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Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor

Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor (May 19, 1879-May 2, 1964)

Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor, CH was an American-born English socialite who made a second marriage to Waldorf Astor as a young woman in England. After he succeeded to the peerage and entered the House of Lords, she entered politics, in 1919 winning his former seat in Plymouth and becoming the first woman to sit as a Member of... Wikipedia
Danville, Virginia, United States of America
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond (May 19, 1934-)

Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. Wikipedia
Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India
Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman (May 19, 1928-December 16, 1982)

Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman CBE was an influential English design engineer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry, and founder of Lotus Cars. Wikipedia

Pauline Clarke (May 19, 1921-July 23, 2013)

Pauline Clarke was an English author who has written for younger children under the name Helen Clare, for older children as Pauline Clarke, and more recently for adults under her married name Pauline Hunter Blair. Her best-known work is 'The Twelve and the Genii', a low fantasy children's novel published by Faber in 1961, for which she won the 1962... Wikipedia
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

Frank Deasy (May 19, 1959-September 17, 2009)

Frank Deasy was an Irish screenwriter. He won an Emmy Award for the television series 'Prime Suspect' and was also nominated for his works, 'Looking After Jo Jo' and 'The Grass Arena'. His other works included the BBC/HBO mini-series, 'The Passion'. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941-June 26, 2012)

Nora Ephron was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. Wikipedia
New York City, United States
New York City, United States
Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan (May 19, 1965-)

Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki in 'Naruto', as Terry Perry on 'Lab Rats', and as Janet in 'Yes Man'. Wikipedia
Honolulu, Hawaii
Dario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti (May 19, 1973-)

George Dario Marino Franchitti, MBE, known professionally as Dario Franchitti, is a retired Scottish racing driver. He won the IndyCar Series championship once in 2007, and 3 more times in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is also a 3-time winner of Indianapolis 500, haven won in 2007, 2010, and 2012. Franchitti started his career in his native Great Britain... Wikipedia
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett (May 19, 1976-)

Kevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He plays the power forward and center positions. In high school, Garnett was a 1995 McDonald's All-American at Farragut Career Academy and won a national player of the year award. Garnett entered... Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina
Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-September 2, 1969)

Hồ Chí Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Côn, or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of... Wikipedia
Nghe An Province, Assam, French Indochina
Hanoi, Vietnam
Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton (May 19, 1971-)

Israel Houghton is a Grammy Award-winning American Christian music artist, worship leader and singer-songwriter, mostly known for his cross-cultural style of Christian music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz, rock and reggae. Houghton is usually credited as Israel & New Breed and currently signed to Integrity Music. Houghton is a worship leader... Wikipedia
Oceanside, California, United States
Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad (May 19, 1938-)

Girish Raghunath Karnad is an Indian actor, film director, writer and playwright who predominantly works in South Indian cinema. His rise as a playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the... Wikipedia
Matheran, Maharashtra
Ross Katz

Ross Katz (May 19, 1971-)

Ross Katz is an American film producer, screenwriter and film director. Wikipedia
Kevin Kenner

Kevin Kenner (May 19, 1963-)

Kevin Kenner is an American concert pianist. Wikipedia
Coronado, California

Taylor von Kriegenbergh (May 19, 1988-)

Taylor von Kriegenbergh is an American professional poker player. He was born in Stoneham, MA and is currently a resident of Hollywood, Florida. On May 3, 2011 von Kriegenbergh won his first World Poker Tour championship at the inaugural WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in Hollywood, FL, earning $1,122,340 and his first WPT bracelet. The 2011 Hard... Wikipedia
Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer (May 19, 1934-)

James Charles "Jim" Lehrer is an American journalist and novelist, and is the executive editor and a former news anchor for the 'PBS NewsHour' on PBS. He is also known for his role as a debate moderator in U.S. presidential election campaigns, and is an author of numerous fiction and non-fiction books, which draw upon his experience as a newsman,... Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Malcolm X

Malcolm X (May 19, 1925-February 21, 1965)

MalcolmX, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and... Wikipedia
North Omaha, Nebraska, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba (May 19, 1861-February 23, 1931)

Dame Nellie Melba GBE, born Helen Porter Mitchell, was an Australian operatic soprano. She became one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early 20th century. She was the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. She took the pseudonym "Melba" from Melbourne, her home town. Wikipedia
Richmond, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Wilson Mizner

Wilson Mizner (May 19, 1876-April 3, 1933)

Wilson Mizner was an American playwright, raconteur, and entrepreneur. His best-known plays are 'The Deep Purple', produced in 1910, and 'The Greyhound', produced in 1912. He was manager and co-owner of The Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles, California, and was affiliated with his brother, Addison Mizner, in a series of scams and picaresque... Wikipedia
Benicia, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Murali (Tamil actor)

Murali (Tamil actor) (May 19, 1964-September 8, 2010)

Murali was a South Indian film actor who appeared in the leading and supporting roles in Tamil and Kannada throughout his career. Murali has acted with many stars including Vijaykanth, Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Karthik, Prabhu Deva, Surya, Parthiban, Sarath Kumar, Mammootty and Sivaji Ganesan. In the 1990s, He has also acted with famous heroines including... Wikipedia
Chennai, India
Abraham Pais

Abraham Pais (May 19, 1918-July 28, 2000)

Abraham Pais was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was later arrested and saved only by the end of the... Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jesse Peretz (May 19, 1968-)

Jesse W. Peretz is an American bass guitar player, feature film director, and Grammy Award-winning music video director. Wikipedia
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Max Perutz

Max Perutz (May 19, 1914-February 6, 2002)

Max Ferdinand Perutz, OM, CH, CBE, FRS was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the structures of hemoglobin and myoglobin. He went on to win the Royal Medal of the Royal Society in 1971 and the Copley Medal in 1979. At Cambridge he founded and chaired... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Cambridge, England
Michele Placido

Michele Placido (May 19, 1946-)

Michele Placido is an Italian actor and director. He is best known for the role of Corrado Cattani in the TV series 'La Piovra'. Wikipedia
Ascoli Satriano, Foggia, Italy
Elena Poniatowska

Elena Poniatowska (May 19, 1932-)

Elena Poniatowska is a French-born Mexican journalist and author, specializing in works on social and political issues focused on those considered to be disenfranchised especially women and the poor. She was born in Paris to upper class parents, including her mother whose family fled Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. She left France for Mexico... Wikipedia
Paris, France
Pol Pot

Pol Pot (May 19, 1925-April 15, 1998)

Pol Pot, born Saloth Sar, was a Cambodian socialist revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997. From 1963 to 1981, he served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea. As such, he became the leader of Cambodia on 17 April 1975, when his forces captured Phnom Penh. From 1976 to 1979, he also served as the prime... Wikipedia
Kampong Thum Province, Cambodia
Theo de Raadt

Theo de Raadt (May 19, 1968-)

Theo de Raadt is a software engineer who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects, and was also a founding member of the NetBSD project. Wikipedia
Pretoria, South Africa
Karel van het Reve

Karel van het Reve (May 19, 1921-March 4, 1999)

Karel van het Reve was a Dutch writer, translator and literary historian, teaching and writing on Russian literature. Wikipedia

Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (May 19, 1886-March 23, 1969)

Bernadotte Everly Schmitt was a historian of Europe. He was professor of Modern European History at the University of Chicago from 1924 until 1946. Wikipedia
Strasburg, Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia
Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi

Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi (May 19, 1773-June 25, 1842)

Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, whose real name was Simonde, was a writer born at Geneva. He is best known for his works on French and Italian history, and his economic ideas. Wikipedia
Geneva, Switzerland
Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend (May 19, 1945-)

Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the Who. His career with the Who spans more than 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Wikipedia
London, England
Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg (May 19, 1969-)

Thomas Vinterberg is a Danish film director who, along with Lars von Trier, co-founded the Dogme 95 movement in filmmaking, which established rules for simplifying movie production. Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark

T. Harry Williams (May 19, 1909-July 6, 1979)

[[Vinegar Hill Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Marcos Witt

Marcos Witt (May 19, 1962-)

Marcos Witt is an American five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Christian singer and pastor. Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas
Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood (May 19, 1953-)

Victoria Wood CBE is an English comedian, actor, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom... Wikipedia
Prestwich, Lancashire, England
Günter M. Ziegler

Günter M. Ziegler (May 19, 1963-)

Günter Matthias Ziegler is a German mathematician. Ziegler is known for his research in discrete mathematics and geometry, and particularly on the combinatorics of polytopes. Wikipedia
Munich, Bavaria