28 May


1660

 George I
George I (28 May 1660 – 11 June 1727) was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1 August 1714 until his death, and ruler of the Duchy and Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) in the Holy Roman Empire from 1698. Born George Louis in Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire. (d. 1727)

1759

 William Pitt the Younger
William Pitt the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He was also the Chancellor of the Exchequer throughout his premiership. Born in Hayes, Kent, England. (d. 1806)

1888

 Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe (May 22, 1887 – March 28, 1953) was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball. Born James Francis Thorpe (Sac and Fox : Wa-Tho-Huk) in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. (d. 1953)

1908

 Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. The Bond stories rank among the best-selling series of fictional books of all time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children’s story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. Born Ian Lancaster Fleming in Mayfair, London. (d. 1964)

1910

 Rachel Kempson
Rachel, Lady Redgrave (28 May 1910 – 24 May 2003), known primarily by her birth name Rachel Kempson, was an English actress. She married Sir Michael Redgrave, and was the matriarch of the famous acting dynasty. She appeared many times on film and television, most notably in the films The Captive Heart, The Sea Shall Not Have Them. Born in Dartmouth, Devon, England. (d. 2003)
 T-Bone Walker
“T-Bone” Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas. (d. 1975)

1911

 Thora Hird
Dame Thora Hird DBE (28 May 1911 – 15 March 2003) was an English actress. Thora Hird gained her highest profile in television comedy, notably the sitcoms Meet the Wife (1963–66), In Loving Memory (1979–86), and for nearly two decades in Last of the Summer Wine (1986–2003). Born in Morecambe, Lancashire,
England. (d. 2003)

1919

 Frank Middlemass
Frank Middlemass (28 May 1919 – 8 September 2006) was an English actor best remembered for his television roles as Rocky Hardcastle in As Time Goes By, Algy Herries in To Serve Them All My Days and Dr. Alex Ferrenby in Heartbeat. He was the fourth and final actor to play Dan Archer in The Archers. Born Francis George Middlemass in Eaglescliffe, County Durham, England. (d. 2006)

1931

 Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker (born May 28, 1931) is an American film, stage, and television actress. Her role in the film Baby Doll as a sexually-repressed Southern bride lent Baker overnight notoriety and earned her BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, as well as a Golden Globe award for Most Promising Newcomer. Baker became an established sex symbol for her roles in The Carpetbaggers (1964), Sylvia (1965), and Harlow (1965). Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

1934

 Yvonne Dionne
Yvonne Dionne (28 May 1934 – 23 June 2001)
The Dionne Quintuplets (born May 28, 1934) are the first quintuplets known to have survived their infancy. After four months with their family, they were made Wards of the King for the next nine years under the Dionne Quintuplets’ Guardianship Act, 1935. Across the road from their birthplace, the Dafoe Hospital and Nursery was built for the five girls and their caregivers. The Dionne sisters were constantly tested, studied, and examined, with records being taken of everything. Approximately 6,000 people per day visited the nursery to view the Dionne sisters. Born Yvonne Édouilda Marie Dionne in Callander, Ontario. (d. 2001)
 Annette Dionne
Annette Dionne (born 28 May 1934) Born Annette Lillianne Marie Dionne in Callander, Ontario.
 Cecile Dionne
Cecile Dionne (born 28 May 1934) Born Cécile Marie Émilda Dionne in Callander, Ontario.
 Emilie Dionne
Emilie Dionne (28 May 1934 – 6 August 1954) Born Émilie Marie Jeanne Dionne in Callander, Ontario. (d. 1954)
 Marie Dionne
Marie Dionne (28 May 1934 – 27 February 1970) Born Marie Reine Alma Dionne in Callander, Ontario. (d. 1970)

1935

 Anne Reid
Anne Reid, MBE (born 28 May 1935), is a BAFTA Award-nominated English stage, film and television actress known for her roles as Valerie Barlow in the television soap opera Coronation Street; Jean in Dinnerladies; and Celia Dawson in Last Tango in Halifax. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland,.

