Famous People with the Sun in Taurus

( Taureans )

(APRIL 20-MAY 20)

April 20, 1889 - Adlof Hitler - Dictator of the Third Reich Nazi- started World War II
April 20, 1890 - Maurice Duplessis
April 20, 1937 - George Hosato Takei - American Actor - best known for his role in the TV series "Star Trek" 1960's as helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the USS Enterprise. Most recently, he played Hiro Nakamura's father  Kaito Nakamura on the NBC television show Heroes. Takei is also known for his baritone voice and catch phrase, "Oh my!" Consequently, Takei began recurring appearances as the announcer for The Howard Stern Show on January 9, 2006, after that show's move to satellite radio. George was born Los Angeles, California.
April 20, 1941 - Ryan O'Neal - Actor - Is an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. Born Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal in Los Angeles, California on this day.
April 20, 1949 - Jessica Lange
April 20, 1951 - Luther Vandross
April 20, 1972 - Carmen Electra - Actress, Film star - As a cast member of the popular series "BayWatch" from 1997-1998. In 2006, she achieved the distinction of winning dual Worst Supporting Actress Razzies for her performances in "Date Movie" and of  "Scary Movies 4." Electra has been married to controversial basketball star Dennis Rodman and musician Dave Navarro. Electra was born Tara Patrick in Sharonville, Ohio, on this day.
April 20, 1972 - Tara Patrick - Adult Film Star
April 20, 1976 - Joey Lawrence
April 21, 1816 - Charlotte Bronte - Writer
April 21, 1838 - John Muir - Naturalist
April 21, 1915 - Anthony Quinn - Was a two-time Academy Award-winning Mexican/American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He appeared as the lead in a number of films both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, the most notable being the title character in Michael Cacoyannis' Zorba the Greek and the cruel circus performer in Federico Fellini's La strada. Quinn also appeared in such films as Lawrence of Arabia, Viva Zapata!, Lust for Life, Barabbas, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Mohammad, Messenger of God, The Shoes of the Fisherman, and The Guns of Navarone. born Antonio Rodolfo Oaxaca Quinn in Chihuahua, Mexico on this day.
April 21, 1926 - Queen Elizabeth II - British Royalty
April 21, 1947 - Iggy Pop - Singer - Iggy has been a rock icon since the early '70s both as a member of  The Stooges and as a solo act. His biggest hits include "Real Wild Child," "Candy" and "Lust for Life." In 2007, he reunited with The Stooges to release the album "The Weirdness." This singer has also acted in films such as "The Crow: City OF Angels," "Coffee and Cigarettes" and "Tank Girl." Iggy was born James Osterberg in Muskegon, Mich., on this day.
April 21, 1951 - Tony Danza - Actor Sitcom "Taxi"
April 21, 1958 - Soft spoken Actress - Andie Macdowell - she best recognized for her starring roles in the films "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and  "Groundhog Day." She began her career in ads for clothing and cosmetic products before she made her debut opposite Christopher Lambert in the 1984 movie "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan." Andie was born in Gaffney, S.C.
April 21, 1965 - Karen Foster
April 21, 1967 - Sheryl Lee - She first drew notice for her roles as Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson on the cult 1990s TV series "Twin Peaks." Lee starred in films such as "Backbeat," "Wild At Heart" and "Vampires, " and has appeared in series such as "House" and "CSI: NY." Lee portrayed Mary-Alice Young in the unseen pilot of "Desperate Housewives" before the role later went to Barbara Strong. Sheryl was born in Augsberg, Germany on this day.
April 21, 1971 - Michael Turner - An American comic book artist - Primarily known for his work on Witchblade, Fathom, Superman/Batman, and various covers for DC Comics and Marvel Comics and came to fame in the mid-1990s. He is best known for creating two sexy female lead characters, Witchblade 1990 by Image Comics and Fathom 1998 by Top Cow Productions. In 2004 , Turner began contributing work to DC and Marvel, the comics industry giants with his cover art. Born Michael Lane Turner in Crossville, Tennessee, on this day.
April 21, 1971 - Shannen Doherty -Actress
April 21, 1978 - Tony DiFranco
April 22, 1724 - Immanuel Kant - Philosopher
April 22, 1870 - Nicolai Lenin - Marxist
April 29, 1899 - Vladimir Nabokov - Was a multilingual Russian-American novelist and short story writer. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist. He also made significant contributions to entomology and had an interest in chess problems. Nabokov's Lolita (1955) is frequently cited as his most important novel, and is his most widely known, exhibiting the love of intricate wordplay and descriptive detail that characterized all his works. Born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire on this day.
April 22, 1904 - Robert Oppenheimer - Physicist
April 22, 1908 - Eddie Albert - Actor
April 22, 1916 - Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin - Musician - Was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He was born a U.S. citizen, but became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and of the United Kingdom in 1985. Born in New York City, New York on this day.
April 22, 1928 - Aaron Spelling - TV Show Producer
April 22, 1936 - Glen Campbell - Entertainer Singer
April 22, 1937 - Jack Nicholson - Actor film Star "One Flew over the Coco Nest" "Batman"
April 22, 1943 - Mel Carter
April 22, 1946 - John Waters - Director - This director has created such cult films as "Hairspray," "CryBaby" and "Serial Mom." As an actor, he's "Seed of Chucky" and "Something Wild" as well as appearing on television on series like "My Name Is Earl" and "Homicide: Life On The Street." Waters also hosted the short-lived series "Til Death Do Us Part." Waters was born in Baltimore on this day. y
April 22, 1950 - Peter Framptom - Guitarist and singer
April 22, 1952 - Marilyn Chambers - Adult Film star "Behind the Green Door"
April 22, 1959 - Ryan Stiles - Is an Emmy-nominated American-Canadian actor and comedian, whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy, and is best known for his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show. In 2002, Stiles and Sean Masterson finished work on a screenplay entitled Live Bait, which is reportedly in production. Born Ryan Lee Stiles in Seattle, Washington on this day.
April 22, 1961 - Byron Allen
April 22, 1986 - Amber Heard - American Actress born in Austin, Texas
April 23, 1452 - Leonardo Davinci - Artist
April 23, 1519 - Catherine de Medici - French Royalty
April 23, 1897 - Lester Mike Pearson - 14th Prime Minister of Canada - Was a Canadian statesman, diplomat and politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957. He was also the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 22, 1963, until April 20, 1968, as the head of two back-to-back minority governments following elections in 1963 and 1965. During his time as Prime Minister, Pearson's minority government introduced universal health care, student loans, the Canada Pension Plan, the Order of Canada, and the current Canadian flag. During his tenure, Prime Minister Pearson also convened the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. With these accomplishments, together with his groundbreaking work at the United Nations, and in international diplomacy, Pearson is generally considered among the most influential Canadians of the 20th century. Born Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson in Newton Brook, Ontario (now a neighbourhood of Toronto) on this day.
April 23, 1891 - Sergei Prokofiev - Composer
April 23, 1928 - Shirley Temple Black - Actress
April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison
April 23, 1939 - Lee Majors - Actor played the "Six million Dollar Man"
April 23, 1949 - Joyce DeWitt - Sitcom Actress "Three's Company"
