Famous Birthdays on 1st May

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

1218 - John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
1218 - Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
1238 - Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)
1285 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
1545 - Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist
1567 - Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter
1577 - Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer
1582 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer
1592 - Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionaries/astronomer
1594 - John Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
1672 - Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)
1692 - -31? James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770) born during this month
1735 - John H van Kinsbergen, Dutch lt-admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corp
King of Hawaii Kamehameha IKing of Hawaii Kamehameha I (1738) 1738 - Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819) (d. 1819)
1759 - Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
1764 - Benjamin Henry Latrobe, engineer/architect (built Capitol)
1764 - Gottfried Rieger, composer
1769 - Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)
1771 - George Guest, composer
1775 - Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn, composer
1800 - Ret Thomas Aloysius Dornin, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874
1804 - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
1807 - John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley (1769) 1818 - Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet
1819 - William Steele, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1825 - George Inness, US landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap)
1829 - Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
1830 - Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, US reformer and labor organizer
1831 - Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (d. 1903)
1835 - Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Natti" Duffie, Brig Gen (Union volunteers)
1839 - Chardonnet, inventor (rayon)
1850 - Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
1851 - Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
1852 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
Frontierswoman Calamity JaneFrontierswoman Calamity Jane (1852) 1852 - Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], Princeton Missouri, American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok)
1855 - Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American portrait painter
1858 - Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer
1859 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer
1859 - Willem J Leyds, Dutch/South Africa lawyer/politician/diplomat
1872 - Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)
1874 - Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), Rome Italy, American painter
1880 - Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
1881 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist
1884 - Felipe Boero, composer
1884 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
1887 - Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)
1892 - Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1895 - Leo Sowerby, Grand Rapids Michigan, composer (Pulitzer 1946)
1896 - Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
1896 - Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
1896 - J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
1898 - Eugene R Black, US, Pres of World Bank (1953-62)
1900 - Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
1901 - Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
1901 - Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
1905 - Leila Hyams, NYC, actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap)
1905 - Nikolai Tikhonov, Soviet PM (1980-85)
1905 - Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
1906 - Horst Schumann, Nazi physician (d. 1983)
1907 - Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
1907 - Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
1907 - Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
1908 - Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
1909 - Ethel Jane Cain, original UK Speaking Clock voice
1909 - George Melachrino, composer
1909 - Janis Ritsos, writer
1909 - Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet
1910 - Cliff Battles, Akron Oh, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)
1912 - Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
1912 - Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
1912 - Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
1913 - Walter Susskind, Praha (Prague) Czechoslovakia, conductor
1913 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1915 - Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
1916 - Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)
1916 - Jane Jacobs, Scranton, Pa, urbanologist
1917 - Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
1917 - John Beradino, Los Angeles California, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital)
1917 - Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
1917 - Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
1918 - Jack Paar, Canton Ohio, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004)
1918 - Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
1919 - Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
1919 - Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
1921 - 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1921 - Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
1923 - Joseph Heller, Brooklyn New York, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award)
1924 - Earl George, composer
1924 - Enrico Josif, composer
1924 - Patricia Roberts Harris, 1st US African American woman cabinet member
1924 - Terry Southern, writer
1925 - Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Phila)
1925 - Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
1925 - Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
1926 - Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
1927 - Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1927 - Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
1927 - Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
