Birthdays of Personalities on May 31

1469 :Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration
1472 :Erardus van der Mark, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
1557 :Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj), czar of Russia (1584-98)
1664 :Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
1701 :Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
1744 :Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath
1753 :Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
1773 :Ludwig Tieck, writer
1810 :Horatio Seymour, Gov (Union), died in 1886
1817 :Georg Herwegh, writer
1818 :John Albion Andrew, Gov (Union), died in 1867
1819 :Walt Whitman, West Hills, NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)
1837 :Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)
1837 :Joseph Grimaldi, London, clown
1837 :Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1837 :William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)
1838 :Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University)
1857 :Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39)
1860 :Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
1861 :Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)
1863 :Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer
1872 :Charles G Abbot, US, astronomer (Constant Sun)
1872 :William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
1887 :Gunnar Olof Bj”rling, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Vilande Dag)
1887 :Saint-John Perse, France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960) [or Mar 31]
1892 :Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
1892 :Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
1898 :Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
1898 :Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
1899 :Leonid Leonow, writer
1900 :Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
1907 :Valston Hancock, British air marshal
1910 :Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine
1910 :Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
1911 :Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
1912 :Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)
1912 :Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
1913 :Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1915 :Conrad W M”nnich, theologist (Branch of olive)
1919 :Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
1920 :Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
1921 :Andrew Grima, British jeweller
1921 :Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
1923 :Clint Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1949- )
1926 :Derek Birley, British Vice-Chancellor (Ulster U)
1926 :Viscount Ingleby
1927 :Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
1927 :Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
1928 :Jacob Lateiner, Havana Cuba, pianist/professor (Juiliard)
1929 :?, 1st reindeer born in the US
1929 :Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
1930 :William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
1931 :John Schrieffer, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1931 :Justice Turner
1931 :Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens)
1931 :Steve Horn, (Rep-R-California)
1932 :Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (Natl Fed of Women's Institutes)
1932 :George Vallings, British Vice-Admiral
1932 :Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
1937 :Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut
1938 :John Prescott, British MP
1938 :Peter Yarrow, NYC, (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon)
1939 :Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage
1940 :Augie Mayer, rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
1940 :Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
1941 :June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
1941 :Kenneth Cooper, NYC, harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln)
1942 :John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)
1943 :Earl of Macclesfield
1944 :Mick Ralphs, guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1945 :Linda Davies, British Judge
1946 :Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
1947 :John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway)
1947 :William H Campbell Jr, rocker
1948 :Duncan L Hunter, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 :John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1950 :Edward Barker, cartoonist
1955 :Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
1957 :Stephen Jones, British milliner
1958 :Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
1960 :Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
1962 :Corey Hart, Montreal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night)
1962 :Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1962 :Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1963 :Wendy Smith, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1964 :DMC, rocker
1964 :Scotti Hill, Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1965 :Annette Renee Peters, [nee Hand], Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner
1967 :Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1970 :Cory Mantyka, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1971 :Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 :Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1972 :Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
1973 :Marty Janzen, Miami FL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1974 :Steve Martin, defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1990 :Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey & Jean Kasam



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