7 May


1711

 David Hume
Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1776)

1812

 Robert Browning
English poet (d. 1889)

1833

 Johannes Brahms
German composer (d. 1897)

1840

 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Russian composer (d. 1893)

1861

 Rabindranath Tagore
Indian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1885

 George ‘Gabby’ Hayes
American actor (d. 1969)

1901

 Gary Cooper
American actor (d. 1961)

1908

 Valentine Dyall
English character actor. (d. 1985)

1909

 Edwin H. Land
American scientist and inventor, co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation (d. 1991)

1911

 Ishirô Honda
Ishirō Honda (7 May 1911 – 28 February 1993) was a Japanese film director. He is best known for his kaiju and tokusatsu films. He directed the original Godzilla along with King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Destroy All Monsters (1968), and many others. Born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. (d. 1993)

1916

 Huw Wheldon
English broadcaster and executive (d. 1986)

1917

 David Tomlinson
English actor (d. 2000)

1919

 Eva Perón
Argentine actress and First Lady, wife of Juan Perón (d. 1952)

1922

 Darren McGavin
American actor (d. 2006)

1923

 Anne Baxter
American actress (d. 1985)

1927

 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
German screenwriter.

1931

 Teresa Brewer
American singer (d. 2007)

1939

 Jimmy Ruffin
Jimmy Lee Ruffin (May 7, 1936 – November 17, 2014) was an American soul singer, and elder brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being the Top 10 hit “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted”. (d. 2014)
 Ruggero Deodato
Italian director, actor, and screenwriter.

1943

 Peter Carey
Australian author.

1944

 Richard O’Sullivan
English actor.

1946

 Thelma Houston
American singer-songwriter and actress (Sisters of Glory).
 Michael Rosen
English poet.
 Brian Turner
British chef, based in London.

1949

 Marilyn Cole
English model.

1953

 Ian McKay
English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)

1956

 Anne Dudley
English composer.
 Nicholas Hytner
Director of London’s National Theatre and a theatre, film and opera director

1959

 Lynsey Baxter
Lynsey Baxter (born 7th May 1959) is an English actress. She is an actress and director, known for The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Can’t Stop Breathing (2005) and The Cold Light of Day (1996). Born in London.

1968

 Traci Lords
American actress.

1975

 Martina Topley-Bird
English singer-songwriter and musician.

1976

 Michael P. Murphy
U.S. Navy SEAL, first Medal of Honor recipient in the Afghanistan War.

1980

 Kate Lawler
English model and DJ.

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