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May 8 – Famous Birthdays

Emrique Iglesias (POP SINGER) 1975

 

 

David Attenborough (TV SHOW HOST) 1926

 

Stephen Amell (TV ACTOR) 1981

 

May 8 – Famous Birthdays

1492 Andreas Alciatus [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer
1521 Peter Canisius [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint
1527 Johann Walter composer
1592 Francis Quarles English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)
1629 Niels Juel Danish Admiral (Oland, Moen, Kjögebocht)
1641 Nicolaas Witsen etcher/mayor (Amsterdam)
1668 Alain R Lesage French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)
1673 Johann Valentin Eckelt composer
1703 Gottlob Harrer composer
1737 Edward Gibbon England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)
1742 Johann Baptist Krumpholtz composer
1745 Carl Philipp Stamitz composer
1750 Elias Mann composer
1753 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla father of Mexican independence
1763 John Goldberg Dutch patriot/statesman
1778 Johann Gansbacher composer
1786 Thomas Hancock founded British rubber industry
1803 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova composer
1806 Jan Bedrich Kittl composer
1810 James Cooper Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1814 Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin anarchist
1824 William Walker filibuster/President of Nicaragua (1856-57)
1828 Jean Henri Dunant Switzerland, writer/founder (Red Cross (Nobel Peace Prize 1901))
1829 Louis Moreau Gottschalk 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1833 Frank Wheaton Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1836 Bryan Morel Thomas Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1839 Francis W Warre-Cornish English vice-provost of Eton/writer
1842 Emil C Hansen Danish physiologist
1844 Hermann Gradener composer
1846 Oscar Hammerstein Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
1853 Charles Lee Williams composer
1857 Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein
1858 John Meade Falkner novelist (Moonfleet)
1871 [Émile M] Louis Madelin French historian (French revolutionary)
1873 Henry Leveson-Gower cricketer (England captain 1909-10 later official)
1882 Philips C Visser Dutch explorer/diplomat
1884 Harry S Truman Lamar MO, 33rd US President (D) (1945-1953)
1886 Jef van Hoof composer
1891 Chet “Red” Hoff pitcher (New York Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
1892 Ezio Pinza Rome Italy, bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show)
1893 Francis Quimet Massachusetts shop assistant who won golf’s US Open (1913)
1895 Edmund Wilson American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
1895 Fulton J Sheen El Paso IL, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
1895 José Gómez [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
1899 Friedrich August von Hayek Vienna Austria, author (The Road to Serfdom)/co-recipient of Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (1974)
1899 Jan F van Hall Dutch sculptor/resistance fighter
19– Reid Smith Burbank CA, actor (Chase, Chisholms)
1902 Andre Michel Lwoff physiologist
1902 Milford “Curly” Page cricketer (New Zealand bat early 1930’s, All Black half)
1903 Fernandel [Fernand Joseph Desire Contandin] French actor (Paris Holiday)
1904 John Derrick Mordaunt Snagge BBC news announcer/commentator
1905 Inglis Gundry composer
1906 David Van Vactor Plymouth IN, composer (Chaconne)
1906 Roberto Rossellini Rome Italy, director (Open City)
1908 Arturo De Cordova [Rodriguez], Merida México, actor (Medal for Benny)
1910 Mary Lou Williams US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
1910 Ronald Russell actor/manager (We are Angels, Little Dorrit)
1911 Robert Johnson blues singer (King of the Delta Blues Singer)
1911 Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
1912 George Woodcock author
1912 Gertrud Fussenegger [Dorn] Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
1913 Sidney James [Cohen] Johannesburg, actor (Carry On)
1914 Lord Murton of Lindisfrarne, deputy chairman (Comm House of Lords)
1915 John Archer Osceola NE, actor (Destination Moon)
1916 Gordon Scarrott engineer
1919 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov composer
1920 Maurice Cranston political scientist
1920 Sloan Wilson Norwalk CT, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannel Suit)
1921 Graham Leonard bishop of London
1921 Saul Bass designer
1922 Brian Kellett CEO (Port of London Authority)
1922 Friedrich Döppe writer
1924 Tristan Jones sailor
1925 Ali Hassan Mwinyi President of Tanzania (1985- )
1925 Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle lord of appeal in ordinary
1926 Don Rickles Queens NY, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey)
1926 Erico Menczer Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
1926 Ronald Waterhouse high court judge
1926 Sir David [Frederick] Attenborough London England, environmentalist/zoologist/TV host (BBC)
1927 Ian Denholm CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
1927 Philip Wilkinson deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
1928 Theodore Sorensen presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)
1928 William Jay Sydeman composer
1929 V N M Korte-van Hemel Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
1930 Doug Atkins Humbolt TN, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints)
1930 Gary Snyder [Japhy Ryder] beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
