Died On May 22nd

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 22. The list includes people like Constantine the Great, Victor Hugo, Langston Hughes, Martha Washington, Sher Shah Suri. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, playwrights, novelists and boxers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
Constantine the Great
(Roman Emperor)
Constantine the Great
16
Birthdate: February 27, 0272
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naissus, Moesia, Roman Empire
Died: 0337
 2 
Victor Hugo
(French Writer of the Romantic Movement Best Known for His Novel 'Les Misérables' and Play 'Ruy Blas')
Victor Hugo
26
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Besançon, Doubs, France
Died: 1885
 3 
Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)
Langston Hughes
22
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: 1967
 4 
Martha Washington
(Former First Lady of the United States as the Wife of President George Washington)
Martha Washington
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1731
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chestnut Grove, Virginia, United States
Died: 1802
 5 
John Derek
(Actor & Director)
John Derek
10
Birthdate: August 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Philip Roth
(One of the Most Awarded American Writers of His Generation)
Philip Roth
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2018
 7 
Dina Merrill
(Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist)
Dina Merrill
6
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2017
 8 
Sher Shah Suri
(1st Sultan of the Suri Empire)
Sher Shah Suri
18
Birthdate: 1486 AD
Birthplace: Sasaram, India
Died: 1545
 9 
Nicky Hayden
(American Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Nicky Hayden
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Tony Accardo
(Gangster)
Tony Accardo
8
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992
 11 
Ruth Williams Khama
(First Lady of Botswana as the Wife of 1st President Sir Seretse Khama)
Ruth Williams Khama
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London
Died: 2002
 12 
Margaret Rutherford
(Best Known for Her Role as the ‘Duchess of Brighton’ in the Film ‘The V.I.P.s’)
Margaret Rutherford
5
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1972
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 13 
Joseph Colombo
(Mafia Boss)
Joseph Colombo
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1978
 14 
Matthew Cowles
(Television actor, Film actor, Stage actor)
Matthew Cowles
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2014
 15 
The Great Gama
(Amateur wrestler)
The Great Gama
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1878
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Amritsar
Died: 1963
 16 
Thurl Ravenscroft
(Actor and Bass Singer Who Provided Voice for 'Kellogg's Frosted Flakes' Animated Spokesman 'Tony the Tiger')
Thurl Ravenscroft
4
Birthdate: February 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk
Died: 2005
 17 
C. Day Lewis
(British poet and Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972.)
C. Day Lewis
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ballintubber, Ireland
Died: 1972
 18 
Jerry Sloan
(Basketball Player)
Jerry Sloan
1
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McLeansboro, Illinois, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 19 
Whitman Mayo
5
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2001
 20 
Claude McKay
(Writer)
Claude McKay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: 1948
 21 
Rocky Graziano
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Judith Kerr
(Writer and illustrator whose books sold more than 10 million copies around the world)
Judith Kerr
1
Birthdate: June 14, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2019
 23 
James Forrestal
(1st United States Secretary of Defense (1947 - 1949))
James Forrestal
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: 1949
 24 
Helen Herron Taft
(First Lady of the United States (1990-13))
Helen Herron Taft
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1943
 25 
Lino Brocka
(One of the Most Ssignificant and Influential Filmmakers in Philippine Cinema's History)
Lino Brocka
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilar, Sorsogon
Died: 1991
 26 
Rita of Cascia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1381 AD
Birthplace: Roccaporena, Italy
Died: 1457
 27 
Lefty Grove
(Baseball Pitcher)
Lefty Grove
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lonaconing, Maryland, United States
Died: 1975
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 28 
Baal Shem Tov
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1698
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Okopy, Ukraine
Died: 1760
 29 
Marques Haynes
(Basketball player)
Marques Haynes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Died: 2015
 30 
Elizabeth David
(British writer)
Elizabeth David
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: December 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Folkington, England
Died: 1992
 31 
Martin Gardner
(Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic, Science fiction writer, Stage magician)
Martin Gardner
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulsa
Died: 2010
 32 
Stjepan Filipović
(Yugoslav Croat Communist Leader Who Became an Icon of Resistance to Fascism)
Stjepan Filipović
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croatia
Died: 1942
 33 
Maria Edgeworth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackbourton, England
Died: 1849
 34 
Alfred Day Hershey
(American Bacteriologist, Geneticist and Winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Alfred Day Hershey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: 1997
 35 
Zbigniew Wodecki
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Godów, Poland
Died: 2017
 36 
Albert Memmi
(Writer)
Albert Memmi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 2020
Princess Marie-Auguste of Anhalt
1
Birthdate: June 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballenstedt, Germany
Died: 1983
 38 
Sándor Ferenczi
(Psychanalyst, Psychiatrist, Non-fiction writer, Neurologist)
Sándor Ferenczi
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miskolc
Died: 1933
 39 
Albert Claude
(Cell Biologist)
Albert Claude
1
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Longlier, Neufchâteau, Belgium
Died: 1983
 40 
Constantine X Doukas
0
Birthdate: 1006 AD
Birthplace: Roman Empire
Died: 1067
 41 
Alister Hardy
(Biologist, Marine biologist)
Alister Hardy
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: 1985
 42 
George Bacovia
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania
Died: 1957
 43 
Janet Carroll
(Actress, Soprano)
Janet Carroll
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2012
 44 
William Glackens
0
Birthdate: March 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1938
 45 
Jules Renard
(Author and member of the Académie Goncourt)
Jules Renard
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Châlons-du-Maine, Mayenne, France
Died: 1910
 46 
Zellig Harris
(Linguist)
Zellig Harris
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balta, Ukraine
Died: 1992
 47 
Bata Zivojinovic
(Yugoslav and Serbian Politician and Actor)
Bata Zivojinovic
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jagodina, Serbia
Died: 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Dong Zhuo
(Politician and Kingmaker in the Late Eastern Han Dynasty)
Dong Zhuo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Min County, Dingxi, China
Died: 0192
 49 
Ibragim Todashev
(Mixed martial artist)
Ibragim Todashev
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grozny, Russia
Died: 2013
 50 
Lee Jong Wook
(Physician)
Lee Jong Wook
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: 2006