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May 17

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May 17 – Famous Birthdays

Nikki Reed (MOVIE ACTRESS) 1988

 

Tren Reznor (ROCK SINGER) 1965

 

Enya (WORLD MUSIC SINGER) 1961

May 7 – Famous Birthdays

1444 Sandro Botticelli Italian painter (Birth of Venus)
1451 Engelbert II earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg
1490 Albrecht von Hohenzollern 1st duke of Prussia
1551 Martinus A del Rio Spanish/South Netherlands lawyer/historian/theologist
1568 Christoph Thomas Walliser composer
1576 Ferdinand van Apshoven the Older, Flemish painter, baptized
1673 Jozef LD von Königsegg Austria, military minister of Austrian Netherlands
1691 Antoine Court French reformed theologist
1732 Francesco Pasquale Ricci composer
1741 John Penn US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
1749 Edward Jenner England, physician, discovered vaccination
1768 Caroline Brunswick, Queen Consort of King George IV
1794 Anna Brownell Jameson Dublin, writer
1796 Martinus J Niewindt bishop of Curaçao (christen slaves)
1800 Carl Friedrich Zollner composer
1803 Robert Smith Surtees novelist
1804 Ottho G Heldring Dutch vicar/reformer (Heldring Institutions)
1808 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel composer
1812 Joseph Warren Revere Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1880
1819 Johann Nepomuk Kafka composer
1823 Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby contralto/composer
1836 Joseph Norman Lockyer discovered Helium/founded Nature magazine
1846 Edmund Bishop English secretary of Thomas Carlyle
1850 Antonio Scontrino composer
1866 Erik Alfred Satie Honfleur France, composer (Mémoirs d’un Ambésique)
1867 Gerrit Mannoury Dutch mathematician/philosopher
1871 Henricus P Bremmer art historian (Modern Kunstwerken)
1873 Dorothy Miller Richardson Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
1873 Henri Barbusse Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
1876 Alban Collignon Belgian sport journalist
1878 Conway Tearle US actor (Klondike Annie, Should Ladies Behave?)
1886 Alfonso XIII Borbón King of Spain (1902-31)
1888 A P “Tich” Freeman cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent & England)
1889 Alfonso Reyes Mexican poet/historian/diplomat (Higenia Cruel)
1889 Marcel Moyse Saint-Amour, France, flutist (20 Exercises et études)
1890 Philip James composer
1896 Brazilio da Cunha Luz Itibere composer
1896 Hannah Tillich writer
1899 Ralf Harolde Pittsburgh PA, actor (Framed, Smart Money, Tip-off)
19– Audie Desbrow rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
1900 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Iran’s spiritual leader (1979-89)
1900 Nicolai Berezowsky composer
1901 Werner Egk Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
1902 John Vincent composer
1903 Douglas Packard British Lieutenant General
1904 Jean Gabin [Alexis Moncorgé] actor (Stormy Waters, French Can Can)
1905 John Patrick screenwriter
1906 Eric Mensforth president (Westland Aircraft)
1907 Charles Cawley British chief scientist/minister of power
1907 Horace McMahon South Norwalk CT, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
1907 Ilona Schacherer Elek Budapest Hungary, fencer (Olympics-gold-1936, 48)
1908 Sigismund Toduta composer
1908 Zinka Milanov Zagreb Yugoslavia, soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927)
1909 Edward Playfair British senior civil servant
1909 Magda Schneider actress (Eva, Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight)
1911 Knut Anders Haukfield SOE Operative
1911 Maureen O’Sullivan Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice)
1912 Archibald Cox 1st Watergate special prosecutor
1912 Clarence “Ace” Parker NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
1912 Sandor Vegh violinist teacher conductor
1913 Alec Ogilvie CEO (Powell Duffryn)
1913 Lord Hirshfield chartered accountant
1914 Guido Masanetz composer
1915 Joseph D Craggs electrical engineer
1916 Cornelis A Eman Aruban politician
1916 John Hinde photographer/circus promoter
1918 Birgit Nilsson Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
1920 Harriet Van Horne Syracuse NY, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls)
1920 Lydia Wideman Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympics-gold-1952)
1921 Dennis Brain London England, french-hornist (Serenade)
1921 John Garlick British senior civil servant
1923 Michael Beetham Marshal (RAF)
1923 Miles Wingate deputy master (Trinity House)
1923 Peter Mennin[i] Erie PA, composer (Moby Dick)
1924 Frantisek Kovaricek composer
1924 Lord Tombs CEO (Rolls Royce)
1924 Thomas Baird Vice-Admiral
1926 Cicely Berry voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1926 David Young Lieutenant-General/CEO (Cairn Tech)
1926 Earl of Airlie KT
1926 Geoffrey Caston vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
1926 Lord Chamberlain Earl of Airilet
1926 Tenniel Evans rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother’s Keeper)
1927 Ronald Halstead deputy CEO (British Steel)
1928 Donald Cameron Watt historian
1928 Ian Griggs bishop (Ludlow)
1928 Vivian Moses biotechnologist
1929 Raymond Hide geophysicist
1931 Dewey Redman jazz musician
1932 Arthur Jones principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
