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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 17

Last Updated 05-17-2021

Ivan Sloane -- is 86 in the year 2021 and 87 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1935
Misc: World-Famous Watchmaker

🎭Don Dolan -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1936
Actor
Movie Titles: The Philadelphia Experiment, Real Men, Shrunken Heads

Hazel O'Leary -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1937
Government Official
Misc: Secretary of Energy

🎭Joan Blackman -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1938 N.S.
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1990
TV Shows: Peyton Place, The Castle of Adventure
Movie Titles: Kid Galahad, Shivers, Visit to a Small Planet, Blue Hawaii

🎭Adel Eman -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1940 N.S.
Actor, Egyptian

🎭Peter Gerety -- is 81 in the year 2021 and 82 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1940
Actor
TV Shows: Homicide (as Detective Stuart Gharty)
Movie Titles: Inside Man, K-PAX, War of the Worlds, Changeling

F. Benjamin Nelson -- is 80 in the year 2021 and 81 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1941
Governor

🎵Taj Mahal -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1942
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist
Misc: Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Calypso, African, & Bahamian styles

🏆🏀Bill Blair -- is 79 in the year 2021 and 80 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1942
NBA Coach

💰Jim Davis -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1943
Manufacturer
Misc: New Balance Shoe Co. owner/chairman

🎭🎵Jerry Lanning -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1943
Actor, Singer

🏆🎾Tony Roche -- is 76 in the year 2021 and 77 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1945
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Australian

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Ralph Neas -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1946
Civil Rights Leader

🎭Marlene Willoughby -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1948
XXX-rated actress

🏆🏈Pat Toomay -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1948
NFL Player

🏆⚾Carlos May -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1948
MLB Player

🎵Dick Gaughan -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1948
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Scottish

🎵🎸Bill Bruford -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1949
Hall of Famer, Record Company Owner, Music Producer, Composer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Yes, King Crimson, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe

🎵🎸Andy Latimer -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1949
Songwriter, Bassist, Flautist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Camel, soloist

🎨Christian Lacroix -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1950
Fashion Designer, Courtesan, French
Misc: couturier

🎭Bobby Porter -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1952
Actor, Stuntman
Misc: midget stunt double
TV Shows: Quark (as Andy the Robot), Malcolm in the Middle (stunt coordiator)
Movie Titles: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jumanji

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🏆🏈Norv Turner -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1952
NFL Coach

🎵Pat Flynn -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1952
Country Guitarist

✍🎭Yôko Shimada -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1953
Author, Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: Shogun

📰Kathleen Sullivan -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1953
Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA
TV Shows: CNN, ABC News, CBS News

🎵George Johnson -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1953
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Brothers Johnson

🎭John Iles -- is 67 in the year 2021 and 68 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1954
Actor, English
TV Shows: The Bill (as D.S. Mike Dashwood)

🎭Josh Kramer -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1956
Entertainment Figure

🎭Bob Saget -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1956
TV Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: Full House (as Danny Tanner also on Fuller House), America's Funniest Home Videos, How I Met Your Mother (as Older Ted Mosby), 1 vs 100 (host)
Movie Titles: Entourage (as himself), Madagascar

🏆🥊Sugar Ray Leonard -- is 65 in the year 2021 and 66 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1956
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC; RFMN:Ray Charles
Misc: light welterweight Olympic champ (1976), World Boxing Council world welterweight title 1979 and four more titles; retired after losing to Terry Norris on Feb. 9, 1991, with record of 36-2-1 and 25 KOs.

🎵🎸Audie Desbrow -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1957
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Great White

🎵🎸Alan Rankine -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1958
Music Producer, Keyboardist, New Wave Guitarist, Scottish
Group Names: The Associates

🎭Armand Schultz -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1959
Actor
Movie Titles: Burn After Reading, Salt, Vanilla Sky, Cold Souls
Video Games: Star Wars: The Old Republic -Rise of the Hutt Cartel

🏆Jim Nantz -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Sports Announcer

🎭Fiona Hutchison -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1960
Actress, Ballet Dancer
Movie Titles: American Gothic

🎭Simon Fuller -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1960 N.S.
TV Producer
TV Shows: American Idol

