Birthdays of Personalities on May 2

xxxx :Matt Thorr, rocker (Jailhouse-Alive in a Mad World)
xxxx :Prescott Niles, rocker
1551 :William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
1601 :Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)
1729 :Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)
1740 :Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society
1768 :Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist
1772 :Novalis, writer
1779 :John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
1810 :Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)
1821 :Abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908
1837 :Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)
1844 :Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents
1849 :Frst Bernhard HM von Blow, German chancellor/Prussian PM (1900-09)
1860 :D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
1860 :Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
1872 :G G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)
1884 :Franois de Vries, Dutch economist
1886 :Gottfried Benn, writer
1887 :Edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's)
1890 :E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary)
1892 :Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, [Red Baron], German WW I ace
1895 :Alfred Kurella, writer
1895 :Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
1898 :Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
1901 :Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
1901 :Willi Bredel, writer
1903 :Benjamin Spock, CT, pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)
1907 :Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
1911 :Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
1912 :Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
1912 :Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
1915 :Van Alexander, NYC, orch leader (Gordon MacRae Show)
1918 :Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
1922 :Abraham Rosenthal, editor (NY Times)
1932 :Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
1933 :Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1935 :Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
1935 :Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
1935 :Link Wray, rocker (Link Wray & His Ray Men)
1936 :Michael Rabin, NYC, violinist (In Memorium)
1937 :Gisela Elsner, writer
1938 :Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho
1940 :Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941 :Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
1944 :F Innerhofer, writer
1945 :Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
1945 :Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945 :Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
1947 :Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1949 :Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 :Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)
1954 :Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1955 :Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1955 :Joe Callis, rocker
1957 :Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
1958 :Kim Jones, Sonoma Calif, 5k runner
1961 :Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1963 :Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1963 :Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1968 :Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 :Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1972 :Jennifer Miriam, Oklahoma City OK, playmate (March, 1997)
1977 :Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)



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