Birthdays in History on May 29

  • 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)

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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
  • 1773 Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 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)
  • 1840 Hans Makart, Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
  • 1841 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
  • 1846 Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • 1851 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • 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)
  • 1882 Doris Ulmann, American photographer
  • 1885 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
  • 1892 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
  • 1894 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
  • 1896 George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)

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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
  • 1906 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India

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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

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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 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat

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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
  • 1920 Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • 1921 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • 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
  • 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 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • 1931 Carl Toms, stage designer
  • 1932 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
  • 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)
  • 1937 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • 1939 Martin Garrod, Commandant General Royal Marines
  • 1940 Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan
  • 1941 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • 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 Quentin Davies, MP (C)
  • 1945 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
  • 1946 Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • 1947 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • 1951 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • 1952 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • 1955 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • 1955 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • 1957 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • 1958 Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1970 Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
  • 1972 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • 1979 Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • 1989 Danielle Riley Keough, grand daughter of Elvis Presley