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Last Updated 12-05-2019

🎵🎸Dave Abbruzzese -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1968
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Pearl Jam

🎭Sasha Alexander -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1975
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Dawson's Creek (as Gretchen Witter), Navy NCIS (as Agent Caitlin Todd), Shameless, Rissoli and Isles (as Dr. Maura Isles)

🎭Rochelle Aytes -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1976
Actress
TV Shows: Mistresses (as April Malloy)
Movie Titles: White Chicks

🎭Cameron Bancroft -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1967
Actor, Stuntman
TV Shows: Beverly Hills 90210 (as Joe Bradley), Cedar Cove (as Will Jeffers)
Movie Titles: The Beachcombers, Code Name: Eternity, Simple Things

🎭Joan Blackman -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1938 N.S.
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1990
TV Shows: Peyton Place, The Castle of Adventure
Movie Titles: Kid Galahad, Shivers, Visit to a Small Planet, Blue Hawaii

🏆🏀Bill Blair -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1942
NBA Coach

🎭Samantha Browne-Walters -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1991
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 2003
TV Shows: Life With Bonnie (as Samantha Molloy)

🎵🎸Bill Bruford -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1949
Hall of Famer, Record Company Owner, Music Producer, Composer, Percussionist, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Yes, King Crimson, Anderson-Bruford-Wakeman-Howe

🎵🎸Tracy Bryn -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1962
Modern Rock Musician
Group Names: Voice Of The Beehive

🏆🏈John Burrough -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1972
NFL Player

🎭🎵Kandi Burruss -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1976
Actress, Personality, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Xscape

🎭💻Ross Butler -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1990 N.S.
Actor, Internet Video Actor, Singaporian
TV Shows: K.C. Undercover, 13 Reasons Why (as Zach Dempsey)

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🏆🏈Scott Case -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1962
NFL Player

🏆🏈Matt Cassel -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1982
NFL Quarterback

🎵🎸Andrea Corr -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974
Modern Rock Singer, Irish
Group Names: The Corrs

🏆🏒Jim Cummins -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NHL Player

🏆🏁🏊John Griffith Davies -- is 90 in the year 2019 and 91 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1929 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

💰Jim Davis -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1943
Manufacturer
Misc: New Balance Shoe Co. owner/chairman

🏆🏀Hubert Davis -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NBA Guard, College Basketball Coach

🏆🏈Derrick Deese -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NFL Player

🎵🎸Audie Desbrow -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1957
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Great White

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Ava Dillon -- is 13 in the year 2019 and 14 in the year 2020; b.5/17/2006
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jane Stuart and Kevin's daughter

Odie Sal Dodson -- is 2 in the year 2019 and 3 in the year 2020; b.5/17/2017 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Ashley Williams and Neal's son

🎭Don Dolan -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1936
Actor
Movie Titles: The Philadelphia Experiment, Real Men, Shrunken Heads

🎭David Eigenberg -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1964
Actor
TV Shows: Sex and the City (as Steve Brady), Chicago Fire (as Christopher Herrmann also in Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med)
Movie Titles: Sex and the City (series)

🎭Adel Eman -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1940 N.S.
Actor, Egyptian

🎵Enya -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1961
Songwriter, Pianist, New Age Singer, Irish
Names/Places: RN:Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin; PRON:Enya Nee VREE-nine
Misc: Whimsical Will's raving fave
Song Titles: Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Album Titles: Enya, Watermark, Shepherd Moons, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, A Day Without Rain

🏆🏈Craig Erickson -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1969
NFL Quarterback

🎭Craig Ferguson -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1962 N.S.
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Drew Carey Show (as Nigel Wick), The Late Late Show (host)

🎭Ayda Field -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1979
Actress
Names/Places: RN: Ayda Sabahat Evecan
TV Shows: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Back to You
Movie Titles: Austenland, Strange Wilderness

🎨Thom Filicia -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1969
Interior Designer
TV Shows: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

🎵Pat Flynn -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1952
Country Guitarist

🎭Kat Foster -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1978
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: 'Til Death (as Steph Woodcock)

🎭Jay Anthony Franke -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1972
Actor
TV Shows: California Dreams (as Jake Sommers)

🎭Simon Fuller -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960 N.S.
TV Producer
TV Shows: American Idol

🎵Dick Gaughan -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1948
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Scotish

🎭Peter Gerety -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1940
Actor
TV Shows: Homicide (as Detective Stuart Gharty)
Movie Titles: Inside Man, K-PAX, War of the Worlds, Changeling

🏆⚾Wiki González -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974 N.S.
MLB Catcher, Venezuelan

🎭Ginger Gonzaga -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1983
Actress
Movie Titles: The Morning After, Ted, Someone Marry Barry, Splitting Hairs

🎨Lillie Lexie Gregg -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1991 N.S.
Fashion Designer, English

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🏆🏈Tim Grunhard -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1968
NFL Center

🏆⚾José Guillén -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1976
MLB Player, Dominican Republican

Kyle Hansen -- b.5/17/????

