Susan Hampshire, Lady Kulukundis, OBE (born 12 May 1937) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning English actress, best known for her many television and film roles.
Beryl Burton, OBE (12 May 1937 – 5 May 1996) was an English racing cyclist. She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national records. She set a women’s record for the 12-hour time-trial which exceeded the men’s record for two years.
Miriam Stoppard, OBE (née Stern and subsequently Miriam Moore-Robinson, born 12 May 1937) is an English doctor, author, television presenter and advice columnist.
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects..
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Jai Ram Reddy CF is an Indo-Fijian statesman.
Dominique Chaboche was a French far-right wing politician and member of the European Parliament.
Misha Defonseca is a Belgian-born writer.
Nat Nakasa was a South African journalist and short story writer.
Alan Root is a filmmaker who worked on nature documentary series such as Survival.
Chester J. Straub is a Senior Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Betsy Lewin is an American illustrator from Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
Bumper Tormohlen is a retired American professional basketball player and coach.
Gerry Studds was an American Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts.
Jerry Litton was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Missouri.
James Haim I. Bicher M.D. is an American radiation oncologist.