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Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (May 22, 1924-)

Shahnour Vaghenag Aznavourian, better known by his stage name Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Besides being one of France's most popular and enduring singers, he is also one of the best-known singers in the world. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Johannes R. Becher

Johannes R. Becher (May 22, 1891-October 11, 1958)

Johannes Robert Becher was a German politician, novelist, and poet. He was affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany before World War II. At one time, he was part of the literary avant-garde, writing in an expressionist style. Wikipedia
Max Brooks

Max Brooks (May 22, 1972-)

Maximillian Michael "Max" Brooks is an American horror author and screenwriter. He is the son of comedy filmmaker Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft. Brooks's writing focuses on zombie stories. Brooks is also a television and voice-over actor. Wikipedia
New York City
Herbert C. Brown

Herbert C. Brown (May 22, 1912-December 19, 2004)

Herbert Charles Brown was a chemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for his work with organoboranes. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Cheryl Campbell (May 22, 1949-)

Cheryl Campbell is an English actor of stage, film and television. Wikipedia
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859-July 7, 1930)

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Wikipedia
Edinburgh, Scotland
Crowborough, Sussex, England

Jean-Louis Curtis (May 22, 1917-November 11, 1995)

Jean-Louis Curtis, pseudonym of Louis Laffitte, was a French novelist best known for his second novel 'The Forests of the Night', which won France's highest literary award the Prix Goncourt in 1947. He is the author of over 30 novels. Wikipedia
Rupert Davies

Rupert Davies (May 22, 1916-November 22, 1976)

Rupert Davies was a British actor best remembered for playing the title role in the BBC's 1960s television adaptation of 'Maigret', based on Georges Simenon's 'Maigret' novels. Wikipedia
Liverpool, England
London, England
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic (May 22, 1987-)

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Wikipedia
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia

Bob Dyer (May 22, 1909-January 9, 1984)

Robert Neal "Bob" Dies OBE, who took the stage name of Bob Dyer, was a Gold Logie-award winning American-born vaudeville entertainer and singer, radio and television personality, and radio and television quiz show host who made his name in Australia. Dyer is best known for the long-running radio and then television quiz show, 'Pick a Box'. At the... Wikipedia
Hartsville County, Tennessee

Michael Green (physicist) (May 22, 1946-)

Michael Boris Green FRS is a British physicist and one of the pioneers of string theory. Currently a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a Fellow in Clare Hall, Cambridge in England, he succeeded Stephen Hawking on 1 November 2009 as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. Wikipedia
London

George S. Hammond (May 22, 1921-October 5, 2005)

George Simms Hammond was a chemist at Iowa State University and the California Institute of Technology. Born and raised in Auburn, Maine, he attended nearby Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1943. Wikipedia
Auburn, Maine
George H. Heilmeier

George H. Heilmeier (May 22, 1936-April 21, 2014)

George Harry Heilmeier was an American engineer, manager, and a pioneering contributor to liquid crystal displays, for which he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Heilmeier's work is an IEEE Milestone. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Plano, Texas
Martyn Jacques

Martyn Jacques (May 22, 1959-)

Martyn Jacques is a British musician, singer and songwriter mostly known as the founder and front man of cult British trio The Tiger Lillies. Wikipedia
Guy Marchand

Guy Marchand (May 22, 1937-)

Guy Marchand is a French actor, musician and singer. He is best known for his role as the main character in the French police procedural series Nestor Burma. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927-April 5, 2014)

Peter Matthiessen was an American novelist, naturalist, wilderness writer and CIA agent. A co-founder of the literary magazine 'The Paris Review', he was a three-time National Book Award winner. He was also a prominent environmental activist. His nonfiction featured nature and travel, notably 'The Snow Leopard' and American Indian issues and... Wikipedia
New York City, United States
Sagaponack, New York

Kieth Merrill (May 22, 1940-)

