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Notable Birthdays for May 18

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Those born on this date include:

- Persian poet Omar Khayyam in 1048
- Russian Czar Nicholas II in 1868
- English philosopher/mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872
- film director Frank Capra in 1897
- blues singer Big Joe Turner in 1911
- singer Perry Como in 1912
- director/screenwriter Richard Brooks in 1912
- British ballet star Margot Fonteyn in 1919
- Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, in 1920
- actor Robert Morse in 1931
- Mad magazine cartoonist Don Martin in 1931
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Brooks Robinson in 1937 (age 85) baseball Hall of Fame member Reggie Jackson in 1946 (age 76)
- British rock keyboardist Rick Wakeman in 1949 (age 73)
- country singer George Strait in 1952 (age 70)
- actor Chow Yun-Fat in 1955 (age 67)
- artist Ai Weiwei in 1957 (age 65)
- actor Tina Fey in 1970 (age 52)
- singer/songwriter Jack Johnson in 1975 (age 47)
- actor Violett Beane in 1996 (age 26)
- Russian Olympic gold medal figure skater Alina Zagitova 2002 (age 20).

 

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