Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:22pm)
You’d think $44 billion would buy you a decent connection:
To showcase the federal government’s national broadband network, author Andy Griffiths spoke from Melbourne to western Sydney schoolchildren over the NBN.
But halfway through the media launch of Sydney’s first connection to the network, it cut out.
“There was obviously a technical glitch there,” Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said at Blacktown’s Max Webber Library.
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (8:20am)
I shall also illustrate how very balanced we are on this station - unlike a certain other station I this week nobly offered to help in the national interest.
There’s also a Twitter feed.
And clips are put up here.
Lots of free advice from readers about my moderating, but nothing that gives me a clear idea on what to do next time. Cut off the Labor person, let him speak...:
Why do you allow the arrogant ignorant bully Bruce hawker to yell over your other panel guests? Minchin was at a disadvantage due to good manners.EndGame:
I think you fell down on your moderating between Minchin and Hawker. Hawker was using the usual Labor way of constantly talking loudly over the top of Minchin who we didn’t get a chance to hear what he had to say. Minchin’s frustration was showingEnough Already:
I agree with most of what you say Andrew, so I’m on your side, BUT you have got to stop arguing over the top of your guests.viewer101:
just watching the show and i think the presenter was overly one-sided and not to mention being rude to Bruce Hawker. He cut off Bruce everytime he opened his mouthI think I’ll just keep hosting a debate and enjoying myself by hopping in, too. In this case I thought Minchin made excellent points very well and Hawker got a fair run, too.
As for Joe Hockey, I think we’ll get a Treasurer much tougher on spending than some of those around - and above - him. Send Joe your support, preferably in public fora.
THE BOLT REPORT
05 MAY 2013
INTERVIEW WITH JOE HOCKEY.
ANDREW BOLT, PRESENTER: Welcome back. Both sides of politics agree, we will get a new disability scheme and a tax rise to pay for it. Joining me is Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey. Thanks for joining me. Last week you said you were against raising the Medicare levy to help pay for the disability scheme. You said, “I don’t see that as the right solution in this environment.” What changed your mind?
JOE HOCKEY: Well, when the Government announced, or flagged, that it was going to have a levy, the assumption was that it would start on 1 July this year. Now, consumer and business confidence is obviously very fragile at the moment - the markets are expecting a cut in interest rates, not because the economy is doing well, but because the economy is not doing well, and therefore if you are going to impose a levy immediately, then that would have a negative impact on growth. Now, the Government came out and said no, no, we will start it more than 12 months away, and from our perspective, we don’t particularly like levies, we don’t particularly like the idea that there’s going to be a levy. But if you’re going to have to have it, then it’s better to delay it. That’s what the Government did announce in the end.
ANDREW BOLT: But again, last December you said that under us, the Coalition, you will get a full NDIS when we can afford it. You’ve got to have good strong surpluses to be able to pay for it. There are still no surpluses - not likely to be for years. We can’t pay for it, so again, what changed your mind there?
JOE HOCKEY: Well, I suppose circumstances have - have moved on, Andrew. I - you know, quite frankly, the states are signing up and the community is clearly the view that they want to have an NDIS. Tony Abbott has been absolutely committed to it, the entire way through.
ANDREW BOLT: Is that - is that really the answer, that you know we can’t afford it, you know the economy can’t afford a new tax, but Tony Abbott wants it?
JOE HOCKEY: Well, I think the community wants it, and Tony Abbott is very supportive of the community view. And, look, the fact of the matter is that we have to make room for it. And it is going to be done. And it’s only the Coalition that can deliver the NDIS- a Gillard gave this week?
