Famous Birthdays on 7th May

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 211

  • 1328 Louis VI the Roman, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1365)
  • 1530 Louis I Condé, French prince/leader of hugenots

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1553 Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1568–1618), born in Konigsberg, Duchy of Prussia (d. 1618)

Duke of Prussia Albert Frederick
Duke of Prussia
Albert Frederick
  • 1574 Innocent X, [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th pope (1644-55)
  • 1643 Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (d. 1700)
  • 1700 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch botanist
  • 1704 Carl Heinrich Graun, composer
  • 1724 Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian general (d. 1797)
  • 1740 Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)
  • 1748 Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)
  • 1763 Józef Antoni Poniatowski, Polish general/marshal of France (d. 1813)
  • 1767 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1820)
  • 1769 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer
  • 1774 William Bainbridge, American Commodore (d. 1833)
  • 1787 Jacques Viger, French Canadian politician, first mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
  • 1795 Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)
  • 1803 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer

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1812 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • 1826 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Francis Engle Patterson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1832 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
  • 1833 Johannes Brahms, Hamburg Germany, composer

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1840 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

  • 1845 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • 1847 Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British PM (1894-95)
  • 1857 William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)
  • 1866 Cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)
  • 1867 Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress (Hope of Blessing)
  • 1873 Clarence Dickinson, composer
  • 1882 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
  • 1883 Gino Roncaglia, composer
  • 1883 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)
  • 1885 George "Gabby" Hayes, Wellesvile NY, actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso)
  • 1887 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)
  • 1890 Billy House, Minn, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I)
  • 1891 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • 1892 Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)
  • 1892 Josip Broz Tito, WW II partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)
  • 1893 Frank J. Selke, Canadian ice hockey manager (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Moscow, Russian mathematician (topology)
  • 1897 Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
  • 1898 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • 1900 Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England
  • 1901 Gary Cooper, Montana, actor (2 Acad Awards-Sgt York, High Noon)
  • 1901 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)
  • 1901 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • 1902 Sal Gliatto, baseball player
  • 1903 Basil Nield, judge/politician
  • 1907 Jef van Durme, composer
  • 1908 Ed MacDonald, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
  • 1908 Wouter Paap, composer

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1909 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • 1911 Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • 1912 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
  • 1914 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)
  • 1917 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
  • 1917 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert
  • 1918 Argeliers Leon, composer

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1919 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, born in Los Toldos (d. 1952)

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • 1921 Gale Robbins, Chic, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex)
  • 1922 Darren McGavin, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1922 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
  • 1923 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
  • 1924 Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Val Bisoglio, actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1928 John Ingle, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Marvin Mitchelson, attorney
  • 1929 Dick Williams, baseball player, manager (including Seattle 1986-87)
  • 1929 Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
  • 1929 Babe Parilli, American football player
  • 1930 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1930 Horst Bienek, German poet
  • 1930 Totie Fields, American comedienne (d. 1978)
  • 1931 Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)
  • 1931 Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)
  • 1931 Teresa Brewer, singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1932 Hans Boskamp, [Johan HG Hoelscher], actor/producer (Oh My Papa)
  • 1932 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Pete Domenici, Republican senator from New Mexico

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1933 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1933 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer
  • 1934 Ben Smith, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1934 Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • 1934 Heinz Marti, composer
  • 1934 Willard Scott, weatherman (Today)
  • 1935 Kevin O'Connor, actor (Bogie, Special Effects), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1935 Isobel Warren, Canadian author
  • 1936 Cornelius Cardew, English composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi
  • 1937 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
  • 1938 Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1939 Jimmy Ruffin, vocalist (What Becomes of Broken Hearted)
  • 1939 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
  • 1939 Marco St John, actor (Rayford-Ball Four), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1939 Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)
  • 1939 Volker Braun, German writer (Provocation for me), born in Dresden
  • 1939 Sidney Altman, Canadian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Armando Krieger, composer
  • 1940 John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)
  • 1940 Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1940 Jim Connors, American Radio personality (d. 1987)
  • 1941 Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)
  • 1943 Christopher Taylor White, rocker
  • 1943 Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
  • 1943 Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)
  • 1943 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • 1944 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • 1944 John Heard, actor (Pelican Brief, CHUD, Radio Flyer, Big)
  • 1944 Sivi Aberg, actress (Batman TV show)
  • 1944 Eva Norvind, Mexican actress (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Richard O'Sullivan, British actor
  • 1945 Robin Strasser, actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Wim A Mateman, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1945 Christy Moore, Irish folk artist
  • 1946 Bill Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Bill Kreutzmann, Palo Alto CA, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1946 Richard L Brodsky, US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )
  • 1946 Brian Turner, English celebrity chef
  • 1948 Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
  • 1949 Marilyn Cole, Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (Jan, 1972)
  • 1949 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)
  • 1950 Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1950 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor

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1950 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 1951 David Whitton, campaigner
  • 1951 Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • 1952 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953 Pat McInally, American National Football League player
  • 1953 Ian McKay, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
  • 1954 Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
  • 1954 Amy Heckerling, American director
  • 1955 Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)
  • 1955 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • 1956 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • 1956 Anne Dudley, British composer
  • 1956 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host
  • 1957 Shauna McDonald Brown, TV producer
  • 1957 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Oly-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Ray Fernandez, American wrestler (d. 2004)
  • 1959 Michael E. Knight, actor (All My Children), born in Princeton New Jersey
  • 1959 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1959 Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)
  • 1959 Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)
  • 1960 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • 1960 Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • 1960 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • 1961 Linda Somers, Bitburg Germany, US marathoner (Olympics-31st-96)
  • 1961 Phil Campbell, British musician (Motörhead)
  • 1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)
  • 1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
  • 1964 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)
  • 1964 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
  • 1964 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1964 Doug Benson, American comedian
  • 1965 Reuben Davis, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965 Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1966 Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie)
  • 1967 Joe Rice, legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • 1968 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
  • 1969 Melanie Valerio, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Eagle Eye Cherry, Swedish musician
  • 1969 Rick Porras, American co-producer
  • 1970 Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970 Mark Smith, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970 Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)
  • 1971 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1971 Dave Karpa, Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1971 Jose Munoz, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1971 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • 1971 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • 1972 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
  • 1972 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Vince Stewart, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Frank Trigg, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • 1973 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
  • 1973 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • 1973 Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
  • 1974 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Breckin Meyer, American actor
  • 1974 Ian Pearce, English footballer
  • 1975 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975 Zee, American hip hop artist
  • 1976 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1977 Patrick Johnson, American broadcaster
  • 1978 Stian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician
  • 1978 Brian Clevinger, American author
  • 1978 Shawn Marion, American basketball player
  • 1979 Katie Douglas, American basketball player
  • 1980 Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1980 Kate Lawler, English reality television personality and disc jockey