Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on May 12th.

  1. 1401 - Emperor Shoko of Japan (d. 1428)
  2. 1496 - Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
  3. 1590 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  4. 1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France (d. 1698)
  5. 1626 - Louis Hennepin, Flemish missionary
  6. 1670 - Frederick Augustus I of Poland (d. 1733)
  7. 1700 - Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect (d. 1773)
  8. 1725 - Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, (d. 1785)
  9. 1767 - Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (d. 1851)
  10. 1803 - Justus von Liebig, German chemist (d. 1873)
  11. 1806 - Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish statesman (d. 1881)
  12. 1812 - Edward Lear, English author and poet (d. 1888)
  13. 1820 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse (d. 1910)
  14. 1828 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet (d. 1882)
  15. 1842 - Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
  16. 1845 - Gabriel Fauré, French composer (d. 1924)
  17. 1850 - Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (d. 1924)
  18. 1867 - Hugh Trumble, Australian cricketer (d. 1938)
  19. 1874 - Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (d. 1928)
  20. 1880 - Lincoln Ellsworth, American scientist (d. 1951)
  21. 1889 - Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank (d. 1980)
  22. 1892 - Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (d. 1970)
  23. 1895 - William Giauque, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
  24. 1899 - Indra Devi, yogi (d. 2002)
  25. 1900 - Helene Weigel, German actress (d. 1971)
  26. 1907 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (d. 2003)
  27. 1910 - Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  28. 1910 - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
  29. 1912 - Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  30. 1914 - Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet (d. 1993)
  31. 1914 - Howard K. Smith, American journalist (d. 2002)
  32. 1917 - Frank Clair, Canadian football coach
  33. 1918 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)
  34. 1921 - Joseph Beuys, German artist (d. 1986)
  35. 1921 - Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist
  36. 1924 - Tony Hancock, British comedian (d. 1968)
  37. 1924 - Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  38. 1925 - Yogi Berra, baseball player
  39. 1928 - Burt Bacharach, American composer
  40. 1930 - Jesús Franco, Spanish film director
  41. 1933 - Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
  42. 1935 - Felipe Alou, Dominican Major League Baseball manager
  43. 1936 - Frank Stella, American painter
  44. 1936 - Tom Snyder, American television personality
  45. 1937 - George Carlin, American comedian
  46. 1937 - Beryl Burton, English cyclist (d. 1996)
  47. 1939 - Ron Ziegler, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
  48. 1942 - Ian Dury, British musician (d. 2000)
  49. 1945 - Alan Ball, English footballer
  50. 1947 - Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  51. 1948 - Steve Winwood, English musician
  52. 1950 - Bruce Boxleitner, American actor
  53. 1950 - Billy Squier, American singer
  54. 1950 - Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor
  55. 1955 - Kix Brooks, American musician
  56. 1956 - Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  57. 1958 - Eric Singer, American drummer
  58. 1959 - Ving Rhames, American actor
  59. 1961 - Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor
  60. 1961 - Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  61. 1961 - Billy Duffy, British rock guitarist
  62. 1962 - Emilio Estevez, American actor
  63. 1963 - Vanessa A. Williams, American actress
  64. 1963 - Deborah Kara Unger, Canadian actress
  65. 1963 - Jerry Trimble, American actor
  66. 1963 - Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  67. 1964 - Brett Gurewitz, American record producer
  68. 1966 - Stephen Baldwin, American actor
  69. 1966 - Bebel Gilberto, bossa nova artist
  70. 1967 - Paul D'Amour, ex-bassist of Tool
  71. 1968 - Tony Hawk, American skateboarder
  72. 1968 - Mark Clark, baseball player
  73. 1968 - Catherine Tate, British comedian
  74. 1969 - Kim Fields, American actress
  75. 1970 - Mike Weir, Canadian golfer
  76. 1970 - Jim Furyk, American golfer
  77. 1970 - Samantha Mathis, American actress
  78. 1973 - Shalom Harlow, Canadian supermodel
  79. 1975 - Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby player
  80. 1977 - Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player
  81. 1977 - Doug Basham, professional wrestler
  82. 1977 - Rebecca Herbst, American actress
  83. 1978 - Hossein Reza Zadeh, Iranian weightlifter
  84. 1978 - Jason Biggs, American actor
  85. 1981 - Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
  86. 1984 - Cheryl Burke, Filipino-American ballroom dancer
  87. 1986 - Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress
  88. 1992 - Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
  89. 1995 - Sullivan and Sawyer Sweeten, American actors