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (6:41am)
John Roskam had a notion that the Liberals would cut taxes, not promise to raise them:
Professor Sinclair Davidson wonders how Peter van Onselen went from promising this:
Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey must burn the boats. The Coalition must promise to not increase taxes and not impose any new taxes if elected. That means no increase in the GST, no new levies like the one Julia Gillard wants to impose to pay for part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and no changes to the tax deductions taxpayers can claim.UPDATE
The only way Abbott and Hockey should return the federal budget to surplus is by cutting government spending…
While they’re ruling out tax increases, the Coalition should take the opportunity to dump its paid parental leave scheme. The scheme is unnecessary, it’s too generous, and it’s too expensive. It will be difficult for the Coalition to argue against raising taxes to pay for the NDIS, when the Coalition wants to raise taxes itself to pay for a policy that many people think is far less of a priority than the NDIS.
Burning the boats doesn’t just motivate your own side. It signals to the other side you’re serious - and that you’re not going to give up.
Professor Sinclair Davidson wonders how Peter van Onselen went from promising this:
To delivering this:
Just as Labor has governed poorly, in the mould of the Whitlam government, Abbott looks set to become a do-nothing PM the way that Malcolm Fraser was after he claimed the prime ministership in 1975.
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:58am)
Rugby league commentator Phil Gould:
(Thanks to reader Kick.)
It’s now been almost three months since that infamous press conference in Canberra where it was declared Australian sport was riddled with the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs, links to organised crime and match fixing.Hard evidence may yet come to light and athletes may be rubbed out. But was this the way to go about it?
In the days that followed, six NRL clubs were summoned to a meeting with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority because they had been named in an Australian Crime Commission report associated with these very serious matters.
Since that time, five of these clubs have been exonerated of any wrong doing with regards to systematic doping. No individual or club has been charged with any offense relating to these matters....
What we have seen though, is a continual feed of hysteria, unfounded allegations and threats of serious punishment to individuals, churned out through the various media platforms…
I have these questions about the whole messy affair. Why the ferocity and aggression of the initial press conference when it’s now shown the vast majority of the allegations made at that time were merely speculation or exaggeration? Who benefited from that press conference? ...
I raised my concerns with Judge Paul Conlon, a man who has worked for the past thirty years in criminal law, 20 of those years as one of the state’s leading Crown Prosecutors and the past seven years served as a Judge in the District Court. Judge Conlon also serves on the NRL judiciary…
When asked if he could detail some of those concerns, he said: “That was quite a performance in Canberra in early March. Everyone witnessing it could be forgiven for thinking that there was reliable and credible ‘evidence’ to support the sensational allegations labelled as the ‘blackest day in sport’ and that charges would follow based on that ‘evidence’. The findings of the ACC were handed to ASADA and to date very little has happened.
‘’For those who have had years of experience in criminal law and dealing with crime commissions they would know that crime commissions do not call press conferences to talk about investigation findings prior to charges being laid. It is difficult to put a ‘spin’ on it to legitimise what took place…
‘’One example of ASADA apparently not acting in good faith is that initially they addressed club officials, who were informed of the discounts for players who came forward to assist. Six NRL clubs were named. However, at a later stage it was acknowledged that in respect of five of those clubs there was no evidence of systemic doping. Why were they named in the first place? Damage to the reputation of those clubs would be considerable. Alarm bells should have been ringing at that point.’’
(Thanks to reader Kick.)
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:48am)
The US isn’t feeling the global warming that was supposedly out of control:
At the two-thirds mark for meteorological spring, 2013 was the second coldest spring on record – slightly warmer than 1975.Larry Bell in Forbes:
Even Western Europe, the cradle of carbon-caused climate craziness and cap-and-trade corruption, is feeling a cold draft. As Alister Doyle, reporting from Reuters in Oslo, recently observed: “Weak economic growth and the pause in warming is undermining governments’ willingness to make a rapid billion-dollar shift from fossil fuels. Almost 200 governments have agreed to work out a plan by the end of 2015 to combat global warming."…(Thanks to readers fulchrum and Rocky.)
There is good reason for this cooling climate consternation. As David Whitehouse at the Global Warming Policy Foundation points out: “If we have not passed it already, we are on the threshold of global observations becoming incompatible with the consensus theory of climate change.” Whitehouse notes that there has been no statistically significant increase in annual global temperatures since 1997. He goes on to say: “If the standstill (lower temperatures) continues for a few more years, it will mean that no one who has just reached adulthood, or younger, will have witnessed the Earth get warmer during their lifetime.”
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:33am)
The government’s Budget last year put aside enough money for 450 boat people arrivals last month. In February that was revised to 1000 a month:
Labor’s more “compassionate” border laws have had exactly the opposite consequences, and not just 1000 deaths at sea:
Two more illegal boat arrivals, with a total of more than 150 people on board, takes to 654 the number of people to have arrived in just the first three days of May, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Scott Morrison and Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection, Michael Keenan said today.That’s after 3300 arrivals last month.
Labor’s more “compassionate” border laws have had exactly the opposite consequences, and not just 1000 deaths at sea:
...many of the nation’s 10,327 asylum seekers released on bridging visas because of overcrowding in detention centres were struggling on the fortnightly allowance they received from the government, the equivalent of 89 per cent of the lowest dole payment.(No link to the press release.)
Those who have arrived since last August are not allowed to work, but must pay rent, bills and for food from the $27-a-day payment.
A seven-months-pregnant woman, who had been sleeping on the floor because she and her husband could not afford furniture, was among several asylum seekers to speak out about their struggles.
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:31am)
The best ads simply reinforce a truth and give it a name. Take the latest Liberal one:
Andrew Bolt May 05 2013 (5:16am)
I’m torn. Hate the nannying by government, but hate even more the damage done by pushing a online gambling that already seems out of control:
PLUGS for live betting during televised sporting events would be banned under Tony Abbott’s plan to shield children from gambling.When NRL games now get played at Centrebet Stadium, we have a cultural pollution that has become not a shame but an icon.
The Opposition Leader said he will impose the live betting blackout if he becomes prime minister unless the television industry takes action first.
Warning it was wrong for children to learn about gambling before they learnt about the game, Mr Abbott said the current level of gambling advertising was wrecking sport…
He said: “We are natural deregulators, not regulators. But when you’ve got a significant social nuisance, it’s important for government to at least be prepared to step in.”
David leading Tuesday's intro and mental prep, be hungry, stay hungry and train hard!
One day Torchwood will return.
The Warriors being tougher than concrete itself, pressure creates diamonds and we put these guys and girls through plenty of pressure!
That was one hell of a trip up to the North of England!
Now join us as we take a peek behind-the-scenes of 'The Crimson Horror' in this exclusive video:http://bit.ly/11VppLQ
J.John preaching at just10 week 4 at KingsGate Community Church
His preaching convicted me in 1985 - ed
Right now .. I sincerely believe I will try .. Seriously, what a splendid woman she is! Wisdom passion and compassion .. wrapped up in a stylish bow. Words have power and two public addresses today left me in awe of God who made her. - ed
The Gift Of Hope - Holly
Hope is a gift to grasp
A gift that we can give,
Hope is a very special treasure
To grant us strength to live.
We do not know its worth
Until our joy is lost,
We do not understand its power
Nor what its loss will cost.
When we are burdened down
With pain that is too great,
Then hope alone inspires our faith
That God rejuvenates.
There's much beyond our sight
We cannot comprehend,
But, God is working with design
And loves us as a friend.
He has a very special way
To bring His plan about,
If we have hope just like a child
His love will work it out.
So good! Handful of spinach, half a frozen banana, water and a spoon of peanut butter! #green #smoothie #yum #sogood #banana #spinach #peanutbutter
Quick Pix: Randolph Scott w/video
Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety of genres, including social dramas, crime dramas, comedies, musicals (albeit in non-singing and non-dancing roles), adventure tales, war films, and even a few horror and fantasy films. However, his most enduring image is that of the tall-in-the-saddle Western hero. Out of his more than 100 film appearances more than 60 were in Westerns; thus, “of all the major stars whose name was associated with the Western, Scott most closely identified with it.”
