Happy birthday Robert Moog!
Robert Moog (May 23, 1934-August 21, 2005) was an American engineer who pioneered electronic music in his creation of the Moog synthesizer.
Richard Wagner (May 22, 1813 - February 13, 1883) was a German composer, theater director, and conductor. His most notable works include Tristan und Isolde and Die Walküre. His life was marked by political and personal scandal, and he was exiled multiple times from his home country.
Happy birthday Joe Cocker!
Joe Cocker (May 20, 1944 - December 22, 2014) is a British rock and blues singer and songwriter. He is perhaps most known for his rearrangement of "With a Little Help from My Friends," and his duet with Jennifer Warnes, "Up Where We Belong." He was a major icon in American classic rock culture, appearing at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Happy birthday Pete Townshend!
Pete Townshend (born May 19, 1945) is a British rock musician, songwriter, and author. He was the leader of the band The Who, most known for writing "My Generation," and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia. He has also had an extensive solo career. He is listed as no. 10 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Happy birthday Margot Fonteyn!
Margot Fonteyn (May 18, 1919 – February 21, 1991) was an English ballerina and the Prima Ballerina Assoluta of the Royal Ballet. Some of her most notable performances include Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, Ondine, and Giselle.
Happy birthday Birgit Nilsson!
Birgit Nilsson (May 17, 1918-December 25, 2005) was a Swedish opera singer. She was a soprano, whose voice is remembered for its force and clarity. She was one of the best performers of Wagner's work. Some of her most notable performances including Turandot, Die Walküre, and Tristan und Isolde.
Happy birthday Henry Fonda!
Henry Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film, theater, and television actor. He appeared in countless films and was contemporaries to some of Hollywood's greats including James Stewart, Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, and many others. Some of his most notable films include Jezebel (1938), War and Peace (1956), Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981).
Happy birthday Richard Avedon!
Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer whose photos helped define the image of America throughout the latter part of the 20th century. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 1989, along with many other recognitions throughout his career.
Happy birthday George Lucas!
George Lucas (born May 14, 1944) is an American producer, screenwriter, director, and entrepreneur. He is most known for producing the Star Wars series, but is also known for producing the Indiana Jones series. He founded Lucasfilm Limited. He is one of Hollywood's most profitable filmmakers.
Happy birthday Stevie Wonder!
Stevie Wonder (born May 13, 1950) is an American soul and pop musician and composer. He was a child prodigy who quickly became one of the most beloved faces of Motown. He has recorded more than 30 top ten U.S. hits, with some of his most notable tracks including "Superstition," "I Just Called to Say I Love You," and "Ebony and Ivory." Wonder received the Second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2009.
"The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept."
Happy birthday George Carlin!
George Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. He is remembered for his commentary on politics, psychology, religion, and for his candidness with relatively taboo subjects. His routine "Seven Dirty Words" inspired a case to be taken by the Supreme Court, which ended in the Supreme Court affirming the government's power to regulate broadcasters.