Famous Birthdays on 5th May

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

867 - Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
1210 - King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
1352 - Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king
1479 - Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
1546 - Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
1557 - Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty
1635 - Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
1657 - Jacques Danican Philidor, composer
1680 - Giuseppe Porsile, composer
1715 - Daniel Dal Barba, composer
1747 - Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
1749 - Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
1764 - Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)
1800 - Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)
Holy Roman Emperor Leopold IIHoly Roman Emperor Leopold II (1747) 1804 - Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
1813 - Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
1815 - Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
1817 - George Washington Julian, MC (Union), died in 1899
1818 - Karl Marx, Trier, Prussia, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), (d. 1883)
1819 - Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer
1823 - James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1876
1826 - Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
1830 - John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
1832 - H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
Communist Philosopher Karl MarxCommunist Philosopher Karl Marx (1818) 1833 - Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
1834 - Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
1835 - Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized
1842 - Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
1846 - Federico Chueca, composer
1846 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
1848 - Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
1849 - Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
1854 - Antonio Smareglia, composer
1862 - Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
1863 - Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs)
1865 - Felicjan Szopski, composer
1865 - Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
1866 - Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
1867 - Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
1869 - Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
1871 - Alberto Cametti, composer
1879 - Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
1883 - Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
1883 - Leopold Samuel, composer
1883 - Petar Konjovic, composer
1883 - Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
1884 - Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
1885 - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
1886 - Manuel Borguno, composer
1887 - Estelle Hemsley, Boston MA
1887 - Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth, archbishop of Canterbury
1889 - Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
1890 - Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
1894 - Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)
1899 - Freeman Gosden, Richmond Va, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy)
1900 - Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
1900 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
1900 - Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
1900 - Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
1901 - Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
1903 - James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
1904 - Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
1905 - Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
1905 - Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
1906 - Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
1907 - Benny Baker, St Joseph MO, actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds)
1907 - Kenneth Muir, English scholar
1907 - Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
1908 - Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria)
1908 - Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
1909 - Miklos Radnoti, writer
1910 - William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)
1911 - Giles Grangier, film director
1911 - Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
1911 - Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
1912 - Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], New York City, New York, American actress (Barricade, State Fair)
1912 - W Fenton Morley, preacher
1913 - Tyrone Power, Cleve, actor (Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band)
1915 - Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
1916 - Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
1916 - Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
1917 - Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
1918 - Erbie Bowser, pianist
1919 - George London, Montreal Canada, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto)
1919 - Tony Canadeo, Chicago, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers)
1919 - Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
1920 - John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
Physicist Arthur Leonard SchawlowPhysicist Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921) 1921 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow, Mount Vernon, New York, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers
1921 - Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)
1922 - Jay D Miller, record producer
1922 - Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
1923 - Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney)
1923 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
1924 - Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
1924 - Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
1925 - Monica Lewis, actress (Box Office)
1925 - Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
1925 - Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
1926 - Ann B Davis, Schenectady NY, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch)
1927 - Charles Rosen, NYC, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms)
1927 - Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
1927 - Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
1928 - Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
1929 - John S Ragin, Newark NJ, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME)
1930 - Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
1931 - Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d, 1999)
1932 - Aurel Stroe, composer
1932 - Will Hutchins, Atwater California, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)
1934 - Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
1935 - Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
1936 - Patrick Gowers, British composer
1937 - Rob Van Gennep, publisher
1938 - Jerzy Skolimowski, Warsaw Poland, director (Hands Up, Deep End)
1938 - Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
1938 - Michael Murphy, LA CA, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman)
1939 - James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
1939 - Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
1940 - Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
1941 - Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
1941 - Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
1942 - Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette (1942) 1942 - Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], Redbay Alabama, country singer (Stand by your Man), (d. 1998)
1942 - Marc Alaimo, American actor
1943 - Michael Palin, Sheffield England, comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda)
1943 - Raphael, Spanish singer
1944 - Jean-Pierre Leaud, Paris France, actor (Detective)
1944 - John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
1944 - Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
1944 - Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
1945 - Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
1945 - Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)
Comedian and Actor Michael PalinComedian and Actor Michael Palin (1943) 1945 - Kurt Loder, Entertainment reporter
1946 - Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
1948 - Bill Ward, Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)
1948 - Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
1949 - Anna Bergman, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Agent 69)
1950 - Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
1950 - Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
1951 - Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
1952 - Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
1952 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
1954 - Angelo Kimball, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
1954 - John Greg Adams, Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)
1954 - Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
1955 - Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
1955 - Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
1956 - Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
1957 - Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
1957 - Lisa Eilbacher, Dharan Saudi Arabia, actress (Beverly Hills Cop)
1957 - Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
1957 - Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
1958 - Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
1959 - Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1959 - Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
1961 - Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
1962 - Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
1963 - Simon Rimmer, English chef
1963 - Heidi Kozak, American actress
1963 - James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
1964 - Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
1964 - Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
1964 - Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1965 - Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1965 - Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
1966 - Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1966 - Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
1967 - Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
1967 - Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1967 - Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
1967 - Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress
1968 - Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1968 - Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
1968 - Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
1968 - Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
1969 - Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970 - Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 - LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1970 - Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
1970 - Juan Acevedo, baseball player
1970 - Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
1970 - Soheil Ayari, French racer
1971 - Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1971 - Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
1971 - Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
1971 - Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1971 - David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
1972 - Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 - Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)
1972 - Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
1972 - Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers, TB Lightning)
1972 - Mike Hollis, kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 - Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 - Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
1972 - Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1972 - Wendy Kaye, Memphis Tenn, playmate (Jul, 1991)
1972 - Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1972 - James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
1973 - Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)
1973 - Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1973 - Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)

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