconte de Lisle, writer
  • 1821 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • 1843 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)
  • 1847 Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
  • 1865 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1870 Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
  • 1870 Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1873 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
  • 1881 Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1883 Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)
  • 1886 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • 1887 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • 1896 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
  • 1898 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • 1900 Edward R Stettinius, US, foreign minister (1944-45)/diplomat
  • 1901 Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician
  • 1902 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1903 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)
  • 1905 Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)
  • 1906 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • 1907 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • 1908 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist
  • 1909 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • 1913 Bo Dai, Huế, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55)
  • 1913 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)

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1913 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
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Robert Capa
  • 1915 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1916 Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)
  • 1919 Doris Lessing, Kermanshah Iran, novelist (Golden Notebook), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • 1921 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1922 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • 1922 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1925 Robert Rauschenberg, Port Arthur Tex, painter (Gloria)
  • 1926 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • 1927 Helenard J "Allan" Hendrickse, leader of South African Labour Party
  • 1927 Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern
  • 1929 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • 1933 Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
  • 1936 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • 1939 Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • 1946 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • 1946 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • 1947 Edward F Feighan, (Rep-D-OH, 1983- )
  • 1947 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947 Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi
  • 1948 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • 1949 Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
  • 1949 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • 1954 Carla Dunlap, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)