Famous Birthdays on May 23

Philip I (1052-1108)

King of the Franks (1060-1108), born in Champagne-et-Fontaine, France

  • 1100 Qinzong, last Emperor of Song Dynasty in China, born in China (d. 1161)
  • 1598 Claude Mellan, French engraver, cartoonist and painter, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1688)
  • 1606 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1682)
  • 1617 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian and collector (Ashmolean Museum), born in Litchfield (d. 1692)
  • 1620 Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter (church interiors), baptized in Antwerp (d. 1675 or after)
  • 1644 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, born in Aursburg, Germany (d. 1702)
  • 1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer and organist, born in Hausen, Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1763)

Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778)

Swedish botanist, explorer and the Father of Taxonomy, born in Råshult, Sweden

  • 1710 François Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures), born in Nancy, France (d. 1761)
  • 1718 William Hunter, Scottish anatomist and physician, born in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1783)
  • 1729 Giuseppe Parini, Italian prose writer and poet (Il Giorno), born in Bosisio, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1799)
  • 1734 Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician and hypnotist (Mesmerism), born in Iznang, Germany (d. 1815)
  • 1735 Charles Joseph, 7th Prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal and author, born in Brussels (d. 1814)
  • 1737 Louis François Chambray, French composer, born in Château de Chambray, Evreux, France (d. 1807)
  • 1741 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, born in Motta di Livenza, Italy (d. 1801)
  • 1754 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), born in Milan (d. 1817)
  • 1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • 1759 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1833)
  • 1790 Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer and naval officer, born in Condé-sur-Noireau, France (d. 1842)
  • 1794 (Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian piano virtuoso, friend of Beethoven, teacher of Mendelssohn, conductor, and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1870) [1]
  • 1795 Charles Barry, British architect, born in London (d. 1860)
  • 1799 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), born in London (d. 1845)
  • 1810 Margaret Fuller [Ossoli], American feminist and journalist (NY Tribune), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1850)
  • 1812 Henri-François-Alphonse Esquiros, French poet and writer (Les Vierges Folles), born in Paris (d. 1876)
  • 1813 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1820 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer and inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1887)
  • 1820 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, born in Le Roy, New York (d. 1891)

Ambrose Burnside (1824-1881)

American soldier, industrialist and politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69) who popularized sideburns, born in Liberty, Indiana

  • 1828 Edward Hitchcock Jr., 1st American physical educator (Amherst College), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1832 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • 1834 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)
  • 1837 James Sanks Brisbin, American educator, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • 1837 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1912)
  • 1844 `Abdu'l-Bahá, Successor to Prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1921)
  • 1848 Helmuth von Moltke, German army general (German Chief of Staff at outbreak of WWI), born in Gersdorff, Mecklenburg (d. 1916)
  • 1848 Maritcha Remond Lyons, American educator, civic leader, suffragist, and civil rights leader (co-founder of the Women's Loyal Union of New York and Brooklyn), born in New York City (d. 1929)
  • 1848 Otto Lilienthal, German pioneer aviator (explored winged flight through gliders), born in Anklam, Prussia (d. 1896)
  • 1851 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • 1862 William "Dummy" Hoy, American baseball outfielder (most accomplished deaf player in MLB history; NL stolen base leader 1888; Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds), born in Houcktown, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • 1865 Epitácio Pessoa, 11th President of Brazil (Minas Gerais Republican: 1919-22), born in Umbuzeiro, Paraíba, Empire of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1866 Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist (pioneer in criminology and forensic pathology), born in Zweibrücken (d. 1944)
  • 1871 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • 1873 Leo Baeck, German rabbi (President of World Union for Progressive Judaism), born in Lissa, German Empire (d. 1956)
  • 1875 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • 1879 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1881 Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, Portuguese aviator (1st flight across the south Atlantic), born in Celorico da Beira, Portugal (d. 1924)
  • 1882 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)

Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939)

American actor (The Mark of Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), born in Denver, Colorado

  • 1884 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1888 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Zack Wheat, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (NL batting champion 1918; Brooklyn Superbas / Dodgers / Robins 1909–26), born in Hamilton, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (d. 1967)
  • 1889 Virginia True Boardman, American actress of the silent era (A Blind Bargain; The Lady Lies), born in Fort Davis, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Herbert Marshall, English actor (Trouble in Paradise; The Little Foxes), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1891 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish poet, novelist, and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1951), born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1892 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi [Pichichi], Spanish soccer forward (5 caps; Athletic Bilbao), born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1922)
  • 1893 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Fred Guy, American jazz banjo player and guitarist (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra; Duke Ellington's Washingtonians), born in Burkeville, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • 1898 Frank McHugh, American actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • 1898 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1898 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)

