Famous Birthdays on this Day, May 15:

1565 - Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam
1567 - Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi, Cremona Italy, composer (L'Orfeo)
1608 - René Goupil, French Catholic missionary (Canadian Martyrs) (d. 1642)
1720 - Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792)
1749 - Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
1754 - Pierre Dutillieu, composer
1759 - Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer
1764 - Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer
1773 - Clemens L Metternich, Austrian prince
1786 - General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)
1791 - Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance
1795 - Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
1802 - Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
1807 - Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
1808 - Gottfried Herrmann, composer
1808 - Michael William Balfe, composer
1810 - Jacob Thompson, (Confederacy), died in 1885
1813 - Stephen Heller, composer
1817 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
1819 - Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers)
1830 - Laurence Simmons Baker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1830 - Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
1841 - Giovanni Bolzoni, composer
1845 - Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, USSR, zoologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1908)
1848 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
1855 - Eduard earl of Keyserling, German writer (Dritte Stiege)
1855 - Graf Keyserling, writer
1856 - Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)
1857 - Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
1859 - Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)
1860 - Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of Woodrow Wilson
1862 - Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
1865 - Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
1873 - Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [NS]
1878 - Francisco Pujol, composer
1880 - Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
1883 - Stanley Robert Marchant, composer
1888 - Jean Wahl, French philosopher
1889 - Bessie Hillman, founder (Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America)
1890 - Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)
1891 - Chief Nipo T Strongheart, Yakima WA, US indian actor (Pony Soldier)
1891 - David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
1891 - Fritz Feigl, Austria, chemist (spot tests)
1891 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
1892 - Jimmy Wilde, boxer (d. 1969)
1893 - Michel Gusikoff, composer
1893 - Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes)
1895 - Charles Lamont, SF CA, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars)
1895 - William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
1898 - Arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)
1899 - Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
1901 - Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
1901 - Luis Monti, Argentine-Italian footballer (d. 1983)
1902 - Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
1903 - Anny Ondra, Czechoslovakia, actress (Blackmail, Manxman)
1903 - Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
1904 - Clifton Fadiman, Bkln NY, TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids)
1904 - Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Sweden, equest dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
1905 - Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)
1907 - Josef Alexander, composer
1907 - Phillip Piratin, communist
1907 - Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1908 - Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
1909 - James Mason, England, actor (Lolita, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil)
1909 - Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
1910 - Constance Cummings, Wash, actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour)
1910 - Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1949-65) [or Apr 20]
1911 - Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Galitzianer Cowboy)
1911 - Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
1911 - Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
1912 - Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
1912 - Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
1912 - Arthur Victor Berger, NYC, composer (Ideas of Order)
1914 - Jack Pepys, immunologist
1914 - Pierre Froidebise, composer
1914 - Turk Broda, ice hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
1915 - Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
1915 - Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)
1915 - Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
1916 - Bill Williams, Bkln NY, actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels)
1917 - Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist
1918 - Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)
1918 - Joseph Wiseman, Montreal, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables)
1919 - Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
1920 - Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
1922 - Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
1922 - Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
1923 - Richard Avedon, US, photographer (1957 ASMP award)
1923 - John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
1923 - Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
1924 - Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60)
1924 - Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
1924 - Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
1924 - Ursula Thiess, Hamburg, actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano)
1924 - Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
1925 - Andrey Yakoulevich Eshpay, composer
1925 - Emmanuel Ghent, composer
1925 - Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
1926 - Anthony Shaffer, twin brother playwright (Sleuth)
1926 - Clermont Pepin, composer
1926 - Peter Shaffer, twin brother playwright (5 Finger Exercise, Equus)
1929 - Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
1930 - Jasper Johns, Augusta, Ga, painter/sculptor (Green Target)
1931 - David Healy, actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton, Be My Guest)
1931 - F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
1931 - Ken Venturi, American golfer
1932 - John Glen, Thames England, actor (Spy Who Loves Me, Backfire)
1934 - David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick
1935 - Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)
1936 - Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)
1936 - Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
1936 - Jean Balissat, composer
1936 - Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
1936 - Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
1936 - Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
1937 - Trini Lopez, Trinidad, singer/guitarist (If I Had a Hammer)
1937 - Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State
