Famous Birthdays on this Day, May 21:

1471 - Albrecht Durer, Nornberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
1527 - Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)
1633 - Joseph de La Barre, composer
1653 - Eleonora Maria Josefa of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1697)
1671 - Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer
1680 - Frederich Karl Erbach, composer
1688 - Alexander Pope, England, poet (Rape of the Lock)
1720 - Antonio Corbisiero, composer
1722 - Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer
1755 - Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)
1763 - Joseph Fouché, French statesman (d. 1820)
1775 - Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano
1780 - Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse
1792 - Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis, French scientist (d. 1843)
1796 - Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), died in 1876
1821 - John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
1822 - Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1822 - Mosby Monroe Parsons, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1865
1825 - George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1826 - Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
1827 - William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
1832 - Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
1834 - Charles-Albert Gobat, Switz, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902)
1835 - Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 - Frantisek Chvostek, Moravian physician (d. 1884)
1841 - Joseph Parry, composer
1843 - Louis Renault, French lawyer
1843 - Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician (d. 1914)
1850 - Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
1851 - Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
1853 - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
1855 - Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
1858 - Jose Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
1860 - Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
1864 - Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
1865 - C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages
1867 - John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
1867 - Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer
1872 - Henry Warren, Boston Mass, inventor (Telechon electric clock)
1873 - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
1873 - Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
1873 - Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
1878 - Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane)
1878 - Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN)
1880 - Pablo Luna y Carne, composer
1880 - Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
1882 - Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
1884 - Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
1885 - Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, wife of Prince William of Wied (d.1936)
1887 - Mabel Taliaferro, NYC, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back)
1888 - May Aufderheide, composer
1890 - Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
1892 - John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)
1893 - Arthur Carr, cricket capt (England v Australia 1926)
1893 - Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
1898 - Armand Hammer, NYC, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum)
1898 - Karel Haba, composer
1899 - Ilse Lagner, writer
1899 - Ralph Sanford, Springfield Mass, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
1901 - Horace Heidt, Alameda Calif, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon)
1901 - Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
1902 - Earl Averill, baseball player (d. 1983)
1902 - Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
1903 - Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
1903 - Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
1903 - Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
1904 - Fats Waller, [Thomas Wright], jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin')
1904 - Robert Montgomery, Beacon NY, actor/dir (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
1905 - Edward Lockspeiser, composer
1906 - Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
1909 - Guy de Rothschild, French banker
1909 - François-Albert Angers, Quebec economist (d. 2003)
1912 - John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
1912 - Monty Stratton, baseball player (d. 1982)
1913 - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
1916 - Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)
1916 - Helen Willis Moody Roark, tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)
1916 - Joseph Janni, producer
1916 - Leonard Manasseh, architect
1916 - Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
1917 - Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
1917 - Heather Swift, local councillor
1917 - Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
1917 - Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
1917 - Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
1918 - Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
1919 - Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
1919 - Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
1920 - Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
1921 - Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)
1923 - Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
1923 - Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
1923 - Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
1924 - Peggy Cass, Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame)
1924 - Robert Parris, Philadelphia, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings)
1926 - Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
1926 - Joseph Horovitz, composer
1926 - Rick Jason, NYC, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn)
1926 - Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
1927 - George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
1927 - Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
1929 - Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
1929 - Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for S Africa, 108 v England 1955)
1929 - Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
1930 - David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1930 - Malcolm Fraser, PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83)
1930 - Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)
1931 - Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
1931 - George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988-93)
1932 - G Wohmann, writer
1932 - John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
1932 - Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
1933 - Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
