May 20 Birthdays in History - May 20 Deaths - May 20 Events
1979 Tamika Thomas, Miss Michigan Teen USA 1996
1977 Angela Goethals, actress, VI Warshawski, Heartbreak Hotel
1974 Brandon Jessie, tight end for the New York Giants
1972 Michael Cox, Hannibal, Missouri, 1.5k runner
1972 Busta Rhymes, born in Brooklyn, New York, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., rapper, songwriter, actor, albums include, 'The Coming', 'When Disaster Strikes'
1971 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward, Team Sweden, 1998 Olympics
1971 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing for the New York Islanders
1971 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player, NEC
1971 Tony Stewart, American Celebrity
1970 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1970 Missy Cress, born in Burbank, California, female catcher, Colorado Silver Bullets
1970 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward, Team Sweden, New York Islanders
1970 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks
1969 Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star
1969 Suzanne Lawrence, Humble Texas, Miss Texas-America 1991, 4th
1968 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1968 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end for the Buffalo Bills
1967 Beate Reinstadler, Stuttgart, Germany, tennis star, 1989 Futures Israel
1966 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers
1966 Liselotte Neumann, Finspang Sweden, LPGA golfer, 1988 U.S. Women's Open
1966 Mindy Cohn, Louisiana, actress, Facts of Life
1966 Paolo Seganti, actor, Damian-As the World Turns
1966 Dan Abrams, American Journalist
1965 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner, world record 200 m indoor
1965 Fia Porter, Mexia, Texas, actress, Audrey Ames-One Life to Live
1965 Joe Cioe, Cranston, Rhode Island, Canadian Tour golfer, New Hampshire Open - 1992, 1993
1965 Todd Stottlemyre, Yakima, Washington, pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays
1964 Earl Charles Spencer, Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana
1964 Jeff Schwarz, U.S. baseball pitcher, California Angels, Chicago White Sox
1964 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, Chicago, murderer, FBI Most Wanted List
1964 Paul W. Richards, Scranton, Pennsylvania, astronaut
1964 Todd Peat, WLAF guard for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1963 Brian Nash, Glendale, California, actor, Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies
1963 David Wells, Torrance, California, pitcher, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
1963 Dipak Chudasama, cricketer, Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup
1962 Lydia Cheng, New York City, Ms Big Apple bodybuilder, 1982, Pumping Iron 2
1962 Sylvie Rauch, born in Munich, West Germany, nude model/actress
1961 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker for the London Monarchs
1961 Kit Clarke, rocker, Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer
1961 Nick Heyward, guitar/vocals, Haircut 100-Favourite Shirts
1961 Vaughn Jefferis, Matangi New Zealand, equestrian 3 day event, Bronze Medal 1996 Olympics
1960 John Cowsill, rock vocalist, Cowsills-Hair
1960 Susan Cowsill, Newport, Rhode Island, rock vocalist, Cowsills-We Can Fly
1960 Tony Goldwyn, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red
1959 Bronson Pinchot, New York City, actor, Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop
1959 Peter Greene, born in Brooklyn, New York, producer, After Midnight
1958 Jane Wiedlin, Wisconsin, singer/guitarist, GoGos, Fur, Rush Hour
1958 Mike Engleman, Sonoma California, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1958 Ronald Prescot Reagan, Jr., Louisiana, President son/TV host, Ron Reagon Show
1958 Ron Reagan, American Journalist
1956 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer, Australian opening bat 1979-85
1956 Tomas Smid, Czechoslovakia, tennis star
1955 Nigel Griffiths, born in Glasgow, Scotland, politician, Labor party, Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South
1955 Steve George, rock keyboardist, Mr Mister
1954 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut
1954 James Henderson, country singer, Black Oak Arkansas
1952 Warren Cann, Victoria Canada, rock drummer, Ultravox
1952 Roger Milla, Cameroonian Athlete
1951 Mike Crapo, born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Representative-R-Idaho 1993 - 1999, Senator 1999 -
1951 Thomas D Akers, St. Louis, Major USAF/astronaut, STS-41, 49, 61, 79
