19 May


1795

 Johns Hopkins
American philanthropist (d. 1873)

1861

 Dame Nellie Melba
Australian opera singer (d. 1931)

1879

 Nancy Astor
Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (d. 1964)

1881

 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (19 May 1881 (conventional) – 10 November 1938) was a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey. Born in Salonica, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire. (d. 1938)

1890

 Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)

1897

 Kitty McShane
Kathleen “Kitty” McShane (19 May 1897 – 24 March 1964) was an Irish actress, best known as the wife and acting partner of Arthur Lucan, with whom she appeared in a series of Old Mother Riley stage shows and films from the 1930s to the 1950s. Born in Dublin, Ireland. (d. 1964)

1914

 Arthur Haynes
Arthur Haynes (19 May 1914[1] – 19 November 1966) was an English comedian and star of The Arthur Haynes Show, a comedy sketch series produced by ATV from 1956-1966. Born in London. (d. 1966)

1921

 Leslie Sands
Leslie Sands (19 May 1921 – 9 May 2001) was a British actor and writer of TV and film. His many TV roles included the lead character role of Cluff. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire. (d. 2001)

1924

 Sandy Wilson
Alexander Galbraith “Sandy” Wilson (19 May 1924 – 27 August 2014) was an English composer and lyricist, best known for his musical The Boy Friend (1953). Born in Sale. (d. 2014)

1925

 Malcolm X
American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
 Pol Pot
Cambodian dictator (d. 1998)

1926

 David Jacobs
David Lewis Jacobs, CBE (19 May 1926 – 2 September 2013) was a British broadcaster perhaps best known as presenter of the BBC Television 1960s peak-time show Juke Box Jury. Born in Streatham Hill, London, England. (d. 2013)

1928

 Colin Chapman
English car designer, founder of Lotus Cars (d. 1982)

1931

 Trevor Peacock
Trevor Peacock (born 19 May 1931) is an English stage and television character actor and former screenwriter and songwriter. His many television roles include Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley, Rouault in Madame Bovary, Quilp in The Old Curiosity Shop and Old Bailey in Neverwhere. Born in Tottenham, London.

1932

 Alma Cogan
English singer (d. 1966)

1936

  Sabrina
Norma Ann Sykes (born 19 May 1936), better known as Sabrina, was a 1950s English glamour model who progressed to a minor movie career. Her main claim to fame was her hourglass figure of prodigious 41-inch breasts coupled with a tiny 19-inch waist and 36-inch hips. Born in Stockport, England.

1937

 Pat Roach
English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)

1938

 Madge Hindle
English actress.
 Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshall (born 19 May 1938) is an English actor, with a number of major credits in film and television to his name including Alfie, The Witches, Quatermass and the Pit, The Tamarind Seed and The Spy Who Loved Me. His most well remembered film role is the part of Councillor Harris in the crime film The Long Good Friday. Born in Clapham, London.

1939

 James Fox
English actor.
 Nancy Kwan
Hong Kong actress.
 Dick Scobee
American astronaut (d. 1986)

1941

 Nora Ephron
American screenwriter (d. 2012)
 Tania Mallet
English model and actress.

1942

 Gary Kildall
American computer scientist, founded Digital Research, Inc. (d. 1994)
 Robert Kilroy-Silk
English politician and television presenter.

1944

 Peter Mayhew
English-American actor.

1945

 Pete Townshend
English singer-songwriter, musician, and author (The Who, Deep End, and Thunderclap Newman).

1946

 André the Giant
French wrestler and actor (d. 1993)
 Roger Sloman
Roger Sloman (born 19 May 1946) is an English actor. He has performed in many film and television productions since the 1970s. He is perhaps most famous for playing Keith in Nuts in May. Born in the Harlesden district of London.

1947

 David Helfgott
Australian pianist.
 Michael Cochrane
Michael Dundonald Cochrane (born 19 May 1947) is an English actor who specialises in playing suave upper class characters. He has had many television and radio roles including Oliver Sterling in the Radio 4 soap opera The Archers, The Pallisers (1974), Wings (1977–78), The Citadel (1983), Goodbye Mr. Chips (1984), No Job for a Lady, The Chief (1990–1995), and as Sir Henry Simmerson in the Sharpe series. Born in Brighton.

1948

 Grace Jones
Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress.
 Chris Chittell
Christopher John Chittell (born 19 May 1948) is an English actor best known for his role as Eric Pollard in ITV’s Emmerdale, a part that he has played since 1986. Born in Aldershot, Hampshire.

1951

 Joey Ramone
American singer-songwriter and musician (The Ramones and Sniper) (d. 2001)

1953

 Victoria Wood
English comedian and actress.

1955

 James Gosling
Canadian computer scientist, created Java.

1959

 Nicole Brown Simpson
American murder victim, wife of O. J. Simpson (d. 1994)

1960

  Yazz
English singer and model.

1966

 Jodi Picoult
American writer.

1967

 Geraldine Somerville
Geraldine Margaret Agnew-Somerville (born 19 May 1967) is an Irish born British actress best known for her roles as Detective Sergeant Jane Penhaligon in Cracker, and Lily Potter in the Harry Potter film series. Born in County Meath, Ireland.

1972

 Jenny Berggren
Swedish singer and former lead singer in the pop band Ace of Base.
 Amanda de Cadenet
Amanda de Cadenet (born 19 May 1972) is a British photographer and former actress. She began her career as a co-presenter for The Word, a late-night Channel 4 magazine show in 1990-1995. She also co-hosted the British television show The Big Breakfast.

1988

 Lily Cole
English model and actress.

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