🎭Jay Harik -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1960
Actor, Lebanese
Movie Titles: Accepted, American Dreamz, Nobody's Shalom, Live from Baghdad

🎭Bruce Thomas -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1961
Actor
TV Shows: Kyle XY
Movie Titles: Army of Darkness, Legally Blonde, Hall Pass

🎵Enya -- is 60 in the year 2021 and 61 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1961
Songwriter, Pianist, New Age Singer, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin; PRON:Enya Nee VREE-nine
Misc: Whimsical Will's raving fave
Song Titles: Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Album Titles: Enya, Watermark, Shepherd Moons, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, A Day Without Rain

🎭Craig Ferguson -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1962 N.S.
Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Scottish
TV Shows: Drew Carey Show (as Nigel Wick), The Late Late Show (host)

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🏆🏈Scott Case -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1962
NFL Player

🎵🎸Tracy Bryn -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1962
Modern Rock Musician
Group Names: Voice Of The Beehive

🏆🏀Jon Koncak -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1963
NBA Center

🎵🎸Page McConnell -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1963
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Phish

🎭David Eigenberg -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1964
Actor
TV Shows: Sex and the City (as Steve Brady), Chicago Fire (as Christopher Herrmann also in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med)
Movie Titles: Sex and the City (series)

🏆⚾Rob Nelson -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1964
MLB Player

🎭Paige Turco -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1965
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: The 100 (As Dr. Abigail Griffin), The Game Plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as April O'Neil), American Gothic (as Gail Emory), Party of Five (as Annie Mott), NYPD Blue (as Officer Abby Sullivan)
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (series)

🎵🎸Trent Reznor -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Hard Rock Singer
Misc: film score composer
Group Names: Nine Inch Nails (was basically a one-man band until 2016)

🎵Homer R. O'Dell -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1965 N.S.
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Odell
Group Names: Mint Condition

🎭Hill Harper -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Live Shot (as Tommy Greer), CSI: NY (as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes)
Movie Titles: He Got Game, The Skulls, Concussion

🏆🏀Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1966 N.S.
NBA Forward, College Basketball Coach

🎭Cameron Bancroft -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1967
Actor, Stuntman
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Joe Bradley), Cedar Cove (as Will Jeffers)
Movie Titles: The Beachcombers, Code Name: Eternity, Simple Things

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🏆🏈Tim Grunhard -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1968
NFL Center

🎵🎸Dave Abbruzzese -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1968
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Pearl Jam

🏆🏈Craig Erickson -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1969
NFL Quarterback

🎨Thom Filicia -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1969
Interior Designer
TV Shows: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

🏆🏈Derrick Deese -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NFL Player

🏆🏀Chris (Basketball) Smith -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NBA Guard

🏆🏀Hubert Davis -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach

🏆🏀Todd Mundt -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NBA Player

🎭🎵Jordan Knight -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:N; RFN:Nathaniel Marcel
Misc: some say b. in 1971
Group Names: New Kids on the Block, soloist

🎵Darnell Van Rensalier -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Shai

🏆🏒Jim Cummins -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NHL Player

🏆🏒Dane Jackson -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1970
NHL Player, Canadian

Gina Raimondo -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1971 N.S.
Government Official

🏆🏒Bill Lindsay -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1971
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Jay Anthony Franke -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1972
Actor
TV Shows: California Dreams (as Jake Sommers)

🏆🏈John Burrough -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1972
NFL Player

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🎭🎵🎸Joshua Homme -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1973
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Eagles of Death Metal, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age

🎵Alfred Nevarez -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1973
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say May 18
Group Names: All 4 One

🎭Aisha Henderson -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1974
Actress

🎭Sendhil Ramamurthy -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1974 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Heroes (as Mohinder Suresh also on Heroes Reborn), Beauty and the Beast (as Gabe Lowen)
Movie Titles: Shor in the City

🎵🎸Andrea Corr -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1974
Modern Rock Singer, Irish
Group Names: The Corrs

🏆🏒Mike Prokopec -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1974
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆⚾Wiki González -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1974 N.S.
MLB Catcher, Venezuelan

🎭Sasha Alexander -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1975
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Gretchen Witter), Navy NCIS (as Agent Caitlin Todd), Shameless, Rissoli and Isles (as Dr. Maura Isles)

