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Anna Maria Alberghetti

Anna Maria Alberghetti (May 15, 1936-)

Anna Maria Alberghetti is an Italian operatic singer and actress. Wikipedia
Pesaro, Italy
Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright (May 15, 1937-)

Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. She was sworn in on January 23, 1997. Wikipedia
Prague, Czechoslovakia
David Almond

David Almond (May 15, 1951-)

David Almond FRSL is a British author who has written several novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one to critical acclaim. Wikipedia
Felling, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Josh Beckett

Josh Beckett (May 15, 1980-)

Joshua "Josh" Patrick Beckett is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. During his career in the playoffs, he won the 2003 World Series with the Florida Marlins and the 2007 World Series with the Boston Red Sox, and received the 2007 ALCS MVP award for his play in that series, to add to the... Wikipedia
Spring, Texas, United States
George Brett

George Brett (May 15, 1953-)

George Howard Brett, is a retired American baseball third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history and 16th all-time. Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs,... Wikipedia
Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States
Claire Buffie

Claire Buffie (May 15, 1986-)

Claire Buffie, is an American photographer. As Miss New York 2010, she was the first Miss America contestant to advocate a gay-rights platform at the Miss America 2011 pageant. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Joseph Cotten

Joseph Cotten (May 15, 1905-February 6, 1994)

Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was an American film, stage and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of 'The Philadelphia Story' and 'Sabrina Fair'. He first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles films 'Citizen Kane', 'The Magnificent Ambersons', and 'Journey into Fear', for which... Wikipedia
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Westwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Constance Cummings

Constance Cummings (May 15, 1910-November 23, 2005)

Constance Cummings, CBE was an American actress, known for her work on both screen and stage. Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie (May 15, 1859-April 19, 1906)

Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Paris, France

Cleavant Derricks (actor) (May 15, 1953-)

Cleavant Derricks, Jr. is an American actor and Tony Award winning singer-songwriter, who is best known for his role of Rembrandt Brown on 'Sliders'. Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.
Brian Eno

Brian Eno (May 15, 1948-)

Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Wikipedia
Woodbridge, Suffolk, England
Clifton Fadiman

Clifton Fadiman (May 15, 1904-June 20, 1999)

Clifton Paul "Kip" Fadiman was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. Wikipedia
New York City
Sanibel, Florida
Perry Friedman

Perry Friedman (May 15, 1968-)

Perry Friedman is an American professional poker player who won the 2002 World Series of Poker $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event and is a founding member of the Tiltboys. Wikipedia
Max Frisch

Max Frisch (May 15, 1911-April 4, 1991)

Max Rudolf Frisch was a Swiss playwright and novelist. Frisch's works focused on problems of identity, individuality, responsibility, morality, and political commitment. His use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war publications. Frisch was one of the founders of Gruppe Olten. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for... Wikipedia
Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Nancy Garden (May 15, 1938-June 23, 2014)

Nancy Garden was an American writer of fiction for children and young adults, best known for the lesbian novel 'Annie on My Mind'. She received the 2003 Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association recognizing her lifetime contribution in writing for teens, citing 'Annie' alone. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Carlisle, Massachusetts
Meg Gardiner

Meg Gardiner (May 15, 1957-)

Meg Gardiner is an Edgar Award-winning American crime writer, who lives in Austin, Texas. Her best-known books are the 'Evan Delaney' novels. In June 2008, she published the first novel in a new series, featuring forensic psychiatrist 'Jo Beckett'. The second Jo Beckett novel, 'The Memory Collector', was published in June 2009, the third, 'The... Wikipedia
Oklahoma, United States

Orla Guerin (May 15, 1960-)

Orla Guerin MBE is an Irish correspondent currently working for BBC News based in Cairo. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Frode Haltli

Frode Haltli (May 15, 1975-)

Frode Haltli, is a Norwegian accordion player. Wikipedia
Levanger, Sør-Trøndelag
Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer (May 15, 1939-)

Barbara Hammer is an American filmmaker in the genre of experimental films and a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. Hammer is known for creating experimental films dealing with women's issues such as gender roles, lesbian relationships and coping with aging and family. Wikipedia
Hollywood, California, United States

