Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on May 18th.

  1. 1048 - Omar Khayyám, Persian poet (d. 1131)
  2. 1186 - Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218)
  3. 1474 - Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
  4. 1610 - Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)
  5. 1616 - Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer (d. 1667)
  6. 1662 (O.S.) - George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  7. 1692 (O.S.) - Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1752)
  8. 1711 - Ruder Josip Boškovic, Serbian atomic theorist (d. 1787)
  9. 1778 - Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (d. 1854)
  10. 1785 - John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
  11. 1797 - Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (d. 1854)
  12. 1850 - Oliver Heaviside, English physicist (d. 1925)
  13. 1868 - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Romanov , Nicholas II, Last Emperor of Russia. (d. 1918)
  14. 1872 - Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, English mathematician and philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (d. 1970)
  15. 1876 - Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1931)
  16. 1882 - Babe Adams, Baseball player (d. 1968)
  17. 1883 - Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (d. 1974)
  18. 1883 - Walter Gropius, German architect (d. 1969)
  19. 1887 - Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1946)
  20. 1889 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
  21. 1891 - Rudolf Carnap, German philosopher (d. 1970)
  22. 1892 - Ezio Pinza, Italian-born bass (d. 1957)
  23. 1897 - Frank Capra, American producer, director, and writer (d. 1991)
  24. 1901 - Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
  25. 1902 - Meredith Willson, American composer (d. 1984)
  26. 1905 - Hedley Verity, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  27. 1907 - Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
  28. 1911 - Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
  29. 1912 - Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
  30. 1912 - Richard Brooks, American film director, writer and producer (d. 1992)
  31. 1912 - Walter Sisulu, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 2003)
  32. 1913 - Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (d. 2000)
  33. 1913 - Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  34. 1913 - Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Fifth President of India (d. 1996)
  35. 1914 - Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (d. 1982)
  36. 1918 - George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
  37. 1919 - Dame Margot Fonteyn, English ballet dancer (d. 1991)
  38. 1920 - Pope John Paul II (d. 2005)
  39. 1920 - Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  40. 1922 - Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  41. 1922 - Kai Winding, Danish-born musician (d. 1983)
  42. 1923 - Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (d. 2004)
  43. 1923 - Jean-Louis Roux, French Canadian actor and artistic director
  44. 1924 - Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  45. 1926 - Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  46. 1928 - Pernell Roberts, American actor
  47. 1929 - Jack Sanford, baseball player (d. 2000)
  48. 1931 - Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  49. 1931 - Robert Morse, American actor
  50. 1934 - Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive
  51. 1937 - Brooks Robinson, baseball player
  52. 1937 - Jacques Santer, Luxembourg statesman
  53. 1939 - Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  54. 1942 - Albert Hammond, British musician and composer
  55. 1942 - Nobby Stiles, English footballer
  56. 1943 - James Reiher, American professional wrestler
  57. 1946 - Reggie Jackson, baseball player
  58. 1946 - Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  59. 1947 - John Bruton, ninth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland
  60. 1949 - Rick Wakeman, English composer and musician (Yes)
  61. 1949 - Bill Wallace, Canadian musician (The Guess Who)
  62. 1950 - Thomas Gottschalk, German television show host
  63. 1950 - Rodney Milburn, American athlete (d. 1997)
  64. 1950 - Mark Mothersbaugh, American composer, musician, and singer (Devo)
  65. 1952 - George Strait, American musician
  66. 1952 - Diane Duane, American writer
  67. 1955 - Chow Yun-Fat, Hong Kong actor
  68. 1957 - Michael Cretu, German musician (Enigma)
  69. 1959 - Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player
  70. 1960 - Jari Kurri, Finnish hockey player
  71. 1960 - Yannick Noah, French tennis player
  72. 1962 - Nanne Grönvall, Swedish singer
  73. 1962 - Sandra Cretu, German singer
  74. 1965 - Christopher Hall, American musician (Stabbing Westward)
  75. 1966 - Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  76. 1967 - Heinz-Harald Frentzen, German F1 driver
  77. 1969 - Martika, Cuban-American singer
  78. 1970 - Tina Fey, American comedienne/actress
  79. 1970 - Daniel Sonenberg, American composer and performer
  80. 1971 - Brad Friedel, American football player
  81. 1973 - Brian Heffron, wrestler better known as the "Blue Meanie"
  82. 1975 - John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
  83. 1975 - Jack Johnson, Australian musician
  84. 1975 - Peter Iwers, Swedish bass player (In Flames)
  85. 1976 - Oleg Tverdovsky, Ukrainian ice hockey player
  86. 1977 - Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  87. 1977 - Danny Mills, English footballer
  88. 1978 - Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer
  89. 1979 - Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  90. 1980 - Jeff Roehl, American football player
  91. 1981 - Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer
  92. 1982 - Eric West, American singer and actor
  93. 1983 - Vince Young, American football player
  94. 1983 - Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  95. 1988 - Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor
  96. 1992 - Spencer Breslin, American actor