Birthdays of Personalities on May 3

xxxx :Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, rocker (Overkill-Hello From the Gutter)
1455 :Joƒo II, the perfect, King of Portugal (1481-95)/took in Spanish Jews
1469 :Niccol• Machiavelli, Italy, politician/writer (Prince)
1514 :Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], primate of Portugal
1535 :Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
1647 :John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)
1691 :Carolus van der Abeele, Flemish jesuit/author (Introduction … l'amour)
1692 :Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)
1764 :Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
1773 :Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat
1815 :Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
1816 :Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), died in 1892
1826 :Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
1844 :Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
1844 :Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
1849 :Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
1859 :Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
1867 :ValŠre-Gille, Belgian playwright (La Corbeille d'Octobre)
1873 :[Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
1874 :Fran‡ois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
1890 :B Traven, writer
1892 :George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937)
1893 :Hope Landin, Minneapolis MN
1895 :Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
1895 :Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (Le petit g‚n‚ral)
1897 :V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1898 :Golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)
1898 :Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
1902 :Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
1904 :Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
1905 :Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
1907 :Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
1911 :John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
1913 :Earl Blackwell, Atlanta Ga, author (Celebrity Register)
1913 :William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
1916 :Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, San Antonio Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961- )
1916 :Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
1919 :Betty Comden, Bkln, song writer (Comden & Green-Bells are Ringing)
1920 :Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], middle/welterweight boxer (champ)
1921 :Vasco dos Santos Gon‡alves, Portuguese leftist colonel
1922 :Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
1923 :Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
1929 :Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
1929 :Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
1931 :Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer
1935 :Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)
1943 :John Costello, historian
1944 :Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
1944 :Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1946 :Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
1947 :Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
1949 :Albert Sacco Jr, Boston Mass, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1949 :Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
1953 :Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)
1953 :Van McLain, rocker (Shooting Star)
1955 :Steve Jones, English pop guitarist (Sex Pistols-Mercy)
1959 :David Ball, Blackpool, rock keyboardist (Soft Cell)
1968 :Jay Darlington, London England, keyboardist (Kula Shaker)
1971 :James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
1972 :Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
1973 :Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)



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