05 May: today's birthdays

  • Adele - English singer and songwriter, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She was appointed the Medal of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for services to music.
    The common pronunciation of Adele in English is uh-DELL, but the singer recently specified that the correct pronunciation of her name has a North London accent: uh-DEHWL.
  • Michael Brown - Canadian swimmer
  • Chris Brown - American singer
  • Serse Cosmi - Italian soccer coach and former player
  • Emanuele Giaccherini - Italian professional footballer
  • Søren Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher, theologian, writer and poet. Considered the father of existentialism
  • Maximilian Alexandrovich Kirienko-Voloshin - Russian poet
  • Jean-Pierre Léaud - French actor
  • Karl Marx - German philosopher, economist, and sociologist. The father of Marxist theory, together with Friedrich Engels
  • Geórgios Papadópoulos - Greek colonel and politician
  • Tyrone Power - American actor, born Tyrone Edmund Power III
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz - Polish author and journalist, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905. He wrote Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero and The Knights of the Cross
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