Famous Birthdays on 20th May

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1315 - Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)
1364 - Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1470 - Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1537 - Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 - Melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 - Paulo Bellasio, composer
1593 - Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1593 - Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)
1660 - Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor (d. 1714)
1663 - William Bradford, British-born printer (d. 1752)
1706 - Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)
1726 - Francis Cotes, English painter (d. 1770)
1737 - William Petty Fitzmaurice, British statesman (d. 1805)
1750 - Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
1754 - Hans Gram, composer
1759 - William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)
1764 - J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
1768 - Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)
1769 - Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)
1772 - William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)
1799 - Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
1806 - John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1812 - Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer
1818 - William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
1822 - Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
1822 - Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
1825 - Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
1828 - James William Reilly, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1830 - Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
1830 - Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
1838 - Jules Méline, French statesman (d. 1925)
1841 - Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
1844 - Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)
1850 - Eaton Faning, composer
1851 - Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
1851 - Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
1856 - Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter
1860 - Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
1874 - Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
1876 - John Owen Jones, composer
1881 - Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
1882 - Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
1883 - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
1889 - Felix Arndt, composer
1889 - Margery Allingham, detective story writer
1889 - William Lawther, union leader
1890 - Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
1894 - Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
1894 - Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
1895 - Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
1897 - Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983)
1899 - Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)
1899 - John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)
1899 - Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (d. 1969)
1901 - Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
1901 - Otto Waldis, Austria, actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World)
1902 - Hans Sahl, writer
1903 - Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
1904 - Russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky)
1905 - Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
1905 - Harry Campion, statistician/founder (Brit Central Statistical Office)
1906 - Giuseppe Siri, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1989)
1908 - Jimmy Stewart [James], PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life), (d. 1997)
1909 - Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
1909 - John Arkell, director of administration (BBC)
1911 - Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
1911 - Gardner Fox, Brooklyn, New York, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna)
1912 - Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1913 - Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
1913 - Ion Dumitrescu, composer
1913 - William Hewlett, cofounder (Hewlett-Packard Co)
1914 - Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (d. 1995)
1914 - Hideko Maehata, Japanese swimmer (d. 1995)
1915 - Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
1915 - Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
1916 - Cornelie Coposu, politician
1916 - John McIntyre, theologian
1916 - Owen Chadwick, chancellor (U of East Anglia)
1916 - Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
1916 - Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
1917 - Enyss Djemil, composer
1917 - Richard Charles Cobb, historian
1917 - Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
1917 - Bergur Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
1918 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1919 - George Gobel, Chicago Ill, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife)
1920 - Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
1920 - John Cruickshank, banker
1920 - William Simpson, British trade union leader
1921 - John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
1921 - John Marchi, US Senator (Rep-R-NY)
1921 - W Borchert, writer
1921 - Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1922 - Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
1923 - Edith Fellows, Boston, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets)
1923 - Hugh Beach, British General
1923 - Samuel Selvon, author
1924 - Betty Driver, actress (Coronation St, Pardon the Expression)
1924 - Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
1925 - D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
1925 - Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
1926 - David Hedison, Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
1926 - John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
1926 - Vic Ames, rocker (Ames Brothers)
1926 - Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
1927 - David Frederick Barlow, composer
1927 - Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
1927 - [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
1927 - Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal
1928 - David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)
1928 - David Hedison, actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
1928 - Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor
1929 - Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
1930 - James McEachin, Pennert NC, actor (Harry-Tenafly)
1930 - Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
1931 - Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic-silver-1956)
1931 - Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1933 - Constance Towers, actress (Capitol, Shock Corrider, Naked Kiss)
1936 - Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor (Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr Tibbs)
1937 - Dave Hill, Jackson MI, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis)
1937 - Earl of Iveagh, pres (Guiness Pics)
1937 - Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner
1937 - Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
1938 - Alan Smithers, British professor
1938 - Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)
1938 - Marinella, Greek singer and actress
1939 - Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
1940 - Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR
1940 - Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)
1940 - Stan Mikita, NHL center (led NHL in scoring 4 times)
1941 - Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
1941 - John Strasberg, American actor
1942 - Lynn Davies, long jumper
1942 - Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
1942 - Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1942 - Carlos Hathcock, American Marine sniper (d. 1999)
1943 - Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
1943 - Ian Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1943 - Tison Street, composer
1943 - Al Bano, Italian singer
1944 - Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
1944 - Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
1944 - David M Walker, Columbus Ga, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69)
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1944 - Keith Fletcher, cricket captain (Essex & England)
1944 - Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman
1945 - Harold E Ford, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
1945 - Lord Hollick, CEO (MAI)
1945 - Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1945 - Wally Herger, (Rep-R-California)
1945 - Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
1946 - Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Oly-silver-1972) disqualified
1946 - Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], El Centro, California, American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask)
1946 - Craig Patrick, NHL coach
1947 - Iain Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1948 - Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire)
1948 - John Amiel, director (Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow)
1948 - John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
Goddess of Pop  Cher Goddess of Pop Cher (1946) 1948 - Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
1949 - Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
1950 - Yvon Lambert, French Canadian ice hockey player
1950 - Reinaldo Merlo, Argentine footballer
1951 - Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
1951 - Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)
1951 - William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
1952 - Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
1952 - Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
1953 - Robert Doyle, Australian politician
1954 - Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut
1954 - James Henderson, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1954 - Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
1954 - David Paterson, American politician
1954 - Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of John McCain
1954 - Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
1955 - Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
1955 - Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
1955 - Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
1956 - Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
1956 - Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
1956 - Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author
1956 - Dean Butler, American actor
1956 - William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
1958 - Jane Wiedlin, Wisc, singer/guitarist (GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour)
1958 - Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1958 - Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, TV host (Ron Reagon Show) and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagon
1959 - Bronson Pinchot, NYC, actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop)
1959 - Peter Greene, Brooklyn New York, American producer (After Midnight)
1959 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer (d. 1997)
1960 - Susan Cowsill, Newport RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1960 - Tony Goldwyn, Los Angeles California, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red)
1960 - John Billingsley, American actor
1961 - Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
1961 - Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
1961 - Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
1961 - Sally Quinlan, LPGA golfer
1961 - Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
1962 - Lydia Cheng, NYC, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2)
1962 - Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
1963 - Brian Nash, Glendale California, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies)
1963 - David Wells, Torrance CA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees)

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