Famous Birthdays on 28th May

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1140 - Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1371 - John, the Fearless, Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior
1524 - Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
1577 - Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician
1582 - William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
1588 - Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
1641 - Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
1660 - George I, Hanover, Germany, King of England (1714-27)
1676 - Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
1692 - Joseph Butler, English philosopher (d. 1752)
1738 - Joseph Ignace Guillotin, France, physician/inventor (guillotine)
1759 - William Pitt, the Younger (C), English PM (1783-1801, 1804-06)
1765 - Jean Baptiste Cartier, composer
1777 - Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer
1778 - Friedrich Westenholz, composer
1779 - Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
1780 - Joseph Frohlich, composer
1782 - Wouter J van Troostwijk, Dutch painter
1789 - Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
King George IKing George I (1660) 1798 - Josef Dessauer, composer
1807 - Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
1807 - Louis Agassiz, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher
1810 - Alexandre Calamo, Switz, painter/etcher/lithographer
1818 - Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter)
1819 - William Birney, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1820 - Willem Doorenbos, [Keerom], literary/critic
1828 - Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1828 - Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder
1830 - George Lucas Hartsuff, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1830 - Karoly Filtsch, composer
1831 - Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
1836 - Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
1837 - George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)
1837 - Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
1838 - Basil Wilson Duke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1916
1841 - Giovanni Sgambati, composer
1844 - Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer
1851 - Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880's)
1853 - Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
1858 - Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
1862 - Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)
1863 - Georg Adler, German state economist
1865 - Gerrit Grijns, Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)
1868 - Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
1872 - Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
1878 - Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)
1879 - Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
1883 - George Dyson, composer
1883 - Luigi Perrachio, composer
1883 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
1883 - Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
1884 - Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
1884 - Theo(door) van Reijn, Dutch sculptor/lithographer
1886 - Nicolai Sokoloff, near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symph)
1886 - Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
1887 - Hank Mann, NYC, actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road)
1888 - James Francis Thorpe, Shawnee OK, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1912)
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe (1888) 1888 - James Francis 'Jim' Thorpe, Prague Oklahoma, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912) (d. 1953)
1892 - Minna Gombell, Baltimore, actress (Bad Girl, Thin Man, Hello Sister)
1894 - Sammy White, RI, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
1896 - Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer
1896 - Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
1897 - Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange)
1898 - Andy Kirk, jazz musician
1900 - Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
1900 - Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
1903 - Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)
1904 - Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
1906 - Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
1906 - Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
1907 - Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian
1907 - Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
1907 - Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
1908 - Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
1909 - John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
1909 - Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
1910 - Rachel Kempson, actress (Captive Heart)
1910 - Stuart Piggott, archaeologist
1910 - T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)
1911 - Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 30's)
1911 - Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
1911 - Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
1912 - Leslie Monson, diplomat
1912 - Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
1912 - Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
1913 - Gordon Wolstenholme, physician
1914 - W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
1915 - Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
1915 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
1915 - Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
1916 - C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
1916 - Gerald McArthur, detective
1916 - Thora Hird, actress (Nightcomers, Kind of Loving)
1916 - Walker Percy, Birmingham Ala, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)
1917 - Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
1917 - Barry Commoner, Brooklyn NY, biologist (Science & Survival)
1917 - Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
1917 - Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
1919 - Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
1919 - Frank Middlemass, actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
1919 - John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
1921 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
1922 - John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
1922 - Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
1922 - Barney Rosset, Chicago, Illinois, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), (d. 2012)
1923 - Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
1924 - Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
1924 - Lord Rippon, British MP
1924 - Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
1925 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
1925 - Martha Vickers, Ann Arbor MI, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless)
1927 - Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
1927 - Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
1927 - Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
1927 - Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
1927 - Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
1928 - Albert Booth, British government minister
1928 - Jacob R Druckman, composer
1929 - Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
1929 - Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
1930 - Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
1930 - Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
1931 - Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
1931 - Ervin Junger, composer
1931 - Peter Talbot Westergaard, composer
1931 - Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
1931 - Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)
1932 - Henning Christiansen, composer
1932 - Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
1932 - Timothy Renton, MP
1933 - John Karlen, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey)
1933 - Philip Otton, high court judge
1934 - Dionne Quintuplets, secluded quintuplets, born Annette, Alive Cecile, Alive Emelie, Dead 1954 Marie, Dead 1970 Yvonne, Alive, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as
1934 - Julian Slade, composer
1934 - Rob du Bois, composer
1935 - Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
1936 - Maki Ishii, composer
1936 - Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
1938 - Jerry West, W Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)
1938 - Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
1940 - Betty Shabazz, educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
1940 - Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
1940 - Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
1940 - Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey,Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)
1941 - Beth Howland, Boston Mass, actress (Vera-Alice, Company)
1941 - Guntram Vesper, writer
1942 - Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1943 - Dennis Riley, composer
1943 - Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
1943 - Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
1943 - Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
1943 - Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
1944 - Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
1944 - Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
1944 - Gladys Knight, Atlanta Ga, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train)
1944 - Rudy Giuliani, (Mayor-R/L-NYC, 1994- )
1944 - Faith Brown, British actress
1945 - Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
1945 - John Fogerty, Berkeley Cal, Berkeley, California, rock musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 - Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
1945 - John N. Bambacus, American politician
1946 - Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
1946 - Satchidanandan, Indian poet
1946 - Skip Jutze, American baseball player
1947 - Faith Brown, impressionist
1947 - Patti Reynolds, Chicago Ill, playmate (Sept, 1965)
1947 - Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1947 - Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
1947 - Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
1947 - Leland Sklar, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, musician and bass guitarist
1948 - Bob Shearer, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1948 - Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
1949 - Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
1949 - Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
1949 - Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
1950 - Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
1950 - Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
1952 - Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
1953 - Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
1954 - George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
1954 - John Tory, Canadian politician
1954 - Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d.1988)
1955 - Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
1956 - Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1956 - Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
1956 - Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
1956 - Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
1956 - Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
1957 - Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
1957 - Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
1957 - Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
1958 - Yvet Anna, painter
1959 - Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
1959 - John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
1960 - Allan Green, cricketeer
1961 - Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
1962 - Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1963 - Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1963 - Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
1963 - Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)

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