🎭Rochelle Aytes -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1976
Actress
TV Shows: Mistresses (as April Malloy)
Movie Titles: White Chicks

🎭🎵Kandi Burruss -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1976
Actress, Personality, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Xscape

🏆⚾José Guillén -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1976
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

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🎭Kat Foster -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1978
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: 'Til Death (as Steph Woodcock)

🏆⚾Carlos Peña -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1978
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: RN: Carlos Felipe Pena
Misc: Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL Home Run Leader 2009
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers (2001), Oakland Athletics (2002), Detroit Tigers (2002-2005), Boston Red Sox (2006), Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays (2007-2010), Chicago Cubs (2011), Tampa Bay Rays (2012), Houston Astros (2013), Kansas City Royals (2013), Texas Rangers (2014)

🎭Ayda Field -- is 42 in the year 2021 and 43 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1979
Actress
Names/Places: RN: Ayda Sabahat Evecan
TV Shows: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Back to You
Movie Titles: Austenland, Strange Wilderness

🎵R. J. Helton -- is 40 in the year 2021 and 41 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1981
Singer, Christian/Contemporary Performer
TV Shows: American Idol (finalist #5 2002)

🏆🏈Matt Cassel -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1982
NFL Quarterback

🏆🏀Tony Parker -- is 39 in the year 2021 and 40 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1982
NBA Player, Belgiumese, French

🎭Ginger Gonzaga -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1983
Actress
Movie Titles: The Morning After, Ted, Someone Marry Barry, Splitting Hairs

🎵🎸Passenger -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1984
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Michael David Rosenberg

🎭Nathalie Paulding -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1985
Actress
Movie Titles: Bully, The Life Before Her Eyes, Bringing Rain

🏆🏈Matt (Football) Ryan -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1985 N.S.
NFL Quarterback
Misc: NFL MVP (2016)
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons

🎭🎵Derek Hough -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1985
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, American
TV Shows: Nashville (as Noah West)

🎭Erin Richards -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1986 N.S.
Actress, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Gotham (as Barbara Kean)
Movie Titles: The Quiet Ones, Open Grave

🎭Tahj Mowry -- is 35 in the year 2021 and 36 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Baby Daddy (as Tucker Dobbs), Kim Possible (as Wade Load), Smart Guy (as T.J. Henderson)
Movie Titles: Seventeen Again

🎭Nikki Reed -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1988 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Sleepy Hollow (as Betsy Ross)
Movie Titles: Thirteen, Twilight (series)

🎭🏆Karrueche Tran -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1988 N.S.
Actress, Model

🎭Honey Rose -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1989 N.S.
Actress, India

🏆Tessa Virtue -- is 32 in the year 2021 and 33 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1989 N.S.
Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete

🎭💻Ross Butler -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1990 N.S.
Actor, Internet Video Actor, Singaporian
TV Shows: K.C. Undercover, 13 Reasons Why (as Zach Dempsey)

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🎭Leven Rambin -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1990
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grey's Anatomy, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, True Detective (as Athena Bezzerides)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Chasing Mavericks

🎵Kree Harrison -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1990
Pop Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (runner up in season 12)

🎭Samantha Browne-Walters -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1991
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2003
TV Shows: Life With Bonnie (as Samantha Molloy)

🎨Lillie Lexie Gregg -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1991 N.S.
Fashion Designer, English

Daniel Curtis Lee -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1991 N.S.
Author
TV Shows: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (as Simon Nelson-Cook)

🎭Justin Martin -- is 27 in the year 2021 and 28 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1994
Actor
Movie Titles: Flight, Soloist, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Express

🎭Ryan Ochoa -- is 25 in the year 2021 and 26 in the year 2022; b.5/17/1996 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: iCarly (as Chuck Carly), Pair of Kings
Movie Titles: Astro Boy

Ava Dillon -- is 15 in the year 2021 and 16 in the year 2022; b.5/17/2006
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jane Stuart and Kevin's daughter

Odie Sal Dodson -- is 4 in the year 2021 and 5 in the year 2022; b.5/17/2017 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ashley Williams and Neal's son

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Kyle Hansen -- b.5/17/????

