Birthdays of Personalities on August 5

1729 :Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
1781 :Stamford Raffles, founder (Singapore)
1793 :Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
1794 :Sylvester Graham, developed graham cracker
1801 :David Glasgow Farragut, Tenn, Vice Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1870
1810 :Phineas Taylor Barnum, Bethel Conn, circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey)
1828 :Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
1843 :Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian
1853 :Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
1857 :Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
1867 :Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Dendrochronologer (study of tree rings)
1868 :William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
1877 :Wanda A Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne)
1881 :Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
1885 :Andr‚ Lhote, French painter/art historian (Trait‚ du paysage)
1886 :Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
1886 :Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
1891 :John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
1899 :Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
1899 :Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
1900 :Bernardus J Cardinal Alfrink, cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands
1902 :Frank Waters, writer
1902 :Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
1904 :Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)
1904 :Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
1909 :Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
1910 :Robert K Meston, US sociologist (functionalism)
1911 :Georges Pompidou, banker/premier/president France
1913 :Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')
1914 :Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi
1923 :John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
1924 :JanĒs Starker, Budapest Hungary, cellist (Chic Symph 1953-58)
1926 :Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
1926 :JanĒs Starker, Budapest, cellist
1927 :W M Diggelmann, writer
1929 :Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
1931 :James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal
1931 :James Jimmy the Gent Burke, criminal
1932 :Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
1935 :Edward McInnes, German scholar
1937 :Brooke Hayward, LA Calif, author (Haywire)
1937 :Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
1937 :Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
1940 :Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
1941 :Barbara Frischmuth, writer
1942 :Ada J Bas-Jansen, Dutch MP (CDA)
1944 :Robbie Robertson, [Jamie], Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Band)
1945 :Curtis Blefary, baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year)
1945 :Dick Scoppettone, rocker
1948 :Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Wash DC, daughter of Richard Milhaus
1949 :Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
1950 :Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
1950 :Huey Lewis, rocker
1950 :Michael Monarch, LA Calif, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf)
1951 :Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
1951 :Huey Lewis [Hugh Cregg], NYC, vocalist (& the News-Need a New Drug)
1952 :David Dreier, (Rep-R-Calif, 1981- )
1952 :Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
1955 :Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
1958 :Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
1959 :Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)
1959 :Veronica Guerin, journalist
1964 :Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
1983 :?, Roanoke Va, Baby girl born to a mother brain dead for 84 days



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