Hans Frank (1900-1946)

German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire

  • 1900 Ralph Dunn, American actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), born in Titusville, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, English composer (Morning Watch), born in Semilong, Northampton, England (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1903 Walter Reisch, Austrian-American director and screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, German composer, teacher, musicologist and painter, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Kenneth Allen, English industrialist (WH Allen and Sons Ltd, helped form CBI and negotiate 40 hr week), born in Bedford, England (d. 2000) [1]

John Bardeen (1908-1991)

American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin

  • 1908 Max Abramovitz, American architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1910 (Benjamin) "Scatman" Crothers, American singer, musician ("I'd Rather Be a Hummingbird"), and actor (Chico and the Man - "Louie", The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American gig 0bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Franz Kline, American abstract expressionist painter, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1910 Hugh Casson, English architect (Festival of Britain director, President of the Royal Academy), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)

Betty Nuthall (1911-1983)

English tennis player (US National Championship, 1930), born in Surbiton, England

  • 1911 Boris Kremenliev, Bulgarian-American composer (The Tell-Tale Heart), educator (UCLA, 1947-78), and ethno-musicologist (Bulgarian-Macedonian Folk Music), born in Razlog, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Melvin M Payne, American scientific leader (National Geographic Society, 1932-88), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1990)
  • 1912 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun; Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1912 Marius Goring, British actor (Stairway to Heaven; The Red Shoes), born in Isle of Wight, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Samuel Churran, British physicist (invented scintillation counter, 1st Vice Chancellor Strathclyde University - UK's 1st technological university), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Alec Dickson, British founder of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), born in Ruislip, London (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Barbara Ward, English economist and writer (Only One Earth), born in Heworth, England (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Leo Lerman, American writer and editor (Condé Nast Publications), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Travis Kemp, British ballet dancer and teacher, born in Nottingham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Clyde Wiegand, American physicist (co-discovered the antiproton), born in Long Beach, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1916 Jean Françaix, French classical pianist, and composer, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Dennis Compton, England cricket batsman & footballer (5,807 Test runs, Arsenal 1950 FA Cup), born in Hendon, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, American bandleader, songwriter, and record producer (Little Richard; Sam Cooke), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Betty Garrett, American stage and screen comedian, singer, dancer, and actress (All In The Family - "Irene"; Laverne & Shirley - "Edna"), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Gayatri Devi, 3rd Maharani consort of Jaipur, India (1940-49), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Robert K.J.E. Antonissen, Belgian-born South African literary figure, born in Antwerp (d. 1972)
  • 1919 Ruth Fernández, Puerto Rican singer ("Cuando Vuelvas" - "When You Return"), and politician (Senate-at-large, 1973-81), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2012)
  • 1919 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1993) [1]
  • 1920 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres; The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1921 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • 1921 Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), born in Hastings, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • 1921 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • 1921 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • 1923 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket medium pace bowler (2 Tests, 1 wicket; Bengal, Bihar), born in Jharkhand, India (d. 1979)
  • 1924 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1924 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • 1925 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1928 Buster Welch, American cutting horse trainer (4 x NCHA World Championship; 5 x NCHA World Championship Futurity), born in Sterling City Texas (d. 2022)
  • 1928 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy; An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
  • 1928 Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1928 Rosemary Clooney, American singer ("Come On-a My House"), and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1929 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • 1929 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1929 Vic Stasiuk, Canadian ice hockey left winger (Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins) and coach (Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks), born in Lethbridge, Alberta (d. 2023)
  • 1930 Friedrich Achleitner, German poet
  • 1930 Richard Anuszkiewicz, American artist 'new wizard of op', born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Barbara Barrie [Berman], American actress and author (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1933 Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
  • 1933 Gary Burden, American artist and pioneer of album cover art (Neil Young; Graham Nash; The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)

Joan Collins (90 years old)