Every day Australians see more barnyard antics from Labor that demonstrate the government is in a perpetual state of chaos, division and dysfunction.
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BREAKING NEWS: Massive explosions hit Damascus, targeting military research center; Syrian media blames Israel for the strike, the second in as many days. http://htz.li/16Fx6KsArchive photo of car bomb explosion in Damascus by AFP
Film Clip of the Day - May 3, 2013
Pittsburgh – Fight Scene
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 15:13, NIV).
In and of ourselves, we don’t deserve anything good. But because we are in Christ and He is our righteousness, God is not withholding any blessing from us today!http://josephprince.com/
May 5: Pascha (Eastern Christianity, 2013); Liberation Day in Denmark, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands; Children's Day in Japan and South Korea; Cinco de Mayo in Mexico and the United States
- 1860 – Led by Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (pictured), thevolunteer Expedition of the Thousand set sail from Genoa on a campaign to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
- 1904 – Pitcher Cy Young of the Boston Americans threw the firstperfect game in the modern era of professional baseball.
- 1940 – World War II: A squad of 250 Norwegian volunteers inHegra Fortress finally surrendered to a vastly superior Nazi force after a 25-day siege.
- 1961 – Project Mercury: Aboard the American spacecraft Freedom 7, Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital flight, becoming the second person to travel intoouter space.
- 1980 – The British Special Air Service stormed the Iranian Embassy in London, six days after Iranian Arab separatists had seized it.
- 553 – The Second Council of Constantinople begins.
- 1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.
- 1260 – Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire.
- 1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.
- 1640 – King Charles I of England dissolves the Short Parliament.
- 1762 – Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
- 1789 – In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614.
- 1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.
- 1809 – The Swiss canton of Aargau denies citizenship to Jews.
- 1811 – In the second day of fighting at the Peninsular War Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro the French army, under Marshall André Masséna, drive in the Duke of Wellington's overextended right flank, but French frontal assaults fail to take the town of Fuentes de Onoro and the Anglo-Portuguese army holds the field at the end of the day.
- 1821 – Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.
- 1835 – In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels and Mechelen.
- 1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi sets sail from Genoa, leading the expedition of the Thousand to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and giving birth to theKingdom of Italy.
- 1862 – Cinco de Mayo: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico.
- 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of the Wilderness begins in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
- 1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.
- 1866 – Memorial Day first celebrated in United States at Waterloo, New York.
- 1877 – American Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.
- 1886 – The Bay View Tragedy: A militia fires into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, killing seven.
- 1891 – The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
- 1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.
- 1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.
- 1920 – Authorities arrest Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for alleged robbery and murder.
- 1925 – Scopes Trial: serving of an arrest warrant on John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.
- 1925 – The government of South Africa declares Afrikaans an official language.
- 1934 – The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters, is released.
- 1936 – Italian troops occupy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- 1940 – World War II: Norwegian refugees form a government-in-exile in London
- 1940 – World War II: Norwegian Campaign – Norwegian squads in Hegra Fortress and Vinjesvingen capitulate to the Nazis after all other Norwegian forces in southern Norway had laid down their arms.
- 1941 – Emperor Haile Selassie returns to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; the country commemorates the date as Liberation Day or Patriots' Victory Day.
- 1944 – German troops execute 216 civilians in the village of Kleisoura in Greece
- 1945 – World War II: Canadian and UK troops liberate the Netherlands and Denmark from Nazi occupation when Wehrmacht troops capitulate.
- 1945 – World War II: The Prague Uprising begins as an attempt by the Czech resistance to free the city from Nazi occupation.
- 1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East begins in Tokyo with twenty-eight Japanese military and government officials accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- 1949 – The Treaty of London establishes the Council of Europe in Strasbourg as the first European institution working for European integration.
