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May 1, 1909- Kate Smith, singer

May 1, 1916- Glenn Ford, actor

May 1, 1918- Jack Paar, TV personality

May 1, 1925- Scott Carpenter, astronaut

May 1, 1945 -Rita Coolidge, singer

May 1, 1960- Steve Cauthen, jockey

May 1, 1967- Tim McGraw, country western singer

May 2, 1729- Catherine II Empress of Russia (Catherine the Great)

May 2, 1860- Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism

May 2, 1892- Baron Von Richtofen, Germany's' WWI "Red Baron"

May 2, 1903- Benjamin Spock, physician, author, child-rearing expert

May 2, 1904- Bing Crosby, singer, actor

May 2, 1945- Bianca Jagger, actress, ex-wife of singer Mick Jagger

May 2, 1946- Lesley Gore, singer

May 3, 1469- Niccolò Machiavelli, Renaissance writer

May 3, 1919- Pete Seeger, singer, songwriter

May 3, 1921- Sugar Ray Robinson, champion boxer

May 3, 1936- Engelbert Humperdinck, singer

May 3, 1937- Frankie Valli, singer, the "Four Seasons"

May 3, 1946- Greg Gumbel, sportscaster

May 3, 1951- Christopher Cross, Grammy winning singer

May 3, 1964- Wynona Judd, country singer

May 3, 1974- Jewel Kilcher, singer

May 4, 1889- Francis Joseph Spellman, archbishop of New York

May 4, 1929- Audrey Hepburn, actress

May 4, 1930- Roberta Peters, opera singer

May 4, 1959- Randy Travis, country singer

May 4, 1979- Lance Bass, singer, member of "NSYNC"

May 5, 1818- Karl Marx, socialist, political theorist

May 5, 1913- Tyrone Power, actor

May 5, 1926- Ann B. Davis, actress

May 5, 1934- John J. Sweeney, labor leader

May 5, 1938- Michael Murphy, actor

May 5, 1942- Tammy wynette, country singer

May 5, 1943- Michael Palin, actor, comedian, member of Monty Python

May 5, 1981- Danielle Fishel, Actress, "Topanga" on TV series "Boy Meets World"

May 6, 1856- Sigmund Freud, psychiatrist, founded psychoanalysis

May 6, 1856- Robert E. Peary, Arctic explorer, first to reach the North Pole

May 6, 1895- Rudolph Valentino, actor

May 6, 1915- Orson Welles, actor, director, "War of the Worlds" radio hoax on October 39, 1938

May 6, 1931- Willie Mays, baseball player

May 6, 1945- Bob Seger, singer, songwriter

May 6, 1953- Tony Blair, British Prime Minister

May 6, 1960- Roma Downey, actress

May 6, 1961- George Clooney, actor

May 7, 1812- Robert Browning, poet

May 7, 1833- Johannes Brahms, composer

May 7, 1840- Peter Tchaikovsky, composer

May 7, 1901- Gary Cooper, actor

May 7, 1922- Darren McGavin, actor

May 7, 1933- Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback

May 7, 1945- Robin Strasser, actress

May 7, 1950- Tim Russert, TV journalist

May 8, 1828- Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross

May 8, 1829- Louis Moreau Gottschalk, pianist, composer

May 8, 1884- Harry S. Truman, 33rd U.S. President (1845-1853)

May 8, 1895- Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, religious leader , radio/TV

May 8, 1926- Don Rickles, comedian/actor

May 8, 1932- Sonny Liston, boxing champion

May 8, 1943- Toni Tennille, singer

May 8, 1964- Melissa Gilbert, actress

May 8, 1975- Enrique Iglesias, singer

May 9, 1800- John Brown, abolitionist, led attack on Harpers Ferry

May 9, 1860- Sir James M. Barrie, novelist, children's author

May 9, 1914- Hank Snow, country singer

May 9, 1918- Mike Wallace, TV journalist

May 9, 1936- Albert Finney, actor

May 9, 1946- Candice Bergen, actress (Beverly Hills, CA)

May 9, 1949- Billy Joel, singer, songwriter

May 10, 1838- John Wilkes Booth, actor, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln

May 10, 1899- Fred Astaire, dancer/actor, born Frederick Austerlitz

May 10, 1902- David O. Selznick, producer

May 10, 1944- Judith Jamison, dancer/choreographer

May 10, 1960- Bono (Vox), singer, member of U2

May 10, 1966- Jason Brooks, actor

May 11, 1888- Irving Berlin, songwriter

May 11, 1891- Henry Morgenthau Jr., conservationist

May 11, 1911- Phil Silvers, comic actor

May 11, 1912- Foster Brooks, comedian

May 11, 1918- Richard Feynman, physicist

May 11, 1933- Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader

May 11, 1946- Robert Jarvik, physician, invented the artificial heart

May 11, 1982 -Jonathan Jackson, actor

May 12, 1812- Edward Lear, artist, author of light verse

May 12, 1820- Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in the field of nursing

