May 1

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1764 - Architect known for his design of the United States Capitol and the Baltimore Basilica

George Inness 1825 - American landscape painter

James Graham 1878 - Scottish nobleman, politician

Leo Sowerby 1895 - Composer, musician, won Pulitzer Prize fro music in 1946

Kate Smith 1909 - Singer

Archie Williams 1915 - Olympic athlete

Glen Ford 1916 - Actor ("Gilda", "The Courtship of Eddie's Father")

John Beradino (Giovanni Berardino) 1917 - Baseball player, actor

Jack Paar 1918 - Radio and television comedian, talk show host ("The Tonight Show")

Dan O'Herlihy 1919 - Actor ("Macbeth (1948)", "Robinson Crusoe")

Julian Goodman 1922 - CEO for NBC, was on Richard Nixon's master list of political opponents

Joseph Heller 1923 - Novelist, short story writer, playwright

Terry Southern 1924 - Author, essayist, screenwriter

Scott Carpenter 1925 - One of NASA's original seven astronauts

Chuck Bednarik 1925 - Football player

Sonny James (James Loden) 1928 - Country music singer and songwriter

Ollie Matson (Ollie Genoa Matson II) 1930 - Football player

Little Walter (Marion Walter Jacobs) 1930 - Musician

Judy Collins (Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins) 1939 - Singer and songwriter

Bobbie Ann Mason 1940 - Novelist, short story writer, essayist, literary critic

Stephen Macht 1942 - Actor

Mimi Farina (Mimi Baez Fariņa) 1945 - Singer, songwriter

Rita Coolidge 1945 - Singer

Nick Fortune 1946 - Musician (The Buckinghams)

Jerry Heard 1947 - Golfer

Douglas Barr 1949 - Actor, writer, director

Dann Florek 1951 - Actor ("Law and Order: SVU")

Ray Parker Jr. 1954 - Singer (Raydio)

Nick Feldman 1955 - Musician (Wang Chung)

Steve Farris 1957 - Musician (Mr. Mister)

Phil Smith 1959 - Musician (Haircut 100)

Wayne Hancock 1965 - Country musician

Charlie Schlatter 1966 - Actor ("Diagnosis: Murder")

Johnny Colt 1966 - Musician (The Black Crowes)

Tim McGraw 1967 - Country musician

D'Arcy Wreztky 1968 - Musician (Smashing Pumpkins)

Wes Anderson 1969 - Director

Julie Benz 1972 - Actress ("Dexter," "Angel")

Curtis Martin 1973 - Football player

Darius McCrary 1976 - Actor ("Family Matters"), singer

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