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22nd of May 0853 EVENT A Byzantine fleet sacks and destroys undefended Damietta in Egypt
22nd of May 1176 EVENT The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
22nd of May 1377 EVENT Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
22nd of May 1455 EVENT Wars of the Roses: at the First Battle of St Albans, Richard, Duke of York, defeats and captures King Henry VI of England.
22nd of May 1762 EVENT Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg.
22nd of May 1807 EVENT A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
22nd of May 1807 EVENT Most of the English town of Chudleigh is destroyed by fire
22nd of May 1809 EVENT On the second and last day of the Battle of Aspern-Essling (near Vienna), Napoleon is repelled by an enemy army for the first time.
22nd of May 1819 EVENT The SS Savannah leaves port at Savannah, Georgia, United States, on a voyage to become the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship arrived at Liverpool, England on June 20.
22nd of May 1826 EVENT HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
22nd of May 1840 EVENT The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
22nd of May 1842 EVENT Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns when they stumble upon a large hole in the ground.
22nd of May 1843 EVENT Thousands of people and their cattle head west via wagon train from Independence, Missouri to what would later become the Oregon Territory. It is part of the Great Migration. They follow what is now known as the Oregon Trail.
22nd of May 1844 EVENT Persian Prophet The Bab announces his revelation, founding Babism. He announces to the world the coming of "He whom God shall make manifest". He is considered the forerunner of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith.
22nd of May 1848 EVENT Slavery is abolished in Martinique.
22nd of May 1856 EVENT Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas").
22nd of May 1871 EVENT The U.S. Army issued an order for abandonment of Fort Kearny in Nebraska.
22nd of May 1872 EVENT Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
22nd of May 1897 EVENT The Blackwall Tunnel under the River Thames is officially opened
22nd of May 1903 EVENT Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
22nd of May 1906 EVENT The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine".
22nd of May 1915 EVENT Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
22nd of May 1915 EVENT Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
22nd of May 1936 EVENT Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
22nd of May 1939 EVENT World War II: Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
22nd of May 1942 EVENT Mexico enters World War II on the side of the Allies.
22nd of May 1942 EVENT World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
22nd of May 1942 EVENT The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
22nd of May 1947 EVENT Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.
22nd of May 1958 EVENT Sri Lankan riots of 1958: This riot is a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamils.
22nd of May 1960 EVENT An earthquake measuring 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale, now known as the Great Chilean Earthquake, hits southern Chile. It is the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
22nd of May 1962 EVENT Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board.
22nd of May 1963 EVENT Assassination attempt of Greek left-wing politician Gregoris Lambrakis, who will die five days afterwards.
22nd of May 1964 EVENT U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an "end to poverty and racial injustice" in America.
22nd of May 1967 EVENT The L'Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium, burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
22nd of May 1968 EVENT The nuclear-powered submarine the USS Scorpion sinks with 99 men aboard 400 miles southwest of the Azores.
22nd of May 1969 EVENT Apollo 10's lunar module flies within 8.4 nautical miles (16 km) of the moon's surface.
22nd of May 1972 EVENT Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name to Sri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
22nd of May 1980 EVENT Namco releases the highly influential arcade game Pac-Man.
22nd of May 1987 EVENT Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
22nd of May 1990 EVENT North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
22nd of May 1990 EVENT Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system.
22nd of May 1992 EVENT After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
22nd of May 1992 EVENT Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
22nd of May 1997 EVENT Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
22nd of May 1998 EVENT Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
22nd of May 2002 EVENT In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
22nd of May 2002 EVENT American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
22nd of May 2003 EVENT In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sorenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
22nd of May 2004 EVENT The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles (4.0 km) wide, which kills one resident.
22nd of May 2008 EVENT The Late-May 2008 tornado outbreak sequence unleashes 235 tornadoes, including an EF4 and an EF5 tornado, between 22 May and 31 May 2008. The tornadoes struck 19 states and one Canadian province.
