20 May


1799

 Honoré de Balzac
French novelist (d. 1850)

1806

 John Stuart Mill
English philosopher (d. 1873)

1818

 William Fargo
American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1881)

1851

 Emile Berliner
German-born American inventor. He is best known for developing the disc record gramophone (d. 1929)

1895

 R. J. Mitchell
English aircraft designer, designed Supermarine Spitfire (d. 1937)

1908

 James Stewart
American actor (d. 1997)

1915

 Moshe Dayan
Israeli general (d. 1981)
 Peter Copley
English actor (d. 2008)

1918

 Jeremy Hawk
Jeremy Hawk (20 May 1918 – 15 January 2002) was a character actor with a long career in music halls and on London’s West End stage. He hosted the ITV programme Criss Cross Quiz. Born Cedric Lange in Johannesburg, South Africa. (d. 2002)

1920

 Betty Driver
English singer, actress, and author (d. 2011)

1925

 Alexei Tupolev
Soviet engineer and aircraft designer (d. 2001)

1927

 David Hedison
American actor.

1943

 Martin Honeysett
Martin Honeysett (20 May 1943 – 21 January 2015) was a British cartoonist and illustrator. He contributed to Punch, Private Eye, Evening Standard, The Observer and many other magazines and newspapers. Born in Hereford, England. (d. 2015)

1944

 Joe Cocker
John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English rock and blues singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles. Cocker’s cover of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached number one in the UK in 1968. (d. 2014)

1946

  Cher
American singer, actress, producer, and director (Sonny & Cher).

1947

 Greg Dyke
English journalist and broadcaster.

1959

 Annabel Giles
Annabel Claire Giles (born 20 May 1959)[2] is a British television and radio presenter, and former model. Born in Pontypool, Wales.

1970

 Louis Theroux
English broadcaster.

1972

 Tina Hobley
English actress.
 Busta Rhymes
American rapper, producer, and actor (The Conglomerate and Leaders of the New School).

1985

 Chris Froome
Christopher Froome (born 20 May 1985) is a Kenyan-British professional road racing cyclist and winner of the 2013 Tour de France, riding for UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Born Christopher Froome in Nairobi, Kenya.

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