13 May


1842

 Arthur Sullivan
English composer (d. 1900)

1882

 Georges Braque
French painter (d. 1963)

1888

 Inge Lehmann
Inge Lehmann ForMemRS (May 13, 1888 – February 21, 1993) was a Danish seismologist and geophysicist who discovered the Earth’s inner core. Born in Østerbro, a part of Copenhagen. (d. 1993)

1907

 Daphne du Maurier
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was an English author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1941) and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don’t Look Now. Born in London, England. (d. 1989)

1914

 Joe Louis
American boxer (d. 1981)

1922

 Bea Arthur
American actress (d. 2009)

1931

 Jim Jones
James Warren “Jim” Jones (May 13, 1931 – November 18, 1978) was an American religious leader and community organizer. Jones was the founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple, best known for the Mass suicide in November 1978 of 909 of its members in Jonestown, Guyana, and the murder of five individuals at a nearby airstrip, including Congressman Leo Ryan. Over 300 children were murdered at Jonestown, almost all of them by cyanide poisoning. Jones died from a gunshot wound to the head; to this day it is unknown whether his death was a suicide or murder. Born in Lynn, Indiana, U.S. (d. 1978)

1937

 Trevor Baylis
English stunt man and inventor, invented the wind-up radio.
 Beverley Owen
Beverley Owen (born May 13, 1937) is a classically-trained American actress perhaps most widely known for having played the original role of Marilyn Munster during the first season of The Munsters. Born in Ottumwa, Iowa, U.S.

1938

 Milton Johns
Milton Johns (born 13 May 1938) is an English actor whose thin features and talent for obsequious or oily characters has often influenced the many television parts he has received. Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire.

1939

 Harvey Keitel
American actor.

1941

 Senta Berger
Austrian actress.
 Joe Brown
English singer and musician.
 Ritchie Valens
Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)

1943

 Mary Wells
American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)

1944

 Armistead Maupin
American author.
 Vivien Heilbron
Vivien Heilbron (born 13 May 1944) is a Scottish actress. She appeared as Emm in Ace of Wands and as regular Det. Sgt. Louise Colbert in the BBC detective series Target. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance in The Moonstone. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

1946

 Tim Pigott-Smith
English film and television actor.

1949

 Zoë Wanamaker
English-American actress.

1950

 Stevie Wonder
American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and activist.

1951

 James Whale
English radio and television host.
 Selina Scott
Selina Mary Scott (born 13 May 1951) is an English newsreader, journalist, television producer and presenter. She appeared as a newsreader on ITV’s News at Ten then went on to launch breakfast television in the UK, joining the BBC’s Breakfast Time programme in January 1983. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

1954

 Johnny Logan
Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer.

1956

 Richard Madeley
English television presenter and columnist.

1957

 Mark Heap
Mark Heap (born 13 May 1957) is an Indian-born British actor. He has appeared in a variety of television comedy roles, often playing obsessive and self-deluded characters, including Brian Topp in Spaced, Dr. Alan Statham in Green Wing, and various roles in the sketch show Big Train. He appeared in 32 episodes of the BBC period drama Lark Rise to Candleford. Born in Tamil Nadu, India.

1958

 Frances Barber
English actress.

1961

 Dennis Rodman
American basketball player and actor.

1964

 Stephen Colbert
American comedian, writer, and actor.

1965

 Tasmin Little
English violinist.

1966

 Alison Goldfrapp
English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Goldfrapp).
 Darius Rucker
American musician (Hootie & the Blowfish).

1971

 Imogen Boorman
English film actress and television actress.

1977

 Samantha Morton
English actress.

1983

 Natalie Cassidy
English actress.

1986

 Robert Pattinson
English actor, model, musician, and producer.

1993

 Debby Ryan
Debby Ryan (born May 13, 1993) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. Ryan has starred in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie since 2011. Born Deborah Ann Ryan in Huntsville, Alabama.

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