April 23, 1960 - Valerie Bertinelli - Actress - Stared  her career in J.C. Penny ads. Rosr to fame as Barbara Jean on the hit TV sitcom "One Day At a Time" from 1975-1984. Bertinelli was married to guitarist Eddie Van Halen from 1981 until their divorce in 2007. In 2008 she released her new autobiograpy "Losing It ... And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time." Bertinelli was born in Wilmington, Del. on this day.
April 23, 1960 - Graig Sheffer
April 23, 1970 - Scott Bairstow - Actor - Bairstow is best known for his portrayal of Newt Call on "Lonesome Dove: The Series" and "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years." He also starred in the series "Party of Five," the less-successful "Harsh Realm" and had a recurring role on "Wolf Lake." He's appeared on the big screen in films such as "The Bone Snatcher," "Tuck Everlasting" and "New Best Friend." Bairstow was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada on this day.
April 24, 1934 - Shirly MacLaine - Actress
April 24, 1942 - Barbara Steisand - Singer Actress
April 24, 1964 - Cedric the Entertainer - Comedian - Cedric rose to prominence as the host of "Def comedy Jam" in the early '90s. He drew even more notice starring on the hit sitcom "the Steve Harvey Show" and he moved on to movies roles in films such as "Barbershop," "Intolerable Cruelty" and "Be Cool." Still very active in his stand-up roots, the funnyman recently starred in his "Cedric 'The Entertainer' Taking You Higher Special" born Cedric Kyles in Jefferson City, Mo. on this day.
April 24, 1982 - Kelly Clarkson - Singer "American Idol"
April 24, 1985 - Courtnee Draper - Actress - Draper starred as Morgan Hudson on the series "The Jersey" from 1999-2004. She also played the dual roles of Mary Carter Warwick and Erica Lovejoy on the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" in 2002. She guest starred on many popular TV shows including "Ghost Whisperer," "CSI: Miami" and "Veronica Mars." Draper was born in Orlando, Florida, on this day.
April 25, 1874 - Guglielmo Marconi - Scientist
April 25, 1908 - Eduard R. Murrow - Broadcaster
April 25, 1917 - Ella Fitzgerald
April 25, 1940 - Al Pacino - Is an Academy Award winning American film and stage actor and director.  He is well known for his roles as Michael Corleone in the The Godfather trilogy, Tony Montana in Scarface, Sonny Wortzik in Dog Day Afternoon, Frank Serpico in Serpico, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman, and Roy Cohn in Angels in America. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his role in Scent of a Woman after being nominated 7 times beforehand for various roles. Born Alfredo James “Al” Pacino in East Harlem, Manhattan on this day.
April 25, 1964 - Hank Azaria - Actor - Azaria greatest success has come through providing many of the voices heard on the long-running series "The Simpsons," including Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu. Besides winning three Emmys for his voiceover work, he won a fourth Emy for his dramatic role in the TV movie "Tuesday With Morrie." Also an accomplished stage performer, Azaria was recently nominated for a Tony award as Sir Lancelot in "Spamalot." Hank was born in Forest Hills, N.Y. on this day.
April 25, 1969 - Gina Torres - Is an American television and movie actress. She is known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy. She has appeared in many television series, including Mad TV, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, as well as Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as series regular Zoe Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), The Matrix sequels in a supporting role, and The Shield. She also starred in the award-winning indie South of Pico as the fragile waitress (Carla). Also in 2005, she voiced the character of Vixen in numerous episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited and replaced the voice-over of Jada Pinkett Smith's character Niobe in The Matrix Online. She reprised her Firefly role as Zoe in the film Serenity (2005).Torres was born at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital in Manhattan, New York on this day.
April 25, 1969 - Renee Zellweger - Actress Film star
April 25, 1970 - Jason Lee - Actor - Lee has earned two Golden Globe nominations for portraying Earl Hickey on the hit series "My Name is Earl." He has starred in films such as "Mallrats," "Jersey Girl" and "Clerks II." His most recent movie was starring as Dave Seville in "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Before acting, Lee was a professional skateboarder and his voice and likeness are featured in the video game "Tony Hawk's Project 8." Lee was born in Orange, California on this date.
April 26, 1564(baptised) - William Shakespeare - Was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[1] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623 two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England on this day.
April 26, 1888 - Anita Loos - Was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author. On pronouncing her name, "The family has always used the correct French pronunciation which is lohse. However, I myself pronounce my name as if it were spelled luce, since most people pronounce it that way and it was too much trouble to correct them." Following her early appearances on the stage, Loos drew on her life experiences for subject matter to fulfill her ambition to write screenplays and scripts. After a short-lived marriage and fueled by her initial writing success, she joined the Hollywood film community as a writer. In her first position with a major film company she was teamed with John Emerson whom she would later marry, and it was during the following years that she would write one of her best-known works, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Born Corinne Anita Loos in Sisson, California (today Mount Shasta), on this day.
April 26, 1894 - Rudolph Hess - Nazi
April 26, 1914 - Bernard Malamud - Was an author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball novel The Natural was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. Born Brooklyn, New York on this day.
April 26, 1924 - Jack Schwartz - Psychic Healer
April 26, 1930 - Bruce Jay Friedman - Is an American novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. Raised in the Bronx
April 26, 1933 - Carol Burnett - Comedian
April 26, 1960 - Roger Taylor
April 26, 1961 - Joan Chen - Actress - Chen is a veteran actress  with starring roles in films such as "The Last Emperor," "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" and "Heaven & Earth." She's also no stranger to television, starring in "Twin Peaks" and appearing on episodes of "Tales From the Crypt" and "Homicide: Life On the Street." Chen's latest project will be starring with Ethan Hawke in the upcoming movie "Tonight at Noon." Chen was born in Shnghai, China on this day.
April 26, 1973 - Shayne A. Wilson
April 27, 1822 - Ulysses S. Grant - U.S. President
April 27, 1891 - Sergei Prokofiev - Was a Russian composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. (Alternative transliterations of his name include Sergey or Serge, and Prokofief, Prokofieff, or Prokofyev.) Born in Sontsovka (now Borysivka), on this day.
April 27, 1891 - Samual Morse - Inventor
April 27, 1922 - Jack Klugman - Actor Comedian
April 27, 1927 - Coretta King - Activitist
April 27, 1959 - Sheena Easton - Singer
April 27, 1962 - James LeGros - Actor - LeGros was a regular on the hit deries "Ally McBeal" and has appeared in films such as "Phantasm II," "Living In Oblivion" and "November." His other television work includes appearances on series such as "Sleeper Cell," "ER" and "Law & Order." The Performer is married to actress Kristina Loggia and the couple has one child. LeGros was born in Minneapolis on this day.
April 27, 1976 - Catherine Morris
April 28, 1479 - Lucrezia Borgia - Historical Figure
April 28, 1878 - Lionel Barrymore - Was an American Academy Award-winning actor of stage, radio and film. Born Lionel Herbert Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day.