🎭Jay Harik -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960
Actor, Lebanese
Movie Titles: Accepted, American Dreamz, Nobody's Shalom, Live from Baghdad

🎭Hill Harper -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1966
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Live Shot (as Tommy Greer), CSI: NY (as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes)
Movie Titles: He Got Game, The Skulls, Concussion

🎵Kree Harrison -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1990
Pop Singer
TV Shows: American Idol (runner up in season 12)

🎵R. J. Helton -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1981
Singer, Christian/Contemporary Performer
TV Shows: American Idol (finalist #5 2002)

🎭Aisha Henderson -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974
Actress

🎭🎵🎸Joshua Homme -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1973
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Group Names: Eagles of Death Metal, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age

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🎭🎵Derek Hough -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1985
Actor, Choreographer, Dancer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, American
TV Shows: Nashville (as Noah West)

🎭Fiona Hutchison -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1960
Actress, Ballet Dancer
Movie Titles: American Gothic

🎭John Iles -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1954
Actor, English
TV Shows: The Bill (as D.S. Mike Dashwood)

🏆🏒Dane Jackson -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NHL Player, Canadian

🎵George Johnson -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1953
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Brothers Johnson

🎭🎵Jordan Knight -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: NN:N; RFN:Nathaniel Marcel
Misc: some say b. in 1971
Group Names: New Kids on the Block, soloist

🏆🏀Jon Koncak -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1963
NBA Center

🎭Josh Kramer -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1956
Entertainment Figure

🎨Christian Lacroix -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1950
Fashion Designer, Courtesan, French
Misc: couturier

🎭🎵Jerry Lanning -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1943
Actor, Singer

🎵🎸Andy Latimer -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1949
Songwriter, Bassist, Flautist, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: Camel, soloist

Daniel Curtis Lee -- is 28 in the year 2019 and 29 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1991 N.S.
Author
TV Shows: Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (as Simon Nelson-Cook)

🏆🥊Sugar Ray Leonard -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1956
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, NC; RFMN:Ray Charles
Misc: light welterweight Olympic champ (1976), World Boxing Council world welterweight title 1979 and four more titles; retired after losing to Terry Norris on Feb. 9, 1991, with record of 36-2-1 and 25 KOs.

🏆🏒Bill Lindsay -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1971
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏀Daniel Ricardo "Danny" Manning -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1966 N.S.
NBA Forward, College Basketball Coach

🎭Justin Martin -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1994
Actor
Movie Titles: Flight, Soloist, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The Express

🏆⚾Carlos May -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1948
MLB Player

🎵🎸Page McConnell -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1963
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Phish

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🎭Tahj Mowry -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1986
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Baby Daddy (as Tucker Dobbs), Kim Possible (as Wade Load), Smart Guy (as T.J. Henderson)
Movie Titles: Seventeen Again

🏆🏀Todd Mundt -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NBA Player

🏆Jim Nantz -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1959
Sports Announcer

Ralph Neas -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1946
Civil Rights Leader

F. Benjamin Nelson -- is 78 in the year 2019 and 79 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1941
Governor

🏆⚾Rob Nelson -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1964
MLB Player

🎵Alfred Nevarez -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1973
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say May 18
Group Names: All 4 One

🎵Homer R. O'Dell -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1965 N.S.
Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Odell
Group Names: Mint Condition

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Hazel O'Leary -- is 82 in the year 2019 and 83 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1937
Government Official
Misc: Secretary of Energy

🎭Ryan Ochoa -- is 23 in the year 2019 and 24 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1996 N.S.
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: iCarly (as Chuck Carly), Pair of Kings
Movie Titles: Astro Boy

🏆🏀Tony Parker -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1982
NBA Player, Belgiumese, French

