Friday, 6 May 2011

Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for 6th May 

Results 1 - 247


973 - Henry II, Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24)
1397 - Sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1450)
1501 - Marcellus II, [Marcello Cervini], Italy, humanist/Pope (1555, 22 days)
1581 - Frans Francken, the Younger, painter
1606 - Lorenzo Lippi, [Perlone Zipoli], poet/painter
1638 - Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1696)
1713 - Charles Batteux, French philosopher (d. 1780)
1758 - Maximilien Robespierre, Arras Fr, French revolutionary/avocat (1781)
1759 - Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
1769 - Ferdinand III, archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane
1769 - Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1824)
1785 - Arvir A Afzelius, Swedish story teller
1786 - Ludwig Borne, writer
1790 - Vaclav Vilem Wurfel, composer
1797 - Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
1800 - Ferdinand Marcucci, composer
1800 - Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat and general (d. 1881)
1801 - George Sears Greene, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1802 - Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer, artist
1806 - Chapin Aaron Harris, US, found America Society of Dental Surgeons
1809 - William Walker, composer
1812 - Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, 1st black major in US Medical Corp
1813 - Joseph Tarr Copeland, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1814 - Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
1814 - Wilhelm Ernst, violinist/composer
1825 - Joseph Bailey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1829 - Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England
1830 - Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest/poet
1838 - Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer
1843 - Grove Karl Gilbert, geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah
1849 - Wyatt Eaton, artist
1856 - Robert Edwin Peary, US, arctic explorer (North Pole-Apr 6 1909)
1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austria, cigar smoker, father of psychology
1858 - Georges Adolphe Hue, composer
1859 - Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist
1859 - Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice)
1861 - Radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)
1861 - Motilal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
1868 - Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
1868 - Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)
1869 - Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/archivist
1870 - Amedos Peter Giannine, San Jose Calif, founded Bank of America
1870 - John McClutcheon, cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931)
1871 - August Reusner, composer
1871 - Ch Morgenstern, writer
1871 - Victor Grignard, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
1872 - Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (d. 1934)
1875 - William Daniel Leahy, Iowa, 5 star admiral/chief of staff (1949)
1879 - Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
1879 - Bedrich Hrozny, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
1880 - Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
1882 - Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
1883 - Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]
1888 - Emmanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73)
1889 - Arthur Morison, typographer
1890 - Claire Whitney, NY, silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine)
1894 - Filip Lazar, composer
1895 - Rudolph Valentino, Castellaneta Italy, sheik/actor (Eagle)
1895 - Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
1895 - Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
1897 - Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube)
1898 - Daniel Gerber, Freemont Mi, beloved by babies at mealtime
1899 - Billy Cotton, British entertainer (d. 1969)
1902 - Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
1902 - Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
1902 - Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
1903 - Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
1904 - Catherine Lacey, London England, actress (Sorcerors)
1904 - Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
1904 - Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
1904 - Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
1905 - Norman De Tar, composer
1905 - [Bernard] Toots Shor, raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor)
1906 - Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician
1906 - Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)
1907 - Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets)
1908 - Necil Kazim Akses, composer
1909 - Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)
1910 - Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist
1912 - Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
1912 - Bill Quinn, NYC, actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family)
1912 - Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
1913 - Carmen Cavallaro, NYC, actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe)
1913 - Gyula David, composer
1913 - Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist
1913 - Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
1913 - Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner
1913 - Stewart Granger, [James Stewart], London, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1915 - George Perle, Bayonne NJ, composer (12 Tone Tonality)
1915 - John Arnold, British high court judge
1915 - May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao, sculptor
1915 - Orson Welles, Kenosha Wisc, actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds)
1915 - Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
1916 - Adriana Caselotti, animation voice (Show White)
1917 - Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
1918 - Godfrey Ridout, composer
1918 - Sydney Chatton, England
1919 - Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey
1920 - John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
1921 - Erich Freid, writer
1921 - Freddy Randall, jazz trumpeteer
1921 - Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
1922 - Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
1922 - Carlos J Moorhead, (Rep-R-CA, 1973- )
1922 - John Ernest, constructionist artist
1922 - Pat Harder, Milwaukee, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions)
1922 - Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Elizabeth Sellars, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden)
1923 - Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
1923 - Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
1924 - Mimi Benzell, Bridgeport Ct, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto)
1924 - Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
1925 - Patrick Meany, CEO (Rank Organization)
1926 - John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
1926 - Marguerite Piazza, New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway)
1926 - [Martin] Ross Hunter, Cleveland OH, actor (Ever Since Paris)
1926 - Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
1927 - Ettore Manni, Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell)
1927 - Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v Engld 1954, scored 0 & 30)
1928 - Robert Poujade, French politician
1929 - John Polk Allen, Carnegie Okla, CEO (Biosphere 2)
1929 - John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
1929 - Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
