May 31 Birthdays in History - May 31 Deaths - May 31 Events
1990 Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey and Jean Kasam
1976 Colin Farrell, born in Castleknock, Ireland, actor, films include, 'Minority Report', 'Alexander', 'In Bruges', listed as 'People' magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, 2003
1974 Bindi Mansfield, Mooerbank NSW Australia, diver 1996 Olympics
1974 Jim Carey, Dorchester, Massachusetts, NHL goalie for the Washington Capitals
1973 Dominique van Roost, Verviers Belg, tennis star, 1995 Futures-GBR
1973 Marty Janzen, born in Miami, Florida, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
1973 Tyrone Williams, NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1972 Bryan Walker, safety for the Washington Redskins
1972 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver 1996 Olympics
1971 Brad Elberg, CFL running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1971 Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons
1971 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player 1996 Olympics
1971 Sarah O'Hare, model, Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994
1971 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox
1970 Cory Mantyka, CFL guard for the BC Lions
1969 Juliet Haslam, Adelaide SA Australia, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics
1968 Duane Causwell, NBA center, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings
1967 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder, Cleveland Indians
1967 Sandrine Bonnaire, Clermont France, actress, Vagabond, Police
1967 Phil Keoghan, New Zealander Celebrity
1966 Jessica Monroe, Palo Alto California, Canadian rower 1996 Olympics
1966 Roshan Mahanama, cricketer, Sri Lankan opening batsman
1965 Annette Renee Peters, nee Hand, Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner
1965 Brooke Shields, New York City, model/actress, Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan
1964 Scotti Hill, Manhasset, New York, rock guitarist, Skid Row-Psycho Love
1963 Wendy Smith, rocker, Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good
1963 Wesley Willis, American Musician
1962 Corey Hart, Montreal Canada, vocalist, I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
1962 Henry Williams, CFL receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos
1962 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, outfielder for the Florida Marlins
1962 Noriko Hidaka, actor, Ranma, Baoh, Akazukin Chacha
1961 Harry Enfield, comedian, Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live
1961 Lea Thompson, actress, Back to the Future, Caroline In The City
1960 Chris Elliott, actor/comedian, Get a Life, David Letterman Show
1960 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers
1960 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player
1958 Angel Franco, Asuncion Paraguay, golfer, 1993 Nike Dominion
1958 Gary George Hallberg, Berwyn, Illinois, PGA golfer, 1983 Andy Williams
1958 Kyle Secor, born in Tacoma, Washington, actor, Tim Bayliss-Homicide
1958 Mkhuseli Jack, South African UDF-leader, consumer boycots
1957 Jim Craig, born in North Easton, Massachusetts, hockey goalie, Gold Medal 1980 Olympics
1957 Stephen Jones, born in Wirral Peninsula, England, British milliner, considered the most radical, prolific milliner of the late 20th-early 21st-century
1956 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer, Tambourine
1956 Yoshiko Sakakibara, Chiba Japan, actress, Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter
1955 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
1955 Laura Baugh, Gainesville, Florida, LPGA golfer, 1994 Youngstown Classic-9th
1950 Gregory Harrison, Catalina California, actor, Trapper John, Logan's Run
1950 Tom Berenger, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me
1949 Steven Kampmann, Philadelphia, actor, Kirk-Newhart
1948 Duncan Hunter, born in Riverside, California, Representative-R-California 1981 - 2009
1948 John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, drummer, Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven
1948 Lynda Bellingham, actress, Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic
1948 Duncan Hunter, American Politician
1947 John Bonham, Redditch England, drummer, Led Zeppelin-Stairway
1947 William H Campbell, Jr., rocker
1946 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO, Pineapple Dance Studios
1946 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director, Marriage of Maria Braum
1946 Steve Bucknor, cricketer, West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee
1945 Linda Davies, British Judge
1944 Mick Ralphs, born in Hereford, England, born Michael Geoffrey Ralphs, guitarist, songwriter, founding member of music bands Mott the Hopple and Bad Company
1943 Earl of Macclesfield
1943 Joe Namath, Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback for the New York Jets, $400,000 man, 1969 Superbowl
1943 Sharon Gless, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Chris Cagney-Cagney and Lacey
1942 Happy Hairston, NBA star, Cin, Detroit, LA
1942 John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor, Open U
1941 Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock Georgia, PGA golfer, 1990 Kemper Open
1941 Johnny Paycheck, born in Greenfield, Ohio, singer, Take This Job and Shove It
1941 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing, Middlesex U
1941 Kenneth Cooper, New York City, harpsichordist/professor, Barnard, Bkln
1940 Augie Mayer, rocker, Sir Douglas Quintet
1940 Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer, Erotique, Out of America, Malina
1939 Terry Waite, Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage
1938 John Prescott, British MP
1938 Peter Yarrow, New York City, Peter, Paul and Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon
1937 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut
1935 Bruce Bolton, cricketer, two Tests New Zealand vs. England 1959
1935 Jim Bolger, New Zealander Statesman
1934 Bent Peter Rasch, Denmark, canoe 1952 Olympics gold
1934 Jim Hutton, Binghamton, New York, actor, Ellery Queen
1934 Karl-Erik Welin, composer
1932 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO, National Federation of Women's Institutes
1932 George Vallings, British Vice-Admiral
1932 Ronald Hampel, British CEO, ICI