🎵🎸Passenger -- is 35 in the year 2019 and 36 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1984
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN: Michael David Rosenberg

🎭Nathalie Paulding -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1985
Actress
Movie Titles: Bully, The Life Before Her Eyes, Bringing Rain

🏆⚾Carlos Peña -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1978
MLB First Baseman, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: RN: Carlos Felipe Pena
Misc: Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, AL Home Run Leader 2009
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers (2001), Oakland Athletics (2002), Detroit Tigers (2002-2005), Boston Red Sox (2006), Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays (2007-2010), Chicago Cubs (2011), Tampa Bay Rays (2012), Houston Astros (2013), Kansas City Royals (2013), Texas Rangers (2014)

🎭Bobby Porter -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1952
Actor, Stuntman
Misc: midget stunt double
TV Shows: Quark (as Andy the Robot), Malcolm in the Middle (stunt coordiator)
Movie Titles: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Jumanji

🏆🏒Mike Prokopec -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Sendhil Ramamurthy -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1974 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Heroes (as Mohinder Suresh also on Heroes Reborn), Beauty and the Beast (as Gabe Lowen)
Movie Titles: Shor in the City

🎭Leven Rambin -- is 29 in the year 2019 and 30 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1990
Actress, Director
TV Shows: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Grey's Anatomy, Wizards of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, True Detective (as Athena Bezzerides)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Chasing Mavericks

🎵🎸Alan Rankine -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1958
Music Producer, Keyboardist, New Wave Guitarist, Scotish
Group Names: The Associates

🎭Nikki Reed -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1988
Actress
TV Shows: Sleepy Hollow (as Betsy Ross)
Movie Titles: Thirteen, Twilight (series)

🎵🎸Trent Reznor -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1965
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Hard Rock Singer
Misc: film score composer
Group Names: Nine Inch Nails

🎭Erin Richards -- is 33 in the year 2019 and 34 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1986
Actress, Welsh (Wales)
TV Shows: Gotham (as Barbara Kean)
Movie Titles: The Quiet Ones, Open Grave

🏆🎾Tony Roche -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1945
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Australian

🎭Honey Rose -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1989 N.S.
Actress, India

🏆🏈Matt (Football) Ryan -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1985 N.S.
NFL Quarterback
Misc: NFL MVP (2016)
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons

🎭Bob Saget -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1956
TV Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia
TV Shows: Full House (as Danny Tanner also on Fuller House), America's Funniest Home Videos, How I Met Your Mother (as Older Ted Mosby), 1 vs 100 (host)
Movie Titles: Entourage (as himself), Madagascar

🎭Armand Schultz -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1959
Actor
Movie Titles: Burn After Reading, Salt, Vanilla Sky, Cold Souls
Video Games: Star Wars: The Old Republic -Rise of the Hutt Cartel

✍🎭Yôko Shimada -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1953
Author, Actress, Japanese
TV Shows: Shogun

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Ivan Sloane -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1935
Misc: World-Famous Watchmaker

🏆🏀Chris (Basketball) Smith -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
NBA Guard

🎭Goddess Sondra -- b.5/17/????
XXX-rated actress

📰Kathleen Sullivan -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1953
Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, CA
TV Shows: CNN, ABC News, CBS News

🎵Taj Mahal -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1942
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist
Misc: Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, Calypso, African, & Bahamian styles

🎭Bruce Thomas -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1961
Actor
TV Shows: Kyle XY
Movie Titles: Army of Darkness, Legally Blonde, Hall Pass

🏆🏈Pat Toomay -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1948
NFL Player

🎭🏆Karrueche Tran -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1988 N.S.
Actress, Model

🎭Paige Turco -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1965
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Dancer
TV Shows: The 100 (As Dr. Abigail Griffin), The Game Plan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as April O'Neil), American Gothic (as Gail Emory), Party of Five (as Annie Mott), NYPD Blue (as Officer Abby Sullivan)
Movie Titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (series)

🏆🏈Norv Turner -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1952
NFL Coach

🎵Darnell Van Rensalier -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1970
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Shai

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🏆Tessa Virtue -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1989 N.S.
Ice Dancer, Olympic Athlete

🎭Marlene Willoughby -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/17/1948
XXX-rated actress

📰Stewart Alsop -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1914 d.5/26/1974 (60)
Journalist, Editor
Misc: Saturday Evening Post

