December 22 Birthdays in History - December 22 Deaths - December 22 Events
1986 Jeffery Wood, actor, Austin Warren-In The House
1977 Joanna Hughes, Victoria Australia, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1975 Stanislav Neckar, Pisek CZ, NHL defenseman, Ottawa Senators,Gold Meda 1998 Olympics
1974 Heather Donahue, American Actress
1973 Annie Pelletier, born in Montreal, Quebec, 3m diver 1996 Olympics bronze
1973 Jamel Williams, safety for the Washington Redskins
1972 Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1972 Anthony Edwards, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1972 Kirk Maltby, Guelph, NHL right wing for the Edmonton Oilers
1972 Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1972 Vanessa Paradis, France, model, Channel, actress, White Wedding
1970 Brooks Findlay, CFL linebacker for the BC Lions
1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder 1996 Olympics
1969 Marcie Aguilar, born in Tucson, Arizona, female infielder, Colorado Silver Bullets
1968 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Cricket-Young and Restless
1967 Mike Sullivan, NFL center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1967 Roland Holder, cricketer, West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-
1967 Sean Foster, WLAF wide reciever for the Rhein Fire
1964 Mike Jackson, born in Houston, Texas, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners
1963 Bryan McMillan, cricketer, brilliant South African all-rounder since 1992
1962 Ralph Fiennes, born in Suffolk, England, actor, English Patient
1961 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian Lt-colonel/cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-19
1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter, Gray, SAMO
1960 Tyrell Biggs, Philadelphia, super HW boxer 1984 Olympics gold
1958 Lenny Von Dohlen, Augusta Georgia, actor, Love Kills, Electric Dreams
1957 Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist, Deacon Blue-Raintown
1957 Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host, Susan Powter Show
1956 Marcy Hanson, born in Galveston, Texas, playmate, October 1978
1954 Derick Parry, cricketer, WI off-spinner early 80's
1954 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
1953 Bernnadette Stanis, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Thelma-Good Times
1953 David Leisner, born in America, teacher, classical guitarist, composer, taught at Manhattan School of Music, expert in focal dystonia
1951 Charles de Lint, Netherlands, sci-fi author, Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow
1951 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
1951 Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer, LPGA Rookie of Year-1974
1949 Manfred Burgsmuller, WLAF kicker for the Rhein Fire
1949 Maurice Gibb, Manchester Eng, rocker, Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever
1949 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist and vocalist, Axe
1949 Robin Gibb, born in Manchester, England, rocker, Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever
1948 Chris Old, cricketer, England medium-pacer of 70's
1948 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality, Foul-ups, Bleeps and Blunders
1948 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres
1948 Lynne Thigpen, Joliet, Illinois, actress, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Nancy-Love Sidney
1947 Brian C Daley, U.S., sci-fi author, Exploits of Han Solo, Tron
1947 Dilip Doshi, cricketer, India's main slow lefty post-Bedi
1946 Rick Nielsen, Rockford, Illinois, rock vocalist and guitarist, Cheap Trick
1946 Roberta Speer, LPGA golfer
1945 Diane Sawyer, born in Glasgow, Kentucky, newscaster, 60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time
1945 Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister, 1994-, VVD
1945 Marianne van Wijnkoop, Bosscher, Dutch actress, Les Miserables
1944 Barry Jenkins, rocker, Animals-House of the Rising Sun
1944 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher, Cy Young 1972, 1977, 1980, 1982
1944 Mary Archer, British Scientist
1943 Billie Jean King, born in Long Beach, California, tennis pro
1943 Paul Wolfowitz, American Celebrity
1938 Lucien Bouchard, Canadian Lawyer
1937 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
1936 Hector Elizondo, New York City, actor, American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love
1935 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater, Gold Medals 1964, 1968 Olympics
1932 Joe Clark, born in Los Angeles, California, WLAF off coordinator coach for the Amsterdam Admirals
1930 Peter Hall, born in Suffolk, England, director, Royal Shakespeare Company
1929 Jan Wiegel, director/producer, Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada
1929 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer, eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers
1928 Piero Angelo, Italian writer, Control
1926 Peggy Castle, Appalachia, Virginia, actress, Lily Merrill-Lawman
1925 Gunther Schuller, New York City, jazz composer
1925 Thomas Christian David, composer
1924 Frank Corsaro, New York harbor, opera director
1924 Geraldine Page, Kirksville, Missouri, actress, Interiors, Beguiled
1924 Dan Devine, American Coach
1923 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor and director
1922 Barbara Billingsley, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, June-Leave it to Beaver
1922 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
1922 Jim Wright, born in Fort Worth, Texas, Representative-D-Texas 1987 - 1989, Speaker of House
1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington, West Virginia, country singer, Ozark Jubilee
1921 Robert Frank Kurka, composer
1918 Frankie Darro, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men
1918 William Kennedy, baseball player
1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley, born in London, England, physiologist, Nobel 1963
1917 Gene Rayburn, born in Christopher, Illinois, TV game show host, Match Game
1917 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector, University of Leuven
