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Rory Albanese

Rory Albanese (May 29, 1977-)

Rory Albanese is an American writer and comedian. A Long Island, New York native, he was an executive producer and writer for 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart', which he joined in 1999 and was with until October 2013. He is now Executive Producer of 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore'. Wikipedia

Ambareesh (May 29, 1952-)

Malavalli Huchche Gowda Amarnath, known mononymously by screen name Ambareesh, is an Indian film actor, media personality and a politician from the Karnataka state. Born and raised at Maddur town in Mandya District of Karnataka, he is fondly referred to as 'Mandayada Gandu'. Following his debut in Puttanna Kanagal's National Film Award-winning... Wikipedia
Mandya (ಮಂಡ್ಯ), Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ)
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (May 29, 1984-)

Carmelo Kyam Anthony, nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York

Robert Axelrod (May 29, 1943-)

Robert Marshall Axelrod is an American political scientist. He is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan where he has been since 1974. He is best known for his interdisciplinary work on the evolution of cooperation, which has been cited in numerous articles. His current research interests include complexity... Wikipedia
Annette Bening

Annette Bening (May 29, 1958-)

Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on the stage and in 1987 she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in 'Coastal Disturbances'. Her first film credits were 'The Great Outdoors' in 1988 and 'Valmont' in 1989. Bening is a four-time Academy Award-nominee for films, such... Wikipedia
Topeka, Kansas, United States

Tracey E. Bregman (May 29, 1963-)

Tracey Elizabeth Bregman is an American soap opera actress. She is best known for the role of Lauren Fenmore on 'The Young and the Restless' and 'The Bold and the Beautiful '. Wikipedia
Munich, Germany
André Brink

André Brink (May 29, 1935-February 6, 2015)

André Philippus Brink was a South African novelist. He wrote in both Afrikaans and English and was a Professor of English at the University of Cape Town. Wikipedia
Vrede
On a flight from the Netherlands to South Africa
David Bruce (microbiologist)

David Bruce (microbiologist) (May 29, 1855-November 27, 1931)

Major-General Sir David Bruce, KCB, FRS, FRSE was a Scottish pathologist and microbiologist who investigated brucellosis and trypanosomes, identifying the cause of sleeping sickness. Wikipedia
Melbourne
London
G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton (May 29, 1874-June 14, 1936)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." 'Time' magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of... Wikipedia
Kensington, London, England
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Danny Davis (country musician)

Danny Davis (country musician) (May 29, 1925-June 12, 2008)

Danny Davis was a country music band leader, trumpet player, vocalist and producer, best known as the founder and leader of the Nashville Brass. Wikipedia
Randolph, Massachusetts
Nashville, Tennessee
Eric Davis (baseball)

Eric Davis (baseball) (May 29, 1962-)

Eric Keith Davis is a former center fielder for several Major League Baseball teams. Davis was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 19, 1984 with the Cincinnati Reds, the team for which he is most remembered. Blessed with a rare combination of excellent foot speed and bat speed, Davis became the first major league player to hit at... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (May 29, 1953-)

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman is an American composer, record producer, and actor. He is known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating 'The Simpsons' main title theme as well as the 1989 'Batman' film theme. He has scored the majority of his... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge (May 29, 1961-)

Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album 'Melissa Etheridge' was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on the 'Billboard' 200, and its lead single, "Bring Me Some Water", garnered Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal... Wikipedia

George Feher (May 29, 1924-)

George Feher is an American biophysicist working at the University of California, San Diego. Wikipedia
Czechoslovakia
Fonseca (singer)

Fonseca (singer) (May 29, 1979-)

Juan Fernando Fonseca, better known as Fonseca is a Colombian singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Born and raised in Bogotá, he studied at the Colegio Los Nogales from Kindergarten to 9th grade where he realized his dream about becoming a singer. He then moved to a new school called Gimnasio Campestre. After his time at Gimnasio... Wikipedia
Bogotá, Colombia
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher (May 29, 1967-)

Noel Thomas David Gallagher is a British musician, singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester... Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Anthony Geary

Anthony Geary (May 29, 1947-)

Anthony Dean "Tony" Geary is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Luke Spencer on the ABC daytime drama 'General Hospital'. Geary originated the role of Luke in 1978 and has since received a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Wikipedia
Coalville, Utah, U.S.
Sidney Glazier

Sidney Glazier (May 29, 1916-December 14, 2002)

Sidney Glazier was an American film producer best known for his work on the Mel Brooks film The Producers. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Bennington, New York, United States
John Harsanyi

John Harsanyi (May 29, 1920-August 9, 2000)

John Charles Harsanyi was a Hungarian-American economist and Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary
Berkeley, California, USA
Peter Higgs

Peter Higgs (May 29, 1929-)

Peter Ware Higgs is a British theoretical physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, and Nobel Prize laureate "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles". Wikipedia
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
Bob Hope

Bob Hope (May 29, 1903-July 27, 2003)

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards... Wikipedia
Eltham, London, England
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles
John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917-November 22, 1963)

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly known as Jack Kennedy or by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Notable events that occurred during his presidency included the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Nuclear Test... Wikipedia
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897-November 29, 1957)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was an Austro-Hungarian composer who adopted US nationality. While his late Romantic compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a re-evaluation and a gradual reawakening of interest. Along with such composers as Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, he is... Wikipedia
Brünn (Brno), Moravia, Austria-Hungary
Los Angeles, California, USA
Eduardo Lourenço

Eduardo Lourenço (May 29, 1923-)

Eduardo Lourenço GCSE, GCIH is a Portuguese essayist, professor, critic, philosopher, and writer. He attended Colégio Militar and studied at the University of Coimbra, where he also was a professor. He won the Camões Prize in 1996 and the Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon in 1988. Wikipedia
São Pedro do Rio Seco
Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf (May 29, 1957-)

Mohsen Makhmalbaf is an Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. His award-winning films include 'Kandahar', and his latest documentary The Gardener and latest feature 'The President'. Wikipedia
Tehran, Iran
Helmuth Rilling

Helmuth Rilling (May 29, 1933-)

Helmuth Rilling is a German choral conductor. He is the founder of the Gächinger Kantorei, the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and other Bach Academies worldwide, as well as the "Festival Ensemble Stuttgart" and the "Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble". He led the Frankfurter Kantorei from... Wikipedia
Stuttgart

Willo Davis Roberts (May 29, 1928-November 19, 2004)

Willo Davis Roberts was an American writer, known primarily for children's mystery and suspense novels. Wikipedia
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Bob Simon (May 29, 1941-February 11, 2015)

Robert David "Bob" Simon was an American television correspondent for CBS News. During his career, he covered crises, war, and unrest in 67 countries. Simon reported the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam, the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the student protests in China's Tiananmen Square in 1989. During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, he and... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, United States
New York, New York, United States
Harald Sverdrup (writer)

Harald Sverdrup (writer) (May 29, 1923-June 26, 1992)

Harald Ulrik Sverdrup was a Norwegian poet and children's writer. He received several literary prizes, including the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature, the Mads Wiel Nygaards Endowment, the Dobloug Prize and the Riksmål Society Literature Prize. Wikipedia
Buksnes
Tønsberg
Pia Tafdrup

Pia Tafdrup (May 29, 1952-)

Pia Tafdrup is a Danish writer; primarily a poet, she has also written a novel and two plays, as well as works for radio. Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh (May 29, 1975-)

Daniel Dwight Tosh is a German-born, American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, voice actor, writer, and executive producer. He hosts the Comedy Central television show 'Tosh.0'. Wikipedia
Boppard, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Al Unser

Al Unser (May 29, 1939-)

Alfred "Al" Unser is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser, Jr.. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and won in American Championship... Wikipedia
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Lance Whitaker (May 29, 1972-)

Lance Whitaker is an American heavyweight boxer, who won the bronze medal as an amateur at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. Nicknamed "Mount", or more recently "Goofi", Whitaker was known for his size and personability. Wikipedia
Granada Hills, California, U.S.