✍🎭🎵Howard Ashman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1951 d.3/14/1991 (39)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Lyricist, Gay
Movie Titles: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast

🎭Alice Backes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.3/15/2007 (83)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Bachelor Father (as Vickie)

🏆⚾James "Cool Papa" Bell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1903 N.S. d.3/7/1991 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Misc: top Negro League player

🎭Jason Bernard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/18/1996 (58)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Cagney and Lacey (as Deputy Inspector Marquette), Herman's Head (as Mr. Bracken)
Movie Titles: While You Were Sleeping, All of Me

Richard Bolling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1916 d.4/21/1991 (74)
Politician

🎭Paolo Bortoluzzi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 d.10/16/1993 (55)
Actor, Choreographer, Ballet Dancer, Italian

🎵Fausto Cleva -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1902 d.8/6/1971 (69)
Conductor, American, Italian
Misc: conductor of Symphonies

Archibald Cox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.5/29/2004 (92)
Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Watergate special prosecutor

🎭🎵Penny De Haven -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1948 d.2/23/2014 N.S. (65)
Actress, Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka Penny Starr

💰Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1909 d.12/19/1994 (85)
Businessperson
Misc: (Anthony Paonessa), real estate entrepreneur, invented the shopping mall

🎨💰Horace Elgin Dodge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1868 d.12/10/1920 (52)
Designer, Manufacturer
Misc: created the Dodge automobile; noted for having invented one of the first all-steel cars in America.

🎭Ruth Donnelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1896 d.11/17/1982 (86)
Movie Actress

🎭Jean Gabin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1904 d.11/15/1976
Movie Actor, French
Names/Places: RN:Jean-Alexis Moncourge

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🎨Arthur Getz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1913 d.1/19/1996 (82)
Artist
Misc: his depictions of life in and around the city appeared 210 times on the cover of The New Yorker magazine

📰John Gill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1732 d.8/25/1785 (53)
Publisher, Patient
Misc: a leading advocate of American colonial independence from Britain.

Ewart Guinier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1910 d.2/4/1990 (79)
Politician, Educator, Panamaian
Misc: unionist; headed Afro-American Studies at Harvard

🎵Martin Hale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.10/31/1968 (27)
Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Spanky and Our Gang

🎭Ralf Harolde -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1899 d.11/1/1974 (75)
Actor

🏆🏈Chris Henry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1983 d.12/17/2009 (26)
NFL Wide Receiver

🎵Richard "Dick" Hixson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1924 N.S. d.11/25/1982 N.S. (58)
Trombonist
Misc: contributed to numerous jazz record albums and played in many Broadway shows.

🎭Dennis Hopper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1936 d.5/29/2010 (74)
TV/Movie Actor, Movie Director
Names/Places: b. in Dodge City, KS; Michelle Gilliam (Phillip)'s hubby for eight days
Movie Titles: Rebel Without a Cause, True Grit, Black Widow, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Easy Rider, Speed, EDtv, Knockaround Guys

🎵Pervis Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1938 N.S. d.8/18/2008 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Spinners

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🎵Philip James -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1890 d.11/1/1975 (85)
Conductor/Composer

Edward Jenner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1749 d.1/26/1823 (73)
Physician, English
Misc: smallpox vaccination discoverer

Ayatollah Khomeini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1903 d.6/4/1989 (86)
Head of State
Names/Places: FN:Ruhollah
Misc: Iran leader; June 4 date of decease is Iran time, some say b. 1901 or 1902 or Sep 23 1902, another news source said b. 1900

👑King Alfonso XIII Of Spain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1886 d.2/28/1941 (54)
King, Spanish
Misc: ruled 1886-1931

🎵Sonny Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1934 d.9/5/1998 (64)
Singer
Names/Places: RN:Joey C. Smith

✍🎭Mary Lawrence -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/24/1991 (73)
Author, TV/Movie Actress
TV Shows: Love That Bob (as Ruth Helm)

🏆🏒Carl Liscombe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1915 d.2/23/2004 (88)
NHL Player

Joseph Norman Lockyer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1836 d.8/16/1920 (84)
Astronomer, British
Misc: discovered Helium in the sun/founded Nature magazine

🎭Andrew Craddock Lyles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.9/27/2013 (95)
Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka "A.C."

🏆🥊Billy Red Lyons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1932 N.S. d.6/22/2009 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: William Snip

🎭Alfredo Mayo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.5/19/1985 (74)
Actor, Spanish

Carl McIntire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1906 d.3/9/2002 (95)
Religionist
Misc: founder and minister in the Bible Presbyterian Church.