1951 William Cullen Bryant, actor, Hell Squad
1951 Michael Crapo, born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Idaho, Member, U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho's 2nd district 1993 - 1999
1949 Nick Rahall, born in Beckley, West Virginia, Representative-D-West Virginia 1977 -
1948 Dave Thomas, St. Catherines Ontario, comedian, SCTV, Grace Under Fire
1948 John Amiel, director, Queen of Hearts, Tune in Tomorrow
1948 John R. McKernan, Jr., born in Bangor, Maine, Representative-R-Maine 1983 - 1987, Governor-Maine 1987 - 1995
1948 Sam Gejdenson, born in Eschwege, Germany, Representative-D-Connecticut 1981 - 2001
1947 Iain Vallance, CEO, British Telecom
1946 Cher, born in El Centro, California, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, singer, songwriter, director, record producer, won Academy Award, sold over 100 million records
1946 Craig Patrick, born in Detroit, Michigan, hockey player, coach, general manager of Pittsburgh Penguins 1989 - 2006
1946 Cher, American Musician
1945 Harold Ford, Sr., born in Memphis, Tennessee, Representative-D-Tennessee 1975 - 1997
1945 Clive Hollick, born in Britain, Labor Party, financier, youngest director of Hambros Bank, 1973, CEO, Mills & Allen International, MAI
1945 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1945 Wally Herger, born in Yuba City, California, Representative-R-California 1987 -
1944 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer, Good night mister president
1944 Cipa Dichter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter
1944 David M. Walker, Columbus, Georgia, Captain USN/astron, STS-51-A 30, 53, 69
1944 Joe Cocker, Sheffield Eng, rock vocalist, Little Help From My Friends
1944 Keith Fletcher, cricket captain, Essex and England
1943 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper, West Indian 1963-80
1943 Ian Vallance, CEO, British Telecom
1943 Tison Street, born in Boston, Massachusetts, composer, violinist, contemporary classical music, winner, Guggenheim Fellowship
1942 Lynn Davies, born in Nantymoel, Wales, 'Lynn the Leap', long jumper, captain, Britain's Olympic long jump team 1964, won Olympic gold medal
1942 Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant, Hong Kong
1941 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore, 1990-
1941 Maria Liberia-Peters, premier of Dutch Antilles, 198?-93
1941 Goh Chok Tong, Chinese Statesman
1940 Sadaharu, Ohio, of Yomiuri Giants, Japan, hit 868 career home run
1940 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist, Here Comes the Judge
1940 Stan Mikita, NHL center, led NHL in scoring 4 times
1939 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway, PM/feminist/conservatist
1938 Alan Smithers, British professor
1938 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1937 Dave Hill, born in Jackson, Michigan, PGA golfer, 1967 Memphis
1937 Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer, Guinness, large landowner
1937 Teddy Randazzo, song writer, I'm on the Outside Looking In
1936 Anthony Zerbe, Cal, actor, Harry-O, Centennial, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs
1933 Constance Towers, actress, Capitol, Shock Corrider, Naked Kiss
1933 Danny Aiello, New York City, actor, Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing
1931 Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom 1956 Olympics silver
1930 James McEachin, Pennert, North Carolina, actor, Harry-Tenafly
1930 Robert Bunyard, Commandant, British Police Staff College
1929 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
1928 David Berriman, CEO, Rose Thomson Young group of Lloyds Trustees
1928 David Hedison, actor, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1927 David Frederick Barlow, composer
1927 Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
1927 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisconsin, CFL/NFL player and coach, Winnipeg, Minnesota
1926 David Hedison, born in Providence, Rhode Island, actor, Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea
1926 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
1926 Vic Ames, rocker, Ames Brothers
1925 D. French Slaughter, Jr., born in Culpeper, Virginia, Representative-R-Virginia, 1985 - 1991
1924 Betty Driver, actress, Coronation St, Pardon the Expression
1924 Peter Shore, MP, Labour
1923 Edith Fellows, Boston, actress, Pennies From Heaven, City Streets
1923 Hugh Beach, British General
1923 Samuel Selvon, born in Trinidad, author, writer-in-residence, University of Calgary, Canada, wrote 'The Lonely Londoners', focusing on West Indians' immigration to Britain, cultural differences
