12 May: today's birthdays

  • Burt Bacharach - American pianist and composer. He won an Oscar for Best Score and two Oscars for Best Song
  • Stephen Baldwin - American actor
  • Alan Ball - English soccer player
  • Joseph Beuys - German artist
  • Gabriel Byrne - Irish actor
  • Gabriel Fauré - French composer
  • Domhnall Gleeson - Irish actor and film director. He is best known for his role as Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter film series
  • Ágnes Heller - Hungarian philosopher
  • Katharine Hepburn - American actress, born Katharine Houghton Hepburn. She won four Oscars for Best Actress
  • Gavin Hood - South African film director, screenwriter and actor
  • Jun Fubuki - Japanese actress
  • Kimiko Yo - Japanese actress
  • Jiddu Krishnamurti - Indian philosopher
  • Edward Lear - English author, poet and illustrator
  • Daniel Libeskind - Polish-born American architect
  • Justus von Liebig - German chemist

    He also developed a manufacturing process for beef extracts, and founded a company, Liebig Extract of Meat Company, that later trademarked the Oxobrand beef bouillon cube.[6]

    beef stock cubes. It was named after Baron Justus von Liebig, the 19th-century German organic chemist who developed and promoted a method for industrial production of beef extract.[1]
  • Jonah Lomu - New Zealand rugby player of Tongan descent. A legend in the New Zealand rugby team All Blacks
  • Rami Malek - American actor, born Rami Said Malek. He starred as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, directed by Bryan Singer
  • Ingo Maurer - German designer
  • Zdeněk Zeman - Czech-Italian football coach
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