🎵🎷Jackie McLean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1932 d.3/31/2006 (73)
Alto-sax, Jazz Performer

🎭Horace McMahon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1907 d.8/17/1971 (64)
Actor
Names/Places: RLN:MacMahon
TV Shows: Martin Kane (as Captain Willis), Danny Thomas Show (as Horace), Naked City (as Lt. Mike Parker), Jackie Gleason Show

🏆🥊Sam McVey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1884 d.12/23/1921 (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎵Peter Mennin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/17/1983 (60)
Educator, Composer, Musician
Names/Places: RLN:Mennini

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🎵Bob Merrill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1921 d.2/17/1998 (76)
Lyricist, Songwriter
Misc: wrote scores to the musicals "Funny Girl" and "Carnival"
Song Titles: How Much is That Doggie in the Window (writer)

🎵Zinka Milanov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1906 d.5/30/1989 (83)
Opera Soprano, Yugoslav
Misc: leading at the Metropolitan Opera for nearly 30 yrs.

✍📰Merle Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1919 d.6/10/1986 (67)
Author, Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Historian, Gay

🎵Country Dick Montana -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 d.11/8/1995 (40)
Singer, Drummer
Names/Places: RN:Daniel Monty McLain
Group Names: The Beat Farmers, soloist
Song Titles: Happy Boy, Lakeside Trailer Park (previous titles as Beat Farmers lead)

🏆🏈Earl E. Morrall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1934 d.4/24/2014 (79)
NFL Quarterback
Misc: backup QB; NFL Player of the Year [1968], Super Bowls III, V, VII, VIII; AFC Player of the Year [1971]
Sports Teams: San Francisco '49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins

🎵Brigit Nilsson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1918 d.1/1/2006 (87)
Opera Soprano, Swedish
Names/Places: b. in West Karup
Misc: some say b. 1923

🎭Maureen O'Sullivan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.6/22/1998 (87)
Movie Actress, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Boyle; Mia Farrow's mom, John Farrow's wife
Movie Titles: Tarzan (movie series as Jane)

🏆⚾🏈"Ace" Parker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.11/6/2013 (101)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, College Baseball Coach, NFL Quarterback
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL 1937-1941), Boston Yanks (NFL 1945), New York Yankees (AAFC 1946), Philadelphia Athletics (MLB 1936-1937)

John Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1905 d.11/7/1995 (90)
Dramatist/Playwright
Misc: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Teahouse of the August Moon" and many screenplays

🎭Bill Paxton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1955 d.2/25/2017 N.S. (61)
Actor, Producer/Director
Song Titles: Fish Heads (video)
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as John Garrett), Training Day (as Det. Frank Rourke)
Movie Titles: Aliens, Edge of Tomorrow, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic, Mighty Joe Young, A Simple Plan, U-571, Thunderbirds To The Rescue

🎖⚖John Penn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/6/1741 J-LD or 5/17/1741 N.S. d.9/14/1788 N.S. (47)
Revolutionary, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

🏆⚾Pascual Pérez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1957 d.10/31/2012 (55)
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

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Roger Griswold Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1874 d.3/28/1936 (61)
Scientist, Professor
Misc: responsible for the filtration and chlorination of the Cleveland water supply

🎭Gordon Polk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1923 d.6/9/1960 (37)
Actor

✍🎭Dennis Potter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1935 d.6/7/1994 (59)
Author, Screenwriter, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Pennies From Heaven (TV mini-series), The Singing Detective (screenwriter)

👑Queen Caroline Of Brunswick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1768 d.8/7/1821 (53)
Queen, English

🎵Paul Quinichette -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1916 d.6/2/1983 (67)
Tenor-sax

🎵🎷Dewey Redman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1931 d.9/2/2006 (75)
Teacher, Composer, Reeds, Saxophonist, Jazz Musician

✍📰⚖Alfonso Reyes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1889 d.12/27/1959 (70)
Essayist, Poet, Critic, Historian, Diplomat, Mexican

🎨Henry Rosenfeld -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1911 d.2/5/1986 (74)
Fashion Designer

🎵Erik Alfred Leslie Satie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1866 d.7/1/1925 (59)
Composer, French

🎭Magda Schneider -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1909 d.7/30/1996 (87)
Actress

🎵Bobby Sheen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1941 d.11/23/2000 (59)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans

🏆George Sheldon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1874 N.S. d.11/25/1907 N.S. (33)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆Wilhelm Steinitz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1856 d.8/12/1900 (44)
Chess Player, Czech
Misc: the first world chess champion 1866-94; DOD was entered as DOB on Pat Kincaid's database(???), else DOD is unconfirmed

Robert Smith Surtees -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1803 d.3/16/1864 (60)
Novelist, English
Misc: Novelist of the chase and the creator of Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature, a Cockney grocer who is as blunt as John Bull and entirely given over to fox hunting.