- 1950 – Bhumibol Adulyadej crowns himself King Rama IX of Thailand.
- 1955 – West Germany gains full sovereignty.
- 1961 – The Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 3 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
- 1964 – The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day.
- 1972 – Alitalia Flight 112 crashes into Mount Longa near Palermo, Sicily, killing all 115 aboard, making it the deadliest single-aircraft disaster in Italy.
- 1973 – Secretariat (horse) wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.
- 1980 – Operation Nimrod: The British Special Air Service storms the Iranian embassy in London after a six-day siege.
- 1981 – Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27.
- 1987 – Iran-Contra affair: start of Congressional televised hearings in the United States of America
- 1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.
- 1994 – The signing of the Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan effectively freezes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- 1994 – American teenager Michael P. Fay is caned in Singapore for theft and vandalism, a punishment that many in the United States deemed to be excessive for a teenager committing a non-violent crime. However, significant numbers of Americans were also in favor of it.
- 2006 – The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army.
- 2007 – All 114 aboard Kenya Airways Flight 507 die when the pilots lose control of the plane and it crashes in Douala, Cameroon.
- 2010 – Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis.
- 2013 – Anden Darine completely destroys Eve's /int/ernational chat channel with his epic trolling.
- 867 – Emperor Uda of Japan (d. 931)
- 1210 – Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
- 1479 – Guru Amar Das, third Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
- 1546 – Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
- 1684 – Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, French wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles (d. 1739)
- 1747 – Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
- 1749 – Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer (d. 1794)
- 1764 – Robert Craufurd, English general (d. 1812)
- 1800 – Louis Christophe François Hachette, French publisher (d. 1864)
- 1813 – Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (d. 1855)
- 1818 – Karl Marx, German philosopher (d. 1883)
- 1826 – Eugénie de Montijo, French wife of Napoleon III (d. 1920)
- 1830 – John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer, invented the cowboy hat and founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
- 1832 – Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian and publisher (d. 1918)
- 1833 – Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer (d. 1905)
- 1834 – Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)
- 1846 – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
- 1858 – John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
- 1864 – Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
- 1866 – Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
- 1869 – Hans Pfitzner, German composer (d. 1949)
- 1869 – Fabián de la Rosa, Filipino painter (d. 1937)
- 1870 – Walter Rutherford, Scottish golfer (death date unknown)
- 1883 – Agustín Barrios, Paraguayan guitarist and composer (d. 1944)
- 1883 – Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general (d. 1950)
- 1887 – Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain (d. 1941)
- 1887 – Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1972)
- 1889 – Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1890 – Christopher Morley, American writer (d. 1957)
- 1899 – Freeman Gosden, American radio comedian (d. 1982)
- 1901 – Blind Willie McTell, American singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
- 1903 – James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)
- 1905 – Floyd Gottfredson, American cartoonist (d. 1986)
- 1906 – Charles Exbrayat, French novelist (d. 1989)
- 1908 – Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
- 1909 – Miklós Radnóti, Hungarian poet (d. 1944)
- 1911 – Gilles Grangier, French director (d. 1996)
- 1911 – Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess player (d. 2010)
- 1911 – Pritilata Waddedar, Bengali revolutionary nationalist (d. 1932)
- 1914 – Tyrone Power, American actor (d. 1958)
- 1915 – Alice Faye, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1916 – Gyani Zail Singh, seventh President of India (d. 1987)
- 1917 – Pio Leyva, Cuban singer (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2006)
- 1919 – Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
- 1921 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
