May 1 - Births

Births

  • 1218 – John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
  • 1218 – Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
  • 1225 – Jean de Joinville, French writer (d. 1317)
  • 1285 – Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
  • 1582 – Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  • 1585 – Sophia Olelkovich Radziwill, Belarusian saint (d. 1612)
  • 1591 – Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German Jesuit missionary (d. 1666)
  • 1594 – John Haynes, American magistrate and politician
  • 1672 – Joseph Addison, English politician and writer (d. 1719)
  • 1730 – Sir Joshua Rowley, 1st Baronet, English admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1738 – King Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (d. 1819)
  • 1764 – Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
  • 1769 – Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
  • 1803 – James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet (d. 1849)
  • 1824 – Alexander William Williamson, English chemist (d. 1904)
  • 1825 – Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician (d. 1898)
  • 1825 – George Inness, American painter (d. 1894)
  • 1827 – Jules Breton, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1829 – José de Alencar, Brazilian novelist (d. 1877)
  • 1829 – Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys, English painter (d. 1904)
  • 1830 – Guido Gezelle, Flemish poet and priest (d. 1899)
  • 1831 – Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (d. 1903)
  • 1847 – Henry Demarest Lloyd, American journalist (d. 1903)
  • 1848 – Adelsteen Normann, Norwegian painter (d. 1919)
  • 1850 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (d. 1942)
  • 1851 – Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • 1852 – Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman (d. 1903)
  • 1852 – Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
  • 1855 – Cecilia Beaux, American painter (d. 1942)
  • 1857 – Theo Van Gogh, Dutch art dealer and brother of Vincent Van Gogh (d. 1891)
  • 1862 – Marcel Prévost, French author and dramatist (d. 1941)
  • 1864 – Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
  • 1872 – Harry Leon Wilson, American novelist (d. 1939)
  • 1872 – Sidónio Pais, Portuguese politician and diplomat (d. 1918)
  • 1874 – Paul Van Asbroeck, Belgian sports shooter (d. 1959)
  • 1874 – Romaine Brooks, American painter (d. 1970)
  • 1881 – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French palaeontologist and philosopher (d. 1955)
  • 1884 – Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English politician, naval officer and race car driver (d. 1964)
  • 1885 – Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1885 – Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor, painter (d. 1973)
  • 1887 – Alan Gordon Cunningham, English army officer (d. 1983)
  • 1896 – Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • 1896 – Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  • 1896 – J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1900 – Ignazio Silone, Italian author and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1901 – Sterling Allen Brown, American professor and critic (d. 1989)
  • 1901 – Heinz Eric Roemheld, American composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901 – Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • 1905 – Henry Koster, German director (d. 1988)
  • 1905 – Paul Desruisseaux, Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1906 – Horst Schumann, German Nazi physician (d. 1983)
  • 1907 – Hayes Alvis, American jazz musician (Mills Blue Rhythm Band) (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Oliver Hill, American attorney (d. 2007)
  • 1907 – Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1908 – Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1908 – Morris Kline, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Yiannis Ritsos, Greek poet, winner of the Lenin Peace Prize (d. 1990)
  • 1910 – J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer, professor, and ufologist (d. 1986)
  • 1911 – Wilfred Watson, English-Canadian poet, playwright, and professor (b. 1998)
  • 1912 – Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander and admiral (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (d. 1980)
  • 1915 – Hanns Martin Schleyer, German business executive (d. 1977)
  • 1915 – Archie Williams, American athlete and teacher (d. 1993)
  • 1916 – Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1917 – Danielle Darrieux, French actress and singer
  • 1917 – Ahron Soloveichik, Russian rabbi and scholar (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1918 – Raymond Mailloux, Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1918 – Jack Paar, American comedian, author, and television host (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Lewis Hill, American pacifist and founder of Pacifica Radio (d. 1957)
  • 1919 – Manna Dey, Indian singer
  • 1919 – Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Moroccan politician, Prime Minister of Morocco
  • 1921 – Vladimir Colin, Romanian author (d. 1991)
  • 1921 – Boo Morcom, American runner (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Alastair Gillespie, Canadian politician
  • 1923 – Joseph Heller, American novelist (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Antônio Maria Mucciolo, Brazilian archbishop (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Art Fleming, American game show host (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – Karel Kachyňa, Czech director (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Terry Southern, American screenwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1925 – Chuck Bednarik, American football player
  • 1925 – Scott Carpenter, American astronaut
  • 1925 – Sardar Fazlul Karim, Bangladeshi scholar and philosopher
  • 1926 – Peter Lax, Hungarian mathematician
  • 1927 – Gary Bertini, Israeli conductor (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Laura Betti, Italian actress (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Desmond Titterington, English race car driver (d. 2002)
  • 1929 – Ralf Dahrendorf, German sociologist and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1929 – Sonny James, American singer-songwriter
  • 1930 – Richard Riordan, American politician
  • 1930 – Little Walter, American harmonica player (d. 1968)
