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Notable Birthdays on May 15

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