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635 K'inich Kan Bahlam II Mayan king (d. 702)

675 Perumbidugu Mutharaiyar II King of Mutharaiyar dynasty Tamil Nadu India

1052 Philip I of France (d. 1108)

1100 Emperor Qinzong of Song (d. 1161)

1127 Uijong of Goryeo Korean monarch of the Goryeo dynasty (d. 1173)

1330 Gongmin of Goryeo Korean ruler (d. 1374)

1586 Paul Siefert German composer and organist (d. 1666)

1606 Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz Spanish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1682)

1614 Bertholet Flemalle Flemish Baroque painter (d. 1675)

1617 Elias Ashmole English astrologer and politician (d. 1692)

1629 William VI Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel noble of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1663)

1718 William Hunter Scottish-English anatomist and physician (d. 1783)

1729 Giuseppe Parini Italian poet and educator (d. 1799)

1730 Prince Augustus Ferdinand of Prussia Prussian prince and general (d. 1813)

1734 Franz Mesmer German physician and astrologer (d. 1815)

1741 Andrea Luchesi Italian organist and composer (d. 1801)

1789 Franz Schlik Austrian earl and general (d. 1862)

1790 Jules Dumont d'Urville French admiral and explorer (d. 1842)

1790 James Pradier French neoclassical sculptor (d. 1852)

1794 Ignaz Moscheles Czech pianist and composer (d. 1870)

1795 Charles Barry English architect designed the Upper Brook Street Chapel and Halifax Town Hall (d. 1860)

1800 Rómulo Díaz de la Vega Mexican general and president (1855) (d. 1877)

1810 Margaret Fuller American journalist and critic (d. 1850)

1817 Manuel Robles Pezuela Unconstitutional Mexican interim president (d. 1862)

1820 James Buchanan Eads American engineer designed the Eads Bridge (d. 1887)

1820 Lorenzo Sawyer American lawyer and judge (d. 1891)

1834 Jānis Frīdrihs Baumanis Latvian architect (d. 1891)

1834 Carl Bloch Danish painter and academic (d. 1890)

1837 Anatole Mallet Swiss mechanical engineer and inventor (d. 1919)

1837 Józef Wieniawski Polish pianist and composer (d. 1912)

1838 Amaldus Nielsen Norwegian painter (d. 1932)

1840 George Throssell Irish-Australian politician 2nd Premier of Western Australia (d. 1910)

1844 `Abdu'l-Bahá Iranian religious leader (d. 1921)

1848 Otto Lilienthal German pilot and engineer (d. 1896)

1855 Isabella Ford English author and activist (d. 1924)

1861 József Rippl-Rónai Hungarian painter (d. 1927)

1863 Władysław Horodecki Polish architect (d. 1930)

1864 William O'Connor American fencer (d. 1939)

1865 Epitácio Pessoa Brazilian jurist and politician 11th President of Brazil (d. 1942)

1875 Alfred P. Sloan American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1966)

1882 William Halpenny Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1960)

1884 Corrado Gini Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965)

1887 Thoralf Skolem Norwegian mathematician and theorist (d. 1963)

1887 Nikolai Vekšin Estonian-Russian sailor and captain (d. 1951)

1887 C. R. M. F. Cruttwell English historian (d. 1941)

1888 Adriaan Roland Holst Dutch writer (d. 1976)

1888 Zack Wheat American baseball player and police officer (d. 1972)

1889 Ernst Niekisch German educator and politician (d. 1967)

1890 Herbert Marshall English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)

1891 Pär Lagerkvist Swedish novelist playwright and poet Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

1892 Albert Spencer 7th Earl Spencer British peer (d. 1975)

1896 Felix Steiner Russian-German SS officer (d. 1966)

1897 Jimmie Guthrie Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 1937)

1898 Scott O'Dell American soldier journalist and author (d. 1989)

1898 Josef Terboven German soldier and politician (d. 1945)

1899 Jeralean Talley American super-centenarian (d. 2015)

1900 Franz Leopold Neumann German lawyer and theorist (d. 1954)

1908 Hélène Boucher French pilot (d. 1934)

1910 Margaret Wise Brown American author and educator (d. 1952)

1910 Hugh Casson English architect and academic (d. 1999)

1910 Scatman Crothers American actor and comedian (d. 1986)

1910 Franz Kline American painter and academic (d. 1962)

1910 Artie Shaw American clarinet player composer and bandleader (d. 2004)

1911 Lou Brouillard Canadian boxer (d. 1984)

1911 Paul Augustin Mayer German cardinal (d. 2010)

1912 Jean Françaix French pianist and composer (d. 1997)

1912 John Payne American actor (d. 1989)

1914 Harold Hitchcock English visionary landscape artist (d. 2009)

1914 Celestine Sibley American journalist and author (d. 1999)

1914 Barbara Ward Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth English economist journalist and prominent Catholic layperson (d. 1981)

1915 S. Donald Stookey American physicist and chemist invented CorningWare (d. 2014)

1917 Edward Norton Lorenz American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)

1918 Denis Compton English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1997)

1919 Robert Bernstein American author and playwright (d. 1988)

1919 Ruth Fernández Puerto Rican contralto and a member of the Puerto Rican Senate (d. 2012)

1919 Betty Garrett American actress singer and dancer (d. 2011)

1920 Helen O'Connell American singer (d. 1993)

1921 Humphrey Lyttelton British jazz musician and broadcaster (d. 2008)

1923 Alicia de Larrocha Catalan-Spanish pianist (d. 2009)

1923 Irving Millman American virologist and microbiologist (d. 2012)

1924 Karlheinz Deschner German author and activist (d. 2014)

1925 Joshua Lederberg American biologist and geneticist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)

1926 Basil Salvadore D'Souza Indian bishop (d. 1996)

1926 Joe Slovo Lithuanian-South African activist and politician (d. 1995)

1928 Rosemary Clooney American singer and actress (d. 2002)

1928 Nigel Davenport English actor (d. 2013)

1928 Nina Otkalenko Russian runner (d. 2015)

1929 Ulla Jacobsson Swedish-Austrian actress (d. 1982)

1930 Friedrich Achleitner German poet and critic (d. 2019)

1931 Barbara Barrie American actress

1932 Kevork Ajemian Syrian-French journalist and author (d. 1998)

1933 Joan Collins English actress

1933 Ove Fundin Swedish motorcycle racer

1934 Robert Moog electronic engineer and inventor of the Moog synthesizer (d. 2005)

1935 Lasse Strömstedt Swedish author (d. 2009)

1936 Ingeborg Hallstein German soprano and actress

1936 Charles Kimbrough American actor

1939 Michel Colombier French-American composer and conductor (d. 2004)

1939 Reinhard Hauff German director and screenwriter

1940 Bjorn Johansen Norwegian saxophonist (d. 2002)

1940 Gérard Larrousse French race car driver

1940 Cora Sadosky Argentinian mathematician and academic (d. 2010)

1941 Zalman King American director producer and screenwriter (d. 2012)

1941 Rod Thorn American basketball player coach and executive

1942 Gabriel Liiceanu Romanian philosopher author and academic

1942 Kovelamudi Raghavendra Rao Indian director screenwriter and choreographer

1943 Peter Kenilorea Solomon Islands politician 1st Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands (d. 2016)

1945 Padmarajan Indian director screenwriter and author (d. 1991)

1946 David Graham Australian golfer

1947 Jane Kenyon American poet and translator (d. 1995)

1948 Myriam Boyer French actress director and producer

1949 Daniel DiNardo American cardinal

1949 Alan García Peruvian lawyer and politician 61st and 64th President of Peru (d. 2019)

1951 Antonis Samaras Greek economist and politician 185th Prime Minister of Greece

1952 Martin Parr English photographer and journalist

1954 Gerry Armstrong Northern Irish international footballer

1954 Marvelous Marvin Hagler American boxer and actor (d. 2021)

1955 Luka Bloom Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist

1956 Andrea Pazienza Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)

1956 Ursula Plassnik Austrian politician and diplomat Foreign Minister of Austria

1956 Buck Showalter American baseball player coach and manager

1958 Mitch Albom American journalist author and screenwriter

1958 Lea DeLaria American actress and singer

1959 Marcella Mesker Dutch tennis player and sportscaster

1960 Linden Ashby American actor

1961 Daniele Massaro Italian footballer and manager

1961 Norrie May-Welby Scottish Australian gender activist

1962 Karen Duffy American actress

1963 Viviane Baladi Swiss mathematician

1964 Ruth Metzler Swiss lawyer and politician

1965 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo Spanish footballer

1965 Tom Tykwer German director producer screenwriter and composer

1965 Melissa McBride American actress

1965 Paul Sironen Australian rugby league player

1966 Graeme Hick Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach

1966 Gary Roberts Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1967 Luís Roberto Alves Mexican footballer

1967 Anna Ibrisagic Swedish politician

1968 Guinevere Turner American actress and screenwriter

1970 Bryan Herta American race car driver and businessman co-founded Bryan Herta Autosport

1971 George Osborne English journalist and politician former Chancellor of the Exchequer

1972 Rubens Barrichello Brazilian race car driver

1972 Martin Saggers English cricketer and umpire

1973 Maxwell American singer-songwriter and producer

1974 Jewel American singer-songwriter guitarist actress and poet

1974 Manuela Schwesig German politician German Federal Minister of Family Affairs

1976 Ricardinho Brazilian footballer and manager

1977 Richard Ayoade British actor director and writer

1977 Ilia Kulik Russian figure skater

1978 Scott Raynor American drummer

1979 Rasual Butler American basketball player (d. 2018)

1979 Brian Campbell Canadian ice hockey player

1980 Theofanis Gekas Greek footballer

1980 Ben Ross Australian rugby league player

1983 Silvio Proto Belgian-Italian footballer

1984 Hugo Almeida Portuguese footballer

1985 Sebastián Fernández Uruguayan footballer

1985 Teymuraz Gabashvili Russian tennis player

1985 Wim Stroetinga Dutch cyclist

1985 Ross Wallace Scottish footballer

1986 Ryan Coogler American film director and screenwriter

1986 Alexei Sitnikov Russian-Azerbaijani figure skater

1986 Alice Tait Australian swimmer

1986 Ruben Zadkovich Australian footballer

1987 Gracie Otto Australian actress director producer and screenwriter

1987 Bray Wyatt American wrestler

1988 Rosanna Crawford Canadian biathlete

1988 Angelo Ogbonna Italian footballer

1988 Morgan Pressel American golfer

1989 Ezequiel Schelotto Italian footballer

1990 Dan Evans British tennis player

1990 Kristina Kucova Slovakian tennis player

1990 Oliver Venno Estonian volleyball player

1991 Aaron Donald American football player

1991 Lena Meyer-Landrut German singer-songwriter

1991 César Pinares Chilean footballer

1996 Katharina Althaus German ski jumper

1996 Emmanuel Boateng Ghanaian footballer

1996 Razvan Marin Romanian footballer

1997 Pedro Chirivella Spanish footballer

1997 Coy Craft American footballer

1997 Joe Gomez English footballer

1997 Gustaf Nilsson Swedish footballer

1997 Sam Timmins New Zealand basketball player

1998 Sérgio Sette Câmara Brazilian racing driver

1998 Salwa Eid Naser Bahraini track and field sprinter

1999 James Charles American internet personality

1999 Trinidad Cardona American singer and songwriter

2000 Felipe Drugovich Brazilian-Italian racing driver

Ambrose Burnside

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Born - May 23,1824

Died - Sep 13,1881

American

Anatoly Karpov

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Born - May 23,1951

Russian

Betty Nuthall

Profession - Tennis Player

Born - May 23,1911

Died - Nov 08,1983

English

Carl Linnaeus

Profession - Botanist

Born - May 23,1707

Died - Jan 10,1778

Swedish

Douglas Fairbanks

Profession - Actor

Born - May 23,1883

Died - Dec 12,1939

American

Drew Carey

Profession - Actor

Born - May 23,1958

American

Hans Frank

Profession - Lawyer

Born - May 23,1900

Died - Oct 16,1946

German

Jewel Kilcher

Profession - Singer

Born - May 23,1974

American

John Bardeen

Profession - Physicist

Born - May 23,1908

Died - Jan 30,1991

American

John Newcombe

Profession - Tennis Player

Born - May 23,1944

Australian

Ken Jennings

Profession -

Born - May 23,1974

American

Martin McGuinness

Profession -

Born - May 23,1950

Died - Mar 21,2017

Irish

Philip I

Profession - King

Born - May 23,1052

Died - Jul 29,1108

French

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Nov 20,1942 - Present

THE 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Jun 14,1946 - Present

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Aug 04,1961 - Present

THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

George W. Bush

Jul 06,1946 - Present

THE 43RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Aug 19,1946 - Present

THE 42ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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THE 41ST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Ronald Reagan

Feb 06,1911 - Jun 05,2004

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THE 39TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Jul 14,1913 - Dec 26,2006

THE 38TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Richard Nixon

Jan 09,1913 - Apr 22,1994

THE 37TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Lyndon B. Johnson

Aug 27,1908 - Jan 22,1973

THE 36TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

John F. Kennedy

May 29,1917 - Nov 22,1963

THE 35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oct 14,1890 - Mar 28,1969

THE 34TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Harry S. Truman

May 08,1884 - Dec 26,1972

THE 33RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Jan 30,1882 - Apr 12,1945

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Herbert Hoover

Aug 10,1874 - Oct 20,1964

THE 31ST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Calvin Coolidge

Jul 04,1872 - Jan 05,1933

THE 30TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Warren G. Harding

Nov 02,1865 - Aug 02,1923

THE 29TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Woodrow Wilson

Dec 28,1856 - Feb 03,1924

THE 28TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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Sep 15,1857 - Mar 08,1930

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