Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on May 17th.

  1. 1155 - Jien, Japanese poet and historian (d. 1225)
  2. 1443 - Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
  3. 1551 - Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1601)
  4. 1628 - Archduke Ferdinand Charles of Austria, Regent of the Tyrol (d. 1662)
  5. 1682 - Bartholomew Roberts, AKA Black Bart, Notorious Welsh Pirate (d. 1722)
  6. 1706 - Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (d. 1780)
  7. 1718 - Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
  8. 1743 - Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)
  9. 1749 - Edward Jenner, English medical researcher (d. 1823)
  10. 1758 - John St Aubyn, British fossil collector (d. 1839)
  11. 1768 - Caroline of Brunswick, Princess of Wales (d. 1821)
  12. 1768 - Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
  13. 1794 - Anna Brownell Jameson, British writer (d. 1860)
  14. 1821 - Sebastian Kneipp, German naturopathist (d. 1897)
  15. 1836 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (d. 1900)
  16. 1836 - Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)
  17. 1844 - Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (d. 1918)
  18. 1866 - Erik Satie, French composer (d. 1925)
  19. 1868 - Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)
  20. 1873 - Henri Barbusse, French novelist and journalist (d. 1935)
  21. 1873 - Dorothy Richardson, English writer (d. 1957)
  22. 1879 - Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
  23. 1886 - Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  24. 1888 - Tich Freeman, English cricketer (d. 1965)
  25. 1897 - Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  26. 1898 - Alfred Joseph Casson Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  27. 1900 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Muslim cleric (d. 1989)
  28. 1901 - Werner Egk, German composer (d. 1983)
  29. 1903 - Cool Papa Bell, baseball player (d. 1991)
  30. 1904 - Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
  31. 1906 - Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (d. 1989)
  32. 1911 - Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-born supermodel (d. 1992)
  33. 1911 - Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
  34. 1918 - Birgit Nilsson, Swedish soprano (d. 2005)
  35. 1919 - Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  36. 1921 - Dennis Brain, English French horn player (d. 1957)
  37. 1921 - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  38. 1935 - Dennis Potter, English writer (d. 1994)
  39. 1936 - Dennis Hopper, American actor and director
  40. 1937 - Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  41. 1939 - Gary Paulsen, Amerivan book writer
  42. 1938 - Jason Bernard, American actor (d. 1996)
  43. 1940 - Alan Kay, American computer scientist
  44. 1942 - Taj Mahal, American singer and guitarist
  45. 1945 - Tony Roche, Australian tennis player
  46. 1946 - Udo Lindenberg, German musician
  47. 1946 - F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  48. 1949 - Bill Bruford, English drummer and songwriter (Yes)
  49. 1950 - Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician
  50. 1952 - Howard Hampton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario
  51. 1955 - Bill Paxton, American actor and film director
  52. 1956 - Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer
  53. 1956 - Bob Saget, American actor
  54. 1956 - Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  55. 1957 - Pascual Pérez, Major league pitcher
  56. 1958 - Paul Di'Anno, English singer (Iron Maiden)
  57. 1959 - Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
  58. 1961 - Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
  59. 1962 - Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  60. 1963 - Page McConnell, American musician and songwriter (Phish)
  61. 1965 - Trent Reznor, American singer and songwriter (Nine Inch Nails)
  62. 1967 - Woman, Professional wrestling valet
  63. 1969 - Thom Filicia, American television personality (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy)
  64. 1969 - Alan Doyle, Canadian folk musician (Great Big Sea)
  65. 1970 - Jordan Knight, Lead singer of New Kids On The Block
  66. 1971 - Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
  67. 1971 - Princess Máxima of the Netherlands
  68. 1973 - Josh Homme, American musician, singer and songwriter
  69. 1973 - Matthew McGrory, American actor, World Record holder
  70. 1974 - Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
  71. 1974 - Wiki González, Baseball player
  72. 1974 - Sendhil Ramamurthy, American actor
  73. 1975 - Sasha Alexander, American television actress
  74. 1975 - Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
  75. 1975 - Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
  76. 1975 - Alex Wright, German professional wrestler
  77. 1976 - José Guillén, baseball player
  78. 1976 - Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, composer
  79. 1978 - Paddy Kenny, Sheffield United and Ireland goalkeeper
  80. 1979 - Wayne Thomas, English footballer
  81. 1981 - Leon Osman, English footballer
  82. 1982 - Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
  83. 1983 - Channing Frye, American basketball player
  84. 1983 - Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
  85. 1984 - Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
  86. 1984 - Christian Bolaños, Costa Rican footballer
  87. 1985 - Dan Wilson, American Professional Motocross and Arenacross rider
  88. 1986 - Tahj Mowry, American actor
  89. 1988 - Nikki Reed, American actress