Famous Birthdays on May 13

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  • 1024 Hugh of Cluny, French saint (d. 1109)
  • 1254 Maria of Brabant, queen of France (d. 1321)
  • 1314 Sergius of Radonesh, Russian saint
  • 1588 Ole Worm, Danish physician (d. 1654)
  • 1592 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist
  • 1638 Richard Simon, French Biblical critic (d. 1712)
  • 1655 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italy, 244th Pope (1721-24)
  • 1699 Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1782)
  • 1712 Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (d. 1772)
  • 1717 Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria (Wife of emperor Franz I)
  • 1729 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
  • 1730 Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British PM (1765-66, 1782) and Whig
  • 1735 Horace Coignet, composer
  • 1742 Archduchess Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
  • 1746 Oliver Brownson, composer
  • 1753 Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)
  • 1756 Wojciech Zywny, composer
  • 1761 Adrian Loosjes Pzn, publisher/writer (Mauritius Lijnslager)
  • 1776 Charles Ots, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1845)
  • 1776 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer
  • 1792 Pius IX "Pio Nono", [Giovanni-Maria Mastai-Ferretti], Pope (1846-78)
  • 1794 Louis-Leopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1795 Joshua Ratoon Sands, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • 1795 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
  • 1822 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)
  • 1828 Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
  • 1830 Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • 1831 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, Dutch minister of Colonies
  • 1840 L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
  • 1842 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1843 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician
  • 1847 Johannes Haarklou, composer
  • 1854 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch director (Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra)
  • 1854 Paul Klengel, composer
  • 1856 Peter Henry Emerson, 1st to promote photography as an independent art
  • 1856 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)
  • 1857 Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1859 August Enna, Danish composer (The Witch), (d. 1939)
  • 1866 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
  • 1867 Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist (Willam Morris)
  • 1868 Paolo Gallico, composer
  • 1874 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer
  • 1876 Raoul Laparra, composer
  • 1881 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • 1882 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, born in Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise (d. 1963)
  • 1883 Henk JFM Sneevliet, leader RSAP/editor Spartacus (Dutch-Indies)
  • 1883 Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (d. 1962)
  • 1886 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • 1891 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • 1894 Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
  • 1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1898 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • 1900 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • 1903 Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer
  • 1903 Paul Page, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1904 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
  • 1904 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • 1906 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
  • 1907 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • 1907 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • 1907 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
  • 1908 Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
  • 1911 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • 1911 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1912 Helen Craig, actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1912 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)
  • 1913 William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)

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1914 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), born in Lafayette, Alabama (d. 1981)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1915 John Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
  • 1917 Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant
  • 1917 Wilhelmus C Wijen, [Broeder Pius], social worker (Curacao)
  • 1918 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • 1918 T. Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )
  • 1920 Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • 1922 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922 Bea Arthur, comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), born in New York, NY. (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • 1924 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • 1926 Beatrice Arthur [Frankel], American actress (Maude, Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Wallace Breem, British author
  • 1926 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, born in Crump, Tennessee (d. 1968)
  • 1927 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • 1927 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • 1927 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1928 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1928 Enrique Bolaños, President of Nicaragua
  • 1928 Jim Shoulders, Champion rodeo cowboy (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Mike Gravel, (Sen-R-Alaska)
  • 1930 Vernon Shaw, former president of Dominica
  • 1931 Eileen Diss, theatrical designer (August, Secret Places, Betrayal)

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1931 Jim Jones, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana (d. 1978)

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • 1931 Sydney Lipworth, CEO (Monopolies & Mergers Commission)
  • 1931 William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
  • 1933 Alden Ashforth, composer
  • 1933 Sid Morrison, (Rep-R-WA, 1981- )
  • 1933 Stig Gustav Schonberg, composer
  • 1934 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • 1934 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Nigel Butterley, composer
  • 1935 Yizhak Sadai, composer
  • 1935 Dominic Cossa, American baritone
  • 1936 Alan Rayfield, governor (Long Latin Prison)
  • 1936 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
  • 1937 John Cope, MP/Paymaster General
  • 1937 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
  • 1937 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York

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1937 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Novelist and Author of
Novelist and Author of "contes"
Roch Carrier
  • 1937 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio
  • 1938 Buck Taylor, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1938 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938 Giuliano Amato, Italian politician
  • 1939 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
  • 1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
  • 1939 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
  • 1939 William W Cobey Jr, (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87)
  • 1939 Hildrun Claus, German athlete
  • 1940 Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
  • 1940 Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
  • 1941 Joe Brown, singer/guitarist
  • 1941 Ritchie Valens, singer (Donna, La Bamba)
  • 1941 Senta Berger, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1942 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • 1942 Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)
  • 1943 Mary Wells, singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1944 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • 1944 Carolyn Franklin, US singer/songwriter (Baby Baby Baby, Angel)
  • 1944 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
  • 1944 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist
  • 1944 Armistead Maupin, American author
  • 1945 Magic Dick, [Richard Salwitz], harmonicaist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
  • 1945 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1946 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Tim Pigott-Smith, actor (Sweet William, Jewel in Crown)
  • 1947 David Hughes, cricketer
  • 1947 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1947 Stephen R Donaldson, US, sci-fi author (Lord Foul's Bane)
  • 1947 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • 1947 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1948 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1949 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian/actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Jane Glover, British conductor
  • 1949 Zoe Wanamaker, actress (Raggedy Rawney)
  • 1950 Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1950 John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)

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1950 Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1951 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • 1951 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • 1951 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • 1952 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • 1952 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
  • 1954 Johnny Logan, Irish singer and songwriter
  • 1956 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • 1956 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation
  • 1957 Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • 1957 Eloise Broady, playmate (Apr, 1988), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1957 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • 1958 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
  • 1959 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
  • 1960 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • 1960 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California

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1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1962 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • 1962 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • 1962 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1962 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • 1963 Julian Brookhouse, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
  • 1963 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • 1964 Sam Randolph, Nike golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1964 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • 1964 Stephen Colbert, American comedian and actor
  • 1964 Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder
  • 1964 Tom Verica, American actor
  • 1965 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • 1965 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (d. 2006)
  • 1965 Hikari Ota, Japanese comedian
  • 1965 Tasmin Little, English violinist
  • 1965 Lari White, American country music singer
  • 1965 Natalie Massenet, entrepreneur and founder of Net-a-Porter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • 1966 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish)
  • 1966 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • 1967 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death, Control Denied) (d. 2001)
  • 1967 Melanie Thornton, African American German pop singer, former member of La Bouche. (d. 2001)
  • 1968 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
  • 1968 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician
  • 1968 Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (d. 1997)
  • 1968 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • 1969 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969 Buckethead [Brain Carroll], American underground guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 André Schmechta, German musician (X Marks the Pedwalk)
  • 1970 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)