1913 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
1913 Benjamin Britten, born in Suffolk, England, opera composer
1912 Doris Duke, New York City, heiress, American Tobacco Co
1912 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles, 1938
1912 Lady Bird Johnson, born in Texas, First Lady of the United States, called "Lady Bird", beautified Washington, D.C.
1912 Claudia Johnson, American First Lady
1911 Grote Reber, U.S., astronomer, 1st parabolic radio telescope
1910 Richard Ainley, Middlesex England, actor, I Dood It, Above Suspicion
1909 Alan Carney, David Boughal, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Zombies on Broadway
1908 Giacomo Manzu, Italy, sculptor, St. Peter, Laurenskerk, Lenin Prize
1908 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
1908 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician, Ruban Sans Fin
1907 Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress, Dear Brutus, Happy Days
1907 Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
1905 Kenneth Rexroth, U.S., poet, critic and translator Birds in the Bush
1905 Pierre Brasseur, Espinasse, French actor, Enfants du Paradis
1904 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist, Nobel 1970
1903 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across U.S. in 86 days in 1960
1903 H Keffer Hartline, U.S., biophysicist, Nobel 1967
1903 Marc Lavry, composer
1903 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American Scientist
1902 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero, liberator of Paris
1902 Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in New York and New Jersey
1901 Andre Kostelanetz, St. Petersburg Russia, conductor, Lincoln Portrari
1901 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spain, composer
1900 Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
1899 Gustaf Gruendgens, Duesseldorf Germany, actor and director, M
1899 Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington, Indiana, pianist/composer
1899 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
1898 Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
1896 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St. Petersburg Russia, poet
1891 Edward L Bernays, Vienna Austria, 1st public relations agent
1890 Charles de Gaulle, Lille France, premier of France
1890 Mark Tobey, U.S. abstract painter, Broadway Norm
1889 Mikha'il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
1889 Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor, Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid
1889 B. Carroll Reece, American Politician
1888 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indies mathematician
1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, New York City, composer, Peter Ibbetson
1883 Arthur James Cook, England, union leader, coal miners
1883 Edgard Victor Achille C Varese, Paris, France, composer, Innisation
1882 Charles Vildrac, Paris, France, poet/playwright
1881 Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
1879 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist, multiplier
1879 Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion, 1925
1877 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
1876 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian writer, Futurism e Futurista
1875 Antoine Mariotte, composer
1875 John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor, Dead Water
1874 Franz Schmidt, composer
1874 Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton, North Carolina, philosopher, idealism
1873 Leopold Stennett Amery, British politician
1873 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, U.S., poet, Richard Corey
1869 Andre Gide, French Novelist
1869 Bainbridge Colby, American Public Servant
1868 John Nance Garner, Texas, Vice President-D-1933-41
1867 Frantisek X. Salda, Czechoslovakian writer/critic
1867 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect, Wiener Sezession
1867 Wilhelm Groener, Germany, general
1866 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
1863 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1863 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier and explorer, Sudan
1862 Connie Mack, born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager, Philadelphia A's 1900 - 1950
1861 Erich Schaeder, German theologist, Theocentric Theology
1859 Cecil [James] Sharp, born in London, England, folk musician
1858 Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy, opera composer, La Boheme, La Tosca
1857 George Gissing, England, novelist
1856 Frank Kellogg, Secretary of State, 1925 - 1929, try to outlaw war, Nobel 1929
1856 Frank B. Kellogg, American Politician
1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, composer
1849 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher, skepticism
1847 Heihatjiro Tojo, Japan, Admiral, Russian-Japanese war
1846 Andreas Hallen, composer
1846 Oscar Carre, Dutch circus director
1844 Izydor Lotto, composer
1842 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
1842 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
1832 Edward Hatch, Major General Union volunteers
1831 Mark Rutherford, writer
1831 Robert Ogden Tyler, Major General Union Army
1831 Charles Stuart Calverley, English Poet
1830 Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist, Miss Misanthrope
1826 James Scott Negley, Union volunteers Major General
1821 Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1819 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1819 George Eliot, England, Victorian novelist, Adam Bede
1815 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1815 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1812 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress, Romeo and Juliet
1809 Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, French psychologist, dementia praecox
1808 Thomas Cook, England, tour director, Thomas Cook and Son
1803 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Major General Union volunteers
1795 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Netherlands industrialist, Twentse textile
1787 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
1768 John Crome, Old Crome, English landscape painter/etcher
1767 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, military leader, fought Napoleon's France
1764 Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
1761 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
1753 Dugald Stewart, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, philosopher, Scottish common sense
1735 Ulrich Braker, writer
1728 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
1727 William Ellery, U.S. attorney/signer Declaration of Independence
1723 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach
1702 Jean E Liotard, Turk, Swiss painter, Madame d'Epinay
1700 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
1696 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer, Georgia
1684 Johann J Dillenius, Dillen, German botanist, Historia Muscorum
1643 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer, Louisiana
1639 Jean Racine, born in La Ferte-Milon, France, French playwright, 'Andromaque' and 'Mithridate'
1624 Tomas Micieres, composer
1573 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
1523 Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1459 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1452 Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer
1428 Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury
1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor, Madonna of Rose Garden