April 28, 1917 - Robert Anderson VII
April 28, 1912 - Odette Sanson - Secret Agent
April 28, 1926 - Nellie Harper Lee
April 28, 1937 - Saddam Hussein
April 28, 1941 - Ann-Margret - Is a Swedish-born American actress, singer and dancer. She has won the Golden Globe Award five times, and has been nominated for the Academy Award, Emmy Award and Grammy. Born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtlands Iän, Sweden on this day.
April 28, 1954 - John Pankow - Actor - He may be best know for his role as Ira on the hit sitcom "Mad About You." He's appeared in movies such as "To Live and Die in L.A.," "Monkey Shines" and "Life as a House." Recently, Pankow moved onto stage and starred in a Broadway production of "12 Angry Men." Pankow was born in St. Louis on this day.
April 28, 1974 - Penelope Cruz - Actress - Cruz won the 2008 Best Supporting Actress academy award for her performance in the film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona." She's stared in films such as "Abre los Ojos," and its American remake "Vanilla Sky," "All the Pretty Horses" and "Bandidas." She's been romantically linked to Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, and is currently reported to be dating "No Country for Old Men" star Javier Bardem in 2009. Cruz was born in Madrid, Spain on this day.
April 28, 1981 - Jessica (Marie) Alba - Actress Film Star
April 29, 1863 - William Randolph Hearst - Was an American newspaper magnate and leading newspaper publisher. The son of self-made millionaire George Hearst, he became aware that his father received a northern California newspaper, The San Francisco Examiner, as payment of a gambling debt. Still a student at Harvard, he asked his father to give him the newspaper to run. In 1887, he became the paper's publisher and devoted long hours and much money to making it a success. Crusading for civic improvement and exposing municipal corruption, he greatly increased the paper's circulation. Moving to New York City, he acquired The New York Journal and engaged in a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World which led to the creation of "yellow journalism"--sensationalized stories of dubious veracity. Acquiring more newspapers, Hearst created a chain that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world. Born in San Francisco, California on this day.
April 29, 1901 - Hirohito - Japanese Royalty
April 29, 1933 - Rod McKuen - Is a bestselling American poet, composer, and singer, instrumental in the revitalization of popular poetry that took place in the 1960s and early 1970s. Born in Oakland, California on this day.
April 29, 1936 - Mehta Zubin - Conductor
April 29, 1947 - Johnny Miller - Golfer
April 29, 1955 - Kate Mulgrew - Actress - Mulgrew may be best know for her role as Capt. Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager" from 1995 to 2001. She began her carrer on the soap opera "Ryan's Hope" in the '70s and has starred in films such as "A stranger Is Watching," "Remo Williams: The adventure Begins" and "Throw Momma From the Train." Recently, she appeared on the series "The Black Donnellys." Mulgtrew was born in Dubuque, Iowa on this day.
April 29, 1955 - Jerry Seinfeld - Comedian Sitcom "Seinfeld"
April 29, 1957 - Daniel Day-Lewis
April 29, 1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer - Is a Golden Globe-, BAFTA-winning and Academy Award-nominated American actress. In a career spanning more than 25 years, she has starred in films such as Scarface, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Batman Returns, One Fine Day, Dangerous Minds, Up Close & Personal, I Am Sam, What Lies Beneath, Hairspray, Stardust, and Grease 2 . Born Michelle Marie Pfeiffer in Santa Ana, California on this day.
April 29, 1970 - Uma Thurman - Actress - Thurman won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the miniseries "Hysterical Blindness." She's also had memorable roles in films such as "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill: Vol. 1," "Kill Bill: Vol. 2" and "Dangerous Liaisons." Thurman has been married to actors Gary Oldman and Ethan Hawke and is currently engaged to financier Arpad Busson. Uma was born in Boston on this day. 
April 30, 1893 - J. von Ribbentrop - Nazi
April 30, 1926 - Cloris Leachman - Film and TV actress
April 30, 1933 - Willie Nelson - Country Singer
April 30, 1940 - Burt Young - Actor and artist - Young is probably best recognized for his role as the brother-in-law Paulie in all six films of the "Rocky' franchise, a role for which he was nominated for best supporting actor in 1976. He's also appeared in such films as "Chinatown," "The Pope of Green Village" and "Once Upon a Time in America." Young is also an accomplished painter whose works have been displayed around the world. Born in New York City on this day.
April 30, 1944 - Jill Clayburgh - Actress - Clayburg impressive career includes Oscar nominations for her roles in the films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," as well as Emmy nominations for the TV movie "Hustling" and a recent appearance on "Nip/Tuck." Her latest work includes starring roles in a Broadway production of "Barefoot in the Park," the TV series "Dirty Sexy Money," and in the upcoming film "Dirty Tricks." Clayburgh born in New York City on this day.
April 30, 1959 - Paul Gross
April 30, 1959 - Stephen Harper twenty-second  Prime Minister of Canada
April 30, 1982 - Kristen Dunst - An American Actress - Best known for her roles in "Interview with a Vampire," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination "The Virgin Suicides," "Marie Antoinette" and "Bring it On." as well for her portrayal of "Mary Jane Watson" in the "Spider-Man" film series.
April 30, 1985 - Ashley Alexandra Dupré - Call Girl, Pop-RnB singer-song writer. Known for Eliot Spitzer sex scandal, born Ashley Youmans in Beachwood, New Jersey
May 01, 1769 - Duke of Wellington - Militarist
May 01, 1881 - Pierre.T. De Chardin - Priest Philosopher
May 1, 1916 - Glen Ford -Actor
May 01, 1918 - Jack Paar - TV Host
May 1, 1939 - Judy Collins - Singer - Collins was among the top singers of the 1960s whose hits include her Grammy-winning 1968 song "Both sides Now." The singer also has been nominated for an Academy award for her work in the 1975 film "Antonia: Portrait of the woman." In 2003, Collins published the book "Sanity & Grace" and last year she released her latest album "Judy Collins sings Lennon and McCartney." Collins was born in Seattle on this day. 
May 01, 1942 - Stephen Macht - Actor - Macht has portrayed daytime baddie Trevor Lansing since 2007 on the long-running soap opera "General Hospital." He's had recurring roles on "Knots Landing" and "Cagney & Lacey," as well as doing a stint on rival soap "One Life to Live" in 1996. On the big screen, Macht's film credits include "The Choirboys," "Nightwing" and "Graveyard Shift." Macht was born in Philadelphia on this day.
May 01, 1945 - Rita Coolidge - Singer
May 01, 1950 - John Diehl
May 02, 1729 - Catherine the Great - Russian Royalty
May 02, 1903 - Dr. Benj. Spock - Child Specialist /Wreiter
May 02, 1903 - Bing Crosby - Singer/ Actor Comedian
May 02, 1925 - Roscoe Lee Browne - Actor
May 02, 1935 - Lance LeGault - Actor - LeGault may be best recognized as Col. Decker on the hit series "The A-Team" and for his recurring role as Buck Greene on "Magnum P.I." LeGault's acting career began in the 1960's as a stunt double for Elvis Presley in "Girls! Girls! Girls!" Other films for the actor include "Coma," "Stripes," and, most recently, the 2005 kiddie flick "Tugger: the Jeep Who Wanted to Fly." LeGault born in Chicago on this day.
May 02, 1936 - Engelbert Humperdinck- Singer/ Entertainer
May 02, 1945 - Bianca Jagger - Model
