Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on May 15th.

  1. 1567 - (baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  2. 1720 - Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (d. 1792)
  3. 1773 - Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Austrian statesman (d. 1859)
  4. 1786 - General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary during the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)
  5. 1817 - Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  6. 1848 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
  7. 1856 - L. Frank Baum, American author (d. 1919)
  8. 1857 - Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
  9. 1859 - Pierre Curie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
  10. 1862 - Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist and narrator (d. 1931)
  11. 1890 - Katherine Anne Porter, American author (d. 1980)
  12. 1891 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian writer (d. 1940)
  13. 1891 - Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (d. 1971)
  14. 1892 - Jimmy Wilde, boxer (d. 1969)
  15. 1895 - William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
  16. 1898 - Arletty, French model and actress (d. 1992)
  17. 1899 - Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
  18. 1902 - Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago (d. 1976)
  19. 1905 - Joseph Cotten, American actor (d. 1994)
  20. 1907 - Sukhdev Thapar , Indian Freedom Fighter
  21. 1909 - James Mason, English actor (d. 1984)
  22. 1910 - Constance Cummings, British actress (d. 2005)
  23. 1911 - Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  24. 1911 - Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
  25. 1914 - Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese Sherpa (d. 1986)
  26. 1914 - Turk Broda, Ice hockey goaltender
  27. 1915 - Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (d. 2006)
  28. 1915 - Paul Samuelson, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  29. 1915 - Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  30. 1918 - Eddy Arnold, American singer
  31. 1922 - Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  32. 1923 - Richard Avedon, American photographer (d. 2004)
  33. 1923 - John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  34. 1924 - Maria Koepcke, ornithologist (d. 1971)
  35. 1926 - Anthony Shaffer, English playwright (d. 2001)
  36. 1926 - Peter Shaffer, English playwright
  37. 1930 - Jasper Johns, American painter
  38. 1931 - Ken Venturi, American golfer
  39. 1936 - Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-born actress
  40. 1936 - Hugh Romney, American clown and activist
  41. 1936 - Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  42. 1936 - Paul Zindel, American writer (d. 2003)
  43. 1937 - Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State
  44. 1937 - Trini López, American musician
  45. 1940 - Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
  46. 1940 - Don Nelson, NBA Coach
  47. 1941 - K.T. Oslin, American musician
  48. 1944 - Ulrich Beck, German sociologist
  49. 1945 - Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza
  50. 1945 - Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
  51. 1948 - Brian Eno, English musician and record producer
  52. 1950 - Nicholas Hammond, American actor
  53. 1951 - Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
  54. 1951 - Jonathan Richman, American musician
  55. 1951 - Frank Wilczek, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  56. 1953 - George Brett, baseball player
  57. 1953 - Mike Oldfield, English composer
  58. 1955 - Melinda Culea, American actress
  59. 1956 - Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
  60. 1958 - Ron Simmons, American professional wrestler
  61. 1959 - Andrew Eldritch, English singer and songwriter (The Sisters of Mercy)
  62. 1959 - Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
  63. 1961 - Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  64. 1962 - Melle Mel, American musician
  65. 1965 - Raí, Brazilian footballer
  66. 1967 - John Smoltz, baseball player
  67. 1968 - Seth Putnam, American musician
  68. 1969 - Emmitt Smith, American football player
  69. 1970 - Desmond Howard, American football player
  70. 1970 - Rod Smith, American football player
  71. 1970 - Frank de Boer, Dutch football player
  72. 1970 - Ronald de Boer, Dutch football player
  73. 1971 - Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  74. 1972 - David Charvet, French actor
  75. 1974 - Andrew Johns, Australian rugby player
  76. 1974 - Ahmet Zappa, American musician
  77. 1975 - Ray Lewis, American football player
  78. 1976 - Torraye Braggs, American basketball player
  79. 1976 - Adolfo Bautista, Mexican Footballer
  80. 1976 - Tyler Walker, baseball player
  81. 1976 - Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  82. 1976 - Ryan Leaf, former NFL quarterback
  83. 1978 - Amy Chow, American gymnast
  84. 1978 - Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress
  85. 1978 - David Krumholtz, American actor (NUMB3RS)
  86. 1978 - Edu, Brazilian footballer
  87. 1980 - Josh Beckett, baseball player
  88. 1980 - Rocky Marquette, American actor
  89. 1981 - Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
  90. 1981 - Zara Phillips, British royal
  91. 1982 - Veronica Campbell, Jamaican athlete
  92. 1982 - Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
  93. 1982 - Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
  94. 1982 - Alex Breckenridge, American actress
  95. 1983 - Devin Bronson, American guitarist (Avril Lavigne)
  96. 1987 - Andrew Murray, Tennis player
  97. 1987 - Jennylyn Mercado, Filipino actress and singer
  98. 1990 - Gerald Santos, Filipino actor and singer