May 3 Birthdays in History - May 3 Deaths - May 3 Events



1973 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
1973 Michel Traveller, soccer player, Ajax
1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1972 Josh Taves, defensive end for the New England Patriots
1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk, Russia, NHL forward, Detroit Red Wings
1971 James Roberson, defensive end for the Tennessee Oilers
1970 Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle, France, tennis star, 1992 Australia
1970 Ted Crowley, Concord Massachusetts, U.S. hockey defenseman 1994 Olympics
1969 Karen Kraft, San Mateo, California, rower, 1996 Olympics silver
1968 Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre, Italy, actress, Big Game Hunter
1968 Jay Darlington, born in London, England, keyboardist, Kula Shaker
1966 Paul Stevenson, Victoria, Australia, badminton player 1996 Olympics
1965 John Jensen, Danish Athlete
1964 Ron Hextall, Winnipeg, NHL goalie, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders
1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard, Utah Jazz
1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australasia golfer
1961 David Vitter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, politician, Republican party, member, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Louisiana
1960 Jaron Lanier, born in New York City, New York, visual artist, author, computer scientist, popularized the term, 'virtual reality'
1959 Ben Elton, London, UK, actor, Stark, Friday Night Live
1959 David Ball, Blackpool, rock keyboardist, Soft Cell
1958 Bill Sienkiewicz, American Artist
1957 Cactus Moser, Montrose, Colorado, country singer, Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry
1957 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman, Mont Canadiens, Washington Caps
1957 Jo Brand, born in Hastings, England, stage name, 'The Sea Monster', stand up comedian, embraced alternative comedy movement, employing use of monotone delivery, pauses, image inspired by radicalized feminism
1955 David Hookes, cricketer, dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart
1955 Steve Jones, English pop guitarist, Sex Pistols-Mercy
1953 Bruce Hall, Champaign, Illinois, rock bassist, Reo Speedwagon
1952 Allen Wells, England, 100m dash, Gold Medal 1980 Olympics
1950 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer, Those Were the Days
1949 Albert Sacco, Jr., born in Boston, Massachusetts, PhD/astronaut, STS-73
1949 Ron Wyden, born in Wichita, Kansas, Representative-D-Oregon 1981 - 1996, Senator-D-Oregon 1996 -
1947 Doug Henning, Ft. Garry Manitoba, magician, Broadway play-Magic
1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster, CBS TV, WFAN
1945 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer, attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81
1944 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
1944 Peter Staples, rocker, Troggs-Wild Thing
1942 Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress, Lovers of Their Time
1942 Vera C slavsk -Odlozilova, Czechoslovakia, gymnast, Gold Medals 1964, 1968 Olympics
1941 Nona Gaprindasvili, U.S.S.R., world women's chess champ, 1962-78
1939 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer, Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen
1939 Samantha Eggar, born in London, England, actress, Collector
1937 Frankie Valli, Castelluccio, Newark, New Jersey, singer, Four Seasons-Sherry
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck, Arnolde Dorsey, India, singer, EH Show
1936 Jose Torres, U.S., boxer, Olympics
1935 Donald P Hodel, Portland, Oregon, U.S. Secretary of Interior, 1985 - 1989
1933 Collie Smith, cricketer, exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly
1931 Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer
1930 David Evatt Tunley, composer
1929 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch Vice-Admiral
1929 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
1928 James Brown, born in Barnwell, South Carolina, soul singer, 'Hot Pants', 'Living in America'
1928 Jeanne Bal, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Pat-Love and Marriage
1925 Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress, Tonga-Space Patrol
1924 Mary Carver, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Cecilia-Simon and Simon
1923 Ralph Hall, born in Fate, Texas, Representative-D-Texas 1981 -
1922 Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
1921 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
1920 Sugar Ray Robinson, Walter Smith, middle/welterweight boxer, champ
1919 Betty Comden, Brooklyn, song writer, Comden and Green-Bells are Ringing
1919 Pete Seeger, New York City, folk singer, Weaver, Goodnight Irene
1917 James Penberthy, composer
1916 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, born in San Antonio, Texas, Representative-D-Texas, 1961-
1916 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet, Sodome
1915 Evencio Castellanos, composer
1913 Earl Blackwell, born in Atlanta, Georgia, author, Celebrity Register
1913 William M Inge, U.S. playwright, Picnic-Pulitzer 1953
1912 May Sarton, American Poet
1911 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
1910 Alceo Galliera, composer
1909 Lee Scott, American Businessman
1909 Tom Joyner, American Celebrity
1907 Earl Wilson, Rockford, Ohio, columnist, Midnight Earl
1906 Mary Astor, Quincy, Illinois, actress, Maltese Falcon, Dinky
1905 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
1905 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor, High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste
1904 Charles "Red" Ruffing, New York Yankee pitcher, hitter, 1930-46
1904 John Breeden, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street
1904 Bill Brandt, British Photographer
1903 Bing Crosby, born in Tacoma, Washington, singer, White Christmas, Going My Way
1902 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
1902 Jack Larue, New York City, actor, Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette
1902 Seton I Miller, Chehalis, Washington, writer, Pete's Dragon, Istanbul
1902 Walter Slezak, Vienna, actor, Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General
1901 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor, Les Miserables, Naked Maja
1899 Aline MacMahon, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, actress, Backdoor to Heaven
1898 Golda Meir, Meyerson, Kiev, Ukraine, 4th Israeli Prime Minister, 1969-74
1898 Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
1897 V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1895 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian, Laudes regiae
1895 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author, Le petit general
1895 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director, Jungle Book, 4 Feathers
1893 Hope Landin, Minneapolis MN
1892 Beulah Bondi, Chicago, actress, It's a Wonderful Life
1892 George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction, Nobel 1937
1890 B. Traven, born in Chicago, writer, wrote, 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'
1886 Marcel Dupre, French organist/composer
1877 Karl Abraham, German Psychologist
1876 Bert Hopkins, cricketer, Australian pace bowler of the 1900's
1876 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer, Sussex
1876 James Edward Murray, born in St. Thomas, Canada, Senator-D-Montana 1934 - 1961
1874 Francois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
1873 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St. Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs
1873 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author, Kvinnen og Den
1867 Jack Hearne, cricketer, cousin of George and Alec 12 Tests for Eng
1867 Valere-Gille, Belgian playwright, La Corbeille d'Octobre
1859 Andy Adams, U.S. writer, Log of a Cowboy
1849 Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter, New York Tribune, New York Evening Sun
1849 Jacob August Riis, Danish Journalist
1844 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario, Ivanhoe
1843 Edward Dowden, Irish Critic
1826 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway, 1859 - 1872, poet
1819 Nicola De Giosa, composer
1816 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Major General Union Army
1815 Hermanus W. Witteveen, Dutch theologist
1773 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat
1764 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
1752 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
1744 Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer
1742 Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
1737 Friedrich Schwindl, composer
1729 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
1708 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer
1692 Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname, 1742-51
1691 Carolus van der Abeele, Flemish jesuit/author, Introduction l'amour
1649 Johann Valentin Meder, composer
1647 John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet, Bellone aen bant
1535 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
1514 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, Fernandez, primate of Portugal
1469 Niccolo Machiavelli, Italy, politician/writer, Prince
1455 Joao II, the perfect, King of Portugal, 1481 - 1495, took in Spanish Jews
1446 Margaretha, English princess/duchess of Bourgondie











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