8 May


1828

 Henry Dunant
Swiss businessman and social activist, founder of the Red Cross. He received the first Nobel Peace Prize. (d. 1910)

1884

 Harry S. Truman
American politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)

1903

  Fernandel
French actor (d. 1971)

1904

 John Snagge
English newsreader and commentator (d. 1996)

1906

 Roberto Rossellini
Italian director (d. 1977)

1913

 Sid James
Sid James (born 8 May 1913 – 26 April 1976) was a South African-born English-based actor and comedian. He was Tony Hancock’s co-star in Hancock’s Half Hour, which ran on television from 1956 until 1960 and a regular performer in the Carry On films. His success in TV situation comedy continued with the series Bless This House (1971-76) as Sid Abbott. Born Solomon Joel Cohen in South Africa. (d. 1976)

1919

 Lex Barker
American actor best known for playing Tarzan of the Apes. (d. 1973)

1920

 Saul Bass
American graphic designer and filmmaker (d. 1996)

1926

 David Attenborough
English broadcaster and naturalist.
 Don Rickles
American comedian.

1932

 Phyllida Law
Scottish actress.
 Sonny Liston
American boxer (d. 1970)

1935

 Jack Charlton
English footballer.

1937

 Thomas Pynchon
American novelist.

1940

 Peter Benchley
American author (d. 2006)
 Ricky Nelson
American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1985)
 Toni Tennille
American singer (Captain & Tennille).

1941

 John Fred
American singer-songwriter and musician. (d. 2005)

1942

 Norman Lamont
English politician.

1944

 Gary Glitter
English singer-songwriter and musician.

1953

 Billy Burnette
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Fleetwood Mac).
 Alex Van Halen
Dutch-American drummer (Van Halen).

1954

 David Keith
American actor.

1955

 Stephen Furst
American actor.

1961

 Janet McTeer
English actress.

1963

 Terry Christian
English broadcaster.
 Stella Gonet
Stella Gonet (born 8 May 1963) is a Scottish theatre, film and TV actress. She is known for playing Beatrice Eliott, one of the two lead roles, in three series of the television drama The House Of Eliott, and Chief Executive Officer Jayne Grayson in the medical drama Holby City. Born in Greenock, Scotland.

1964

 Melissa Gilbert
American actress.

1972

 Darren Hayes
Australian singer-songwriter (Savage Garden).

1973

 Marcus Brigstocke
English comedian.

1974

 Jon Tickle
English television presenter.

1975

 Enrique Iglesias
Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor.

1976

 Ian “H” Watkins
Welsh singer and actor (Steps and H & Claire).

1980

 Michelle McManus
Scottish singer-songwriter and actress.

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