By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Published: May 31, 2021

Famous May Birthdays - Born On This Day

There are several birthdays in the month of May of famous people. Some of them born on this day are Clint Eastwood, Brooke Shields, Corey Hart, Joe Namath and country music legend Johnny Paycheck. We have put together some information on a variety of celebrities born on this day.

Here’s the famous list of birthdays for May 31.

1930 - Clinton Eastwood
1938 - Peter Yarrow
1941 - Johnny Paycheck
1943 - Sharon Gless
1943 - Joe Namath
1950 - Gregory Harrison
1961 - Lea Katherine Thompson
1962 - Corey Hart
1964 - Darryl McDaniel
1965 - Brooke Shields

Famous people from 1400 - 1900.

1443 - Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England.
1557 - Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj), czar of Russia (1584-98).
1674 - Friedrich Erhard Niedt, composer.
1837 - William Henry Fitzhugh “Rooney” Lee, Major General (Confederate Army).
1857 - Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39).
1863 - Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer.

Here’s a list of famous events.

1962 – Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1973 – The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System completed.
1985 – United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
1991 – Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission.
2005 – Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was Deep Throat.
2009 – Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder shoots and kills physician George Tiller during church services in Wichita, Kansas.
2010 – In international waters, armed Shayetet 13 commandos, searching for possible smuggled weapons, boarded ships trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip, resulting in 9 civilian deaths when the crew of the MV Mavi Marmara attacked them with baseball bats and metal rods.

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