22nd of May 1622 BIRTHDAY Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French governor of New France (d. 1698)
22nd of May 1715 BIRTHDAY Francois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)
22nd of May 1724 BIRTHDAY Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)
22nd of May 1770 BIRTHDAY Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
22nd of May 1772 BIRTHDAY Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833)
22nd of May 1783 BIRTHDAY William Sturgeon, English physicist and inventor (d. 1850)
22nd of May 1808 BIRTHDAY Gerard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)
22nd of May 1813 BIRTHDAY Richard Wagner, German composer (d. 1883)
22nd of May 1823 BIRTHDAY Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)
22nd of May 1823 BIRTHDAY Isabella Glyn, British actress (d. 1889)
22nd of May 1841 BIRTHDAY Catulle Mendes, French poet (d. 1909)
22nd of May 1844 BIRTHDAY Mary Cassatt, American artist (d. 1926)
22nd of May 1844 BIRTHDAY Abdul-Baha, Son of Baha'u'llah (d. 1921)
22nd of May 1849 BIRTHDAY Louis Perrier, Swiss politician (d. 1913)
22nd of May 1859 BIRTHDAY Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and writer (d. 1930)
22nd of May 1874 BIRTHDAY Daniel Francois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1959)
22nd of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer (d. 1947)
22nd of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
22nd of May 1885 BIRTHDAY Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
22nd of May 1885 BIRTHDAY Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (d. 1957)
22nd of May 1891 BIRTHDAY Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
22nd of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Yvonne de Gaulle, widow of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
22nd of May 1901 BIRTHDAY Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
22nd of May 1902 BIRTHDAY Al Simmons, American baseball player (d. 1956)
22nd of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
22nd of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
22nd of May 1904 BIRTHDAY Pyotr Sobolevsky, Soviet actor (d. 1977)
22nd of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Herge, Belgian comic-book creator (d. 1983)
22nd of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Laurence Olivier, English stage and screen actor (d. 1989)
22nd of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
22nd of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
22nd of May 1910 BIRTHDAY Johnny Olson, American game show announcer (d. 1985)
22nd of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born mathematical psychologist and pianist (d. 2007)
22nd of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Herbert C. Brown, English-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
22nd of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
22nd of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Edward Arthur Thompson, British historian (d. 1994)
22nd of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Vance Packard, American author (d. 1996)
22nd of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
22nd of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)
22nd of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Nathan Davis, American actor (d. 2008)
22nd of May 1920 BIRTHDAY Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (d. 2004)
22nd of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
22nd of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Charles Aznavour, Armenian-French singer, actor, and composer
22nd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY James King, American tenor (d. 2005)
22nd of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Jean Tinguely, Swiss artist (d. 1991)
22nd of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Phil Tucker, American director
22nd of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Michael Constantine, American actor
22nd of May 1927 BIRTHDAY George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-born chemist, Nobel laureate
22nd of May 1928 BIRTHDAY T. Boone Pickens, Jr., American businessman
22nd of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Kenny Ball, British musician
22nd of May 1930 BIRTHDAY Harvey Milk, American politician and civil rights activist (d. 1978)
22nd of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Peter Nero, American musician
22nd of May 1934 BIRTHDAY Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
22nd of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Ron Piche, Canadian baseball player
22nd of May 1936 BIRTHDAY M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
22nd of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Richard Benjamin, American actor
22nd of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)
22nd of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Bernard Shaw, American television journalist
22nd of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor
22nd of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
22nd of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
22nd of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Martha Langbein, German athlete
22nd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Ted Kaczynski. American terrorist, known as the Unabomber
22nd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
22nd of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
22nd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Tommy John, American baseball player
22nd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
22nd of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
22nd of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Vaiko, Indian politician
22nd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY George Best, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2005)
22nd of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager
22nd of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and a NASA astrophysicist (d. 1997)
22nd of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Richard Baker, American politician
22nd of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Bernie Taupin, English songwriter
22nd of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
22nd of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Bianchi, American serial killer
22nd of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Bernhard Brinkmann, German politician
22nd of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Cha Bum-Kun, Korean footballer
22nd of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Doris Barnett, German politician
22nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Dale Winton, British radio DJ and television presenter
22nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)
22nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Jerry Dammers, English musician (The Specials)
22nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Chalmers "Spanky" Alford, American jazz guitarist (d. 2008)
22nd of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Iva Davies, Australian rock star (Icehouse)
22nd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Al Corley, American actor and producer
22nd of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (d. 2008)
22nd of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Gary Sweet, Australian actor
22nd of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Lisa Murkowski, American politician
22nd of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Denise Welch, English actress and presenter
22nd of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Steven Morrissey, English singer
22nd of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
22nd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Mike Breen, American sportscaster
22nd of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Ann Cusack, American actress
22nd of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
22nd of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Ashley Renee, American fetish model
22nd of May 1965 BIRTHDAY Fanis Christodoulou, Greek basketball player
22nd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
22nd of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Jose Mesa, Dominican baseball player
22nd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY John Vanderslice, American musician
22nd of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Brooke Smith, American actress
22nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian
22nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Randy Brown, American basketball player
22nd of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Graham Linehan, Irish television writer and director (Black Books, The IT Crowd)
