May 12

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Birthdays


Edward Lear 1812 - Poet, illustrator

Lord Grimthorpe (Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe, Q.C.) 1816 - Lawyer, horologist, architect

Florence Nightingale 1820 - Nurse, contributed to modern nursing procedures, author

Dante Rossetti 1828 - Poet, artist, brother of poet Christian Rossetti

Jules Massenet 1842 - French composer

Gabriel Urbain Fauré 1845 - French composer, pianist

Mildred McAfee 1900 - Captain Mildred McAfee (Horton), first director of U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service)

Katherine Hepburn 1907 - Actress ("Morning Glory", "On Golden Pond [1981]", "The Rainmaker")

Howard K. Smith 1914 - Journalist, TV anchorman

Mary Kay Ash 1915 - U.S. businesswoman and the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc., born Mary Kathlyn Wagner

Joe Maphis 1921 - (Otis W.) Joe Maphis, country singer, entertainer, songwriter

Bob Goldham 1922 - Hockey player

John Simon (John Ivan Simon) 1925 - Author and literary, theater, and film critic.

Yogi Berra 1925 - Baseball player, manager

Burt Bacharach 1929 - Composer

Samuel Nujoma 1929 - President of Namibia

Felipe (Felipe Rojas) Alou 1935 - Baseball player

John Bucyk 1935 - Hockey player

Tom Snyder 1936 - Journalist, television host

Frank Stella 1936 - Abstract artist, sculptor, painter

George Carlin 1937 - Comedian, actor

Susan Hampshire 1938 - Actress ("Cry Terror", "David Copperfield")

Millie Perkins 1938 - Actress ("Wall Street", "Ensign Pulver")

Ronald L. Ziegler 1939 - Journalist, Press Secretary for U.S. President Richard M. Nixon

Jayotis Washington 1941 - Musician (The Persuasions)

Billy Swan 1942 - Singer, songwriter

Ted (Theodore Rodger) Kubiak 1942 - Baseball player

Ian Dury 1942 - Singer (Ian Dury and the Blockheads)

David Walker 1943 - Musician (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)

Linda Dano (Linda Rae Wildermuth) 1943 - Actress

Ian McLagan 1946 - Musician

Steve Winwood 1948 - Musician (Blind Faith, Traffic, Spencer Davis Group)

Lindsay Crouse 1948 - Actress ("The Juror", "Slap Shot", "Traps")

Billy Squier 1950 - Singer

Pat (Patrick Leonard) Darcy 1950 - Baseball player

Gabriel Byrne 1950 - Actor ("In Treatment")

Bruce Boxleitner 1950 - Actor ("Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "The Babe")

Kix Brooks 1955 - Musician (Brooks and Dunn)

Lou Whitaker 1957 - Baseball player, nicknamed "Sweet Lou"

Kim Greist 1958 - Actress ("Homeward Bound" movies, "Chicago Hope")

Kevin Bass 1959 - Baseball player

Ving Rhames 1961 - Actor

Billy Duffy 1961 - Musician (The Cult)

Emilio Estevez 1962 - Actor ("Breakfast Club", "The Mighty Ducks" movies, "Young Guns"), Martin Sheen's son, Charlie Sheen's brother

Vanessa Williams 1963 - Actress

Eddie Kilgallon 1965 - Musician (Ricochet)

Stephen Baldwin 1966 - Actor ("Born on the Fourth of July"), brother of Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin

Tony Hawk 1968 - Skateboarder

Kim Fields 1969 - Actress ("The Facts of Life")

Samantha Mathis 1970 - Actress

Jamie Luner 1971 - Actress ("Melrose Place")

Mackenzie Astin 1973 - Actor

Jason Biggs 1978 - Actor ("American Pie" movies)

Malin Akerman 1978 - Actress

Steve Smith 1979 - Football player

Emily VanCamp 1986 - Actress ("Brothers & Sisters")

Malcolm David Kelley 1992 - Actor ("Lost")

Sawyer Sweeten 1995 - Actor ("Everybody Loves Raymond")

Sullivan Sweeten 1995 - Actor ("Everybody Loves Raymond")

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