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Notable Birthdays for May 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Musician Richard Wagner in 1813
- artist Mary Cassatt in 1844
- writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- wrestler/strongman Gama Pehlwan, born Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt, in 1978
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
- actor Laurence Olivier in 1907
- musician Sun Ra, born Herman Blount, in 1914
- critic Judith Crist in 1922
- musician Charles Aznavour in 1924
- entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens Jr. in 1928
- activist/politician Harvey Milk in 1930
- musician Peter Nero in 1934
- actor Richard Benjamin in 1938 (age 86)
- actor Paul Winfield in 1939
- journalist Bernard Shaw in 1940
- Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, in 1942
- Northern Irish political activist/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Betty Williams in 1943
- musician Bernie Taupin in 1950 (age 74)
- musician Morrissey, born Steven Patrick Morrissey, (Smiths) in 1959 (age 65)
- actor Ann Cusack in 1961 (age 63)
- musician Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms) in 1962 (age 62)
- musician Johnny Gill (New Edition/LSG) in 1966 (age 58)
- actor Brooke Smith in 1967 (age 57)
- actor Michael Kelly in 1969 (age 55)
- model/actor Naomi Campbell in 1970 (age 54)
- actor Sean Gunn in 1974 (age 50)
- actor Ginnifer Goodwin in 1978 (age 46)
- actor Maggie Q, born Margaret Denise Quigley, in 1979 (age 45)
- actor Nazanin Boniadi in 1980 (age 44)
- Olympic champion speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno in 1982 (age 42)
- Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz in 1984 (age 40)
- tennis player Novak Djokovic in 1987 (age 37)
- actor Camren Bicondova in 1999 (age 25)
- actor Peyton Elizabeth Lee in 2004 (age 20).

 


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