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José Antonio Abreu

José Antonio Abreu (May 7, 1939-)

José Antonio Abreu Anselmi is a Venezuelan orchestra conductor, pianist, economist, educator, activist, and politician. He is Catholic. He was honored with the 2009 Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' Trustees Awards, the highest honor given to the career of personalities that have contributed to music by the organization that puts together... Wikipedia
Valera, Venezuela
Pavel Alexandrov

Pavel Alexandrov (May 7, 1896-November 16, 1982)

Pavel Sergeyevich Alexandrov, sometimes romanized Aleksandroff or Aleksandrov, was a Soviet Russian mathematician. He wrote about three hundred papers, making important contributions to set theory and topology. Wikipedia
Bogorodsk, Moscow Governorate, Russian Empire
Moscow, Soviet Union
Sidney Altman

Sidney Altman (May 7, 1939-)

Sidney Altman is a Canadian and American molecular biologist, who is the Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Chemistry at Yale University. In 1989 he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jacqueline Barton

Jacqueline Barton (May 7, 1952-)

Jacqueline Kapelman Barton New York City, NY, is an American chemist. She worked as a Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College, and at Columbia University before joining the California Institute of Technology. She is currently the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical... Wikipedia
New York City
Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter (May 7, 1923-December 12, 1985)

Anne Baxter was an American actress of stage and screen. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie in the 1946 film 'The Razor's Edge', and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the title role in the 1950 film 'All About Eve'. Her other films included 'The Magnificent Ambersons', 'I Confess'... Wikipedia
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Volker Braun

Volker Braun (May 7, 1939-)

Volker Braun is a German writer. His works include 'Provokation für mich' – a collection of poems written between 1959 and 1964 and published in 1965, a play, 'Die Kipper', and 'Das ungezwungne Leben Kasts'. Wikipedia
Dresden, Germany
Robert Browning

Robert Browning (May 7, 1812-December 12, 1889)

Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are... Wikipedia
Camberwell, London, England
Venice, Italy
Peter Carey (novelist)

Peter Carey (novelist) (May 7, 1943-)

Peter Philip Carey AO is an Australian novelist, known primarily for being one of only three writers to have won the Booker Prize twice—the others being J. M. Coetzee and Hilary Mantel. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for 'Oscar and Lucinda', and won for the second time in 2001 with 'True History of the Kelly Gang'. In May 2008 he was... Wikipedia
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper (May 7, 1901-May 13, 1961)

Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical... Wikipedia
Helena, Montana
Los Angeles, California

Gordon Davidson (director) (May 7, 1933-)

Gordon Davidson is an American stage and film director. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
Anne Dudley

Anne Dudley (May 7, 1956-)

Anne Dudley is an English composer and pop musician. Dudley was the first BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001. Dudley has worked in both the classical and pop genres, but she is perhaps best known as one of the core members of the synthpop band Art of Noise and as a film composer. Wikipedia
Chatham, Kent, England
Kama Ginkas

Kama Ginkas (May 7, 1941-)

Kama Ginkas is a Russian and Soviet theatre director. Wikipedia

Ralph E. Gomory (May 7, 1929-)

Ralph Edward Gomory is an American applied mathematician and executive. Gomory worked at IBM as a researcher and later as an executive. During that time, his research led to the creation of new areas of applied mathematics. Wikipedia
Brooklyn Heights, New York
Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston (May 7, 1946-)

Thelma Houston is an American singer and actress. She scored a number-one hit in 1977 with her cover version of the song "Don't Leave Me This Way", which won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Wikipedia
Leland, Mississippi, United States

Nicholas Hytner (May 7, 1956-)

Sir Nicholas Robert Hytner is a theatre and film director. He was previously the Artistic Director of London's National Theatre. His major successes while director include 'Miss Saigon', 'The History Boys' and 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. Wikipedia
Manchester, England
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (May 7, 1927-April 3, 2013)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, CBE was a German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her long collaboration with Merchant Ivory Productions, made up of director James Ivory and the late producer Ismail Merchant. Jhabvala wrote a dozen... Wikipedia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
New York City, US

Jenny Joseph (May 7, 1932-)

Jenny Joseph is an English poet. Wikipedia
Birmingham
Joseph Joubert

Joseph Joubert (May 7, 1754-May 4, 1824)

Joseph Joubert was a French moralist and essayist, remembered today largely for his 'Pensées', which was published posthumously. Wikipedia
PARIS
Tadamitsu Kishimoto

Tadamitsu Kishimoto (May 7, 1939-)

Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto is a Japanese immunologist known for research on IgM and cytokines, most famously, interleukin 6. Wikipedia
Osaka
Edwin H. Land

Edwin H. Land (May 7, 1909-March 1, 1991)

Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and his retinex theory of color vision. His Polaroid instant camera, which went... Wikipedia
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892-April 20, 1982)

Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. Wikipedia
Glencoe, Illinois
Boston, Massachusetts
Darren McGavin

Darren McGavin (May 7, 1922-February 25, 2006)

Darren McGavin was an American actor best known for his portrayal of the grumpy father in the film 'A Christmas Story,' and for the title role in the television horror series 'Kolchak: The Night Stalker.' He appeared as the title character in the 1950s television series 'Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer'. From 1959–1961, McGavin starred in the NBC... Wikipedia
Spokane, Washington
Los Angeles, California

Dominik Moll (May 7, 1962-)

Dominik Moll is a German born French film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed 'Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien' and 'Lemming'. He was born in Bühl, West Germany. Wikipedia

Andy Montañez (May 7, 1942-)

Andrés Montañez, better known as Andy Montañez, is a salsa singer from Puerto Rico. Wikipedia
Christy Moore

Christy Moore (May 7, 1945-)

Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore is an Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, 'Paddy on the Road' was recorded with Dominic Behan in 1969. In 2007, he was named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards. Wikipedia

Tony O'Reilly (May 7, 1936-)

Sir Anthony Joseph Francis O'Reilly, is a former Irish businessman and international rugby union player. He is known for his involvement in the Independent News & Media Group, which he led from 1973 to 2009, and as former CEO and Chairman of the H.J. Heinz Company. He was the leading shareholder of Waterford Wedgwood. Perhaps Ireland's first... Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland

Marcel Poot (May 7, 1901-June 12, 1988)

Marcel Poot was a Belgian composer, professor, and musician. His father, Jan Poot, was Director of the Vlaamse Schouwburg in Brussels. Wikipedia

Simon Ramo (May 7, 1913-)

Simon "Si" Ramo is an American engineer, business leader and author. He led development of microwave and missile technology and is sometimes known as the father of the intercontinental ballistic missile. He also developed General Electric's electron microscope. He has been partly responsible for the creation of two Fortune 500 companies,... Wikipedia
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Władysław Reymont

Władysław Reymont (May 7, 1867-December 5, 1925)

Władysław Stanisław Reymont was a Polish novelist and the 1924 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known work is the award-winning four-volume novel 'Chłopi'. Wikipedia
Radomsko, Poland
Warsaw, Poland

Georgie Stoll (May 7, 1905-January 18, 1985)

Georgie Stoll was a musical director, conductor, composer and jazz violinist, associated with the Golden Age of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musicals and performers from the 1940s to 1960s. Born George Martin Stoll, he was also later credited as George E. Stoll. Wikipedia
Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861-August 7, 1941)

Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of 'Gitanjali' and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to... Wikipedia
Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Calcutta, India
Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Calcutta, India
Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933-September 11, 2002)

John Constantine Unitas, known as Johnny Unitas or "Johnny U", and nicknamed "The Golden Arm", was a Lithuanian American professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. He spent the majority of his career playing for the Baltimore Colts. He was a record-setting quarterback, and the National Football League's most valuable... Wikipedia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Timonium, Maryland
Mariana van Zeller

Mariana van Zeller (May 7, 1976-)

Mariana van Zeller is a Portuguese journalist and correspondent for National Geographic Channel and chief correspondent for Fusion. She is a former correspondent for the 'Vanguard' documentary series on the former Current TV. Wikipedia
Cascais
Gene Wolfe

Gene Wolfe (May 7, 1931-)

Gene Rodman Wolfe is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He is noted for his dense, allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith. He is a prolific short-story writer and novelist and has won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards. Wikipedia
New York City
Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Jennifer Yuh Nelson (May 7, 1972-)

Jennifer Yuh Nelson, also known as Jennifer Yuh, is a South Korean-born American director and storyboard artist. She is best known for her directorial debut 'Kung Fu Panda 2'. Yuh is the first woman to solely direct an animated feature from a major Hollywood studio, and this film also proved to be the most financially successful one for a film... Wikipedia
South Korea