1931 John Schrieffer, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1972
1931 Shirley Verrett, New Orleans, mezzo-soprano, Cassandra-Les Troyens
1931 John S. Horn, born in San Juan Bautista, California, Representative-R-California 1993 - 2003
1930 Clint Eastwood, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Dirty Harry, mayor, Carmel, California
1930 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation, London University
1929 Aladar Zoltan, composer
1929 Elaine Stewart, Montclair, New Jersey, actress, Take the High Ground
1929 Neil Shaw, British CEO, Tate and Lyle
1928 Jacob Lateiner, Havana Cuba, pianist/professor, Juiliard
1928 Pankaj Roy, cricketer, Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad
1927 Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
1927 James Eberle, British admiral/director, Royal Institute of International Affairs
1927 Michael Sandberg, British CEO, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corp
1926 Derek Birley, British Vice-Chancellor, Ulster U
1926 Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper, India in late 40's/early 50's
1926 Martin Peake, born in England, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, businessman, nobleman, son of Osbert Peake, paralyzed from polio, contributed to the 1970 Disabled Persons Act
1924 Russell Endean, cricketer, 28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956
1923 Clint Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, 1949-
1923 Wolfgang Lesser, composer
1922 Denholm Elliott, London, actor, Alfie, Cuba, Doll's House, King Rat
1922 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
1921 Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress, Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man
1921 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
1921 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author, Telepath, Power of X
1920 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner, Redskins, Baltimore Orioles
1919 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
1919 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
1919 Huston Smith, American Theologian
1916 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director, Fanfare
1916 John Vivyan, actor, Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life
1916 Judy Campbell, actress, Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie
1915 Conrad W. Monnich, theologist, Branch of olive
1914 Akira Ifukube, composer
1913 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
1912 Barbara Pepper, New York City, actress, Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern
1912 Dave O'Brien, Big Springs, Texas, actor, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid
1912 Martin Schwarzschild, U.S. astronomer, evolution
1912 Henry M. Jackson, born in Everett, Washington, Senator-D-Washington 1941 - 1983
1911 Edward Adamson, art therapist/collector
1910 Elizabeth Blackwell, Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine
1910 Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
1909 Jan Lewando, British director, Marks and Spencer
1909 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman, Gold Medals 1948, 1952 Olympics
1908 Don Ameche, Kenosha WI, actor, Cocoon, Trading Places
1907 Valston Hancock, British air marshal
1905 Roy Peaches Davis, baseball pitcher
1902 Billy Mayerl, born in London, England, composer, pianist, master of light music, composed works for piano and orchestra, developed syncopated novelty piano solos, 300 piano pieces, most named after flowers and trees
1902 Henk Schaer, Hendricus JM Schaareman, actor/conductor
1902 Ralph Walter Wood, composer
1900 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author, Undercurrent, Coral Reef
1899 Leonid Leonow, writer
1898 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
1898 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman, Power of Positive Thinking
1897 Margalo Gillmore, London, actress, Skirts Ahoy, High Society
1894 Fred Allen, Cambridge Massachusetts, comedian, Fred Allen Radio Show
1892 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
1892 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author, Bespokojnaja Joenostj,
1892 Louis Fourestier, composer
1892 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
1889 Athene Seyler, London, actress, Make Mine Mink
1888 Jack Holt, U.S., golddigger/actor, Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone
1887 Gunnar Olof Bjorling, Finnish/Swedish language poet, Vilande Dag
1879 Mark Hambourg, composer
1875 Italo Montemezzi, composer
1872 Charles G Abbot, U.S., astronomer, Constant Sun
1872 William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist, Don Quixote
1866 Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer
1864 Albert J M Bakker, Dutch actor, Teun the night watch
1863 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer
1861 Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker, 1st christmas seal drive, 1907
1860 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter, The Miner
1857 Pius XI, Ambrogio DA Ratti, Italy, 259th Pope, 1922-39
1838 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher, Wife at University
1837 Ernest Daudet, French writer, White Terror
1837 Joseph Grimaldi, London, clown
1837 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Major General Confederate Army
1837 William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee, Major General Confederate Army
1837 Rooney Lee, American Soldier
1819 Walt Whitman, West Hills, New York, poet, Leaves of Grass
1818 John Albion Andrew, Gov, Union
1817 Edouard Deldevez, composer
1817 Georg Herwegh, writer
1810 Horatio Seymour, Gov, Union
1809 Franz Joseph Haydn, Vienna Austria, composer
1804 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc, composer
1802 Cesare Pugni, composer
1773 Ludwig Tieck, writer
1753 Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader
1744 Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath
1701 Alexander Cruden, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
1674 Friedrich Erhard Niedt, composer
1664 Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
1656 Marin Marias, composer
1557 Theodorus I, Fedor Ivanovitsj, czar of Russia, 1584-98
1472 Erardus van der Mark, prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
1469 Manuel I, King of Portugal, 1495-1521, during era of exploration