🎭Conway Tearle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1878 d.10/1/1938 (60)
Movie Actor

🎵Ira Tucker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1925 d.6/24/2008 (83)
Singer
Group Names: Dixie Hummingbirds

📰🎭🎵Grant Turner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1912 d.10/19/1991 (79)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: Grand Ole Opry announcer for half-a-century

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✍📰🎭Harriet Van Horne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1920 d.1/15/1998 (77)
TV Critic, Columnist, Panelist
TV Shows: Leave It to The Girls

Schuyler S. Wheeler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1860 d.4/20/1923 (62)
Inventor
Misc: invented the two-blade electric fan in 1882

🏆Lydia Wideman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1920 N.S. d.4/13/2019 N.S. (98)
Olympic Athlete, Finnish
Misc: 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

🎵Jesse Winchester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/17/1944 d.4/11/2014 (69)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer

Lloyd Alexander -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1924 d.5/17/2007 (83)
Children's Author

✍⛪Béla Belázs -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1884 d.5/17/1949 (64)
Poet, Critic, Screenwriter, Jewish, Hungarian

🎨Dave Berg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1920 N.S. d.5/17/2002 N.S. (81)
Cartoonist
Misc: Mad Magazine

🏆⚾Joe Black -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1924 d.5/17/2002 (78)
MLB Player

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🏆🏒Hector "Toe" Blake -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1912 N.S. d.5/17/1995 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1948; his eight Stanley Cup championships in 13 seasons as coach of the Montreal Canadiens is a National Hockey League record; led Montreal to 2 Stanley Cups as a player and 8 more as coach; regular season MVP in 1939.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons

William Jefferson Blythe III -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1918 N.S. d.5/17/1946 N.S. (28)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Bill's father; so are many of his half-siblings

🎨Sandro Botticelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1444 d.5/17/1510
Painter
Names/Places: RN:Alessandro di Mariano del Filipepi
Misc: probably in his mid 60s when he died

🎭Roger Bower -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1903 d.5/17/1979 (76)
Game Show Host, Director
Misc: 1930s radio director

🏆Ernst Magnus Brandsten -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1883 N.S. d.5/17/1965 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

🎭Charles Braswell -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1924 d.5/17/1974 (49)
Actor

🏆🏁Scott Brayton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/20/1959 d.5/17/1996 (37)
Auto Racer

John Cabell Breckinridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1821 d.5/17/1875 (54)
Vice President, Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer
Misc: 14th U.S. Vice President

✍🎭🎵Abe Burrows -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1910 d.5/17/1985 (74)
Dramatist/Playwright, Director, Panelist, Composer
Names/Places: NN: The Bald Headed Baritone from Brooklyn
Misc: quiz shows, stage: Guys and Dolls

René Caillié -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1799 d.5/17/1838 (38)
Explorer, French

🎖Jean Cavalier -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/28/1681 N.S. d.5/17/1740 N.S. (58)
Revolutionary, French

🎵Donald Chalmers -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/17/1939 (58)
Bass Singer/Basso

Alexis Clairaut -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/13/1713 N.S. d.5/17/1765 N.S. (52)
Astronomer, Geophysicist, Mathematician, Physicist, French
Misc: born between May 3 and May 13 of 1713

🏆🏒Donald "Don" Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1915 N.S. d.5/17/1999 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive

🎵Guy Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1941 d.5/17/2016 N.S. (74)
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

🎖⚖Wilbur J. Cohen -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/10/1913 N.S. d.5/17/1987 N.S. (73)
Hero, Government Official
Misc: the first person to have a Social Security card; drafted Social Security Act; some sources give b. June 13, 1913

🎨Timothy Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1852 d.5/17/1931 (79)
Artist, Wood Engraver, English

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🎵🎸Chris Cornell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/20/1964 d.5/17/2017 N.S. (52)
Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Misc: b. 1963?
Group Names: Soundgarden (lead), Audioslave

⚛💰John Deere -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/7/1804 d.5/17/1886 (82)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: The Steel Plow; pioneer manufacturer of agricultural implements.