1932 Colin Hope CEO (T/N)
1932 Peter Burge cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50’s & 60’s)
1932 Rodric Braithwaite British ambassador to USSR
1934 Earl Morrall NFL QB (Lions, Giants, Colts)
1935 Dennis Christopher George Potter playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)
1935 Ivan Slone world-famous watchmaker
1936 Dennis Hopper Dodge City KS, actor (True Grit, Blue Velvet, Easy Rider)
1936 Lars Gustafsson writer
1936 Philippe Boesmans composer
1938 Don Dolan Staten Island NY, actor (Guy Lewis- General Hospital)
1938 Jason Bernard actor (Judge-Liar Liar)
1938 Pervis Jackson rocker (Spinners)
1938 Trinus Riemersma Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)
1939 Hugh Dykes MP
1939 Wim de Bie CEO (Simplistic Covenant)
1941 David Howell Cope composer
1941 Malcom Hale trumpeter
1941 Miriam Margolyes actress (Will Be)
1942 Caroline Charles fashion designer
1942 Taj Mahal New York NY, singer/songwriter (The Real Thing)
1944 Arif Butt cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65)
1944 Canon P B Price General Secretary, USPG
1944 Jesse Winchester Shreveport LA, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it)
1944 Paul Crossley concert pianist
1945 D A S Pennefather Major-General/Commandant (General Royal Marines)
1945 George Miller (Representative-D-CA, 1975- )
1946 Sinaida Turchina USSR, team handball (Olympics-gold-1976)
1947 John Traicos cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
1948 Bill Bruford Sevenoaks Kent England, drummer (Yes, King Crimson, Genesis)
1949 Timothy Cordy British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
1950 A A Johnson MP
1950 Christian Lacroix French couturier (Chic Frills)
1950 Keith Bradley MP
1951 I R Evans CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
1951 Simon Hughes MP
1952 Jody Pijper Dutch (background) singer
1953 George Johnson Los Angeles CA, rocker (Brothers Johnson)
1953 Kathleen Sullivan Pasadena CA, newscaster (ABC-TV, CBS Morning Show)
1953 Nicholas Bacon premier baronet of England
1953 Yoko Shimada Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
1954 John Iles dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
1954 Michael Roberts jockey
1955 Bill Paxton actor (Brain Dead, Next of Kin, Indian Summer, True Lies)
1956 “Sugar” Ray [Charles] Leonard Palmer Park MD, welter/middle/light-heavyweight boxing champion (Olympics-gold-76)
1956 Bob Saget Philadelphia PA, comedian/actor (Danny-Full House, America’s Funniest Home Videos)
1956 Sue Carpenter TV presenter/journalist
1958 Vincent Henar Surinam, bassist (Fra Fra Sound)
1959 Paul Di’Anno Chingford London, rocker (Iron Maiden-Run To The Hills)
1960 Fiona Hutchison Miami FL, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1961 Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin] Gweedore Ireland, vocalist (Watermark)
1962 Scott Case NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1962 Tracey Bryn rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
1963 Brigitte Nielsen actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV, Domino)
1963 Jon Koncak NBA center (Orlando Magic)
1965 Paige Turco Springfield MA, actress (Dinah-Guiding Light)
1965 Trent Reznor musician (9 Inch Nails)
1966 Danny Manning NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns)
1966 Mark Kratzmann Australia, tennis star
1966 Mark Schmocker Interlaken Switzerland, US team handball goalie (Olympics-96)
1967 Cameron Bancroft actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
1967 Debbie Dutch Titusville NJ, actress (Hell’s Paradox)
1968 Tim Grunhard NFL center (Kansas City Chiefs)
1969 Aaron Ruffin CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 Craig Erickson NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins)
1969 Ujesh Ranchod cricketer (Zimbabwe off-spinner 1993)
1970 Alan Wetmore CFL fullback (Montréal Alouettes)
1970 Derrick Deese NFL guard (San Fransisco 49ers)
1970 Hubert Davis NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks)
1970 Jim Cummins Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
1970 Jodie Rogers Melbourne Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1970 John Karelse soccer player (NAC)
1970 Jordan Nathaniel Marcel Knight Worcester MA, rocker (New Kids on the Block-Hangin’ Tough)
1970 Renzo Furlan Italy, tennis star
1970 Stefania Croce Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11)
1970 Todd Mundt NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
1971 Bill Lindsay Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
1971 Mark Williams NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Elena Wagner Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-Great Britain)
1972 John Burrough NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 Jay Riemersma tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1974 Marcia Turner Cambridge MA, Miss America (Massachusetts-Top 10-1996)
1976 Anna Windsor Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 Daniel Komen Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
1976 Peter Devine New York NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1977 Jere Michael Aspen CO, figure skater (1994 National Jr champion)

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