🎭Goddess Sondra -- b.5/17/????
XXX-rated actress

📰John Gill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1732 d.8/25/1785 (53)
Publisher, Patient
Misc: a leading advocate of American colonial independence from Britain.

🎖⚖John Penn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1741 J-LD or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 N.S. (47)
Revolutionary, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Edward Jenner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1749 d.1/26/1823 (73)
Physician, English
Misc: smallpox vaccination discoverer

👑Queen Caroline Of Brunswick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1768 d.8/7/1821 (53)
Queen, English

Robert Smith Surtees -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1803 d.3/16/1864 (60)
Novelist, English
Misc: Novelist of the chase and the creator of Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is as blunt as John Bull and entirely given over to fox hunting.

Joseph Norman Lockyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1836 d.8/16/1920 (84)
Astronomer, British
Misc: discovered Helium in the sun/founded Nature magazine

🏆Wilhelm Steinitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1856 d.8/12/1900 (44)
Chess Player, Czech
Misc: the first world chess champion 1866-94; DOD was entered as DOB on Pat Kincaid's database(???), else DOD is unconfirmed

Schuyler S. Wheeler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1860 d.4/20/1923 (62)
Inventor
Misc: invented the two-blade electric fan in 1882

🎵Erik Alfred Leslie Satie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1866 d.7/1/1925 (59)
Composer, French

🎨💰Horace Elgin Dodge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1868 d.12/10/1920 (52)
Designer, Manufacturer
Misc: created the Dodge automobile; noted for having invented one of the first all-steel cars in America.

🏆George Sheldon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1874 N.S. d.11/25/1907 N.S. (33)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

Roger Griswold Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1874 d.3/28/1936 (61)
Scientist, Professor
Misc: responsible for the filtration and chlorination of the Cleveland water supply

🎭Conway Tearle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1878 d.10/1/1938 (60)
Movie Actor

🏆🥊Sam McVey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1884 d.12/23/1921 (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

👑King Alfonso XIII Of Spain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1886 d.2/28/1941 (54)
King, Spanish
Misc: ruled 1886-1931

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✍📰⚖Alfonso Reyes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1889 d.12/27/1959 (70)
Essayist, Poet, Critic, Historian, Diplomat, Mexican

🎵Philip James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1890 d.11/1/1975 (85)
Conductor/Composer

🎭Ruth Donnelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1896 d.11/17/1982 (86)
Movie Actress

🎭Ralf Harolde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1899 d.11/1/1974 (75)
Actor

🎵Fausto Cleva -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1902 d.8/6/1971 (69)
Conductor, American, Italian
Misc: conductor of Symphonies

Ayatollah Khomeini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1903 d.6/4/1989 (86)
Head of State
Names/Places: FN:Ruhollah
Misc: Iran leader; June 4 date of decease is Iran time, some say b. 1901 or 1902 or Sep 23 1902, another news source said b. 1900

🏆⚾James "Cool Papa" Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1903 N.S. d.3/7/1991 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Misc: top Negro League player

🎭Jean Gabin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1904 d.11/15/1976
Movie Actor, French
Names/Places: RN:Jean-Alexis Moncourge

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John Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1905 d.11/7/1995 (90)
Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Teahouse of the August Moon" and many screenplays

Carl McIntire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1906 d.3/9/2002 (95)
Religionist
Misc: founder and minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church.

🎵Zinka Milanov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1906 d.5/30/1989 (83)
Opera Soprano, Yugoslav
Misc: leading at the Metropolitan Opera for nearly 30 yrs.

