February 22 Birthdays in History - February 22 Deaths - February 22 Events
1979 David Lopez, Queens, New York, actor, and God Created Women, Ghostwriter
1978 Jenny Frost, British Musician
1977 Melanie Schnell, Radstadt Austria, tennis star, 1994 semi Surabaya
1975 Charles O'Bannon, NBA guard, Detroit Pistons
1975 Drew Barrymore, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, ET, Firestarter, Poison Ivy
1975 Gregory Maddalone, Schenectady, New York, dance skater, & Demkowski
1974 Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center, Tampa Bay Lightning
1974 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star, 1996 Hobart
1973 James Christensen, NFL guard for the Atlanta Falcons
1973 Kate Sage, Australian field hockey forward 1996 Olympics
1973 Kimberly Davies, born in Melbourne, Australia, actress, Baywatch
1973 Ntala Skinner, Sun Valley Idaho, biathelete 1994 Olympics
1972 Christin Didier, Miss USA-Montana 1997
1972 Michael Chang, born in Hoboken, New Jersey, tennis star, 1989 French Open
1971 Jose Solano, born in Inglewood, California, actor, played Manny Gutierrez on Baywatch, listed as '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by YM Magazine, nominated for the ALMA Award
1971 Gilbert Brown, NFL defensive tackle, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1971 Jason Marshall, Cranbrook, NHL defenseman, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1971 Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer and actress, Miss Siagon
1971 Lisa Fernandez, Lakewood California, softball pitcher, 1996 Olympics gold
1971 Max Lane, NFL tackle for the New England Patriots
1971 Mohammed Sylla, soccer player, Willem II, FC Martigues
1971 Rico Mack, WLAF linebacker for the Amsterdam Admirals
1970 Adam Keefe, born in Irvine, California, professional basketball player, power forward, played in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz for nine years
1970 Dominic Roussel, Hull, NHL goalie, Winnipeg Jets
1970 Leo Stefan, hockey forward, Team Germany 1998
1969 Kahryn Tough, Calgary Alberta, volleyball 1996 Olympics
1969 Leslie Spalding, Billings MT, golfer, Montana Women's Amat-90, 91
1969 Mark Chmura, NFL tight end, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1969 Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots
1968 Abeyratne Samarasekera, UAE cricket all-rounder, 1996 World Cup
1968 Jayson Williams, NBA center, New Jersey Nets
1968 Jeri Ryan, actress, 7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager
1968 Johanne Samarasekera, UAE cricket opening bowler, 96 World Cup
1968 Reggie Rivers, NFL running back for the Denver Broncos
1967 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing, Finland, 1998 Olympics
1967 Steve Broussard, NFL running back for the Seattle Seahawks
1966 Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman for the New York Islanders
1966 Resga Riggins, Trussville Alabama, Miss Alabama-America 1991
1966 Thorsten Kaye, soap actor, Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers
1965 Chris Dudley, NBA center, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers
1965 Joe Reekie, Victoria, NHL defenseman for the Washington Capitals
1965 Pat LaFontaine, born in St. Louis, Missouri, NHL center, New York Islanders, New York Rangers
1964 Gigi Fernandez, Beatriz, San Juan PR, U.S. tennis star, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics
1964 Jim Wicek, New York City, actor, Ben-Ryan's Hope
1963 Dave Besteman, Madison Wis, speed skater 1994 Olympics
1963 Devon Malcolm, cricketer, in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95
1963 Vijay Singh, Lautoka Fiji, PGA golfer, 1993 Buick Classic
1962 Lenda Murray, born in Detroit, Michigan, body builder, 4X Ms Olympia
1962 Lisa Jacquin, equestrian show jumper 1996 Olympics
1962 Steve Irwin, born in Essedon, Australia, wildlife expert, television personality, 'The Crocodile Hunter', wildlife documentary series, owned and operated Australia Zoo
1961 Debbie Linden, born in Glasgow, Scotland, actress, Kenny Everett Show
1961 Don Van Spall, guitarist, Sleeze Beez
1961 Marla O'Hara, Gardena California, WPVA volleyballer, Santa Cruz-3rd-1991
1961 Mike Morris, NFL center for the Minnesota Vikings
1959 Susan Benjamin, actress, Tracy-Accidental Family
1958 Kyle MacLachlan, Yakima, Washington, actor, Blue Velvet, Dune, Hidden
1956 Amy Alcott, born in Kansas City, Missouri, LPGA golfer, 1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore
1955 Tim Young, born in Ontario, Canada, athlete, former professional ice hockey center in the National Hockey League
1952 James Philip Bagian, Philadelphia, MDPE/astronaut, STS-29, STS-40
1952 Wayne John Levi, Little Falls, New York, PGA golfer, 1983 Buick Open
1952 Bill Frist, born in Nashville, Tennessee, physician, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, U.S. Senate Majority Leader 2003 - 2007
1951 Harley O. Staggers, Jr., born in Washington, D.C., Representative-D-West Virginia 1983 - 1993
1950 Ellen Greene, born in Brooklyn, New York, vocalist/actress, Little Shoppe of Horrors
1950 Julie Walters, England, actress, Educating Rita, Prick Up Your Ears
1950 Julius Erving, ABA/NBA forward, Virg Squirers, New York Nets, Philadelphia 76ers
1950 Miou-Miou, Paris, France, actress, Dog Day, My Other Husband
1950 Sylvette Miou-Miou, Paris, France, actress, Bottom Line, Menage
1950 Julius Irving, born in Roosevelt, New York, basketball, helped legitimize the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA), inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame
1949 Leslie Charleson, Kansas City Missouri, actress, Monica-General Hospital
1949 Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer, world champ 1975, 77, 84
1948 Dennis Awtrey, NBA center, Chicago Bulls, Suns
1947 John Wiley Bryant, born in Lake Jackson, Texas, Representative-D-Texas 1983 - 1997
1946 Dan Millman, born in America, author, wrote, published 14 self-help books focusing on human potential, wrote 'The Life You Were Born to Live'
1945 Oliver, rock vocalist, Good Morning Starshine, Jean
1944 E J Peaker, Tulsa Oklahoma, actress, That's Life
1944 Jonathan Demme, born in Baldwin, New York, actor and director, Caged Heat, Swing Shift
1944 Ranjit Fernando, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper, 1975 World Cup
1944 Tom Okker, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, tennis player, nickname, The Flying Dutchman, world's top doubles player, 1969, world's top ten singles player for 17 years
1943 David Skaggs, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Representative-D-Colorado 1987 - 1999
1943 Dick Van Arsdale, NBA all-star, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns
1943 Tom Van Arsdale, NBA all-star, Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil
1943 Terry Eagleton, English Critic
1940 Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward, Chicago Bulls
1940 Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader, Pan-African Congress
1940 Julian Chagrin, London, mime/actor, Golddiggers
1939 Steve Barber, pitcher, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
1938 Bobby Hendricks, U.S. soul vocalist, Itchy Twitchy Feeling
1938 Ishmael Reed, U.S., author, Last Days of Louisiana Red
1937 Dubravko Detoni, composer
1937 Joanna Russ, U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, Female Man, Alyx
1937 Noel Murphy, British rugby player
1937 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
1937 Tommy Aaron, Gainesville Georgia, PGA golfer, 1973 Masters
1936 Ernie K-Doe, Ernest Kador Jr, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, rocker
1935 Ineke Haas-Berger, Dutch MP, PvdA
1934 George "Sparky" Anderson, South Dakota, baseball manager, Reds, Tigers
1934 Thomas Paul, born in Chicago, Illinois, bass, New York City Opera 1963-70
1933 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, England, Duchess of Kent
1932 Edward Kennedy, American Politician
1930 Allison Hayes, Washington, actress, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
1930 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor, Limbourg Daily
1929 Marni Nixon, singer, for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood and Deborah Kerr
1929 Ryne Duren, near-sighted pitcher, New York Yankees
1928 Bruce Forsyth, born in London, England, comedian/TV host, Generation Game
1928 Paul Dooley, Parkensburg, West Virginia, actor, 16 Candles, Strange Brew, Wedding
1927 David Ahlstrom, composer
1927 Donald May, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45
1926 Bud Yorkin, producer, All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy
1925 Edward Gorey, Chicago, author/artist, Curious Sofa
1925 Gerard Hoffnung, Berlin Germany, artist/humorist/musician
1925 Guy Mitchell, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle
1925 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
1922 Andre Asriel, born in Germany, composer, winner of 1951 National Prize for East Germany
1922 Felix Werder, composer
1921 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, dictator
1920 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
1920 Del Wood, born in Nashville, Tennessee, given name Polly Adelaide Hendricks Hazelwood, singer, pianist, recorded for Tennessee Records label, performed on the Grand Ole Opry
1920 Giulietta Masina, Italy, actress, La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik
1919 Jiri Pauer, composer
1918 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner for the Oakland A's
1918 Don Pardo, Westfield Massachusetts, TV announcer, Jeopardy, SNL
1918 Robert Wadlow, Alton, Illinois, tallest known human, 2.72 m, 8' 11.1"
1918 Sid Abel, NHLer, 1948-49 Hart Trophy
1917 Harmen van Rossum, civil servant/resistance fighter, WW II
1917 Jack Robertson, cricketer, superb England batsman only played 11 Tests
1917 Jane Bowles, born in New York, New York, writer, playwright, wrote 'Two Serious Ladies', 'In The Summer House', works admired by Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, John Ashbery
1915 Dan Seymour, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, We the People, Sing It Again
1915 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ, 1947 fight of year
1914 Henry Reed, English Writer
1910 Al Sears, jazz performer
1910 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
1910 Nicholas Monsarrat, Liverpool England, novelist
1909 Roderick Barclay, diplomat
1908 John Mills, England, actor, Big Sleep, King Rat, War and Peace
1908 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela, 1945-48, 1958-64
1907 Robert Young, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby MD
1907 Sheldon Leonard, New York City, actor and director, Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie
1906 Edmund von Borck, composer
1905 Luis Sandi, composer
1904 Peter Hurd, Roswell, New Mexico, painter, Portrait of Jose Herrera
1903 Morley Callaghan, Canada, author, Toronto Star, Native Argosy
1902 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author, Das Klavichord
1901 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, U.S. Supreme Court justice, 1957-62