1933 - Maurice André, French trumpeter
1934 - Phillip King, British sculptor
1934 - Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
1935 - Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
1936 - Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
1936 - Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)
1938 - David Groh, Bkln NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)
1938 - Urs Widmer, writer
1939 - Heinz Holliger, composer
1941 - Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1941 - Ronald Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1941 - Martin Carthy, English musician
1942 - David Hunt, Wales sec of state
1942 - Robert C Springer, St Louis, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)
1943 - Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 - Janet Dailey, US, author
1944 - Manual Pina, fashion designer
1944 - Marcie Blane, rocker
1944 - Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
1944 - Mike Degett, horse trainer
1945 - Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
1946 - David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
1946 - Ronald Bear, actor/director (Havana, Make-up)
1947 - Bill Champlin, Oakland Ca, rocker
1947 - Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
1947 - Richard Hatch, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1947 - Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
1948 - Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1948 - Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
1949 - Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
1949 - Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
1949 - Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
1950 - Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
1951 - Al Franken, comedian/writer/actor (SNL, Stuart Saves His Family)
1952 - Mr T, [Lawrence Tero], Chicago, actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)
1952 - Mr. T, American actor
1954 - Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)
1954 - Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
1954 - Marc Ribot, American musician
1955 - John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
1955 - Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
1955 - Stan Lynch, Gainesville Fl, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers)
1955 - Paul Barber, British field hockey player
1957 - Judge Reinhold, Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1957 - Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1957 - Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
1957 - Nadine Dorries, British politician
1957 - Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress
1958 - Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
1958 - Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
1958 - Jefery Levy, American television director
1959 - Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director
1960 - Mark Kevin Carnevale, Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga)
1960 - Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
1960 - Mohanlal, Indian actor
1961 - Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
1963 - Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
1963 - Richard Appel, American writer
1963 - Kevin Shields, Musician (My Bloody Valentine)
1964 - Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
1964 - Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
1964 - Tommy Albelin, Stockholm Swe, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1964 - Danny Bailey, English footballer
1964 - Nancy Daus, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1964 - Carolyn Lawrence, American actress
1966 - Manon Kelley, Quebec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2)
1967 - Cindy Haley, Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)
1967 - Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
1967 - Todd Doohan, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ont Amateur-92)
1967 - Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1968 - Julie Vega, Filipino child actress and singer (d. 1985)
1968 - Matthias Ungemach, German rower
1969 - Reid Simpson, Flin Flon, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1969 - Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress
1969 - Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer
1970 - Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1970 - Roman Turek, Strakonice CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep, Oly-98)
1970 - Scott "Munnster" Munn, Larkspur Calif, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Veronica Sanchez, Michoan Mexico, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
1970 - Carl Veart, Australian former footballer
1971 - Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
1971 - Jeff Stavroff, Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)
1972 - Alesha Oreskovich, Tampa FL, playmate (Jun, 1993)
1972 - Liliko Ogasawara, Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1972 - Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
1973 - Noel Fielding, British comedian
1974 - Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
1974 - Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
1975 - Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
1976 - Deron Miller, American rock musician
1976 - Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
1977 - Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
1977 - Ricky Williams, American football player
1978 - Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Briana Banks, German-American pornographic actress
1978 - Jamaal Magloire, Canadian professional basketballer
1978 - Adam Gontier, Canadian singer Three Days Grace
1979 - Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian footballer
1979 - Gaspard Augé, French musician
1979 - Jesse Capelli, Canadian pornographic actress
1979 - James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
1979 - Jamie Hepburn, Member of the Scottish Parliament
1979 - Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter
1980 - Chris Raab, American actor
1981 - Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1981 - Belladonna, American pornographic actress
1981 - Max, German singer
1981 - Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player
1984 - Lorena Ayala, Spanish-Dutch model and beauty queen
1984 - Brandon Fields, National Football League punter
1985 - Frustaci Septuplets, Calif, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7
1985 - Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
1985 - Kano, British rapper
1985 - Mutya Buena, English singer (ex-Sugababes)
1985 - Marco Carta, Italian singer
1986 - Myra, Mexican-American singer
1987 - Ashlie Brillault, American actress
1988 - Jonathan Howson, English footballer
1991 - Sarah Ramos, American actress
1992 - Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
1994 - Tom Daley, English diver
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