Famous Birthdays on 18th May

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1048 - Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)
1186 - Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218)
1474 - Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
1610 - Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
1662 - George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
1692 - Joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian
1711 - Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
1744 - Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)
1759 - Charles Duquesnoy, composer
1778 - Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (d. 1854)
1785 - John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
1788 - Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer
1797 - Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54)
1798 - Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1815 - Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), died in 1891
1817 - James William Denver, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1819 - Julius Hopp, composer
1830 - Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
1836 - Isidor Vorobchievici, composer
1850 - Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere)
1851 - James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
1852 - Gertrude Käsebier, Des Moines, Iowa, pioneering American photgrapher
1854 - Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (To my Fatherland)
1862 - Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
1864 - Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian
1865 - William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
Absolute monarch Nicholas IIAbsolute monarch Nicholas II (1868) 1868 - Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)
1869 - Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
1871 - Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
1872 - Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
1875 - Guido Alberto Fano, composer
1881 - Georgi Atanasov, composer
1882 - Eduardo Fabini, composer
1882 - Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1883 - Walter Gropius, Berlin Germany, architect (Bauhaus school of design)
1885 - Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
1886 - Ole Windingstad, composer
1887 - Ernst Wiechert, writer
1889 - G Gunnarson, writer
1889 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
1891 - Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1896 - Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 - Frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)
1897 - Jack Raine, London England, actor (Quartet)
1898 - Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1900 - Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
1901 - Harry Robert Wilson, composer
1901 - Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
1901 - Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
1902 - [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
1903 - George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
1904 - Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
1905 - Eric Zeisl, composer
1905 - Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
1907 - Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1907 - Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
1907 - Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
1909 - Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
1910 - Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
1911 - Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
1911 - Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist
1911 - Sigrid Gurie, Brooklyn NY, actor (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee)
1912 - Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
1912 - Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
1912 - Richard Brooks, Phila, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood)
1913 - Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
1914 - Anthony Fell, British MP
1914 - Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
1914 - Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
1915 - Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
1917 - Charles Wintour, journalist
1917 - James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)
1918 - George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
1918 - Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)
1919 - Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II (1920) 1920 - John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Wadowice Poland, 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005)
1920 - Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
1921 - Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
1922 - Bill Macy, Revere Mass, actor (Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta)
1922 - GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
1922 - Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
1922 - Kai Winding, Danish-born Jazz musician (d. 1983)
1923 - Liam Sullivan, Jacksonville Ill, actor (Mapoy-Monroes)
1924 - Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
1924 - Priscilla Pointer, American actress
1926 - Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
1927 - Richard Body, MP
1928 - G R Hall, nuclear scientist
1928 - P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral
1928 - Pernell Roberts, Waycross Ga, actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)
1929 - Kai Winding, Denmark, American Jazz composer, (d. 1983)
1929 - Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
1929 - Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, MP (1964-1987)
1929 - Roger Matton, composer
1930 - Barbara Goldsmith, New Rochelle, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last)
1930 - Don Leslie Lind, Midvale Utah, astronaut (STS 51-B)
1930 - Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
1930 - Geoffrey Littler, CEO (County NatWest Group)
1930 - Warren B Rudman, (Sen-R-NH, 1980- )
1931 - Robert Morse, Newton Mass, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost)
1931 - Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
1932 - John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
1933 - Bernadette Chirac, French politician
1934 - Dwayne Hickman, LA, actor (Dobie Gillis, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini)
1937 - Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
1937 - Jacques Santer, Pres (European Commission)
1938 - Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
1939 - Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker (Crickets)
1939 - Patrick Cormack, MP
1939 - Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
1939 - Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
1940 - A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
1940 - Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
1941 - Diane McBain, Cleve Ohio, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass)
1941 - M S Longair, astronomer
1942 - Albert Hammond, rocker
1942 - Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
1942 - Simon Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, English aristocrat, banker and philanthropist
1942 - N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
1942 - Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
1943 - James Reiher, American professional wrestler
1944 - Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
1944 - W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
1945 - Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
1945 - John Richard Patterson, businessman
1945 - Maarten van Traa, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 - George Alexander, rocker
1946 - Reggie Jackson, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)
1946 - Frank Hsieh, former Premier of Taiwan
1946 - Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
1947 - Candice Azzara, Brooklyn NY, actress (Fatso)
1947 - John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
1948 - Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
1948 - Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
1949 - Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
1949 - Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1949 - Stuart Gannes, Detroit Mich, writer (Fortune)
1949 - William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
1950 - Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950 - Thomas Gottschalk, Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
1951 - Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
1951 - Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
1951 - James Stephens, Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
1951 - Rodger Davis, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1951 - Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
1952 - Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
1952 - George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
1952 - Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1952 - Jeana Yeager, American aviator
1953 - Helen Chadwick, artist
1953 - [Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
1954 - Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster
1954 - Wreckless Eric, rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
1954 - Reinhold Heil, German composer
Actor Yun Fat ChowActor Yun Fat Chow (1955) 1955 - Yun Fat Chow, Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)
1956 - Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
1957 - Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
1958 - Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
1958 - Toyah Wilcox, Birmingham England, rocker (I Want to Be Free)
1959 - Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)
1960 - Jari Kurri, Helsinki Fin, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, LA Kings, Colo)
1960 - Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)
1960 - Yannick Noah, France, tennis player (French 1983)
1962 - Mike Whitmarsh, San Diego CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96)
1962 - Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
1962 - Sandra Cretu, German singer
1962 - Mike Darnell, American television executive
1963 - Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
1964 - Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 - Erik Hanson, Kinnelon NJ, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 - Rufus Porter, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
1966 - Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
1967 - Jaime Gomez, Arlington TX, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open)
1967 - Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1967 - Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
1967 - Rob Base, American rapper
1968 - Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
1969 - Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1969 - Martika, [Marta Marrero], Cuba, singer (Toy Soldiers)
1970 - Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
1970 - Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
Actress & Writer Tina FeyActress & Writer Tina Fey (1970) 1970 - Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)
1971 - Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Clifton Sunada, Honolulu HI, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1971 - Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1971 - Daniel Gowing, Germany, NZ judoka (Olympics-96)
1971 - Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1971 - Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
1971 - Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1971 - Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter
1971 - Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
1972 - Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1973 - Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1973 - David Bailey, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 - Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
1973 - Markus Brunner, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1973 - Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1973 - Walter Scott, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1973 - Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver

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