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Notable Birthdays for May 21

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Those born on this date include:

- German painter Albrecht Durer in 1471
- King Philip II of Spain, who launched the Spanish Armada, in 1527
- English poet/satirist Alexander Pope in 1688
- French painter Henri Rousseau in 1844
- French diplomat/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leon Bourgeois in 1851
- architect Marcel Breuer in 1902
- composer/barrelhouse piano player Thomas Fats Waller in 1904
- singer Dennis Day in 1916
- actor Raymond Burr in 1917
- Hall of Fame football Coach Ara Parseghian in 1923
- actor Peggy Cass in 1924
- former baseball manager Bobby Cox in 1941 (age 79)
- singer Ronald Isley in 1941 (age 79)
- former U.S. Sen./comedian Al Franken, D-Minn., in 1951 (age 69)
- convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in 1960
- actor Mr. T, born Lawrence Tureaud, in 1952 (age 68)
- former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in 1959 (age 61)
- actor Lisa Edelstein in 1966 (age 54)
- rapper The Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, in 1972
- TV personality Noel Fielding in 1973 (age 47)
- singer Gotye, born Wouter Wally De Backer, in 1980 (age 40)
- British Olympic diver Tom Daley in 1994 (age 26)
- actor Keith L. Williams in 2007 (age 13).

 

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