Famous Birthdays on May 29

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  • 1594 Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian general (d. 1632)
  • 1627 Anne ML of Orleans, duchess of Montpensier (Grand Mademoiselle)

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1630 Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85), born in St. James's Palace, London (d. 1685)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1673 Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, lawyer/president of High Council
  • 1675 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)
  • 1716 Louis J M Daubenton, French zoologist
  • 1722 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
  • 1730 William Jackson (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organis born in Exeter (d. 1803)
  • 1731 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, born in Pisa (d. 1788)

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1736 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, born in Studley, Colony of Virginia, British America (d. 1799)

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry
  • 1741 Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer
  • 1773 Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1791 Pietro Romani, composer
  • 1794 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1810 Erasmus Darwin Keyes, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1810 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
  • 1810 Solomon Meredith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
  • 1823 John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
  • 1824 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1825 David Bell Birney, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1826 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
  • 1827 Reuben Lindsay Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • 1837 Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister/party leader (CHU)
  • 1837 Luca Fumagalli, composer
  • 1839 Ned Gregory, cricketer (bro of Dave, father of Syd Played 1st Test)
  • 1840 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
  • 1841 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
  • 1843 Emile Pessard, composer
  • 1846 Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • 1851 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • 1852 Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, composer
  • 1860 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)
  • 1863 Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1864 A H Borgesius, Dutch amateur astronomer
  • 1874 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • 1880 Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
  • 1881 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer
  • 1882 Doris Ulmann, American photographer
  • 1883 William Beatton Moonie, composer
  • 1885 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
  • 1890 Francis de Bourguignon, composer
  • 1892 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
  • 1894 Beatrice Lillie, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1894 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
  • 1896 George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)
  • 1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta)
  • 1897 Ignace Lilien, composer

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1903 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • 1904 Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • 1905 Fela Sowande, composer
  • 1905 Jan [Johannes] Teulings, Dutch actor/director (That Joyous Eve)
  • 1905 Sebastian Shaw, Holt England, actor (Return of Jedi, Chimera)
  • 1906 Hans Joachim Schaeuble, composer
  • 1906 Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

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1906 T. H. White, English author (King Arthur), born in Bombay, India (d. 1964)

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1907 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic
  • 1907 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Neil R[onald] Jones, US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)
  • 1910 Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker
  • 1911 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
  • 1911 Louis Wain, agricultural scientist
  • 1912 John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • 1912 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Douglas Black, physician
  • 1913 Iris Adrian, actress (Blue Hawaii, Bluebeard), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1913 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)

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1914 Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber who was the 1st to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary (exact date of birth unknown, but he celebrated on the 29th), born in either northeastern Nepal or Tibet (d. 1986)

Mountaineer and Explorer Tenzing Norgay
Mountaineer and Explorer
Tenzing Norgay
  • 1915 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • 1915 Igor Buketoff, Hartford Conn, conductor (Iceland Symph 1964-65)
  • 1915 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • 1915 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d.1995)

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1917 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1918 Herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • 1918 Isabel Dean, English actress (Five Days One Summer Virgin Island, Ransom), born in Aldridge, Staffordshire (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • 1921 Clifton James, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • 1921 James Clifton, actor (Live & Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1922 Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician
  • 1922 John Heerbecq, Church commissioner
  • 1923 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • 1923 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • 1925 Sir Kenneth Couzens, Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • 1926 Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • 1927 Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
  • 1927 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • 1927 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
  • 1928 Felix Rohatyn, investment banker (NY Big MAC Bonds), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1929 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • 1929 Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • 1929 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • 1930 Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
  • 1930 Eddy Choong, Penang, Malaysia, Chinese badminton player, (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Carl Toms, stage designer
  • 1932 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
  • 1933 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor
  • 1935 André Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season), born in Vrede, Free State
  • 1935 Denis J Worrall, South African politician/leader (DP)
  • 1935 Martin Garrod, Commandant General (Royal Marines)
  • 1936 Arlene McQuade, actress (Rosalie-Goldbergs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • 1937 Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • 1937 Peter Kolman, composer
  • 1937 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • 1938 Francis Thomas (Fay) Vincent, baseball commissioner
  • 1939 Al Unser, auto racer (Indianapolis 500-1970, 71)
  • 1939 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • 1939 Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)
  • 1940 Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan
  • 1941 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • 1941 Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • 1942 Kevin Conway, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Pierre Bourque, Former mayor of Montreal
  • 1943 Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
  • 1943 E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • 1943 Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • 1943 Robert W. Edgar, Theologian and Politician, (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Helmut Berger, actor (Ash Wednesday, Damned, Picture of Dorian Gray)
  • 1944 Quentin Davies, MP (C)
  • 1945 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
  • 1945 Martin Pipe, horse trainer
  • 1945 Gary Brooker, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum)
  • 1946 Robin Johnson, actress (Times Square), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Anthony Geary, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville Utah
  • 1947 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • 1948 Linda Esther Gray, opera singer
  • 1948 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • 1948 Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • 1949 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • 1949 Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • 1950 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950 Talat Ali, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in ten Tests 1972-80)
  • 1951 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • 1952 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)

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1953 Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simspons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 1953 Ranji Nanan, cricketer (Trinidad off-spinner, 1 Test v Pakistan 1981)
  • 1953 Rick Henderson, Beaumont Tx, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • 1955 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • 1955 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • 1955 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • 1955 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • 1956 LaToya Jackson, American singer/model (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956 Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • 1957 Jeb Hensarling, American politician

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1958 Annette Bening, American actress (Grifters, Bugsy, American Beauty), born in Topeka, Kansas

  • 1958 Ivar Sisniega, Mexico, pentathelete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1958 Sam Clancy, WLAF defensive assistant coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1958 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1959 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • 1959 Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
  • 1960 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1961 David Palmer, heavy metal drummer (ABC, AC/DC)
  • 1961 Melissa Etheridge, US singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • 1961 Todd Boonstra, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Eric Davis, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Gerry Norquist, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1990 Boise Open-5th)
  • 1962 John D. LeMay, American actor
  • 1963 Lisa Whelchel, Fort Worth Texas, actress (Blair-Facts of Life)
  • 1963 Tracey E Bregman, Munich Germany, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life)
  • 1963 Blaze Bayley, British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • 1963 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1965 Charlie Hayes, Hattisburg MS, 3rd baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1965 Emilio Sanchez, Tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1965 Jammo Myllys, Savonlinna FIN, hockey goalie (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
  • 1966 Floyd Turner, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1967 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967 Karina Orum, Denmark, golfer (Scandinavian champion 1989)
  • 1967 Mike Keane, Winnipeg, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1967 Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)

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1967 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis), born in Manchester, England

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1968 Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 Toby Borland, Quitman LA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Wiltrud Probst, Nuermberg Germany, tennis star (1992 Belgian Open)
  • 1969 Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1970 Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
  • 1971 Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
  • 1972 Bill Curley, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1972 David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Kenny McEntyre, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • 1972 Kevin McDougal, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • 1972 Stanislas Renoult, French singer
  • 1973 Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973 Etdrick Bohannon, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1973 Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1973 Malcolm Allen, Wauchope NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county California, playmate (Oct, 1992)
  • 1973 Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  • 1973 Anthony Azizi, American actor
  • 1973 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
  • 1974 Barbara Mulej, Kranj Slovenia, tennis star (1992 Futures Germ)
  • 1974 Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Robyn Petroskey, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1974 Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter on Triple J and TV personality on Spicks and Specks