15 May


1856

 L. Frank Baum
American author (d. 1919)

1859

 Pierre Curie
French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)

1862

 Arthur Schnitzler
Austrian dramatist (d. 1931)

1898

  Arletty
French model and actress (d. 1992)

1905

 Joseph Cotten
American actor (d. 1994)
 Abraham Zapruder
American businessman, filmed the Zapruder Film (d. 1970)

1909

 James Mason
English actor (d. 1984)

1910

 Constance Cummings
English actress (d. 2005)

1914

 Norrie Paramor
English arranger and conductor (d. 1979)

1918

 Joseph Wiseman
Canadian actor (d. 2009)

1920

 Barbara Lott
Barbara Dulcie Lott (15 May 1920 – 19 December 2002) was a British actress probably best remembered as Phyllis Lumsden in the comedy series Sorry!. She also appeared in Coronation Street, Rings on Their Fingers, Survivors, Z-Cars, and 2point4 Children, amongst others. Born in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey. (d. 2002)

1926

 Anthony Shaffer
English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, barrister, and advertising executive (d. 2001)
 Peter Shaffer
English playwright and screenwriter.

1930

 Jasper Johns
American painter.

1936

 Wavy Gravy
American clown and activist.
 Ralph Steadman
English cartoonist.

1937

 Madeleine Albright
American politician, 64th United States Secretary of State.
 Trini Lopez
American singer, guitarist, and actor.

1948

 Brian Eno
English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Roxy Music and 801).

1950

 Nicholas Hammond
Nicholas Hammond (born May 15, 1950) is an actor best known for his roles as Friedrich von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music, and as Peter Parker/Spider-Man on the CBS television series The Amazing Spider-Man. Born in Washington, D.C.

1952

 Chazz Palminteri
American actor, writer, and director.

1953

 Mike Oldfield
English musician, songwriter, and producer (The Sallyangie).

1955

 Lee Horsley
American actor.

1961

 Katrin Cartlidge
English actress (d. 2002)

1968

 Sophie Raworth
Sophie Jane Raworth (born 15 May 1968) is an English newsreader and journalist who works for British broadcaster the BBC. She is the main presenter of the BBC News at One. Born in Redhill, Surrey.

1972

 Richard Blackwood
Richard Clifford Blackwood (born 15 May 1972) is a British comedian, former media personality, actor and rapper. Born in Clapham, London, England.

1981

 Zara Phillips
English royal and horse rider.
 Jamie-Lynn Sigler
American actress and singer.

1987

 Andy Murray
Scottish tennis player.

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