Famous Birthdays on May 3

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  • 612 Constantine III, Byzantine Emperor (d. 641)
  • 1415 Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (d. 1495)
  • 1428 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman (d. 1495)
  • 1446 Margaret of York / Margaret of Burgendy, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1503)

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1469 Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician and writer (Prince), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1527)

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • 1514 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], primate of Portugal
  • 1535 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
  • 1647 John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)
  • 1649 Johann Valentin Meder, composer
  • 1662 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect (d. 1736)
  • 1692 Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)
  • 1695 Henri Pitot, Italian-born French engineer (d. 1771)
  • 1708 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1713 Alexis Clairault, French mathematician (d. 1765)
  • 1729 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
  • 1737 Friedrich Schwindl, composer
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
  • 1744 Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer
  • 1752 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
  • 1761 August von Kotzebue, German dramatist (d. 1819)
  • 1764 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
  • 1768 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (d. 1838)
  • 1773 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat
  • 1815 Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
  • 1816 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Nicola De Giosa, composer
  • 1826 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
  • 1844 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
  • 1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
  • 1849 Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
  • 1849 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1857 George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1859 Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
  • 1860 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • 1860 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1861 Emmett Dalton, American outlaw (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England)
  • 1870 Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • 1873 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
  • 1873 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
  • 1873 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian general (d. 1945)
  • 1874 Francois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
  • 1874 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
  • 1876 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
  • 1876 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
  • 1877 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1890 B. Traven, (German?) writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre) whose real identity is disputed (possible date)
  • 1891 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Beulah Bondi, actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1892 George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937)
  • 1893 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975)
  • 1895 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
  • 1895 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
  • 1895 Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1896 Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
  • 1897 V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
  • 1898 Golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)
  • 1898 Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
  • 1899 Aline MacMahon, McKeesport Pa, actress (Backdoor to Heaven)
  • 1901 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
  • 1902 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
  • 1902 Jack Larue, actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • 1902 Walter Slezak, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1902 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)

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1903 Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1904 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • 1904 John Breeden, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1905 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
  • 1905 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)

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1906 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • 1907 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
  • 1910 Alceo Galliera, composer
  • 1910 Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer
  • 1911 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • 1912 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Earl Blackwell, author (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1913 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
  • 1915 Evencio Castellanos, composer
  • 1915 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961-99 ), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • 1916 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • 1917 James Penberthy, composer
  • 1917 Betty Comden, American lyricist, (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999 (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Ted Bates, English former footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Pete Seeger, folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)

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1921 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1921 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
  • 1921 Joe Ames, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
  • 1922 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
  • 1923 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • 1924 Mary Carver, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1924 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Ken Tyrrell, English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol)
  • 1928 Jeanne Bal, actress (Pat-Love & Marriage), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1929 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • 1929 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
  • 1930 David Evatt Tunley, composer
  • 1930 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1931 Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer
  • 1931 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Robert Osborne, American film historian
  • 1933 Collie Smith, cricketer (exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly)

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1933 James Brown, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1933 Alex Cord, American actor
  • 1934 Georg Kroll, German composer, born in Linz
  • 1934 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934 Henry Cooper, English boxer
  • 1935 Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)
  • 1935 Ron Popeil, American inventor
  • 1937 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer
  • 1938 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player
  • 1939 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
  • 1939 Jose Torres, US, boxer (Olympics)
  • 1940 Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
  • 1940 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager
  • 1940 David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries), - 6th= richest person in the world (2015), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1941 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
  • 1941 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • 1942 Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
  • 1942 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Dave Marash, American journalist
  • 1942 C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
  • 1943 John Costello, historian
  • 1944 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
  • 1944 Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1945 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
  • 1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
  • 1946 Norm Chow, American football coach
  • 1947 Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
  • 1948 Chris Mulkey, American actor
  • 1949 Albert Sacco Jr, PhD/astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
  • 1950 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
  • 1951 Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
  • 1951 Chris Cross, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1951 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • 1952 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh
  • 1952 Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1953 Van McLain, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1954 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)
  • 1955 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • 1955 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • 1956 Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1957 Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1957 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Wash Caps)
  • 1958 Kevin Kilner, American actor
  • 1958 Sandi Toksvig, Danish comedian and radio presenter
  • 1959 Ben Elton, Catford, London, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live)
  • 1959 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1959 Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • 1960 Amy Steel, American actress
  • 1961 Steve McClaren, English football manager
  • 1961 Joe Murray, American cartoonist
  • 1961 David Vitter American politician
  • 1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1962 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder
  • 1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
  • 1963 Jamie Reeves, British strongman
  • 1963 Sally Whittaker, English actress

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1964 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1965 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian
  • 1965 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality
  • 1965 John Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1966 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Peter Abbay, American actor
  • 1966 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor
  • 1966 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player
  • 1966 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1968 Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)
  • 1968 Jay Darlington, keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1968 Shane Minor, American singer
  • 1969 Karen Kraft, San Mateo California, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1969 Daryl F. Mallett, American writer/editor
  • 1970 Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
  • 1970 Ted Crowley, Concord Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • 1971 James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1971 Damon Dash, American label executive
  • 1971 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva)
  • 1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1972 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter
  • 1973 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
  • 1973 Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1974 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan
  • 1975 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist
  • 1975 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress