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Super Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 8

Last Updated 06-02-2024

✍⚛🎭Sir David Attenborough -- is 98 in the year 2024 and 99 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1926
Author (m), Scientist (m), Naturalist, Environmentalist, TV Host, TV Producer (m), English

Gary Snyder -- is 94 in the year 2024 and 95 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1930
Poet (m)
Misc: [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
Book Titles: Turtle Island, The Real Work, A Place in Space, Mountains and Rivers Without End

🎭Salome Jens -- is 89 in the year 2024 and 90 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1935
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek Deep Space Nine (as The Female Changeling)
Movie Titles: Green Lantern, Norm of the North, Cats and Dogs, Seconds

Thomas Pynchon -- is 87 in the year 2024 and 88 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1937
Novelist

Dennis De Concini -- is 87 in the year 2024 and 88 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1937
Senator (m)

🎭🎵Gary Glitter -- is 84 in the year 2024 and 85 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1940
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Paul Francis Gadd
Misc: King of Glam Rock mid-1970s; some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Rock and Roll (Part 2)

🎭🎵Toni Tennille -- is 84 in the year 2024 and 85 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1940
TV Talk Show Hostess, Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Montgomery, Al.
Group Names: The Captain and Tennille
TV Shows: The Captain and Tennille (1976-1977)

🎭Jim Mitchum -- is 83 in the year 2024 and 84 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1941
Actor
Names/Places: Robert's son
Movie Titles: Monster, In Harm's Way, Blackout, Moonrunners

🎵Jack Blanchard -- is 82 in the year 2024 and 83 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1942
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Country Singer
Group Names: Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Song Titles: Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey the Camel
Album Titles: Birds of a Feather, Two Sides of Jack and Misty

🎵🎸Paul Samwell-Smith -- is 81 in the year 2024 and 82 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1943
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock and Roll Bassist, British
Group Names: The Yardbirds

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🎵🎸Bill Legend -- is 80 in the year 2024 and 81 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Fifield
Group Names: T. Rex

🎵Dorothy Coombs Morrison -- is 80 in the year 2024 and 81 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1944
Gospel Singer
Group Names: Edwin Hawkins Singers

🎵🎷Keith Jarrett -- is 79 in the year 2024 and 80 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1945
Composer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: technically phenomenal

🎵🎸Phil Sawyer -- is 77 in the year 2024 and 78 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1947
Music Producer, Rock and Roll Musician, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group

🏆🏈Bob Christiansen -- is 75 in the year 2024 and 76 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1949
NFL Player

🎭Mark Blankfield -- is 74 in the year 2024 and 75 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1950
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Fridays (regular)
Movie Titles: Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Incedible Shrinking Woman

🏆Claire Rambeau -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1951 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1971

🎭Deborah Harmon -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1951 N.S.
TV Actress
TV Shows: The Ted Knight Show, Leo & Liz in Beverly Hills, Just The Ten Of Us (as Elizabeth Lubbock), M*A*S*H (as various nurses)
Movie Titles: Used Cars, Bachelor Party

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🎵🎸Chris Frantz -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club

🎵Philip Bailey -- is 73 in the year 2024 and 74 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer, Funk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Denver, Co.
Misc: Conga
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire (co-lead), soloist
Song Titles: Easy Lover (with Phil Collins)
Album Titles: Chinese Wall

✍🎭Beth Henley -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1952
Dramatist/Playwright (m), Actress
Movie Titles: Crimes of the Heart, Miss Firecracker, True Stories, Nobody's Fool

🎵🎸Alex Van Halen -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Eddie's brother
Misc: some say June 8, 1950, or 1955
Group Names: Van Halen

🎵🎸Billy Burnette -- is 71 in the year 2024 and 72 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1953
Songwriter, Rock and Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: John's son
Misc: some say b. May 6 or 7 or 1954
Group Names: Fleetwood Mac

🎭David Keith -- is 70 in the year 2024 and 71 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1954
TV/Movie Actor, Director (m)
Movie Titles: An Officer and a Gentleman, Behind Enemy Lines, Daredevil, U-571; Flesh and Blood

🎭Raoul Max Trujillo -- is 69 in the year 2024 and 70 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1955 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Mayans M.C.

🎭Jeff Wincott -- is 68 in the year 2024 and 69 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1956
Actor, Producer/Director (m), Canadian
TV Shows: Night Heat (as Det. Frank Giambone)
Movie Titles: Unstoppable, The Invasion, Prom Night

🏆🏈Bill Cowher -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (player), Cleveland Browns (player and later coach), Kansas City Chiefs (coach), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach)
TV Shows: The NFL Today (commentator)

🏆🏁🏊Deana Deardruff -- is 67 in the year 2024 and 68 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1957 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

🏆🏈Ronnie Lott -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Super Bowl Champion, 10x Pro Bowl, 8x AP First Team All-Pro, 4x NFC champion; 49ers #2 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: USC, San Francisco 49ers (1981-1990), Los Angeles Raiders (1991-1992), New York Jets (1993-1994), Kansas City Chiefs (1995)

🎵🎸Eric Brittingham -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1960
Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Cinderella

Bill De Blasio -- is 63 in the year 2024 and 64 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1961
Mayor (m)
Misc: New York City

🏆🏒Rick Zombo -- is 61 in the year 2024 and 62 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1963
NHL Player

🎭Cheryl Richardson -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964
Soap Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital

🎭Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964
TV/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles, comedian Paul's daughter, Sara's sister, Bo Brinkman's ex-wife
TV Shows: The Little House on the Prarie (as Laura Ingalls Wilder), Sweet Justice (as Kate Delacroy)

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📰🎭Krista Errickson -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964 N.S.
Journalist, Actress, Producer (m)
Misc: retired from acting in 1994
TV Shows: Hello Larry (as Diane)
Movie Titles: Little Darlings, Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again

🏆🏁Robert Allen "Bobby" Labonte -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🎵🎸Dave Rowntree -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964
Political Activist, Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Group Names: Blur

🏆⚾Dave Rohde -- is 60 in the year 2024 and 61 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1964
MLB Player

🎭Jamie Summers -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1967
XXX-rated actress

🎵🎸Pepper Keenan -- is 57 in the year 2024 and 58 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1967
Singer, Rock and Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Corrosion of Conformity

🎭Julianne Morris -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1968 N.S.
Actress

🏆⚾Dave Mlicki -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1968
MLB Pitcher

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🎵Del Gray -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1968
Country Drummer
Group Names: Little Texas

🎭Michael E. Rodgers -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1969
Actor, Scottish
Movie Titles: Auto Focus, The Patriot, Gia, Red Rose

🏆🏈Brad Culpepper -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1969
NFL Player, College Football Player

🎵🎸Matt Stevanz -- is 55 in the year 2024 and 56 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1969
Rock and Roll Musician

🏆⚽Luis Enrique -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1970 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆🏈Carlos Brooks -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1971
NFL Player

🏆🏈Stephen Ingram -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1971
NFL Player

🏆⚾Todd Greene -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1971
MLB Catcher

🎭🎵Chris Wolf -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1971
Actor, Musician
Movie Titles: Harvard Man, Whipping Boy

🎭🎵Darren Hayes -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1972
Comedian, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: Savage Garden

🏆🏈Chris Sanders -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏒Ray Whitney -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1972
NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: The Wizard

🎵Shana -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1972
Singer, Dance-Pop Performer
Names/Places: LN:Petrone

🎭Kam Heskin -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1973
Actress
TV Shows: Sunset Beach, Passions

Candace Nelson -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1974 N.S.
Chef (m), Indonese
TV Shows: Cupcake Wars, Throwdown

🎭Jodhi May -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1975 N.S.
Actress, Director (m), English
Movie Titles: The Gambler

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🎵Enrique Iglesias -- is 49 in the year 2024 and 50 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1975
Singer, Spanish
Names/Places: Julio's son

🎭🏆Jennifer Walcott -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1977
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: August 2001

🎵Joe Bonamassa -- is 47 in the year 2024 and 48 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1977
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Bloodline, soloist

🎭Matthew Davis -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1978
Actor
TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries (as Alaric Saltzman)
Movie Titles: Legally Blonde, Tigerland, Pearl Harbor

🏆⚽Cindy Parlow -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1978 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, American
Names/Places: RN: Cynthia Marie Parlow; aka Cindy Parlow Cone

🎵Ana Maria Lombo -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1978
Pop Singer, Colombian
Group Names: Eden's Crush

🏆Josie Maran -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1979
Model

🎭Stephen Amell -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1981 N.S.
Actor, Producer (m), Canadian
TV Shows: Arrow (as Oliver Green and Green Arrow), The Flash

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🏆⚾Adrián González -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1982 N.S.
MLB Player
Misc: 5x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 4x Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers

🎭Jonathan Hernandez -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1983
Actor
Movie Titles: The Bucket List, Goal! The Dream Begins, Spanglish, Beverly Hills Cop III

🎭Elyes Gabel -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1983
Actor, English
TV Shows: Casualty (as Guppy), Scorpion (was Walter O'Brien), Body of Proof, Game of Thrones

🎵Patrick Meese -- is 41 in the year 2024 and 42 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1983 N.S.
Drummer, Soul Musician
Sports Teams: Neo-soul drummer
Group Names: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

🎭Julia Whelan -- is 40 in the year 2024 and 41 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1984
Actress
TV Shows: Once and Again (as Grace Manning)

🎭Sean O'Connor -- is 39 in the year 2024 and 40 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1985 N.S.
Comedian

🏆⚽Mark Noble -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1987 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎭Sapan Verma -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Comedian, India

🎭🎵Nora Anezeder -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Actress, Singer, French
TV Shows: Zoo (as Chloe Tousignant)
Movie Titles: Safe House, Manic, The Words, Paris 36

🏆🏀Kemba Walker -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1990 N.S.
NBA Player

🎭Ana Mulvoy-Ten -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1992 N.S.
Actress, English
TV Shows: House of Anubis

🎭🏆Olivia Culpo -- is 32 in the year 2024 and 33 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1992 N.S.
Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model
Misc: Miss USA 2012, Miss Universe 2012

🏆🏀Sam Dekker -- is 30 in the year 2024 and 31 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1994 N.S.
NBA Player, College Basketball Player

Chance Connor Willey -- is 29 in the year 2024 and 30 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1995
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Marie Bartels and Walt's son

🎭Román Zaragoza -- is 28 in the year 2024 and 29 in the year 2025; b.5/8/1996 N.S.
Actor, Producer/Director (m)
TV Shows: Ghosts

Lily Pearl Black -- is 23 in the year 2024 and 24 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Lisa Hartman and Clint's daughter

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🎭Ethan Wacker -- is 22 in the year 2024 and 23 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2002 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Stinky and Dirty Show, Bizzardvark, Miles From Tomorrowland

Aiden Marshall Marshall -- is 20 in the year 2024 and 21 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Tracey Gold and Roby's son

Luciaia "Lucie" Madeline Puleo -- is 19 in the year 2024 and 20 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2005
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nancy St. Alban and Chris' daughter

Gus Phillips -- is 15 in the year 2024 and 16 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Julie Bowen and Scott's son

John Phillips -- is 15 in the year 2024 and 16 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Julie Bowen and Scott's son

Otis Tobias Maguire -- is 15 in the year 2024 and 16 in the year 2025; b.5/8/2009
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jennifer and Tobey's son

🎭Tanya Storm -- b.5/8/????
XXX-rated actress

✍📰Edward Gibbon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/27/1737 J-LD or 5/8/1737 N.S. d.1/16/1794 N.S. (56)
Author (m), Historian (m), English, German
Book Titles: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Phillis Wheatley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1753 d.12/5/1784 (31)
Poet (m)
Misc: the first black woman to publish a book

⚛💰Thomas Hancock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1786 d.3/26/1865 (78)
Inventor (m), Merchant, English
Misc: rubber patents, founded a British rubber industry

💰William Henry Vanderbilt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1821 d.12/8/1885 (64)
Philanthropist
Misc: railroad magnate who nearly doubled the Vanderbilt family fortune established and in large part bequeathed to him by his father, Cornelius; father of Cornelius II.

✍💰Jean Henri Dunant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1828 d.10/30/1910 (82)
Author (m), Philanthropist, Swiss
Misc: founder of the Red Cross Movement; shared the first Nobel Peace Prize

🎵Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1829 d.12/18/1869 (40)
Composer, Pianist
Misc: the first internationally recognized U.S. pianist

Augusta Jane Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1835 d.5/9/1909 (74)
Novelist

George M. Beard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1839 d.1/23/1883 (43)
Scientist (m), Engineer (m), Physician (m)

Oscar Hammerstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1847 d.8/1/1919 (72)
Scientist (m), Inventor (m), German
Misc: Cigar maker, opera impresario & theater builder; Oscar II's granddad

John "Bet A Million" Gates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1855 N.S. d.8/9/1911 N.S. (56)
Inventor (m)
Misc: Promoter; Speculator; barbed wire manufacturer which became the American Steel & Wire Co.

🏆⚾Dennis Joseph "Big Dan" Brouthers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1858 N.S. d.8/2/1932 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Sports Teams: Troy Trojans (1879-1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1885), Detroit Wolverines (1886-1888), Boston Beaneaters (1889), Boston Reds (1890-1891), Brooklyn Grooms (1892-1893), Baltimore Orioles (1894-1895), Louisville Colonels (1895), Philadelphia Phillies (1896), New York Giants (1904)

🎭🎵Russell Hunting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1864 d.2/20/1943 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: a comic entertainer, a pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recording music industry.

🎨Robert Aitken -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1878 d.1/3/1949 (70)
Sculptor (m)

Harry S Truman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1884 d.12/26/1972 (88)
President and Vice President (m)
Names/Places: b. in Lamar, Mo.; The 'S' doesn't stand for anything (thus no period); d. in Kansas City, MO
Misc: 33rd U.S. President (1945-1952); 34th U.S. Vice President

✍📰Thomas B. Costain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1885 d.10/8/1965 (80)
Author (m), Novelist, Journalist, Editor (m), Canadian

🏆🏒Herb Gardiner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1891 d.1/11/1972 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1921-1929
Sports Teams: Calgary Tigers, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆⚾Chet "Red" Hoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1891 N.S. d.9/24/1998 N.S. (107)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1911-15)

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🎵Jimmie Tarlton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1892 d.11/29/1979 (87)
Singer

🏆🏌Francis DeSales Quimet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1893 N.S. d.9/2/1967 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: in 1913 he ended regulation play tied with golf legends Harry Vardon and Edward Ray; He beat them both in an 18-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open title. Quimet was from a poor family and caddied as a youngster to earn extra money.

🏆⚾Edd Roush -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1893 d.3/21/1988 (94)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:Edward
Misc: World Series champ (1919), 2x NL batting champ
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (1913), Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914), Newark Peppers (1915), New York Giants (1916), Cincinnati Reds (1916-1926), New York Giants (1927-1929), Cincinnati Reds (1931)

✍⛪🎭Bishop Fulton J. Sheen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1895 d.12/9/1979 (84)
Author (m), Religious Leader, Roman Catholic, Priest, TV Host
Names/Places: RFN:Peter
TV Shows: Life Is Worth Living, The Bishop Sheen Program

🏆🥊José Gómez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1895 d.5/16/1920 (25)
Bullfighter, Spanish
Names/Places: RN: Joselito el Gallo

Edmund Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1895 d.6/12/1972 (77)
Author (m), Critic (m)

📰Friedrich Hayek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1899 d.3/23/1992 (92)
Economist

🎵🎷Jack Bland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1899 d.10/1/1968 (69)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer

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🎭Arthur Q. Bryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1900 d.11/30/1959 (59)
TV/Radio Actor, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Elmer Fudd voicist
TV Shows: Fibber McGee & Molly, Major Hoople

🏆⚾Turkey Stearnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1901 d.9/4/1979 (78)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an African American outfielder in the Negro Leagues.
Sports Teams: Nashville Giants (1920), Montgomery Grey Sox (1921), Detroit Stars (1923-1931, 1937), New York Lincoln Giants (1930), Kansas City Monarchs (1931, 1934, 1938-1940), Chicago American Giants (1932-1935, 1937-1938), Philadelphia Stars (1936)

Andre Lwoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1902 d.9/30/1994 (92)
Biologist (m)

🎭Fernandel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1903 d.2/26/1971 (67)
Movie Actor, Comedian, French
Names/Places: RN:Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin

🎵🎷"Red" Nichols -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1905 d.6/28/1965 (60)
Cornetist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RN:Ernest Loring

🎭Roberto Rossellini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1906 d.6/4/1977 (71)
Movie Director (m), Italian
Names/Places: Ingrid Bergman's ex-
Misc: d. June 3?

🎵🎷Mary Lou Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1910 d.5/28/1981 (71)
Arranger, Composer, Jazz Pianist

🎵Robert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues

Rudolf Flesch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 d.10/5/1986 (75)
Educator (m)
Book Titles: Why Johnny Can't Read

Richard Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1912 N.S. d.5/19/1993 N.S. (81)
Screen/Scriptwriter

🎭Sid James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.4/26/1976 (62)
Actor

🎨🎭Bob Clampett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 N.S. d.5/2/1984 N.S. (70)
Animator (m), Producer/Director (m), Puppeteer (m)
Misc: created Beany & Cecil, Tweety, Porky Pig, & Bugs Bunny
TV Shows: Time for Beany, Beany and Cecil

🏆🥊Fritzie Zivic -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.5/16/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

✍⚖Romain Gary -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1914 d.12/2/1980 (66)
Author (m), Attorney/Lawyer (m), French
Names/Places: RN:Romain Kacew

🎭John Archer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1915 d.12/5/1999 (84)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: Anne's dad
Misc: Radio announcer who introduced "The Shadow"

🏆🏁🏊John Herbert Higgins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 N.S. d.8/1/2004 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

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🏆🏒John Mariucci -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 O.S. d.3/23/1987 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player
Misc: coached 1938-1952
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Providence Reds, Chicago Black Hawks, U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, St. Louis Flyers, Minneapolis Millers

⚖💰🏆⚽João Havelange -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1916 d.8/16/2016 N.S. (100)
Lawyer (m), Businessperson, Soccer Player, Brazilian
Misc: president of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 1974-1988; also a member of International Olympic Committee.

🎖John Birch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1918 N.S. d.8/25/1945 N.S. (27)
Military Leader
Misc: WWII hero captain

🎭Lex Barker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1919 N.S. d.5/11/1973 N.S. (54)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Alexander Crichlow Barker Jr.
Movie Titles: Tarzan (series 1949-53)

🎨🎭Saul Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1920 d.4/25/1996 (75)
Animator (m), Producer/Director (m), American
Misc: pioneered a revolution in feature film credits sequences, incorporating innovative graphic design and animation.

Sloan Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1920 d.5/25/2003 (83)
Novelist

🎭Robert Todd Storz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/13/1964 (39)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster (m)
Names/Places: NN: The Father of the Top 40 Radio Format.

🏆🏁🏇Laz Barrera -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/25/1991 (66)
Hall of Famer, Horse Trainer

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🏆🏁A. J. Watson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1924 d.5/12/2014 (90)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer but a car builder and chief mechanic from 1949 to 1984 in the Indianapolis 500, winning the race seven times.

🎭Don Rickles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1926 N.S. d.4/6/2017 N.S. (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Long Island, NY
Misc: Roast telecasts fave
TV Shows: The Don Rickles Shows, CPO Sharkey (as CPO Otto Sharkey), Foulups-Bleeps-and Blunders, Daddy Dearest (as Al Mitchell)
Movie Titles: Toy Story (as Mr. Potato Head)

✍⚖Theodore Sorensen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1928 d.10/31/2010 (82)
Author (m), Presidential Aide
Misc: under JFK

🎵Benny Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1928 d.3/13/2001 (72)
Fiddler, Country Singer

💰John C. Bogle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1929 N.S. d.1/16/2019 N.S. (89)
Philanthropist, Investor
Misc: Business Magnate; founder and chief executive of The Vanguard Group.
Book Titles: Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor

🎭🎵Miyoshi Umeki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1929 d.8/28/2007 (78)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer, Japanese
TV Shows: Courtship of Eddie's Father (as Mrs. Livingston), Arthur Godfrey
Movie Titles: Sayonara

🏆🏈Doug Atkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1930 d.12/30/2015 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. r. Humboldt, TN
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl,, 4x First Team All-Pro; Saints #81 retired, Tennessee Volunteers #91 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns (1953-1954), Chicago Bears (1955-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-1969)

🏆Robert Lynn "Bob" Clotworthy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1931 N.S. d.6/1/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🎨Arnold Scaasi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1931 d.8/4/2015 N.S. (84)
Fashion Designer (m), Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Arnold Isaacs

🎭🏆🥊Sonny Liston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1932 d.12/30/1970 (38)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Misc: heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64)

🏆🏒Edwin Walter "Ed" Chadwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1933 N.S. d.4/23/2024 N.S. (90)
Hockey Goalie, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins

🎭Robert Dix -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.8/6/2018 N.S. (83)
Actor

🏆⚽Jack Charlton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.7/10/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE, DL; centre-half and manager

🎵Jerry Moss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/2023 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: co-founder of A&M Records along with Herb Alpert

James R. Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1936 N.S. d.8/14/2020 N.S. (84)
Governor (m)
Misc: Governor of Illinois 1977-1991

🏆⚾Mike Cuellar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1937 d.4/2/2010 (72)
MLB Player
Misc: AL Cy Young Award winner in 1969
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

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🏆🏁🏃Otis Paul Drayton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1939 d.3/2/2010 (70)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)

✍📰Peter Bradford Benchley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.2/11/2006 (65)
Novelist, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Jaws, The Deep

🎭🎵Ricky Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 N.S. d.12/31/1985 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, David's brother, Tracy's dad, Kris Harmon's husband; RN:Eric Hilliard Nelson
Song Titles: A Teenager's Romance, I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Believe What You Say, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, Teen Age Idol, It's Up To You, For You, Garden Party
Album Titles: Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Rick is 21, Garden Party
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself)

🎭🎵Emilio Delgado -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 N.S. d.3/10/2022 N.S. (81)
Actor, Singer, American, Mexican
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Luis the Fix-It Shop owner)

🎵John Fred -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1941 d.4/15/2005 (63)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: LN:Gourrier
Group Names: John Fred and His Playboy Band
Song Titles: Judy In Disguise

🎵🎸Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1942 N.S. d.12/25/2011 N.S. (69)
Rock and Roll Musician
Group Names: the Mothers Of Invention

🎵🎸Danny Whitten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1943 d.11/18/1972 (29)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rock and Roll Performer
Group Names: Crazy Horse

🎭Reid Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1949 d.10/16/2001 N.S. (52)
Actor
TV Shows: Chase, The Chisholms

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🏆🏒Peter McNab -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1952 N.S. d.11/6/2022 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Stephen Furst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1954 N.S. d.6/16/2017 N.S. (63)
Actor
TV Shows: St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Elliot Axelrod), Delta House (as Flounder), Babylon 5 (as Vir)
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's Animal House, The Dream Team

🏆🏁🏊Andrea Pollack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1961 N.S. d.3/13/2019 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

🏆🏈Korey Stringer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1974 d.7/31/2001 (27)
NFL Player

Edward Winslow -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1595 J-LD d.5/8/1655 J-LD (59)
Governor (m), English
Misc: founder of the Plymouth colony in Massachusetts.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1743 N.S. d.5/8/1794 N.S. (50)
Scientist (m), Chemist (m), French
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Modern Chemistry

🎖💰Robert (Banker) Morris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1734 O.S. or 1/31/1734 N.S. d.5/8/1806 N.S. (72)
Revolutionary (m), Financier, Merchant, English
Misc: banker who came to be known as the financier of the U.S. War of Independence (1775-83); Declaration of Independence signer

👑King Kamehameha I Of Hawaii -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1756 d.5/8/1819
King, Hawaiian
Misc: may have died between May 8 and 14 of 1819; he is celebrated on June 11 of each year in Hawaii, the first king from 1795-1819; born sometime between 1740 and 1758

🎖John Stark -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1728 d.5/8/1822 (93)
Revolutionary (m), General
Misc: U.S. War of Independence; led attacks that cost the British nearly 1,000 men and contributed to the surrender of the British general John Burgoyne at Saratoga by blocking his retreat line across the Hudson River (1777).

🎖⚛Jules Sébastian César Dumont d'Urville -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1790 d.5/8/1842 (51)
Naval Officer, Explorer (m), French

✍📰John Stuart Mill -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1806 d.5/8/1873 (66)
Philosopher (m), Economist, English
Misc: political; Utilitarian

💰Oakes Ames -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1804 d.5/8/1873 (69)
Industrialist

Gustave Flaubert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1821 d.5/8/1880 (58)
Novelist, French

Helena "Madame" Blavatsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1831 O.S. or 8/12/1831 N.S. d.5/8/1891 N.S. (59)
Religious Leader, Russian
Misc: Theosophical Society Founder

✍📰Paul L. Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1865 d.5/8/1902 (37)
Author (m), Novelist, Historian (m), Biographer (m)

🎨Paul Gauguin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1848 d.5/8/1903 (54)
Painter (m), French
Names/Places: b. in Paris; FN:Eugene Henri
Misc: post impressionist

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🎨⚛Edward Muybridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1830 d.5/8/1904 (74)
Photographer (m), Inventor (m), English
Misc: pioneered the study of motion in photography.

Horace Wyman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1827 d.5/8/1915 (87)
Inventor (m)
Misc: 260 patents related to looms & textile machinery

✍📰Oswald Spengler -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/29/1880 d.5/8/1936 (55)
Philosopher (m), Historian (m), German
Book Titles: The Decline of the West

🎭Vera Gordon -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1886 d.5/8/1948 (61)
Actress, Russian

🎭Franklyn Dyall -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1870 N.S. d.5/8/1950 N.S. (80)
Actor, English

🎭William Fox -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1879 d.5/8/1952 (73)
Movie Producer (m), Hungarian
Misc: founder of the Fox Film Corp.

🎨Rollin Kirby -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1875 d.5/8/1952 (76)
Editorial Cartoonist
Misc: political cartoonist who gave modern cartooning decisive impetus in the direction of graphic simplicity and high symbolic value.

🎭Alan Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1892 N.S. d.5/8/1954 N.S. (61)
Movie Actor

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Maude May Park -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1871 d.5/8/1955 (84)
Suffragate

🎨⚛Norman Bel Geddes -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1893 d.5/8/1958 (65)
Architect (m), Designer (m), Aeronautical (m)
Misc: aerodynamics

🎵Ted "Muttonleg" Donnelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1912 N.S. d.5/8/1958 N.S. (45)
Trombonist

🏆🏒George S. Dudley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1894 d.5/8/1960 (66)
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: hockey pioneer

🎭James Fairfax -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1897 d.5/8/1961 (63)
Actor
TV Shows: Ramar of the Jungle, Gale Storm Show (as Cedric)

📰Carmel Snow -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1887 d.5/8/1961 (73)
Editor (m)
Group Names: Harper's Bazaar

🏆🥊Freddie Miller -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1911 N.S. d.5/8/1962 N.S. (51)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵Skip Farrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1918 d.5/8/1962 (43)
Singer

🎵🎷Donald Lambert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1904 d.5/8/1962 (58)
Jazz Pianist

💰🎭Erich Pommer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1889 d.5/8/1966 (76)
Executive, Movie Producer (m), German

🎭Barbara Payton -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1927 d.5/8/1967 (39)
Actress

✍🎭Elmer Rice -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1892 d.5/8/1967 (74)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright (m), Producer (m)
Names/Places: RMLN:Leopold Reizenstein

🎵La Verne Andrews -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1915 d.5/8/1967 (51)
Singer
Names/Places: Maxine & Patty's sister
Misc: d. June 8?; some say b. June 16 or 1913
Group Names: The Andrews Sisters

🎵Larry Morey -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1905 d.5/8/1971 (66)
Lyricist

🎖Alexander A. Vandegrift -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1887 d.5/8/1973 (86)
Naval Officer

🎵Graham Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1937 N.S. d.5/8/1974 N.S. (36)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Saxophonist, English

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🎨George Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/22/1915 d.5/8/1975 (59)
Animator (m), Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: The Sad Sack

🎨✍Louis Slobodkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1903 d.5/8/1975 (72)
Illustrator (m), Sculptor (m), Author (m)

🎭Alan Baxter -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1908 d.5/8/1976 (67)
Actor

🏆🏌Fred McLeod -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1882 d.5/8/1976 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish

🏆🏀Charles D. "Chuck" Hyatt -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1908 d.5/8/1978 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: National championship (Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930); College All-America (1929, 1930); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1930)
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburgh

🎭Perdigão Queiroga -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1916 N.S. d.5/8/1980 N.S. (63)
Producer/Director (m), Portuguese

🎨Norman Mingo -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1896 d.5/8/1980 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator (m)
Misc: Alfred E. Newman

🎭Margaret Lindsay -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1910 d.5/8/1981 (70) or 5/9/1981 (70)
Actress

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💰🎭Neil Bogart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1943 d.5/8/1982 (39)
Executive, Producer (m)
Misc: Casablanca & Boardwalk President who guided Donna Summer and the Village People, among others, to success

🏆🏁Gilles Villeneuve -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1950 d.5/8/1982 (32)
Auto Racer, Canadian
Misc: 6x Grand Prix champ

John Fante -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1909 d.5/8/1983 (74)
Novelist, Short Story Writer (m), Screenwriter

🎵🎷Wendell Culley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1906 d.5/8/1983 (77)
Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: worked with Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie principally as a section player

📰💰Lila Bell Acheson Wallace -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1889 d.5/8/1984 (94)
Publisher (m), Editor (m), Philanthropist, Canadian
Misc: Founded Readers Digest with hubby Dewitt

🎨Herbert Matter -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1907 d.5/8/1984 (77)
Designer (m), Photographer (m), Swiss

🎭Dolph Sweet -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1920 d.5/8/1985 (64)
Actor
TV Shows: Edge of Night, Another World, Gimme a Break (as Chief Carl Kanisky)

Theodore Sturgeon -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1918 d.5/8/1985 (67)
Science Fiction Writer (m)
Misc: horror author

🏆🥊Domingo Ortega -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1906 d.5/8/1988 (82)
Bullfighter, Spanish

Robert A. Heinlein -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1907 d.5/8/1988 (80)
Science Fiction Writer (m)
Misc: an author who helped develop Science Fiction as a sophisticated mode of literary expression
Book Titles: Four Hugos, Red Planet

🎭Paul J. Steenbergen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1907 d.5/8/1989 (82)
Actor, Director (m)

Harvey Atwater -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/8/1991 (71)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Lee's dad

🎭Ronnie Brody -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1918 d.5/8/1991 (72)
Actor, British
Misc: d. May 9?

✍🎭Joseph Kramm -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1907 d.5/8/1991 (83)
Dramatist/Playwright (m), Actor, Director (m)

🎵Rudolf Serkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1903 d.5/8/1991 (88)
Pianist, Czech
Misc: a 20th century great

Jillian Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/8/1991 (40)
Novelist
Names/Places: RN:Jill R. Bloom

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🎭Richard Derr -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1918 d.5/8/1992 (73)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor

🎭🎵Alwin Nikolais -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1910 d.5/8/1993 (82)
Choreographer (m), Dancer (m), Composer, Pianist

🎵Saverio Messina -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/8/1993 (92)
Violinist

🎭Steven Keats -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1945 d.5/8/1994 (49)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor

🎭George Peppard -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1928 d.5/8/1994 (65)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI; 2x Elizabeth Ashley's hubby
TV Shows: Dynasty (pilot episode), Banacek (as Thomas Banacek), Dr.'s Hospital, The A-Team (as Col. John 'Hannibal' Smith)
Movie Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's

🏆🏈James Edward "Jim" Finks -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1927 N.S. d.5/8/1994 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1949-1955), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, 1957), Notre Dame (coach 1956), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, coach 1960), Calgary Stampeders (CFL, administrator 1957-1964), Minnesota Vikings (administrator 1964-1973), Chicago Bears (administrator 1974-1982), Chicago Cubs (administrator 1983-1984), New Orleans Saints (administrator 1986-1992)

🏆🥊Luis Miguel Dominguín -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1926 d.5/8/1996 (69)
Bullfighter, Matador, Spanish
Names/Places: RN:Luis Miguel Gonzalez Lucas

🎨✍Garth Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1912 d.5/8/1996 (84)
Illustrator (m), Children's Author (m)
Book Titles: Charlotte's Web, Little House On The Prarie

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🏆🏁🚲Beryl Burton -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1937 d.5/8/1996 (58)
Bicyclist, English
Misc: won record (7) women's cycling titles

🎭Dana Plato -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1964 d.5/8/1999 (34)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Maywood, CA
TV Shows: Diff'rent Strokes (as Kimberly Drummond)

🎭Sir Dirk Bogarde -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1920 d.5/8/1999 (79)
Movie Actor, Movie Director (m), English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven Van Den Bogaerde
Misc: some say b. 1921

🎭X Brands -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1927 d.5/8/2000 (72)
Actor
Names/Places: FN:Jay
TV Shows: Yancy Derringer (as Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah)

📰🏆Samuel Harold "Sam" Lacy -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.5/8/2003 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, Editor (m), Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer

✍🎭John Barbour -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1929 N.S. d.5/8/2004 N.S. (75)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedian, TV Host, TV Producer (m), Canadian
TV Shows: Real People

🏆⚽Patrick Ntsoelengoe -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1952 d.5/8/2006 (54)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, South African

🎵🎸Carson Whitsett -- Death 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

🎭Dorothy Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/12/1920 d.5/8/2008 (88)
Actress
TV Shows: Tammy

🎭🎵Eddy Arnold -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1918 d.5/8/2008 (89)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, TX; RFMN:Richard Edward; NN:The Tennessee Plawboy and The Country Crosby
TV Shows: The Eddy Arnold Show

🏆⚾Dominic "Dom" DiMaggio -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1917 N.S. d.5/8/2009 N.S. (92)
MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: NN:The Little Professor; Joe's brother
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox

🏆Joaquín Capilla Pérez -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/23/1928 N.S. d.5/8/2010 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Mexican

🎨✍Maurice Sendak -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1928 N.S. d.5/8/2012 N.S. (83)
Illustrator (m), Children's Author (m)
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RFN:Bernard
Book Titles: Where The Wild Things Are

Nicholas Katzenbach -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1922 d.5/8/2012 (90)
Government Official (m)
Misc: former Attorney General

🎭Jeanne Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1928 d.5/8/2013 (84)
Soap Actress, TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: Corbin Bernsen's mother
TV Shows: Young & the Restless (as Katherine Kay Chancellor-Sterling)

✍🎭Bryan Forbes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1926 d.5/8/2013 (86)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director (m), English
Movie Titles: Stepford Wives

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🎭Nancy Malone -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1935 d.5/8/2014 (79)
Actress, Producer (m)
TV Shows: The Guardian, Naked City (as Liberty), The Long Hot Summer (as Clara)

🎵🎸Bobby Irwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1953 d.5/8/2015 (62)
Rock and Roll Drummer
Group Names: Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry,

🎭William Schallert -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1922 d.5/8/2016 N.S. (93)
Actor
Misc: guested on many series TV shows
TV Shows: Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (as Mr. Leander Pomfritt), Patty Duke Show (as Martin Lane), Nancy Walker Show, Hardy Boys (as Carson Drew), Nancy Drew Mysteries (as Carson Drew), Little Women, Ike, New Gidget (as Russ Lawrence), Torkelsons (as Wesley Hodges)
Movie Titles: Innerspace, In the Heat of the Night (1967)

🎵🎷Dave Pell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1925 d.5/8/2017 N.S. (92)
Reeds, Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist

🎭Marta DuBois -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1952 N.S. d.5/8/2018 N.S. (65)
Actress, Panamaian
TV Shows: Tales of the Gold Monkey, Passions

George Deukmejian -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1928 N.S. d.5/8/2018 N.S. (89)
Governor (m)
Misc: of California 1983-1991

⚛🎭Jim Fowler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1930 N.S. d.5/8/2019 N.S. (89)
Naturalist, Zoologist (m), TV Host
TV Shows: Wild Kingdom (assistant, host in 1985)

🎭Roy Horn -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1944 N.S. d.5/8/2020 N.S. (75)
Magician (m)
Misc: of Siegfried and Roy

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🎵Mark Barkan -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1934 N.S. d.5/8/2020 N.S. (85)
Music Producer, Songwriter
Misc: wrote songs for many artists and TV cartoon bands such as The Archies and The Monkees
Song Titles: The Tra La La Song (Theme For The Banana Splits Adventure Hour)
TV Shows: The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (musical director)

🎨Helmut Jahn -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1940 N.S. d.5/8/2021 N.S. (81)
Architect (m), German
Misc: designed the Sony Center

Spencer Silver -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1941 N.S. d.5/8/2021 N.S. (80)
Chemist (m)
Misc: co-inventor with Arthur Fry of the Post-It Note.

⚖💰Pierre S. du Pont IV -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1935 N.S. d.5/8/2021 N.S. (86)
Governor (m), Lawyer (m), Industrialist
Misc: Delaware governor (1977-1985)

🎵🎷Curtis Fuller -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1934 N.S. d.5/8/2021 N.S. (86)
Jazz Trombonist

🎭Fred Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/30/1942 N.S. d.5/8/2022 N.S. (79)
Actor, Producer (m)
Movie Titles: Tremors, The Player, Escape from Alcatraz, The Right Stuff, Road Trip

🎭🎵Dennis Waterman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1948 N.S. d.5/8/2022 N.S. (74)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Singer, English
Names/Places: NN:Minder
TV Shows: The Sweeney (as Det. Sgt. George Carter), Minder (as Terry), Tube Mice (as Toaster voice), Stay Lucky (as Thomas Gynn), New Tricks (as Gerry Standing)
Movie Titles: Scars of Dracula, Sweeney!

🎭🏆🏈Joe Kapp -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1938 N.S. d.5/8/2023 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Movie Producer (m), NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: with Minnesota Vikings: Super Bowl IV; shares NFL Individual Record for touchdowns thrown in a game [7]: Vikings vs. Baltimore Colts [9/28/69]; in the Canadian and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of California Berkeley (player in 1950s, coach 1982-1986), Sacramento Attack (coach 1992), Calgary Stampeders (player 1959-1960), British Columbia Lions (player 1961-1966), Minnesota Vikings (player 1967-1969), Boston Patriots (player 1970)
Movie Titles: The Longest Yard (actor and producer, 1974)

🏆🏈Jimmy (football b. 1938) Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1938 N.S. d.5/8/2024 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro; 49ers #37 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1961-1976)

🎵🎸Dennis Thompson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1948 N.S. d.5/8/2024 N.S. (75)
Rock and Roll Drummer
Group Names: MC5

🎵🎸John Barbata -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1945 N.S. d.5/8/2024 N.S. (79)
Rock and Roll Drummer
Group Names: The Turtles, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship

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