Birthdays of Personalities on May 20

xxxx :Jay Schellen, rocker (Hurricane-I'm On To You)
xxxx :Pete McClanahan, rocker (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of Century)
1364 :Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1470 :Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1537 :Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1593 :Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1743 :[Fran‡ois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture, (… Breda), leader (Haiti)
1750 :Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
1759 :William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)
1764 :J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
1768 :Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)
1772 :William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)
1799 :Honor‚ de Balzac, France, novelist (Pere Goriot, Human Comedy)
1806 :John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1815 :Barth‚l‚my Menn, Swiss graphic artist/painter
1818 :William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
1822 :Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
1822 :Fr‚d‚ric Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
1825 :Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
1828 :James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1830 :Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
1830 :Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
1841 :Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
1844 :Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)
1851 :Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
1851 :Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
1856 :Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter
1874 :Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
1881 :Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
1882 :Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
1883 :Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
1889 :Margery Allingham, detective story writer
1889 :William Lawther, union leader
1890 :Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
1894 :Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
1895 :Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
1899 :John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice (1955-71)
1902 :Hans Sahl, writer
1905 :Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing)
1905 :Harry Campion, statistician/founder (Brit Central Statistical Office)
1909 :Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
1911 :Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
1911 :Gardner F[rancis] Fox, US, sci-fi author (Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman)
1912 :Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1913 :Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
1913 :William Hewlett, cofounder (Hewlett-Packard Co)
1915 :Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
1916 :Cornelie Coposu, politician
1916 :John McIntyre, theologian
1916 :Owen Chadwick, chancellor (U of East Anglia)
1917 :Richard Charles Cobb, historian
1920 :John Cruickshank, banker
1920 :William Simpson, British trade union leader
1921 :John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
1921 :John Marchi, (Rep-R-NY)
1921 :W Borchert, writer
1922 :Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
1923 :Hugh Beach, British General
1923 :Samuel Selvon, author
1924 :Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
1925 :D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
1926 :John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
1926 :Vic Ames, rocker (Ames Brothers)
1928 :David Berriman, CEO (Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees)
1929 :Andr‚ Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
1930 :Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
1937 :Earl of Iveagh, pres (Guiness Pics)
1937 :Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner
1937 :Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
1938 :Alan Smithers, British professor
1939 :Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
1940 :Sadaharu Oh, of Yomiuri Giants (Japan), hit 868 career HR
1941 :Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
1941 :Maria Liberia-Peters, premier of Dutch Antilles (198?-93)
1942 :Lynn Davies, long jumper
1942 :Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1943 :Ian Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1944 :Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
1944 :David M Walker, Columbus Ga, Capt USN/astron (STS 51-A 30, 53, 69)
1944 :Joe Cocker, Sheffield Eng, rock vocalist (Little Help From My Friends)
1945 :Harold E Ford, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
1945 :Lord Hollick, CEO (MAI)
1945 :Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1945 :Wally Herger, (Rep-R-California)
1946 :Bakhaavaa Buidaa, Mongolia, wrestler (Oly-silver-1972) disqualified
1947 :Iain Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1948 :John R McKernan Jr, (Rep-R-ME, 1983-86/Gov-Maine)
1948 :Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
1949 :Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
1951 :Michael D Crapo, (Senator-R-Idaho)
1951 :Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)
1952 :Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer (Ultravox)
1954 :Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut
1955 :Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
1955 :Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
1958 :Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, Pres son/TV host (Ron Reagon Show)
1960 :John Cowsill, rock vocalist (Cowsills-Hair)
1960 :Susan Cowsill, Newport RI, rock vocalist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
1961 :Kit Clarke, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
1961 :Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals (Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts)
1961 :Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi NZ, equestrian 3 day event (Olymp-bronze-96)
1962 :Lydia Cheng, NYC, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2)
1963 :David Wells, Torrance CA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees)
1964 :Earl Charles Spencer, Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana
1964 :Joseph Sinnott Edwards, Chicago, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1964 :Paul W Richards, Scranton PA, astronaut
1965 :Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
1965 :Todd Stottlemyre, Yakima WA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays)
1971 :Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
1974 :Brandon Jessie, tight end (NY Giants)



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