Birthdays of Personalities on May 18

xxxx :Alfred, rapper (All-4-One - So Much in Love)
xxxx :Steve Delong, rocker (Sweet F A-Stick To Your Guns)
1692 :Joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian
1711 :Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer
1788 :Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer
1797 :Frederik Augustus II, King of Saxon (1836-54)
1798 :Ethan Allen Hitchcock, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1815 :Thomas Stanhope Bocock, rep (Confederacy), died in 1891
1817 :James William Denver, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1850 :Oliver Heaviside, London, physicist (predicted ionosphere)
1862 :Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, German para-psychologist
1864 :Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian
1865 :William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
1868 :Nicholas II Aleksandrovitsj, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)
1869 :Ruprecht, crown prince of Bavaria/general-fieldmarshall
1871 :Franiska zu Reventlow, writer
1872 :Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
1883 :Walter Gropius, Berlin Germany, architect (Bauhaus school of design)
1885 :Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
1887 :Ernst Wiechert, writer
1889 :G Gunnarson, writer
1891 :Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1896 :Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1898 :Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1900 :Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
1901 :Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
1904 :Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
1907 :Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1907 :Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
1910 :Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
1911 :Lord Hartwell
1912 :Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
1914 :Anthony Fell, British MP
1914 :Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
1914 :Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
1915 :Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
1917 :Charles Wintour, journalist
1918 :John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- )
1919 :Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
1921 :Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
1922 :GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
1924 :Jack Whitaker, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
1927 :Richard Body, MP
1928 :G R Hall, nuclear scientist
1928 :P G Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral
1929 :Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
1929 :Lord St John of Fawsley
1930 :Barbara Goldsmith, New Rochelle, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last)
1930 :Don Leslie Lind, Midvale Utah, astronaut (STS 51-B)
1930 :Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)
1930 :Geoffrey Littler, CEO (County NatWest Group)
1930 :Warren B Rudman, (Sen-R-NH, 1980- )
1932 :John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
1937 :Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
1937 :Ildik˘ Sagi-Retj”, Hung, foils (Oly-2 gold/3 silv/2 bronze-1960-76)
1939 :Glen Hardin, Texas, rocker (Crickets)
1939 :Patrick Cormack, MP
1940 :A Marshall Stoneham, FRS, physicist
1941 :M S Longair, astronomer
1942 :Albert Hammond, rocker
1942 :Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
1942 :Marquess of Reading
1942 :Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)
1945 :John Richard Patterson, businessman
1945 :Maarten van Traa, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 :George Alexander, rocker
1947 :John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
1949 :Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1949 :Stuart Gannes, Detroit Mich, writer (Fortune)
1949 :William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
1950 :Thomas Gottschalk, Bamberg Germany, (Telespiele)
1952 :Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
1952 :Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
1953 :Helen Chadwick, artist
1953 :[Feliciano] Butch Tavares, rocker (Tavares)
1954 :Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster
1954 :Wreckless Eric, rocker (Waxworks, Be Stiff)
1957 :Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
1958 :Toyah Wilcox, Birmingham England, rocker (I Want to Be Free)
1965 :Erik Hanson, Kinnelon NJ, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1965 :Rufus Porter, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1966 :Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
1970 :Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
1971 :Ben Coleman, guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 :Lael Perlstrom, Laguna Beach Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25-1995)
1971 :Rich Garces, Maracay Aragua Venezuela, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)



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