Famous People Born in 1922

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 610

  • Jan 1 Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, American Democratic Senator from South Carolina (1966-2005), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Jan 2 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • Jan 3 Morten Nielsen, Danish poet/resistance fighter
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 5 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
  • Jan 7 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • Jan 7 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 8 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist (Nobel 1968), born in Raipur, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • Jan 9 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Neville Duke, English test pilot
  • Jan 11 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • Jan 11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 12 Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
  • Jan 13 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, born in London (d. 2008)
  • Jan 15 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)

Person of interestBetty White

Jan 17 Betty White [Ludden], American actress and comedian with the longest TV career of a female entertainer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls), born in Oak Park Illinois

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • Jan 17 Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
  • Jan 17 Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Pumpkin Center, California (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 20 Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • Jan 21 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor

Person of interestPaul Scofield

Jan 21 Paul Scofield, English actor (A Man for All Seasons, Train), born in Hurst, England (d. 2008)

  • Jan 21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • Jan 22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • Jan 24 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • Jan 24 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • Jan 25 Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
  • Jan 25 Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • Jan 26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • Jan 27 Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • Jan 28 Robert W Holley, American biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
  • Jan 29 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
  • Jan 30 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Jan 30 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • Jan 31 Michael Wilford, diplomat
  • Jan 31 William Sylvester, American actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Gemini Man), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 31 Joanne Dru [LaCock], American actress (Red River, All the King's Men), born in Logan, West Virginia (d. 1996)
  • Feb 1 Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Feb 1 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages

  • Feb 1 Clifford McWatt, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1954-55)
  • Feb 3 Bill Chappell Jr, (Rep-D-FL, 1969- )
  • Feb 4 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), born in Ron, Karnataka, India (d. 1987)
  • Feb 5 Bernard Kalb, American journalist, moderator, lecturer and author, one of the most respected broadcast journalists of his time (CBS News, NYT, Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • Feb 6 Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6 Denis Norden, British television personality
  • Feb 7 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 8 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • Feb 8 Audrey Meadows [Cotter], American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 9 James C "Jim" Laker, Bradford England, cricket off spinner
  • Feb 9 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Harold Hughes, Ida County Iowa, Governor of Iowa (D) and US Senator
  • Feb 10 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), born near Nevada, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • Feb 11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • Feb 13 Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
  • Feb 13 Gordon Tullock, American economist
  • Feb 13 Tristram Coffin, San Marino, California, folklorist (The Book of Christmas Folklore, The Old Ball Game), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 14 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 15 Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
  • Feb 15 John Bayard Anderson, American politician
  • Feb 15 John B Anderson, American Republican politician and presidential candidate (1980), born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Feb 16 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • Feb 16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • Feb 17 Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
  • Feb 17 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • Feb 17 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
  • Feb 18 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)
  • Feb 19 Beant Singh, politiician
  • Feb 19 Josef Matej, Czech composer, born in Brusperk (d. 1992)
  • Feb 21 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Andre Asriel, composer
  • Feb 22 Felix Werder, composer
  • Feb 22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • Feb 22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • Feb 24 Richard Hamilton, painter
  • Feb 24 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Matti Rautio, composer
  • Feb 26 Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
  • Feb 26 Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1976)
  • Feb 27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • Feb 27 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • Mar 1 William M Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine)

Person of interestYitzhak Rabin

Mar 1 Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95) and 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Jerusalem (d. 1995)

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Mar 2 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • Mar 2 Mario Zafred, composer
  • Mar 2 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • Mar 3 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress, dancer and socialite (Young and Willing, Blonde Alibi), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1998)
  • Mar 4 Dina Pathak [Ghandi], Indian Gujarati theatre actress, director and activist (President-National Federation of Indian Women), born in Amreli, Gujarat, India (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • Mar 5 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 5 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • Mar 6 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • Mar 7 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Mar 8 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • Mar 8 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Mar 8 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), born in Sakaiminato, Tittori (d. 2015)
  • Mar 8 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • Mar 9 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948)
  • Mar 10 Adam Kennedy, American actor, screenwriter, novelist ant painter (The Californians, Just Like Humphrey Bogart), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • Mar 11 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
  • Mar 11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • Mar 11 Vinnette Carroll, American actress and 1st African-American woman to direct on Broadway (1972: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor, director and comedian (La Cabina, Travels With My Aunt), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2009)
  • Mar 11 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1997)

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Mar 12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Mar 12 Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)
  • Mar 12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • Mar 13 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • Mar 13 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • Mar 14 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
  • Mar 14 Les Baxter, American singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again)
  • Mar 16 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • Mar 16 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
  • Mar 17 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)

Person of interestSheikh Mujibur Rahman

Mar 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), born in Tungipara, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1975)

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Mar 18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)

Person of interestFred Shuttlesworth

Mar 18 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Mar 20 Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)

Person of interestCarl Reiner

Mar 20 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner
  • Mar 20 Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Mar 20 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2002)
  • Mar 20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 20 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Mar 21 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 2004)
  • Mar 22 Stewart Stern, screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause)
  • Mar 23 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • Mar 23 Ugo Tognazzi, Italian comedy actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles, The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • Mar 24 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 25 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)

Person of interestEileen Ford

Mar 25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • Mar 25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 26 William Milliken, American politician, longest serving Governor of Michigan (1969-83), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Mar 26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • Mar 27 Margaret Stacey, sociologist
  • Mar 27 Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • Mar 28 Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Mar 28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • Mar 30 J F Coates, naval architect
  • Mar 30 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • Mar 30 Turhan Bey [Sahultavy], Austrian-born actor dubbed "The Turkish Delight" (Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), born in Armagh, Northern Ireland (d.1982)
  • Mar 31 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Apr 1 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • Apr 2 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, born in Usman, Russia (d. 2001)

Person of interestDoris Day

Apr 3 Doris Day [Kappelhoff], American singer, animal welfare activist and actress known as the "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm [Josephine Owaissa Cottle], American singer and actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show), born in Bloomington, Texas (d. 2009)
  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Tom Finney, English football player (Preston North End), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • Apr 7 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • Apr 9 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • Apr 9 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, composer
  • Apr 11 Antoine Blondin, writer
  • Apr 13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • Apr 13 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician and 1st President of Tanzania (1964-1985), born in Butiama, Tanganyika (d. 1999)
  • Apr 13 Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • Apr 14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker
  • Apr 14 Ali Akbar Khan, Indian classical musician, born in Comilla, East Bangladesh (d. 2009)
  • Apr 15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • Apr 15 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 16 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht,
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • Apr 18 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), born in DeKalb, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Apr 18 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • Apr 19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • Apr 19 Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
  • Apr 23 Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter