Famous Birthdays on 8th May

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1326 - Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)
1460 - Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)
1492 - Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer
1521 - Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint
1527 - Johann Walter, composer
1587 - Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)
1592 - Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)
1622 - Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)
1629 - Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
1632 - Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
1641 - Nicolaas Witsen, etcher/mayor (Amsterdam)
1653 - Claude-Louis-Hector de Villars, Marshall of France (d. 1734)
1668 - Alain R Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)
1670 - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
1673 - Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer
1703 - Gottlob Harrer, composer
1735 - Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (d. 1811)
Historian Edward GibbonHistorian Edward Gibbon (1737) 1737 - Edward Gibbon, Putney, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire)
1738 - Mikhail Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1809)
1742 - Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
1745 - Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer
1750 - Elias Mann, composer
1753 - Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
1753 - Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.
1763 - John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1778 - Johann Gansbacher, composer
Poet Phillis WheatleyPoet Phillis Wheatley (1753) 1786 - Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1786 - Jean Vianney, French Catholic priest (d. 1859)
1803 - Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1806 - Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
1810 - James Cooper, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1814 - Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist
1815 - Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
1821 - William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1885)
1824 - William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
1825 - George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
1828 - Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
1828 - Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
1829 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1833 - Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1836 - Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1839 - Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer
1839 - Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French Canadian lyricist (O Canada) (d. 1920)
1842 - Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist
1844 - Hermann Gradener, composer
1846 - Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
1850 - Ross Barnes, baseball player (d. 1915)
1853 - Charles Lee Williams, composer
1853 - Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)
1855 - John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), West Chicago, Illinois, USA, American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing
1857 - Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein
1858 - John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
1859 - Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
1873 - Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
1882 - Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman (1884) 1884 - Harry Truman, Lamar Missouri, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953), (d. 1972)
1886 - Jef van Hoof, composer
1891 - Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
1892 - Ezio Pinza, Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)
1893 - Francis Quimet, Mass shop asst who won golf's US Open (1913)
1893 - Edd Roush, baseball player (d. 1988)
1893 - Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (d. 1963)
1895 - Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
1895 - Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
1895 - Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
1895 - James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
1899 - Jan F van Hall, Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
1899 - [Friedrich] August von Hayek, Aust/British economist (Road to Serfdom)
1899 - Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
1901 - Turkey Stearnes, baseball player (d. 1979)
1902 - Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
1902 - Milford "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ bat early 1930's, All Black half)
1903 - Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903 - Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
1904 - John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge, bBC news announcer/commentator
1904 - John Snagge, commentator (BBC)
1905 - Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
1905 - Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
1906 - David Van Vactor, Plymouth Indiana, composer (Chaconne)
1906 - Roberto Rossellini, Rome Italy, director (Open City)
1908 - Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
1910 - Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1910 - Ronald Russell, actor/manager (We are Angels, Little Dorrit)
Singer and guitarist Robert JohnsonSinger and guitarist Robert Johnson (1911) 1911 - Robert Johnson, blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singer)
1911 - Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
1912 - George Woodcock, author
1912 - Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
1913 - Sidney James, [Cohen], Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 - Lord Murton, of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1914 - Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
1915 - John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
1916 - Gordon Scarrott, engineer
1916 - João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
1916 - Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
1919 - Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
1920 - Maurice Cranston, political scientist
1920 - Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal
1920 - Tom of Finland, Finnish fetish artist (d. 1991)
1921 - Graham Leonard, bishop of London
1921 - Saul Bass, designer
1922 - Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
