Died On May 22nd

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Constantine the Great
(Roman Emperor)

Constantine the Great
12
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
23
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
18
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: 1967

 4 
Martha Washington
(First Lady of the United States (1789-1797))

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
8
Birthdate: August 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 6 
Sher Shah Suri
(Sultan of the Suri Empire (1537-45))

Sher Shah Suri
16
Birthdate: 1486 AD
Birthplace: Sasaram, India
Died: 1545

 7 
Philip Roth
(Novelist)

Philip Roth
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2018
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 8 
Nicky Hayden
(Motorcycle racer)

Nicky Hayden
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 9 
Dina Merrill
(Actress, Socialite, Philanthropist)

Dina Merrill
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: 2017

 10 
Tony Accardo
(Gangster)

Tony Accardo
5
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: April 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1992

 11 

Margaret Rutherford
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1892
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Balham, London
Died: 1972
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 
Ruth Williams Khama
(Former First Lady of Botswana)

Ruth Williams Khama
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blackheath, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2002

 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 
Claude McKay
(Writer)

Claude McKay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: 1948

 17 

Whitman Mayo
2
Birthdate: November 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2001

 18 
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

 19 
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)

 20 

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)

 21 
James Forrestal
(Officer, Banker, Investment banker)

James Forrestal
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon
Died: 1949

 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 
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

 24 

Rita of Cascia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1381 AD
Birthplace: Roccaporena, Italy
Died: 1457

 25 
Lefty Grove
(Baseball Pitcher)

Lefty Grove
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lonaconing, Maryland, United States
Died: 1975
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 26 
Thurl Ravenscroft
(Singer, Dub actor, Opera singer, Actor)

Thurl Ravenscroft
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk
Died: 2005

 27 
Elizabeth David
(British writer)

Elizabeth David
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: December 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Folkington, England
Died: 1992

 28 
Marques Haynes
(Basketball player)

Marques Haynes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Died: 2015

 29 
Lino Brocka
(film director, screenwriter, actor)

Lino Brocka
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pilar, Sorsogon
Died: 1991

 30 
Ronnie Hawkins
(Rockabilly musician notable for his role as a talent scout and mentor of musicians he recruited for his band the Hawks)

Ronnie Hawkins
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2022

 31 

Baal Shem Tov
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1698
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Okopy, Ukraine
Died: 1760

 32 

Oscar Bonavena
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 33 

Maria Edgeworth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1768
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackbourton, England
Died: 1849

 34 
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

 35 
Alfred Day Hershey
(Bacteriologist)

Alfred Day Hershey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Owosso, Michigan, United States
Died: 1997

 36 
Stjepan Filipović
(Revolutionary)

Stjepan Filipović
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croatia
Died: 1942

 37 
Janet Carroll
(Actress, Soprano)

Janet Carroll
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2012

 38 
Gaetano Bresci
(Anarchist)

Gaetano Bresci
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 10, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coiano, Italy
Died: 1901

 39 

Zbigniew Wodecki
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Godów, Poland
Died: 2017

 40 
Ernst Toller
(Playwright, left-wing politician and revolutionary, known for his Expressionist plays)

Ernst Toller
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Szamocin, Poland
Died: 1939

 41 
Mory Kanté
(He was best known internationally for his 1987 hit song)

Mory Kanté
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Albadaria,Guinea
Died: 2020

 42 
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

 43 
Albert Claude
(Cell Biologist)

Albert Claude
0
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Longlier, Neufchâteau, Belgium
Died: 1983

 44 
Charles Albert Bender
(Baseball Player)

Charles Albert Bender
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1954

 45 
Bata Zivojinovic
(Film actor)

Bata Zivojinovic
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jagodina, Serbia
Died: 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 46 
Joseph Brooks
(screenwriter, film producer, composer)

Joseph Brooks
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2011

 47 
Zellig Harris
(Linguist)

Zellig Harris
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balta, Ukraine
Died: 1992

 48 

George Bacovia
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania
Died: 1957

 49 
Alister Hardy
(Biologist, Marine biologist)

Alister Hardy
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nottingham
Died: 1985

 50 
Henri Dutilleux
(Former Composer best remembered for concertos like Tout un Monde Lointain)

Henri Dutilleux
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Angers, France
Died: 2013