Famous Birthdays on 28th May

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  • 1140 Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
  • 1371 John, the Fearless, Burgundy France, Duke of Burgundy/warrior

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1524 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1566-74, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1574)

Ottoman Sultan Selim II
Ottoman Sultan
Selim II
  • 1577 Floris II van Pallandt, Dutch earl of Culemborg/politician
  • 1582 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
  • 1588 Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
  • 1641 Janez Vajkard Valvasor, Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)

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1660 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

King George I
King
George I
  • 1676 Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
  • 1738 Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician and freemason who proposed and became the namesake of the guillotine, born in Saintes, France (d.1814)
  • 1759 William Pitt, the Younger (C), English PM (1783-1801, 1804-06)
  • 1765 Jean Baptiste Cartier, composer
  • 1777 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer
  • 1778 Friedrich Westenholz, composer
  • 1779 Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
  • 1780 Joseph Frohlich, composer
  • 1782 Wouter J van Troostwijk, Dutch painter
  • 1789 Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)
  • 1798 Josef Dessauer, composer
  • 1807 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
  • 1807 Louis Agassiz, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher
  • 1810 Alexandre Calamo, Switzerland, painter/etcher/lithographer
  • 1818 Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, US Confederate gen (Hero of Sumter)
  • 1819 William Birney, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1907)
  • 1820 Willem Doorenbos, [Keerom], literary/critic
  • 1828 Alpheus Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1828 Bartel Wilton, machinefabrikant/ship builder
  • 1830 George Lucas Hartsuff, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1830 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian Saxon composer and pianist
  • 1831 Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
  • 1836 Alexander Mitscherlich, German chemist (d. 1918)
  • 1837 George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)
  • 1837 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
  • 1838 Basil Wilson Duke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)
  • 1841 Giovanni Sgambati, composer
  • 1844 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer
  • 1851 Dick Barlow, cricketer (immortal England all-rounder of 1880s)
  • 1853 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (d. 1919)
  • 1858 Carl Rickard Nyberg, Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1862 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)
  • 1863 Georg Adler, German state economist
  • 1865 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch physiologist (Vitamin E)
  • 1868 Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)
  • 1872 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
  • 1878 Paul Pelliot, French sinologist (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
  • 1883 George Dyson, composer
  • 1883 Luigi Perrachio, composer
  • 1883 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian activist (d. 1966)
  • 1883 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • 1884 Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
  • 1884 Theo(door) van Reijn, Dutch sculptor/lithographer
  • 1886 Nicolai Sokoloff, near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symph)
  • 1886 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • 1887 Hank Mann, actor (City Lights, Smoky, Dawn Trail, Fugitive Road), born in NYC, New York

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1888 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), born in Prague, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1892 Minna Gombell, actress (Bad Girl, Thin Man, Hello Sister), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1894 Sammy White, RI, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
  • 1896 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer
  • 1896 Warren Giles, baseball's National League president
  • 1897 Henry Kendall, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange), born in London, England
  • 1898 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • 1900 Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • 1900 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • 1903 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)
  • 1904 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • 1906 Mary Ralton, director (British WRAC)
  • 1906 Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
  • 1907 Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian
  • 1907 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • 1907 Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
  • 1908 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • 1909 John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)
  • 1909 Red Horner, Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
  • 1910 Rachel Kempson, actress (Captive Heart)
  • 1910 Stuart Piggott, archaeologist

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1910 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1911 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader
  • 1911 Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
  • 1912 Leslie Monson, diplomat
  • 1912 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • 1912 Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Gordon Wolstenholme, physician
  • 1914 W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot
  • 1915 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • 1915 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • 1915 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • 1916 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • 1916 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • 1916 Thora Hird, actress (Nightcomers, Kind of Loving)
  • 1916 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1917 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1917 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
  • 1917 Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)
  • 1919 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • 1919 Frank Middlemass, actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
  • 1919 John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • 1921 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • 1922 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
  • 1922 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • 1924 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • 1924 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • 1924 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • 1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1925 Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • 1927 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927 Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
  • 1927 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • 1927 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • 1928 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • 1928 Jacob R Druckman, composer
  • 1929 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • 1929 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • 1930 Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)
  • 1930 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
  • 1931 Carroll Baker, Penn, actress (Andy Warhol's Bad, Babydoll, Harlow)
  • 1931 Ervin Junger, composer
  • 1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard, composer
  • 1931 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
  • 1931 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • 1932 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • 1933 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933 Philip Otton, high court judge
  • 1934 Dionne Quintuplets, secluded quintuplets, born Annette, Alive Cecile, Alive Emelie, Dead 1954 Marie, Dead 1970 Yvonne, Alive, First known set of surviving quintuplets, these girls were treated as
  • 1934 Julian Slade, composer
  • 1934 Rob du Bois, composer
  • 1935 Kenneth Kleinwort, English banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1936 Maki Ishii, composer
  • 1936 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician

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1938 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1938 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician/producer (Madness)
  • 1940 Betty Shabazz, educator/talk show hostess/widow (Malcolm X)
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1940 Thomas E Petri, (Rep-R-WI, 1979- )
  • 1940 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)
  • 1941 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • 1942 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1943 Dennis Riley, composer
  • 1943 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • 1943 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • 1943 Tony Mansfield, [Anthony Bookbinder], rock drummer (Billy J Kramer)
  • 1943 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
  • 1944 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • 1944 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Rudy Giuliani, (Mayor-R/L- 1994- ), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
  • 1945 Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)
  • 1945 John Fogerty, Berkeley California, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • 1945 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • 1945 John N. Bambacus, American politician
  • 1946 Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)
  • 1946 Satchidanandan, Indian poet
  • 1946 Skip Jutze, American baseball player
  • 1947 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • 1947 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • 1947 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • 1947 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1948 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • 1949 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • 1949 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1950 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • 1950 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
  • 1952 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • 1954 George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
  • 1954 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • 1954 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1955 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • 1956 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1956 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • 1956 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • 1956 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • 1956 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1957 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • 1957 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1957 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • 1958 Yvet Anna, painter
  • 1959 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1959 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • 1959 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • 1961 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • 1962 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1963 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • 1963 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1964 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)