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Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur (May 13, 1922-April 25, 2009)

Beatrice "Bea" Arthur was an American actress, comedian, and singer whose career spanned seven decades. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alan Ball (screenwriter)

Alan Ball (screenwriter) (May 13, 1957-)

Alan E. Ball is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. Wikipedia
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (May 13, 1940-January 18, 1989)

Charles Bruce Chatwin was an English writer whose best known works are 'In Patagonia' and 'The Songlines'. Although he was often referred to as a travel writer, a term he eschewed, Chatwin was also a novelist and a journalist who interviewed figures such as Indira Gandhi and André Malraux. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel... Wikipedia
near Sheffield, England
Nice, France
Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert (May 13, 1964-)

Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, media critic, and television host. Wikipedia
Washington, D.C., United States
Stephen R. Donaldson

Stephen R. Donaldson (May 13, 1947-)

Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant', his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized by psychological complexity, conceptual abstractness, moral bleakness, and the use of an arcane vocabulary, and has attracted critical praise for its... Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Daphne du Maurier

Daphne du Maurier (May 13, 1907-April 19, 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE was an English author and playwright. Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Cornwall, England, UK
Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham (May 13, 1986-)

Lena Dunham is an American actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director. She wrote and directed the independent film 'Tiny Furniture', and is the creator, writer and star of the HBO series 'Girls'. She has received eight nominations for Emmy Awards as a writer, director, actress and producer and won two Golden Globe Awards for 'Girls'.... Wikipedia
Birthoud, Colorado
Gil Evans

Gil Evans (May 13, 1912-March 20, 1988)

Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans was a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion, and collaborated extensively with Miles Davis. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Alison Goldfrapp

Alison Goldfrapp (May 13, 1966-)

Alison Elizabeth Margaret Goldfrapp is an English musician and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp. Wikipedia
Enfield, Middlesex, England
Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie (May 13, 1962-)

Kathleen Jamie FRSL is a Scottish poet and essayist. Wikipedia
Renfrewshire
Joe Johnston

Joe Johnston (May 13, 1950-)

Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II is an American film director and former effects artist best known for such effects-driven movies as 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids', 'Jumanji' and 'Jurassic Park III'. These movies include a number of period films such as 'The Rocketeer', 'The Wolfman', 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. In 1999 Johnston won acclaim... Wikipedia
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Eugen Kapp (May 13, 1908-October 29, 1996)

Eugen Kapp was an Estonian composer and music educator. Characterized by simple harmonies, march rhythms and an appealing melodic style, his music is reflective upon the musical ideas favoured by the Stalinist regime of the 1940s and 1950s. He is best remembered today for his contribution to Russian opera. Wikipedia
Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel (May 13, 1939-)

Harvey Keitel is an American actor and producer. Some of his most notable starring roles were in Martin Scorsese's 'Mean Streets' and 'Taxi Driver', Ridley Scott's 'The Duellists' and 'Thelma & Louise', Quentin Tarantino's 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', Jane Campion's 'The Piano', Abel Ferrara's 'Bad Lieutenant', Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States 25px
Espen Lind

Espen Lind (May 13, 1971-)

Espen Lind is a Norwegian record producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is one half of the production team Espionage. Espen is set to be a mentor on the Norwegian version of The Voice 2013. Wikipedia
Johnny Logan (singer)

Johnny Logan (singer) (May 13, 1954-)

Johnny Logan is an Irish singer and composer. He is best known as the only performer to have won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, in 1980 and 1987. He also composed the winning song in 1992. Wikipedia
Frankston, Victoria, Australia

Charles Longcroft (May 13, 1883-February 20, 1958)

Air Vice Marshal Sir Charles Alexander Holcombe Longcroft, KCB, CMG, DSO, AFC was a pilot and squadron commander in the Royal Flying Corps who went on to become a senior commander in the Royal Air Force. Wikipedia
Llanarth, Cardiganshire
Paddington, London, England
Manning Marable

Manning Marable (May 13, 1950-April 1, 2011)

William Manning Marable was an American professor of public affairs, history and African-American Studies at Columbia University. Marable founded and directed the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Marable authored several texts and was active in progressive political causes. At the time of his death, Marable had completed a... Wikipedia
Dayton, Ohio
New York City
Mau Marcelo

Mau Marcelo (May 13, 1980-)

Maureen "Mau" Flores Marcelo is a Filipina Puerto Rican R&B soul singer who rose to prominence as the first winner of 'Philippine Idol' in 2006. She was dubbed as the '"Soul Idol"' and '"The Black Belter"' at the competition for her R&B-style vocals. She was also called '"Philippines' Diamond Diva"' after her much-applauded performance of "Diamonds... Wikipedia

Matt Matros (May 13, 1977-)

Matthew "Matt" Matros is a professional poker player and author from Brooklyn, New York, who has won three World Series of Poker events. Wikipedia
Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott (May 13, 1962-)

Paul McDermott is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television host. As a comedian, he is best known both for 'Good News Week' and for his role as a member of the musical comedy group the Doug Anthony All Stars, which disbanded in 1994 but reformed in 2014; he has also performed individually and as a part of GUD.... Wikipedia
Adelaide, South Australia
Samantha Morton

Samantha Morton (May 13, 1977-)

Samantha Jane Morton is an English actress. During her career she has won a BAFTA TV Award, a Golden Globe Award and has been nominated twice for an Academy Award and once for an Emmy Award. Wikipedia
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Adolf Muschg

Adolf Muschg (May 13, 1934-)

Adolf Muschg is a Swiss writer and professor of literature. Muschg was a member of the Gruppe Olten. Wikipedia
Zollikon, canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX (May 13, 1792-February 7, 1878)

Pope Pius IX, born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, John Mary Mastai-Ferretti reigned from 16 June 1846 to his death in 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church – over 31 years. During his pontificate, he convened the First Vatican Council, which decreed papal infallibility, but the council was cut short... Wikipedia
Senigallia, Papal States
Apostolic Palace, Rome, Italy
Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid (May 13, 1949-)

Christopher John Reid, FRSL is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. In January 2010 he won the 2009 Costa Book Award for 'A Scattering', written as a tribute to his late wife, the actress Lucinda Gane. Beside winning the poetry category, Reid became the first poet to take the overall Costa Book of the Year since Seamus... Wikipedia
Hong Kong (now part of China)
Iwan Rheon

Iwan Rheon (May 13, 1985-)

Iwan Rheon is a Welsh actor, singer and musician, best known for portraying Simon Bellamy in the E4 series 'Misfits', Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' and Ash Weston in the ITV sitcom 'Vicious'. Wikipedia
Carmarthen, Wales, UK
Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman (May 13, 1961-)

Dennis Keith Rodman is a retired American professional basketball player, who played for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks in the National Basketball Association. He was nicknamed "The Worm" and was known for his fierce defensive and rebounding abilities. Wikipedia
Trenton, New Jersey
John Roseboro

John Roseboro (May 13, 1933-August 16, 2002)

John Junior Roseboro was a Major League Baseball catcher and coach, who was born in Ashland, Ohio. Wikipedia
Ashland, Ohio
Los Angeles, California

Herbert Ross (May 13, 1927-October 9, 2001)

Herbert David Ross was an American actor, choreographer, director and producer predominantly in the stage and film fields. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, NY
New York, NY
Ronald Ross

Ronald Ross (May 13, 1857-September 16, 1932)

Sir Ronald Ross, KCB, FRS, was an Indian-born British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on malaria, becoming the first British Nobel laureate, and the first born outside of Europe. His discovery of the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of mosquito led to the realisation that... Wikipedia
Almora, India
London, England, United Kingdom
Alexander Rybak

Alexander Rybak (May 13, 1986-)

Alexander Igoryevich Rybak or in Belarusian Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, pianist, writer, actor and presenter/host. Representing Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, Rybak won the contest with 387 points—the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of... Wikipedia
Minsk, BSSR, Soviet Union (now Minsk, Belarus)

Selina Scott (May 13, 1951-)

Selina Mary Scott is an English television presenter, who was a major figure in the launch of breakfast TV in the UK. Wikipedia
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Mary Walsh (actress)

Mary Walsh (actress) (May 13, 1952-)

Mary Cynthia Walsh, CM is a Canadian actress, comedian and social activist. A sufferer of macular degeneration, she has served from time to time as a spokesperson for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Wikipedia
St. John's, Newfoundland
Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder (May 13, 1950-)

Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he became one of the most creative and loved musical performers of the late 20th century. Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11 and has continued to perform and... Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny (May 13, 1937-June 14, 1995)

Roger Joseph Zelazny was an American poet and writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels, best known for his The Chronicles of Amber series. He won the Nebula award three times and the Hugo award six times, including two Hugos for novels: the serialized novel '...And Call Me Conrad' and then the novel 'Lord of Light'. Wikipedia
Euclid, Ohio, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Barry Zito

Barry Zito (May 13, 1978-)

Barry William Zito is an American left-handed pitcher for Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants. He previously played seven seasons with the Oakland Athletics. Wikipedia
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States