- 1922 – Irene Gut Opdyke, American (born Poland), Righteous Christian Rescuer of the Holocaust (d. 2003)
- 1923 – Richard Wollheim, English philosopher (d. 2003)
- 1925 – Leo Ryan, American politician (d. 1978)
- 1927 – Pat Carroll, American actress
- 1927 – Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian scientist and politician (d. 2012)
- 1928 – Nora Denney, American actress (d. 2005)
- 1929 – Ilene Woods, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1931 – Michel Regnier, Belgian comic-book writer (d. 1999)
- 1932 – Will Hutchins, American actor
- 1934 – Ace Cannon, American tenor and saxophonist
- 1934 – Johnnie Taylor, American singer (d. 2000)
- 1935 – Douglas Marland, American actor and writer (d. 1993)
- 1935 – Bernard Pivot, French journalist and television host
- 1935 – Robert Rehme, American film producer
- 1936 – Patrick Gowers, English composer
- 1936 – Ervin Lázár, Hungarian writer (d. 2006)
- 1937 – Delia Derbyshire, English composer (d. 2001)
- 1938 – Michael Murphy, American actor
- 1939 – Cesare Fiorio, Italian sporting director
- 1940 – Lasse Åberg, Swedish actor, musician, and director
- 1940 – Lance Henriksen, American actor and painter
- 1940 – Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director
- 1941 – Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
- 1942 – Marc Alaimo, American actor
- 1942 – István Bujtor, Hungarian actor (d. 2009)
- 1942 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)
- 1943 – Michael Palin, English writer, actor, and comedian
- 1943 – Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist and writer
- 1944 – Bo Larsson, Swedish footballer
- 1944 – John Rhys-Davies, English-Welsh actor
- 1944 – Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor
- 1945 – Kurt Loder, American journalist, critic, author, and columnist
- 1947 – Linda Fairstein, American author
- 1947 – Robin McNamara, American singer and musician
- 1948 – Bill Ward, English musician (Black Sabbath)
- 1951 – Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach
- 1952 – Campbell McComas, Australian comedian, writer, and actor (d. 2005)
- 1954 – Dave Spector, American commentator and author
- 1955 – Melinda Culea, American actress
- 1955 – Lisa Jane Persky, American actress
- 1956 – Robert Marien, Québécois actor and singer
- 1957 – Richard E. Grant, English actor
- 1957 – Peter Howitt, English actor and director
- 1958 – Ron Arad, Israeli pilot (missing in action since 1986)
- 1958 – Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer
- 1958 – Aurélien Recoing, French actor
- 1958 – Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)
- 1959 – Ian McCulloch, English singer and guitarist (Echo & the Bunnymen, Electrafixion, and Crucial Three)
- 1959 – Brian Williams, American journalist
- 1960 – Jeremy Wade, English biologist
- 1961 – Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler and politician
- 1962 – Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter
- 1962 – Nicolas Vanier, French adventurist, writer, and director
- 1963 – Heidi Kozak, American actress
- 1963 – James LaBrie, Canadian singer and musician (Dream Theater, Winter Rose, Explorers Club, and MullMuzzler)
- 1963 – Simon Rimmer, English chef
- 1963 – Scott Westerfeld, American author
- 1964 – Jean-François Copé, French politician
- 1964 – John Lee, Korean-American football player
- 1964 – Don Payne, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- 1965 – Glenn Seton, Australian race car driver
- 1966 – Shawn Drover, Canadian musician (Megadeth and Eidolon)
- 1966 – Josh Weinstein, American writer
- 1967 – Takehito Koyasu, Japanese voice actor
- 1967 – Maro Mavri, Greek model and actress
- 1967 – Charles Nagy, American baseball player
- 1967 – Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician
- 1970 – Soheil Ayari, French race car driver
- 1970 – Kyan Douglas, American grooming expert and author
- 1970 – LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player
- 1970 – Todd Newton, American game-show host
- 1971 – Harold Miner, American basketball player
- 1971 – John Owen-Jones, Welsh actor and singer
- 1971 – Mike Redmond, American baseball player
- 1972 – James Cracknell, English rower
- 1972 – Darrin Henson, American actor
- 1973 – Casino Versus Japan, American composer
- 1973 – Tina Yothers, American actress
- 1974 – Seiji Ara, Japanese race car driver
- 1976 – Dieter Brummer, Australian actor
- 1976 – Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver
- 1976 – Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
- 1976 – Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
- 1976 – Sage Stallone, American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer (d. 2012)
- 1977 – Choi Kang-hee, South Korean actress
- 1977 – Virginie Efira, Belgian actress and television anchor.