1933 English actress (Alexis in "Dynasty", "Bitch"), born in London, England

  • 1933 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award, 1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • 1934 Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
  • 1935 Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish writer and actor, born in Gävle, Sweden (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
  • 1936 Charles Kimbrough, American stage and screen actor (Murphy Brown - "Jim"; Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2023)
  • 1936 Douglas John Gorman, British businessman (Chairman of CMG (Computer Management Group)), born in Woolwich, England (d. 1995)
  • 1936 Ingeborg Hallstein, German soprano opera singer (Bavarian State Opera, 1961-73), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1936 Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
  • 1938 Graham "Johnny" Ball, British TV personality and mathematics educator (Play School), born in Bristol, England
  • 1938 John Miller, American politician (Rep-R-WA, 1985-93), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
  • 1939 Marvin Stamm, American jazz and session trumpeter, and flugelhorn player (Stan Kenton; Woody Herman; Thad Jones/Mel Lewis; Paul McCartney - "Uncle Albert"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1939 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941 General Norman Johnson, American soul singer (Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time"), and songwriter ("Patches"; "Want Ads"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1941 Jackson Hill, American composer and educator (Voices of Autumn), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1942 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • 1942 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • 1942 Zalman King, American actor and director (Wild Orchid), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Lars-Åke Nilsson, Swedish diplomat, born in Lund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • 1943 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek pop singer (Hathike to feggari - The Moon is Lost; Ximeromata - Daybreaks), born in Metaxourgeio, Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Giles Smith, TV journalist

John Newcombe (79 years old)

1944 Australian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles, 17 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 1944 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, American funk drummer (Parliament-Funkadelic; Miles Davis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 1945 Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1945 Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
  • 1945 Misty Morgan, American country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard - "Tennessee Bird Walk"), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2021)
  • 1945 Padmarajan, Indian film director (d. 1991)
  • 1946 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 David Graham, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1979, US Open 1981), born in Windsor, NSW
  • 1946 Famoudou Don Moye, American jazz percussionist and drummer (Art Ensemble of Chicago), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1946 Frederik de Groot, Dutch actor
  • 1946 H. Paul Shuch, American scientist who coordinated radio amateurs to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • 1947 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • 1947 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • 1948 Ernesto Marcel, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight title 1972-74), born in Colón, Panama (d. 2020)
  • 1949 Alan García, President of Peru (Peruvian Aprista Party: 1985-90, 2006-11), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2019)
  • 1950 Aleksandr Klepikov, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union coxed four 1976), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1950 Linda Thompson, actress (Hee Haw), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Martin McGuinness (1950-2017)

Irish Sinn Féin politician and IRA member, born in Derry, Northern Ireland

  • 1950 William Barr, American lawyer (US Attorney General, 1992-93 and 2019-20), born in New York City

Anatoly Karpov (72 years old)

1951 Russian chess player (world champion 1975-85, 93-99), born in Zlatoust, Russia

  • 1951 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • 1951 Don Warrington [Donald Williams], Trinidadian-born British actor (Rising Damp), born in Trinidad
  • 1951 Judy Rodman, American country singer ("Girls Ride Horses Too"), born in Riverside, California
  • 1952 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler, American boxer (undisputed World Middleweight champion 1980-87; second-longest unified C'ship reign in history), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2021)
  • 1952 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • 1952 Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
  • 1952 James Mankey, American rock guitarist (Sparks, 1972-73; Concrete Blonde - "Joey"), born in Washington
  • 1952 Martin Parr, British photographer, born in Epsom, England
  • 1953 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, born in Nyaruhengeri, Rwanda (d. 1994)
  • 1953 Rick Fenn, British rock guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"; "The Things We Do for Love"), born in Oxford, England
  • 1955 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1955 Luka Bloom [Kevin Moore], Irish contemporary folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("I Need Love"), born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland
  • 1956 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1956 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby union flanker (30 caps; Manawatu, Hawke's Bay), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 1956 Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2004-8), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 1957 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1957 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • 1957 Thereza Bazar, British-Canadian singer (Dollar - "Love's Gotta Hold on Me"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Drew Carey (65 years old)

1958 American actor & comedian (Drew Carey Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1958 François Feldman, French pop singer and songwriter (Petit Frank), born in Paris, France
  • 1958 Mitch Albom, American writer
  • 1958 Shelly West, Ameican country singer ("Red Hot"; "West by West"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958 Thomas Reiter, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
  • 1959 Ken Peplowski, American swing jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1959 Linden Ashby, American actor (Mortal Kombat), born in Atlantic Beach, Florida
  • 1959 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star