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Jay Aston

Jay Aston (May 4, 1961-)

Jay Hilda Aston is an English singer and occasional songwriter. She was a member of the British pop group Bucks Fizz, from 1981–1985. She was the youngest member of the group's original line-up, being just 19 when they won the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest. While Aston was a member, the group had 12 of their 13 UK top 40 hit singles, including three... Wikipedia
Purley, Surrey, England

Frances Marie Burke (May 4, 1922-)

Frances Marie Burke was Miss America in 1940. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929-January 20, 1993)

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is... Wikipedia
Brussels, Belgium
Tolochenaz, Switzerland
Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley (May 4, 1825-June 29, 1895)

Thomas Henry Huxley was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Wikipedia
Ealing, Middlesex, England
Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Clara Ingram Judson (May 4, 1879-May 24, 1960)

Clara Ingram Judson was an American author who wrote over 70 children's books, primarily nonfiction including several biographies of American presidents. In 1960 she won the second Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the professional children's librarians, although she died before she could receive it. The award recognizes a living author or... Wikipedia
Logansport, Indiana, USA
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Trisha (actress)

Trisha (actress) (May 4, 1983-)

Trisha Krishnan, known mononymously as Trisha, is an Indian film actress and model, who primarily works in the South Indian film industries, where she has established herself as a leading actress. She was noticed after winning several beauty pageants like the Miss Madras contest, which marked her entry into filmdom. Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Allen Mandelbaum (May 4, 1926-October 27, 2011)

Allen Mandelbaum was an American professor of Italian literature, poet, and translator. He taught English and comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York from 1966 to 1986 and served as executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in English from 1972 to 1980. He was named the W. R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Humanities... Wikipedia
Leonid Mandelstam

Leonid Mandelstam (May 4, 1879-November 27, 1944)

Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam or Mandelshtam was a Soviet physicist of Belarusian-Jewish background. Wikipedia
Mogilev, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Horace Mann

Horace Mann (May 4, 1796-August 2, 1859)

Horace Mann was an American politician and educational reformer. A Whig devoted to promoting speedy modernization, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Historian Ellwood P. Wikipedia
Franklin, Massachusetts
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Tony McCoy

Tony McCoy (May 4, 1974-)

Anthony Peter McCoy OBE, commonly known as AP McCoy or Tony McCoy, is an Irish former horse racing jockey, based in the UK and Ireland. He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010, becoming the first jockey to win the award. In December 2013, he was named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year. Wikipedia
Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy (May 4, 1989-)

Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current World Number One and a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open with a tournament record lowest score under par, 2012 PGA Championship with a tournament record eight strokes victory... Wikipedia
Holywood, Northern Ireland
Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak (May 4, 1928-)

Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian President, leader and military commander. He served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Wikipedia
Kafr-El Meselha, Al Monufiyah, Egypt
Amos Oz

Amos Oz (May 4, 1939-)

Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual. He is also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba. He is regarded as Israel's most famous living author. Wikipedia
Jerusalem, Israel

Roberto Perpignani (May 4, 1941-)

Roberto Perpignani is an Italian film editor. Wikipedia

Betsy Rawls (May 4, 1928-)

Elizabeth Earle "Betsy" Rawls is an American former LPGA Tour professional golfer. She won eight major championship and 55 LPGA Tour career events. She is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Wikipedia
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Emmanuel Roblès (May 4, 1914-February 22, 1995)

Emmanuel Roblès was an Algerian-French author. He was elected a member of the Académie Goncourt in 1973. He was one of many influential "pied-noir" of his time. Wikipedia
Oran, French Algeria
Boulogne, Hauts-de-Seine
Gábor A. Somorjai

Gábor A. Somorjai (May 4, 1935-)

Gabor A. Somorjai is a professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and is a leading researcher in the field of surface chemistry and catalysis. For his contributions to the field, Somorjai won the Wolf Prize in Chemistry in 1998, the Linus Pauling Award in 2000, the National Medal of Science in 2002, the Priestley Medal in... Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary

Graham Swift (May 4, 1949-)

Graham Colin Swift FRSL is an English writer. Born in London, England, he was educated at Dulwich College, London, Queens' College, Cambridge, and later the University of York. Wikipedia
London, England
Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin (May 4, 1972-)

Christopher Dwayne Tomlin is an American contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas, United States who has sold nearly 30 million records. He is a former staff member at Austin Stone Community Church and is signed to EMI's sixstepsrecords. Tomlin leads worship at many Passion events. Some of his... Wikipedia

José Luandino Vieira (May 4, 1935-)

José Luandino Vieira is an Angolan writer of short fiction and novels. Wikipedia
John Watson (racing driver)

John Watson (racing driver) (May 4, 1946-)

John Marshall Watson, is a British former racing driver from Northern Ireland. He competed in Formula One, winning five Grands Prix and also in the World Sportscar Championship. He currently works for Sky Sports. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
William Whitaker (geologist)

William Whitaker (geologist) (May 4, 1836-January 15, 1925)

William Whitaker was born on 4 May 1836 in London, He was educated at St Albans School and University College, London, where he gained a degree in chemistry in 1855. Wikipedia
London
Croydon
George Will

George Will (May 4, 1941-)

George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, 'The Wall Street Journal' called him "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America," in a league with Walter Lippmann. Wikipedia
Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Pia Zadora

Pia Zadora (May 4, 1953-)

Pia Zadora is an American actress and singer. After working as a child actress on Broadway, in regional theater, and in the film 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'. She came to national attention in 1981 when, following her starring role in the highly criticized 'Butterfly', she won a Golden Globe Award as New Star of the Year and the Golden... Wikipedia
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States