Famous Birthdays on 18th May

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  • 1048 Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)
  • 1186 Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218)
  • 1474 Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
  • 1610 Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
  • 1662 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • 1692 Joseph Butler, theologian, born in Wantage Berkshire
  • 1711 Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
  • 1744 Joseph Beer, Bohemia clarinetist/composer (5th clarinet flap)
  • 1759 Charles Duquesnoy, composer
  • 1778 Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (d. 1854)
  • 1785 John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
  • 1788 Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer
  • 1797 Frederick Augustus II, King of Saxony (1836-54)
  • 1798 Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1870)
  • 1815 Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), (d. 1891)
  • 1817 James William Denver, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Julius Hopp, composer
  • 1830 Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
  • 1836 Isidor Vorobchievici, composer
  • 1850 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • 1851 James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • 1852 Gertrude Käsebier, pioneering American photgrapher, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1854 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (To my Fatherland)
  • 1862 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
  • 1864 Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian
  • 1865 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)

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1868 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)

  • 1869 Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
  • 1871 Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
  • 1872 Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
  • 1875 Guido Alberto Fano, composer
  • 1881 Georgi Atanasov, composer
  • 1882 Eduardo Fabini, composer
  • 1882 Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1883 Walter Gropius, architect (Bauhaus school of design), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1885 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
  • 1886 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • 1887 Ernst Wiechert, writer
  • 1889 G Gunnarson, writer
  • 1889 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
  • 1891 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
  • 1896 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England

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1897 Frank Capra, Italian-born American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night) (d.1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897 Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), born in London, England
  • 1898 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • 1900 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
  • 1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer
  • 1901 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
  • 1901 Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
  • 1902 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
  • 1903 George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
  • 1904 Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
  • 1905 Eric Zeisl, composer
  • 1905 Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
  • 1907 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1907 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
  • 1907 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
  • 1910 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
  • 1911 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • 1911 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1911 Sigrid Gurie, actor (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • 1912 Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
  • 1912 Richard Brooks, Phila, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood)
  • 1913 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Anthony Fell, British MP
  • 1914 Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
  • 1914 Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
  • 1915 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
  • 1917 Charles Wintour, journalist
  • 1917 James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)
  • 1918 George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
  • 1918 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)

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1920 John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], Wadowice Poland, 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1920 Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 1921 Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
  • 1922 Bill Macy, Revere Mass, actor (Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta)
  • 1922 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • 1922 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Kai Winding, Danish-born Jazz musician (d. 1983)
  • 1923 Liam Sullivan, Jacksonville Ill, actor (Mapoy-Monroes)
  • 1924 Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • 1924 Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  • 1926 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Richard Body, MP
  • 1928 G R Hall, nuclear scientist
  • 1928 P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral
  • 1928 Pernell Roberts, Waycross Ga, actor (Adam-Bonanza, Trapper John MD)
  • 1929 Kai Winding, Denmark, American Jazz composer, (d. 1983)
  • 1929 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • 1929 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • 1929 Roger Matton, composer
  • 1930 Barbara Goldsmith, New Rochelle, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last)
  • 1930 Don Leslie Lind, Midvale Utah, astronaut (STS 51-B)
  • 1930 Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
  • 1930 Geoffrey Littler, CEO (County NatWest Group)
  • 1930 Warren B Rudman, (Sen-R-NH, 1980- )
  • 1931 Robert Morse, Newton Mass, actor (That's Life, Jack Frost)
  • 1931 Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1932 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • 1933 Bernadette Chirac, French politician
  • 1934 Dwayne Hickman, LA, actor (Dobie Gillis, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini)
  • 1937 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
  • 1937 Jacques Santer, Pres (European Commission)
  • 1938 Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
  • 1939 Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker (Crickets)
  • 1939 Patrick Cormack, MP
  • 1939 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1939 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
  • 1940 A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
  • 1940 Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
  • 1941 Diane McBain, Cleve Ohio, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass)
  • 1941 M S Longair, astronomer
  • 1942 Albert Hammond, rocker
  • 1942 Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
  • 1942 Simon Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, English aristocrat, banker and philanthropist
  • 1942 N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
  • 1942 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
  • 1943 James Reiher, American professional wrestler
  • 1944 Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
  • 1944 W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)
  • 1945 Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, cricketer (brilliant Indian leggie 1964-79)
  • 1945 John Richard Patterson, businessman
  • 1945 Maarten van Traa, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1946 George Alexander, rocker

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1946 Reggie Jackson, Wyncote Pennsylvania, "Mr October" baseball rightfielder (Yankees, A's)

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946 Frank Hsieh, former Premier of Taiwan
  • 1946 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
  • 1948 Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor/director (Gekkenbriefje)
  • 1948 Joe Bonsall, Phila, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira)
  • 1949 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • 1949 Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
  • 1949 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
  • 1950 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1950 Thomas Gottschalk, Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
  • 1951 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
  • 1951 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • 1951 James Stephens, Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
  • 1951 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1951 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • 1952 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • 1952 George Strait, Pearsall Tx, country singer (All My Exes Live in Texas)
  • 1952 Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1952 Jeana Yeager, American aviator
  • 1953 Helen Chadwick, artist
  • 1953 [Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
  • 1954 Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster
  • 1954 Wreckless Eric, rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
  • 1954 Reinhold Heil, German composer

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1955 Yun Fat Chow, Nam Nga Island Hong Kong, actor (Better Tomorrow)

  • 1956 Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
  • 1957 Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
  • 1958 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1958 Toyah Wilcox, rocker (I Want to Be Free), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1959 Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)

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1960 Jari Kurri, Helsinki Finland, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1960 Tom Jackson, Oakville Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 CPGA Winter)

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1960 Yannick Noah, Sedan France, tennis player (French 1983)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • 1962 Mike Whitmarsh, beach volleyballer (Olympics-silver-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1962 Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  • 1962 Sandra Cretu, German singer
  • 1962 Mike Darnell, American television executive
  • 1963 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • 1964 Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1965 Erik Hanson, Kinnelon NJ, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1965 Rufus Porter, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • 1966 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • 1967 Jaime Gomez, Arlington TX, Nike golfer (1992 Boise Open)
  • 1967 Karl Dunbar, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  • 1967 Rob Base, American rapper
  • 1968 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • 1969 Jean-Chris. Filippin, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1969 Martika, [Marta Marrero], Cuba, singer (Toy Soldiers)
  • 1970 Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970 Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

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1970 Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • 1971 Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Clifton Sunada, extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1971 Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Daniel Gowing, Germany, NZ judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Karen Bye, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1971 Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
  • 1971 Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1971 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter
  • 1971 Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • 1972 Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1973 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1973 David Bailey, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1973 Markus Brunner, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1973 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Walter Scott, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver