May 31 - Births

Births

  • 1443 – Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, English mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
  • 1469 – Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
  • 1535 – Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (d. 1607)
  • 1557 – Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
  • 1613 – John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
  • 1640 – Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki, Polish king (d. 1673)
  • 1641 – Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem, Greek theologian (d. 1707)
  • 1656 – Marin Marais, French composer (d. 1728)
  • 1732 – Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, Austrian archbishop (d. 1812)
  • 1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, French lawyer and statesman (d. 1793)
  • 1754 – Andrea Appiani, Italian painter (d. 1817)
  • 1773 – Ludwig Tieck, German writer (d. 1853)
  • 1801 – Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
  • 1818 – John Albion Andrew, American politician (d. 1867)
  • 1819 – Walt Whitman, American poet (d. 1892)
  • 1835 – Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military leader (d. 1869)
  • 1838 – Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1847 – William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Irish shipbuilder and businessman (d. 1924)
  • 1852 – Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1857 – Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
  • 1860 – Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1863 – Francis Younghusband, English army officer, explorer, and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1872 – W. Heath Robinson, English cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1879 – Frances Alda, New Zealand-Australian soprano (d. 1952)
  • 1882 – Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
  • 1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician (d. 1942)
  • 1885 – Alois Hudal, Austrian bishop (d. 1963)
  • 1887 – Saint-John Perse, French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1892 – Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Erich Neumann, German Nazi politician (d. 1951)
  • 1892 – Konstantin Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Gregor Strasser, German Nazi politician (d. 1934)
  • 1894 – Fred Allen, American comedian (d. 1956)
  • 1898 – Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)
  • 1901 – Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1902 – Billy Mayerl, English pianist and composer (d. 1959)
  • 1905 – Florence Desmond, English actress and comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Don Ameche, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Art Coulter, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Aurore Gagnon, French-Canadian child abuse victim (d. 1920)
  • 1911 – Maurice Allais, French economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Alfred Deller, English singer (d. 1979)
  • 1914 – Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (d. 2006)
  • 1916 – Bert Haanstra, Dutch director (d. 1997)
  • 1916 – Bernard Lewis, English-American historian
  • 1919 – Robie Macauley, American novelist and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – Alida Valli, Italian actress (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – Denholm Elliott, English actor (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Clint Eastwood, American actor and director
  • 1931 – John Robert Schrieffer, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1931 – Shirley Verrett, American soprano (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Ed Lincoln, Brazilian musician, composer, and producer
  • 1932 – Jay Miner, American integrated circuit designer, (d. 1994)
  • 1933 – Henry B. Eyring, American educational administrator, author, and religious leader
  • 1934 – Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1935 – Jim Bolger, New Zealand politician, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • 1938 – Johnny Paycheck, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1938 – John Prescott, Welsh politician
  • 1938 – Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Peter, Paul and Mary)
  • 1939 – Terry Waite, English humanitarian and author
  • 1940 – Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator
  • 1941 – Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943 – Sharon Gless, American actress
  • 1943 – Joe Namath, American football player and actor
  • 1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director (d. 1982)
  • 1945 – Laurent Gbagbo, Ivorian politician, 4th President of Côte d'Ivoire
  • 1945 – Bernard Goldberg, American journalist
  • 1946 – Ted Baehr, American publisher and critic
  • 1946 – Steve Bucknor, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1947 – Junior Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and composer (The Marmalade)
  • 1948 – John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
  • 1948 – Duncan Hunter, American politician
  • 1948 – Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-English actress and broadcaster
  • 1949 – Tom Berenger, American actor
  • 1949 – Nancy Shade, American soprano and actress
  • 1950 – Gregory Harrison, American actor
  • 1950 – Jean Chalopin, French director, producer, and writer, founder of DiC Entertainment
  • 1952 – Karl Bartos, German singer and musician (Kraftwerk and Electronic)
  • 1952 – Isikia Savua, Fijian diplomat (d. 2011)
  • 1953 – Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor
  • 1954 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)
  • 1954 – Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • 1955 – Bruce Adolphe, American composer, scholar, author, and pianist
  • 1955 – Tommy Emmanuel, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dragon)
  • 1955 – Susie Essman, American actress
  • 1956 – Fritz Hilpert, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • 1957 – Jim Craig, American ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Andrea de Cesaris, Italian race car driver
  • 1960 – Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Chris Elliott, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1960 – Peter Winterbottom, English Rugby player
  • 1961 – Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1961 – Lea Thompson, American actress
  • 1961 – Justin Madden, Australian footballer and politician
  • 1962 – Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1962 – Sebastian Koch, German actor
  • 1963 – Hugh Dillon, Canadian singer, producer, and actor (Headstones)
  • 1963 – Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician
  • 1963 – Wesley Willis, American singer and keyboardist (Wesley Willis Fiasco) (d. 2003)
  • 1964 – Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman and lawyer
  • 1964 – Yukio Edano, Japanese politician
  • 1964 – Scotti Hill, American guitarist and songwriter (Skid Row)
  • 1964 – Darryl McDaniels, American rapper and producer (Run-D.M.C.)
  • 1965 – Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player
  • 1965 – Brooke Shields, American actress and model
  • 1966 – Jeremy Hotz, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1966 – Nick Scotti, American actor, model, and singer
  • 1967 – Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress
  • 1967 – Phil Keoghan, New Zealand television host and producer
  • 1967 – Kenny Lofton, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Vampiro, Canadian-Mexican wrestler
  • 1968 – John Connolly, Irish author
  • 1969 – Mindi Abair, American singer, musician, and composer
  • 1971 – Diana Damrau, German soprano
  • 1972 – Frode Estil, Norwegian skier
  • 1972 – Sarah Murdoch, Australian model and actress
  • 1972 – Karl Geary, Irish actor
  • 1972 – Dave Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Archie Panjabi, English actress
  • 1972 – Antti Niemi, Finnish footballer
  • 1973 – Dominique Van Roost, Belgian tennis player
  • 1974 – Chad Campbell, American golfer
  • 1974 – Zsolt Erdei, Hungarian boxer
  • 1974 – Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist
  • 1974 – Sean Kent, American comedian, actor, and writer
  • 1975 – Yiasoumis Yiasoumi, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1976 – Colin Farrell, Irish actor
  • 1976 – Matt Harpring, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Tonka Tomicic, Chilean model and television host, Miss World Chile 1995
  • 1977 – Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player
  • 1977 – Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • 1977 – Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • 1977 – Scott Klopfenstein, American singer-songwriter and musician (Reel Big Fish, The Littlest Man Band, The Scholars, and Nuckle Brothers)
  • 1977 – Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Eric Christian Olsen, American actor
  • 1977 – Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • 1977 – Joel Ross, English disc jockey
  • 1977 – June Sarpong, English television host
  • 1977 – Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • 1977 – Petr Tenkrát, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Jean-François Gillet, Belgian footballer
  • 1980 – Craig Bolton, Australian rules footballer
  • 1980 – Andy Hurley, American drummer (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things, Project Rocket, and Racetraitor)
  • 1981 – Mikael Antonsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Yoon Mi-rae, American-Korean singer and rapper (Uptown)
  • 1981 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jonathan Tucker, American actor
  • 1983 – David Hernandez, American singer-songwriter and model
  • 1983 – Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • 1983 – Reggie Yates, English television presenter
  • 1984 – Andrew Bailey, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
  • 1984 – Nate Robinson, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Jason Smith, Australian actor
  • 1985 – Navene Koperweis, American musician, producer, and composer (Animals as Leaders, Animosity, and The Faceless)
  • 1985 – Ian Vougioukas, Greek basketball player
  • 1986 – Waka Flocka Flame, American rapper (1017 Brick Squad)
  • 1986 – Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist
  • 1986 – Melissa McIntyre, Canadian actress
  • 1987 – Shaun Fleming, American actor
  • 1987 – Meredith Hagner, American actress
  • 1987 – Curtis Williams, American actor and rapper
  • 1988 – Lisa Bund, German singer
  • 1988 – Hope Partlow, American singer
  • 1988 – T.J. Tauvao, Australian singer (Random)
  • 1989 – Pablo Alborán, Spanish singer and musician
  • 1989 – Bas Dost, Dutch footballer
  • 1989 – Tanner Mayes, American porn actress
  • 1989 – Marco Reus, German footballer
  • 1990 – Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1991 – Azealia Banks, American rapper and songwriter

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