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Yehuda Amichai (May 3, 1924-September 22, 2000)

Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew. He was awarded the 1957 Shlonsky Prize, the 1969 Brenner Prize, 1976 Bialik Prize, and 1982 Israel Prize. Wikipedia
Würzburg, Germany
Mary Astor

Mary Astor (May 3, 1906-September 25, 1987)

Mary Astor was an American actress. Best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in 'The Maltese Falcon', Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. She eventually transitioned to talkies, but nearly saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for... Wikipedia
Quincy, Illinois, U.S.
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Angel Blue

Angel Blue (May 3, 1984-)

Angel Blue born Angel Joy Blue is an American operatic soprano and classical crossover artist. Blue's voice has been recognized for its shining and agile upper register, "smoky" middle register, beautiful timbre, and her ability to switch from a classical to contemporary sound. She has performed internationally and won numerous awards such as... Wikipedia
Apple Valley, California, United States
Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Per-Ingvar Brånemark (May 3, 1929-December 20, 2014)

Per-Ingvar Brånemark was a Swedish physician and research professor, touted as the "father of modern dental implantology". The 'Brånemark Osseointegration Center', named after its founder, was founded in 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Wikipedia
Gothenburg, Sweden
James Brown

James Brown (May 3, 1933-December 25, 2006)

James Joseph Brown was an American singer and dancer. THE founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as "The Godfather of Soul". In a career that spanned six decades, Brown influenced the development of several music genres. Wikipedia
Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Bobby Cannavale

Bobby Cannavale (May 3, 1970-)

Robert "Bobby" Cannavale is an American actor known for his leading role as Bobby Caffey in the first two seasons of the television series 'Third Watch'. Cannavale also had a recurring role on the NBC comedy series 'Will & Grace' as Officer Vincent "Vince" D'Angelo, Will Truman's long-term boyfriend, and portrayed Gyp Rosetti during the third... Wikipedia
Union City, New Jersey, US
Gino Cervi

Gino Cervi (May 3, 1901-January 3, 1974)

Gino Cervi was an Italian actor. Wikipedia
Bologna, Italy
John Collier (writer)

John Collier (writer) (May 3, 1901-April 6, 1980)

John Henry Noyes Collier was a British-born author and screenplay writer best known for his short stories, many of which appeared in 'The New Yorker' from the 1930s to the 1950s. Most were collected in 'The John Collier Reader'; earlier collections include a 1951 volume, the famous 'Fancies and Goodnights', which won the International Fantasy Award... Wikipedia
London, England, UK
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA
Betty Comden

Betty Comden (May 3, 1917-November 23, 2006)

Betty Comden was one-half of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green, who provided lyrics, libretti, and screenplays to some of the most beloved and successful Hollywood musicals and Broadway shows of the mid-20th century. Her writing partnership with Adolph Green lasted for six decades, during which time they collaborated with other leading... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.
Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper (May 3, 1934-May 1, 2011)

Sir Henry Cooper OBE KSG was an English heavyweight boxer known for the sheer power of his left hook, "Enry's 'Ammer", and his knockdown of the young Muhammad Ali. Cooper held the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles several times throughout his career, and unsuccessfully challenged Ali for the world heavyweight championship in... Wikipedia
London, England
Oxted, Surrey, England
Norman Corwin

Norman Corwin (May 3, 1910-October 18, 2011)

Norman Lewis Corwin was an American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing. His earliest and biggest successes were in the writing and directing of radio drama during the 1930s and 1940s. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Los Angeles, California
Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977)

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. Wikipedia
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Madrid, Spain
Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross (May 3, 1951-)

Christopher Cross is an American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. His debut album earned him five Grammy Awards. He is perhaps best known for his US Top Ten hit songs, "Ride Like the Wind", "Sailing", and "Arthur's Theme", the latter recorded by him for the film 'Arthur' starring Dudley Moore. "Sailing" earned three Grammys in 1981, while... Wikipedia
San Antonio, Texas, United States
William Clay Ford, Jr.

William Clay Ford, Jr. (May 3, 1957-)

William Clay "Bill" Ford, Jr. is an American businessman. The great-grandson of Henry Ford, he serves as the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. Ford also served as the President, CEO, and COO until turning over those roles to former Boeing executive Alan Mulally in September 2006. Ford is also the Vice Chairman of the Detroit Lions NFL... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman (May 3, 1930-January 14, 2014)

Juan Gelman was an Argentine poet. He published more than twenty books of poetry between 1956 and his death in early 2014. In 2007, Gelman was awarded the Cervantes Prize, the most important in Spanish literature. His works celebrate life but are also tempered with social and political commentary and reflect his own painful experiences with the... Wikipedia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
John Scott Haldane

John Scott Haldane (May 3, 1860-March 15, 1936)

John Scott Haldane CH FRS was a Scottish physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimentation which led to many important discoveries about the human body and the nature of gases. He also experimented on his son, J. B. S. Haldane, even when he was quite young. Haldane locked himself in sealed chambers breathing potentially lethal cocktails of... Wikipedia
Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall (May 3, 1982-)

Rebecca Maria Hall is a British-American actress. In 2003, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her debut stage performance in a production of 'Mrs. Warren's Profession'. She has appeared in the films 'The Prestige', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'The Town', 'Frost/Nixon', 'Iron Man 3', and 'Transcendence'. Wikipedia
London, England
Doug Henning

Doug Henning (May 3, 1947-February 7, 2000)

Douglas James Henning was a Canadian magician, illusionist, escape artist and politician. Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ron Hextall

Ron Hextall (May 3, 1964-)

Ronald Jeffrey Hextall is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 13 National Hockey League seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers, Quebec Nordiques, and New York Islanders. He served as Assistant General Manager for the Flyers for one season, and was promoted to General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, replacing Paul... Wikipedia
Brandon, MB, CAN

E. W. Howe (May 3, 1853-October 3, 1937)

Edgar Watson Howe, sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was perhaps best known for his magazine, 'E.W. Howe's Monthly'. Howe was well traveled and known for his sharp wit in his editorials. Wikipedia
Wabash County, Indiana, United States
Atchison County, Kansas, United States
William Inge

William Inge (May 3, 1913-June 10, 1973)

William Motter Inge was an American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, 'Picnic', earned him a Pulitzer Prize. With his portraits of small-town life and settings rooted in the... Wikipedia
Alfred Kastler

Alfred Kastler (May 3, 1902-January 7, 1984)

Alfred Kastler was a French physicist, and Nobel Prize laureate. Wikipedia
Bandol, France
David H. Koch

David H. Koch (May 3, 1940-)

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States. Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas
Mell Lazarus

Mell Lazarus (May 3, 1927-)

Mell Lazarus is an American novelist and cartoonist, best known as the creator of two comic strips, 'Miss Peach' and 'Momma'. For his comic strip 'Pauline McPeril', he used the pseudonym Fulton, which also the name of a character in his novel, 'The Boss Is Crazy, Too'. Wikipedia
Jacques-Louis Lions

Jacques-Louis Lions (May 3, 1928-May 17, 2001)

Jacques-Louis Lions was a French mathematician who made contributions to the theory of partial differential equations and to stochastic control, among other areas. He received the SIAM's John von Neumann prize in 1986 and numerous other distinctions. Lions is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher. Wikipedia
Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes
Davey Lopes

Davey Lopes (May 3, 1945-)

David Earle Lopes is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. He batted and threw right-handed. He is currently the first base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wikipedia
East Providence, Rhode Island
Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli (May 3, 1469-June 21, 1527)

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. Heralded as one of the founders of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics, he was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in... Wikipedia

Herman Francis Mark (May 3, 1895-April 6, 1992)

Herman Francis Mark was an Austrian-American chemist regarded for his contributions to the development of polymer science. Mark's x-ray diffraction work on the molecular structure of fibers provided important evidence for the macromolecular theory of polymer structure. Together with Houwink he formulated an equation, now called the Mark–Houwink or... Wikipedia