1940

 Maeve Binchy
Maeve Binchy (28 May 1939 – 30 July 2012), was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Her novels, which were translated into 37 languages, sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her debut novel was Light a Penny Candle in 1982. Born Anne Maeve Binchy in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland. (d. 2012)

1944

 Rudy Giuliani
Rudy Giuliani (born May 28, 1944) is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. Giuliani served as mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001. Giuliani was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001. Born Rudolph William Louis Giuliani in Brooklyn, New York.
 Gladys Knight
Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips. Born Gladys Maria Knight in Atlanta, Georgia.
 Patricia Quinn
Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens (born 28 May 1944) is a Northern Irish actress and singer best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and the original stage play from which it was adapted. She also starred opposite Arlo Guthrie in his movie “Alice’s Restaurant”. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
 Faith Brown
Faith Brown (born 28 May 1944) is an English actress, singer, comedienne and impressionist. Born Eunice Irene Carroll in Liverpool, England,.

1945

 Patch Adams
“Patch” Adams (born May 28, 1945) is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. The 1998 film Patch Adams was based on Adams’ life and views on medicine. Born Hunter Doherty Adams in Washington, D.C., U.S.
 John Fogerty
John Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Born John Cameron Fogerty in Berkeley, California.

1947

 Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke (born May 28 1947) is an American actress, singer and film director. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1968 for her performance in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She appeared in six films with then-partner Clint Eastwood. Born in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

1949

 Sue Holderness
Sue Holderness (born 28 May 1949) is an English actress. Since 1985 she has played the role of Marlene Boyce in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses (until 2003). Born Hampstead, London in Susan J P Holderness.

1954

 Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, and radio dramatist. Hamilton has written Drop the Dead Donkey and Outnumbered and scripts for many other TV shows. He is the voice of Dr Elephant, the dentist in the children’s show Peppa Pig. He has no thumb on his right hand. Born Andrew Neil Hamilton in Fulham, London.

1956

 Julie Peasgood
Julie Peasgood (born 28 May 1956 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire) is an English actress, television presenter, author and voice over artist known for her distinctive voice. She is best known for her role as Fran Pearson in the television soap Brookside (1991–93). She later played Jo Steadman in Emmerdale in 1997 and Jacqui Hudson in Hollyoaks from 2001-02. Born Julie May Peasgood in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.

1961

 Michelle Collins
Michelle Collins (born 28 May 1962) is an English actress and TV presenter, best known for her roles in the British soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street. Born Michelle Danielle Collins in Hackney, East London.
 Julie T. Wallace
Julie T. Wallace (born 28 May 1961) is an English actress. She made her television debut in the title role in the BBC dramatisation of Fay Weldon’s The Life and Loves of a She-Devil in 1986.[2] For this role, she was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Actress. Born Julie Therese Wallace in Wimbledon, London, England.

1962

 Roland Gift
Roland Gift (born 28 May 1961) is a British singer and actor. He was the lead singer of the band Fine Young Cannibals. Born Roland Lee Gift in Birmingham, England,.
 James Michael Tyler
James Michael Tyler (born May 28, 1962) is an American actor best known for his role as Gunther on the sitcom Friends. Born in Winona, Mississippi.

1964

 David Baddiel
David Lionel Baddiel (born 28 May 1964) is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter. He is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank Skinner with whom he twice topped the UK singles chart with the football anthem “Three Lions”, initially written as the England football team’s official anthem for Euro 96. Baddiel has published four novels and created and, for four series, hosted the Radio 4 comedy discussion programme Heresy. Born David Lionel Baddiel in New York City.

1967

 Emma Kennedy
Emma Kennedy (born 28 May 1967) is an English actress, writer and television presenter. Kennedy has written for radio, television and the theatre. Her first book was How To Bring Up Your Parents. Kennedy has also written children’s books. Born Elizabeth Emma Williams in Corby, Northamptonshire.

1968

 Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue, OBE (born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours. Her 2001 single “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” became one of the most successful singles during the 2000s period. Born Kylie Ann Minogue in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

1969

 Rob Ford
Rob Ford (born May 28, 1969) is a Canadian politician and businessman. He was the 64th Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine “probably in one of my drunken stupors”. Following his admission, Ford refused to resign. Born Robert Bruce Ford in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.

1971

 Ekaterina Gordeeva
Ekaterina Gordeeva (born May 28, 1971) is a Russian (former Soviet) figure skater. Together with her partner and husband, the late Sergei Grinkov, she was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion in pair skating. Born Ekaterina Alexandrovna Gordeeva in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.

1985

 Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. Mulligan received widespread recognition for her performance in the 2009 film An Education. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Born Carey Hannah Mulligan in Westminster, London.

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