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, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)
  • 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), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

  • 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, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 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 Gunnar Gunnarsson, Icelandic writer (The Church on the Mountain), born Fljótsdalur, Iceland (d. 1975)
  • 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-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (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, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 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, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 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, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  • 1926 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • 1927 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • 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, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 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, British politician (C), born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
  • 1939 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1939 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician
  • 1939 Gary S. Paxton, Musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1940 A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
  • 1940 Pat Trimborn, cricket pace bowler (South African in 4 Tests 1966-70)
  • 1941 Diane McBain, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1941 M S Longair, astronomer
  • 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 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • 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, American baseball right fielder (NY Yankees, Athletics) nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

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, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • 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, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

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, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

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, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • 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, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

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)