1927 - Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
1927 - William Mitchell Byers, musician
1928 - Raoul Servais, Belgian cartoonist/pres (l'ASIFA)
1928 - Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
1929 - Sonny James, [James Loden], Hackelburg AL, rocker (Young Love)
1929 - Sonny Ramadhin, cricket spin bowler (great WI)
1930 - Little Walter, [Marion Walter Jacobs], rocker
1930 - Ollie Matson, NFL halfback (Cardinals, Rams, Lions, Eagles)
1930 - Richard Riordan, former mayor of Los Angeles
1934 - Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
1934 - Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
1935 - Ann Robinson, American actress
1937 - Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
1937 - Una Stubbs, English actress
1939 - Judy Collins, Seattle Wash, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds)
1939 - Max Robinson, Richmond Virginia, American broadcast journalistr (ABC Evening News) (d. 1988)
1939 - Ray Aranha, Miami FL, actor (Nick-Married People)
1940 - Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
1941 - Barbara Barendrecht, [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
1941 - Juraj Hatrick, composer
1942 - Stephen Macht, Phila Pa, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey)
1943 - Joy Harmon, St Louis Mo, actress (Cool Hand Luke)
1944 - Rita Coolidge, Nashville Tn, singer (Higher & Higher, We're All Alone)
1944 - Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
1946 - Bruce Robinson, actor (Story of Adele H)
1946 - Jerry Weiss, NYC, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)
1946 - Joanna Lumley, Kashmir India, actress (Abs Fab, OHM's Secret Service)
1946 - Nick Fortune, [Nicholas Fortuna], rock bassist (Buckinghams Chicago)
1946 - Tony Ashton, rocker
1946 - Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956)
1946 - John Woo, Hong Kong director
1947 - Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
1947 - Ghulam Abbas, cricketer (scored 12 & 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967)
1947 - Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
1948 - James Wise, US soul singer (Archie Bell & the Drells)
1949 - Douglas Barr, Cedar Rapids Iowa, actor (Howie-Fall Guy)
1949 - Margo Miller, SF California, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1949 - Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
1949 - Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
1950 - Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
1950 - Dann Florek, American actor
1950 - Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer
1951 - Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
1951 - Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
1953 - Elquemedo Willett, cricketer (WI lefty spinner early 70's)
1953 - Felix Hanemann, rocker (Zebra)
1953 - Mindy Moore, LPGA golfer
1953 - Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
1954 - Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 - Ray Parker Jr, Detroit Mich, rock guitarist/vocalist (Ghostbusters)
1954 - Taslim Arif, cricketer (Pakistani keeper/batsman, 210 v Aust 1980)
1954 - Joel Rosenberg, science fiction author
1955 - Julien Wiener, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
1955 - Nick Feldman, English musician
1956 - Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
1957 - Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
1957 - Paul D Ronney, Los Angeles California, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt)
1957 - Rick Darling, cricketer (accident-prone/dashing Aussie opener 1978-79)
1957 - Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
1957 - Ko Otani, Japanese composer
1959 - Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
1959 - Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
1960 - Albert McDonald, Dartmouth NS, US canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1961 - Charlie O'Brien, Tulsa OK, catcher (Brewers, Mets, Braves, Blue Jays)
1961 - Steven Cauthen, jockey (1978 Kentucky Derby-Affirmed)
1961 - Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court
1962 - Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1962 - Paula Weishoff, Hollywood CA, volleyballer (Oly-Sil-84, br-92, 96)
1962 - Reggie Pleasant, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1963 - Robert Seguso, Minneapolis MN, tennis star
1964 - Carlos Aalbers, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
1964 - Ruth Picardie, journalist
1964 - Sarah FE Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
1965 - Jon Warren, Akron Ohio, 1.5k runner
1966 - Armando Reynoso, San Luis Potosi Mexico, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1966 - Charlie Schlatter, NYC, actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel)
1966 - Johnny Colt, Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes)
1966 - Mark Coogan, Manhaset NY, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966 - Olaf Thon, German football player
1967 - Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)
1967 - Marvcus Patton, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1967 - Scott Coffey, HI, actor (Satisfaction, Shout)
1967 - Tawni Cable, Salem Oregon, playmate (June 1989)
1967 - Yael Arad, Israel, Women's half middleweight judoka (Oly-1996)
1967 - Tim McGraw, American musician
1968 - Anton Scheutjens, soccer player (Roda JC)
1968 - Lisa Campbell, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1968 - Mark Scott, Paramus NJ, rock drummer (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1968 - Denise Masino, American Female Bodybuilder
1968 - Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
1968 - Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
1968 - D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins)
1969 - Billy Owens, NBA forward/guard (Sacramento Kings)
1969 - Bryan Marchment, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
1969 - Carrie Stevens, Buffalo NY, playmate (June 1997)
1969 - Wes Anderson, American director and writer
1970 - Alex Van Pelt, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Allen DeGraffenreid, WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)
1970 - Alundis Brice, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 - Damon Diletti, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Oly-silver-92, 96)
1971 - Ethan Albright, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Jamie Marie Swenson, Miss USA-South Dakota (1997)

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