May 5

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Birthdays


Soren Kierkegaard 1813 - Philosopher, poet, theologian


Karl Marx 1818 - Socialist writer ("Das Kapital", "The Communist Manifesto"), founder of communism


John B. Stetson 1830 - Hat manufacturer, inventor of cowboy hat


Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochran Seaman) 1865 - Journalist, wrote about taboo subjects for her time period (divorce, poverty, capital punishment, insanity), women’s rights advocate


Charles Bender 1884 - Baseball pitcher


Christopher Morley 1890 - Writer (New York Evening Post, Saturday Review), novelist


Tyrone Power (Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.) 1913 - Actor ("The Mark of Zorro", "The Eddie Duchin Story")


Duane Carter 1913 - Auto racer


Alice Faye (Alice Jeanne Leppert) 1915 - Actress ("State Fair")


Arthur Schawlow 1921 - American physicist


Ann B. Davis (Ann Bradford Davis) 1926 - Actress ("The Brady Bunch")


Art Pollard 1927 - Auto racer


Pat Carroll 1927 - Comedienne, actress ("The Ted Knight Show")


Ace Cannon (John Henry Cannon Jr.) 1934 - Saxophonist


Johnnie Taylor 1934 - Singer


Jose (Antonio Rodriguez) Pagan 1935 - Baseball player


Sandy Baron (Sanford Beresofsky) 1937 - Comedian, actor ("This Must Be Belgium")


Roni Stoneman (Veronica Loretta "Roni" Stoneman) 1938 - Banjo player (Hee Haw gang)


Michael Murphy 1938 - Actor ("Batman Returns")


Lance Henriksen 1940 - Actor ("The Last Samurai", "Dog Day Afternoon")


Tommy (Vann) Helms 1941 - Baseball player


Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh) 1942 - Country singer


Michael Palin 1943 - Comedian, actor ("Monty Python’s Flying Circus", "A Fish Called Wanda")


Roger Rees 1944 - Actor ("Robin Hood: Men in Tights", "If Looks Could Kill")


John Rhys-Davies 1944 - Actor


Jean-Pierre Léaud 1944 - Actor ("Last Tango in Paris")


Larry (Eugene) Hisle 1947 - Baseball player


John Hummer 1948 - Basketball player


Bill Ward 1948 - Musician (Black Sabbath)


Nick Bebout 1951 - Football player


Richard E. Grant 1957 - Actor ("Ready to Wear", "Bram Stoker’s Dracula")


John Miller 1958 - Broadcast journalist


Annette Bening 1959 - Actress


Ian McCullouch 1959 - Musician (Echo and the Bunnymen)


Gary Daly 1962 - Singer (China Crisis)


Kevin Mooney 1962 - Musician (Adam & The Ants)


Kevin James LaBrie 1963 - Musician (Dream Theater), Dream Theater Merchandise


Tina Yothers 1973 - Actress ("Family Ties")


Craig David 1981 - Singer


Danielle Fishel 1981 - Actress ("Boy Meets World"), author


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