May 02, 1952 - Christine Baranski - Actress - Baranski won a 1995 Emmy as well as three other nominations for her role as Maryanne, the wealthy divorcee, on the TV series "Cybill." A fourth nomination came in 1999 for a guess appearance on "Frasier." she won Tony awards for her performances in the Broadway productions of "The Real Thing" in 1984 and "Rumors " in 1989. On the big screen she has appeared in "Mamma Mia!," "Addams Family Values" and, most memorably, "Birdcage." Baranski was born in Buffalo, New York, on this day.
May 03, 1898 - Golda Meir - Known as Golda Myerson from 1917-1956) was the fourth prime minister of the State of Israel. Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. She was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. David Ben-Gurion used to call her "the best man in the government." Meir was Israel's first and only woman prime minister. She was the world's third woman prime minister, but the first to hold this office without any prior family connection. Meir was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, gray-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people." Born Golda Mabovitch (Ukrainian: Голда Мабович) in Kiev in the Russian Empire (today Ukraine), on this day.
May 03, 1902 - Jack La Rue
May 03, 1902 - Walter Slezak - Actor
May 03, 1906 - Mary Astor - Was an Academy Award-winning American actress. Most famous for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941) opposite Humphrey Bogart, Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent movies of the early 1920s. Born Lucile de Vasconcellos Langhanke in Quincy, Illinois on this day.
May 03, 1919 - Pete Seeger - Singer -Iis an American folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 50s as a member of the Weavers, most notably the 1950 recording of Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" that topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. However, as a victim of the blacklist, his career as a mainstream performer was seriously curtailed. In the 1960s, however, he re-emerged on the public scene as a pioneer of protest music in support of international disarmament and civil rights and, more recently, as a tireless activist for environmental causes. As a composer, he is best known as the author or co-author of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (composed with Lee Hays of The Weavers), and "Turn, Turn, Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for The Kingston Trio (1962), Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962), and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while The Byrds popularized "Turn, Turn, Turn!" in the mid-1960s. Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960.Born Peter "Pete" Seeger in New York City on this day.
May 03, 1921 - Sugar Ray Robinson - Boxer - Sports Figure
May 3, 1934 - James Brown - Singer "Father of Soul"
May 03, 1934 - Frankie Valli - Singer
May 03, 1947 - Doug Henning - Magician
May 03, 1951 - Christopher Cross - Singer - Made a name in music during the late '70s and early '80s with his biggest songs, "ride Like the Wind," the Grammy-winning "Sailing" and and the Oscar-winning "Arthur's theme (Beat that You Can Do)." The singer recently released "A Christopher Cross Christmas" and is planning a new album for 2008 while continuing with an extensive schedule f live performances. Cross born in San Antonio, Texas on this day.
May 3, 1972 - Celeste - Singer
May 04, 1915 - Moshe Dayan - Politician
May 04, 1930 - Roberta Peters - Is an American coloratura soprano who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the Metropolitan Opera, she is one of the most durable opera stars of America. Born Roberta Peterman in The Bronx, a borough of New York City on this day.
May 04, 1954 - Pia Zadora Singer Actress
May 04, 1956 - Bill Slater
May 04, 1959 - Randy Travis - Country music star and actor - Travis won five Grammys and has had numerous hits in an illustrious career, with singles that include "Three Wooden Crosses," "Out of My Bones" and "Whisper My Name." He is also an accomplished actor with numerous roles in films such as "The Long Ride Home," "Black Dog" and "Fire Down Below." Travis was born in Marshville, N.C., on this day.
May 04, 1964 - Rocco Siffredi - Adult Film star
May 04, 1967 - Ana Gasteyer
May 05, 1599 - Oliver Cromwell - Politician
May 05, 1818 - Karl Marx - Revolutionary
May 5, 1905 - Joseph Cotten  - Was an American actor of stage and film. He was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Orson Welles, which included Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Magnificent Ambersons and Journey Into Fear, which Cotten wrote, and for his work with Alfred Hitchcock. He received his start on Broadway, starring in the original productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair, and became a recognizable Hollywood star in his own right with films such as Shadow of a Doubt and Portrait of Jennie. Born Joseph Cheshire Cotten in Petersburg, Virginia on this day.
May 05, 1914 - Tyrone Power - Usually credited simply as Tyrone Power and known sometimes as "Ty Power", was an American film and stage actor who appeared in dozens of films from the 1930s to the 1950s, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads such as The Mark of Zorro, The Black Swan, Prince of Foxes, The Black Rose, and Captain from Castile. Though famous for his dark, classically handsome looks that made him a matinee idol from his first film appearance, Power was not just handsome but very versatile. He played a wide range of roles, from a protagonist with a darker side to light romantic comedy. In the 1950s, he began placing limits on the number of movies he would make in order to have time for the stage. He received his biggest accolades as a stage actor in John Brown's Body and Mister Roberts. Born Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr. in Cincinnati, Ohio on this day.
May 05, 1920 - Pope John Paul II
May 05, 1942 - Tammy Wynette
May 05, 1943 - Bob Woodward - Reporter
May 05, 1957 - Richard E. Grant - British  Actor - Has appeared in such films as "Withnail & I," "Bram stoker's Dracula" and "Spice World." His next role will be in the upcoming feature "Ecstasy: Three Tales of chemical Romance." Grant has also starred in the British series "Filth and Wisdom" directed by Madonna. grant is also an accomplished writer whose writing credits include the 2005 film "Wah-Wah." grant was born in Mbaane, Swaziland.
May 05, 1958 - Annette Benning - Actress
May 05, 1972 - Brigitta Boccoli
May 05, 1981 - Danielle Fishel - Actress - Fishel began her career with an appearance on the popular show "Full House" in the early '90s, then grew to fame as Topanga on the series "Boy Meets World" from 1993-2000. Currently, Fishel hosts the satiric program "The Dish," as well as the music show "The Fuse 20." She's appeared on the big screen in "Longshot," "National Lampoon Presents dorm daze' and its direct-to video sequel. Fishel was born in Mesa, Arizona on this day.
May 06, 1758 - Maximil. Robespierre - Revolutionary
May 06, 1856 - Sigmund Freud - Psychologist - Was an Austrian physician who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology.[1] Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for curing psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud is also renowned for his redefinition of sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, as well as his therapeutic techniques, including the use of free association, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. Born Sigismund Shlomo Freud in Moravia, Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic on this day.
May 06, 1895 - Rudolph Valentino - Actor - Was an Italian actor, sex symbol, and early pop icon. Known as the "Latin Lover", he was one of the most popular stars of the 1920s, and one of the most recognized stars from the silent movie era. Some of his best known roles include the silent films The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. His untimely death at age 31 caused mass hysteria among his female fans, propelling him into icon status. Valentino was born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi in Castellaneta, Italy on this day.
May 06, 1913 - Stewart Granger - Actor
