Famous People Born May 2

1729 – Catherine II of Russia, Empress of Russia
1754 – Vicente Martín y Soler, Spanish composer
1772 – Novalis, German writer
1773 – Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher
1802 – Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist
1806 – Catherine Labouré, French visionary and saint
1808 – Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin
1810 – Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer
1859 – Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer
1860 – Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist
1873 – Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet
1879 – James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
1881 – Alexander Kerensky, Russian politician
1885 – Hedda Hopper, American actress and gossip columnist
1886 – Gottfried Benn, German author
1887 – Vernon Castle, English dancer
1887 – Eddie Collins, American baseball player
1889 – Ki Hajar Dewantara, Indonesian education pioneer and national hero
1890 – E. E. Smith, American writer
1895 – Lorenz Hart, American playwright, songwriter, and composer
1896 – Helen of Greece and Denmark
1903 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author
1904 – Bill Brandt, German-British photographer and photojournalist
1906 – Philippe Halsman, American photographer
1912 – Axel Springer, German journalist and publisher
1913 – Nigel Patrick, English actor
1915 – Peggy Mount, English actress
1921 – Satyajit Ray, Indian director
1921 – Eddie Garcia, Filipino film actor and film director
1922 – Serge Reggiani, Italian-French singer and actor
1922 – A.M. Rosenthal, Canadian-born newspaper editor
1923 – Patrick Hillery, Irish politician
1924 – Theodore Bikel, Austrian actor and singer
1925 – Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor
1927 – Ray Barrett, Australian actor
1929 – Link Wray, American guitarist
1929 – Édouard Balladur, French politician
1930 – Marco Pannella, Italian politician and activist
1935 – King Faisal II of Iraq
1935 – Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish footballer and manager
1936 – Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-born singer
1936 – Norma Aleandro, Argentine actress, screenwriter, and theater director
1936 – Michael Rabin, American violinist
1937 – Lorenzo Music, American actor
1937 – Lance LeGault, American actor
1938 – Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho
1939 – Sumio Iijima, Japanese physicist
1942 – Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
1944 – Bob Henrit, English drummer
1945 – Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan actress, model, and activist
1945 – Goldy McJohn, Canadian keyboardplayer (Steppenwolf, The Mynah Birds, The Sparrows)
1945 – Judge Dread, English singer-songwriter
1946 – Lesley Gore, American singer
1946 – David Suchet, English actor
1948 – Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (The Imperials)
1950 – Lou Gramm, American vocalist (Foreigner)
1951 – John Glascock, English singer and musician (Jethro Tull)
1952 – Christine Baranski, American actress
1952 – Mari Natsuki, Japanese actress, singer, and dancer
1953 – Valery Gergiev, Russian-born conductor
1954 – Angela Bofill, American singer songwriter
1955 – Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer
1956 – Yasushi Akimoto, Japanese writer, lyricist and producer
1956 – Régis Labeaume, Canadian businessman, writer, and politician
1956 – David Rhodes, English guitarist
1958 – David O’Leary, Irish footballer and manager
1959 – Tony Wakeford, English musician (Sol Invictus)
1960 – Stephen Daldry, English film director
1962 – Elizabeth Berridge, American actress
1962 – Mitzi Kapture, American actress
1966 – Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
1967 – Mika Brzezinski, American journalist
1968 – Jeff Agoos, American footballer
1968 – Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer, actress, and model
1969 – Brian Lara, Trinidadian West Indies cricketer
1971 – Claudia Dreher, Deutsche Langstreckenläuferin
1972 – Pandora Boxx, American drag queen and reality TV personality
1972 – Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), American professional wrestler and actor
1973 – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German film director and screenwriter
1974 – Matt Berry, English actor
1974 – Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor and actor
1975 – David Beckham, English footballer
1975 – Ahmed Hassan, Egyptian footballer
1975 – Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress
1977 – Brian Cardinal, American basketball player
1977 – Jenna von Oy, American actress
1978 – Steve Bays, Canadian musician (Hot Hot Heat)
1978 – Intars Busulis, Latvian singer and trombone player
1979 – Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player
1980 – Troy Murphy, American basketball player
1980 – Tim Borowski, German footballer
1980 – Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder
1980 – Zat Knight, English footballer
1981 – Robert Buckley, American actor
1981 – Chris Kirkland, English footballer. goalkeeper
1981 – Tiago Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1982 – Johan Botha, South African cricketer
1982 – Lorie, French singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1983 – Alessandro Diamanti, Italian footballer
1983 – Maynor Figueroa, Honduran footballer
1983 – Tina Maze, Slovenian skier
1983 – Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model
1983 – Daniel Sordo, Spanish rally driver
1984 – Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer
1984 – Thabo Sefolosha, American basketball player
1985 – Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter and fashion designer
1985 – Kyle Busch, American race car driver
1985 – Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player
1985 – Sarah Hughes, American figure skater
1985 – David Nugent, English footballer
1986 – James Kirk, Canadian actor
1986 – Emily Hart, American actress
1987 – Nana Kitade, Japanese singer-songwriter, musician, model, actress, and fashion designer
1987 – Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 – Kay Panabaker, American actress

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