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Adele (May 5, 1988-)

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, '19', was also released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It... Wikipedia
Tottenham, north London, England, United Kingdom
Antonio Agri

Antonio Agri (May 5, 1932-October 17, 1998)

Buenos Aires
Sergey Akhromeyev

Sergey Akhromeyev (May 5, 1923-August 24, 1991)

Sergey Fyodorovich Akhromeyev was a Soviet military figure, Hero of the Soviet Union and Marshal of the Soviet Union. Wikipedia
Torbeyevsky District, Mordovia, Soviet Union
Larry Brilliant

Larry Brilliant (May 5, 1944-)

Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Chris Brown (American entertainer)

Chris Brown (American entertainer) (May 5, 1989-)

Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year.... Wikipedia
Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
Pat Carroll (actress)

Pat Carroll (actress) (May 5, 1927-)

Patricia Ann "Pat" Carroll is an American actress, voice actress and comedian who is known for being the voice of Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid' as well as having a long acting career, including appearances in CBS's 'The Danny Thomas Show', ABC's 'Laverne & Shirley', 'ER', other guest-starring and series-regular roles on American television as... Wikipedia
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
Beth Carvalho

Beth Carvalho (May 5, 1946-)

Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho known professionally as Beth Carvalho is a Brazilian samba singer, guitarist, cavaquinist and composer. Wikipedia
Michael Cates

Michael Cates (May 5, 1961-)

Michael Elmhirst Cates, FRS, FRSE is a British physicist. He is Professor of Natural Philosophy and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He has been appointed as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge with effect from 1 July 2015. Wikipedia
Kyan Douglas

Kyan Douglas (May 5, 1970-)

Kyan Douglas was the grooming expert on the American television program 'Queer Eye'. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, U.S.

John Dunning (film editor) (May 5, 1916-February 25, 1991)

John "Jack" D. Dunning was an American film editor who worked on several large-scale Hollywood movies from 1947 to 1970. He was an editor contracted to MGM Studios. Wikipedia
Santa Monica CA
Virginie Efira

Virginie Efira (May 5, 1977-)

Virginie Efira is a Belgian actress, and anchor on French Television. Wikipedia
Schaerbeek,(Region of Brussels-Capital) Belgium

Linda Fairstein (May 5, 1947-)

Linda Fairstein is an American author and former prosecutor focusing on crimes of violence against women and children. She served as head of the sex crimes unit of the Manhattan District Attorney's office from 1976 until 2002 and is the author of a series of novels featuring Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York
Geoffrey Fisher

Geoffrey Fisher (May 5, 1887-September 15, 1972)

Geoffrey Worth-Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945 to 1961. Wikipedia
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England

Galen Giaccone (May 5, 1988-)

Galen Giaccone is an American beauty queen from Wyoming, Delaware who was crowned Miss Delaware 2008 and competed for the title of Miss America 2009 which was ultimately won by Katie Stam of Indiana. Wikipedia
Wyoming, Delaware
Richard E. Grant

Richard E. Grant (May 5, 1957-)

Richard E. Grant is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, and director. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film 'Withnail and I', and achieved international recognition as John Seward in the 1992 blockbuster 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'. Wikipedia
Mbabane, Swaziland

Tommy Helms (May 5, 1941-)

Tommy Vann Helms is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. Over a 14-year career, Helms played for four teams, including eight seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, four with the Houston Astros, and one each with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox. He also managed the Reds for part of two seasons. He is the uncle of former... Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Peter Howitt (May 5, 1957-)

Peter Howitt is an English actor and film director. Wikipedia
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813-November 11, 1855)

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables.... Wikipedia
Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Michael Lindsay-Hogg (May 5, 1940-)

Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Baronet is an American television, film, music video, and theater director. Beginning his career in British television, Lindsay-Hogg became a pioneer in music video production, directing promotional films by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following his work with these bands, he branched out into film and... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.

Loring Mandel (May 5, 1928-)

Loring Mandel is an American playwright and screenwriter whose notable works include the TV movie 'Conspiracy'. He has written for radio, television, film and the stage. Wikipedia
Karl Marx

Karl Marx (May 5, 1818-March 14, 1883)

Karl Marx was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the United Kingdom. Marx's work in economics laid the basis for much of the current understanding of labour and its relation to capital, and subsequent economic thought. He... Wikipedia
Trier, Prussia
London, United Kingdom
Dariusz Michalczewski

Dariusz Michalczewski (May 5, 1968-)

Dariusz Michalczewski is a retired Polish-German professional boxer. Michalczewski is the former 'Lineal', WBO, WBA, & IBF light-heavyweight champion and WBO cruiserweight champion. Wikipedia
Gdańsk, Poland
Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley (May 5, 1890-March 28, 1957)

Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures. Wikipedia
Todd Newton

Todd Newton (May 5, 1970-)

Todd Newton is an entertainment personality, Daytime Emmy winning game show host, and author/speaker. Wikipedia
Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Michael Palin

Michael Palin (May 5, 1943-)

Michael Edward Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries. Wikipedia
Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK

Rodney H. Pardey (May 5, 1945-)

Rodney Herm "Rod" Pardey is an American poker player. Pardey is the father of professional poker player and singer/songwriter Rodney E. Pardey and Ryan Pardey. Wikipedia
Vincennes, Indiana, United States

Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. (May 5, 1865-June 12, 1953)

Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. was an American pastor who developed the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York as the largest Protestant congregation in the country, with 10,000 members. He was a community activist, author, and the father of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Born into poverty in southwestern Virginia, Powell worked to put... Wikipedia

Roger Rees (May 5, 1944-)

Roger Rees is a Welsh actor and director. He is best known to American audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord on the American television sitcom show 'Cheers' and Lord John Marbury on the American television drama 'The West Wing'. He won a Tony Award for his performance as the lead in 'The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby'. Wikipedia
Aberystwyth, Wales
John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies (May 5, 1944-)

John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor. He portrayed the dwarf Gimli in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the 'Indiana Jones' films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series 'The Untouchables', Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series 'Shōgun',... Wikipedia
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ferdinand von Richthofen

Ferdinand von Richthofen (May 5, 1833-October 6, 1905)

Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen was a German traveller, geographer, and scientist. He is noted for coining the terms "Seidenstraße" and "Seidenstraßen" = "Silk Road" or "Silk Route" in 1877. He also standardized the practices of chorography and chorology. He was an uncle of the World War I flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, best known as the "Red... Wikipedia
Carlsruhe, Prussian Silesia

Edwin Rodríguez (boxer) (May 5, 1985-)

Edwin Rodríguez is a Dominican professional boxer who lives in Worcester, Massachusetts. Wikipedia
Moca, Dominican Republic
Arthur Leonard Schawlow

Arthur Leonard Schawlow (May 5, 1921-April 28, 1999)

Arthur Leonard Schawlow was an American physicist. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for his work on lasers. Wikipedia
Mount Vernon, New York
Palo Alto, California
Pierre Schoendoerffer

Pierre Schoendoerffer (May 5, 1928-March 14, 2012)

Pierre Schoendoerffer was a French film director, a screenwriter, a writer, a war reporter, a war cameraman, a renowned First Indochina War veteran, a cinema academician. He was president of the Académie des Beaux-Arts for 2001 and for 2007. Wikipedia
Chamalières, Puy-de-Dôme, France
Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine
Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Sienkiewicz (May 5, 1846-November 15, 1916)

Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his historical novels. Wikipedia
Wola Okrzejska, Congress Poland
Vevey, Switzerland
Joseph Stefano

Joseph Stefano (May 5, 1922-August 25, 2006)

Joseph William Stefano was an American screenwriter, best known for adapting Robert Bloch's novel for Alfred Hitchcock's film 'Psycho' and for being the producer and co-writer of the original 'Outer Limits' TV series. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thousand Oaks, California
Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente (May 5, 1979-)

Catherynne M. Valente is an American fiction writer, poet, and literary critic. For her speculative fiction novels she has won the annual James Tiptree, Andre Norton, and Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards. Her short fiction has appeared in 'Clarkesworld Magazine', the World Fantasy Award–winning anthologies Salon Fantastique and Paper Cities, along with... Wikipedia
Seattle, Washington, USA

Barbara Wagner (May 5, 1938-)

Barbara Aileen Wagner is a Canadian former pair skater. She teamed up with Robert Paul in 1952. They became the 1960 Olympic champions, four-time World champions, and five-time Canadian national champions. After retiring from competition, the pair toured with Ice Capades. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brian Williams

Brian Williams (May 5, 1959-)

Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist. He is best known for serving ten years as anchor and managing editor for 'NBC Nightly News', the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, he anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and NBC News... Wikipedia
Middletown Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Matthew Wolfenden (actor)

Matthew Wolfenden (actor) (May 5, 1980-)

Matthew Wolfenden is an English actor best known for his role as David Metcalfe in the soap opera 'Emmerdale'. Wikipedia
West Yorkshire, England
Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942-April 6, 1998)

Virginia Wynette Pugh, known professionally by her stage name Tammy Wynette was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers. She was an American icon and a country music icon. Wikipedia
Itawamba County, Mississippi, U.S.
Nashville, Tennessee, USA