22nd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Naomi Campbell, British model and actress
22nd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
22nd of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Paddy Atkinson, English footballer and assistant manager
22nd of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
22nd of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Raimund Marasigan,Filipino Musician
22nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Anna Belknap, American actress
22nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Annabel Chong, Singapore-born pornographic actress
22nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Riley Dobi Noel, American convicted murderer (d. 2004)
22nd of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Alison Eastwood, American actress and model
22nd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Julian Tavarez, Dominican baseball player
22nd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor
22nd of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Danny Tiatto, Australian footballer
22nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Sean Gunn, American actor
22nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY John Bale, American baseball player
22nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Graham Fenton, English footballer
22nd of May 1974 BIRTHDAY A. J. Langer, American actress
22nd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Janne Niinimaa, Finnish ice-hockey player
22nd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
22nd of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Salva Ballesta, Spanish footballer
22nd of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Daniel Erlandsson, drummer of Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy
22nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Vinnie Potestivo, American TV producer
22nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Tom Chambers, British actor
22nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler
22nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Sean Og O hAilpin, Irish hurler
22nd of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Dre Bly, American football player
22nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress
22nd of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Katie Price, British model and reality TV personality
22nd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Maggie Q, American actress
22nd of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Nadia Khan, Pakistani TV presenter
22nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Steven Baker, Australian Australian rules footballer
22nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Rhett Fisher, American actor and musician
22nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Chad Tracy, American baseball player
22nd of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (d. 2009)
22nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
22nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
22nd of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player
22nd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
22nd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Alex Smith, American football player
22nd of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Erin McNaught, Australian beauty paegent and TV presenter
22nd of May 1983 BIRTHDAY John Hopkins, American motorcycling racer
22nd of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Joe Lauzon, American martial artist
22nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer
22nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY CariDee English, American model
22nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Graham Harrell, American football player
22nd of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
22nd of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Luca Gentili, Italian footballer
22nd of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Matt Jarvis, English international footballer
22nd of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player
22nd of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Emre Anuk, German footballer
22nd of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Chinami Tokunaga, Japanese singer
22nd of May 0192 DEATH Dong Zhuo, Chancellor of Han (slain by his adoptive son Lu Bu) (Born 138)
22nd of May 0337 DEATH Constantine the Great, Roman Emperor (Born 272)
22nd of May 0748 DEATH Empress Gensho of Japan (Born 680)
22nd of May 0985 DEATH Saint Bobo of Provence
22nd of May 1068 DEATH Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (Born 1025)
22nd of May 1455 DEATH Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician
22nd of May 1455 DEATH Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (Born 1406)
22nd of May 1457 DEATH Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (Born 1381)
22nd of May 1538 DEATH John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (Born 1471)
22nd of May 1540 DEATH Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian (Born 1483)
22nd of May 1666 DEATH Gaspar Schott, German scientist (Born 1608)
22nd of May 1667 DEATH Pope Alexander VII (Born 1599)
22nd of May 1745 DEATH Francois-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader (Born 1671)
22nd of May 1746 DEATH Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (Born 1660)
22nd of May 1760 DEATH Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi (Born 1700)
22nd of May 1772 DEATH Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian (Born 1687)
22nd of May 1795 DEATH Ewald Friedrich, Count von Hertzberg, Prussian statesman (Born 1725)
22nd of May 1851 DEATH Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (Born 1755)
22nd of May 1859 DEATH King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (Born 1810)
22nd of May 1861 DEATH Thornsbury Bailey Brown, first Union soldier to be killed by a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (Born 1829)
22nd of May 1868 DEATH Julius Plucker, German mathematician and physicist (Born 1801)
22nd of May 1885 DEATH Victor Hugo, French author (Born 1802)
22nd of May 1901 DEATH Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (Born 1869)
22nd of May 1910 DEATH Jules Renard, French author (Born 1864)
22nd of May 1932 DEATH Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Born 1852)
22nd of May 1939 DEATH Ernst Toller, German author (Born 1893)
22nd of May 1939 DEATH Jiri Mahen, Czech author (Born 1882)
22nd of May 1965 DEATH Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (Born 1882)
22nd of May 1966 DEATH Tom Goddard, English cricketer (Born 1900)
22nd of May 1967 DEATH Langston Hughes, American writer (Born 1902)
22nd of May 1972 DEATH Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (Born 1904)
22nd of May 1972 DEATH Margaret Rutherford, English actress (Born 1892)
22nd of May 1975 DEATH Lefty Grove, American baseball player (Born 1900)
22nd of May 1983 DEATH Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1899)
22nd of May 1985 DEATH Wolfgang Reitherman, German-American Disney animator, director and producer (Born 1909)
22nd of May 1988 DEATH Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (Born 1914)
22nd of May 1989 DEATH Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (Born 1953)
22nd of May 1990 DEATH Rocky Graziano, American boxer (Born 1922)
22nd of May 1991 DEATH Stan Mortensen, English professional footballer (Born 1921)
22nd of May 1992 DEATH Zellig Harris, American linguist (Born 1909)
22nd of May 1997 DEATH Renzo Montagnani, Italian actor (Born 1930)
22nd of May 1997 DEATH Alfred Hershey, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1908)
22nd of May 1998 DEATH Jose Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist (Born 1910)
22nd of May 1998 DEATH John Derek, American actor, director and photographer (Born 1926)
22nd of May 2003 DEATH Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabe shooting victim
22nd of May 2004 DEATH Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (Born 1945)
22nd of May 2004 DEATH Richard Biggs, American actor (Born 1960)
22nd of May 2005 DEATH Julia Randall, American poet (Born 1924)
22nd of May 2005 DEATH Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (Born 1914)
22nd of May 2005 DEATH Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (Born 1914)
22nd of May 2006 DEATH Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organisation (Born 1945)
22nd of May 2006 DEATH Heather Crowe, Canadian activist (Born 1945)
22nd of May 2008 DEATH Robert Asprin, American author (Born 1946)

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