3 May


1469

 Niccolò Machiavelli
Italian historian and author (d. 1527)

1844

 Richard D’Oyly Carte
English talent agent, impresario, and composer (d. 1901)

1874

 François Coty
French perfumer and businessman. He is a founder of Coty Inc. (d. 1934)

1896

 Dodie Smith
English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)

1898

 Golda Meir
Israeli teacher and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1978)

1902

 Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak (3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in numerous Hollywood films. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock’s film Lifeboat (1944). Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. (d. 1983)

1903

 Bing Crosby
American singer and actor (The Rhythm Boys) (d. 1977)

1906

 Mary Astor
American actress (d. 1987)

1907

 Edgar Lustgarten
Edgar Marcus Lustgarten (3 May 1907 – 15 December 1978) was a British broadcaster and noted crime writer. His books included crime fiction, but most were accounts of true-life criminal cases. He is most widely remembered for hosting the filmed crime series Scotland Yard and The Scales of Justice in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Manchester, England. (d. 1978)

1919

 Pete Seeger
Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer. He had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes. As a songwriter, he was the author or co-author of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” (with Joe Hickerson), “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)” (composed with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and “Turn, Turn, Turn!”. (d. 2014)

1921

 Sugar Ray Robinson
American boxer (d. 1989)

1924

 Ken Tyrrell
English race car driver (d. 2001)

1933

 James Brown
American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)

1934

 Henry Cooper
English boxer (d. 2011)
 Frankie Valli
American singer (The Four Seasons and The Wonder Who?).

1938

 Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp (born 3 May 1938) is a British dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist and choreographer. Kemp formed his own dance company in the early sixties. He staged and performed in David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust concerts at London’s Rainbow Theatre in August 1972. Born in Cheshire.

1947

 Doug Henning
Canadian magician (d. 2000)

1949

 Ken Hom
Chinese-American chef.
 Ron Canada
Ron Canada (born on May 3, 1949) is an actor and producer, known for Wedding Crashers (2005), National Treasure (2004) and Cinderella Man (2005). Born in New York City, New York, USA.

1950

 Mary Hopkin
Welsh Singer-songwriter and musician.

1951

 Christopher Cross
American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

1952

 Allan Wells
Scottish athlete.

1954

 Peter Duncan
Peter Duncan (born 3 May 1954) is a British actor and television presenter, best known as a former presenter of Blue Peter and for his later family travel documentaries. Born in London.

1958

 Sandi Toksvig
Danish writer, broadcaster, and comedian.

1959

 Ben Elton
English comedian and author.

1965

 Rob Brydon
Welsh comedian.

1970

 Suzi Perry
English model and columnist.

1975

 Christina Hendricks
American actress.
 Dulé Hill
American actor.

1980

 Jaycee Dugard
American kidnap victim.

1981

 Charlie Brooks
English actress.

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