On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1922

  • May 2 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 4 John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93), born in Harrison, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • May 6 Alan Ross, British poet and editor (London Magazine), born in Calcutta, India (d. 2001)
  • May 6 Carlos Moorhead, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)
  • May 6 John Ernest, American constructionist artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • May 6 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (Parti Québécois), born in Charlemagne, Quebec (d. 1999)
  • May 7 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
  • May 10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • May 11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • May 12 Barend Busnac, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter (d. 1944)
  • May 12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • May 14 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker

Person of interestFranjo Tuđman

May 14 Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician and President of Croatia (1990-1999), born in Veliko Trgovišće, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 1999)

President of Croatia Franjo Tuđman
President of Croatia
Franjo Tuđman
  • May 15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/Secretary-General (CPI) [or May 25]
  • May 15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • May 15 Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, born in Groningen, the Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • May 16 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
  • May 16 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
  • May 18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • May 18 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
  • May 27 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
  • May 28 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • May 28 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein

About May 1922

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)