May 22 Birthdays in History - May 22 Deaths - May 22 Events
1978 Katie Price, born in Brighton, England, Jordan, model, businesswoman, television personality, tabloid, celebrity magazine subject, topless model, appeared on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' show
1976 Christian Vande Velde, born in Chicago, Illinois, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1975 Jaane Niinimaa, Raahe FIN, NHL defenseman, Finland, Bronze Medal 1998 Olympics
1974 Greg Jones, linebacker for the Washington Redskins
1973 Aaron Graham, corner for the Arizona Cardinals
1973 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics
1973 Julian Tavarez, Santiago, Dominican Republic, pitcher, Cleveland Indians
1973 Leslie Ratliffe, WLAF offensive tackle for the Rhein Fire
1972 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress, Tightrope
1972 Mike Hollis, NFL kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1972 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end for the Washington Redskins
1971 Corey Croom, NFL running back for the New England Patriots
1971 Troy Barnhart, Hanford California, water polo 2m offense 1996 Olympics
1970 Clyde Johnson, cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs
1970 Eric Wunderlich, U.S., 200m breaststroke, Olympics-7th-96
1970 Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner for the Arizona Cardinals
1970 Naomi Campbell, born in London, England, model/actress, Cool as Ice, Unzipped
1969 Tim Wiley, Lexington Massachusetts, kayak alternate for 1996 Olympics
1969 Vaughn Eshelman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
1969 Cathy McMorris, American Politician
1968 Alan Levine, Park Ridge, Illinois, pitcher, Chicago White Sox
1968 Brent Geiberger, Santa Barbara, California, Nike golfer, 1994 Queen Mary-2nd
1968 Carmie Vairo, Vancouver BC, softball infielder 1996 Olympics
1968 Mike Harbold, Oakland, California, sprint kayak 1996 Olympics
1968 Randy Brown, NBA guard, Chicago Bulls
1966 Donald Royal, NBA forward, Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic
1966 Jose Mesa, Azua, Dominican Republic, pitcher, Cleveland Indians
1965 Chris A. Bridges, American Author
1962 Andrew Donald Magee, Paris, France, PGA golfer, 1988 Pensacola Open
1961 Dana Williams, Dayton Ohio, singer, Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle
1959 Ed Fry, actor, Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World
1959 Morrissey, British rock vocalist, Everyday is Like Sunday
1959 [Patrick] Morrissey, rocker, Depeche Mode-Somebody
1959 Steven Morrissey, English Musician
1957 Lisa Murkowski, American Politician
1956 Douglas Heyes, Jr., born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Captains and Kings, Aspen
1955 Iva Davies, rock guitarist and vocalist, Icehouse
1955 Sam Coppersmith, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Representative-D-Arizona 1993 - 1995
1954 Jerry Dammers, keyboardist, Specials-Special
1953 John Edward Stevens, New York City, bank robber, FBI Most Wanted List
1952 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
1952 R. W. Eaks, Colorado Springs CO, Nike golfer, 1990 Quicksilver Open
1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist, writes with Elton John
1948 Richard Baker, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Representative-R-Louisiana 1987 - 2008
1948 Richard H. Baker, American Politician
1947 Anthony Holden, British Journalist
1946 George Best, Irish Athlete
1943 Tommy John, pitcher, Yankee/Dodger
1942 Barbara Parkins, Vancouver BC, actress, Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum
1942 Calvin Simon, U.S. rock vocalist, Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove
1942 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
1942 Pallo Jordan, South African ANC member/heads, Radio Freedom
1941 Paul Winfield, Louisiana, actor, Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack
1941 Sebastian Forbes, composer
1940 Bernard Shaw, news correspondant, CBS, CNN
1940 Erapalli Prasanna, cricketer, one of India's big four spinners
1940 Michael Sarrazin, actor, Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They
1938 Frank Converse, actor, It's About Time, Dr. Cook's Garden, Movin' On
1938 Richard Benjamin, New York City, director/actor, Goodbye Columbus, He and She
1938 Susan Strasberg, New York City, actress, In Praise of Older Women, Manitou
1936 M. Scott Peck, American Psychologist
1934 Peter Nero, New York City, conductor/pianist, A Sunday in New York
1933 John Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist, Leventritt Award-1956
1932 Tod Dockstader, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, composer, musique concrete, electronic music, principle work, Quartermass
1930 Dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
1930 Kenny Ball, born in Essex, England, musician, lead trumpet player, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, appeared in film Live It Up!, featured with Joe Brown, Brenda Lee on Kapp Records
1930 Harvey Milk, American Politician
1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
1928 Roscoe Robinson, U.S. gospel singer
1928 T. Boone Pickens, American Businessman
1927 Eric Petrie, cricketer, New Zealand wicketkeeper of the late 1950's
1927 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor, Room 222, Don't Drink the Water
1927 George Andrew Olah, American Scientist
1925 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist, movement objects
1924 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer, Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum
1924 Claude Andre Francois Ballif, composer
1924 Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress, Hawaii Five-O
1922 Judith Crist, New York, movie critic, TV Guide
1920 Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
1920 Thomas Gold, astronomer, proposed steady-state theory of universe
1919 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium, 1966-68, 1978-79
1918 David Land, impressario
1917 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
1916 Gordon Binkerd, composer
1914 Vance Packard, Granville Summit, Pennsylvania, author, Hidden Persuaders
1913 Andrea C Bensddorp, Dutch/South African actress, Commensaal
1913 Carlyle Blackwell, Jr., California, actor, Docks of New York
1912 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP, Farmers Party
1911 Anatol Rapoport, Russian/US mathem/biologist, game theory
1910 Johnny Olson, TV announcer, Price is Right
1909 Scott McClellan, American Politician
1909 Rich Lowry, American Editor
1909 Jeff Vandermeer, American Writer
1907 Herge, Georges Remi, Belgian cartoonist, Kuifje
1907 Laurence Olivier, England, actor, Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer
1906 Harry Ritz, U.S. comic, Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie
1904 Anne de Vries, writer, Bartje
1902 Al Simmons, Milwaukee, outfielder, A's, lifetime batting avg of .334
1898 Rene de Vos, Dutch actor/composer, Jij Bent Mijn Leven
1897 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author, Waters of Babylon
1895 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher, Songs of Life
1892 Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor, From Office Stool to High C
1891 Robert Gordon Sproul, educator/college President, University of California
1885 Julio Fonseca, composer
1884 Alceo Toni, composer
1879 Eastwood Lane, composer
1879 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Noverheid/mayor
1879 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
1879 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer, Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21
1874 Daniel F Malan, premier of South Africa, 1948-54
1874 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer
1865 Enrique Morera, composer
1862 August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor
1859 Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice
1852 Emile Sauret, composer
1850 Johann Schrammel, composer
1844 Mary Cassatt, U.S., Impressionist painter, Woman Bathing
1828 Albrecht Grafe, pioneer eye surgeon; founded modern ophthalmology
1826 George Parr, cricketer, legendary Notts batsman, 1st English touring captain
1821 Alfred Sully, Major General Union volunteers
1820 Alexander Ernst Fesca, composer
1813 Richard Wagner, Leipsig Germany, composer, Ring, Flying Dutchman
1808 Gerard De Nerval, French Novelist
1804 John William, Turk, Livingston, Commander Union Navy
1783 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer
1780 Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer
1759 Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer
1755 Tench Coxe, American Economist
1722 Johannes Schmidlin, composer
1671 Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies, 1735-37