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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 2

Last Updated 05-04-2021

✍📰Irwin Unger -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1927
Author, Historian, Educator

🎭Lou Felder -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1931
Actor
Movie Titles: Bruce Almighty, Midnight Run, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Mask

Martha Grimes -- is 90 in the year 2021 and 91 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1931 N.S.
Author

🎭Bruce Glover -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1932 N.S.
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: Crispin's father
Movie Titles: Chinatown, Die Hard Dracula, Ghost World, Diamonds Are Forever

🎵🎸John Leon "Bunk" Gardner -- is 88 in the year 2021 and 89 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1933 N.S.
Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Mothers Of Invention

✍🎭Quinn Redeker -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1936
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives, Young & the Restless
Movie Titles: Ordinary People, The Candidate, Supernatural, The Three Stooges Meet Hercules

🎵Engelbert Humperdinck -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1936
Singer, India
Names/Places: RN:Arnold George Gerry Dorsey
Misc: Tom Jones clone; ET says May 2, UPI says May 3

🏆🏌Mike Joyce -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1939
Golfer

🎭Iris Mann -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1939
Actress
TV Shows: Suspense, Mama (as Dagmar)
Movie Titles: Room for One More, Kiss of Death

Susan Shreve -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1939
Writer

🎭Jo Ann Pflug -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1940 N.S.
Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Chuck Woolery's wife
TV Shows: The Fantastic Four, Candid Camera (cohost), Operation Petticoat, The Fall Guy (as Samantha 'Big Jack' Jack), Rituals
Movie Titles: M*A*S*H (as Lt. Dish)

🏆🥊Barry Tompkins -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist, Sports Announcer, Boxing Figure
Misc: HBO boxing broadcaster, ESPN Top Rank Boxing series, Fox Sports Sunday Night Fights; ShoBox: The Next Generation for Showtime; 4x Emmy award winner
Movie Titles: Rocky IV (as a ringside commentator)

🏆⚾Clay Carroll -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1941
MLB Pitcher

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🏆Jacques Rogue -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1942
Sports Executive
Misc: former International Olympic Committee President

🎵John Ware -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1944
Drummer
Group Names: Michael Nesmith band

🎵🎸Robert "Bob" Henrit -- is 77 in the year 2021 and 78 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1944 N.S.
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: The Kinks, Argent

🎨🎭Bianca Jagger -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1945
Photographer, Political Activist, Actress, Nicaraguan
Names/Places: Mick's ex-wife; RN:Bianca Perez Morena de Macias

🎵R. C. Bannon -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1945
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: Louise Mandrell's hubby

🎭David Suchet -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1946
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
TV Shows: Poirot, Mystery (as Hercule Poirot)

✍🎭Bruce Robinson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1946
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Director, English
Book Titles: Withnail and I

⚖🎭Roger Hedgecock -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1946
Mayor, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: former San Diego mayor

🎵🎸Frank Previte -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1946 N.S.
Songwriter, Opera Singer, Rock Singer
Group Names: Frankie and the Knockouts, soloist

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⚛💰James Dyson -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1947 N.S.
Inventor, Entrepreneur
Misc: invented the Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner

Bill Lowery -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1947
Congressperson

🎵Larry Gatlin -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1948
Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. Seminole, TX; aka Rudy
Group Names: The Gatlin Brothers

🎵Joey Phillips -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1949
Percussionist, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Atlantic Star

🏆🏀Nate Williams -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1950
NBA Player

🎵🎸Lou Gramm -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1950
Songwriter, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Foreigner (lead 1976-1990, 1992-2003), soloist
Song Titles: Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Double Vision, Blue Morning Blue Day, Dirty White Boy, Head Games, Urgent, Juke Box Hero, Waiting For a Girl Like You, Break It Up, I Want To Know What Love Is, That Was Yesterday, Say You Will, I Don't Want To Live Without You (previous titles as lead of Foreigner), Midnight Blue, Just Between You and Me
Album Titles: Foreigner, Double Vision, Head Games, 4, Agent Provocateur, Inside Information (previous titles as lead of Foreigner), Ready or Not, Long Hard Look

🎵🎸Jo Callis -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1951
Songwriter, Synthesizer, New Wave Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN: John William Callis
Group Names: The Human League

🎭Christine Baranski -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1952
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Cybill (as Maryann Thorpe), The Odd Couple II, Happy Family (as Annie Brennan), The Good Wife (as Diane Lockhart)
Movie Titles: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Into the Woods, Welcome To Mooseport