🎭Horace McMahon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1907 d.8/17/1971 (64)
Actor
Names/Places: RLN:MacMahon
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Captain Willis), Danny Thomas Show (as Horace), Naked City (as Lt. Mike Parker), Jackie Gleason Show

🎭Magda Schneider -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1909 d.7/30/1996 (87)
Actress

💰Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1909 d.12/19/1994 (85)
Businessperson
Misc: (Anthony Paonessa), real estate entrepreneur, invented the shopping mall

Ewart Guinier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1910 d.2/4/1990 (79)
Politician, Educator, Panamaian
Misc: unionist; headed Afro-American Studies at Harvard

🎭Alfredo Mayo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.5/19/1985 (74)
Actor, Spanish

🎭Maureen O'Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.6/22/1998 (87)
Movie Actress, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Boyle; Mia Farrow's mom, John Farrow's wife
Movie Titles: Tarzan (movie series as Jane)

🎨Henry Rosenfeld -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.2/5/1986 (74)
Fashion Designer

🏆⚾🏈"Ace" Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.11/6/2013 (101)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, College Baseball Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1937-1941), Boston Yanks (NFL 1945), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946), Philadelphia Athletics (MLB 1936-1937)

📰🎭🎵Grant Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.10/19/1991 (79)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Grand Ole Opry announcer for half-a-century

Archibald Cox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.5/29/2004 (92)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Watergate special prosecutor

🎨Arthur Getz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1913 d.1/19/1996 (82)
Artist
Misc: his depictions of life in and around the city appeared 210 times on the cover of The New Yorker magazine

📰Stewart Alsop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1914 d.5/26/1974 (60)
Journalist, Editor
Misc: Saturday Evening Post

🏆🏒Carl Liscombe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1915 d.2/23/2004 (88)
NHL Player

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Richard Bolling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1916 d.4/21/1991 (74)
Politician

🎵Paul Quinichette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1916 d.6/2/1983 (67)
Tenor-sax

🎭Andrew Craddock Lyles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/27/2013 (95)
Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka "A.C."

✍🎭Mary Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/24/1991 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Love That Bob (as Ruth Helm)

🎵Brigit Nilsson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.1/1/2006 (87)
Opera Soprano, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in West Karup
Misc: some say b. 1923

✍📰Merle Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1919 d.6/10/1986 (67)
Author, Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Historian, Gay

🏆Lydia Wideman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1920 N.S. d.4/13/2019 N.S. (98)
Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

✍📰🎭Harriet Van Horne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1920 d.1/15/1998 (77)
TV Critic, Columnist, Panelist
TV Shows: Leave It to The Girls

🎵Bob Merrill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1921 d.2/17/1998 (76)
Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: wrote scores to the musicals "Funny Girl" and "Carnival"
Song Titles: How Much is That Doggie in the Window (writer)

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🎭Gordon Polk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/9/1960 (37)
Actor

🎭Alice Backes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.3/15/2007 (83)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Vickie)

🎵Peter Mennin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/17/1983 (60)
Educator, Composer, Musician
Names/Places: RLN:Mennini

🎵Richard "Dick" Hixson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1924 N.S. d.11/25/1982 N.S. (58)
Trombonist
Misc: contributed to numerous jazz record albums and played in many Broadway shows.

🎵Ira Tucker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1925 d.6/24/2008 (83)
Singer
Group Names: Dixie Hummingbirds

🏆🏁🏊John Griffith Davies -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1929 N.S. d.3/24/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎵🎷Dewey Redman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1931 d.9/2/2006 (75)
Teacher, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Musician

🏆🥊Billy Red Lyons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1932 N.S. d.6/22/2009 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: William Snip

🎵🎷Jackie McLean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1932 d.3/31/2006 (73)
Alto-sax, Jazz Performer

🏆🏈Earl E. Morrall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1934 d.4/24/2014 (79)
NFL Quarterback
Misc: backup QB; NFL Player of the Year [1968], Super Bowls III, V, VII, VIII; AFC Player of the Year [1971]
Sports Teams: San Francisco '49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins

🎵Sonny Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1934 d.9/5/1998 (64)
Singer
Names/Places: RN:Joey C. Smith

✍🎭Dennis Potter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1935 d.6/7/1994 (59)
Author, Screenwriter, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Pennies From Heaven (TV mini-series), The Singing Detective (screenwriter)

🎭Dennis Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1936 d.5/29/2010 (74)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Dodge City, KS; Michelle Gilliam (Phillip)'s hubby for eight days
Movie Titles: Rebel Without a Cause, True Grit, Black Widow, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Easy Rider, Speed, EDtv, Knockaround Guys

🎭Jason Bernard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/18/1996 (58)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Cagney and Lacey (as Deputy Inspector Marquette), Herman's Head (as Mr. Bracken)
Movie Titles: While You Were Sleeping, All of Me

🎭Paolo Bortoluzzi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/16/1993 (55)
Actor, Choreographer, Ballet Dancer, Italian

🎵Pervis Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 N.S. d.8/18/2008 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

🎵Martin Hale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.10/31/1968 (27)
Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Spanky and Our Gang

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🎵Bobby Sheen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.11/23/2000 (59)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans

🎵Jesse Winchester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1944 d.4/11/2014 (69)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer

🎭🎵Penny De Haven -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1948 d.2/23/2014 N.S. (65)
Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Penny Starr

✍🎭🎵Howard Ashman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1951 d.3/14/1991 (39)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Lyricist, Gay
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast

🎭Bill Paxton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 N.S. d.2/25/2017 N.S. (61)
Actor, Producer/Director
Song Titles: Fish Heads (video)
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as John Garrett), Training Day (as Det. Frank Rourke)
Movie Titles: Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, Mighty Joe Young, A Simple Plan, U-571, Thunderbirds To The Rescue

🎵Country Dick Montana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 d.11/8/1995 (40)
Singer, Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Daniel Monty McLain
Group Names: The Beat Farmers, soloist
Song Titles: Happy Boy, Lakeside Trailer Park (previous titles as Beat Farmers lead)

🏆⚾Pascual Pérez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1957 d.10/31/2012 (55)
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Chris Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1983 d.12/17/2009 (26)
NFL Wide Receiver

🎨Sandro Botticelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1444 d.5/17/1510
Painter
Names/Places: RN:Alessandro di Mariano del Filipepi
Misc: probably in his mid 60s when he died

👑Empress Catherine The Great I Of Russia -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1684 O.S. or 4/15/1684 N.S. d.5/6/1727 O.S. (43) or 5/17/1727 N.S. (43)
Queen, Russian

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🎖Jean Cavalier -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1681 N.S. d.5/17/1740 N.S. (58)
Revolutionary, French

Alexis Clairaut -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1713 N.S. d.5/17/1765 N.S. (52)
Astronomer, Geophysicist, Mathematician, Physicist, French
Misc: born between May 3 and May 13 of 1713

✍⚖John Jay -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1745 J-LD or 12/23/1745 N.S. d.5/17/1829 (83)
Author, Supreme Court Chief Justice, Statesman, Diplomat, American
Misc: a founding father of the United States who served the new nation in both law and diplomacy. He established important judicial precedents as first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789-95).

🎖⚛Nathaniel Rochester -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1752 d.5/17/1831 (79)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Pioneer

René Caillié -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1799 d.5/17/1838 (38)
Explorer, French

C. de Talleyrand-Perigord -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1754 d.5/17/1838 (84)
Statesman
Names/Places: FN:Charles Maurice

John Cabell Breckinridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1821 d.5/17/1875 (54)
Vice President, Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: 14th U.S. Vice President

💰Lydia Pinkham -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1819 d.5/17/1883 (64)
Manufacturer

⚛💰John Deere -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1804 d.5/17/1886 (82)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: The Steel Plow; pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements.

💰Frederick August Otto Schwarz -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1836 d.5/17/1911 (74)
Businessperson
Misc: Toy retailer who started FAO Schwarz.

Georgy Valentinovich Piekhanov -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1856 Ju-1 or 12/11/1856 N.S. d.5/17/1918 Ju-1 (0) or 5/30/1918 N.S. (61)
Theologian, Finnish, Russian

🎵Lilli Lehmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1848 d.5/17/1929 (80)
Opera Soprano, German

🎨Timothy Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1852 d.5/17/1931 (79)
Artist, Wood Engraver, English

🎨Cass Gilbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1859 d.5/17/1934 (74)
Architect
Misc: Woolworth building in N.Y., designed the Supreme Court building in D.C.

✍🎵Paul Abraham Dukas -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1865 N.S. d.5/17/1935 N.S. (69)
Critic, Scholar, Teacher, Composer, French
Movie Titles: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (composer)

🎵Donald Chalmers -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/17/1939 (58)
Bass Singer/Basso

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🎭Montague Love -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1877 d.5/17/1943 (66)
Movie Actor, English

🎭Robert E. "Wheezer" Hutchins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1925 N.S. d.5/17/1945 N.S. (20)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang

William Jefferson Blythe III -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1918 N.S. d.5/17/1946 N.S. (28)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Bill's father; so are many of his half-siblings

🎵Olga Samaroff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1882 d.5/17/1948 (65)
Educator, Pianist

✍⛪Béla Belázs -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1884 d.5/17/1949 (64)
Poet, Critic, Screenwriter, Jewish, Hungarian

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

🏆🏈Harold "Brick" Muller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1901 N.S. d.5/17/1962 N.S. (60)
NFL Player

🏆🏈Steve Owen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1898 d.5/17/1964 (66)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Kansas City Blues (player 1924), Hartford Blues (player 1925), Cleveland Bulldogs (player 1925), Kansas City Cowboys (player 1925), New York Giants (player 1926-1931), New York Giants (player 1933), New York Giants (coach 1930-1953), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1956-1957), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1959), Calgary Stampeders (coach 1960), Saskatchewan Roughriders (coach 1961-1962), Syracuse Stormers (coach 1963)

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🏆Ernst Magnus Brandsten -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1883 N.S. d.5/17/1965 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

🏆🥊Randolph "Randy" Turpin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1928 N.S. d.5/17/1966 N.S. (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🎵John Wesley Work III -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1901 d.5/17/1967 (65)
Hall of Famer, Educator, Composer, Musicologist
Misc: scholar of African-American folklore and music.

🎭Charles Braswell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.5/17/1974 (49)
Actor

🎖Donald de Freeze -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1943 d.5/17/1974 (30)
Revolutionary
Names/Places: aka Cinque Mtune

🎖Camilla Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1946 d.5/17/1974 N.S. (28)
Revolutionary, Kidnapper
Misc: Social Worker, well-known for being one of the kidnappers of Patricia Hearst

🎵Lars Gullin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1928 d.5/17/1976 (48)
Musician, Swedish

Erwin Mueller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1911 d.5/17/1977 (65)
Scientist, Inventor
Misc: the field ion microscope to see atoms

🎭Roger Bower -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1903 d.5/17/1979 (76)
Game Show Host, Director
Misc: 1930s radio director

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1895 d.5/17/1981 (86)
Aviator, Balloonist
Misc: one of the first American women to qualify as a free balloon pilot in 1934

🎵Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1901 d.5/17/1981 (80)
Composer
Misc: film score composer

🏆⚾"Dixie" Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1910 d.5/17/1982 (71)
MLB Player

🎵John Felton -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/17/1982
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Diamonds

Gordon Sinclair -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1900 d.5/17/1984 (83)
Author, Canadian
Misc: Broadcaster

✍🎭🎵Abe Burrows -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1910 d.5/17/1985 (74)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Panelist, Composer
Names/Places: NN: The Bald Headed Baritone from Brooklyn
Misc: quiz shows, stage: Guys and Dolls

🎖⚖Wilbur J. Cohen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1913 N.S. d.5/17/1987 N.S. (73)
Hero, Government Official
Misc: the first person to have a Social Security card; drafted Social Security Act; some sources give b. June 13, 1913

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⚛📰Gunnar Myrdal -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1898 d.5/17/1987 (88)
Scientist, Sociologist, Economist, Swedish
Names/Places: FN:Karl

🎭🎵Frank Gallop -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1900 d.5/17/1988 (87)
Actor, Announcer, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: The Ballad of Irving
TV Shows: Buick Circus Hour (ringmaster), Perry Como Show, Kraft Television Shows

🎭Robert Webber -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1924 d.5/17/1989 (64)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1928
TV Shows: Moonlighting (as Alex), 79 Park Avenue

🎭George Funston -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.5/17/1992 (81)
Radio Executive
Misc: executive and president of NYSE

🎵Lawrence Welk -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1903 d.5/17/1992 (89)
Music Producer, Accordionist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Strassburg, MD; NN: The King of Champagne Music
Misc: Polka
TV Shows: The Lawrence Welk Show (host)

🎨George Hurrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1904 d.5/17/1992 (87)
Photographer