1922 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor, Loughborough University of Technology
1921 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
1920 Betty Driver, actress, Penny Paradise
1920 John Cruickshank, banker
1920 William Simpson, British trade union leader
1919 George Gobel, born in Chicago, Illinois, comedian/TV personality, I Love My Wife
1918 Edward B. Lewis, American Scientist
1917 Enyss Djemil, composer
1917 Richard Charles Cobb, historian
1916 Cornelie Coposu, politician
1916 John McIntyre, theologian
1916 Owen Chadwick, chancellor, University of East Anglia
1915 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
1913 Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
1913 Ion Dumitrescu, composer
1913 William Hewlett, cofounder, Hewlett-Packard Co
1913 William Reddington Hewlett, American Businessman
1911 Annie M G Schmidt, writer, Fam Doorsnee, Jip and Janneke
1911 Gardner F[rancis] Fox, U.S., sci-fi author, Kothar-Barbarian Swordsman
1909 Edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist
1909 John Arkell, director of administration, BBC
1908 Jimmy Stewart, Pennsylvania, actor, Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life
1905 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet, Sailing
1905 Harry Campion, statistician and founder, British Central Statistical Office
1904 Russell Hardie, Buffalo, New York, actor, Sequoia, In Old Kentucky
1903 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
1902 Hans Sahl, German/U.S. writer
1901 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion, 1935-37
1901 Otto Waldis, Austria, actor, Port of Hell, Unknown World
1899 Estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress, 8 Commandments
1899 John M Harlan, Chicago, 91st Supreme Court justice, 1955-71
1895 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer, Spitfire
1894 Adela Rogers St. John, journalist/author, Foreign Correspondent
1890 Beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor, Enzo-La Gioconde
1889 Felix Arndt, composer
1889 Margery Allingham, detective story writer
1889 William Lawther, union leader
1883 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
1882 Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist, Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928
1881 Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland, WW II general
1876 John Owen Jones, composer
1874 Folkert E. Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
1872 Albert Steinruck, German actor, Golem
1856 Henri E Cross, Delacroix, French painter
1851 Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor, flat phonograph record
1851 Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, U.S., nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
1850 Eaton Faning, composer
1844 Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, Dream
1841 Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate
1830 Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
1830 Hector H. Malot, French writer, Without Family
1828 James William Reilly, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1825 Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy, 1st ordained U.S. female minister
1825 George Phillips Bond, American Scientist
1822 Emile Erckmann, E-Chatrian, French writer, Waterloo
1822 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist, Nobel 1901
1818 William George Fargo, founder, Wells Fargo
1815 Barthelemy Menn, Swiss graphic artist/painter
1812 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer
1806 John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1799 Honore de Balzac, France, novelist, Pere Goriot, Human Comedy
1772 William Congreve, English officer, design fire rocket
1768 Dolley Madison, born in New Garden, North Carolina, wife of the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, First Lady of the United States, 1809 - 1817, acted as First Lady for Thomas Jefferson, portrait appears on United States Mint 1/2 ounce $10 gold coins
1764 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer
1759 William Thornton, architect, Capitol building, Washington D.C.
1750 Stephen Girard, bailed out U.S. bonds during War of 1812
1743 [Francois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture, Breda, leader, Haiti
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician, De Formato Foetu
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1364 Henry Percy, Harry Hotspur, British soldier/politican