Happy Birthday to these Taurus's who were born on May 1st.

  1. 1218 - John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
  2. 1218 - Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)
  3. 1285 - Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
  4. 1582 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  5. 1594 - John Haynes, Massachusetts colonial magistrate
  6. 1672 - Joseph Addison, English politician and writer (d. 1719)
  7. 1804 - Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)
  8. 1830 - Mother Jones, American labor activist (d. 1930)
  9. 1831 - Emily Stowe, Canadian physician and suffragist (b.1903)
  10. 1852 - Calamity Jane, American Wild West performer (d. 1903)
  11. 1852 - Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1934)
  12. 1872 - Sidónio Pais, Portuguese military and politician (d. 1918)
  13. 1881 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French palaeontologist and philosopher (d. 1955)
  14. 1887 - Alan Gordon Cunningham, British army officer (d. 1983)
  15. 1896 - Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  16. 1901 - Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  17. 1901 - Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  18. 1905 - Henry Koster, German film director (d. 1988)
  19. 1907 - Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney
  20. 1908 - Giovanni Guareschi, Italian journalist (d. 1968)
  21. 1909 - Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  22. 1913 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  23. 1913 - Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (d. 1980)
  24. 1915 - Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
  25. 1916 - Glenn Ford, Canadian actor (d. 2006)
  26. 1917 - John Beradino, American actor and baseball player (d. 1996)
  27. 1917 - Danielle Darrieux, French singer and actress
  28. 1918 - Jack Paar, American television host (d. 2004)
  29. 1918 - Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  30. 1919 - Dan O'Herlihy, Irish film actor (d. 2005)
  31. 1923 - Joseph Heller, American novelist (d. 1999)
  32. 1924 - Art Fleming, American game show host (d. 1995)
  33. 1924 - Karel Kachyna, Czech film director (d. 2004)
  34. 1925 - Chuck Bednarik, American football player
  35. 1925 - Scott Carpenter, American astronaut
  36. 1928 - Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
  37. 1929 - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician
  38. 1930 - Richard Riordan, former mayor of Los Angeles
  39. 1934 - Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
  40. 1935 - Ann Robinson, American actress
  41. 1937 - Una Stubbs, English actress
  42. 1939 - Judy Collins, American folk singer
  43. 1939 - Max Robinson, American broadcast journalist (d. 1988)
  44. 1940 - Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer
  45. 1944 - Suresh Kalmadi, Indian politician
  46. 1945 - Rita Coolidge, American singer
  47. 1946 - Joanna Lumley, British actress
  48. 1946 - John Woo, Hong Kong director
  49. 1950 - Dann Florek, American actor
  50. 1954 - Ray Parker Jr., American singer and songwriter
  51. 1960 - Steve Cauthen, American jockey
  52. 1961 - Marilyn Milian, current judge on The People's Court
  53. 1962 - Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress
  54. 1962 - Ted Sundquist, General Manager of the Denver Broncos
  55. 1964 - Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater
  56. 1967 - Tim McGraw, American musician
  57. 1968 - Oliver Bierhoff, German footballer
  58. 1968 - Sol Kyung-gu, South Korean actor
  59. 1968 - D'arcy Wretzky, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins)
  60. 1969 - Wes Anderson, American director and writer
  61. 1970 - Gregg Groothuis, American professional wrestler
  62. 1971 - Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  63. 1973 - Curtis Martin, American football player
  64. 1973 - Oliver Neuville, German footballer
  65. 1975 - Alexei Smertin, Russian footballer
  66. 1975 - Jodhi May, British actress
  67. 1975 - Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
  68. 1981 - Aleksander Hleb, Belarusian footballer
  69. 1982 - Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
  70. 1984 - Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
  71. 1986 - Cristian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer
  72. 1987 - Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player
  73. 1988 - Jacobo León, Mexican film director
  74. 1990 - Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress
  75. 1997 - Ariel Gade, American actress