🏆🏒Hector "Toe" Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1912 N.S. d.5/17/1995 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1948; his eight Stanley Cup championships in 13 seasons as coach of the Montreal Canadiens is a National Hockey League record; led Montreal to 2 Stanley Cups as a player and 8 more as coach; regular season MVP in 1939.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons

🎭Preston Hedgepeth -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1984 d.5/17/1996 (12)
Actor

🎵Johnny "Guitar" Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1935 N.S. d.5/17/1996 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: influenced musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa

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🏆🏁Scott Brayton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1959 d.5/17/1996 (37)
Auto Racer

🎭Bruce Fairbairn -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1947 d.5/17/1999 (52)
Actor, Producer

🎭Henry Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1912 d.5/17/1999 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: The Girl with Something Extra, Phyllis (as Judge Jonathan Dexter), Falcon Crest (as R. Riley Wicker), Kate Loves a Mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Bonanza, Gunsmoke

🏆🏒Donald "Don" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1915 N.S. d.5/17/1999 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive

🏆🏁🏊Thelma Kalama -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1931 d.5/17/1999 (68)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)

✍⚛Frank Slaughter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1908 N.S. d.5/17/2001 N.S. (93)
Writer, Novelist, Doctor, Surgeon

🎨Dave Berg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1920 N.S. d.5/17/2002 N.S. (81)
Cartoonist
Misc: Mad Magazine

🏆⚾Joe Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1924 d.5/17/2002 (78)
MLB Player

🎵Johnny Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1943 d.5/17/2002 (59)
Harmonicaist, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Little, LN:Young

🎭June Whitley Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.5/17/2004 (86)
Choreographer

⛪🎭🎵Tony Randall -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1920 d.5/17/2004 (84)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Leonard Rosenberg; Florence's hubby
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Mac, Mr. Peepers' Harvey Weskit), The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), Tony Randall Show (as Judge Walter Franklin), Love-Sydney (as Sidney Shorr)

🎭Frank Gorshin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1934 d.5/17/2005 (71)
Actor, Comedian, Impressionist
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
TV Shows: Batman (as The Riddler)

🎭Cy Feuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1911 d.5/17/2006 (95)
Stage Producer/Director
Misc: A Chorus Line

Lloyd Alexander -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1924 d.5/17/2007 (83)
Children's Author

Lionel Van Deerlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1914 d.5/17/2008 (93)
Congressperson

⛪🏆⚾Harmon Killebrew -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

🎨⛪🎭🎵Donna Summer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1948 d.5/17/2012 (63)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Baptist, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Disco Singer
Names/Places: Bruce Sudano's wife, b. in Boston; RN:LaDonna Andrea Gaines; NN:The Queen of Disco
Misc: novelty song about her: Donna Summer On The Radio
Song Titles: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Heaven Knows, I Feel Love, Bad Girls, MacArthur Park, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand), On The Radio, Sunset People, The Wanderer, Dim All The Lights, She Works Hard for the Money, Love is in Control, Dinner With Gershwin, This Time I Know It's For Real
Album Titles: Live and More, Love to Love You Baby, I Remember Yesterday, Bad Girls, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday

🏆🏌Ken Venturi -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1931 d.5/17/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: worked at CBS Sports as a golf analyst for 35 years until he retired in 2002.

Jorge Videla -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1925 d.5/17/2013 (87)
Politician, Argentine
Misc: dictator president of Argentina 1976-81

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🎵Alan O'Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1940 d.5/17/2013 (72)
Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Song Titles: Undercover Angel

Gerald Edelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1929 d.5/17/2014 (84)
Biochemist
Misc: Nobel 1972

🎵Guy Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1941 d.5/17/2016 N.S. (74)
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

🎵🎸Chris Cornell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1964 d.5/17/2017 N.S. (52)
Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: b. 1963?
Group Names: Soundgarden (lead), Audioslave

Herman Wouk -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1915 N.S. d.5/17/2019 N.S. (103)
Novelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: The Caine Munity, The Winds Of War, War and Remembrance

🎵🎸Sean Tyla -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/3/1946 N.S. d.5/17/2020 N.S. (73)
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: NN: The Godfather of Boogie

⚖💰Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1943 N.S. d.5/17/2021 N.S. (77)
Politician, Governor, Banker, Investor

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