1901 Mildred Davis, Pennsylvania, actress, Grandma's Boy
1901 Stefan Lorant, born in Budapest, Hungary, writer, Hungarian-American filmmaker, photojournalist, made fourteen films in Vienna and Berlin, opposed to Adolph Hitler, imprisoned, wrote memoir 'I was Hitler's Prisoner'
1900 Evald Aav, born in Talinn, Estonia, composer, studied music with Artur Kapp, composed Estonian opera Vikerlased (The Vikings), modeled after Tchaikovsky's composition style
1900 Giorgios Seferis, Greece, poet, Nobel 1963
1900 Luis Brunel, Calanda Spain, director, Tristana, Phantom of Liberty
1900 Sean O'Faolain, John Whelan, Ire, writer, Murder at Cobbler's Hulk
1899 Dwight Frye, Salina, Kansas, actor, Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein
1898 Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
1896 Edvin Wide, Sweden, 10K runner 1924 Olympics silver
1896 Enid Markey, born in Dillon, Colorado, actress, Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy
1896 Nacio Herb Brown, U.S. composer
1896 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic, Occupied City
1895 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, founder, Peruvian Aprista Party
1894 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
1892 David Dubinsky, labor leader, Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom
1892 Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist, Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize
1891 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer, Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium
1891 Lucien Cailliet, composer
1889 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher, Roman Britain
1889 Robin G. Collingwood, English Philosopher
1887 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author, Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award
1886 Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
1884 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
1883 Alfred Wikenhauser, German RC exegetist, John-Apokalyps
1883 Jaroslav Kocian, composer
1883 Marguerite Clark, voice, Snow White
1882 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer, Perpetua
1879 Johannes Bronsted, Danish physical chemist, acid-base reactions
1877 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
1874 Bill Klem, American Athlete
1873 Muhammad Iqbal, Dutch East Indies lawyer/poet/philosopher
1868 Henri Polak, union leader/politician, soc-dem
1865 Otto Modersohn, German painter
1864 Jules Renard, France, writer, Poil de Carotte
1857 Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast and receive radio waves
1857 Robert Baden-Powell, founder, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides
1852 Pieter K Pel, internist, Pel-Ebstein fever
1850 Isaac L. Rice, Germany, namesake of Columbia University's Rice stadium
1844 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer
1843 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer, Inocencia
1843 Horst Koehler, German Statesman
1842 Carl Rosa, Hamburg Germany, founder, Rosa opera company
1842 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor, Ukkel
1840 F August Bebel, German social-democrat
1840 August Bebel, German Politician
1838 Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discoverer of hydrogen in Sun
1836 Eduard Wachmann, composer
1834 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
1833 Josef Foerster, composer
1828 Robert Alexander Cameron, Major General Union volunteers
1827 James Barnet Fry, Major General Union Army
1822 Adolf Kuszmaul, German physician, stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease
1821 Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1819 Bernardo Calvo Puig, composer
1819 James Russell Lowell, poet and critic /diplomat/abolitionist
1817 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, composer and conductor
1814 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer
1810 Frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer
1810 Holger Simon Paulli, composer
1798 Charles Mynn Thruston, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1797 William I, Berlin, King of Prussia, 1861-88, German Emperor, 1871-88
1796 Adolphe Quetelet, born in Belgium, mathematician, astronomer, and statistician
1788 Arthur Schopenhauer, Germany, philosopher, Great Pessimist
1779 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, composer
1778 Rembrandt Peale, portrait/historical painter, Court of Death
1773 Matthijs I van Bree, Flemish, court, painter
1772 Joseph Lipavsky, composer
1772 Karl Jacob Wagner, composer
1770 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
1764 Alexander Campbell, composer
1761 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer
1761 Jacob Kimball, composer
1749 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
1748 Timothy Dexter, American Businessman
1745 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
1732 George Washington, born in Virginia, 1st President, 1789 - 1797
1705 Peter Arctedius, Swedish biologist
1684 William Pulteney, London, statesman, Earl of Bath
1634 Petrus "Pieter" van Schooten, fortress architect
1599 Anthony Van Dyck, Antwerp Belgium, painter
1573 Gemignano Capilupi, composer
1542 Santino Garsi, composer
1533 Peter Bornemisza, Hungarian vicar/author/publisher, Tragoedia
1514 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia, 1524 - 1576, author, Tazkire-i Shah
1440 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
1403 Charles VII, King of France, 1422-61, drove out English