Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - May 22nd

1981 - Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler

1978 - Jordan, English model and media personality

1972 - Annabel Chong, Singapore actress

1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress

1966 - Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)

1964 - Ashley Renee, American fetish model

1960 - Hideaki Anno, Japanese director

1959 - Morrissey, English singer

1957 - Gary Sweet, Australian actor

1950 - Bernie Taupin, English songwriter

1946 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)

1943 - Tommy John, baseball player

1943 - Betty Williams, Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1942 - Theodore Kaczynski, American bomber

1942 - Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)

1941 - Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)

1940 - Bernard Shaw, American television journalist

1938 - Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)

1938 - Richard Benjamin, American actor

1936 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)

1934 - Peter Nero, American musician

1930 - John Barth, American writer

1930 - Harvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist (d. 1978)

1927 - Phil Tucker, American director

1927 - George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1925 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)

1925 - James King, American tenor (d. 2005)

1924 - Charles Aznavour, French singer, actor, and composer

1922 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)

1920 - Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004)

1917 - Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)

1914 - Vance Packard, American author (d. 1996)

1914 - Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)

1912 - Herbert C. Brown, English-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

1911 - Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born mathematical psychologist, and pianist

1910 - Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (d. 1985)

1907 - Sir Laurence Olivier, English actor and director (d. 1989)

1907 - Herge, Belgian comic book creator (d. 1983)

1903 - Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)

1902 - Al Simmons, baseball player (d. 1956)

1891 - Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)

1885 - Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)

1885 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)

1879 - Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947)

1879 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)

1874 - Daniel Francois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959)

1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and writer (d. 1930)

1849 - Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)

1844 - Mary Cassatt, American artist (d. 1926)

1841 - Catulle Mendès, French poet (d. 1909)

1813 - Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)

1808 - Gerard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)

1772 - Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)

1715 - Francois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)

1688 - Alexander Pope, English poet (d. 1744)

1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698)



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