✍🎵Paul Abraham Dukas -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/1/1865 N.S. d.5/17/1935 N.S. (69)
Critic, Scholar, Teacher, Composer, French
Movie Titles: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (composer)

Gerald Edelman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1929 d.5/17/2014 (84)
Biochemist
Misc: Nobel 1972

👑Empress Catherine The Great I Of Russia -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1684 O.S. or 4/15/1684 N.S. d.5/6/1727 O.S. (43) or 5/17/1727 N.S. (43)
Queen, Russian

🎭Bruce Fairbairn -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1947 d.5/17/1999 (52)
Actor, Producer

🎵John Felton -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/17/1982
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Diamonds

🎭Cy Feuer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1911 d.5/17/2006 (95)
Stage Producer/Director
Misc: A Chorus Line

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🎵Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1901 d.5/17/1981 (80)
Composer
Misc: film score composer

🎭George Funston -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1910 d.5/17/1992 (81)
Radio Executive
Misc: executive and president of NYSE

🎭🎵Frank Gallop -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1900 d.5/17/1988 (87)
Actor, Announcer, Novelty Singer
Song Titles: The Ballad of Irving
TV Shows: Buick Circus Hour (ringmaster), Perry Como Show, Kraft Television Shows

🎨Cass Gilbert -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1859 d.5/17/1934 (74)
Architect
Misc: Woolworth building in N.Y., designed the Supreme Court building in D.C.

🎭Frank Gorshin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1934 d.5/17/2005 (71)
Actor, Comedian, Impressionist
Names/Places: b. in Pittsburgh
TV Shows: Batman (as The Riddler)

🎵Lars Gullin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1928 d.5/17/1976 (48)
Musician, Swedish

🎖Camilla Hall -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1946 d.5/17/1974 N.S. (28)
Revolutionary, Kidnapper
Misc: Social Worker, well-known for being one of the kidnappers of Patricia Hearst

🎭Preston Hedgepeth -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1984 d.5/17/1996 (12)
Actor

🎨George Hurrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1904 d.5/17/1992 (87)
Photographer

🎭Robert E. "Wheezer" Hutchins -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/29/1925 N.S. d.5/17/1945 N.S. (20)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Our Gang

✍⚖John Jay -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1745 J-LD or 12/23/1745 N.S. d.5/17/1829 (83)
Author, Supreme Court Chief Justice, Statesman, Diplomat, American
Misc: a founding father of the United States who served the new nation in both law and diplomacy. He established important judicial precedents as first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789-95).

🎭Henry Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1912 d.5/17/1999 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: The Girl with Something Extra, Phyllis (as Judge Jonathan Dexter), Falcon Crest (as R. Riley Wicker), Kate Loves a Mystery, Alfred Hitchcock, Kraft Theatre, Bonanza, Gunsmoke

🏆🏁🏊Thelma Kalama -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1931 d.5/17/1999 (68)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)

⛪🏆⚾Harmon Killebrew -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

🎵Lilli Lehmann -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/24/1848 d.5/17/1929 (80)
Opera Soprano, German

🎭Montague Love -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1877 d.5/17/1943 (66)
Movie Actor, English

Erwin Mueller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/13/1911 d.5/17/1977 (65)
Scientist, Inventor
Misc: the field ion microscope to see atoms

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🏆🏈Harold "Brick" Muller -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1901 N.S. d.5/17/1962 N.S. (60)
NFL Player

⚛📰Gunnar Myrdal -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1898 d.5/17/1987 (88)
Scientist, Sociologist, Economist, Swedish
Names/Places: FN:Karl

🎵Alan O'Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/3/1940 d.5/17/2013 (72)
Songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Song Titles: Undercover Angel

🏆🏈Steve Owen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1898 d.5/17/1964 (66)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Player
Sports Teams: Kansas City Blues (player 1924), Hartford Blues (player 1925), Cleveland Bulldogs (player 1925), Kansas City Cowboys (player 1925), New York Giants (player 1926-1931), New York Giants (player 1933), New York Giants (coach 1930-1953), Philadelphia Eagles (coach 1956-1957), Toronto Argonauts (coach 1959), Calgary Stampeders (coach 1960), Saskatchewan Roughriders (coach 1961-1962), Syracuse Stormers (coach 1963)