May 12, 1850- Henry Cabot Lodge, politician/historian

May 12, 1907- Katharine Hepburn, actress

May 12, 1925- Yogi Berra, baseball player, manager

May 12, 1928- Burt Bacharach, songwriter

May 12, 1936- Tom Snyder, broadcaster, journalist

May 12, 1937- George Carlin, comedian

May 12, 1948- Steve Winwood, musician, singer

May 12, 1950- Bruce Boxleitner, actor

May 12, 1962- Emilio Estevez, actor

May 12, 1966- Stephen Baldwin, actor

May 12, 1973- MacKenzie Astin, actor

May 12, 1978- Jason Biggs, actor

May 13, 1914- Joe Louis, boxing champion

May 13, 1923- Beatrice Arthur, actress

May 13, 1927- Herbert Ross, actor, choreographer, director

May 13, 1950- Stevie Wonder, singer, musician

May 13, 1961- Dennis Rodman, NBA basketball player

May 13, 1977- Samantha Morton, actress

May 14, 1686- Gabriel D. Fahrenheit, physicist, mercury thermometers, created Fahrenheit scale

May 14, 1925- Patrice Munsel, opera singer

May 14, 1944- George Lucas, filmmaker

May 14, 1948- Meg Foster, actress

May 14, 1955- Dennis Martinez, baseball pitcher

May 14, 1969- Cate Blanchett, actress "Lord of the Rings"

May 15, 1856- L. Frank Baum, children's author

May 15, 1859- Pierre Curie, chemist, research on radioactivity

May 15, 1915- Paul A. Samuelson, economist

May 15, 1923- Richard Avedon, photographer

May 15, 1937- Madeleine Albright, secretary of state

May 15, 1951- Chazz Palminteri, actor, playwright, screenwriter

May 15, 1953- George Brett, baseball player

May 15, 1955- Lee Horsley, actor

May 15, 1969- Emmitt Smith, NFL Running Back

May 16, 1905- Henry Fonda, actor

May 16, 1913- Woody Herman, musician, bandleader

May 16, 1919- Liberace, pianist

May 16, 1928- Billy Martin, fiery baseball player, manager

May 16, 1929- Adrienne Rich, writer

May 16, 1953- Pierce Brosnan, actor, "James Bond"

May 16, 1955- Olga Korbut, Olympic gymnast champion

May 16, 1955- Debra Winger, actress

May 16, 1966- Janet Jackson, pop rock singer

May 16, 1973- Tori Spelling, actress

May 17, 1749- Edward Jenner, physician, pioneered vaccinations

May 17, 1911- Maureen O'Sullivan, actress

May 17, 1936- Dennis Hopper, actor

May 17, 1956- Sugar Ray Leonard, champion boxer

May 18, 1897- Frank Capra, director

May 18, 1904- Jacob Javits, New York State senator

May 18, 1912- Perry Como, singer

May 18, 1920- Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), Catholic Pope

May 18, 1930- Pernell Roberts, actor

May 18, 1931- Robert Morse, actor

May 18, 1937- Brooks Robinson, MLB player

May 18, 1946- Reggie Jackson, MLB player, "Mr. October"

May 18, 1952- George Strait, country singer

May 18, 1970- Tina Fey, Actress, writer, SNL

May 19, 1925- Malcolm X (Little), civil rights activist

May 19, 1934- Jim Lehrer, TV journalist, author

May 19, 1935- David Hartman, actor

May 19, 1939- Francis Scobee, astronaut, died in Challenger Space Shuttle explosion

May 19, 1945- Pete Townshend, musician,member of the "Who"

May 19, 1968- Kyle Eastwood, actor, son of Clint Eastwood

May 20, 1768- Dolley Madison, First Lady of the U.S.

May 20, 1844- Henri Rousseau, painter

May 20, 1908- James Stewart, actor

May 20, 1944- Joe Cocker, singer

May 20, 1946- Cher, ageless singer, actress

May 21, 1898- Armand Hammer, industrialist, philanthropist

May 21, 1904- Fats Waller, jazz pianist, songwriter

May 21, 1909- Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, teacher, artist, created of Hummel figurines

May 21, 1916- Harold Robbins, novelist

May 21, 1917- Raymond Burr, actor, TV series of the same name, and "Ironsides"

May 21, 1921- Andrei Sakharov, physicist, human rights activist

May 21, 1924- Peggy Cass, Broadway actress, celebrity panelist on "What's My Line?" and "To Tell the Truth",