- 1977 – Jessica Schwarz, German film and TV actress.
- 1978 – Santiago Cabrera, Chilean actor
- 1978 – Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer
- 1978 – Morgan Pehme, American director, writer, and producer
- 1978 – John Wilshere, Guinean rugby player
- 1979 – Vincent Kartheiser, American actor
- 1980 – Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer
- 1980 – Hank Green, American web developer, writer, and businessman
- 1980 – DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player
- 1980 – Charmane Star, Filipino pornographic actress
- 1981 – Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian model
- 1981 – Craig David, English singer-songwriter
- 1981 – Chris Duncan, American baseball player
- 1981 – Danielle Fishel, American actress
- 1981 – Chris Wilson, American drummer (Good Charlotte and The Summer Obsession)
- 1982 – Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
- 1982 – Wouter D'Haene, Belgian sprinter
- 1982 – Randall Gay, American football player
- 1983 – Henry Cavill, English actor
- 1983 – Annie Villeneuve, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1983 – Scott Ware, American football player
- 1984 – Wade MacNeil, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire, Gallows, and Black Lungs)
- 1984 – Christian Valdéz, Mexican footballer
- 1985 – Shoko Nakagawa, Japanese model, actress, singer, and illustrator
- 1985 – Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer
- 1985 – Tsepo Masilela, South African footballer
- 1985 – Marcos Rogério, Brazilian footballer
- 1985 – Terrence Wheatley, American football player
- 1987 – Jessie Cave, English actress
- 1987 – Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer
- 1987 – Ian Michael Smith, American actor
- 1988 – Adele, English singer-songwriter and musician
- 1988 – Jessica Dubroff, American pilot trainee (d. 1996)
- 1988 – Brooke Hogan, American singer, model, and actress
- 1988 – Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
- 1989 – Chris Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
- 1989 – Larissa Wilson, English actress
- 1990 – Song Jieun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Secret)
- 1990 – Haruma Miura, Japanese actor
- 1991 – Colin Edwards, Guyanese footballer (d. 2013)
- 1991 – Xenofon Fetsis, Greek footballer
- 1991 – Shubha Phutela, Indian model and actress (d. 2012)
- 1992 – Yōsuke Mikami, Japanese footballer
- 1992 – Taisuke Miyazaki, Japanese footballer
- 1999 – Nathan Chen, American figure skater
- 200 – Sun Ce, Chinese warlord of the Han Dynasty (b. 175)
- 311 – Galerius, Roman emperor (b. 260)
- 984 – Gerberga of Saxony (b. 913)
- 1028 – Alfonso V of León (b. 994)
- 1194 – Casimir II the Just (b. 1138)
- 1219 – Leo II, King of Armenia (b. 1150)
- 1309 – Charles II of Naples (b. 1254)
- 1426 – Ephraim of Nea Makri, Greek Orthodox saint (b. 1384)
- 1525 – Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (b. 1463)
- 1586 – Henry Sidney, Irish lord, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
- 1604 – Claudio Merulo, Italian composer (b. 1533)
- 1671 – Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, English politician (b. 1602)
- 1672 – Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
- 1705 – Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1640)
- 1760 – Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers (b. 1720)
- 1766 – Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
- 1808 – Pierre Jean George Cabanis, French physiologist (b. 1757)
- 1811 – Robert Mylne, Scottish architect (b. 1734)
- 1821 – Napoleon, French military and political leader (b. 1769)
- 1827 – Frederick Augustus I of Saxony (b. 1750)
- 1833 – Sophia Campbell, Australian artist (b. 1777)
- 1855 – Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (b. 1786)
- 1859 – Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician (b. 1805)
- 1860 – John Charles Prince, Canadian bishop (b. 1804)
- 1892 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
- 1896 – Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)
- 1900 – Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)
