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Notable Birthdays for May 8

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Those born on this date include:

- Jean-Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross Society/co-founder of the Young Men's Christian Association, in 1828
- Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States, in 1884
- Nobel Prize-winning Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek in 1899
- filmmaker Roberto Rossellini in 1906
- pianist Mary Lou Williams in 1910
- blues guitarist Robert Johnson in 1911
- author/broadcaster/naturalist David Attenborough in 1926 (age 95)
- comedian Don Rickles in 1926
- former heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston in 1932
- actor/singer Rick Nelson in 1940
- author Peter Benchley in 1940
- singer Toni Tennille in 1940 (age 81)
- English rock singer Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, in 1944 (age 77)
- musician Alex Van Halen in 1953 (age 68)
- actor David Keith in 1954 (age 67)
- actor Stephen Furst in 1954
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 1961 (age 60)
- actor Melissa Gilbert in 1964 (age 57)
- Spanish singer Enrique Iglesias in 1975 (age 46)
- actor Matthew Davis in 1978 (age 43)
- actor Stephen Amell in 1981 (age 40)
- actor Elyes Gabel in 1983 (age 38).

 

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