Birthdays of Personalities on May 16

xxxx :Caridad Canelon, spanish star
1558 :Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)
1609 :Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands
1641 :Dudley North, financier/economist
1659 :Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist
1718 :Maria G Agnesi, Italy mathematician curves= xy=a(a-y)
1748 :Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch
1761 :John Opie, artist
1763 :Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)
1782 :John Sell Cotman, water color artist
1788 :F Rckert, writer
1788 :Friedrich Rckert, poet
1801 :William Henry Seward, Sec of State (1861-69, buys Alaska at 2/acre)
1804 :Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, educator/founder (US kindergarten)
1806 :George C Cadwalader, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1816 :Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1886
1819 :Daniel Ammen, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1898
1824 :Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), died in 1893
1824 :Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
1827 :Petrus J H Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Museum, Central station)
1831 :David Edward Hughes, inventor (microphone, teleprinter)
1832 :Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
1845 :Dietrich Schfer, German historian (Deutsche Hanse)
1866 :Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)
1887 :J van Hoddis, writer
1889 :Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)
1892 :Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary)
1892 :Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
1893 :Jos Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)
1898 :August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
1905 :H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
1906 :Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)
1906 :Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master
1908 :Hilary Preston, editor
1908 :Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
1909 :Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
1911 :Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
1912 :Studs Terkel, NYC, author/host (Stud's Place, Working)
1916 :Adriana Caselotti, cartoon voice
1916 :Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
1916 :Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
1917 :Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
1918 :Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
1918 :Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro P ramo)
1918 :Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
1919 :Liberace, West Allis WI, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)
1919 :Richard Mason, author
1919 :[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist
1921 :Robert Croften Brown, politician
1922 :Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
1922 :Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
1924 :Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
1924 :Frank F Mankiewicz, NYC, columnist (Perfectly Clear)
1927 :John Walford, solicitor
1928 :Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
1929 :Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters)
1929 :John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
1930 :Desmond Langley, gov (Bermuda)
1930 :Don Conicannon, govt minister
1931 :Lowell P Weicker, (Sen-R-CT, 1971-88/Gov-D-CT)
1931 :Peter Levi, poet/writer
1932 :Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
1934 :Anthony Walker, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1934 :Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
1936 :Philippe de Montebello, Paris, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut)
1937 :James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
1938 :Anthony Walker, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
1938 :Stuart Bell, MP
1940 :Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)
1941 :John McWilliams, MP
1943 :Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
1944 :Billy Cobham, Panam , jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
1945 :Brewster H Shaw Jr, Mich, Col USAF/astro (STS-9, STS 61B, STS-28)
1945 :James Moran, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1946 :Roger Earl, rocker (Foghat)
1947 :Rosie Barnes, MP
1949 :Jimmy Hood, MP
1949 :Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1949 :William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)
1950 :Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
1950 :Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
1951 :Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
1953 :David Maclean, British minister of state
1953 :Richard Page, LA Calif, rocker (Mr Mister)
1953 :Rick Rhoden, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1954 :[Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1955 :Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1957 :Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)
1958 :Glenn Gregory, rock vocalist (Heeaven 17-Electric Dreams)
1959 :Bob Patterson, Jacksonville FL, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1963 :Jimmy Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1974 :Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)



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