David Healy (actor) (May 15, 1929-October 25, 1995)

David Healy was an American-born actor who appeared in British and American television shows. Wikipedia
New York
London
Judith Hermann

Judith Hermann (May 15, 1970-)

Judith Hermann is a German author. Wikipedia
West Berlin, Germany
Grant Heslov

Grant Heslov (May 15, 1963-)

Grant Heslov is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter and director, known for producing 'Argo' for which he received an Academy Award for Best Picture as co-producer in 2013. He is also known for portraying Robbie in the 1996 screwball comedy 'Black Sheep'. Wikipedia
Los Angeles
Russell Hornsby

Russell Hornsby (May 15, 1974-)

Russell Hornsby is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is best known for his roles as Eddie Sutton on ABC Family's 'Lincoln Heights', as Luke on the HBO drama 'In Treatment' and as Detective Hank Griffin on the NBC series 'Grimm'. Wikipedia
Oakland, California, U.S.
Desmond Howard

Desmond Howard (May 15, 1970-)

Desmond Kevin Howard is a former NFL wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner and currently a college football analyst for ESPN. Wikipedia
Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Alison Jackson (May 15, 1970-)

Alison Jackson is an English artist known for her lookalike photographs of celebrities. She has won a BAFTA for BBC 2's series 'Doubletake'. She has also had three collections of her photographic work published. Wikipedia
Southsea, Hampshire, England
Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns (May 15, 1930-)

Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker. Wikipedia
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Karin Krog

Karin Krog (May 15, 1937-)

Karin Krog is one of the leading Norwegian jazz singers, the great granddaughter of Anders Heyerdahl, a Norwegian composer, musician, genealogist, folklorist and local historian, and married to the jazz journalist Johannes Bergh. She is able to sing anything from standards to free improvisations. Wikipedia

Milan Kymlicka (May 15, 1936-October 9, 2008)

Milan Kymlicka was a Czechoslovakian and Canadian arranger, composer and conductor. He was best known for his composition of film and television scores, including those for the animated television series 'Rupert' and 'Babar' and the live-action television series 'Lassie' and 'Little Men'. He received numerous awards for his work, including a Genie... Wikipedia
Louny, Czechoslovakia
Toronto, Canada
Ray Lankester

Ray Lankester (May 15, 1847-August 13, 1929)

Sir E. Ray Lankester KCB, FRS was a British zoologist, born in London. Wikipedia
Westminster, London, England
Chelsea, London, England
Mary F. Lyon

Mary F. Lyon (May 15, 1925-December 25, 2014)

Mary Frances Lyon, FRS is an English geneticist, who is best known for her discovery of X-chromosome inactivation, an important cytogenetic phenomenon. Wikipedia
Norwich
James Mason

James Mason (May 15, 1909-July 27, 1984)

James Neville Mason was an English actor. Wikipedia
Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

Norma Fox Mazer (May 15, 1931-October 17, 2009)

Norma Fox Mazer was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults. Her novels featured credible young characters confronting difficult situations such as family separation and death. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Montpelier, Vermont, USA
Jennylyn Mercado

Jennylyn Mercado (May 15, 1987-)

Jennylyn Mercado is a Filipino actress, singer and songwriter. She gained fame as the winner of the first season of the reality talent competition 'StarStruck'. Mercado is most known for receiving much critical acclaim at her young age for her acting performances on television and film. She has released three albums from GMA Records and Viva... Wikipedia
Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau (May 15, 1981-)

Justin Ernest George Morneau is a Canadian Major League Baseball player who plays first base for the Minnesota Twins. At and, Morneau was drafted as a catcher by the Twins in 1999. He converted to first base in the minor leagues and made his MLB debut in 2003. He has held that position throughout his career and became the first Twin since Gary... Wikipedia
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Chapman Mortimer (May 15, 1907-1988)

Chapman Mortimer was the pen name of William Charles Chapman Mortimer, a Scottish novelist. He won the James Tait Black Award for fiction in 1951 for his novel 'Father Goose'. Wikipedia
Andy Murray

Andy Murray (May 15, 1987-)

Andrew Barron Murray OBE is a Scottish professional tennis player, currently ranked World No. 3. He started playing tennis at the age of three, entered his first competitive tournament at age five and was playing league tennis by the time he was eight. He is known to be one of the most consistent players on the tour, having reached at least the... Wikipedia
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Don Nelson

Don Nelson (May 15, 1940-)

Donald Arvid "Don" Nelson is a former NBA player and head coach. He coached the Milwaukee Bucks, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Golden State Warriors. Wikipedia
Muskegon, Michigan
Chazz Palminteri

Chazz Palminteri (May 15, 1952-)

Calogero "Chazz" Palminteri is an American actor and writer, best known for his performances in 'The Usual Suspects', 'A Bronx Tale', and his Academy Award nominated role for Best Supporting Actor in 'Bullets over Broadway'. Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick (May 15, 1956-)

Daniel Patrick Pugh, professionally known as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He currently hosts 'The Dan Patrick Show' broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and on television on NBCSN as well as The Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers. He also currently co-hosts NBC's 'Football... Wikipedia
Mason, Ohio, U.S.
Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips (May 15, 1981-)

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips is a British equestrian and the second-eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Zara Phillips is the second child and only daughter from the marriage of Anne, Princess Royal, and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips. She holds no royal title or style and is currently 16th in the... Wikipedia
St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890-September 18, 1980)

Katherine Anne Porter was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel 'Ship of Fools' was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. She is known for her penetrating insight; her work deals with dark themes... Wikipedia
Indian Creek, Texas
Silver Spring, Maryland

Bernard Ringeissen (May 15, 1934-)

Bernard Ringeissen is a French classical pianist. Wikipedia
Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson (May 15, 1915-December 13, 2009)

Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize, that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall E. Parker... Wikipedia
Gary, Indiana, USA
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA

Anthony Shaffer (writer) (May 15, 1926-November 6, 2001)

Anthony Joshua Shaffer was an English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, barrister and advertising executive. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Chelsea and Westminister Hospital, London, England, UK

Peter Shaffer (May 15, 1926-)

Sir Peter Levin Shaffer, CBE, is an English playwright and screenwriter of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been filmed. Wikipedia
Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Emmitt Smith

Emmitt Smith (May 15, 1969-)

Emmitt James Smith, III is a retired American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for fifteen seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Considered one of the greatest and the single most complete running back in NFL history, Smith played college football for the University of Florida, where he was an All-American. A... Wikipedia
Pensacola, Florida, United States
Rod Smith (American football)

Rod Smith (American football) (May 15, 1970-)

Roderick Smith is a former American football wide receiver who played thirteen seasons for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He played college football at Missouri Southern State. He was originally signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent and played his entire career with the team. He is ranked 15th in NFL history in... Wikipedia
Texarkana, Arkansas
John Smoltz

John Smoltz (May 15, 1967-)

John Andrew Smoltz is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and active sportscaster. He is best known for his prolific career of more than two decades with the Atlanta Braves, in which he garnered eight All-Star selections and received the Cy Young Award in 1996. Though predominantly known as a starting pitcher, Smoltz was converted to a... Wikipedia
Warren, Michigan, United States

Nicola Walker (May 15, 1970-)

Nicola Walker is an English actress, known for her starring roles in various British television programmes from the 1990s onwards, including Ruth Evershed in the spy drama 'Spooks' from 2003-2011. She has also worked in theatre, radio and film. In 2013, she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for the play 'The Curious Incident of the... Wikipedia
Stepney, London
Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek (May 15, 1951-)

Frank Anthony Wilczek is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician and a Nobel laureate. He is currently the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wikipedia
Mineola, New York, U.S.

Yi Cheol-seung (May 15, 1922-)

Yi Cheol-seung or Lee Cheol-seung is a former Korean independence activist and South Korean politician who is an advocate of non-governmental organizations and an opponent of communism. Wikipedia
Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel (May 15, 1936-March 27, 2003)

Paul Zindel, Jr. was an American playwright, Young Adult novelist, and educator. Wikipedia
Tottenville, Staten Island, New York City
New York City, USA