Famous Birthdays on 5th May

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  • 867 Uda, Emperor of Japan (d. 931)
  • 1210 King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
  • 1352 Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king
  • 1479 Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
  • 1546 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • 1557 Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty
  • 1635 Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
  • 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor, composer
  • 1680 Giuseppe Porsile, composer
  • 1715 Daniel Dal Barba, composer

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1747 Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1792)

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • 1749 Jean-Frederic Edelmann, composer
  • 1764 Robert Craufurd, British general (d. 1812)
  • 1800 Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)
  • 1804 Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
  • 1813 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
  • 1815 Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright
  • 1817 George Washington Julian, MC (Union), (d. 1899)

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1818 Karl Marx, Trier, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital), born in Trier, Prussia (d. 1883)

Communist Philosopher Karl Marx
Communist Philosopher
Karl Marx
  • 1819 Stanislaw Moniuszko, Polish composer
  • 1823 James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1826 Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
  • 1830 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • 1832 H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
  • 1833 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
  • 1834 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
  • 1835 Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized
  • 1842 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
  • 1846 Federico Chueca, composer
  • 1846 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
  • 1848 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer
  • 1849 Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
  • 1854 Antonio Smareglia, composer
  • 1862 Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
  • 1863 Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs)
  • 1865 Felicjan Szopski, composer
  • 1865 Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)
  • 1866 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • 1867 Thomas Tertius Noble, composer
  • 1869 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Alberto Cametti, composer
  • 1879 Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
  • 1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
  • 1883 Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1883 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • 1883 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • 1883 Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
  • 1885 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
  • 1886 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • 1887 Estelle Hemsley, Boston MA
  • 1887 Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1889 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (prolific South African pre- & post-WWI)
  • 1890 Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
  • 1894 Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)
  • 1899 Freeman Gosden, radio actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1900 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • 1900 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • 1900 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • 1900 Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • 1901 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1903 James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
  • 1904 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • 1905 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
  • 1905 Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
  • 1906 Ursula Jeans, Simla India. actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon)
  • 1907 Benny Baker, actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1907 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • 1907 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • 1908 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Miklos Radnoti, writer
  • 1910 William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)
  • 1911 Giles Grangier, film director
  • 1911 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)
  • 1911 Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
  • 1912 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • 1913 Tyrone Power, actor (The Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • 1916 Mutal' Burkhanov, composer
  • 1916 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1918 Erbie Bowser, pianist
  • 1919 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • 1920 John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
  • 1921 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)

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1921 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1922 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • 1922 Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
  • 1923 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney)
  • 1923 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, Buenos Aires, director (Monday's Child)
  • 1924 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1925 Monica Lewis, actress (Box Office)
  • 1925 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • 1925 Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Charles Rosen, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
  • 1927 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • 1928 Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 John S Ragin, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1930 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
  • 1931 Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d, 1999)
  • 1932 Aurel Stroe, composer
  • 1932 Will Hutchins, Atwater California, actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord)
  • 1934 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 1935 Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British composer
  • 1937 Rob Van Gennep, publisher
  • 1938 Jerzy Skolimowski, director (Hands Up, Deep End), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938 Johnnie Taylor, Crawfordsville, Arkansas, R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), (d. 2000)
  • 1938 Michael Murphy, actor (McCabe & Mrs Miller, Unmarried Woman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
  • 1939 Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director of various Formula One teams
  • 1940 Lance Henriksen, actor (Aliens, Pumpkinhead, Knights, Hard Target)
  • 1941 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • 1942 Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)

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1942 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1942 Marc Alaimo, American actor

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1943 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 1943 Raphael, Spanish singer
  • 1944 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944 John Rhys-Davies, Salisbury England, actor (Sir Edward-Quest, Sliders)
  • 1944 Roger Raised, English actor (Nicholas Nickleby)
  • 1944 Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1944 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • 1945 Raphael, Spain, spanish singer (When the Sun Sets, Lo Meyur de Ano)
  • 1945 Kurt Loder, Entertainment reporter
  • 1946 Stefania Sandrelli, Viareggio Italy, actress (Lie, Conformist, 1900)
  • 1948 Bill Ward, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948 Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
  • 1949 Anna Bergman, actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1950 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star)
  • 1950 Googoosh, Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین), Iranian, Persian Singer & actress
  • 1951 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
  • 1952 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (d. 2005)
  • 1954 Angelo Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954 John Greg Adams, Scottsdale AZ, PGA golfer (1982 Hall of Fame-2nd)
  • 1954 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1955 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • 1955 Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
  • 1956 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • 1957 Richard E Grant, Swaziland, actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula)
  • 1957 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • 1957 Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
  • 1957 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director
  • 1958 Ron Arad, Israeli aircraft navigator missing in action.
  • 1959 Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • 1959 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
  • 1961 Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1962 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
  • 1963 Simon Rimmer, English chef
  • 1963 Heidi Kozak, American actress
  • 1963 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater)
  • 1964 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, British pop singer (Deacon Blue-Fellow Hoodlums)
  • 1964 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1965 Paul Frase, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • 1966 Mike Stapleton, Sarnia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1966 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • 1967 Brad Baxter, NFL fullback (NY Jets)
  • 1967 Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1967 Takehito Koyasu, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • 1967 Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1968 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1968 Michael Titley, WLAF TE (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Robert David Burns, Mission Hills CA, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-5th)
  • 1968 Tim Neilsen, cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991)
  • 1969 Bryan Ivie, Torrance California, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
  • 1970 Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
  • 1970 Juan Acevedo, baseball player
  • 1970 Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
  • 1970 Soheil Ayari, French racer
  • 1971 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971 Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971 Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1971 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • 1972 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Brigitta Boccoli, Milan Italy, actress (Manhattan Baby)
  • 1972 Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
  • 1972 Mikael Renberg, Pitea Swe, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning)
  • 1972 Ron Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Wendy Kaye, playmate (Jul, 1991), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 James Cracknell, British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medalist
  • 1973 Johan Hedberg, Nacka SWE, hockey goalie (Team Sweden, Oly-1998)
  • 1973 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1973 Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)