May 06, 1915 - Orson Wells - Radio Announcer/  Producer
May 06, 1931 - Willie Mays - Sports Figure
May 06, 1937 - Rubin Carter - Homicide
May 06, 1945 - Bob Seger - singer - Seger is a 2004 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a vast array of hits to his credit including, "Old time Rock & Roll," "Night Moves" and Like A Rock." Seger has also collaborated with the Eagles, co-writing their 1979 hit "Heartache Tonight." In 2006 Seger released his first album in 11 years with the well-received "Face the Promise." Born on this day in Dearborn, Mich.
May 06, 1953 - Tony Blair
May 06, 1953 - Lynn Whitfield - Actress - Whitfield made her acting debut on three episodes of "Hill Street blues" in 1981 and had recurring roles on "Without A Trace" and "Boston Public." She achieved her greatest success to date with an Emmy-winning performance in the title role of the 1991 biopic "The Josephine Baker Story." Her other big screen credits include "A thin Line Between Love And Hate," "Eve's Bayou' and "Madea's family Reunion." Whitfield was born in baton Rouge, La., on this day.
May 06, 1955 - Tom Bergeron
May 06, 1961 - George Clooney - Actor Film star
May 07, 1840 - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. While not part of the nationalistic music group known as "The Five", Tchaikovsky wrote music which was distinctly Russian: plangent, introspective, with modally-inflected melody and harmony. Born in Votkinsk, a small town in present-day Udmurtia (at the time the Vyatka Guberniya of Imperial Russia) on this day.
May 07, 1861 - Randindranath Tagore - Poet
May 07, 1833 - Johannes Brahms - Composer - Was a German composer of the Romantic period. He was born in Hamburg on this day and in his later years he settled in Vienna, Austria.
May 07, 1901 - Gary Cooper - Actor - Was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made. His career spanned from 1924 until shortly before his death, and comprised more than one hundred films. Born Frank James “Gary” Cooper in Helena, Montana on this day.
May 07, 1919 - Eva Peron, María Eva Duarte de Perón  - Actress, Philanthropist, First Lady, Politician, Dictator  - Was the second wife of President Juan Domingo Perón (18951974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita, which literally translates into English as "Little Eva". Born in Los Toldos, Argentina on this day.
May 07, 1958 - Randall "Tex" Cobb - Actor - Cob was an accomplished boxer, even facing Larry Holmes in a 1982 heavyweight title fight, before turning his career focus to acting. He's starred in films such as "Uncommon Valor," "Naked Gun 33 1/3" and "Raising Arizona," as well as appearing on television in show's like "Miami Vice," "Walker: Texas Ranger" and "The X-Files." Cobb graduated magna cum laude from Temple University in January 2008. Born in Bridge City, Texas on this day.
May 07, 1968 - Traci Lords - Was Adult now Main Stream Actress of films and TV - Lords made her name in the adult film world before turning legitimate acting roles in mainstream films such as "Blade," "Serial Mom" and "Cry-Baby." She portrayed the villain, Jill of All Trades, on "profiler" during the 1997 season and had a recurring role on "Melrose Place" also played on the sci-fi series "First Wave." Her most recent work was an appearance in the film comedy "Zack and Miri Make a Porno." Lords was born in Steubenville, Ohio, on this day.
May 08, 1884 - Harry S. Truman - U.S. President - 33rd President of the United States - As vice president, he succeeded Franklin D. Roosevelt, who died less than three months after he began his fourth term.
As president, Truman faced challenge after challenge in domestic affairs. The disorderly reconversion of the economy of the United States was marked by severe shortages, numerous strikes, and the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act over his veto. He confounded all predictions to win re-election in 1948, largely due to his famous Whistle Stop Tour of rural America. After his re-election he was able to pass only one of the proposals in his Fair Deal program. He used executive orders to begin desegregation of the U.S. armed forces and to launch a system of loyalty checks to remove thousands of communist sympathizers from government office, even though he strongly opposed mandatory loyalty oaths for governmental employees, a stance that led to charges that his administration was soft on communism. Truman's presidency was also eventful in foreign affairs, with the end of World War II and his decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan, the founding of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe, the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, the beginning of the Cold War, the creation of NATO, and the Korean War. Corruption in Truman's administration reached the cabinet and senior White House staff. Republicans made corruption a central issue in the 1952 campaign. Born in Lamar, Missouri on this day.
May 08, 1913 - Sid James - British comedian/ Actor "the Carry on Gang" series  (05/08/1913)
May 08, 1929 - Jane Roberts - Channel
May 08, 1954 - Stephen Furst - Actor - furst will be long remembered as hapless Delta pledge Flounder from the 1978 classic comedy "Animal House." He also starred on the hit series "St. Elsewhere' in the '80s and "Babylon 5" in the '90s. Furst recently directed the sci-fi films "Dragon Storm," "Path Of Destruction" and "Basilisk." In addition to acting, he authored the book "Confessions of a Couch Potato." Furst was born in Norfolk, Va., on this day.
May 08, 1954 - David Keith - Actor - Keith has had memorable roles in films such as "an Officer and a Gentleman," "The Lords of  Discipline" and "Firestarter." He's also appeared in television on shows such as "Navy NCIS," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "High Incident." Keith is a vocal member of  The National Association to Protect Children. Born on this day in Knoxville, Tenn.
May 08, 1964 - Melissa Gilbert
May 08, 1975 - Enrique Iglesias - Singer
May 09, 1800 - John Brown - Radical
May 09, 1907 - Kathryn Kulman - Evangalist
May 09, 1918 - Mike Wallace - TV Personality
May 09, 1928 - Poncho Gonzales - Sports Figure
May 09, 1936 - Glenda Jackson - Is a British actress and politician, currently Labour Member of Parliament for the constituency of Hampstead and Highgate in the London Borough of Camden. born into a working-class family in Birkenhead, Wirral,  England, UK. on this day.
May 09, 1936 - Albert Finney - International known Actor - Has earned Academy award nominations for five films: "Tom Jones," "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Dresser," "Under the Volcano" and "Erin Brockovich." He's won Golden Globe awards for "The Gathering Storm," "Tom Jones" and "Scrooge," and has garnered Tony nominations for "Luther" and "Joe Egg." Finney was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, UK on this day.
May 09, 1942 - David R. Gurgen - TV Personality
May 09, 1944 - Daniel Barrigan - Radical
May 09, 1946 - Candice Bergen - Actress
May 09, 1949 - Billy Joel - Singer
May 09, 1962 - John Corbett
May 09, 1979 - Rosario Dawson - Is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her roles in the films "Sin City", "Clerks II", "He Got Game", "Kids", "Rent" and most recently as a lead character in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof". she's also starred in the online-based series "Gemini Division." One of Dawson's earliest roles was appearing as a child on the popular kid's program "sesame Street." The actress' upcoming projects includes "Sin City 2"and the film adaptation of  DC comics heroine "Wonder Woman." Born in New York City on this day.
May 10, 1899 - Fred Astaire - Dancer -Was an American Academy Award-winning film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of seventy-six years, during which he made thirty-one musical films. He is particularly associated with Ginger Rogers, with whom he made ten films. Born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska on this day.