  • 1931 – Jacques Languirand, Canadian radio host, writer, and actor
  • 1934 – Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
  • 1934 – Shirley Horn, American singer and pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Ann Robinson, American actress
  • 1936 – Jerry Mander, American author and activist
  • 1937 – Una Stubbs, English actress
  • 1939 – Judy Collins, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1939 – Victor Davies, Canadian composer, pianist, and conductor
  • 1939 – Max Robinson, American journalist (d. 1988)
  • 1940 – Bobbie Ann Mason, American novelist and critic
  • 1940 – Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  • 1941 – Asil Nadir, Turkish-Cypriot businessman,
  • 1942 – Stephen Macht, American actor
  • 1943 – Vassal Gadoengin, Nauruan politician (d. 2004)
  • 1944 – Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  • 1945 – Rita Coolidge, American singer
  • 1946 – Joanna Lumley, English actress
  • 1946 – John Woo, Hong Kong director
  • 1947 – Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • 1948 – Patricia Hill Collins, American scholar
  • 1949 – Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (d. 2010)
  • 1949 – Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow, The Work, and K-Space)
  • 1949 – Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle Designer and Builder, co-founder of Orange County Choppers
  • 1950 – John Diehl, American actor
  • 1950 – Dann Florek, American actor
  • 1950 – Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer
  • 1951 – Sally Mann, American photographer
  • 1951 – Antony Worrall Thompson, English chef
  • 1953 – Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer
  • 1954 – Fred Chichin, French musician and songwriter (Les Rita Mitsouko) (d. 2007)
  • 1954 – Ray Parker Jr., American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Raydio)
  • 1954 – Joel Rosenberg, Canadian-American author (d. 2011)
  • 1955 – Nick Feldman, English musician (Wang Chung)
  • 1955 – Martin O'Donnell, American composer
  • 1956 – Catherine Frot, French actress
  • 1956 – Phil Foglio, American cartoonist and comic book artist
  • 1956 – Frank Szymanski, German politician
  • 1957 – Kow Otani, Japanese composer
  • 1959 – Yasmina Reza, French playwright, actress, novelist, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Lawrence Seeff, South African cricketer
  • 1960 – Steve Cauthen, American jockey
  • 1961 – Clint Malarchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 – Marilyn Milian, American judge
  • 1962 – Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress
  • 1962 – Ted Sundquist, American football player and manager
  • 1964 – Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater
  • 1964 – Lady Sarah Chatto, English daughter of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
  • 1966 – Charlie Schlatter, American actor
  • 1966 – Olaf Thon, German footballer
  • 1967 – Tim McGraw, American singer and actor
  • 1968 – Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
  • 1968 – Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  • 1968 – Denise Masino, American bodybuilder
  • 1968 – D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (The Smashing Pumpkins and Catherine)
  • 1969 – Wes Anderson, American director and writer
  • 1969 – Billy Owens, American basketball player
  • 1971 – Ethan Albright, American football player
  • 1971 – Ajith Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1972 – Julie Benz, American actress
  • 1972 – Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the masterminds behind the September 11 attacks
  • 1972 – Earl Va'a, Samoan rugby player
  • 1973 – Mike Jesse, German footballer
  • 1973 – Curtis Martin, American football player
  • 1973 – Oliver Neuville, German footballer
  • 1974 – Kellie Crawford, Australian singer and actress (Hi-5 and Teen Queens)
  • 1975 – Austin Croshere, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
  • 1975 – Nina Hossain, English journalist
  • 1975 – Jodhi May, English actress
  • 1975 – Alexey Smertin, Russian footballer
  • 1976 – Darius McCrary, American actor
  • 1977 – Vera Lischka, Austrian swimmer and politician
  • 1978 – Sachie Hara, Japanese actress
  • 1978 – Nick Traina, American singer-songwriter (Link 80) (d. 1997)
  • 1979 – Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
  • 1979 – Michael Harvey, English rapper, footballer, and actor (So Solid Crew)
  • 1980 – Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver
  • 1980 – Jay Reatard, American singer-songwriter and musician (Lost Sounds) (d. 2010)
  • 1980 – Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • 1981 – Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1981 – Alexander Hleb, Belarusian footballer
  • 1981 – Wes Welker, American football player
  • 1982 – Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
  • 1982 – Darijo Srna, Croatian footballer
  • 1983 – Alain Bernard, French swimmer
  • 1983 – Human Tornado, American wrestler
  • 1984 – David Backes, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
  • 1984 – Farah Fath, American actress
  • 1984 – Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer
  • 1984 – Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese singer and actor (NEWS)
  • 1984 – Mark Seaby, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985 – Drew Sidora, American actress
  • 1986 – Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1986 – Adam Casey, Australian association footballer
  • 1986 – Brent Stanton, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987 – Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Matt Di Angelo, English actor
  • 1987 – Glen Coffee, American football player
  • 1987 – Marcus Drum, Australian rules footballer
  • 1987 – Amir Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
  • 1988 – Nicholas Braun, American actor
  • 1988 – Anushka Sharma, Indian actress and model
  • 1989 – Poļina Jeļizarova, Latvian athlete
  • 1989 – Tim Urban, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
  • 1989 – Alejandro Arribas, Spanish footballer
  • 1990 – Uriel Álvarez, Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress
  • 1991 – Creagen Dow, American actor
  • 1991 – Abdisalam Ibrahim, Somali-Norwegian footballer
  • 1992 – Yū Kikkawa, Japanese singer
  • 1992 – Matěj Vydra, Czech footballer
  • 1993 – Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, French footballer
  • 1997 – Ariel Gade, American actress

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