Famous Birthdays: May 3

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1898 – Golda Meir, Ukrainian-Israeli educator and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978) 1902 – Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984) 1903 – Bing Crosby, American singer and actor (d. 1977) 1905 – Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996) 1905 – Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988) 1905 – Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986) 1906 – Mary Astor, American actress (d. 1987) 1906 – René Huyghe, French historian and author (d. 1997) 1906 – Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975) 1906 – Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2005) 1910 – Norman Corwin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011) 1912 – Virgil Fox, American organist and composer (d. 1980) 1912 – May Sarton, American poet, novelist and memoirist (d. 1995) 1913 – William Inge, American playwright and novelist (d. 1973) 1914 – Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, French journalist, author, and poet (d. 2018)) 1915 – Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer, founded Stampede Wrestling (d. 2003) 1915 – Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002) 1916 – Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2006) 1917 – Betty Comden, American screenwriter and librettist (d. 2006) 1917 – George Gaynes, Finnish-American actor (d. 2016) 1918 – Ted Bates, English footballer and manager (d. 2003) 1919 – John Cullen Murphy, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2004) 1919 – Pete Seeger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 2014) 1920 – John Lewis, American pianist and composer (d. 2001) 1921 – Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (d. 1989) 1922 – Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (d. 2000) 1923 – George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist, conductor, and educator (d. 2015) 1923 – Ralph Hall, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2019) 1924 – Yehuda Amichai, German-Israeli author and poet (d. 2000) 1924 – Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver, founded Tyrrell Racing (d. 2001) 1925 – Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007) 1926 – Matt Baldwin, Canadian curler and engineer 1926 – Herbert Blau, American engineer and academic (d. 2013) 1926 – Ann B. Davis, American actress (d. 2014) 1928 – Dave Dudley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003) 1928 – Jacques-Louis Lions, French mathematician (d. 2001) 1929 – Denise Lor, American singer and actress (d. 2015) 1930 – Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014) 1930 – David Harrison, English chemist and academic 1931 – Vasily Rudenkov, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 1982) 1931 – Sait Maden, Turkish translator, poet, painter and graphic designer (d. 2013) 1932 – Robert Osborne, American actor and historian (d. 2017) 1933 – James Brown, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Famous Flames and The J.B.'s) (d. 2006) 1933 – Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1934 – Henry Cooper, English boxer and sportscaster (d. 2011) 1934 – Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013) 1934 – Frankie Valli, American singer and actor 1935 – Ron Popeil, American businessman, founded the Ronco Company 1937 – Nélida Piñon, Brazilian author and academic 1938 – Omar Abdel-Rahman, Egyptian terrorist 1938 – Chris Cannizzaro, American baseball player 1938 – Lindsay Kemp, British dancer, actor, and mime artist (d. 2018) 1938 – Napoleon XIV, American singer, songwriter and record producer 1939 – Jonathan Harvey, English composer and educator (d. 2012) 1940 – David Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist 1940 – Clemens Westerhof, Dutch footballer and manager 1941 – Alexander Harley, English general 1941 – Edward Malloy, American priest and academic 1942 – Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast and coach (d. 2016) 1942 – Dave Marash, American journalist and sportscaster 1942 – Butch Otter, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Idaho 1943 – Yukio Hashi, Japanese singer and actor 1943 – Jim Risch, American lawyer and politician, 31st Governor of Idaho 1943 – Vicente Saldivar, Mexican boxer (d. 1985) 1944 – Peter Doyle, English bishop 1944 – Pete Staples, English bass player 1945 – Jörg Drehmel, German triple jumper and coach 1945 – Davey Lopes, American baseball player, coach, and manager 1946 – Norm Chow, American football player and coach 1946 – Silvino Francisco, South African snooker player 1946 – Greg Gumbel, American sportscaster 1947 – Doug Henning, Canadian magician (d. 2000) 1948 – Denis Cosgrove, British-American academic and geographer (d. 2008) 1948 – Chris Mulkey, American actor 1949 – Liam Donaldson, English physician and academic 1949 – Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician 1949 – Ron Wyden, American academic and politician 1950 – Mary Hopkin, Welsh singer-songwriter 1950 – Dag Arnesen, Norwegian pianist and composer 1951 – Alan Clayson, English singer-songwriter and journalist 1951 – Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer 1951 – Ashok Gehlot, Indian politician, 21st Chief Minister of Rajasthan 1951 – Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian author and publicist 1952 – Chuck Baldwin, American pastor and politician 1952 – Caitlin Clarke, American actress (d. 2004) 1952 – Joseph W. Tobin, American cardinal 1953 – Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer 1953 – Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2014) 1954 – Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter 1954 – Jean-Marc Roberts, French author and screenwriter (d. 2013) 1955 – Stephen D. M. Brown, British geneticist 1955 – Colin Deans, Scottish rugby player 1955 – David Hookes, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004) 1955 – Seishirō Nishida, Japanese actor 1956 – Marc Bellemare, Canadian lawyer and politician 1957 – Alain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player 1957 – Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach 1958 – Bill Sienkiewicz, American author and illustrator 1958 – Sandi Toksvig, Danish-English comedian, author, and radio host 1959 – David Ball, English keyboard player and producer 1959 – Uma Bharti, Indian activist and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh 1959 – Ben Elton, English actor, director, and screenwriter 1960 – Kathy Smallwood-Cook, English sprinter and educator 1961 – Steve McClaren, English footballer and manager 1961 – David Vitter, American lawyer and politician 1961 – Leyla Zana, Kurdish activist and politician 1962 – Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder 1963 – Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach 1963 – Mona Siddiqui, Pakistani-Scottish journalist and academic 1964 – Sterling Campbell, American drummer and songwriter 1964 – Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager 1965 – Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian patriarch 1965 – Mark Cousins, Northern Irish director, writer, cinematographer 1965 – John Jensen, Danish footballer and coach 1965 – Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian businessman 1965 – Rob Brydon, Welsh actor and comedian 1966 – Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer 1966 – Frank Dietrich, German politician (d. 2011) 1967 – Daniel Anderson, Australian rugby league coach and manager 1967 – Kenneth Joel Hotz, Canadian producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian 1968 – Viliami Ofahengaue, Tongan-Australian rugby player 1968 – Li Yong, Chinese host (d.2018) 1971 – Douglas Carswell, English politician 1972 – Stephen Barclay, English lawyer and politician 1973 – Jamie Baulch, English sprinter and television host 1975 – Willie Geist, American television journalist and host 1975 – Christina Hendricks, American actress 1977 – Ben Olsen, American soccer player and coach 1978 – Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer 1978 – Paul Banks, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1978 – Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler 1978 – Lawrence Tynes, American football player 1979 – Steve Mack, American wrestler 1982 – Nick Stavinoha, American baseball player 1983 – Joseph Addai, American football player 1985 – Kadri Lehtla, Estonian biathlete 1985 – Miko Mälberg, Estonian swimmer 1986 – Moon Byung-woo, South Korean footballer 1986 – Jack Brooksbank, husband of Britain's Princess Eugenie 1987 – Lina Grinčikaitė, Lithuanian sprinter 1988 – Ben Revere, American baseball player 1988 – Paddy Holohan, Irish mixed martial artist 1989 – Jesse Bromwich, New Zealand rugby league player 1995 – Ivan Bukavshin, Russian chess player (d. 2016)

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