May 10, 1902 - David O. Selznick - Producer
May 10, 1900 - Karl Kraft - German Astrologer
May 10, 1939 - Jean Huston - Psychologist
May 10, 1940 - Wayne Dyer - Psychologist
May 10, 1948 - Meg Foster - Actress - Foster known for her icy blue eyes, has starred in such films as "They Live," "The Osterman Weekend" and "Leviathan." Meg originated the part of Cagney in the long-running series "Cagney & Lacey." she frequently makes guest appearances on TV including a portrayal of Hera on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" Foster born in Reading, Pa. on this day.
May 10, 1959 - Victoria Rowell - Actress - Rowell is well-known to day time TV viewers as Drucilla on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless." Rowell earned three daytime Emmy nominations for the role in her tenure on the show, which lasted from 1990-2007. She also co-starred opposite Dick Van dyke on the long-running series "Diagnosis: Murder." On the big screen, Rowell has appeared in "The Distinguished Gentleman," "Home of the Brave" and, most recently, Of Boys and Men." Rowell was born in Portland, Maine, on this day.
May 10, 1965 - Linda Evangelista
May 10, 1978 - Kenan Thompson
May 11, 1469 - N. Machiavelli - Potitician
May 11, 1888 - Irving Berlin - Composer - Was a Russian-born American composer and lyricist, and one of the most prolific American songwriters in history. Berlin was one of the few Tin Pan Alley/Broadway songwriters who wrote both lyrics and music for his songs. Although he never learned to read music beyond a rudimentary level, with the help of various uncredited musical assistants or collaborators, he eventually composed over 3,000 songs, many of which (e.g. "God Bless America", "White Christmas", "Anything You Can Do", "There's No Business Like Show Business") left an indelible mark on music and culture worldwide. He composed seventeen film scores and twenty-one Broadway scores. Born Israel Isidore Baline, or Beilin to an Ashkenazi Jewish family in Mogilev, now Belarus on this day.
May 11, 1894 - Martha Graham - Dancer - Was an American dancer and choreographer regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance, whose influence on dance can be compared to the influence Stravinsky had on music, Picasso had on the visual arts and Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. Graham invented a new language of movement, and used it to reveal the passion, the rage and the ecstasy common to human experience. She danced and choreographed for over seventy years, and during that time was the first dancer ever to perform at The White House, the first dancer ever to travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and the first dancer ever to receive the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the key to the City of Paris to Japan's Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. She said "I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It's permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable." Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on this day.
May 11, 1911 - Phil Silvers - Entertainer/ Comedian Actor born New York, New York
May 11, 1912 -  Foster Brooks - Comedian "Dean Martin Show"
May 11, 1927 - Mort Sahl - Comedian
May 11, 1941 - Eiric Burdon - Singer - Burdon made huge waves in the music scene in the 1960s as front man for the rock group The Animals, which produce classic hits such as "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" and "House of the Rising Sun." He later performed hits such as "Spill the Wine" with the band War in the 1970s. After a long solo career and a brief Animals reunion in the 1980s, Burdon recently returned to the spotlight to perform with War and plans a world tour with his new band in 2009. Burdon was born in Walker, England, on this day.
May 11, 1959 - Martha Quinn
May 11, 1963 - Natasha Richardson - Actress - Was an English stage and screen actress. A member of the Redgrave family, she was the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Early in her career she portrayed Mary Shelley and Patty Hearst in feature films, and she received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Some of her notable films included Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998) and Maid in Manhattan (2002). Born  Natasha Jane Richardson in London, England on this day.
May 12, 1895 - Jeddu Krishnamurti - Religious Leader
May 12, 1820 - Florence Nightingale - Humanitarian - Who came to be known as "The Lady with the Lamp", was a pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician. Born into a rich, upper-class, well-connected British family at the Villa Colombia, Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany, on this day.
May 12, 1907 - Katherine Hepburn - Actress
May 12, 1925 - Yogi Berra - Baseball Legend
May 12, 1928 - Burt Bacharach - is an award-winning American pianist and composer. He is best known for his many pop hits from the early 1960s through the 1980s, with lyrics written by Hal David, many of which were produced for and recorded by Dionne Warwick. As of 2006, Bacharach had written a total of 70 Top 40 hits in the US, and 52 Top 40 hits in the UK. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on this day.
May 12, 1937 - George Carlin - Funny Political Comedian
May 12, 1959 - Ving Rhames - Actor - Rhames first grew to worldwide fame as Mercellus Wallace in the 1994 hit film "Pulp Fiction." In 1998, he won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of the title role in "Don King: Only In America." Besides starring in films such as "Dawn of the Dead," "Undisputed" and "Mission: Impossible." Rhames also starred in the brief revival of "Kojak" and had recurring roles on "The District" and "E.R." Rhames was born in New York on this day.
May 12, 1962 - Emilio Estevez - Actor - Son of veteran Martin Sheen and brother of Charlie Sheen. Once a member of Hollywood's "brat pack" in the 1980s, Estevez was briefly married to pop star Paula Abdul. This birthday guy is easily recognized from his roles in "The mighty Ducks" trilogy, "The Breakfast Club," torical drama "Bobby." He wrote - and hopes to direct and star in - "The Public," a screenplay about derelicts who use libraries as a home base. Emilio was born in New York City on this day.
May 12, 1968 - Tony Hawk - American Skateboarder born San Diego, California
May 12, 1978 - Jason Biggs
May 13, 1914 - Joe Louis - Better known as Joe Louis, was a heavyweight boxing champion. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, he is considered to be one of the greatest champions in boxing history. Louis held the heavyweight title for over 11 years, more than anyone else before or after him, recording 25 successful defenses of the title. In 2003, Ring Magazine ranked him No. 1 on its list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. In 2005, Louis was named the greatest heavyweight of all time by the International Boxing Research Organization. He participated in 27 heavyweight championship fights, a record which still stands. In the turbulent era during World War II, he became a national hero in America, partly because of his comment about the Allies, "We're gonna win 'cause we're on God's side". Born Joseph Louis Barrow in La Fayette, Alabama on this day.
May 13, 1914 - Joe Lewis - Sports Figure
May 13, 1923 - Bea Arthur
May 13, 1923 - Richard Avedon - Photographer
May 13, 1931 - Jim Jones - Cultist
May 13, 1939 - Harvey Keitel - Actor
May 13, 1941 - Ritchie Valens - Singer
May 13, 1964 - Stephen Colbert - Comedian - Colbert who first hit it big with his satiric political commentary on "The Daily Show" before going on to success on his own with the Emmy-nominated "The Colbert Report." Once a member of the famed second City comedy troupe, Colbert's early roots in TV were in comedy series such as "Dana Carvey Show," "Exit 57" and "Strangers With Candy." He's also appeared in feature films such as "Bewitched." Colbert has also penned the best-selling book "I Am America (And So Can You!)." Colbert was born in Washington, D.C. on this day.
May 13, 1950 - Stevie Wonder - Singer
May 13, 1986 - Robert Pattinson - Actor - Pattinson recently starred as vampire Edward Cullen in the movie based on the best-selling book "Twilight," a role he is slated to reprise in the upcoming "New Moon." Pattinson also portrayed Cedric Diggory in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." His next film will be starring as artist Salvador Dali in "Little Ashes," and recently he was a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards. Pattinson was born in London, England, on this day.
May 14, 1925 - Patrice Munsel - Singer - Is an American coloratura soprano, the youngest singer who ever starred at the Metropolitan Opera, nicknamed "Princess Pat". She was born in Spokane, Washington on this day.
May 14, 1936 - Bobby Darin - Singer
May 14, 1944 - George Lucas - Film Maker/ Director and  Producer. Lucas is "The Force" responsible for the hugely successful "Star Wars" film series. He's also collaborated with longtime friend Steven Spielberg to create the "Indiana Jones" movies and directed the Golden Globe winning 1973 classic "American Graffiti." In 1992 Lucas received a lifetime achievement Academy Award. Lucas was born in Modesto, California, on this day.
May 14, 1952 - David Byrne - Singer
May 14, 1961 - Tim Roth - Actor - Roth has had memorable roles in films such as "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction" and "Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes," as well as earning an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of villain Archibald Cunningham i "rob Roy." Very much in demand in Hollywood, Roth currently appears in the latest incarnation of "The Incredible Hulk" 2008 and is expected to star in the upcoming film "Phantasmagoria: The Visions Of Lewis Carroll." born in London on this date.
May 14, 1969 - Cate Blanchett
May 14, 1973 - Sinead O'Connell - Singer
May 14, 1983 - Amber Tamblyn -Is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American actress and poet. She came to fame on the soap opera General Hospital from 1995 to 2001 followed by a starring role on the television series Joan of Arcadia. She has branched out into film roles, appearing in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Grudge 2 released on October 13, 2006, and the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants  2 (2008). Tamblyn was cast as Emily Bowen (later known as Emily Quartermaine) on the soap opera General Hospital, a role that she played for six years (from 1995 to 2001). She also appeared in the films Rebellious and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (both co-starring her father), as well as in Live Nude Girls (1995) and in the opening scene of the 2002 horror film The Ring. Tamblyn also made a number of guest appearances on several television shows, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which she played Janice Penshaw, the best friend of Dawn Summers, as well as Boston Public, CSI: Miami, and Punk'd (after being tricked by Ashton Kutcher and his crew members for losing someone else's dog).She also starred in the pilot episode of the revived Twilight Zone series on UPN in 2002. Born Amber Rose Tamblyn in Santa Monica, California on this date.
May 14, 1993 - Miranda  Cosgrove - actress, singer - Is an American child actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Megan Parker in Drake and Josh, Summer Hathaway in School of Rock and as Carly Shay in iCarly. Her career began in 1996 when she was spotted by an agent who was so impressed by her singing and dancing in a restaurant called "Taste of LA" that he signed her up for a number of small roles in commercials. Cosgrove now stars as Carly Shay in the new Nickelodeon series iCarly, which is written and produced by Dan Schneider. iCarly now shows on Nickelodeon in TEENick and on The N. Born Miranda Taylor Cosgrove on this day in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A..
May 15, 1859 - Pierre Curry - Scientist
May 15, 1902 - Richard Daily - Politician
May 15, 1909 - James Mason - Was a three-time Academy Award-nominated English actor who attained stardom in both British and American films. Born James Neville Mason in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England on this day.
May 15, 1918 - Eddy Arnold
May 15, 1918 - Joseph Wiseman - Activist
May 15, 1923 - Richard Avedon -Was an American photographer. Avedon capitalized on his early success in fashion photography and expanded into the realm of fine art  Born in New York City  on this day.
May 15, 1937 - Madeleine Albright - Ambassador
May 15, 1969 - Emmitt Smith
May 15, 1978 - Divi Krumholtz - Actor - Krumholtz portrays math genius Charlie Eppes each week on the quirky crime drama "Numbers." On the big screen, he's appeared in films such as "Addams Family Values," "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Superbad." He's appeared in episode of "The Closer" and "The Trouble With Normal," as well as in the Broadway play "Conversations With My Father." Krumholtz was born in Queens, New York City, on this day.
May 15, 1981 - Jamie-Lynn Sigler - Actress - Jamie-Lynn is most easily recognized for her role as Meadow on the hit cable TV drama "The Sopranos."  She has appeared on Broadway in "Beauty and the Beast" as well as films such a "Campfire Stories," "Lovewrecked," and "Call Me: The Rise And Fall Of Heidi Fleiss." The actress has also written an autobiogaphy, "Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love and Loss." She was briefly known as Jamie-Lynn DiScala, was born in New York, City on this day.
May 16, 1905 - Henry Fonda - Actor - Was an American Academy Award-winning film and stage actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. Fonda's subtle, naturalistic acting style preceded by many years the popularization of method acting. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor, and made his Hollywood debut in 1935. Fonda's career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad in 1940s The Grapes of Wrath, an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout six decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved toward both more challenging, darker epics as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (portraying a villain who kills, among others, a child) and lighter roles in family comedies like Yours, Mine and Ours with Lucille Ball. Fonda was the patriarch of a family of famous actors, including daughter Jane Fonda, son Peter Fonda, granddaughter Bridget Fonda, and grandson Troy Garity; his family and close friends called him "Hank". In 1999, he was named the sixth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Born Henry Jaynes Fonda in Grand Island, Nebraska on this day.
May 16, 1908 - Muktananda - Guru
May 16, 1925 - Liberace - Entertainer
May 16, 1953 - Pierce Brosnan - Actor - Brosman will be forever immortalized in Hollywood for portraying British secret service agent 007 "James Bond" in four blockbuster films. Besides Bond, Brosman's film credits include "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Dante's Peak' and most recently, the Golden Raspberry-winning performance for worst supporting actor in "Mamma Mia!" After beginning his career in British films and television, Brosman earned international fame starring in the TV series  "Remington Steele" opposite Stephanie Zimbalist from 1982-1987. Brosman was born in County Meath, Ireland, on this day.
May 16, 1955 - Debra Winger -  Is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. Born Mary Debra Winger in Cleveland Heights, Ohio on this day.
May 16, 1966 - Janet Jackson - Singer/ Entertainer
May 16, 1969 - David Boreanaz - Actor - Boreanaz first made it big as the vampire Angel on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" as well as in his own successful spin-off series, "Angel." Currently he stars as Seely Booth on the crime series "Bones" The actor has been married to actress Jaime Bergman since 2001 and the couple have a son. Boreanaz's next role may be on the big screen ; he is slated to appear in the upcoming "Jurassic Park 4." Boreanaz was born in Buffalo, New York on this day.
May 16, 1969 - Tracey Gold - Actress
May 16, 1973 - Tori Spelling - Actress
May 16, 1986 - Megan Fox - American actress and model - Fox's career in modeling and acting began with with her winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. She began her acting career with  the film "Holiday in the Sun" (2001), later appearing in films "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," "Crimes of Fashion," and the TV series "The Help" (all 2004). She is well known for her roles on the television series "Hope and Faith" (2004) and in the (2007) live-action film "Transformers" Born Megan Denise Fox on this day in Rockwood, Tennessee.
May 17, 1866 - Eric Satie - Composer
May 17, 1895 - Gayelord Hauser - Nutritionist
May 17, 1918 -  Birgit Nilsson - Was a Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register. Born Birgit Märta Svensson on a farm at Västra Karup in Skåne (100 km/60 miles north of Malmö).
May 17, 1936 - Dennis Hopper - Actor Film Star
May 17, 1955 - Bill Paxton - Actor - Paxton's career in Hollywood began as a set designer for noted director Roger Corman. In the late 1980s, he briefly performed with the musical combo Martini Rauch. He has had memorable roles in such big screen hits as "Aliens," "Twister" and "Titanic." In 2008, Paxton was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in the cable series "Big Love." Paxton was born in Dallas on the date.
May 17, 1956 - Sugar Ray Leonard - Is a retired American professional boxer. Named Fighter of the Decade for the 1980s, he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles at multiple weights and engaging in contests with such celebrated opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. He was named after the singing legend Ray Charles. Leonard was given the nickname "Sugar" by one of his amateur coaches in his hometown of Palmer Park, Maryland. Born Ray Charles Leonard in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA on this day.
May 17, 1956 - Bob Saget
May 18, 1872 - Bertrand Russell -Was a British philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, and pacifist. Although usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born and raised in Wales . Born Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell in Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK on this day.
May 18, 1892 - Ezio Pinza - "The Italian bass" - Was one of the outstanding opera singers of the first half of the 20th century. He spent 22 seasons at New York's Metropolitan Opera, appearing in more than 750 performances of 50 operas. He also sang to great acclaim at La Scala, Milan, and at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Born in modest circumstances in Rome on this day.
May 18, 1912 - Perry Como - Was an Italian-American singer and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for the RCA Victor label after signing with it in 1943. "Mr. C", as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for RCA and also pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. Born Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on this day.
May 18, 1919 - Margot Fonteyn -"Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias" - The British prima ballerina assoluta, was considered by many to be the greatest English ballerina of her time. Born Margaret ("Peggy") Hookham on this day.
May 18, 1946 - Reggie Jackson - nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder who played for five different teams from 1967 to 1987. He won three consecutive World Series titles as a member of the Oakland A's in the early 1970s and also won 2 consecutive titles with the New York Yankees. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1993. Born Reginald Martinez Jackson in Wyncote, Pennsylvania on this day.
May 18, 1949 - Rick Wakeman
May 18, 1952, George Strait - Country Singer - Strait has been known as the "King of Country" with 22 platinum and 12 multiplatinum alblums to his credit. His biggest albums to date were "Pure Country" and "Strait Out of the Box" and the Texan was an easy choice for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Strait has also tested his acting chops, appearing in the films "the Horse Whisperer" and "Grand Champion." Strait was born in Poteet, Texas on this day.
May 18, 1955 - Chow Yun-Fat -Actor - Yun-Fat made a huge international splash when he starred in the 2000 hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and continued his success recently as pirate Sao Feng in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. In the U.S., he's starred in such standard action films as "The Replacement Killers" and "The Corruptor." In Asia he grew to fame with acclaimed movies such as "A Better Tomorrow" and "Hard Boiled." Yun-Fat was born in Hong Kong, China, on this day.
May 18, 1970 - Tina Fey - Actress
May 19, 1896 - Ida Rolf - Body Worker
May 19, 1925 - Malcolm X
May 19, 1939 - James Fox - Fox first acting role was at age 11 in the 1950 film "The Miniver Story." Now consider such an acting veteran, Fox has starred in such top billed movies such as "King Rat," "A Passage To India" and "The Lost World." Recent work for this thespian includes the film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and appearing on the British series "Walking The Dead." Fox was born in London on this day.
May 19, 1941 - Nora Ephron - Is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger. She is best known for her romantic comedies and is a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay; for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle. She sometimes writes with her sister, Delia Ephron. Born in New York, New York on this day.
May 19, 1945 - Pete Townshend
May 19, 1952 - Grace Jones -Singer/ Actress "Bond Girl Goodnight"
May 19, 1964 - Collin Chapman
May 19, 1966 - Polly Walker - Actress - Walker drew rave reviews as Atia of the Julii in the lavish series "Rome" from 2005-07. She is slated to portray Sister Clarice Willow in the upcoming "Battlestar Gallactica" prequel "Caprica." She's appeared in films such as "Patriot Games," "Silver" and "Robinson Crusoe," as well as recently starring in the series "Cane" in her native England. walker was born in Cheshire, England, on this day.
May 20, 1799 - Honore Balzac - Writer
May 20, 1908 - James, Jimmy Stewart - Actor
May 20, 1936 - Anthony Zerbe - Actor - Zerbe won a 1976 Emmy award for his work on the detective drama "Harry O." He also has a vast list of film credits including roles inbox office hits such as "The Omega Man," "The Dead Zone" and "The Matrix Revolutions." Zerbe served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1960 before breaking into acting, studying at Stella Adler Theater in New York. Zerbe was born in Long Beach, California on this day.
May 20, 1944 - Joe Cocker - Singer/ Writer
May 20, 1946 - Cher - Entertainer Singer Performer, Actress
May 20, 1959 - Bronson Pinchot - Pinchot is probably best remembered for portraying zany immigrant Balki Bartokomous on the hit series "Perfect Strangers" from 1986-1993. He's also starred in the series "Step by Step" and appeared in films such as "Beverly Hills Cop," "Risky Business" and "True Romance." More recently, he starred as Patrick Dalton on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless" and provided the voice of the talking car in Volkswagen ads. Pinchot was born in New York City on this day.


Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving

On the dark side....

Jealous and possessive
Resentful and inflexible
Self-indulgent and greedy




  • Stability

  • Being Attracted

  • Things Natural

  • Time to Ponder

  • Comfort and Pleasure


  • Disruption

  • Being pushed too hard

  • Synthetic or "man made" things

  • Being rushed

  • Being indoors

The color of choice for Taurus is PINK , GREEN, YELLOW, PALE BLUE, EARTH TONES



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