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, born in Raby Castle, Durham, England (d. 1495)
  • 1428 Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman, born in Guadalajara, Spain (d. 1495)
  • 1446 Margaret of York (Margaret of Burgendy), wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy, born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1503)

Person of interestNiccolo Machiavelli

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
  • 1647 Joannes Antonides van der Goes, Dutch poet (Bellone aen bant), born in Goes, Netherlands (d. 1684)
  • 1649 Johann Valentin Meder, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1719)
  • 1662 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1692 Jan Jacob Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1768)
  • 1695 Henri Pitot, Italian-French engineer, born in Aramon, France (d. 1771)
  • 1708 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1713 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician (Clairaut's theorem), born in Paris (d. 1765)
  • 1729 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • 1737 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1786)
  • 1744 Friedrich Wilhelm Weis, German physician and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1826)
  • 1752 Braz Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer (d. 1813)
  • 1761 August von Kotzebue, German dramatist, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1764 Élisabeth of France, princess of France, youngest sister of king Louis XVI, born in Versailles, France (d. 1794)
  • 1768 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist, born in Laigh Corton, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1838)
  • 1773 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller and naturalist, born in Castel Goffredo, Milan, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1815 Hermanus Willem Witteveen, Dutch theologist, born in Boornbergum, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1816 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, born in Bari, Italy (d. 1885)
  • 1826 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1844 Édouard Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist, born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1849 Jacob Riis, Danish-American social reformer and "muck raking" reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1914)
  • 1849 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany, born in Klein-Flottbeck, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1857 George Gore, American baseball player, born in Saccarappa, Maine (d. 1933)
  • 1859 Andy Adams, American writer (Log of a Cowboy), born in Indiana (d. 1935)
  • 1860 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1936)
  • 1860 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist, born in Ancona, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1861 Emmett Dalton, American outlaw, member of the Dalton Gang in the American Old West, born in Belton, Missouri (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Jack Hearne, English cricketer (cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for England), born in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire (d. 1965)
  • 1870 Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the U.K., born in Frogmore House, Windsor, England (d. 1948)
  • 1873 Nicoline Magdalene Roll Anker, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den), born in Møre og Romsdal, Norway (d. 1942)
  • 1873 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1874 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1934)
  • 1874 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • 1876 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • 1876 E. B. Dwyer, Australian-born cricketer (Sussex), born in Redfern, Australia (d. 1912)
  • 1877 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1879 Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and aviation pioneer (Qantas), born in Morinish, Queensland (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Beulah Bondi, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (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, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1892 George Paget Thomson, English pysicist, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), born in Cambridge (d. 1943)
  • 1893 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1973)
  • 1893 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor, born in Abasha, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1975)

  • 1895 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher and Christian apologist, Grootegast, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (101 Dalmatians), born in Whitefield, Lancashire, England (d. 1990)
  • 1896 Karl Allmenröder, German World War I flying Ace, born in Wald, Rhine Province, Germany (d. 1917)
  • 1897 V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian nationalist, Minister of Defense (1957-62), born in Tellicherry, British India (d. 1974)

Person of interestGolda Meir

1898 Golda Meir [Mabovitch], Israeli teacher, stateswoman and 4th Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74) "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1978)

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • 1898 Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and civil rights activist, born in CHarleston, South Carolina (d. 1987)
  • 1899 Aline MacMahon, American actress (Backdoor to Heaven), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Hugo Friedhofer, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Jack La Rue, American actor and TV narrator (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Seton I. Miller, Hollywood screenwriter (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul), born in Chehalis, Washington (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Walter Slezak, Austrian actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Alfred Kastler, French physicist (Nobel 1966 - Hertzian resonances within atoms), born in Guebwiller, Alsace, German Empire (d. 1984)

Person of interestBing Crosby

1903 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis 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 Red Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1904 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Albrecht Luitpold Ferdinand Michael, duke of Bavaria, born in Munich, German Empire (d. 1996)

Person of interestMary Astor

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

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor
  • 1907 Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), born in Rockford, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1910 Alceo Galliera, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1911 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), born in Trenton, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Virgil Fox, American organist, born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1913 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1913 William M. Inge, American playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953), born in Independence, Kansas (d. 1973)
  • 1915 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, born in Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1984)
  • 1915 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Henry B. González, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1961-99), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • 1916 Pierre Emmanuel [Noël Mathieu], French poet (Sodome), born in Gan, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Léopold Simoneau, French-Canadian tenor, born in Saint-Flavien, Quebec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • 1917 James Penberthy, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1999)
  • 1917 George Gaynes, Dutch-American singer, actor and voice artist (Tootsie, Police Academy, General Hospital), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • 1917 Betty Comden, American lyricist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Kiro Gligorov, 1st President of the Republic of Macedonia (1991-99), born in Štip, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2012)
  • 1918 Ted Bates, English former footballer, born in Thetford, England (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1919 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Nina Bara [Frances Bauer], Argentinian actress (Missile to the Moon, Space Patrol), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1990)