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1895 d.5/17/1981 (86)
Aviator, Balloonist
Misc: one of the first American women to qualify as a free balloon pilot in 1934

Georgy Valentinovich Piekhanov -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1856 Ju-1 or 12/11/1856 N.S. d.5/17/1918 Ju-1 (0) or 5/30/1918 N.S. (61)
Theologian, Finnish, Russian

💰Lydia Pinkham -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1819 d.5/17/1883 (64)
Manufacturer

⛪🎭🎵Tony Randall -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1920 d.5/17/2004 (84)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Tulsa, Okla.; RN:Leonard Rosenberg; Florence's hubby
TV Shows: One Man's Family (as Mac, Mr. Peepers' Harvey Weskit), The Odd Couple (as Felix Unger), Tony Randall Show (as Judge Walter Franklin), Love-Sydney (as Sidney Shorr)

Owen J. Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/2/1875 d.5/17/1955 (80)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1930-45

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🎖⚛Nathaniel Rochester -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1752 d.5/17/1831 (79)
Revolutionary, Soldier, Pioneer

🎵Olga Samaroff -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/8/1882 d.5/17/1948 (65)
Educator, Pianist

💰Frederick August Otto Schwarz -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1836 d.5/17/1911 (74)
Businessperson
Misc: Toy retailer who started FAO Schwarz.

Gordon Sinclair -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1900 d.5/17/1984 (83)
Author, Canadian
Misc: Broadcaster

✍⚛Frank Slaughter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/25/1908 N.S. d.5/17/2001 N.S. (93)
Writer, Novelist, Doctor, Surgeon

🎨⛪🎭🎵Donna Summer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1948 d.5/17/2012 (63)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Baptist, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Disco Singer
Names/Places: Bruce Sudano's wife, b. in Boston; RN:LaDonna Andrea Gaines; NN:The Queen of Disco
Misc: novelty song about her: Donna Summer On The Radio
Song Titles: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Heaven Knows, I Feel Love, Bad Girls, MacArthur Park, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand), On The Radio, Sunset People, The Wanderer, Dim All The Lights, She Works Hard for the Money, Love is in Control, Dinner With Gershwin, This Time I Know It's For Real
Album Titles: Live and More, Love to Love You Baby, I Remember Yesterday, Bad Girls, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday

🎵Johnny Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1943 d.5/17/2002 (59)
Harmonicaist, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: NN:Little, LN:Young

🎭June Whitley Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1917 d.5/17/2004 (86)
Choreographer

🏆🥊Randolph "Randy" Turpin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1928 N.S. d.5/17/1966 N.S. (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

Lionel Van Deerlin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1914 d.5/17/2008 (93)
Congressperson

🏆🏌Ken Venturi -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1931 d.5/17/2013 (82)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: worked at CBS Sports as a golf analyst for 35 years until he retired in 2002.

Jorge Videla -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1925 d.5/17/2013 (87)
Politician, Argentine
Misc: dictator president of Argentina 1976-81

🏆⚾"Dixie" Walker -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1910 d.5/17/1982 (71)
MLB Player

🎵Johnny "Guitar" Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1935 N.S. d.5/17/1996 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Blues Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: influenced musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa

🎭Robert Webber -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1924 d.5/17/1989 (64)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: some say b. in 1928
TV Shows: Moonlighting (as Alex), 79 Park Avenue

🎵Lawrence Welk -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1903 d.5/17/1992 (89)
Music Producer, Accordionist, Bandleader, Conductor
Names/Places: b. in Strassburg, MD; NN: The King of Champagne Music
Misc: Polka
TV Shows: The Lawrence Welk Show (host)

🎵John Wesley Work III -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1901 d.5/17/1967 (65)
Hall of Famer, Educator, Composer, Musicologist
Misc: scholar of African-American folklore and music.

Herman Wouk -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1915 N.S. d.5/17/2019 N.S. (103)
Novelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Book Titles: The Caine Munity, The Winds Of War, War and Remembrance

🎖Donald de Freeze -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1943 d.5/17/1974 (30)
Revolutionary
Names/Places: aka Cinque Mtune

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C. de Talleyrand-Perigord -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1754 d.5/17/1838 (84)
Statesman
Names/Places: FN:Charles Maurice

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