May 21, 1948- Leo Sayer, singer, songwriter

May 21, 1951- Al Franken, comedian, actor, writer

May 21, 1952- Mr. T (Lawrence Tero), actor

May 21, 1956- Judge Reinhold, actor

May 22, 1813- Richard Wagner, composer

May 22, 1844- Mary Cassatt, artist

May 22, 1859- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer, detective stories

May 22, 1907- Lord Laurence Olivier, actor, director

May 22, 1941- Paul Winfield, actor

May 22, 1943- Tommy John, baseball pitcher

May 22, 1959- Morrissey, British pop star

May 23, 1883- Douglas Fairbanks, actor

May 23, 1910- Artie Shaw, musician, bandleader

May 23, 1920- Helen O'Connell, singer

May 23, 1928- Rosemary Clooney, singer

May 23, 1933- Joan Collins, actress

May 23, 1936- Charles Kimbrough, actor

May 23, 1954- Marvelous Marvin Hagler, boxing champion boxer

May 23, 1958- Drew Carey, actor, comedian

May 23, 1974- Ken Jennings, Game show "Jeopardy" record winner 

May 24, 1819- Queen Victoria, of Great Britain

May 24, 1940- Gary Burghoff, actor, "Radar" in TV series "MASH"

May 24, 1941- Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter

May 24, 1946- Priscilla Presley, actress , ex-wife of Elvis Presley

May 24, 1965- John C. Reilly, actor

May 25, 1803- Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

May 25, 1878- Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, tap dancer

May 25, 1889- Igor Sikorsky, aeronautical engineer, developed helicopters

May 25, 1898- Gene Tunney, champion boxer

May 25, 1943- Leslie Uggams, singer

May 25, 1955- Connie Sellecca, actress

May 25, 1969- Anne Heche, actress

May 26, 1886- Al Jolson, singer, actor

May 26, 1907- John Wayne, actor, best known for westerns

May 26, 1920- Peggy Lee, singer

May 26, 1923- James Arness, actor

May 26, 1928- Jack Kevorkian, physician, and assisted suicides

May 26, 1939- Brent Musberger, sportscaster, commentator

May 26, 1948- Stevie Nicks, singer, songwriter, "Fleetwood Mac"

May 26, 1949- Philip Michael Thomas, actor

May 26, 1949- Hank Williams Jr., country singer

May 26, 1951- Sally Ride, astronaut, 1st woman in space

May 27, 1794- Cornelius Vanderbilt, financier, railroad tycoon

May 27, 1837- Wild Bill Hickock, frontiersman, lawman

May 27, 1911- Hubert H. Humphrey, Minnesota senator, presidential nominee

May 27, 1911- Vincent Price, actor

May 27, 1912- Sam Snead, golfer

May 27, 1915- Herman Wouk, novelist

May 27, 1923- Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State,

May 27, 1936- Louis Gossett Jr., actor

May 28, 1888 -Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion pentathlete/decathlete

May 28, 1908- Ian Fleming, novelist

May 28, 1916 -Walker Percy, novelist

May 28, 1931- Carroll Baker, actress

May 28, 1944- Rudolph Giuliani, New York City mayor

May 28, 1944- Gladys Knight, singer, "Gladys Knight and the Pips"

May 28, 1945- John Fogerty, rock singer

May 29, 1736- Patrick Henry, Revolutionary War leader, orator

May 29, 1903- Bob Hope, comedian, actor

May 29, 1917- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. President, assassinated in office(1960-1963)

May 29, 1939- Al Unser Sr., auto racer

May 29, 1956- La Toya Jackson, pop singer, sister of Michael Jackson

May 29, 1958- Annette Bening, actress

May 29, 1961- Melissa Etheridge, rock singer

May 29, 1975- Melanie Janine Brown, singer, "Scary Spice" of the "Spice Girls"

May 30, 1672- Peter I (Peter the Great), Emperor of Russia

May 30, 1846- Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler

May 30, 1909- Benny Goodman, bandleader, musician

May 30, 1943- Gale Sayers, football player

May 30, 1944- Meredith MacRae, actress

May 30, 1963- Lisa Kudrow, actress

May 30, 1964- Wynonna Judd, country singer

May 31, 1819- Walt Whitman, poet

May 31, 1894- Fred Allen, comedian

May 31, 1898- Rev. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, religious leader

May 31, 1908- Don Ameche, actor

May 31, 1930- Clint Eastwood, actor, director

May 31, 1938- Peter Yarrow, singer/songwriter, "Peter, Paul, and Mary"

May 31, 1943- Joe Namath, NFL quarterback

May 31, 1950- Tom Berenger, actor

May 31, 1961- Lea Thompson, actress

May 31, 1965- Brooke Shields, actress, model


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