1924 - Tristan Jones, sailor
1925 - Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )
1925 - Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary
Natural History filmmaker and TV personality David AttenboroughNatural History filmmaker and TV personality David Attenborough (1926) 1926 - David Attenborough, producer/TV host/scientist
1926 - Don Rickles, Queens NY, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey)
1926 - Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
1926 - Ronald Waterhouse, high court judge
1927 - Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
1927 - Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
1928 - Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
1928 - William Jay Sydeman, composer
1929 - V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
1929 - Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
1930 - Doug Atkins, Humbolt Tn, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints)
1930 - Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
1930 - Heather Harper, soprano
1930 - Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
1931 - Charles M Wilson, composer
1932 - Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
1932 - Phyllida Law, Scottish actress
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny ListonBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston (1932) 1932 - Sonny Liston, Sand Slough Arkansas, American heavyweight boxer
1933 - Alistair Service, writer/publisher
1934 - Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge
1934 - Roger Kendrick, governor (Dartmoor Prison)
1935 - Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)
1935 - Salome Jens, Milwaukee Wisc, actress (From Here to Eternity)
1935 - Viscount Falkland, British peer (Lib-Dem)
1936 - James Darren, actor (Time Tunnel)
1936 - Neville Purvis, British vice admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
1937 - Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
1937 - Dennis DeConcini, (Sen-D-AZ, 1977- )
1937 - Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
1937 - Thomas Pynchon, novelist (V)
1937 - Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
1937 - Mike Cuellar, baseball player
1938 - Javed Burki, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
1938 - Pierre Lucien Claverie, bishop of Oran
1938 - Jean Giraud, Val-de-Marne, France, comic artist (Alien, Tron), (d. 2012)
1939 - Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove NY, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)
1940 - James Blyth, CEO (Boots)
Jaws Novelist Peter BenchleyJaws Novelist Peter Benchley (1940) 1940 - Peter Benchley, NYC, novelist (Jaws, The Deep), (d. 2006)
1940 - Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)
1940 - Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
1940 - Toni Tennille, American singer
1941 - James A Traficant Jr, (Rep-D-OH, 1985- )
1941 - Jim Mitchum, Bridgeport CT, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6)
1941 - John Fred, rocker
1941 - Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
1942 - Angel Cordero Jr, Santurce PR, jockey (Seattle Slew) [or Nov 8]
1942 - Euclid "Motorhead" Sherwood, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1942 - Norman Lamont, MP/Chancellor of Exchequer
1942 - Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
1942 - Ruth Holland, journalist
1942 - Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
1943 - Paul Samwell-Smith, Richmond, Surrey, English bassist (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943 - Toni Tennille, Montgomery Ala, female Beachboy (Capt & Tennille)
1944 - Gary Glitter, [Paul Gadd], England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
1945 - Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, jurist (Holland's secret service)
1945 - Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
1946 - André Boulerice, Quebec politician
1947 - Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
1947 - Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
1947 - Rick Zehringer, Ohio, rocker (McCoys)
1947 - H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
1948 - John Reid, MP
1948 - Maurizio Nichetti, actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
1948 - Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
1951 - Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1951 - Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)
1951 - Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
1952 - Beth Henley, Jackson Miss, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker)
1952 - Charles J Camarda, NYC, PhD/astronaut
1953 - Billy Burnette, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1953 - Alex Van Halen, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Dutch drummer (Van Halen)
1954 - David Keith, Knoxville Tenn, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter)
1954 - Pat Meyers, LPGA golfer
1955 - Stephen Furst, Norfolk Va, actor (Animal House, Elliot-St Elsewhere)
1956 - Jeff Madrigali, Walnut Creek California, soling yachter (Olymp-bronze-96)
1957 - Deana Deardruff, US, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1957 - Jeff Wincott, Toronto Canada, actor (Night Heat)
NFL Head Coach Bill CowherNFL Head Coach Bill Cowher (1957) 1957 - Bill Cowher, Crafton Pennsylvania, American football coach
1958 - Lovie Smith, American football coach
1959 - Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
1960 - Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
1960 - Eric Brittingham, American bassist
1961 - Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
1961 - David Winning, Canadian film director
1961 - Akira Taue, Japanese professional wrestler
1962 - Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
1963 - Clemens Lothaller, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup)
1963 - Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
1963 - Terry Christian, British radio presenter
1963 - Robin Jarvis, British writer
1964 - Cheryl Richardson, Palo Alto California, actress (Jennie-General Hospital)
1964 - Eric Brittingham, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1964 - Melissa Gilbert, Los Angeles, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1964 - Peter Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or Mar/Jan 8]
1964 - Dave Rowntree, British musician (Blur)
1966 - Eddie Brown, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)

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