🎭Phil Rose -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1952
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Threads, Robin Hood, City Rats

🏆🏀Jamaal Wilkes -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1953
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Keith
Misc: 3x Academic All-America (UCLA, 1972, 1973, 1974); Consensus first-team All-American (1974); NBA Rookie of the Year (1975); 3x NBA All-Star; 4x NBA champion (Golden State Warriors, 1975; Los Angeles Lakers, 1980, 1982, 1985)
Sports Teams: UCLA, Golden State Warriors (1974-1977), Los Angeles Lakers (1977-1985), Los Angeles Clippers (1985)

🏆⚾Keith Moreland -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1953
MLB Outfielder
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs

🎵🎸Prescott Niles -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1954
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: The Knack

🎵🎷Angela Bofill -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1954 N.S.
Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🏆⚾Thomas Steven Rippley -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1954
MLB Umpire

🏆⚽William Ferguson "Willie" Miller -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: defender who made a club record 558 appearances for Aberdeen

🎨Donatella Versace -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1955
Fashion Designer, Italian

🎵Shannon -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1958
Songwriter, Dance-Pop Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN: International Queen of Freestyle; RN: Shannon Brenda Greene
Song Titles: Let The Music Play

🎭🎮Brian Tochi -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer/Director, Video Game Voice Actor
Misc: Asian-American
TV Shows: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Space Academy, Razzmatazz, Hawaii Five-O (as Joey Lee), St. Elsewhere (as Dr. Alan Poe), Anna & the King
Movie Titles: The Iron Giant, The Omega Man, Revenge of the Nerds, Police Academy
Video Games: Command and Conquer, The Darkness (series), Area 51, Mulan II, True Crime: Streets of LA, Bruce Lee: Quest for the Dragon

🏆🏈Russ Grimm -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1959
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, 4x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (player 1981-1991), Washington Redskins (coach, 1992-1996), Washington Redskins (coach, 1997-2000), Pittsburgh Steelers (coach, 2001-2012), Tennessee Titans (coach, 2016-present)

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🎭Steven Daldry -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1960
Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliott, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

🏆🏀Roy Hinson -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1961
NBA Forward

🎵Dr. Robert -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1961
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:Robert Howard
Group Names: Blow Monkeys

🏆🎱Jimmy White -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962 N.S.
Snooker Player, English

🎭Elizabeth Berridge -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962
Actress
TV Shows: John Larroquette Show (as Officer Eggers)
Movie Titles: Amadeus, The Funhouse, Hidalgo

🎭Mitzi Kapture-Douglas -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962
Actress
Names/Places: RN:Mitzi Kapture
TV Shows: Silk Stockings (as Rita Lance), Young and Restless

🎵Ty Herndon -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962
Country Performer, Gay
Song Titles: What Mattered Most

🎵🎸Matt Thorr -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1962
Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Ratt, Rough Cutt, Jailhouse

🎵🎸Darrell Millar -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1963
Rock & Roll Musician

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🏆⚾Félix José -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1965
MLB Outfielder, Dominican Republican

✍📰Mika Brzezinski -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1967 N.S.
Author, Journalist

🎭🎮Hikaru Midorikawa -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1968
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Japanese
TV Shows: Dragon Ball Z (series), Flame of Recca (as Tokia)
Movie Titles: Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Video Games: Dragon Ball Z (series), Persona (series), Dead or Alive (series), Unchained Blades, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Samurai Warriors (series), Disgaea (series)

🏆⚽Jeff Agoos -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1968
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

Eric Holcomb -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1968 N.S.
Governor

🏆Brian Lara -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1969 N.S.
Cricket Player, Trinidad And Tobago

🏆🏈Glen Young -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1969
NFL Player, CFL Figure, Canadian

🎵🎸Todd Sucherman -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1969
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Styx (later years)

🏆🏈Greg Bishop -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1971
NFL Player

🎭🏆Jennifer Miriam -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1997

🎭🏆🥊Dwayne Douglas "The Rock" Johnson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972 N.S.
Actor, Wrestler
Movie Titles: The Rundown, The Mummy Returns, Walking Tall (2004), The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain

🏆🏁🏊Jill Savery -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Scott Bailey -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Ramón Tatís -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1973
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆⚽David Beckham -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1975
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English

🎵🎸Jeff Gutt -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1976 N.S.
Alternative Rock Singer
Names/Places: LN: pron: GOOT
Group Names: Stone Temple Pilots

🎭Jenna Von Oÿ -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1977
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: RFN:Jennifer Brandis Jean
TV Shows: Lenny, Blossom (as Six LeMuere), The Parkers (as Stevie Van Lowe), Pepper Ann (as Trinket)
Movie Titles: A Goofy Movie, Born on the Fourth of July

🎭Kumail Nanijiani -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1978 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Silicon Valley
Movie Titles: The Big Sick

🎭Paige Peterson -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1980
Actress
TV Shows: Hang Time (as Amy Wright)
Movie Titles: The Hot Chick, Meet the Spartans, House of the Dead 2, The Comebacks

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🎭💻Ellie Kemper -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1980
Actress, Comedienne, Cartoon Voice Actress, Internet Video Actress
TV Shows: The Office (as Kally Erin Hannon), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Movie Titles: 21 Jump Street, Bridesmaids, Sex Tape

🎭Robert Buckley -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1981
Actor
TV Shows: 666 Park Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Fashion House (as Michael Bauer), One Tree Hill (as Clay Evans), iZombie (as Major Lilywhite)
Movie Titles: Flirting With Forty

🎭Gaius Charles -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1983
Actor
TV Shows: Friday Night Lights (as Brian "Smash" Williams), Grey's Anatomy (as Dr. Shane Ross), Taken (as John)
Movie Titles: Salt, The Messenger, Takers

🏆🏁🎿Tina Maze -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1983 N.S.
Skier, Slovenian

🎵Rose Falcon -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1984
Songwriter, Singer

🏆⛸Sarah Hughes -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏁Kyle Busch -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Auto Racer

🎭🎵Lily Allen -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: aka Lily Rose Cooper
Song Titles: Smile, The Fear, F#$! You
Album Titles: "Alright, Still", "It's Not Me, It's You"

🏆⚽David Nugent -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

🎨🎭🏆Thomas McDonell -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1986 N.S.
Artist, Actor, Model
TV Shows: The 100 (as Finn)
Movie Titles: Prom

🎭Emily Hart -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1986 N.S.
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Melissa's sister
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Amanda), Sabrina the Animated Series (as Sabrina Spellman, voice)
Movie Titles: Mute, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, Nine Dead

🎵🎸Jim Almgren -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1986
Rock & Roll Guitarist, Swedish
Names/Places: LN: Gandara
Group Names: Carolina Liar

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🎭Kay Panabaker -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1990
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Summerland (as Nikki Westerly), No Ordinary Family (as Daphine Powell)
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., Fame (2009), Cyberbully (TV mocie), Read it and Weep, Nancy Drew

🏆🏀Paul George -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1990 N.S.
NBA Player

🎭🎵BamBam -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.5/2/1997 N.S.
Dancer, Pop Singer, Rapper, Thailandian

Leland Francis Fraser -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.5/2/2006 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Afton Smith and Brendan's son

Scarlett White -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.5/2/2006
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Karen Elson and Jack's daughter

👑Princess Charlotte Of Cambridge -- is 6 in the year 2021 and 7 in the year 2022; b.5/2/2015
Princess
Names/Places: Kate Middleton and Prince William's daughter

Dana Thomas Isaiah Jr. -- is 3 in the year 2021 and 4 in the year 2022; b.5/2/2018 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah's son

Athanasius Kircher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1602 d.11/28/1680 (78)
Scholar, German
Misc: Jesuit priest and; scholar, sometimes called the last Renaissance man, important for his prodigious activity in; disseminating knowledge. Kircher's research encompassed a variety of disciplines including geography, astronomy, mathematics, language, medicine, and music. The closest he seems to come to "archaeologist" is in his attempts to decipherment of hieroglyphics. A number of discoveries and inventions (e.g., the magic lantern) have sometimes been mistakenly attributed to him.

🎵Alessandro Scarlatti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1660 N.S. d.10/22/1725 N.S. (65)
Composer, Sicilian

👑Empress Catherine The Great II Of Russia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/21/1729 Ju-1 or 5/2/1729 N.S. d.11/6/1796 Ju-1 (67) or 11/17/1796 N.S. (67)
Queen, German
Names/Places: Peter the Great III's wife
Misc: she had him deposed in order to rule herself 1762-96

Major John André -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1750 d.10/2/1780 (30)
Spy, English
Misc: British army officer who negotiated with the American general Benedict Arnold and was executed as a spy during the U.S. War of Independence (1775-83). We're not sure if his birthdate was using the Julian-calendar Lady Day Style that England was using until the end of 1750 or if his birthdate was a Gregorian date translation.

John Galt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1779 d.4/11/1839 (59)
Author, Novelist, Scottish

Abraham Gesner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1797 d.4/29/1864 (66)
Geologist, Inventor, Physicist, Canadian
Misc: invented kerosene

Pope Leo XIII -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1810 d.7/20/1903 (93)
Religious Leader
Misc: [Vincenzo G Pecci], 256th or 257th pope (1878-1903)

🏆🥊John Carmel Heenan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1834 d.10/28/1873 (39)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: bareknuckle boxer

✍🎖Henry M. Robert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1837 d.5/11/1923 (86)
Author, General
Book Titles: Robert's Rules of Order

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Elijah McCoy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1844 d.10/10/1929 (85)
Inventor, Canadian
Misc: black held over 50 patents

🎨✍Reginald Birch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1856 d.6/17/1943 (87)
Illustrator, Children's Author, British

Jerome K. Jerome -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1859 d.6/14/1927 (68)
Author, Humorist, British

Theodor Herzl -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1860 d.7/3/1904 (44)
Writer, Hungarian
Misc: Founder of Modern Zionism

Sir William M. Bayliss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1860 d.8/27/1924 (64)
Physiologist, British

William "Clyde" Fitch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1865 N.S. d.9/4/1909 N.S. (44)
Dramatist

Jesse Lazear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1866 d.9/26/1900 (34)
Physician

Robert Wood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1868 d.8/11/1955 (87)
Physicist

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🎭Tyrone Power Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1869 d.12/23/1931 (62)
Movie/Stage Actor, English
Names/Places: RN:Frederick Tyrone Edmond Power; father of Tyrone (aka Tyrone Power Jr.)

🎭Lewis J. Selznick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1870 d.1/25/1933 (62)
Producer

Owen J. Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1875 d.5/17/1955 (80)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1930-45

Wander J. De Hare -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1878 d.4/26/1960 (81)
Physicist
Misc: (Einstein-de Hare effect); died the same day D.T. was born

James Francis Byrnes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1879 d.4/9/1972 (92)
Supreme Court Justice, Senator, Governor

📰🎭Hedda Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1885 d.2/1/1966 (80)
Journalist, Columnist, Movie Actress
Names/Places: RN:Elda Furry
Misc: Hollywood gossipist with the weird hats; she later lied about both her day and year, switching to 1890 for youth and June 2 for what she thought was a better astrological year, according to Movie Time

⚛🎭Vernon Blythe Castle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1887 d.2/15/1918 (30)
Aviator, Dancer, English
Misc: dancer with wife Irene

🏆⚾Edward "Eddie" Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1887 N.S. d.3/25/1951 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Cocky
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1914; 3309 hits with the White Sox & A's; 4x World Series champ, 4x AL stolen base leader
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (player 1906-1914), Chicago White Sox (player 1915-1926), Philadelphia Athletics (player 1927-1930), Chicago White Sox (manager 1924-1926)

Red Baron-The -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1892 d.4/21/1918 (25)
Aviator, German
Names/Places: RN:Manfred Von Ricthoven; NN: The Red Baron
Misc: he shot down more than 80 enemy aircraft during World War I and became known as "The Red Baron."

🏆🎳John Crimmins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1895 d.1/30/1992 (96)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: NN:The General

🎭🏆🏁🏊Norman Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1895 N.S. d.6/19/1953 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Radio Nickname: Uncle Normie

🎵Lorenz Hart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1895 d.11/22/1943 (48)
Lyricist, Musician, Gay
Names/Places: b. in New York
Misc: collaborated with composer Richard Rodgers on songs like "Thou Swell" and "My Funny Valentine"
Song Titles: Thou Swell, "My Funny Valentine

🎵J. Fred Coots -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1897 d.4/8/1985 (87)
Songwriter
Song Titles: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (songwriter)

🎵Henry Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1898 N.S. d.10/29/1989 N.S. (91)
Music Figure, British
Misc: BBC Dance Orchestra director

⚖🎭George Hamilton Combs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1899 d.11/29/1977 (78)
Congressperson, TV Host

Arturo Licata -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1902 d.4/24/2014 (111)
Misc: Was world's oldest male from Feb 28, 2014 onwards until his death

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🎭Erin O'Brien-Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1902 d.5/3/1979 (76)
Actress
TV Shows: The Ruggles (as Margaret Ruggles), Peyton Place (as Nurse Choate)

🎭Brian De Lacy Aherne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1902 d.2/10/1986 (83)
Movie/Stage Actor, English

Dr. Benjamin Spock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1903 d.3/15/1998 (94)
Author, Political Activist
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
Misc: Pediatrician

🏆🏁🏊Aileen Riggin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1906 N.S. d.10/17/2002 N.S. (96)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Muriel; aka Aileen Soule or Aileen Riggin Soule

🎨Philippe Halsman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1906 d.6/25/1979 (73)
Photographer, Russian

🎭Pinky Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1907 d.4/3/1993 (85)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Pincus Leff
Misc: Noisy baggy pants comic
TV Shows: Gumby (host), Pinky Lee Show

🎭William Bakewell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1908 d.4/15/1993 (84)
Actor
Movie Titles: Gone With the Wind

🎭🎵Teddy Stauffer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1909 d.8/27/1991 (82)
Actor, Musician, Bandleader, Swiss

🎭Nigel Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1913 d.9/21/1981 (68)
Actor, Director, English

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🏆🥊Herbert Hardwick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1914 d.12/27/1966 (52)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican

🎵Kurt Woss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1914 d.12/4/1987 (73)
Musicologist, Conductor, Austrian

🎵Van Alexander -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1915 d.7/19/2015 (100)
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader
TV Shows: The Gordon MacRae Show, The Guy Mitchell Show, The Jonathan Winters Show

🎵🎷W. O. Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1917 d.5/31/1991 (74)
Bassist, Jazz Musician
Misc: music educator

🎭Than Wyenn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1919 d.1/30/2015 (95)
Actor

🏆Owen Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1920 d.1/20/2004 (83)
Olympic Athlete

🎭William Hutt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1920 d.6/27/2007 (87)
Actor, Stage Producer/Director, Canadian

🎭Morton Edgar Gottlieb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1921 d.6/25/2009 (88)
Stage Producer

✍🎭🎵Satyajat Ray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1921 d.4/23/1992 (70)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Director, Composer, India

✍🎭Roscoe Lee Browne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1922 d.4/11/2007 (84)
Short Story Writer, Poet, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Director
TV Shows: McCoy, Soap (as Saunders)
Movie Titles: Treasure Planet, Babe, Logan's Run, The Cowboys

📰Abraham Rosenthal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1922 d.5/9/2006 (84)
Editor
Misc: New York Times

Patrick John Hillery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1923 d.4/12/2008 (84)
Head of State, Irish
Misc: politician and sixth president of Ireland, from 1976. He was the youngest person ever to attain that position.

🎭🎵Theodore Bikel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1924 d.7/21/2015 (91)
Movie/Stage Actor, Folk Singer, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Vienna

🎵Lynn Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1924 N.S. d.2/6/2020 N.S. (95)
Singer
Names/Places: aka Lynn Evans Mand (nee Hargate)
Group Names: The Chordettes (lead)

🎭John Neville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1925 d.11/19/2011 (86)
Actor

Gérard Lévesque -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1926 d.11/17/1993 (67)
Politician, Canadian

🎭Ray Barrett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1927 d.9/8/2009 (82)
Actor

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🎵🎸Link Wray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1929 d.11/5/2005 (76)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Dunn, NC
Misc: Rumble guitarist; inventor of the power chord; some say b. 1930 or 1935
Song Titles: Rawhide

Bernard Slade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1930 N.S. d.10/30/2019 N.S. (89)
Screenwriter, Playwright, Canadian
Names/Places: pseud
TV Shows: The Flying Nun, The Partridge Family
Movie Titles: Same Time Next Year, Tribute, Romantic comedy

🎵Richard "Groove" Holmes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1931 N.S. d.6/29/1991 N.S. (60)
Bassist, Organist

💰Rodman C. Rockefeller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1932 d.5/14/2000 (68)
Businessperson, Executive
Names/Places: Nelson's son

🏆🏁🏇War Admiral -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1934 d.10/30/1959 (25)
Racehorse
Misc: Triple Crown winner

👑King Faisal II Of Iraq -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1935 d.7/14/1958 (23)
King
Misc: ruled 1939-58

🎭Don Marshall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1936 d.10/30/2016 N.S. (80)
Actor
TV Shows: Land of the Giants (as Dan Erickson)
Movie Titles: Terminal Island, The Thing with Two Heads, Uptown Saturday Night

🎨Tom Forman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1936 d.5/18/1996 (60)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Motley's Crew

✍🎭Lorenzo Music -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1937 d.8/4/2001 (64)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, TV Producer
TV Shows: Rhoda (as Carlton the doorman), Garfield and Friends (the cat voice)

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🏆⚾Gates Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1939 d.9/27/2013 (74)
MLB Outfielder

🎭Roger Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1940 d.9/26/2018 N.S. (78)
Actor
Movie Titles: Brother to Brother, Newman's Law, H., Wedding Daze

🎭Paul Darrow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1941 N.S. d.6/3/2019 N.S. (78)
Actor, English
TV Shows: Blake's 7 (as Kerr Avon), Doctor Who (2x guest); voice of Jack on independent rao stations JACKfm and Union Jack

🎵Frank Lowe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1943 d.9/19/2003 (60)
Composer, Reeds, Tenor-sax

🏆🏈Loyd Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1945 N.S. d.12/27/2020 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Arkansas, Chicago Bears

🎵Randy "Rudy" Cain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1945 N.S. d.4/9/2009 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Misc: in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Group Names: The Delfonics

🎵🎸Goldy McJohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1945 d.8/1/2017 N.S. (72)
Organist, Rock & Roll Performer, Canadian
Group Names: Steppenwolf

🎭🎵Lesley Gore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1946 d.2/16/2015 (68)
Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tenafly, NJ
Song Titles: It's My Party

🏆🏈Gerald Irons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1947 N.S. d.4/1/2021 N.S. (73)
NFL Player

🏆🥊Moondog Rex -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1950 N.S. d.12/14/2019 N.S. (69)
Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Randy Colley

🎵🎸John Glascock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1951 d.11/17/1979 (28)
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Jethro Tull

🏆🥊Ray "Bubba" Washington Traylor Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1963 N.S. d.9/22/2004 N.S. (41)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Big Boss Man, Bossman, The Boxx, Guardian Angel, and Big Bubba Rogers

🎭Johnathan Giuseppe DiCarsano -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/2/1981 N.S. d.4/26/1997 N.S. (15)
Actor

🎨⚛Leonardo da Vinci -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1452 O.S. d.5/2/1519 O.S. (67)
Architect, Painter, Scientist, Anatomist, Astronomer, Botanist, Engineer, Geologist, Inventor, Italian, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Vinci; d. at Cloux, France
Misc: Mona Lisa & The Last Supper painter

Alfred de Musset -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1810 N.S. d.5/2/1857 N.S. (46)
Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, French

🎵Giacomo Meyerbeer -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/5/1791 N.S. d.5/2/1864 N.S. (72)
Composer, German
Misc: of operas

August Wilhelm von Hofmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1818 d.5/2/1892 (74)
Chemist, German

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Newton Horace Winchell -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1839 d.5/2/1914 (74)
Geologist

🎵Ada Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1873 N.S. d.5/2/1922 N.S. (48)
Contralto, Opera Mezzo-Soprano, English

Ernest Starling -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1866 d.5/2/1927 (61)
Physiologist, English

🎨✍Thomas Aloysius Dorgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1877 d.5/2/1929 (52)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Writer
Misc: of sports

💰George Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1840 d.5/2/1931 (91)
Financier

💰William C. Procter -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/25/1862 N.S. d.5/2/1934 N.S. (71)
Businessperson, Executive
Names/Places: William's grandson
Misc: manufacturer who established the nation's first profit-sharing plan for employees.; head of Proctor and Gamble soap company.

Simon Flexner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1863 d.5/2/1946 (83)
Scientist, Bacteriologist
Misc: polio-causing virus founder

🎨⚛William Marston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1893 d.5/2/1947 (54)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Inventor, Theorist, Psychologist
Misc: lie-detector test; created the character Wonder Woman.

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🎭Herb Butterfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1895 d.5/2/1957 (61)
Actor

Joseph R. McCarthy -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1908 d.5/2/1957 (48)
Senator
Names/Places: MN:Raymond
Misc: the controversial Republican senator from Wisconsin, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

Caryl Chessman -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1921 d.5/2/1960 (38)
Criminal

✍📰Van Wyck Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1886 d.5/2/1963 (77)
Critic, Editor, Historian, Educator

Lady Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1879 d.5/2/1964 (84)
Politician, American, English
Names/Places: aka Viscountess Astor
Misc: the first woman elected to British Parliament

🎭Robert Arthur -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1909 d.5/2/1969 (59)
Movie Producer

Franz Von Papen -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/29/1879 d.5/2/1969 (89)
Politician, German
Misc: helped Hitler become a German chancellor in 1933

🎭J. Edgar Hoover -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1895 d.5/2/1972 (77)
Movie Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Washington, D.C.; FN:John
Misc: founder and head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) under eight presidents; he cracked down on organized crime in the inter-war years and communist sympathizers in the post-World War II period.

🎭Alan Carney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1911 d.5/2/1973 (61)
Actor

🎵June Hutton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1921 d.5/2/1973 (51)
Singer

Giulio Natta -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1903 d.5/2/1979 (76)
Chemist, Italian

🎨🎭George Pal -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1908 d.5/2/1980 (72)
Animator, Movie Producer/Director, Hungarian

🎭Hugh Marlowe -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1911 d.5/2/1982 (71)
Soap Actor, TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actor
Names/Places: RLN:Hipple
Misc: some say b. 1914
TV Shows: Ellery Queen (star 1954), Alfred Hitchcock (guest), Perry Mason (guest)

🏆🏈Norm van Brocklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1926 d.5/2/1983 (57)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Punter, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Eagle Butte, MT; NN: The Dutchman
Misc: passed for a game record 554 yds in 1951; MVP 1960; 9x Pro Bowl selection; in the Eagles, College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (player 1949-1957), Philadelphia Eagles (player 1958-1960), Minnesota Vikings (first coach 1961-1966), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1968-1974)

🎭Jack Barry -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1918 d.5/2/1984 (66)
Game Show Host, TV Producer
Names/Places: RLN:Barasch
TV Shows: Juvenile Jury, Life Begins at 80, Twenty-One, The Joker's Wild

🎭Peter Bull -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1912 d.5/2/1984 (72)
Movie Actor, British
Movie Titles: African Queen, Dr. Strangelove, Dr. Dolittle

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

🎵Smith Ballew -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1902 d.5/2/1984 (82)
Singer, Bandleader

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🎭Hal LeRoy -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1913 d.5/2/1985 (71)
Actor, Dancer

Milton S. Eisenhower -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1899 d.5/2/1985 (85)
Educator
Names/Places: Dwight's brother

🎵Larry Clinton -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1909 d.5/2/1985 (75)
Arranger, Composer, Singer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

🎭David Rappaport -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1951 d.5/2/1990 (38)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Wizard, L.A. Law
Movie Titles: Time Bandits

🏆🏒Mike Karakas -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1910 N.S. d.5/2/1992 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, American
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks (1935-1946)

✍⚛📰Dr. Lee Salk -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1926 d.5/2/1992 (65)
Author, Psychologist, Columnist
Names/Places: Jonas' brother
Misc: Child Psychologist

Wilbur D. Mills -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1909 d.5/2/1992 (82)
Congressperson

Will Weng -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1907 d.5/2/1993 (86)
Author
Misc: Crossword Puzzle master

💰Julio Gallo -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1910 d.5/2/1993 (83)
Businessperson
Misc: winemaking empire founder

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🎭Don Brockett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1930 d.5/2/1995 (65)
Actor
TV Shows: Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (as Chef Brockett)
Movie Titles: Silence Of The Lambs

🎭Michael Hordern -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1911 d.5/2/1995 (83)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Misc: Shakespearean type
TV Shows: Shogun

🎭🎵Joy Barlow -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1923 d.5/2/1995 (71)
Actress, Dancer, Singer

🎭Danny Kamekona -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1935 d.5/2/1996 (60)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Burke's Law (as Henry)

Sir John Carew Eccles -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1903 d.5/2/1997 (94)
Neurologist, Physiologist, Australian
Misc: won the Nobel Prize for medicine for his work on how nerve cells in the brain transmit impulses

🎭Oliver Reed -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1938 d.5/2/1999 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Movie Titles: Big Sleep, Three Musketeers, Hamlet, Gladiator

🎵Bobbi Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1943 d.5/2/2000 (56)
Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Barbara Ann

🎭Ted Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1935 d.5/2/2001 (65)
Comedian
Misc: some say b. 1933

🎭🎵George Wyle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1916 d.5/2/2003 (87)
Choreographer, Songwriter, Bandleader
Misc: of several TV varieties since the 1950s
Song Titles: The Ballad of Gilligan's Island (composer)
TV Shows: Jerry Lewis, Flip Wilson, Jimmy Durante

✍📰🎭Louis Rukeyser -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1933 d.5/2/2006 (73)
Author, Commentator, TV Host
TV Shows: Wall Street Week

🎭Beverlee McKinsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1935 d.5/2/2008 (72)
Soap Actress
TV Shows: Another World (as original Iris Carrington Wheeler), Guiding Light (as Alexandria Spaulding Thorpe), General Hospital (as Myrna Slaughter)

⚖🏆🏈Jack Kemp -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1935 d.5/2/2009 (73)
Congressperson, Government Official, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles
Misc: Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, 1996 Vice Presidential Candidate with Bob Dole

Marilyn French -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1929 d.5/2/2009 (79)
Novelist

🎭Lynn Redgrave-Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1943 d.5/2/2010 (67)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London; Rachel Kempson & Sir Michael's daughter, Vanessa's sister
TV Shows: Centennial, House Calls (as Ann Anderson), Teachers Only (as Diana Swanson), Chicken Soup (as Maddie Pierce), Rude Awakening (as Trudy Frank)
Movie Titles: Gods and Monsters, Peter Pan, Spider, The Happy Hooker, Georgy Girl

🎵Rob McConnell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1935 d.5/2/2010 (75)
Trombonist, Bandleader

Osama Bin Laden -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1957 d.5/2/2011 (54)
Outlaw
Misc: founder of al-Qaeda

🎭Fernando Lopes -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1935 d.5/2/2012 (76)
Movie Director, Portuguese

🏆🏈Junior Seau -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1969 d.5/2/2012 (43)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 12x Pro Bowl, 8x First Team All-Pro, 2x Second Team All-Pro, 2x AFC Defensive Player of the Year, 4x NFL Alumini NFL Linebacker of the Year; Chargers #55 retired
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (1990-2002), Miami Dolphins (2003-2005), New England Patriots (2006-2009)

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🎵🎸Jeff Hanneman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1964 d.5/2/2013 (49)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Slayer

🎭Efrem Zimbalist Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1918 d.5/2/2014 (95)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in New York City; son of Efrem Sr. & Alma, Stephanie's father
Misc: Tim Brooks reasons it could be b. 1918; b. 1917 or 19?
TV Shows: Spider-Man (1990s), Iron Man (1994), Batman: The Animated Series, Maverick (as Dandy Jim Buckley), 77 Sunset Strip (as Stuart Bailey), The FBI (as Insp. Lewis Erskine), Scruples, Hotel (as Charles Cabot), Zorro (as Don Alejandro);

🎵Jessica Cleaves -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1948 d.5/2/2014 (65)
Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Friends of Destruction, Earth Wind & Fire

🎭Maya Plisetskaya -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/20/1925 d.5/2/2015 N.S. (89)
Actress, Choreographer, Ballet Dancer, Ballerina, Russian

Ruth Rendell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1930 d.5/2/2015 (85)
Mystery Writer
Names/Places: aka Barbara Vine

✍🎭🎵Paul McDowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 N.S. d.5/2/2016 N.S. (84)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Pop Singer, English
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's European Vacation, Chemical Wedding, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Doing Time

🎭Vincent Baggetta -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1947 N.S. d.5/2/2017 N.S. (69)
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Eddie Capra Mysteries (star), Chicago Story

David Caracciolo Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1936 d.5/2/2017 N.S. (80)
Relative
Names/Places: step-dad

🏆🏒Bill Torrey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1934 N.S. d.5/2/2018 N.S. (83)
NHL Executive, NHL General Manager, Canadian
Sports Teams: N.Y. Islanders (General Manager)

🏆🏈Monroe Eley -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1949 N.S. d.5/2/2019 N.S. (70)
NFL Runningback, CFL Figure, American

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🏆🏒Red Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1927 N.S. d.5/2/2019 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: FN:Leonard Patrick
Misc: played 1947-1967
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs

Stan Bing -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1951 N.S. d.5/2/2020 N.S. (68)
Novelist, Humorist
Names/Places: aka Stanley Bing, RN: Gil Schwartz
Misc: wrote a column for Fortune magazine for over 20 years and a decade at Esquire magazine.

🎵🎷Richie Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/29/1948 N.S. d.5/2/2020 N.S. (72)
Arranger, Composer, Jazz Alto-Sax, American

🏆🏁Bobby Unser -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1934 N.S. d.5/2/2021 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. in Albuquerque, N. Mex.; Al Sr.'s brother.
Misc: 2-time USAC/CART national champion (1968,74); 3-time winner of Indy 500 (1968,75,81); retired after 1981 season; 35 career wins

🏆🏁Eric Wayne McClure -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1978 N.S. d.5/2/2021 N.S. (42)
Auto Racer

📰Robert Abernethy -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1927 N.S. d.5/2/2021 N.S. (93)
Newscaster, Journalist
TV Shows: NBC News

Shakyamuni Buddha -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.4/12/556BC or 5/2/556BC d.??/??/????
Religious Leader

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