Famous Birthdays on 2nd May

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1360 - Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)
1451 - René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)
1458 - Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)
1551 - William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
1601 - Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)
1660 - Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)
1695 - Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)
1702 - Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)
1729 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, Empress of Russia (1762-96)
1729 - Florian Johann Deller, composer
1737 - William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
Empress of Russia Catherine the GreatEmpress of Russia Catherine the Great (1729) 1740 - Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found American Biblical Society
1750 - John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)
1752 - Ludwig August Lebrun, composer
1754 - Vicente Martin y Soler, composer
1768 - Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist
1772 - Novalis, writer
1773 - Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher (d. 1845)
1779 - John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
1797 - Abraham Gesner, Cornwallis Nova Scotia, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene)
1810 - Hans Christian Lumbye, composer
Physician and Geologist Abraham GesnerPhysician and Geologist Abraham Gesner (1797) 1810 - Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)
1817 - Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer
1821 - Abram Sanders Piatt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1908
1828 - Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (d. 1915)
1837 - Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)
1843 - Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer
1844 - Elijah McCoy, African American inventor, held over 50 patents
1846 - Zygmunt Noskowski, composer
1853 - Marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)
1855 - Theodore Moses Tobani, composer
1857 - Frederic Cliffe, composer
1859 - Eugene D'Harcourt, composer
1859 - Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
1860 - D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
1860 - Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
1862 - Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
1865 - Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)
1869 - Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)
1872 - G G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)
1879 - James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)
1884 - Francois de Vries, Dutch economist
1885 - Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (d. 1966)
1886 - Gottfried Benn, writer
1887 - Edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's)
1887 - Vernon Castle, English dancer (d. 1918)
1890 - E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary). Died 1965
Pilot The Red BaronPilot The Red Baron (1892) 1892 - Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen [The Red Baron], Breslau, German World War I fighter ace
1893 - Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien) [or May 13, 1912]
1893 - Assen Karastoyanov, composer
1895 - Alfred Kurella, writer
1895 - Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
1895 - Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
1896 - Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)
1897 - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
1898 - Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
1900 - Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
1901 - Bob Wyatt, cricketer (England batsman 1927-37)
1901 - Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
1901 - Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt, cricketer
1901 - Willi Bredel, writer
1902 - Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
1902 - Erin O'Brien-Moore, LA CA, actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl)
Pediatrician Benjamin SpockPediatrician Benjamin Spock (1903) 1903 - Benjamin Spock, New Haven, Connecticut, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)
1903 - Oivin Fjeldstad, composer
1904 - Georgi Dimitrov, composer
1906 - Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
1906 - Maurice Thiriet, composer
1906 - Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
1907 - Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
1908 - William Bakewell, Los Angeles California, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show)
1910 - Laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)
1910 - Alexander Bonnyman, U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
1911 - Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
1912 - Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
1912 - Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
1913 - Nigel Patrick, London England, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold)
1914 - Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for South Africa v England 1947)
1915 - Jan Hanus, composer
1915 - Van Alexander, NYC, orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show)
1915 - Doris Fisher, American songwriter (d. 2003)
1915 - Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
1917 - Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
1918 - Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
1919 - Than Wyenn, NYC, actor (Pete Kelly's Blues)
1920 - Jacob Gilboa, composer
1920 - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
1920 - Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)
1921 - Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)
1922 - Abraham Rosenthal, editor (NY Times)
1923 - Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
1924 - Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
1924 - Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming)
1924 - Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
1925 - David Ironside, cricketer (S Afr swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
1925 - Roscoe Lee Browne, Woodbury NJ, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap)
1925 - Svatopluk Havelka, composer
1925 - John Neville, English theatre and film actor
1926 - Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
1927 - Ray Barrett, Australian actor
1929 - Edward Levy Irving, composer
1929 - Luc Ferrari, composer
1929 - Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
1929 - Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
1930 - Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
1931 - Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)
1932 - Bruce Glover, Chicago Ill, actor (Diamonds are Forever)
1932 - Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
1932 - Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
1932 - Maury Allen, American sportswriter
1933 - Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1935 - Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
1935 - Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
1935 - Lance LeGault, American actor, (d. 2012)
1935 - Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
1936 - Michael Rabin, NYC, violinist (In Memorium)
1936 - Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)
1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnold George Dorsey], Madras India, singer (EH Show)
1937 - Gisela Elsner, writer
1937 - Lorenzo Music, Brooklyn New York, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)
1938 - Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho
1938 - Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)
1939 - Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
1939 - Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)
1940 - Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
1940 - Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941 - Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
1941 - Clay Carroll, American baseball player
1942 - Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
1944 - F Innerhofer, writer
1944 - John Verity, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Bianca Perez Morena de Macias Jagger, Nicaragua, model and socialite
1945 - Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
1945 - Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945 - Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
1945 - Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
1945 - Sarah Weddington, American attorney
1945 - Judge Dread, English musician (d. 1998)
1946 - Lesley Gore, Tenafly NJ, singer (It's My Party)
1946 - David Suchet, English actor
1947 - Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 - Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1949 - Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 - Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)
1950 - Duncan Gay, Australian politician
1952 - Christine Baranski, Buffalo NY, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage)
1952 - Mari Natsuki, Japanese singer, dancer and actress
1953 - "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)
1954 - Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1954 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
1955 - Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
1955 - Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1955 - Joe Callis, rocker
1955 - Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
1956 - David Rhodes, English guitarist
1957 - Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
1958 - Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
1959 - Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer
1960 - Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
1961 - Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1961 - Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
1961 - Phil Vickery, English celebrity chef
1962 - Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)
1962 - Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
1962 - Stephen Daldry, English film director
1962 - Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 - Jimmy White, English snooker player
1963 - Brian Tochi, Los Angeles California, actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades)
1963 - Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1963 - Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1964 - Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans LA, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th)
1966 - Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
1967 - Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1968 - Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 - Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 - Midorikawa Hikaru, Japanese voice actor
1968 - Jeff Agoos, American soccer player
1968 - Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress
1969 - Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)
1969 - Glen Young, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1970 - Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
1971 - Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
1972 - Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1972 - Jennifer Miriam, Oklahoma City OK, playmate (March, 1997)
1972 - Jill Savery, Fort Lauderdale Fl, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 - Peter Ogilvie, Vancouver BC, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)
Actor & Professional Wrestler The RockActor & Professional Wrestler The Rock (1972) 1972 - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, American professional wrestler and actor
1972 - Paul Adcock, English footballer
1973 - Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
1973 - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
1974 - Miles Joseph, West Springfield Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 - Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor
1974 - Andy Johnson, Welsh footballer
1975 - Mark Johnson, Dayton Ohio, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Murray William Burdan, Wellington NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1975 - David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)
1976 - Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
1976 - Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
1977 - Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
1977 - Jenna Von Oy, actress (Seven-Blossom)

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