- 1916 – John MacBride, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (b. 1865)
- 1916 – Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (b. 1866)
- 1921 – Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1864)
- 1931 – Glen Kidston, English aviator and race car driver (b. 1899)
- 1941 – Natalie of Serbia (b. 1859)
- 1942 – Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
- 1944 – Bertha Benz German wife of Karl Benz, and the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance
- 1945 – Peter Van Pels, Dutch holocaust victim (b. 1926)
- 1947 – Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player (b. 1917)
- 1959 – Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1878)
- 1962 – Ernest Tyldesley, English cricketer (b. 1889)
- 1965 – Nikos Gounaris, Greek tenor (b. 1915)
- 1965 – John Waters, American screenwriter and film director (b. 1893)
- 1971 – Violet Jessop, Argentinean ocean liner stewardess and nurse (b. 1887)
- 1977 – Ludwig Erhard, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1897)
- 1981 – Bobby Sands, Irish activist (b. 1954)
- 1983 – Horst Schumann, German Nazi physician (b. 1901)
- 1985 – Donald Bailey, English civil engineer, invented the Bailey bridge (b. 1901)
- 1988 – Michael Shaara, American author (b. 1928)
- 1992 – Jean-Claude Pascal, French comedian and singer (b. 1927)
- 1994 – Mario Quintana, Brazilian poet (b. 1906)
- 1995 – Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player (b. 1911)
- 1997 – Walter Gotell, German actor (b. 1924)
- 1999 – Vasilis Diamantopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1920)
- 2000 – Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (b. 1914)
- 2000 – Bill Musselman, American basketball coach (b. 1940)
- 2001 – Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher (b. 1918)
- 2001 – Raymond Kessler, American wrestler
- 2002 – Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
- 2002 – Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American engineer (b. 1904)
- 2002 – George Sidney, American director (b. 1916)
- 2003 – Sam Bockarie, African commander (b. 1964)
- 2003 – Walter Sisulu, South African activist (b. 1912)
- 2004 – Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Melocure) (b. 1959)
- 2005 – Elisabeth Fraser, American actress (b. 1920)
- 2005 – Edgar Ponce, Mexican actor and dancer (b. 1974)
- 2006 – Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
- 2007 – Theodore Maiman, American physicist, created the first working laser (b. 1927)
- 2008 – Irv Robbins, Canadian-American businessman, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins (b. 1917)
- 2008 – Jerry Wallace, American singer (b. 1928)
- 2010 – Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, Nigerian politician, 12th president of Nigeria (b. 1951)
- 2010 – Giulietta Simionato, Italian mezzo-soprano (b. 1910)
- 2011 – Claude Choules, English-Australian navy officer (b. 1901)
- 2011 – Yosef Merimovich, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1924)
- 2011 – Dana Wynter, German-born English actress (b. 1931)
- 2012 – Surendranath, Indian cricketer (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg (b. 1916)
- 2012 – James R. Browning, American judge (b. 1918)
- 2012 – Aatos Erkko, Finnish journalist (b. 1932)
- 2012 – George Knobel, Dutch football manager (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Roy Padayachie, South African politician (b. 1950)
Holidays and observances
- Children's Day (Japan)
- Children's Day (South Korea)
- Cinco de Mayo (Mexico and the United States)
- Christian Feast Day:
- Constitution Day (Kyrgyzstan)
- Coronation Day, commemorates the coronation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950. (Thailand)
- Europe Day (Council of Europe)
- Feast of al-Khadr or St. George (Palestinian)
- Indian Arrival Day (Guyana)
- International Midwives' Day (International)
- Liberation Day (Denmark)
- Liberation Day (The Netherlands)
- Lusophone Culture Day (Community of Portuguese-speaking countries)
- Martyrs' Day (Albania)
- Patriots' Victory Day (Ethiopia)
- Senior Citizens Day (Palau)