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History Births on May 24

Gene Anthony Ray
Gene Anthony Ray, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2003)


Aharon Lichtenstein
Aharon Lichtenstein, French-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)


Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (1874-1878)
Princess Marie of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1878)


Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent, English actor


Joe Abreu
Joe Abreu, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1993)


Rich Rodriguez
Rich Rodriguez, American football player and coach


Marek Sobieski (1628-1652)
Marek Sobieski, Polish noble (d. 1652)


Shirish Kunder
Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter


Tracy McGrady
Tracy McGrady, American basketball player


Guy Fletcher
Guy Fletcher, English keyboard player, guitarist, and producer


Coleman Young
Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (d. 1997)


Billy Gilman
Billy Gilman, American musician


Harold Budd
Harold Budd, American composer and poet


Mattias Ekholm
Mattias Ekholm, Swedish ice hockey player


Shinichir? Watanabe
Shinichir? Watanabe, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter


Abraham Geiger
Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)


Andrey Borodin
Andrey Borodin, Russian-English economist and businessman


Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina, English actor


Ricky Craven
Ricky Craven, American race car driver and sportscaster


Giannis Goumas
Giannis Goumas, Greek footballer and coach


Andrew Jordan (racing driver)
Andrew Jordan, English race car driver


Guillaume Latendresse
Guillaume Latendresse, Canadian ice hockey player


Cody Eakin
Cody Eakin, Canadian ice hockey player


Andy Lee (comedian)
Andy Lee, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter


H. B. Reese
H. B. Reese, American candy maker, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (d. 1956)


Kareem McKenzie
Kareem McKenzie, American football player


Rajesh Roshan
Rajesh Roshan, Indian composer


Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff, American actor


Jimmy Demaret
Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (d. 1983)


Eric Close
Eric Close, American actor


Ichir? Ozawa
Ichir? Ozawa, Japanese lawyer and politician, Japanese Minister of Home Affairs


Réal Giguère
Réal Giguère, Canadian television host and actor


Johan Holmqvist
Johan Holmqvist, Swedish ice hockey player


Arnold Wesker
Arnold Wesker, English playwright and producer (d. 2016)


Jane Byrne
Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (d. 2014)


Barry O'Farrell
Barry O'Farrell, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of New South Wales


Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)


William F. Albright
William F. Albright, American archaeologist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1971)


Cathinka Buchwieser
Cathinka Buchwieser, German operatic singer and actress (d.1828)


Emerentia von Düben
Emerentia von Düben, Swedish royal favorite (d. 1743)


Pat Verbeek
Pat Verbeek, Canadian ice hockey player and manager


Carlos Hernández (catcher)
Carlos Hernández, Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager


Tamer Karada?l?
Tamer Karada?l?, Turkish actor


John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly, American actor


Irena Szewi?ska
Irena Szewi?ska, Russian-Polish sprinter


Maryvonne Dupureur
Maryvonne Dupureur, French runner and educator (d. 2008)


Siobhán McKenna
Siobhán McKenna, Irish actress (d. 1986)


Ivan Capelli
Ivan Capelli, Italian race car driver and sportscaster


Lionel Conacher
Lionel Conacher, Canadian football player and politician (d. 1954)


Eduardo De Filippo
Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)


Valerie Taylor (computer scientist)
Valerie Taylor, American computer scientist and educator


Anthony Minichiello
Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby league player


Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman


Mikhail Sholokhov
Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)


Benjamin N. Cardozo
Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and judge (d. 1938)


Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle, American singer-songwriter and actress


Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Emanuel Leutze
Emanuel Leutze, German-American painter (d. 1868)


Will Sasso
Will Sasso, Canadian actor and comedian


Mick Mannock
Mick Mannock, Irish soldier and pilot, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)


Dominic Grieve
Dominic Grieve, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales


Lucian Wintrich
Lucian Wintrich, American political artist and White House correspondent


Jeet Gannguli
Jeet Gannguli, Indian score composer, music director and singer


Jean-Paul Marat
Jean-Paul Marat, Swiss-French physician, journalist, and politician (d. 1793)


Jason Babin
Jason Babin, American football player


Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea
Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1769)


Chip Ganassi
Chip Ganassi, American race car driver, team owner and businessman


Jan Smuts
Jan Smuts, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)


Arthur Wing Pinero
Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1934)


Lorella Cedroni
Lorella Cedroni, Italian philosopher and theorist (d. 2013)


Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, developed the Fahrenheit scale (d. 1736)


Tarjei Sandvik Moe
Tarjei Sandvik Moe, Norwegian actor


Prince Buster
Prince Buster, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)


Alexei Savrasov
Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter and academic (d. 1897)


Alain Lemieux
Alain Lemieux, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach


Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)


Joseph Brodsky
Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)


Rich Robinson
Rich Robinson, American guitarist and songwriter


Michael Jackson (bishop)
Michael Jackson, Irish archbishop


Lillian Moller Gilbreth
Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American psychologist and engineer (d. 1972)


Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)


Joe Dumars
Joe Dumars, American basketball player


Dmitri Kruglov
Dmitri Kruglov, Estonian footballer


Masahide Kobayashi
Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player and coach


Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, artist, writer, and producer; Nobel Prize laureate


John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale
John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, Scottish politician, Secretary of State, Scotland (d. 1682)


Jesualdo Ferreira
Jesualdo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer and manager


Wilbur Mills
Wilbur Mills, American banker and politician (d. 1992)


Alessandro Cortini
Alessandro Cortini, Italian-American singer and keyboard player


Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas, English actress


Brad Penny
Brad Penny, American baseball player


John Jewel
John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)


Richard Ottaway
Richard Ottaway, English lieutenant and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


Greg Berlanti
Greg Berlanti, American director, producer, and screenwriter


George Nakashima
George Nakashima, American woodworker and architect (d. 1990)


Robert Garrett
Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1961)


Héctor Camacho
Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican-American boxer (d. 2012)


Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley
Elizabeth Carey, Lady Berkeley, English courtier (d. 1635)


Kris Draper
Kris Draper, Canadian ice hockey player and manager


Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jacob Rees-Mogg, English politician


Steven Norris
Steven Norris, English engineer and politician


Vladimír Šmicer
Vladimír Šmicer, Czech footballer and manager


Mark Ballas
Mark Ballas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer, and actor


Carmine Infantino
Carmine Infantino, American illustrator and educator (d. 2013)


George Grey Barnard
George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)


Alexander von Nordmann
Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (d. 1866)


Magnus Manske
Magnus Manske, German biochemist and computer programmer, developed MediaWiki


Custódio Castro
Custódio Castro, Portuguese footballer


Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer, German-American actress (d. 1986)


Giannis Kontoes
Giannis Kontoes, Greek footballer


Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Roden Cutler
Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (d. 2002)


Monica Lin Brown
Monica Lin Brown, American sergeant


José Nasazzi
José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 1968)


Tansu Çiller
Tansu Çiller, Turkish economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Turkey


Aled Davies (field athlete)
Aled Davies, Welsh discus thrower


Rose (French singer)
Rose, French singer, songwriter and composer


Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland
Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Maltese lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1940)


Charlie Taylor (mechanic)
Charlie Taylor, American engineer and mechanic (d. 1956)


Bartolo Colón
Bartolo Colón, Dominican-American baseball player


Rodrigo (musician)
Rodrigo, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)


Suzanne Lenglen
Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (d. 1938)


William Whewell
William Whewell, English priest and philosopher (d. 1866)


Archie Shepp
Archie Shepp, American saxophonist and composer


Martin Winterkorn
Martin Winterkorn, German businessman


Germanicus, Roman general (d. 19)


Michael Chabon
Michael Chabon, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter


Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham
Patricia Hollis, Baroness Hollis of Heigham, English academic and politician


Roger Deakins
Roger Deakins , English cinematographer


Terry Callier
Terry Callier, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)


Waddy Wachtel
Waddy Wachtel, American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer


Artem Anisimov
Artem Anisimov, Russian ice hockey player


Tim Bridgman, English race car driver
Sarah Hagan, American actress
Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (d. 2009)
Pedram Javaheri, Iranian-American meteorologist and journalist
Rian Wallace, American football player
Issah Gabriel Ahmed, Ghanaian footballer
Elijah Burke, American wrestler
Silje Vige, Norwegian singer
Catherine Cox, New Zealand-Australian netball player
Maria Lawson, English singer-songwriter
Marc Gagnon, Canadian speed skater
Sébastien Foucan, French runner and actor
Martin McCague, Northern Irish-English cricketer
Heavy D, Jamaican-American rapper, producer, and actor (d. 2011)
Éric Cantona, French footballer, manager, and actor
Isidro Pérez, Mexican boxer (d. 2013)
Adrian Moorhouse, English swimmer
Liz McColgan, Scottish educator and runner
Bill Harrigan, Australian rugby league referee and sportscaster
Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish-American ice hockey player (d. 1985)
Larry Blackmon, American singer-songwriter and producer
R. B. Bernstein, American constitutional historian
Philippe Lafontaine, Belgian singer and songwriter
Diego Cugia, Italian writer, journalist and author
Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (d. 2004)
Mike Reid, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and retired American football player
Mike De Leon, Filipino director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer
Albert Bouchard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
Dominique Lavanant, French actress
Hannu Mikkola, Finnish race car driver
Ali Bacher, South African cricketer and manager
Joan Micklin Silver, American director and screenwriter
William Trevor, Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer (d. 2016)
Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor and screenwriter
Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and director (d. 1994)
Philip Pearlstein, American soldier and painter
Alan Campbell, Baron Campbell of Alloway, English lawyer and judge (d. 2013)
Sylvia Daoust, Canadian sculptor (d. 2004)
Henri Michaux, Belgian-French poet and painter (d. 1984)
Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., American publisher, founded Advance Publications (d. 1979)
Paul Paray, French organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1979)
William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary (d. 1349)