List of Famous people born on May 22nd
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player. He is currently ranked as world No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Djokovic has been No. 1 for 306 weeks, and has finished as year-end No. 1 on six occasions, an Open Era record shared with Pete Sampras. Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam men's singles titles, including a record eight Australian Open titles. He is the only player to win all of the elite tournaments on the modern men's professional circuit. – that is, all four Grand Slam tournaments, all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, and the ATP Finals. In particular, he is also the only player to complete the career Golden Masters, which he has done twice. Overall, he has won 81 ATP singles titles, including a record 36 Masters events.
Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, is an American domestic terrorist, anarchist and former mathematics professor. He was a mathematics prodigy, but abandoned his academic career in 1969 to pursue a more primitive life. Between 1978 and 1995, he killed three people and injured 23 others in a nationwide bombing campaign against people involved with modern technology. He issued a social critique opposing industrialization and advocating a nature-centered form of anarchism.
Arlene Phillips, CBE is an English choreographer, theatre director, talent scout, television judge and presenter, and former dancer, who has worked in many fields of entertainment.
Kesavan Venugopal, known popularly by his stage name Nedumudi Venu, is an Indian film actor from Kerala, who predominantly works in the Malayalam Cinema. Considered as one of the greatest actors in the history of Indian cinema, he has acted in more than 500 films, primarily in Malayalam and also in Tamil. He has also written screenplays and has directed one film. He has won two National Film Awards and six Kerala State Film Awards for his various performances.
Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro-LGBT politician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the 1960s.
Julian Francis Edelman is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Edelman primarily plays on offense as a wide receiver and as a punt returner; he has also been pressed into service as a cornerback at times when the Patriots have been shorthanded on defense.
John Fury is an Irish-British boxing cornerman and former professional boxer and bare-knuckle fighter. He is best known for being the father of two-time heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury, as well as professional boxer and reality television star Tommy Fury. He is also uncle to heavyweight boxer Hughie Fury.
Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian singer, lyricist, actor and diplomat. Aznavour was known for his distinctive tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes. In a career as a composer, singer and songwriter, spanning over 70 years, he recorded more than 1,200 songs interpreted in 9 languages. Moreover, he wrote or co-wrote more than 1,000 songs for himself and others.
Bernard John Taupin is an English lyricist, poet, singer and artist. He is best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, having written the lyrics for most of John's songs.
Nakamura Kichiemon II
Nakamura Kichiemon II , born Namino Tatsujirō, is a Japanese actor, kabuki performer and costume designer. He is a so-called Living National Treasure.
Marcus L. Dupree is a former American football player. He was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where his playing in high school attracted national attention. A highly touted and sought-after college football recruit, he played at Oklahoma, where he was named Football News Freshman of the Year, second team All-American and Big Eight Conference Newcomer of the Year. He left in the middle of his sophomore season and briefly attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Marcus played spring football for the Golden Eagles and finished college at the university.
Karoline Herfurth is a German actress.
Katrina Amy Alexandra Alexis Price, known previously by the pseudonym Jordan, is an English media personality, model and businesswoman.
Bryan Lloyd Danielson is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he is a member of the William Regal led stable Blackpool Combat Club. He is also known for his time in WWE where he worked from 2009 to 2021 under the ring name Daniel Bryan.
Arturo Erasmo Vidal Pardo is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Inter Milan and the Chile national team. His displays during his time at Juventus led him to be nicknamed Il Guerriero, Rey Arturo and La Piranha by the Italian press due to his hard-tackling and aggressive, tenacious style of play. In Chile, he is also known as Kinnikuman, due to his resemblance to the anime character in the same anime series.
Thomas Kevin Rees is an American football coach and former player, who is the current offensive coordinator for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He played college football at Notre Dame from 2010 to 2013.
Camille Houssière, better known as Camille Lou or, formally, as Jimmie, is a French singer, musician, and actress born on 22 May in Bersillies, Nord, France. She is well known for her roles in musicals, including 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille in the role of Olympe, and La Légende du roi Arthur in the role of Reine Guenièvre.
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.
Clyde Anderson Tolson was the second-ranking official of the FBI from 1930 until 1972, from 1947 titled Associate Director, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. He is best known as the protégé and long-time top deputy of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Naomi Elaine Campbell is an English model, actress and businesswoman. Discovered at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the most recognisable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry and the international press.