1931 - Marvin Leath, (Rep-D-TX, 1979- )
1931 - Willie Mays, baseball centerfielder, "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954)
1932 - Gunther Hauk, composer
1932 - John Bond, cricket umpire
1932 - Viscount Coke, English large landowner/art collector
1933 - Lord Pender
1934 - Richard C Shelby, (Rep-D-AL (1979-86)/Sen-D-AL, 1987- )
1936 - Joanna Dunham, actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood)
1936 - Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
1936 - Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
1937 - Rubin Carter, American boxer
1938 - Eleanor Platt, QC
1938 - Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician
1938 - Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality
1939 - Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
1939 - Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
1939 - Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
1940 - Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
1940 - Murray Sidlin, Baltimore Maryland, conductor (Natl Symph 1973-77)
1941 - Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
1941 - Ghena Dimitrova, actress (Nabucco)
1942 - Colin Earl, rocker
1942 - Rin Kaiho, professional Go player
1943 - Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
1944 - Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
1944 - Masanori Murakami, First Japanese baseball player in major leagues
1945 - Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, folk singer (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
1945 - Richard Eyers, LA Calif, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West)
1945 - Victoria Bond, composer
1946 - Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
1946 - Susan Brown, actress (Gail Baldwin-General Hospital)
1947 - Andy Roberts, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976)
1947 - Ben Masters, Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)
1947 - Dennis Cowan, London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1947 - Richard "Dick" Fosbury, Portland Ore, high jumper (Oly-gold-68)
1947 - Sandra Fisher, painter
1947 - Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
1947 - Alan Dale, New Zealand actor
1948 - Richard Cox, NYC, actor (Mark-Executive Suite)
1949 - David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
1950 - Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)
1951 - Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
1952 - Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
1952 - Christian Clavier, French actor
1952 - Michael O'Hare, American actor
1953 - Lynn Whitfield, Baton Rouge, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice)
1953 - Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 )
1953 - Michelle Courchesne, Quebec politician
1953 - Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
1954 - Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut
1954 - Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
1955 - Donald A Thomas, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94)
1955 - John Hutton, MP
1955 - Tom Bergeron, American game show host
1958 - Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
1959 - Charles Hendry, MP
1959 - Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1959 - Kate Collins, Boston Mass, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children)
1959 - Scott Hood, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd)
1960 - Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
1960 - Julianne Phillips, Lake Oswego Oregon, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters)
1960 - Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
1960 - John Flansburgh, American musician
1960 - Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
1961 - Clay O'Brien, Ray Az, actor (Weedy-Cowboys)
1961 - George Clooney, Lexington Kentucky, actor (Dr Douglas Ross-ER, Batman)
1961 - Roma Downey, Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)
1962 - Lori Singer, Corpus Christi TX, actress (Jurasic Park)
1962 - Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
1962 - Adam Yellin, American record producer
1963 - Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
1964 - Dana Hill [Goetz], Van Nuys Calif, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon)
1964 - Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
1964 - Mike Grob, Billings Montana, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd)
1964 - Mike McGruder, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 - Bob Bassen, Calgary, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1965 - Ken Harvey, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1965 - Norman Whiteside, British soccer player
1965 - Paul Frase, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1965 - Tim Simpson, Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1985 Southern Open)
1965 - Zahid Sadiq, cricketer
1967 - Patrick F Manning Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympic-92)
1968 - Andy Kelly, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1968 - Linnea Marie Fayard, Shrevept La, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)
1968 - Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
1969 - Mark Thomas, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)
1969 - Pascall Davis, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1969 - Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
1970 - Emerson Martin, NFL guard (Pitts Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)
1970 - Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
1971 - Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Chris Shiflett, Guitarist for Foo Fighters
1972 - Dean Larsson, BC Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterrey Open-46th)
1972 - Martin Brodeur, Montreal, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada)
1973 - Clay Williams, OL (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 - Wendy Ward, San Antonio Texas, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th)
1976 - Lindsay Page, Madison Wis, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd)
1977 - Gabriela Aguilar, Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)
1977 - Shannon Shakespeare, Mission BC, 100m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 - Trent Steed, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 - Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
1978 - Fredrick Federley, Swedish politician
1978 - John Abraham, American football player
1978 - Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder
1979 - Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
1980 - Brooke Bennett, 800m freestyle (Olympics-gold-96)
1980 - Kasumi Takahashi, Tokyo Japan, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Oly-96)
1980 - Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
1980 - Scott Colton, American professional wrestler
1980 - Mario Stojić, Croatian basketball player
1980 - Taebin, Korean singer (1TYM)
1980 - Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star
1981 - Matthew Leone, bassist of Madina Lake
1981 - Nathan Leone, lead singer of Madina Lake
1981 - Edyta Sliwinska,Polish professional dancer
1981 - Mark O'Connell, American drummer (Taking Back Sunday)
1983 - Adrianne Palicki, American actress
1985 - Chris Paul, All-Star NBA Point Guard
1986 - Cindy Daniel, Quebec singer
1986 - Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor
1987 - Moon Geun-young, South Korean actress
1989 - Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakian tennis player
1996 - Dominic Scott Kay, American actor

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