Kathleen Marshall (May 3, 1962-)

Kathleen Marshall is an American choreographer, director, and creative consultant. Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Golda Meir

Golda Meir (May 3, 1898-December 8, 1978)

Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Wikipedia
Kiev, Ukraine
Jerusalem, Israel
Tom O'Horgan

Tom O'Horgan (May 3, 1924-January 11, 2009)

Tom O'Horgan was an American theatre and film director, composer, actor and musician. He is best known for his Broadway work as director of the hit musicals 'Hair' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. During his career he sought to achieve a form of "total theater" described by the New York Times as “wittily physical,” and which earned him a reputation as... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Venice, Florida, USA

Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa (May 3, 1910-February 2, 1990)

Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa was a Norwegian fiddler and traditional folk musician. He was one of the best known Norwegian performers of folk music in the 1900s. Wikipedia
Massimo Ranieri

Massimo Ranieri (May 3, 1951-)

Massimo Ranieri, is an Italian pop singer, film and stage actor. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy

Jean-Marc Roberts (May 3, 1954-March 25, 2013)

Jean-Marc Roberts was a French editor, novelist, and screenwriter. Wikipedia
Paris, France
Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing (May 3, 1905-February 17, 1986)

Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing was a Major League Baseball pitcher most remembered for his time with the highly successful New York Yankees teams of the 1930s and 1940s. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. Wikipedia
Granville, Illinois
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Steffen Schleiermacher

Steffen Schleiermacher (May 3, 1960-)

Steffen Schleiermacher is a German composer, pianist, and conductor. Wikipedia
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919-January 27, 2014)

Peter "Pete" Seeger was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during... Wikipedia
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Yves Simon (singer)

Yves Simon (singer) (May 3, 1944-)

Yves Simon is a French singer and writer. Wikipedia
Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak (May 3, 1902-April 21, 1983)

Walter Slezak was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in German films before moving to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Lifeboat', but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in 'The Wonderful... Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Flower Hill, New York, U.S.
Michael Marshall Smith

Michael Marshall Smith (May 3, 1965-)

Michael Philip Marshall Smith is an English novelist, screenwriter and short story writer who also writes as Michael Marshall. Wikipedia
Knutsford, Cheshire, England

Frank Snepp (May 3, 1943-)

Frank Warren Snepp is a journalist and former chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy for the Central Intelligence Agency in Saigon during the Vietnam War. For five out of his eight years as a CIA officer, he worked as interrogator, agent debriefer, and chief strategy analyst in the US Embassy, Saigon; he was awarded the Intelligence Medal of... Wikipedia
Kinston, North Carolina
Henning Sommerro

Henning Sommerro (May 3, 1952-)

Henning Sommerro is a Norwegian musician, composer and music teacher. Wikipedia
George Paget Thomson

George Paget Thomson (May 3, 1892-September 10, 1975)

Sir George Paget Thomson, FRS was an English physicist and Nobel laureate in physics recognised for his discovery with Clinton Davisson of the wave properties of the electron by electron diffraction. Wikipedia
Cambridge, UK
Cambridge, UK
José Torres

José Torres (May 3, 1936-January 19, 2009)

José Torres, was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. As an amateur boxer, he won a silver medal in the junior middleweight at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. In 1965, he defeated Willie Pastrano to win the WBC and WBA light heavyweight championships. Torres trained with the legendary boxing trainer Cus D'Amato. In 1997, he was inducted into the... Wikipedia
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Stephen Warbeck (May 3, 1953-)

Stephen Warbeck is an English composer, best known for his film and television scores. Wikipedia
Steven Weinberg

Steven Weinberg (May 3, 1933-)

Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles. Wikipedia
New York, U.S.
Earl Wilson (columnist)

Earl Wilson (columnist) (May 3, 1907-January 16, 1987)

Harvey Earl Wilson, born Harvey Earl Wilson, was an American journalist, gossip columnist and author, perhaps best known for his nationally syndicated newspaper column, 'It Happened Last Night'. Wikipedia
Rockford, Ohio
Yonkers, New York