Birthdays of Personalities on May 15

xxxx :Jim Phipps, rock drummer (Every Mother's Nightmare-Hard to Hold)
1565 :Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam
1773 :Clemens L Metternich, Austrian prince
1791 :Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance
1795 :Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
1802 :Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
1810 :Jacob Thompson, (Confederacy), died in 1885
1819 :Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, Major General (Union volunteers)
1830 :Laurence Simmons Baker, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1830 :Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
1845 :Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, USSR, zoologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1908)
1855 :Eduard earl of Keyserling, German writer (Dritte Stiege)
1855 :Graf Keyserling, writer
1856 :Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)
1859 :Pierre Curie, France, physicist (Nobel 1903)
1860 :Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of Woodrow Wilson
1862 :Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
1865 :Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)
1880 :Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
1888 :Jean Wahl, French philosopher
1889 :Bessie Hillman, founder (Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America)
1890 :Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)
1891 :David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)
1891 :Fritz Feigl, Austria, chemist (spot tests)
1891 :Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
1893 :Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes)
1897 :Casper H”weler, Dutch music critic
1902 :Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
1904 :Clifton Fadiman, Bkln NY, TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids)
1904 :Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Sweden, equest dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
1907 :Phillip Piratin, communist
1910 :Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1949-65) [or Apr 20]
1911 :Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
1912 :Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
1914 :Jack Pepys, immunologist
1915 :Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
1915 :Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)
1917 :Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist
1920 :Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
1922 :Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
1923 :Richard Avedon, US, photographer (1957 ASMP award)
1924 :Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
1926 :Anthony Shaffer, twin brother playwright (Sleuth)
1926 :Peter Shaffer, twin brother playwright (5 Finger Exercise, Equus)
1930 :Jasper Johns, Augusta, Ga, painter/sculptor (Green Target)
1931 :F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)
1934 :David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick
1936 :Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)
1936 :Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
1938 :Lenny Welch, Asbury Park NJ, (Breaking up is Hard to Do)
1939 :Brian Hartley, mathematician
1942 :Anthony Wayne England, Indianapolis, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F)
1944 :Tich, rocker
1947 :Graham Goble, Adelaide,Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
1949 :Frank L Culbertson Jr, Charleston SC, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38)
1951 :Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
1953 :George Brett, WV, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)
1959 :Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
1963 :George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
1964 :Pamela Dukes, Bronx NY, discus thrower
1967 :John Smoltz, Detroit MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, 1996 Cy Young)
1967 :Omar Vizquel, Caracas Venezuela, shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians)
1970 :Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
1970 :Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
1970 :Prince Be, rapper (PM Dawn)
1970 :Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1972 :Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
1974 :Addilson dos Santos, soccer player (Sparta)
1974 :Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank/rocker (Z, 2 Hip 4 TV)
1975 :Ray Lewis, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1981 :Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne



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