Person of interestSugar Ray Robinson

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

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1921 Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Len Shackleton, English former footballer, born in Bradford, England (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Ralph Hall, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1981-2005), born in Fate, Texas
  • 1923 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, born in Volos, Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, born in East Horsley, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Jeanne Bal, American actress (Pat-Love & Marriage, Star Trek- The Man Trap), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • 1929 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Joe Layton, American director and choreographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1933 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1959)
  • 1933 Alex Cord [Alexander Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJames Brown

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
  • 1934 Georg Kröll, German composer, born in Linz
  • 1934 Frankie Valli [Francesco Stephen Castelluccio], American singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934 Henry Cooper, English heavyweight boxer (famous defeat to Muhammad Ali 1966), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1935 Donald P Hodel, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1935 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 José Torres, Puerto Rican boxer (world light-heavyweight champion), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer (The Republic of Dreams), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1938 Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player, born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Conny Plank, German record producer and musician, born in Hütschenhausen, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1940 Clemens Westerhof, Dutch football manager, born in Beek, Netherlands
  • 1940 David Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1941 Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgian world women's chess champ (1962-78), born in Zugdidi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1941 Edward Malloy, 16th president of the University of Notre Dame, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1942 Lynn Farleigh, English actress (Lovers of Their Time), born in Bristol, England
  • 1942 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Dave Marash, American television journalist, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942 Butch Otter, American politician, 32nd governor of Idaho, born in Caldwell, Idaho
  • 1943 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1944 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, British journalist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1997)
  • 1944 Pete Staples, English rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing), born in Andover, Hampshire, England
  • 1945 Sadiq Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81), born in Junagadh, Gujarat, British India
  • 1945 Jeffrey C. Hall, American geneticist (Nobel Prize 2017 behavioral rhythms of the fly), born in New York City
  • 1946 Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1946 Norm Chow, American football coach, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1947 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • 1948 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1949 Albert Sacco Jr., American chemical engineer and astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Ron Wyden, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1981-96), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1949 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in
  • 1950 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer (Those Were the Days), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • 1951 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1951 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1952 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1952 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1953 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1954 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1955 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1955 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • 1956 Marc Bellemare, French-Canadian lawyer and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

Person of interestAkio Toyoda

1956 Akio Toyoda, Japanese president of Toyota Motor Corporation, born in Nagoya, Japan

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda
  • 1956 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1957 [Michael] Cactus Moser, American country singer (Highway 101), born in Montrose, Colorado
  • 1957 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1958 Kevin Kilner, American actor (Earth:Final Conflict), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958 Sandi Toksvig, Danish-British comedian and radio presenter, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1959 Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1959 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1959 Uma Bharati, Indian politician, Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, born in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • 1960 Amy Steel, American actress (April Fool's Day), born in Pennsylvania
  • 1961 Steve McClaren, English football manager, born in Fulford, York, England
  • 1961 Joe Murray, American cartoonist (Rocko's Modern Life), born in San Jose, California
  • 1961 David Vitter, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1999-2005), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1962 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder, born in Timrå, Sweden
  • 1963 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1963 Jamie Reeves, British coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler (1989 World's Strongest Man), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Person of interestRon Hextall

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 and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1965 Nina Garcia, Colombian-American fashion expert and television personality (Project Runway), born in Barranquilla, Colombia
  • 1965 John Jensen, Danish football player and manager, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1966 Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia
  • 1966 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • 1966 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player, born in Newport, Wales
  • 1966 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1968 Debora Caprioglio, Italian actress (Big Game Hunter), born in Mestre, Italy
  • 1968 Jay Darlington, English keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 1968 Shane Minor, American country music singer, born in Modesto, California
  • 1969 Karen Kraft, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Mateo,California
  • 1969 Daryl F. Mallett, American writer and editor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Alexia Dechaume-Balleret, French tennis star (1992 Aust), born in La Rochelle, France
  • 1970 Ted Crowley, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1971 James Roberson, American football defensive end (Rhein Fire), born in Bartow, Florida
  • 1971 Damon Dash, American entrepreneur and label executive (Roc-A-Fella Records), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne
  • 1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Russian ice hockey NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings), born in Voskresensk, Russia
  • 1972 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Dominique Monami, Belgian tennis star, born in Verviers, Liège, Belgium
  • 1974 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1975 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • 1975 Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress (7 Vidas), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1975 Dulé Hill, American actor (The West Wing), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1975 Christina Hendricks, American actress (Mad Men), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1976 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player, born in Potomac, Maryland
  • 1977 Mashima Hiro, Japanese Mangaka of Rave Master and Fairy Tail, born in Nagano, Japan
  • 1977 Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player, born in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada