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Last Updated 06-21-2021

🎭Millie Perkins -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.5/12/1938 N.S. or 5/12/1936 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Jane Sumner)
Movie Titles: The Diary of Anne Frank, At Close Range, Wall Street, The Shooting

🎭Millie Perkins -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.5/12/1938 N.S. or 5/12/1936 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Jane Sumner)
Movie Titles: The Diary of Anne Frank, At Close Range, Wall Street, The Shooting

🎵Jay Otis "Little" Washington -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.5/12/1941 N.S. or 5/12/1945 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: UP says b. 1945
Group Names: The Persuasions

🎵Jay Otis "Little" Washington -- Birthdate Conflict -- b.5/12/1941 N.S. or 5/12/1945 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: UP says b. 1945
Group Names: The Persuasions

🎵🎷Barbara Dane -- is 94 in the year 2021 and 95 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1927
Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Folk Singer

⛪🎵Burt Bacharach -- is 93 in the year 2021 and 94 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1928
Jewish, Music Producer, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, Mo.; Angie Dickinson's, then Carol Bayer Sager's ex-hubby

🏆Pat McCormick -- is 91 in the year 2021 and 92 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1930 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete
Misc: won women's platform and springboard gold medals in both 1952 and '56 Olympics.

🏆🏒John Paul "Chief" Bucyk -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: played 1955-1978
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins

🏆⚾Felipe Alou -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1935
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Misc: one of 3 MLB brothers

🎨Frank Stella -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1936 N.S.
Painter, Sculptor

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🎵🎷Klaus Doldinger -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1936
Tenor-sax, Jazz Saxophonist, German
Misc: a composer of film music

🎭Susan Hampshire -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1937
Actress, English
Names/Places: b. in London

🏆🥊Jerry Roth -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Boxing Figure
Misc: was one of boxing's leading judges who officiated 225 world title bouts

🎭🏆Marya Carter -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1942
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Zella Maria Grajeda
Misc: May 1962

🎵Billy Swan -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1942
Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Soul Singer, Country Singer
Song Titles: I Can Help

🏆⚾Ted Kubiak -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1942
MLB Player
Misc: 3x World Series champ

🎭Linda Dano -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1943
Soap Actress, TV Talk Show Hostess
TV Shows: One Life to Live, Another World, Attitudes (hostess), All My Children, General Hospital, Guiding Light, Desparate Housewives (as Francine Williams)

🎵🎸David Walker -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1943
Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Gary Lewis & the Playboys

🎭Linda Carlson -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1945
Actress
TV Shows: Newhart (as Bev Dutton)
Movie Titles: Honey I Blew Up the Kid, The Beverly Hillbillies

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🎵Willie Parnell -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1945
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Archie Bell and the Drells

🎵Bob Rigg -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1945
Music Figure
Group Names: Frost

🎵Robert MacVitte -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1946
Drummer
Group Names: Sugarloaf

🎭Lindsay Ann Crouse -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1948
Actress
Names/Places: Russel's daughter
Misc: stage: Much Ado About Nothing
Movie Titles: All the President's Men, Places in the Heart, Slap Shot, Between the Lines, The Verdict, Prefontaine, The Insider, House of Games

🎭Darrow Igus -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1948
Comedian
TV Shows: Roll Out, Fridays
Movie Titles: Car Wash, The Fox, The Horrible Dr. Bones, B*A*P*S

🎭Richard Riehle -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1948
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Grounded For Life (as Walt Finnerty)
Movie Titles: Office Space, The Man From Earth, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

🎵🎸Steve Winwood -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1948
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group (lead), Blind Faith, Traffic, soloist
Song Titles: While You See a Chance, Valerie, Back in the High Life Again, Higher Love (with Chaka Khan), Freedom Overspill, Roll With It, Talking Back to the Night, Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?
Album Titles: Arc of a Diver, Talking Back to the Night, Back in the High Life, Roll With It, Refugees of the Heart

🎭Pepper Jay -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1949 N.S.
TV Producer

🎭Gabriel Byrne -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1950 N.S.
Actor, Irish
Movie Titles: Miller's Crossing, The Usual Suspects, In Treatment, Ghost Ship, Excalibur, Gothic, Polish Wedding, End of Days, Jindabyne

🎭Bruce Boxleitner -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1950
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Elgin, Ill.
TV Shows: The Last Convertible, East of Eden, How the West Was Won (as Luke Macahan), Bring 'em Back Alive (as Frank), The Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Lee Stetson Scarecrow), Babylon 5 (as Capt. John Sheridan), TRON: Uprising (as Tron), Cedar Cove (as Bob Beldon)
Movie Titles: TRON: Legacy (2010), TRON (1982)

🎭🎵John "Jocko" Marcellino -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1950 N.S.
Actor, Pop Singer
Group Names: Sha Na Na
Movie Titles: Rain Man, National Security, Hot to Trot, Ordinary Miracles

🎵🎸Billy Squier -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1950
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer, Heavy Metal Guitarst
Song Titles: The Stroke, In the Dark, Rock Me Tonite, The Big Beat, Lonely is the Night, Everybody Wants You, Emotions in Motion
Album Titles: Don't Say Now

🏆⚾Pat Darcy -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1950
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁🏊Gunnar Larsson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1951 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

🏆🏀George Karl -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1951
NBA Coach, NBA Player, ABA Figure
Misc: the seventh coach in NBA history to record 1,000 wins

🏆🏁🏊Gunnar Larrson -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1951
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

🎭🎵Guy Davis -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1952
Actor, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎭Lisa Raggio -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1953
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress
TV Shows: Pvt. Benjamin (as Pvt. Maria Gianelli)
Movie Titles: Monsters Inc., The Fabulous Baker Boys, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

🎵🎸Barry Borden -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1954
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Molly Hatchett

🎭🎵Kix Brooks -- is 66 in the year 2021 and 67 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Movie Producer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: radio: American Country Countdown
Group Names: Brooks & Dunn

🏆🏈Max Montoya -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1956
NFL Guard

🏆🏒Bernie Federko -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1956
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1976-1980
Sports Teams: St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings

🏆⚾Louis Rodman Whitaker -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1957
MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: NN: Sweet Lou
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; over 2300 hits, scored 6 runs in the 1984 World Series.
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

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🎭Beth Maitland -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1958
Actress
TV Shows: Young & the Restless (as Traci for over three decades)
Movie Titles: Mr. Holland's Opus, Plaza Suite, The Grove

🎭Kim Greist -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1958
Actress
Movie Titles: Manhunter, Brazil, Throw Momma From The Train, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

🎵🎸Eric Singer -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1958 N.S.
Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: KISS

🎭Ving Rhames -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1959
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: ER (as Walt Robbins)
Movie Titles: Con Air, Lilo and Stitch, Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the Dead, Entrapment, Mission Impossible (series)

🏆🏒David William "Dave" Christian -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1980-1996; 1980 Olympic Hockey team
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks

🏆⚾Kevin Bass -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1959
MLB Player

🏆🏁🏃Lisa Martin -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1960
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Misc: marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988)

🎵Terry McKee -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1960
Drummer, British
Names/Places: RN:Rosetta Stone

🎭Lar Park-Lincoln -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Actress
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Linda Fairgate)
Movie Titles: Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, House II: The Second Story, Gravestoned

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🎭🎵Bruce McCulloch -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Novelty Singer, Canadian
TV Shows: Kids In The Hall, Young Drunk Punk
Movie Titles: Dog Park, Comeback Season

🏆⚽Thomas Dooley -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, West German

📰Paul Begala -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Commentator
Misc: political commentator

🎵🎸Billy Duffy -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1961
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Group Names: The Cult

🎭April Grace -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1962
Actress
TV Shows: Lost, Joan of Arcadia
Movie Titles: I Am Legend, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Whiplash, Constantine

✍🎭Emilio Estevez -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1962
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; Martin Sheen's son, Charlie Sheen's brother, Paula Abdul's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. May 2 or 11 or 1963
Movie Titles: Bobby, The Way, Men at Work, St. Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Repo Man, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks

🏆🏌Amy Benz -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1962
Golfer

🎵🎸Brett Gurewitz -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1962
Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Guitarist
Names/Places: NN: Mr. Brett
Group Names: Bad Religion

🎭🎵Vanessa Williams -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1963 N.S.
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Opera Singer
Names/Places: aka Vanessa A. Williams
Misc: NOT the beauty contest winner/singer
TV Shows: Melrose Place (as Rhonda Blair), Murder One (as Lila Marquette)
Movie Titles: Candyman, Soul Food, New Jack City

⚛🎭Carla Hall -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1964
Chef, Personality
TV Shows: The Chew

🎵Eddie Kilgallon -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1965
Country Musician
Group Names: Ricochet

🎭Stephen Baldwin -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1966
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Alec's brother
TV Shows: The Young Riders (as Billy Cody)
Movie Titles: The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome, Born on the Fourth of July, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

🏆🏁🏊Anne Ottenbrite -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

🏆⚾Rafael Bournigal -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1966
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Robert Blackmon -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1967
NFL Safety

🏆🏒Warren Rychel -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Scott Schwartz -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1968
Actor
Movie Titles: The Toy, A Christmas Story

✍🎭Catherine Tate -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1968 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actress, English
TV Shows: The Office (as Nellie Bertram), Doctor Who (as The Doctor's Companion), The Catherine Tate Show
Movie Titles: Starter for 10

🎭🏆🏁Tony Hawk -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1968
Actor, Skate Boarder
Names/Places: NN: The Birdman

🏆⚾Mark Clark -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1968
MLB Pitcher

🎭🎵Ian Boyd -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1968
Cameraperson, Sound Engineer

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🎭Kim Fields -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1969 N.S.
Actress, Producer/Director
Names/Places: LN:-Freeman; b. in Los Angeles, Ca.; Chip's daughter
TV Shows: Baby I'm Back, The Facts of Life (as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey), Roots, Living Single (as Regine Hunter)
Movie Titles: What to Expect When You're Expecting

🎭Samantha Mathis -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1970 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Strain
Movie Titles: American Psycho, Buried, Broken Arrow, Little Women

🏆🏈Stevie Anderson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏌Jim Furyk -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1970
Golfer

🏆🏁🏊Mark (Swimmer) Foster -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1970 N.S.
Swimmer, English

🎭Jamie Luner -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1971
Actress
TV Shows: Just the Ten of Us (as Cindy Lubbock), Savannah (as Payton Richards), Melrose Place (as Lexi Sterling), Profiler (as Rachel Burke), 10-8

🎭Morgan Weisser -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1971
TV Actor
TV Shows: Space: Above and Beyond (as Nathan West)
Movie Titles: Cool Air, Infection,

🏆🏈Craig Novitsky -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1971
NFL Guard

🎭Paul Stout -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1972
Actor
Misc: retired from acting in 1988
TV Shows: Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Philip King)
Movie Titles: Meatballs Part II

🎭Christian Campbell -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1972
Actor, Producer/Director, Canadian
Misc: stage: Reefer Madness
TV Shows: Malibu Shores (as Teddy)
Movie Titles: Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, Next Time, Neighbor, Tick, Big Love

🎭Rhea Seehorn -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1972 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Whitney (as Roxanne), Better Call Saul (as Kim Wexler), Franklin and Bash
Movie Titles: The Shaggy Dog (2006)

🏆🏈Jason Kyle -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1972
NFL Player

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🏆⚾Cliff Floyd -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1972
MLB Player

🎭Forbes March -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1973
Actor, English
TV Shows: Mutant X (as Jesse)
Movie Titles: Dirty Love, Way Off Broadway

🎭Mackenzie Astin -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1973 N.S.
TV Actor
Names/Places: Patty Duke & John's son, Sean's brother
TV Shows: The Facts of Life (as Andy Moffet), Scandal
Movie Titles: In Love and Will, Iron Will, The Last Days of Disco

🎵Matt Mangano -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1976
Country Bassist
Group Names: The Zac Brown Band

🏆⚾Wes Helms -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1976
MLB Player

🎭Rebecca Herbst -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1977
Soap Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Elizabeth Webber for about two decades)

🎭Amy Wheaton -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1978
Actress

🎭💻Jason Biggs -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1978
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, Internet Video Actor
TV Shows: Drexell's Class (as Willie), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as Leonardo), Orange is the New Black (as Larry Bloom)
Movie Titles: American Pie (series), Anything Else, My Best Friend's Girl, American Wedding, American Reunion

🎭🏆Malin Akerman -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1978 N.S.
Actress, Producer, Model, Canadian, Swedish
TV Shows: Trophy Wife, Childrens Hospital (as Dr. Valerie Flame), Billions
Movie Titles: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Watchmen, The Proposal, The Heartbreak Kid, Couples Retreat

🏆🏈Steve (Football B. 1979) Smith -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1979
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆⚾Felipe López -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1980
MLB Player, Puerto Rican

🎭Rami Malek -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1981 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: The War at Home, Mr. Robot (as Elliot Anderson)
Movie Titles: Twilight (the last film whatever it's called), Short Term, Need for Speed, Night at the Museum (series), Bohemian Rhapsody

🏆Erica Campbell -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1981 N.S.
Model

🎭Domhall Gleeson -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1983 N.S.
Actor, Irish
Movie Titles: Ex Machina, The Revenant, About Time, Harry Potter (series), Star Wars: The Force Awakens

🎭🎵Clare Bowen -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1984
Actress, Country Singer
TV Shows: Nashville (as Scarlett O'Connor)
Movie Titles: The Clinic, Dead Man's Burden, 10 Days to Die

🎭Caitlin McHugh -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1986 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Vampire Diaries (as Sloan)
Movie Titles: Wild for the Night

🎭Emily Van Camp -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1986
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Everwood (as Amy Nicole Abbott), Revenge (as Emily Thorne)
Movie Titles: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Ring Two

🏆⚽Marcelo Vieira -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, Brazilian

Talia Varone -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1992
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Phil's daughter

🎭🎵Malcolm David Kelley -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1992
Actor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: MKTO
TV Shows: Lost (as Walt Lloyd), Gigantic
Movie Titles: Antwone Fisher, You Got Served, Knights of the South Bronx

🏆⚽Erik Durm -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1992 N.S.
Soccer Player, German

Nicholas Morgan Lieberman -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Marilu Henner and Robert's son

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Tyler Cassidy Clinton -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1994
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Molly Martin and Roger's son

🎭Kenton Duty -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1995 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Lost (as Young Jacob), Shake It Up! (as Gunther Hessenheffer)

🎭Luke Benward -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1995 N.S.
Actor
Movie Titles: How to Eat Fried Worms, Minutemen

🎭Sullivan Sweeten -- is 26 in the year 2021 and 27 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1995
Actor
TV Shows: Everybody Loves Raymond (as Michael Barone)

🎭Rio Sage -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1997 N.S.
Actress

James Quentin DePaiva -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1997
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kassie and James' son

🎭Odeya Rush -- is 24 in the year 2021 and 25 in the year 2022; b.5/12/1997 N.S.
Actress, Israeli
Movie Titles: Goosebumps, The Giver, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, We Are What We Are

Dashel Pierce Packham -- is 14 in the year 2021 and 15 in the year 2022; b.5/12/2007
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Nicole Sullivan and Jason's son

Kai Madison Trump -- is 14 in the year 2021 and 15 in the year 2022; b.5/12/2007
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Vanessa and Donald Jr.'s daughter

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🎖Christopher Greene -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1737 d.5/14/1781 (44)
Revolutionary, Soldier

🎵Giovanni Viotti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1755 O.S. or 5/23/1755 N.S. d.3/3/1824 (68)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

Justis Von Liebig -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1803 d.4/18/1873 (69)
Chemist, German
Misc: Choloform discoverer; organic chemistry & agricultural chemistry founder

🎨✍Edward Lear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1812 d.1/29/1888 (75)
Artist, Poet, Children's Author, English
Misc: Limerick inventor; some of my favorites started out with the lines "There once was a young man from Venus", and "There was an old man from Nantucket".

Florence Nightingale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1820 d.8/13/1910 (90)
Social Reformer, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Florence; d. in London
Misc: the founder of modern nursing, inspiration to nurses everywhere

James Munson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1825 d.??/??/1906
Inventor
Misc: shorthand system, typesetting machine

🎨✍Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1828 d.4/9/1882 (53)
Painter, Poet, English

🎵Jules Massenet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1842 d.8/13/1912 (70)
Composer, French
Names/Places: b. in Montaud; MN:Emile Frederic

🎵Gabriel Urbain Fauré -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1845 d.11/4/1924 (79)
Composer, Musician, French
Names/Places: b. in Pamiers

✍⚖Henry Cabot Lodge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1850 d.11/9/1924 (74)
Author, Senator, Diplomat

George Edward Woodberry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1855 N.S. d.1/2/1930 N.S. (74)
Poet, Critic, Educator, American

🎨Horatio Walker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1858 d.9/27/1938 (80)
Painter, Canadian

🎭Al Shean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1868 d.8/12/1949 (81)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
Names/Places: RN:Alfred Shoenberg; Marx Brothers' uncle

🏆🎾Theodore Pell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1879 d.8/18/1967 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Lincoln Ellsworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1880 d.5/26/1951 (71)
Explorer, American
Misc: the first to cross both Arctic (1926) and Antarctic (1935) by air in a single-engine airplane

Ernst Lehmann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1886 d.5/7/1937 (50)
Aeronautical, Engineer, German
Misc: Hidenberg commander

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🎵Mariano Stabile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1888 d.1/11/1968 (79)
Opera Singer, Sicilian

🏆⚽Robert Millar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1890 d.2/22/1967 (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: forward, coach

🎭Fritz Kortner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1892 d.7/22/1970 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, German

🎭Cleo Ridgely -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1893 d.8/18/1962 (69)
Actress

🎭Edna Hibbard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1895 d.12/26/1942 (47)
Actress

🏆🏀Harold Olsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1895 d.10/29/1953 (58)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Wisconsin (player 1914-1917), Bradley (coach 1918-1919), Ripon (coach 1919-1922), Ohio State (coach 1922-1946), Chicago Stags (NBA coach 1946-1949), Northwestern (coach 1950-1952)

William Giauque -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1895 d.3/28/1982 (86)
Chemist, American, Canadian
Misc: discovered method of producing temperatures near absolute zero

🎭Robert Cox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1896 d.9/8/1974 (78)
Actor
Movie Titles: Keystone Kops (the last surviving member)

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🏆🏈🏀Everett Shelton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1898 N.S. d.4/16/1974 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Philips University (football player), University of Wyoming (basketball coach 1939-1959), Sacramento State (basketball coach 1959-1968)

🎭Helene Weigel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1900 d.5/6/1971 (70)
Actress, Austrian, German

🎵Whitey Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1901 N.S. d.6/20/1986 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Country Musician
Names/Places: RN:Benjamin Francis Ford; NN:The Duke Of Paducah
Misc: not to be confused with baseball legend Whitey Ford; country entertainer

Philip Wylie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1902 d.10/25/1971 (69)
Novelist, Essayist
Misc: said to be "homophobic" by some critics

🎭Wilfrid Hyde-White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1903 d.5/6/1991 (87)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English
TV Shows: Peyton Place, The Associates (as Emerson), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (as Dr. Goodfellow 1980s)

🏆🥊William Landon "Gorilla" Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1906 N.S. d.1/4/1982 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

⛪🎭Katherine Hepburn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1907 d.6/29/2003 (96)
Protestant, Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. Hartford, Conn.
Misc: 12X Oscar nominee, 4 wins; her birthdate is May 12, 1907 according to her memoirs, contradicting numerous references that say she was born Nov 8 in 1907, 1909 or 1910
Movie Titles: Little Women, Philadelphia Story, African Queen, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, On Golden Pond

Leslie Charteris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1907 d.4/15/1993 (85)
Author, Mystery Writer, Singaporian
TV Shows: The Saint (creator)

🎵Margaret Harshaw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1909 d.11/7/1997 (88)
Opera Soprano
Misc: sang for 22 consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera.

🏆⚾🥊James Dudley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 N.S. d.6/1/2004 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Player, Wrestling Manager
Misc: ran Turner's Arena in Washington D.C.

Dorothy Hodgkin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 d.7/29/1994 (84)
Scientist, Chemist, Egyptian
Misc: vitamin B-12 research

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

🎵Jack Jenney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 d.12/16/1945 (35)
Trombonist

🎵Guilietta Simionato -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1910 d.5/5/2010 (99)
Mezzo-Soprano, Italian

🏆🎾W. E. "Slew" Hester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 N.S. d.2/8/1993 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

💰🎵Lester Louis Bihari -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 d.9/9/1983 (71)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Music Figure
Misc: co-founder of Modern Records

🎵Marshall Royal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1912 d.2/3/1995 (82)
Clarinetist, Alto-sax
Misc: spent 20 years with the Count Basie Orchestra as lead alto soloist and musical director
Group Names: Count Basie Orchestra

📰Howard K. Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1914 d.2/15/2002 (87)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator
Movie Titles: ABC News, V (as himself)

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💰Mary Kay Ash -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1915 d.11/22/2001 (86)
Founder
Misc: Mary Kay Cosmetics

Albert Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1916 d.8/22/2013 (97)
Novelist, Essayist, Critic

🎭Oscar Beregi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1918 d.11/1/1976 (58)
Actor, Hungarian

Julius Rosenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1918 d.6/19/1953 (35)
Spy
Misc: with his wife Ether, the first U.S. civilians to be put to death for espionage.

🎵Tiny Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1920 d.12/15/1987 (67)
Hall of Famer, Country Mandolin
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Farley Mowat -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1921 d.5/6/2014 (92)
Author, Environmentalist, Canadian

🎵Joe Maphis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1921 d.6/27/1986 (65)
Country Guitarist
Names/Places: NN:King of the Strings

🎵🎷Gerry "Wig" Wiggins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1922 N.S. d.7/13/2008 N.S. (86)
Jazz Singer

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🏆🏒Robert John "Golden Boy" Goldham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1922 N.S. d.9/6/1991 N.S. (69)
Sports Announcer, NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: aka Bob

🎭Tony Hancock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1924 N.S. d.6/25/1968 N.S. (44)
Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN: Anthony John Hancock
TV Shows: Hancock's Half Hour (on radio and TV)

Evan Mecham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1924 d.2/21/2008 (83)
Governor
Misc: Bad Arizona ex-

✍🎭Frank Pierson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 N.S. d.7/22/2012 N.S. (87)
Screenwriter, Movie Director
Movie Titles: Dog Day Afternoon, Cool Hand Luke

🏆⚾"Yogi" Berra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 d.9/22/2015 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in St. Louis, Mo.; RFMN:Lawrence Peter or RFN:Larry
Misc: AL MVP 1951, 1954, 1955; once played 148 error-less games in a row; played on 14 World Series winners with NY Yankees; managed both Yankees (1964) and NY Mets (1973) to pennants.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (player 1946-1963, manager 1964 and 1984-1985, coach 1976-1983), New York Mets (player 1965, manager 1972-1974, coach 1965-1971), Houston Astros (coach 1986-1989)

John Simon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1925 N.S. d.11/24/2019 N.S. (94)
Author, Critic, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian
Misc: New York Times theater critic

🎭Robert Gerringer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1926 d.11/8/1989 (63)
Actor

🎵Henry R. "Hank" Cosby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1928 N.S. d.1/22/2002 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Songwriter, Musician
Misc: he worked for Motown Records during the company's early and formative years in Detroit

Manuel Lujan Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1928 N.S. d.4/26/2019 N.S. (90)
Politician, Government Official
Misc: secretary of interior

🏆🎳Tommy Tuttle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1929 N.S. d.11/29/2004 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

⚛⚖Samuel Daniel Nujoma -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1929 d.3/25/1995 (65)
Sociologist, Head of State
Names/Places: of Nambia
Misc: b. 1926?

🏆🎳Les Schissler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1930 d.9/9/2013 (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭Baby Le Roy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1932 d.7/28/2001 (69)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Ronald Le Roy Winnebrenner

🎵Walter Wanderley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1932 d.9/4/1986 (54)
Composer, Organist, Pianist, Brazilian

🎵🎸Steve Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1935 d.1/19/2013 (77)
Organist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Mountain

🎵🎷Gary Peacock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1935 N.S. d.9/5/2020 N.S. (85)
Teacher, Composer, Jazz Bassist

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📰🎭Tom Snyder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1936 d.7/30/2007 (71)
Newscaster, Journalist, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Milwaukee
Misc: Dan Aykroyd did a mean impression of him on Saturday Night Live
TV Shows: The Tomorrow Show (host), CNBC's Tom Snyder Show, The Late Late Show

Mervyn Dymally -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1936 d.10/7/2012 (76)
Statesman

⛪🎭🎵George Carlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1937 d.6/22/2008 (71)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: Sometimes a Little Brain Damange Can Help, Brain Droppings (also AB:), Napalm and Silly Putty (also AB:), When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (also AB:), Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George, Watch My Language, Last Words, AB: More Napalm and Silly Putty, George Carlin Reads to You;
Album Titles: Take-Offs and Put-Ons, FM and AM, Class Clown, Occupation: Foole, Toledo Window Box, An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo, On the Road, A Place for My Stuff, Carlin at Carnegie, Carlin on Campus, Playin' with Your Head, What Am I Doing in New Jersey?, You Are All Diseased, Complaints and Grievances, Life is Worth Losing, It's Bad For Ya
TV Shows: That Girl (as George Lester), Shining Time Station (as Mr. Conductor), George Carlin Show (as George O'Grady), The Ed Sullivan Show (multiple appearances), Saturday Night Live (guest host #1 and hosted episode 183)
Movie Titles: With Six You Get Eggroll, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, The Prince of Tides, Godzilla (1998), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Tarzan II, Cars, The Aristrocrats (2005), Happily N'Ever After, Outrageous Fortune, Americathon, Car Wash, Jersey Girl
Video Games: Cars (as Fillmore)

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

✍📰Andrei Amalrik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1938 N.S. d.11/12/1980 N.S. (42)
Author, Historian, Soviet
Book Titles: Will The Soviet Union Survive Until 1984?

Ronald L. Ziegler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1939 d.2/10/2003 (63)
Government Official
Misc: White House news secretary under President Nixon

💰🎵Norman Whitfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1941 d.9/16/2008 (67)
Executive, Music Producer, Songwriter
Misc: co-wrote a string of Motown classics including "War" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."

🎨🎵🎸Ian Dury -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1942 d.3/27/2000 (57)
Painter, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Punk Rock Singer, British
Group Names: The Blockheads (lead), soloist

💰Larry Hillblom -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1943 d.5/21/1995 (52)
Businessperson
Misc: the multimillionaire co-founder of DHL Worldwide Express

🎵James Purify -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1944 N.S. d.1/22/2021 N.S. (76)
Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Group Names: James and Bobby Purify
Song Titles: I'm Your Puppet

🎭Nicholas Victor Leslie "Nicky" Henson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 N.S. d.12/15/2019 N.S. (74)
Actor, English

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🏆⚽Alan Ball Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 d.4/25/2007 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁🏊Carl Robie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 N.S. d.11/29/2011 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Carl Joseph Robie III

🎵🎸Ian McLagan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 d.12/3/2014 (69)
Hall of Famer, Organist, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, English
Misc: UP says b. 1944 or 1946
Group Names: The Small Faces, Faces, Ian McLagan (own band)

🎵Keith Alan Olsen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1945 N.S. d.3/9/2020 N.S. (74)
Music Producer, Sound Engineer
Misc: worked with many artists including Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Pat Benatar, Santana, "Emerson, Lake and Palmer," Eric Burdon and the Animals and many others; produced over 100 complete albums.

🎵🎸Mark Evans -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1956 d.1/31/2005 (48)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Warrior Soul

Christian Brando -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1958 d.1/25/2008 (49)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Marlon's son

🎵🎸Ray Gillen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1960 d.12/1/1993 (33)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Badlands, Black Sabbath

🏆🏉Jonah Lomu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1975 N.S. d.11/18/2015 N.S. (40)
Rugby Player, New Zealand

🎭Sawyer Sweeten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/12/1995 d.4/23/2015 (19)
Actor
TV Shows: Everybody Loves Raymond (as Jeffrey Barone)

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, Poet, Critic, English

✍🎵Charles Simon Favat -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1710 N.S. d.5/12/1792 N.S. (81)
Playwright, Librettist, French

August Wilhelm Von Schlegel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/8/1767 d.5/12/1845 (77)
Critic, Scholar, German

Sergey Aksakov -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1791 Ju-1 or 10/1/1791 N.S. d.4/30/1859 Ju-1 (67) or 5/12/1859 N.S. (67)
Writer, Russian

🎖J. E. B. Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1833 d.5/12/1864 (31)
Military Leader
Names/Places: RN:James Ewell Brown, aka Jeb
Misc: Confederate army officer

🎵Daniel François Espirit Auber -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1782 d.5/12/1871 (89)
Composer, French
Misc: of operas

Catherine Beecher -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1800 N.S. d.5/12/1878 N.S. (77)
Suffragate, Educator
Names/Places: Henry Ward Beecher & Harriet Beecher's sister

🎵Bedřich Smetana -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1824 d.5/12/1884 (60)
Conductor/Composer, Musician, Czech

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✍📰Richard Henry Stoddard -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1825 d.5/12/1903 (77)
Poet, Critic, Editor

🏆🎾Bertha Townsend Toulmin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/7/1869 d.5/12/1909 (40)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

Sir William Huggins -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1824 d.5/12/1910 (86)
Scientist, Astronomer, English
Misc: discovered nature of spiral "nebulae"; one of the first to use the spectroscope; with it he revolutionized the observation of celestial bodies; discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda

Amy Lowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/9/1874 d.5/12/1925 (51)
Poet, Critic

🏆Edward P. Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1839 d.5/12/1929 (90)
Walker

🎵Eugène Ysaÿe -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1858 d.5/12/1931 (72)
Conductor/Composer, Violinist, Belgiumese

Józef Piłsudski -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1867 d.5/12/1935 (67)
Statesman, Polish

🎨Peter Henry Emerson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1856 d.5/12/1936 (80)
Photographer
Misc: the first photographer to promote photography as an independent art.

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Raymond Lee Ditmars -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/20/1876 d.5/12/1942 (65)
Naturalist

🎵Albert Stoessel -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1894 d.5/12/1943 (48)
Composer, Violinist, Conductor

Max Brand -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1892 N.S. d.5/12/1944 N.S. (52)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter
Names/Places: RN:Frederick Schiller Faust
Misc: westerns

🎭Louis Calhern -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1895 d.5/12/1956 (61)
Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: RN:Carl Henry Vogt
Movie Titles: Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle

✍🎭Erich von Stroheim -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1885 d.5/12/1957 (71)
Screenwriter, Actor, Producer/Director, Austrian
Names/Places: MN:Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Nordenwall

🏆🏁Tony Bettenhausen -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

John Masefield -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1878 d.5/12/1967 (88)
Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Poet, English

🎵Martin Lamble -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1949 d.5/12/1969 (19)
Drummer, British
Group Names: Fairport Convention

Nelly Sachs -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1891 N.S. d.5/12/1970 N.S. (78)
Poet, German

🏆⚾Henry "Heinie" Manush -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1901 N.S. d.5/12/1971 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1923-1927), St. Louis Browns (1928-1930), Washington Senators (1930-1935), Boston Red Sox (1936), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938), Pittsburgh Pirates (1938-1939)

✍🎭Frances Marion -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/18/1888 d.5/12/1973 (84)
Screenwriter, Actress
Movie Titles: Pollyanna

🏆🏁Art Pollard -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1927 d.5/12/1973 (46)
Auto Racer

🎵Irene Giblin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1888 d.5/12/1974 (85)
Composer

🎵Joe Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1907 d.5/12/1976 (68)
Songwriter, Flugelhorn

🎵Rudolf Kempe -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/14/1910 d.5/12/1976 (65)
Conductor, German
Misc: symphonies

✍🎭Lau Lauritzen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1910 d.5/12/1977 (66)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Actor, Movie Director, Danish (Denmark)

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🎭Robert Coogan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1924 d.5/12/1978 (53)
Movie Actor

Bette Nesmith Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1924 N.S. d.5/12/1980 N.S. (0)
Inventor
Names/Places: Michael Nesmith's mother
Misc: inventor of the correction fluid named Liquid Paper

🎭🎵Lillian Roth -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1910 d.5/12/1980 (69)
Stage Actress, Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Rutstein
Misc: Animal Crackers

🎨Jean Dubuffet -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1901 d.5/12/1985 (83)
Painter, Sculptor, French

Josephine Miles -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1911 d.5/12/1985 (73)
Poet, Educator

🎭Elisabeth Bergner -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1900 d.5/12/1986 (85)
Movie Actress, Austrian

📰David Hearst -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1916 d.5/12/1986 (69)
Publisher
Names/Places: W.R.'s son

🎵Victor "Vic" Feldman -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/7/1934 N.S. d.5/12/1987 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraharpist, English

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🎵Ismael Rivera -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1931 d.5/12/1987 (55)
Music Producer, Composer, Singer, Percussionist, Bandleader, Puerto Rican

Paul Osborn -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1901 N.S. d.5/12/1988 N.S. (86)
Screenwriter, Playwright

Joe Valdez Caballero -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1908 d.5/12/1989 (81)
Inventor
Misc: the hard taco shell.

🏆🏒Walter Earl Seibert -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1911 d.5/12/1990 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1931-1947
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings

🎭Helen LeeMei -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1930 d.5/12/1994 (63)
Movie Actress, Chinese

✍⚛Erik H. Erikson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1902 d.5/12/1994 (91)
Author, Scientist, Psychoanalyst, German
Misc: Pulitzer Prize-winning; coined the phrase "identity crisis."

Roy J. Plunkett -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/26/1910 d.5/12/1994 (83)
Chemist, Inventor
Misc: discovered teflon in 1938

💰John Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1938 d.5/12/1994 (55)
Labor Leader, British
Misc: British Labor Party leader

🏆Giorgio Belladonna -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1923 d.5/12/1995 (71)
Bridge Player, Italian

🎭Arthur Lubin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1898 d.5/12/1995 (96)
Movie Director
TV Shows: Mr. Ed
Movie Titles: Francis The Talking Mule

🎭Penny Santon -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1916 d.5/12/1999 (82)
Actress
TV Shows: Roll Out, Matt Houston (as Mama Novelli), Life Goes On (as Teresa Giordano)

🎨Saul Steinberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1914 d.5/12/1999 (84)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Artist, Illustrator, Romanian
Misc: New Yorker

🏆🏁Adam Petty -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1980 d.5/12/2000 (19)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard's grandson, Kyle's son, Lee's greatgrandson

🎭🎵Perry Como -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1912 d.5/12/2001 (88)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Canonsburg, PA; RLN:Pierino Roland
TV Shows: Perry Como Show, Kraft Music Hall

🏆🏈Sam Walton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1943 d.5/12/2002 (59)
NFL Player
Sports Teams: New York Jets

🎨✍Sydney Hoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1912 d.5/12/2004 (91)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator, Children's Author
Misc: Laugh It Off, Sammy the Seal, Danny the Dinosaur

🎵John La Porta -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1920 N.S. d.5/12/2004 N.S. (84)
Teacher, Composer, Reeds

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🏆🥊Mary Ann Kostecki -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/11/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2008 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Penny Banner

🎨Robert Rauschenberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/22/1925 d.5/12/2008 (82)
Painter, Gay

🏆🏈Gary Bushert -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1953 N.S. d.5/12/2013 N.S. (59)
College Football Player

🎨Kenneth Everette Batterle -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1927 d.5/12/2013 (86)
Hairstylist, Artist

🎭Cornell Borchers -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1925 d.5/12/2014 (89)
Actress, German
Movie Titles: Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul

🏆🏁A. J. Watson -- Death 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.

🎵🎸Ernie Chataway -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/2/1952 N.S. d.5/12/2014 N.S. (61)
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: obituaries say that he died at age 62, but that would make him born in 1951, not 1952, but at the time of his death, only his birth year was known, and since it was learned he was born on Sep 2, 1952, his death age was 61.
Group Names: Judas Priest

🎨H. R. Giger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1940 d.5/12/2014 (74)
Artist, Swedish
Misc: Surreal

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🎭John Compton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/21/1923 N.S. d.5/12/2015 N.S. (91)
Actor

🏆🏀Bill Guthridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1937 d.5/12/2015 (77)
College Basketball Coach
Names/Places: born in Parsons, Kansas
Misc: served 30 years as assistant to Dean Smith until promotion to head coach on Oct. 9, 1997. Became winningest rookie head coach in NCAA history (34-4 record).
Sports Teams: North Carolina University

✍📰William Zinsser -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1922 N.S. d.5/12/2015 N.S. (92)
Writer, Literary Critic, Editor, Educator, Teacher

🎭🎵Julius LaRosa -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1930 d.5/12/2016 N.S. (86)
Actor, Radio Disc Jock, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn
Misc: Fired live on the air during Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Julius LaRosa Show

🏆🏈Michael (Football) Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1969 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (48)
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Yale Lary -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1930 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 74 yard punt, 9x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 3x NFL champ
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1952-1953, 1956-1964)

🏆🏈Homer E. "Billy" Brewer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 N.S. d.5/12/2018 N.S. (83)
College Football Coach, Football Player
Sports Teams: Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss (all as coaches)

🎭Michel Piccoli -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/27/1925 N.S. d.5/12/2020 N.S. (94)
Actor, Producer/Director, French

🎨Frank Bolle -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1924 N.S. d.5/12/2020 N.S. (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator
Misc: Boys' Life (the Boy Scouts of America Magazine) illustrator
Book Titles: Blondie, Winnie Winkle, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Doctor Solar -Man of the Atom

🎨Astrid Kirchherr -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/20/1938 N.S. d.5/12/2020 N.S. (81)
Photographer, Artist, German
Misc: known for her association with the Beatles and her photographs of the band's original members during their early days in Hamburg.

🏆🏈Jerry Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1927 N.S. d.5/12/2021 N.S. (94)
NFL Coach, NFL Player

Socrates -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/12/470BC or 6/4/470BC or 6/5/468BC d.5/7/399BC
Philosopher, Greek, Gay
Misc: d. Mar 5?

Carolus Linnaeus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/23/1707 N.S. or 5/12/1707 J-LD or 5/12/1707 Ju-1 or 5/13/1707 J-Sw d.1/10/1778 N.S. (70)
Scientist, Botanist, Naturalist, Physician, Zoologist, Swedish
Names/Places: RN:Carl von Linne; NN:The father of modern systematic botany
Misc: Carolus Linnaeus was born in 1701 on May 13 Swedish Style calendar, or May 12 Julian-1 or Julian-LD calendar, or May 23 Gregorian calendar.

Carolus Linnaeus -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/23/1707 N.S. or 5/12/1707 J-LD or 5/12/1707 Ju-1 or 5/13/1707 J-Sw d.1/10/1778 N.S. (70)
Scientist, Botanist, Naturalist, Physician, Zoologist, Swedish
Names/Places: RN:Carl von Linne; NN:The father of modern systematic botany
Misc: Carolus Linnaeus was born in 1701 on May 13 Swedish Style calendar, or May 12 Julian-1 or Julian-LD calendar, or May 23 Gregorian calendar.

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