1930 Heather Harper soprano
1931 Charles M Wilson composer
1933 Alistair Service writer/publisher
1934 Leonard Hoffmann high court judge
1934 Roger Kendrick governor (Dartmoor Prison)
1934 Sonny Liston US heavyweight boxing chmap (1962-64)
1935 Jack Charlton soccer manager (Republic of Ireland)
1935 Salome Jens Milwaukee WI, actress (From Here to Eternity)
1935 Viscount Falkland British peer (Liberal-Democrat)
1936 James Darren actor (Time Tunnel)
1936 Neville Purvis British Vice Admiral (Chief of Fleet Support)
1937 Daniël Robberechts Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
1937 Dennis DeConcini (Senator-D-AZ, 1977- )
1937 Michael Simmons Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
1937 Thomas Pynchon novelist (V)
1938 Javed Burki cricketer (Pakistan batsman in 25 Tests 1960-69)
1938 Pierre Lucien Claverie bishop of Oran
1939 Otis Paul Drayton Glen Cove NY, 4×100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1964)
1940 James Blyth CEO (Boots)
1940 Peter Benchley New York NY, novelist (Jaws, The Deep)
1940 Rick [Eric Hilliard] Nelson Teaneck NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It’s Late, Garden Party)
1941 James A Traficant Jr (Representative-D-OH, 1985- )
1941 Jim Mitchum Bridgeport CT, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6)
1941 John Fred rocker
1942 Euclid “Motorhead” Sherwood rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1942 Norman Lamont MP/Chancellor of Exchequer
1942 Robin Hobbs cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
1942 Ruth Holland journalist
1943 Paul Samwell-Smith London England, rocker (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943 Toni Tennille Montgomery AL, female Beachboy (Captain & Tennille)
1944 Gary Glitter [Paul Gadd] Banbury Oxfordshire England, rocker (Rock & Roll Part II)
1945 Arthur Docters van Leeuwen jurist (Holland’s secret service)
1945 Keith Jarrett jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
1947 Felicity Lott English soprano (We come to the river)
1947 Phil Sawyer rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
1947 Rick Zehringer Celina OH, rocker (McCoys)
1948 John Reid MP
1948 Maurizio Nichetti actor (Icicle Thief, Volcano)
1950 Mark Blankfield Pasadena TX, comedian (Fridays, Good & Evil)
1951 Chris Frantz Fort Campbell KY, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
1951 Deborah Harmon actress (Ted Knight Show, MASH, Just the 10 of Us)
1951 Philip Bailey rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
1952 Beth Henley Jackson MS, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker)
1952 Charles J Camarda New York NY, PhD/astronaut
1954 David Keith Knoxville TN, actor (Back Roads, Firestarter)
1954 Pat Meyers LPGA golfer
1955 Alex Van Halen Nijmegen Netherlands, rock drummer (Van Halen-1984, Jump)
1955 Stephen Furst Norfolk VA, actor (Animal House, Elliot-St Elsewhere)
1956 Gary Wilmot British? entertainer
1956 Jeff Madrigali Walnut Creek CA, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-96)
1957 Deana Deardruff US, 4 X 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
1957 Jeff Wincott Toronto Ontario Canada, actor (Night Heat)
1959 Ronnie Lott Albuquerque NM, NFL defensive back (San Fransisco 49er)
1961 Riaz Poonawalla cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
1962 Terry Baker CFL kicker (Montréal Alouettes)
1963 Clemens Lothaller Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup)
1964 Cheryl Richardson Palo Alto CA, actress (Jennie-General Hospital)
1964 Eric Brittingham rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
1964 Melissa Gilbert [Boxleitner/Brinkman] Los Angeles CA, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1964 Peter Gill rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or Mar/Jan 8]
1966 Eddie Brown CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968 Franklin Langham Augusta GA, Nike golfer (1993 Permian Basin Open)
1968 John Johnson NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
1968 Omar Camporese Italy, tennis star
1969 Brad Culpepper NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1969 Duane Forde CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 Swift Burch CFL defensive end (Montréal Alouettes)
1970 Christine Stark Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1970 Marco Heering soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1970 Michael Bevan cricketer (dashing New South Wales & Australian lefty bat)
1971 Carlos Brooks NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 Chris Wolf actor/musician (Guys Next Door)
1971 Stephen Ingram NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972 Chris Sanders NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)
1972 Keelin Curnuck Miss New York USA (1996)/Ms Venus Swimwear (1994)
1973 Wolf Wigo Abington PA, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1974 Calvin Branch cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1974 Colin Daynes Windsor Ontario, 68 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1974 Korey Stringer NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
1976 Oleg Tverdovsky Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1978 Cindy Parlow Memphis TN, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1978 Sandra Kleinova Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures-Turku-Finland)
1979 Jayna Cronin Geneva NY, dance skater (& Dreger-1997 National-13th)

 

 

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