Famous Birthdays on 19th May

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  • 1469 Giovanni della Robbia, Italian sculptor
  • 1611 Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italy, 240th Pope (1676-89)
  • 1616 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
  • 1700 José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770)
  • 1724 Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779)
  • 1744 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • 1746 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer
  • 1755 Gabriele Prota, composer
  • 1762 Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
  • 1770 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • 1773 Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1795 Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
  • 1797 Maria Isabel of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1818)
  • 1808 Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1812 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1815 John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1882)
  • 1827 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1828 Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1839 Alice Mary Smith, composer
  • 1857 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1858 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
  • 1860 Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • 1861 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
  • 1862 Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (d. 1942)
  • 1864 Carl Ethan Akeley, US, naturalist, devoleped animal mount process
  • 1868 John Fillmore Hayford, Rouses Point New York, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth)
  • 1869 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
  • 1869 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1870 Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • 1871 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping
  • 1873 Federico Gerdes, composer
  • 1874 Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • 1876 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
  • 1878 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer
  • 1879 Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
  • 1880 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)

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1881 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, born in Salonica, Ottoman Empire (d. 1938)

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1882 Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
  • 1883 Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
  • 1884 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)

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1890 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), born in Nghệ An Province, French Indochina (d. 1969)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1891 Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
  • 1892 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1895 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • 1895 Cecil Gray, composer
  • 1896 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1897 Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1898 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/playwright
  • 1901 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Anthony Bushell, Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
  • 1904 Sven Thofelt, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1906 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1908 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • 1909 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1910 Alan Melville, cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
  • 1913 Albert Hardy, photographer
  • 1913 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India
  • 1914 Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
  • 1914 Go Seigen, Japanese Go player
  • 1914 Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)

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1918 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)

  • 1918 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
  • 1919 Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
  • 1921 Daniel Gelin, Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)
  • 1921 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • 1922 David McLean, actor (Tate-Tate), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1924 Sandy Galbraith Wilson, composer

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1925 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1925 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Paul Cooper, composer
  • 1926 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • 1928 Anthony C B Chapman, England, sports car builder/autoracer (Formula 1)
  • 1928 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars (d. 1982)

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1928 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1929 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • 1929 Michael Adamis, composer
  • 1929 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • 1930 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • 1930 Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Raisin in the Sun)
  • 1931 Eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter
  • 1931 Ruben Radica, composer
  • 1931 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1931 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1932 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1932 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Claude Blanchard, Quebec comedian and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1934 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate)
  • 1934 James Charles Lehrer, Wichita Ks, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report)
  • 1934 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1934 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • 1935 David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • 1935 Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1936 Elisabeth Schwartz, Austria, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1937 Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer
  • 1937 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1938 James H Bilbray, (Rep-D-Nevada)
  • 1938 Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader (d. 1989)
  • 1939 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • 1939 Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • 1939 James Fox, actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • 1939 Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong)
  • 1939 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • 1939 Tomasz Sikorski, composer
  • 1939 Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • 1940 Carlos Diegues, actor (Xica)
  • 1940 Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
  • 1940 Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
  • 1940 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • 1940 Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1941 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • 1941 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • 1941 Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer
  • 1941 Nora Ephron, NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Michael, Heartburn), (d. 2012)

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1942 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1942 James Topping, author of CP/M
  • 1942 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • 1944 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor

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1945 Peter Townshend, Englisg rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1946 Diedre Lenihan, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1946 Mary Bryan, LPGA golfer
  • 1946 Michele Placido, Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)

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1946 André the Giant, French professional wrestler, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 1946 Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
  • 1947 Jerry Hyman, Bkln, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • 1948 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • 1948 Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • 1948 Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
  • 1949 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • 1951 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • 1951 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1952 Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
  • 1952 Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • 1953 Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
  • 1953 Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • 1953 Victoria Wood, British comedian and actress (Dinner Ladies), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1953 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • 1954 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1955 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • 1955 Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
  • 1956 Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • 1956 Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1956 Steve Ford, actor (Young & Restless)/son of Pres Gerald Ford
  • 1957 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1957 Sophia Crawford, actress (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • 1959 Nicole Brown Simpson, Frankford Germany, Mrs OJ Simpson (murdered)
  • 1960 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1961 Lisa Rathgber Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade), born in Hillsboro Illinois
  • 1961 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • 1962 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • 1963 Rebecca Bradley, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • 1964 Michael Dean Standly, Abilene TX, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan)
  • 1965 Edward Odumbe, cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
  • 1965 Joshua Rifkind, actor (Marshall Chronicles)
  • 1965 Maile Flanagan, American actress
  • 1966 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1966 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1966 Polly Walker, British actress
  • 1966 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
  • 1967 John Friesz, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967 Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1967 Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor
  • 1968 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • 1968 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1968 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1969 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-silver-88)
  • 1969 Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1969 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
  • 1970 Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean professional golfer
  • 1971 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Lori Ann Mundt, Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1972 Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Willie Brown, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks. Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • 1973 Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
  • 1974 Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1975 London Fletcher, American football player
  • 1975 Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
  • 1975 Pretinha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1977 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • 1977 Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • 1978 Marcus Bent, English footballer
  • 1979 Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress
  • 1979 Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979 Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
  • 1980 Drew Fuller, American actor/model
  • 1980 Tony Hackworth, English footballer
  • 1981 Georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • 1981 Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer