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Super Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 1

Last Updated 05-08-2024

🏆🏌Frank (Golf) Beard -- is 85 in the year 2024 and 86 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1939 N.S.
Golfer

🎵Judy Collins -- is 85 in the year 2024 and 86 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1939
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Seattle, WA

🎭Joy Harmon -- is 84 in the year 2024 and 85 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1940
Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Cool Hand Luke

Bobbie Ann Mason -- is 84 in the year 2024 and 85 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1940
Writer (m), Novelist, Essayist, Short Story Writer (m), Critic (m)

🎭Sharon Spelman -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1942
Actress
TV Shows: The Cop & the Kid, Angie (as Joyce Benson)

🎭Stephen Macht -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1942
Actor, Director (m)
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Joe Cooper), Cagney & Lacey (as David Keeler)
Movie Titles: Graveyard Shift, The Monster Squad, Galaxina

🏆🏁🏊Jed Richard Graef -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎵Mo Marshall -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1942 N.S.
Musician, Canadian

⛪🎵Rita Coolidge -- is 79 in the year 2024 and 80 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1945
Baptist, Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Nashville, TN; Kris Kristofferson's wife
Song Titles: (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher, We're All Alone, All Time High (for Octopussy)
Album Titles: Anytime...Anywhere

🎭John Woo -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1946
Producer/Director (m), Chinese
Movie Titles: Face/Off, Red Cliff, Mission Impossible II, Hard Boiled

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🎭Dame Joanna Lumley -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1946 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Producer (f), India
TV Shows: The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous (as Patsy Stone)
Movie Titles: The Wolf of Wall Street, Corpse Bride, James and the Giant Peach

🎵Nick Fortune -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1946
Drummer
Group Names: The Buckinghams

🎵🎷Jerry Weiss -- is 78 in the year 2024 and 79 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1946
Flugelhorn, Jazz Trumpeter
Group Names: "Blood, Sweat & Tears"

🏆🏌Jerry Heard -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1947
Golfer

🎭Jacqueline Carol -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1947
XXX-rated actress

🏆⚽Archie Knox -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🎵🎷Carlos Ward -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1947
Flautist, Alto-sax, Jazz Saxophonist, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Panamaian
Misc: best known as a sideman
Group Names: B.T. Express

🎵James Wise -- is 76 in the year 2024 and 77 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1948
Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Archie Bell & the Drells

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🎭Douglas Barr -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1949
Actor, Director (m)
TV Shows: The Fall Guy (as Howie Munson), The Wizard, Designing Women (as Bill Stillfield)
Movie Titles: Spaced Invaders, Deadly Blessing

🎭Dann Florek -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1950
Actor, Producer/Director (m)
TV Shows: Law & Order (as Capt. John Cragen), L.A. Law (as Dave Meyer), Law and Order Special Victims Unit (as Capt. Donald "Donnie" Cragen)
Movie Titles: The Flintstones (1994), Angel Heart

🎭John Diehl -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1950
Actor, Producer (m)
TV Shows: Miami Vice (as Det. Larry Zito 1984-86)
Movie Titles: Stargate, Jurassic Park III, A Time to Kill

🏆⚽Daniel Fergus "Danny" McGrain -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆Lynnda Kimball -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1952
Model, Playmate
Misc: January 1975

🏆🏌Mindy Moore -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1953
Golfer

🏆🏁🏊Mayumi Aoki -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🎵🎸Felix Hanemann -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1953
Hard Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Zebra

🎵Ray Parker Jr. -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Clarinetist, Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: MN: Erskine; b. in Detroit
Group Names: Raydio (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Jack and Jill, You Can't Change That, A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) (previous titles as lead of Raydio), The Other Woman, Ghostbusters
Album Titles: Raydio, Rock On, Two Places at the Same Time, A Woman Needs Love (previous titles as lead of Raydio), The Other Woman

📰Michael Scott -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1954
Correspondent
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight

🏆⚾Roy Lee Jackson -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1954
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚽Bob Lenarduzzi -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1955
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Canadian

🎵🎸Nick Feldman -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1955
New Wave Bassist, English
Group Names: Wang Chung

🎭Byron Stewart -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1956
Actor
TV Shows: The White Shadow (as Warren Coolidge), St. Elsewhere (as orderly Warren Coolidge)
Movie Titles: Grambling's White Tiger, How U Like Me Now, Fire Sale

🎵🎸Steve Farris -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1957
Rock and Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Mr. Mister

🎵Rick Driscoll -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1957
Guitarist, British

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Patrice Talon -- is 66 in the year 2024 and 67 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1958 N.S.
President (f)
Names/Places: President of Benin

🏆🏀Eddie Johnson -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1959
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

🎵Phil Smith -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1959
Saxophonist, British
Group Names: Haircut 100

🏆🏒Pat Conacher -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1959
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏁🏇Steve Cauthen -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1960
Horse Jockey
Names/Places: b. in Covington, KY
Misc: 1978 Kentucky Derby winner aboard Affirmed

🏆⚾Charlie O'Brien -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1960
MLB Catcher

🎭Maia Morgenstern -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1962
Actress, Romanian
Movie Titles: Ulysses' Gaze, The Oak, The Passion of the Christ

🏆🏈Gary Clark -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1962
NFL Wide Receiver

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🎵Owen Paul -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1962
Songwriter, Singer, Scottish

✍🎭Scott Coffey -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1964
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director (m)
Movie Titles: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Adult World

🏆⚾José Lind -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1964
MLB Second Baseman, Puerto Rican
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals

🎵🎸Danny De La Rosa -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1964
Heavy Metal Singer, Heavy Metal Guitairst
Group Names: Black Sabbath, Babylon A.D.

🎵🎸Bruno Ravel -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1964
Rock and Roll Musician
Group Names: Danger Danger

🎭Debi Diamond -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1965
XXX-rated actress

🎵Wayne Hancock -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1965
Country Singer

🎵Helen Darling -- is 59 in the year 2024 and 60 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1965
Country Performer

🎭🎮Charlie Schlatter -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1966
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Jesse Travis), Winx Club (series), Kick Buttowski (series), Loonatics Unleashed
Movie Titles: 18 Again!
Video Games: Metal Gear (series), Ape Escape 3, EverQuest (series), Lego Batman (series), The Wonderful 101, Lego Dimensions

🏆⚾Armando Reynoso -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1966
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame

🏆Tawni Cable -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1967
Playmate
Misc: June 1989

🏆🏈Marvcus Patton -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1967
NFL Player

🏆🏈William Schultz -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1967
NFL Player

🎭🎵Tim McGraw -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1967
Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Tug's son, Faith Hill's hubby
Song Titles: Don't Take the Girl, Indian Outlaw, It's Your Love, Just to See You Smile, Live Like You Were Dying, "I Like It, I Love It", When The Stars Go Blue, My Little Girl, Something Like That, Last Dollar (Fly Away), I Need You, If You're Reading This, Southern Voice, Felt Good on My Lips, Better Than I Used To Be, Truck Yeah, One of Those Nights, Highway Don't CAre
Album Titles: Not a Moment Too Soon, All I Want, Everywhere, A Place in the Sun, Set This Circus Down, Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, Live Like You Were Dying, Let It Go, Southern Voice, Emotional Traffic, Two Lanes of Freedom, Sundown Heaven Town, Damn Country Music
Movie Titles: Friday Night Lights

🎵🎸D'arcy Wretzky-Brown -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1968
Singer, Alternative Rock Bassist
Group Names: Smashing Pumpkins

🎵🎸Johnny Colt -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1968 N.S.
Rock and Roll Bassist
Misc: some say b. 1966
Group Names: Black Crowes

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🎵🎸Mark "Gus" Scott -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1968 N.S.
Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: Trixter

🎭Wes Anderson -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1969
Producer/Director (m)
Movie Titles: Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox

🎭🏆Carrie Stevens -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1969
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1997

🏆🏀Billy Owens -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1969
NBA Forward, NBA Guard

🏆🏒Ben Hankinson -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1969
NHL Right Wing, American

🏆⚾Phil Hiatt -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1969
MLB Player

🏆🏈Alex Van Pelt -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1970
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆🏈Alundis Brice -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1970
NFL Player

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🎭Ajith Kumar -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1971 N.S.
Actor, India
Movie Titles: Amarkalam, Dheena, Billa, Veeram

🏆🏈Corey Fuller -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1971
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🏆🏀Julius Nwosu -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1971
NBA Player, Nigerian

🎭Bailey Chase -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1972
Actor
TV Shows: Saving Grace
Movie Titles: Longmire, The Boy Next Door, Rats

🎭🏆Julie Benz -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1972 N.S.
Actress, Ice Dancer
TV Shows: Defiance (as Amanda Rosewater), Dexter (as Rita Morgan), No Ordinary Family
Movie Titles: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Rambo, Saw V

🎵Cory Morrow -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1972
Songwriter, Country Singer

🏆🏈Curtis Martin -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1973
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x New York Jets MVP; Jets #28 retired
Sports Teams: New England Patriots (1995-1997), New York Jets (1998-2006)

🏆⚾Rich Butler -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1973
MLB Player, Canadian

🏆Tiffany Fallon -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1974
Model, Playmate
Misc: December 2004; Playboy Playmate of the Year 2005

🎵Tina Atkins-Campbell -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1974 N.S.
Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎵Tina Campbell -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1974
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🏆🏀Austin Croshere -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1975
Sports Analyst, NBA Player

🎭James Murray -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1976 N.S.
Comedian
Misc: of the comedy group The Tenderloins
TV Shows: Impractical Jokers

🎭🎵Darius McCrary -- is 48 in the year 2024 and 49 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1976
Actor, Producer (m), Singer
TV Shows: Family Matters (as Edward "Eddie" Winslow)
Movie Titles: Big Shots, Mississippi Burning, Transformers, 15 Minutes

🎵Roy Roselló -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1977
Pop Singer, Puerto Rican
Group Names: Menudo

🎭🎮James Badge Dale -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1978 N.S.
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: 24, Rubicon
Movie Titles: The Departed, World War Z, Iron Man 3, Shame
Video Games: 24: The Game

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🏆🏈Wes Welker -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1981 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Jamie Dornan -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1982
Actor, Northern Ireland
TV Shows: The Fall, Once Upon a Time
Movie Titles: Marie Antoinette, Shadows in the Sun, Fifty Shades of Grey

🏆🏁🏊Alain Bernard -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, French

🎭Farah Fath -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1984
Soap Actress
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live

🎭Kerry Bishé -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1984
Actress, New Zealand
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Lucy Bennett), Halt and Catch Fire (as Donna Clark)
Movie Titles: Argo, Grand Piano, Sex and the City, Red State

🏆🏒David Backes -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1984 N.S.
NHL Right Wing

🎭Abby Huntsman -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1986 N.S.
TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: The View

🎭Matt Di Angelo -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1987 N.S.
Actor, English

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🏆🏀Amir Johnson -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1987 N.S.
NBA Player

🏆⚾Iván DeJesús Álvarez Jr. -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1987 N.S.
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

🎭Nicholas Braun -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1988 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Sky High (as Zach "Zach Attack!" Brain), 10 Things I Hate About You
Movie Titles: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Poltergeist (2015)

🎭Anushka Sharma -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1988 N.S.
Actress, India

Dakota Paul Brinkman -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1989
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Melissa Gilbert & Bo's son

🎭Caitlin Stasey -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1990
Actress, Australian
TV Shows: Neighbours, Reign (as Lady Kenna), Please Like Me (as Claire)
Movie Titles: Tomorrow When the War Began, I Frankenstein

🏆⚾Marcus Stroman -- is 33 in the year 2024 and 34 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1991 N.S.
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 1x Gold Glove

💻Madeline Brewer -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1992 N.S.
Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: Hemlock Grove (as Miranda Cates), Orange is the New Black (as Tricia Miller)

🎵Jessica Andrea -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1992 N.S.
Pop Singer

Daisy Montana -- is 31 in the year 2024 and 32 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1993
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Ashley Richardson & Paul's girl

🏆🏒William Nylander -- is 28 in the year 2024 and 29 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1996 N.S.
NHL Center, Canadian, Swedish

🎭Bertie Gilbert -- is 27 in the year 2024 and 28 in the year 2025; b.5/1/1997 N.S.
Actress, English
Movie Titles: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 2

Sasha Gabriella Fox -- is 24 in the year 2024 and 25 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Vanessa L. Williams and Rick's daughter

Cristina Iglesias -- is 23 in the year 2024 and 24 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Miranda Rijnsburger and Julio's twin daughter

Victoria Iglesias -- is 23 in the year 2024 and 24 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Miranda Rijnsburger and Julio's twin daughter

Jaden Rayne Boreanaz -- is 22 in the year 2024 and 23 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2002
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jamie Bergman and David's son

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🎭Lizzy Greene -- is 21 in the year 2024 and 22 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2003 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" (as Dawn Harper), A Million Little Things

Me'arah Sanaa O'Neal -- is 18 in the year 2024 and 19 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2006
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Shaunie Nelson and Shaquille's daughter

Maxwell Drew Johnson -- is 12 in the year 2024 and 13 in the year 2025; b.5/1/2012
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jessica Simpson and Eric's daughter

👑King Rudolf I Of Germany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1218 J+CD d.7/15/1291 J+CD (73)
King, German

William Lilly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1602 J-LD or 5/11/1602 N.S. d.6/9/1681 (79)
Author (m), Astrologer (m), English
Misc: Almanac compiler

✍⚖Joseph Addison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1672 J-LD d.6/17/1719 J-LD (47)
Essayist, Poet (m), Playwright (m), Politician (m), English

🎖⚖Nathaniel Ramsay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1741 d.10/23/1817 (76)
Revolutionary (m), Soldier, Lawyer (m)
Misc: officer

✍🎖⚖Winthrop Sargent -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1753 d.6/3/1820 (67)
Writer (m), Revolutionary (m), Politician (m)

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🎨Benjamin Henry Latrobe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1764 d.9/3/1820 (56)
Architect (m), American, Canadian

🎖⚖Arthur Wellesley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1769 d.9/14/1852 (83)
General, Statesman (m), British, Irish
Misc: 1st Duke of Wellington (C)/victor at Waterloo/British PM (1828-30) who made Napoleon very unhappy.

John McKinley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1780 d.7/19/1852 (72)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1837-52

Thomas Mulligan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1793 d.4/1/1879 (85)
Misc: The 4th Earl of Murphy

🎭Junius "Brutus" Booth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1796 N.S. d.11/30/1852 N.S. (56)
Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: John Wilkes & Edwin's dad

🎨George Inness -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1825 d.8/3/1894 (69)
Painter (m)

Johann Jakob Balmer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1825 d.3/12/1898 (72)
Mathematician (m), Physicist (m), Swiss

💰Mother Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1830 d.11/30/1930 (100)
Labor Leader
Names/Places: RN:Mary Harris
Misc: b. May 3?

Louis Chardonnet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1839 d.3/12/1924 (84)
Chemist (m), Inventor (m), French
Misc: first developed and manufactured rayon

📰James Ford Rhodes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1848 d.1/22/1927 (78)
Historian (m)
Misc: businessman and historian, best known for his multivolume investigation of the antebellum, American Civil War, and Reconstruction periods of the United States' history.

🎖⚛Calamity Jane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1852 d.8/1/1903 (51)
Hero (m), Adventurer (m), Frontiersman (m)
Names/Places: RN:Martha Jane Canary Burke
Misc: Marksperson, Dance Hall Girl, Indian Fighter

💰Anna M. Jarvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1864 d.11/24/1948 (84)
Philanthropist
Misc: Mother's Day founder

🎵Charles K. Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1867 d.12/22/1930 (63)
Songwriter
Misc: Tin Pan Alley co-founding father

💰Albert Lasker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1880 d.5/30/1952 (72)
Businessperson, Philanthropist
Misc: advertising exec

✍⚛⛪Pierre Teilhard de Chardin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1881 d.4/10/1955 (73)
Philosopher (m), Palentologist (m), Priest, French

🎭Tom Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1883 d.2/12/1955 (71)
Actor, TV Host

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🏆🏀David Tobey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1888 N.S. d.7/25/1988 N.S. (100)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Referee

🎵Charley Patton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1891 N.S. d.4/28/1934 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer

🎵Howard Barlow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1892 d.1/31/1972 (79)
Conductor
TV Shows: The Voice of Firestone

🎵Sam McGee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1894 d.8/21/1975 (81)
Fiddler, Country Singer
Group Names: Uncle Dave Macon's troupe

🎖Joseph Lawton Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1896 d.12/12/1987 (91)
General

🎖Mark W. Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1896 d.4/17/1984 (87)
General
Misc: U.S. Army officer during World War II, who commanded Allied forces (1943-44) during the hard-fought and successful Italian campaign against the Axis powers.

🎨Valentina -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1899 d.9/14/1989 (90)
Fashion Designer (m), American, Russian
Names/Places: RN:Valentina Nicholaevna Sanina Schlee
Misc: some sources give b. 1904

Ignazio Silone -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1900 d.8/22/1978 (78)
Novelist, Italian
Names/Places: RN:Secondo Tranquilli

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🏆🏀Amory Tingle "Slats" Gill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1901 N.S. d.4/5/1966 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oregon State University (player 1921-1924, coach 1928-1964)

Sterling A. Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1901 d.1/13/1989 (87)
Poet (m)

🎵Lucia Pamela -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1904 d.7/25/2002 (98)
Novelty Singer
Misc: recorded a music album in 1969 about her fictional travels to the moon

🎭Leila Hyams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1905 d.12/4/1977 (72)
Actress

🎭Henry Koster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1905 d.9/21/1988 (83)
Movie Director (m), German

🏆🏈"Red" Cagle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1905 d.12/26/1942 (37)
NFL Runningback

🎭Rose Hobart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1906 d.8/29/2000 (94)
Movie Actress

🎭🎵Kate Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1907 d.6/17/1986 (79)
Hall of Famer, Actress, Singer, Soprano
Names/Places: RFN:Kathryn; d. in Raleigh, N.C.
Misc: some say b. in 1909
TV Shows: Kate Smith Show

🎵Hayes Alvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1907 d.12/29/1972 (65)
Bassist

🎵Ralph Freed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1907 d.2/13/1973 (65)
Songwriter

🎵George Melachrino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1909 d.6/18/1965 (56)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Singer, Oboist, Pianist, Reeds, British
Misc: Viola

🏆🏈Cliff Battles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1910 d.4/28/1981 (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Misc: in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Braves/Boston Redskins/Washington Redskins (player 1932-1937), Columbia University (coach 1938-1943), Brooklyn Dodgers (coach 1946-1947)

💰Mary French Rockefeller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1910 d.4/17/1997 (86)
Philanthropist
Names/Places: Laurence S.'s wife

Catherine Muir Leno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1911 d.6/25/1993 (82)
Celebrity Relative, Scottish
Names/Places: Jay's mother

🎵Ralph Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1911 d.3/5/1997 (85)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Music Producer, Soul Singer

⚖💰Winthrop Rockefeller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1912 d.2/22/1973 (60)
Politician (m), Philanthropist
Names/Places: second youngest of the five sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

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🎭Louis Nye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1913 d.10/9/2005 (92)
Radio Actor, Comedian, Panelist
Names/Places: RLN:Nyestadt
Misc: Character: smug Gordon Hathaway (Hi-ho Steverino!)
TV Shows: The Steve Allen Show, Ann Sothern Show (as Dr. Delbert Gray), The Beverly Hillbillies (as Sonny Drysdale), $1.98 Beauty Show

🏆🥊John Henry Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1914 d.4/18/1974 (59)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏁🏃Archie Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1915 d.6/24/1993 (78)
Runner, Olympic Athlete

🎭Glenn Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1916 d.8/30/2006 (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Quebec; RFN:Gwyllyn; Eleanor Powell's ex-hubby; Martin Van Buren's descendant
TV Shows: Family Holvak, Once an Eagle, Cade's County

🎭🏆⚾John Beradino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1917 N.S. d.5/19/1996 N.S. (79)
Actor, MLB Player
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: in the University of Southern California Athletic Hall of Fame; the only person to have won a World Series (with the Indians in 1948) and have his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians
TV Shows: I Led Three Lives (as special agent Steve Daniels), The New Breed, General Hospital (as Dr. Steve Hardy)
Movie Titles: Our Gang

🎭🎵Danielle Darrieux -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1917 d.10/18/2017 N.S. (100)
Movie Actress, Singer, French

🎭Jack Paar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1918 d.1/27/2004 (85)
TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Oh.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (4 of 'em!), Tonight Show (host 1957-62)

🎭Dan O'Herlihy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1919 d.2/17/2005 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Irish
TV Shows: The Trvels of Jaimie McPheeters (as Doc Sardius McPheeters), The Long Hot Summer, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (as Doc Sardius McPheeters), Whiz Kids (as Carson), Twin Pealks (as additional voices)
Movie Titles: RoboCop, RoboCop 2

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📰💰Julian Goodman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1922 N.S. d.7/2/2012 N.S. (90)
Journalist, Executive
Misc: NBC president

Tad Mosel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1922 d.8/24/2008 (86)
Dramatist/Playwright (m)

🏆⚽Billy Steel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1923 d.5/13/1982 (59)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

Joseph Heller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1923 N.S. d.12/12/1999 N.S. (76)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright (m)
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: some say b. 1928
Book Titles: Catch 22

🎭Karel Kachyna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.3/12/2004 (79)
Movie Director (m), Czech

🎭Art Fleming -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.4/25/1995 (70)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor, Game Show Host
Names/Places: RN:Arthur Fazzin Fleming
Song Titles: I Lost on Jeopardy! (appeared in Weird Al Yankovic's video)
TV Shows: The Californians, Jeopardy! (original Jeopardy host 60-70's), College Bowl (host)
Movie Titles: Airplane II (cameo)

Terry Southern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.10/29/1995 (71)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Satirist (m)
Book Titles: Dr. Strangelove, Easy Rider, The Magic Christian

🎵Big Maybelle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.1/23/1972 (47)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Mabel Louise Smith

🏆🏈Chuck Bednarik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1925 d.3/21/2015 (89)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: C-LB; 2-time All-America at Penn and 7-time All-Pro with NFL Philadelphia Eagles as both center (1950) and linebacker (1951-56); knocked NY Giants' Frank Gifford out of commission for over a year with epic 1960 tackle; missed only 3 games in 14 seasons; led Eagles to 1960 NFL title as a 35-year-old two-way player; 8x Pro Bowl, 10x All-Pro, 2x NFL champ; Eagles #60 retired; in the Eagles, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1949-1962)

Malcolm Scott Carpenter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1925 d.10/10/2013 (88)
Astronaut
Misc: Second U.S. astronaut to make an orbital spaceflight. In "Aurora 7" he made the fourth Mercury flight, circling the Earth three times on May 24, 1962. He directed part of the flight by manual control.

🎭Paul Sorensen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1926 d.7/17/2008 (82)
Actor

🎵Earl Griffith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1926 N.S. d.9/21/1961 N.S. (35)
Vibes

🏆🏁🏊Greta Andersen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1927 N.S. d.2/6/2023 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Danish (Denmark)

🎵Billy Byers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1927 d.5/1/1996 (69)
Arranger, Trombonist
Misc: a veteran of the Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman and Charlie Ventura bands, he did extensive work as an arranger Quincy Jones starting in the late 1950s.

📰Dan Cordtz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1927 N.S. d.5/4/2019 N.S. (92)
Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: note: the news about his death was reported on May 4, 2019, therefore, died on May 6 is incorrect

🎵Gary Bertini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1927 d.3/17/2005 (77)
Conductor/Composer, Musician, Israeli

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🎵Sonny James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1928 d.2/22/2016 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: James Hugh Loden; b. in Hackleberg, AL; NN:The Southern Gentleman
Misc: some say b. Mar 1 or b. 1929
Song Titles: Young Love, The Came Back, Uh-Huh-mm, Running Bear

📰Tom Dunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1929 d.7/2/2006 (77)
Newscaster

🎭Ethel Ayler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1930 N.S. d.11/18/2018 N.S. (88)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Cosby Show (as Carrie)

🏆🏈Oliver "Ollie" Matson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1930 N.S. d.2/19/2011 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, All-America at San Francisco (1951); bronze medal winner in 400m at 1952 Olympics; 4-time All-Pro for NFL Chicago Cardinals (1954-57); traded to LA Rams for 9 players in 1959; accounted for 12,884 all-purpose yards and scored 73 TDs in 14 seasons; 9 TDs on punt and kickoff returns is a NFL record; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of San Francisco, Chicago Cardinals (1952-1958), Los Angeles Rams (1959-1962), Detroit Lions (1963), Philadelphia Eagles (1964-1966)

🎵Little Walter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1930 N.S. d.2/15/1968 N.S. (37)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Harmonicaist
Names/Places: RN:Marion Walter Jacobs
Group Names: Muddy Waters Band (a key member)

⚖💰Richard Riordan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1930 N.S. d.4/19/2023 N.S. (92)
Mayor (m), Lawyer (m), Businessperson, Banker
Misc: 39th Mayor of Los Angeles 1993-2001

🎵🎷Ira Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1931 N.S. d.9/21/2020 N.S. (89)
Composer, Flautist, Flugelhorn, Saxophonist, Jazz Trumpeter

🎵Jimmy Gateley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1931 N.S. d.3/17/1985 N.S. (53)
Fiddler

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🎭Joan Hackett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1934 d.10/8/1983 (49)
TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: The Defenders

🎵🎷Shirley Horn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1934 d.10/20/2005 (71)
Singer, Pianist, Jazz Performer

🎭Una Stubbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1937 N.S. d.8/12/2021 N.S. (84)
Actress, English
TV Shows: Till Death Do Us Part (as Rita), Worzel Gummidge (as Aunt Sally), Sherlock (as Mrs. Hudson)

🏆🏈Roger Lee Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1937 N.S. d.9/17/2021 N.S. (0)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame

🎭Ray Aranha -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1939 d.10/9/2011 (72)
Actor

📰Max Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1939 d.12/20/1988 (49)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: ABC News (the first black anchor of a major network newscast)

🎨🏆Elsa Peretti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1940 N.S. d.3/18/2021 N.S. (80)
Jewelry Designer (m), Model, Italian

🎵Reather Dixon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1944 N.S. d.1/8/2014 N.S. (69)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1945
Group Names: The Bobbettes

🎵🎸Carson Whitsett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1945 d.5/8/2007 N.S. (62)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock and Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Booker T & the MGs

🏆🏒Bryan Marchment -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1969 N.S. d.7/6/2022 N.S. (53)
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚽Christian Benítez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/1986 N.S. d.7/29/2013 N.S. (27)
Soccer Player, Ecuadorian

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/1/2006 N.S. d.1/26/2020 N.S. (13)
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: NN: Gigi; Vanessa and Kobe's daughter

Pope Pius V -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1504 O.S. d.5/1/1572 O.S. (68)
Pope
Misc: Papacy from January 7, 1566 until the date of his death

John Dryden -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1631 J-LD or 8/19/1631 N.S. d.5/1/1700 J-LD (68) or 5/12/1700 N.S. (68)
Dramatist/Playwright (m), Poet (m), Critic (m), English

🎨Nicolas Coustou -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1658 N.S. d.5/1/1733 N.S. (75)
Sculptor (m), French

Frederick S. Archer -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1813 d.5/1/1857
Inventor (m), English
Misc: Invented the photographic collodion process which preceded the modern gelatin emulson; no source has his date of birth; some say d. May 2

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Gabriel Lame -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1795 d.5/1/1870 (74)
Engineer (m), Mathematician (m), French

⚛⛪David Livingstone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1813 d.5/1/1873 (60)
Explorer (m), Physician (m), Missionary, Scottish
Misc: found by Stanley in Africa

🏆🥊John Morrissey -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1831 d.5/1/1878 (47)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American, Irish
Names/Places: NN:Old Smoke

🎨Robert W. Weir -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1803 d.5/1/1889 (85)
Painter (m), Educator (m)

⚛💰Lewis Waterman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1837 d.5/1/1901 (63)
Inventor (m), Manufacturer
Misc: fountain pens

John Glover -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1817 d.5/1/1902 (85)
Chemist (m), English
Misc: Sulfuric acid

🎵Luigi Arditi -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1822 d.5/1/1903 (80)
Conductor/Composer, Italian

🎵Antonín Dvořák -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1841 N.S. d.5/1/1904 N.S. (62)
Composer, Czech
Sports Teams: New World Symphony

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Herman Frasch -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1851 d.5/1/1914 (62)
Chemist (m), Inventor (m), German

John Cheney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1848 d.5/1/1922 (73)
Poet (m)

🎭Snitz Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1862 d.5/1/1937 (75)
Actor, Hungarian
Misc: stage: Phantom of the Opera

🎵🎷Arthur Whetsol -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1905 d.5/1/1940 (35)
Trumpeter, Jazz Performer
Group Names: Duke Ellington band

Paul Josef Goebbels -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1897 d.5/1/1945 (47)
Nazi Leader, German

🎨René Lalique -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1860 N.S. d.5/1/1945 N.S. (85)
Artist, Glassmaker (m), French
Misc: Jeweler

🏆🎾Bill Johnston -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1894 d.5/1/1946 (51)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Frederic Stanley Kipping -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1863 d.5/1/1949 (85)
Chemist (m), British
Misc: pioneered in the chemistry of silicones, organic derivatives of silicon.

Ernest Coulter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1871 d.5/1/1952 (80)
Attorney/Lawyer (m)

🎨Everett Shinn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1876 d.5/1/1953 (76)
Artist, Painter (m)

🎭Tom Tyler -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1903 d.5/1/1954 (50)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Vincent Markowsky
Movie Titles: The Mummy (as Hand)

🎭Grant Mitchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1874 d.5/1/1957 (82)
Actor

🎵Smokey Hogg -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1914 d.5/1/1960 (46)
Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer
Misc: not to be confused with guitarist Willie Anderson Hogg

🏆🎳Louis Sielaff -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1915 d.5/1/1964 (48)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭🎵Spike Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1911 N.S. d.5/1/1965 N.S. (53)
Comedian, Drummer, Novelty Singer, Bandleader
Names/Places: RFMN:Lindley Armstrong
Misc: an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs. Ballads and classical works receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish vocals; Zany bandleader of the 1940's-50's; own 1950s TV shows
Group Names: Spike Jones and His City Slickers
Song Titles: Der Fuehrer's Face, Cocktails For Two, Hawaiian War Chant, Chloe, Holiday For Strings, You Always Hurt the One You Love, My Old Flame, All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth, Dance of the Hours
TV Shows: The Spike Jones Show

🏆🏒Jack Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1894 N.S. d.5/1/1968 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1917-1927; won 7 Stalney Cups
Sports Teams: Toronto/Toronto Arenas, Vancouver Millionaires, Toronto St. Patricks, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings (head coach and general manager for 36 years)

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🎨Jean E. Rosenthal -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1912 d.5/1/1969 (57)
Designer (m)
Misc: lighting designer for broadway shows

🎭🎵Ella Logan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1913 d.5/1/1969 (56)
Movie/Stage Actress, Singer, Scottish
Movie Titles: Flying Hostess, 52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies

🎭Glenda Farrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1904 d.5/1/1971 (66)
TV/Movie Actress

🎭🎵Edith Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1896 d.5/1/1971 (75)
Stage Actress, Singer

✍🎭Abel Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1900 d.5/1/1973 (72)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor

🏆⚽Johnny Jaap -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1895 d.5/1/1974 (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎭Rex O'Malley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1901 d.5/1/1976 (75)
Actor, English

Francis Gary Powers -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1929 d.5/1/1977 (47)
Aviator (m), Spy

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✍📰Sylvia Warner -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1893 d.5/1/1978 (84)
Novelist, Poet (m), Biographer (m), English

🎵Aram "Ilich" Khachaturian -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1903 N.S. or 5/24/1903 Ju-1 d.5/1/1978 N.S. (74)
Composer, Folk Musician, Russian

📰Gustave Schirmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1893 d.5/1/1978 (84)
Publisher (m), Teacher (m), German
Misc: teacher of music; also a Nazi Party official.

🎵John Jacob Niles -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1892 d.5/1/1980 (88)
Composer/Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist
Misc: Folklorist

Vernon Sneider -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1916 d.5/1/1981 (64)
Novelist

🎭Gene Sheldon -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1908 d.5/1/1982 (74)
Actor
TV Shows: Zorro (as Bernardo)

🎵William Primrose -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1904 d.5/1/1982 (77)
Teacher (m), Violinist, Scottish

🏆🏁🏊George Hodgson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1893 N.S. d.5/1/1983 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: considered by many to be the greatest swimmer in Canadian history.

🎭John L. Barrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1913 d.5/1/1984
Radio Actor
Misc: Lone Ranger

🎭🎵Gordon Jenkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 d.5/1/1984 (73)
Director (m), Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader

🎭George Pravda -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1916 N.S. d.5/1/1985 N.S. (68)
Actor, Austrian
TV Shows: Holocaust

Archibald Crossley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1896 d.5/1/1985 (88)
Author (m)
Misc: pollster

🎵Hugo Peretti -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1916 d.5/1/1986 (69)
Music Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Misc: of Hugo & Luigi; founded Avco Records

🏆⚾Alva Lee "Bobo" Holloman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1923 N.S. d.5/1/1987 N.S. (64)
MLB Pitcher

🎭Paolo Stoppa -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1906 d.5/1/1988 (81)
Actor

R. D. Darrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1903 d.5/1/1988 (84)
Critic (m)

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🎭Marion Mack -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1902 d.5/1/1989 (87)
Movie Actress

🎭Douglas Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1921 d.5/1/1989 (68)
Actor

📰Sally Kirkland Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1912 d.5/1/1989 (76)
Editor (m)
Names/Places: Sally's mother
Misc: Life's fashion editor

🎭Sunset Carson -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/12/1927 d.5/1/1990 (62)
Actor
Movie Titles: El Paso Kid, Oregon Trail

🎵Sergio Franchi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1926 N.S. d.5/1/1990 N.S. (64)
Tenor, Italian

🏆Sally Sarell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1938 N.S. d.5/1/1991 N.S. (52)
Playmate
Misc: March 1960

🎵Sharon Redd -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1945 d.5/1/1992 N.S. (46)
Singer
Misc: findagrave says d. Jan 5, 1992

Pierre Bérégovoy -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1925 N.S. d.5/1/1993 N.S. (67)
Head of State (m), French
Misc: French premier 1992-93

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Ranasinghe Premadasa -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1924 d.5/1/1993 (68)
Head of State (m), Sri Lankan
Misc: Sri Lanka president

🏆🏁Ayrton Senna -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1960 d.5/1/1994 (34)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Brazilian
Misc: formula-1 racer (1988 champ)

🎭Lee Mathis -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1952 d.5/1/1996 (44)
Actor

🏆⚾Francisco Alcaraz -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1920 N.S. d.5/1/1996 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player, Baseball Umpire, Mexican
Misc: in the Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame

🎵Billy Byers -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1927 d.5/1/1996 (69)
Arranger, Trombonist
Misc: a veteran of the Buddy Rich, Benny Goodman and Charlie Ventura bands, he did extensive work as an arranger Quincy Jones starting in the late 1950s.

🎭Bo Widerburg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1930 d.5/1/1997 (66)
Movie Director (m), Swedish

Eldridge Cleaver -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1935 d.5/1/1998 (62)
Statesman (m), Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Names/Places: FN:Leroy
Misc: Black Panther turned Republican; NO RELATION to the Beaver clan!

🎵🎸Darrell Sweet -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1947 d.5/1/1999 (51)
Rock and Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Nazareth

🎭Nora Swinburne -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1902 d.5/1/2000 (97)
Movie Actress, English

🎭🏆Steve Reeves -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1926 d.5/1/2000 (74)
Movie Actor, Body Builder
Misc: Mr. World, Mr. Universe
Movie Titles: Hercules, Hercules Unchained

🏆🏀Harold "Happy" Hairston -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/31/1942 N.S. d.5/1/2001 N.S. (58)
NBA Player

🏆🥊Elizabeth Ann Hulette -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1960 d.5/1/2003 (42)
Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: NN:WWF (now WWE)'s first lady of wrestling; aka Miss Elizabeth and The Lovely Elizabeth

🎵Felix Haug -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1952 d.5/1/2004 (52)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Swiss
Group Names: Double, Yello

Kenneth Bancroft Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1904 d.5/1/2005 (100)
Psychologist (m), Educator (m)

✍🎭Jay Presson Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1922 d.5/1/2006 (84)
Author (m), Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer (m)

🏆🏁🏊George Frederick Haines -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1924 N.S. d.5/1/2006 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

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🎵Johnny Paris -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1940 d.5/1/2006 (65)
Saxophonist, Tenor-sax
Group Names: Johnny & the Hurricanes

🎭🎵Danny Gans -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1956 d.5/1/2009 (52)
Actor, Comedian, Singer

🎭Helen Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1918 N.S. d.5/1/2010 N.S. (91)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: As the World Turns (as Nancy Hughes McClaskey)

🎵Chris Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1978 d.5/1/2013 (35)
Rapper
Names/Places: RN:James Christopher Kelly; aka Mac Daddy
Misc: half of the kid rap duo Kris Kross
Group Names: Kris Kross

✍🎭Assaf Dayan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1945 d.5/1/2014 N.S. (68)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer (m), Director (m), Israeli
Names/Places: aka Assi Dayan or Asaf "Assi" Dayan

🎭🎵Grace Lee Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1930 d.5/1/2015 (85)
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Disco Trekkin' (composer), Star Child (composer), USS Enterprise (composer)
TV Shows: Star Trek (as Yeoman Janice Rand)

🏆Janet Pilgrim -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1934 d.5/1/2017 N.S. (82)
Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Charlaine Edith Karalus
Misc: Playmate for July 1955, December 1955, October 1956

Mike Lowry -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1939 d.5/1/2017 N.S. (78)
Governor (m)
Misc: Governor of Washington 1993-1997

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🏆⚾Dewey Forry -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1952 N.S. d.5/1/2017 N.S. (64)
MLB Player

🎵John Henry "Jabo" Starks -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1938 N.S. d.5/1/2018 N.S. (79)
Blues Drummer, Funk Musician
Misc: he was best known for playing with James Brown

🏆🏈Ryan Wetnight -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1970 N.S. d.5/1/2020 N.S. (49)
NFL Tight End

🏆⚾Matt Keough -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1955 N.S. d.5/1/2020 N.S. (64)
MLB Pitcher

🎭Olympia Dukakis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1931 N.S. d.5/1/2021 N.S. (89)
Actress, Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in Lowell, MA
TV Shows: Center of the Universe (as Marge Pressman)
Movie Titles: Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, Working Girl, Mighty Aphrodite, Away From Her

✍🎭Régine -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1929 N.S. d.5/1/2022 N.S. (92)
Writer (m), Actress, Belgiumese
Names/Places: RN:Regina Zylberberg
Misc: nightclub owner

🎭Jerry Ver Dorn -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1949 N.S. d.5/1/2022 N.S. (72)
Actor
TV Shows: Guiding Light, One Life to Live

🎭Charles Siebert -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1938 N.S. d.5/1/2022 N.S. (84)
Actor, Director (m)
TV Shows: One Day at a Time (as Jerry Davenport), The Blue Knight, Trapper John MD (as Dr. Stanley Riverside II)
Movie Titles: ...And Justice For All

🎵🎸Richard "Ric" J. Parnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1951 N.S. d.5/1/2022 N.S. (0)
Rock and Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Atomic rooster
Movie Titles: This Is Spinal Tap (as Mick Shrimpton the ill-fated drummer)

🎵Gordon Lightfoot -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1938 N.S. d.5/1/2023 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Song Titles: Sundown, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

🎵🎸Richard Tandy -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1948 N.S. d.5/1/2024 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock and Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, sessionist

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