List of Famous people who born in 1922

Jakucho Setouchi

三谷 晴美
First Name Jakucho
Born on May 15, 1922
Died on November 9, 2021 (aged 99)

Jakucho Setouchi , formerly Harumi Setouchi , is a Buddhist nun, writer, and activist. Setouchi is noted for her biographical novels written as first-person narratives.

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Har Gobind Khorana

First Name Har
Born on January 9, 1922
Died on November 9, 2011 (aged 89)
Born in Pakistan, Punjab

Har Gobind Khorana was an Indian American biochemist. While on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshall W. Nirenberg and Robert W. Holley for research that showed the order of nucleotides in nucleic acids, which carry the genetic code of the cell and control the cell's synthesis of proteins. Khorana and Nirenberg were also awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in the same year.

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Carl Reiner

First Name Carl
Last Name Reiner
Born on March 20, 1922
Died on June 29, 2020 (aged 98)

Carl Reiner was an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, and author whose career spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he acted on and contributed sketch material for Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour, starring Sid Caesar, writing alongside Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, and Woody Allen. Reiner teamed up with Brooks and together they released several iconic comedy albums beginning with the 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (1960). Reiner was best known as the creator and producer of, and a writer and actor on, The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1965).

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Nicholas Alkemade

First Name Nicholas
Last Name Alkemade
Born on December 10, 1922
Died on June 22, 1987 (aged 64)
Spy

Nicholas Stephen Alkemade was an English tail gunner in the Royal Air Force during World War II who survived a freefall of 18,000 feet (5,490 m) without a parachute when abandoning his out-of-control, burning Avro Lancaster heavy bomber over Germany.

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Olga Ladyzhenskaya

First Name Olga
Born on March 7, 1922
Died on January 12, 2004 (aged 81)

Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya was a Russian mathematician who worked on partial differential equations, fluid dynamics, and the finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations. She received the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2002. She is the author of more than two hundred scientific works, among which are six monographs.

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Ava Gardner

Ava Lavinia Gardner
First Name Ava
Last Name Gardner
Born on December 24, 1922
Died on January 25, 1990 (aged 67)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress and singer. She first signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew critics' attention in 1946 with her performance in Robert Siodmak's Noir film The Killers. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1953 for her performance in John Ford's Mogambo, and in 1964 for best actress for both a Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for her performance in John Huston's The Night of the Iguana.

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Hiroo Onoda

First Name Hiroo
Last Name Onoda
Born on March 19, 1922
Died on January 16, 2014 (aged 91)

Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and was a Japanese holdout who did not surrender at the war's end in August 1945. After the war ended Onoda spent 29 years hiding out in the Philippines until his former commander travelled from Japan to formally relieve him from duty by order of Emperor Shōwa in 1974. He held the rank of second lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was the penultimate Japanese soldier to surrender, with Teruo Nakamura surrendering later in 1974.

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Joan Lee

Joan Boocock
First Name Joan
Last Name Lee
Born on February 5, 1922
Died on July 6, 2017 (aged 95)

Joan Lieber was a British-American model and voice actress. She was the wife of comic book writer Stan Lee, whom she met in New York City in the 1940s while working as a hat model. In her later years, Lieber became a voice actress and appeared in the Spider-Man and Fantastic Four animated series in the 1990s. Kevin Smith referred to Joan as “Stan’s personal superhero” and “Marvel Muse”.

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Mao Anying

First Name Mao
Last Name Anying
Born on October 24, 1922
Died on November 25, 1950 (aged 28)

Mao Anying was the eldest son of Mao Zedong and Yang Kaihui.

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Bill Millin

First Name Bill
Last Name Millin
Born on July 14, 1922
Died on August 17, 2010 (aged 88)
Born in Canada, Saskatchewan

William Millin, commonly known as Piper Bill, was personal piper to Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat, commander of 1 Special Service Brigade at D-Day.

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