1938 - Lenny Welch, Asbury Park NJ, (Breaking up is Hard to Do)
1938 - Mireille Darc, French actress
1939 - Brian Hartley, mathematician
1939 - Dorothy Shirley, British athlete
1940 - Beth Stone, LPGA golfer
1940 - Mireille Darc, Toulon France, actor (Week End, Hurried Man)
1940 - Paul Rudd, Boston Mass, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
1941 - Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)
1941 - K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
1941 - Lainie Kazan, Brooklyn, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches)
1941 - Richard Edward Wilson, composer
1942 - Anthony Wayne England, Indianapolis, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F)
1942 - Doug Lowe, 35th Premier of Tasmania
1943 - Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
1944 - Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)
1944 - Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
1944 - Tich, rocker
1944 - Bill Alter, Missouri State Senator
1945 - Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
1945 - Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, heir to the Portuguese crown
1946 - Chazz Palminteri, Bronx NY, actor (Jade, Diabolique, Bronx Tale)
1947 - Graham Goble, Adelaide,Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
1948 - Brian Eno, Woodbridge England, rock keyboardist/singer (On Land)
1949 - Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
1949 - Frank L Culbertson Jr, Charleston SC, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38)
1949 - Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Oly-96)
1950 - Nicholas Hammond, American actor
1951 - Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
1952 - Rick Waits, baseball pitcher (Rangers, Indians, Twins)
1953 - George Brett, WV, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)
1953 - Mike Oldfield, England, composer (Tubular Bells)
1954 - Bob Beauchemin, Winnipeg Canada, golfer (West Coast Open-1982, 83)
1954 - Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
1955 - Lee Horsley, Muleshoe Tx, actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston)
1956 - Alice Miller, Marysville CA, LPGA golfer (1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
1956 - Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
1957 - Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
1957 - Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
1958 - Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler
1959 - Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
1959 - Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
1960 - Rob Bowman, American film director
1961 - Anne Kelly, LPGA golfer
1961 - Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
1961 - Melle Mel, American musician
1963 - George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
1963 - Grant Herslov, LA Calif, actor (Wayne-Spencer, Under One Roof)
1964 - Pamela Dukes, Bronx NY, discus thrower
1964 - Pierre Trentin, France, 1K time trials (Olympic-gold-1968)
1965 - Dan Stryzinski, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
1965 - Glen Hnatiuk, Selkirk Manitoba, Nike golfer (1992 Mississippi Gulf)
1965 - Jeff Rochlin, Bkln NY, actor (Cutting Class, Splitz, Taps)
1965 - Raí, Brazilian footballer
1966 - Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1967 - John Smoltz, Detroit MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young)
1967 - Omar Vizquel, Caracas Venezuela, shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians)
1967 - Madhuri Dixit, Indian actress
1968 - James "Jim" Neil, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleve Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
1968 - Todd Porter, NJ, actor (Hamilton-Whiz Kids)
1968 - Cecilia Malmström, Swedish politician
1968 - Seth Putnam, American musician
1969 - Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader)
1969 - Holly McPeak, Manhattan Beach CA, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1969 - Hideki Irabu, Japanese baseball player
1969 - Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
1970 - Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
1970 - Desmond Howard, NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders)
1970 - Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
1970 - Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
1970 - Prince Be, rapper (PM Dawn)
1970 - Rod Smith, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1970 - Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1970 - Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
1970 - Rod Smith, American football player
1971 - Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayak (Olympics-6th-96)
1971 - Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
1972 - David Charvet, actor (Melrose Place)
1972 - Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
1972 - Tirrell Greene, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 - Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Phila Eagles)
1973 - Suzannah Bianco, San Jose CA, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96)
1973 - Vic"Tori"a Davey Spelling, LA Ca, actress (Donna-Beverly Hills 90210)
1974 - A J Hinch, Wavely IA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 - Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
1974 - Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
1974 - Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
1975 - Ray Lewis, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 - Ray Lewis, American football player
1976 - Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
1976 - Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
1976 - Ryan Leaf, American football player
1978 - Amy Chow, San Jose Calif, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96)
1978 - David Krumholtz, NYC, actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons)
1978 - Krissy Taylor, model
1978 - Edu, Brazilian footballer
1978 - Dwayne DeRosario, Canadian footballer
1978 - Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
1980 - Josh Beckett, American baseball player
1980 - Rocky Marquette, American actor
1981 - Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne
1981 - Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer
1981 - Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
1981 - Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
1982 - Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
1982 - Alex Breckenridge, American actress
1982 - Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
1982 - Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor
1982 - Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
1983 - Devin Bronson, American guitarist (Avril Lavigne)
1984 - Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
1985 - Cristiane, Brazilian footballer
1986 - Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
1986 - Adam Moffat, Scottish football player
1986 - Kyle Loza,Freestyle Motocross Rider
1987 - Ersan Ilyasova, Turkish basketball player
1987 - Jennylyn Mercado, Filipina actress and singer
1987 - Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player
1990 - Joe Mattock, English football player
1995 - Ksenia Sitnik, Belarusian singer
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