19 May


 Johns Hopkins
American philanthropist (d. 1873)


 Dame Nellie Melba
Australian opera singer (d. 1931)


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


 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)


 Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)


 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)


 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)


 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)


 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)


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


 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)


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


 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.


 Alma Cogan
English singer (d. 1966)


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.


 Pat Roach
English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)


 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.


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


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


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


 Peter Mayhew
English-American actor.


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


 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.


 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.


 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.


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


 Victoria Wood
English comedian and actress.


 James Gosling
Canadian computer scientist, created Java.


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


English singer and model.


 Jodi Picoult
American writer.


 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.


 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.


 Lily Cole
English model and actress.

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