Birthdays of Personalities on May 5

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1352 :Ruprecht, Roman catholic German king
1557 :Emmanuel-Philibert van Lalaing, baron of Montigny/marquis of Renty
1635 :Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)
1800 :Louis Hachette, French publisher (Librairie Hachette)
1804 :Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)
1813 :Síren Kierkegaard, Denmark, philosopher (founded Existentialism)
1815 :EugŠne-Marin Labiche, French playwright
1817 :George Washington Julian, MC (Union), died in 1899
1818 :Karl Marx, philosopher (Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital)
1823 :James Allen Hardie, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1876
1826 :Eug‚nie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Empress of France
1832 :H H Bancroft, historian, publisher (History of Pacific States)
1833 :Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer
1835 :Leopold II, Belgian crown prince, baptized
1846 :Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)
1849 :Hambletonian, Chester NY, greatest standardbred horse
1862 :Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)
1863 :Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs)
1867 :Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], journalist
1879 :Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
1884 :Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
1885 :Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
1887 :Estelle Hemsley, Boston MA
1887 :Lord Geoffrey Fisher of Lambeth, archbishop of Canterbury
1890 :Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)
1900 :Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
1903 :James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
1904 :Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
1905 :Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National/Black Front
1905 :Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)
1907 :Kenneth Muir, English scholar
1908 :Jacques Massu, French general (Algeria)
1909 :Mikl˘s Radn˘ti, writer
1910 :William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II)
1911 :Phillip Edmund Clinton Manson-Bahr, specialist in tropical medicine
1912 :W Fenton Morley, preacher
1915 :Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
1918 :Erbie Bowser, pianist
1919 :George London, Montreal Canada, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto)
1920 :John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
1924 :Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
1927 :Charles Rosen, NYC, pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms)
1930 :Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15)
1935 :Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)
1937 :Rob Van Gennep, publisher
1937 :Robert O "Rob" van Gennep, Dutch publisher (Guevara, Gorz, MandŠl)
1939 :James R Jones, (Rep-D-OK, 1973- )
1948 :Bill Ward, Birmingham England, heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath)
1948 :Frank Esier-Smith, rocker
1951 :Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
1952 :Louis Cortelezzi, rock saxophonist (Mink DeVille)
1953 :Billy Burnette, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
1954 :Angelo Kimball, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
1954 :Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
1955 :Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
1956 :Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
1957 :Thereza Bazaar, rocker (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me)
1959 :Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1961 :Hiro Hase, wrestler (NJPW)
1964 :Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
1964 :Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1967 :Charles Nagy, Fairfield CT, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1968 :Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1969 :Bryan Ivie, Torrance Calif, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970 :Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
1971 :Keith Hamilton, defensive end (NY Giants)
1971 :Reggie Jones, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972 :Mike Hollis, kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 :Wendy Kaye, Memphis Tenn, playmate (Jul, 1991)
1973 :Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1973 :Muhsin Muhammad, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
1990 :Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg, NYC, daughter of Caroline



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