Birthdays of Personalities on May 19

1469 :Giovanni della Robbia, Ital's sculptor
1611 :Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italy, 240th Pope (1676-89)
1762 :Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
1795 :Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
1808 :Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1812 :Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1815 :John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882
1828 :Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1858 :Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, French officer/traveller (Surinam)
1859 :Nellie Melba, [Heal Mitchell], Australian soprano (Peach Melba)
1860 :Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
1864 :Carl Ethan Akeley, US, naturalist, devoleped animal mount process
1869 :Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State
1876 :Saint-Georges de Bouch‚lier, French author (Le Rois Sans Couronne)
1879 :Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
1880 :Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
1883 :Henricus WJM Keuls, Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
1890 :Ho Chi Minh, trail blazer/leader of Vietnam (1946, 1969)
1892 :Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
1899 :Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/playwright
1913 :Albert Hardy, photographer
1913 :Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India
1915 :Pol Pot, dictator/mass murderer
1918 :Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways)
1921 :Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
1921 :Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
1925 :Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha NB, founder (Black Muslims)
1928 :Anthony C B Chapman, England, sports car builder/autoracer (Formula 1)
1929 :Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
1930 :Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Raisin in the Sun)
1934 :James Charles Lehrer, Wichita Ks, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report)
1934 :Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
1935 :David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
1935 :F R Fries, writer
1937 :Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer
1938 :James H Bilbray, (Rep-D-Nevada)
1939 :Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
1940 :Frank Lorenzo, airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
1940 :Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
1940 :Mickey Newbury, rocker
1941 :Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
1941 :Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
1942 :Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M
1942 :James Topping, author of CP/M
1946 :Phillip Rudd, Melbourne, rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation)
1948 :Jean-Pierre Haignere, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
1948 :Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
1949 :Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
1952 :Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
1952 :Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], rock drummer (Ramones-Baby I Love You)
1953 :Henry Lascelles, English grandson of princess Mary
1954 :Rick Cerone, Newark NJ, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos)
1955 :Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
1955 :Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
1956 :Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
1956 :Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
1959 :Nicole Brown Simpson, Frankford Germany, Mrs OJ Simpson (murdered)
1961 :Lisa Rathgber, Hillsboro Ill, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1980)
1961 :Lisa Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade)
1962 :Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
1963 :Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], Mrs Simon La Bon/rocker (Fine Time)
1967 :Turk Wendell, Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1968 :Jeanne Basone, Brubank Calif, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
1972 :Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)



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