Kieth W. Merrill is an American filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and producer in the film industry since 1967. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Directors Guild of America, and received an Academy Award for 'The Great American Cowboy' and a nomination for 'Amazon'. Wikipedia
Morrissey

Morrissey (May 22, 1959-)

Steven Patrick Morrissey, commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is a British singer and lyricist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten... Wikipedia
Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
George Andrew Olah

George Andrew Olah (May 22, 1927-)

George Andrew Olah is a Hungarian and American chemist. His research involves the generation and reactivity of carbocations via superacids. For this research, Olah was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1994. He has also been awarded the Priestley Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Chemical Society and F.A. Cotton Medal for... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Laurence Olivier

Laurence Olivier (May 22, 1907-July 11, 1989)

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, /ˈlɒɹəns kɜːɹ ɒˈlɪvi.eɪ/ OM was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in... Wikipedia
Dorking, Surrey, England, UK
Ashurst, West Sussex, England, UK
Vance Packard

Vance Packard (May 22, 1914-December 12, 1996)

Vance Packard was an American journalist, social critic, and author. Wikipedia
Granville Summit, Pennsylvania
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
T. Boone Pickens

T. Boone Pickens (May 22, 1928-)

Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. With an estimated net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by 'Forbes' as the 328th-richest person in America and... Wikipedia
Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.
Anne Grete Preus

Anne Grete Preus (May 22, 1957-)

Anne Grete Preus is a Norwegian singer. She was a rock artist in Norway in the 1980s and 1990s, first as member of the bands Veslefrikk and Can Can, and later as a solo artist. She has released nine solo albums, and has won the Spellemannprisen and other awards multiple times. Wikipedia
Haugesund, Norway

Thomas Schlamme (May 22, 1950-)

Thomas David Schlamme is an American television director, known particularly for his collaboration with Aaron Sorkin. He has also been a producer. Wikipedia
Houston, Texas, USA

Seema (actress) (May 22, 1957-)

Seema is an Indian actress. She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, nine in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi. Seema is still active in the movie industry. Wikipedia
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Al Simmons

Al Simmons (May 22, 1902-May 26, 1956)

Aloysius Harry Simmons, born Aloisius Szymanski, was an American baseball player. He played for two decades in the major leagues as an outfielder, and had his best years as a member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics during the 1930s. Simmons was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. Wikipedia
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert Gordon Sproul (May 22, 1891-September 10, 1975)

Robert Gordon Sproul was eleventh President of the University of California serving from 1930 to 1958. Wikipedia
Kay Unger

Kay Unger (May 22, 1945-)

Kay Unger is an American fashion designer. Until July 2012 she was the creative head and public face of Phoebe Company LLC and its brands; Kay Unger New York, Phoebe Couture, Unger by Kay Unger and Kay J’s by Kay Unger. She has recently decided to focus on her philanthropy. Kay resides in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood where her two sons often... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Nedumudi Venu

Nedumudi Venu (May 22, 1948-)

K. Venu Gopal, known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film. Wikipedia
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Denise Welch

Denise Welch (May 22, 1958-)

Jacqueline Denise Welch is an English actress, dancer and television presenter best known for her roles as Natalie Barnes in 'Coronation Street' and Steph Haydock in 'Waterloo Road', and for presenting on 'Loose Women' from 2002 onwards. Welch had been a contestant on 'Dancing on Ice', in January 2011, partnered with Matt Evers. In January 2012,... Wikipedia
Co Durham, England, United Kingdom
Betty Williams (Nobel laureate)

Betty Williams (Nobel laureate) (May 22, 1943-)

Betty Williams in the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland, is a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 for her work as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an organisation dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Garry Wills (May 22, 1934-)

Garry Wills is a prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Roman Catholic Church. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Paul Winfield

Paul Winfield (May 22, 1939-March 7, 2004)

Paul Edward Winfield was an American television, film and stage actor. He was known for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper who struggles to support his family during the Great Depression in the landmark film 'Sounder', which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1978 television miniseries 'King',... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.