Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (5:02pm)
This brings to five the number of Clive Palmer employees and associates standing for his new political party - or corporate takeover bid:
To remind you, Palmer is a campaigner against vested interests in politics.
Blair Brewster, who is CEO of Gladstone Pacific Nickel, a company of which Mr Palmer is non-executive director, has been announced for Forde, while Angie Ison, who manages Mr Palmer’s Coast golf courses, is the candidate for Wright.This is a joke.
To remind you, Palmer is a campaigner against vested interests in politics.
Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (2:43pm)
There is no call for this kind of abuse:
Will Q&A raffle off the sandwich as it did these shoes?
A STUDENT in Logan, Queensland, threw a sandwich and others yelled abuse at the Prime Minister as she arrived for a morning tea at Marsden High this morning.Students should not have to be told that this kind of rabble-rousing is intolerable, no matter who does it.
Some students lining the footpath to the school hall yelled “loser” at Julia Gillard as teachers tried to gain control of the situation.
Will Q&A raffle off the sandwich as it did these shoes?
Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (2:34pm)
Prime Minister Julia Gillard explains to gullible children that her financial woes are caused almost entirely by a fall in income:
I think people kind of intuitively know that it’s been a pretty tough period for business and if it has been a tough period for business, that means they are making less money. If they are making less money they are paying less tax and that is less tax than we predicted. So overwhelmingly it’s less money coming in that has changed the Government’s budget.Professor Sinclair Davidson says however you slice the numbers, and even allowing for inflation, what Gillard suggested is false:
Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (11:22am)
It is all falling apart now:
Anyone been sacked yet?
Greg Combet last August:
FEDERAL Labor has announced its second broken promise in as many days, shelving carbon tax-linked tax cuts due from 2015.The carbon tax now must seem to even its supporters the greatest of follies. Introduced last year at $23 a tonne, it will in two years fall to between $4 and $15 - too low to force any real change to our emissions. It will have cost jobs, lifted prices and blown mega-millions in bureaucracy and government advertising. And all for nothing.
Climate Change Minister Greg Combet today said carbon tax compensation, worth $1.59 a week to families on $80,000, would no longer go ahead due to a downward revision in carbon price forecasts in next week’s budget.
It’s another blow to low income earners, who were yesterday told they would be denied a promised $300-plus boost to family payments.
Anyone been sacked yet?
Greg Combet last August:
GREG COMBET: There’s every reason to believe carbon markets will recover, and we’ll stand by the Treasury modelling.Let me strike out the falsehoods and bum predictions:
We’ll not be cutting any household assistance. We are committed to it, and you might recall that there further tax cuts that have been legislated from 2015 as well.
GREG COMBET: There’sWhich leaves as the only true bits of that statement:
every reason to believe carbon markets will recover, and we’ll stand by the Treasury modelling.
We’ll not be cutting any household assistance. We are committed to it, and you might recall that there further tax cuts that have been legislated from 2015as well.
GREG COMBET: There’s ... and ... We ... and you might recall ... as well.
Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (8:00am)
Another week, another broken promise, another stuff-up:
Labor’s carbon package is in tatters, with $1.4 billion of tax cuts scheduled for 2015 to be dumped in next Tuesday’s budget, and cuts to clean-energy initiatives, because a slump in the European carbon price has forced Treasury to halve the revenue expected from the sale of carbon permits.Add this to the broken promises of just the past fortnight:
- there will be a surplus this financial year(Thanks to reader Peter.)
- there will be a rise in the family tax benefit.
- there will be no increase in the Medicare levy
Andrew Bolt May 08 2013 (7:38am)
Emma Alberici spends most of her interview with shadow attorney general George Brandis trying to knock down his undeniable proposition that the Gillard Government has mounted the most outrageous attacks on free speech by a peace-time government, with too few journalists seeming even to care.
Then, apparently blind to the irony, she protests that all journalists (like her) really do care, after all. Brandis, so assured throughout the interview, rises to his imperious best:
Then, apparently blind to the irony, she protests that all journalists (like her) really do care, after all. Brandis, so assured throughout the interview, rises to his imperious best:
EMMA ALBERICI: And let’s finally discuss one more thing I’ll point out from your speech, you say defending freedom of speech today has been left down to conservative commentators Andrew Bolt and Janet Albrechtsen. I put to you that all of us in the media are across the spectrum defenders of freedom of speech.Some examples to contradict Alberici, who last night contradicted herself:
GEORGE BRANDIS: I wish you were. I wish you were.
Take down their names, the journalists who failed to defend a free press from a government which sought to control it…(Thanks to readers Peter, Turtle and watty.)
Leigh Sales Paul BongiornoAnd this, perhaps, will be the defining moment of this betrayal of the free press and free speech:
ABC1 Insiders yesterday:
BARRIE Cassidy: Well the media story certainly did break through. . . . Is there a bit of hysteria in all this?
Malcolm Farr: I’m still left with the question why they did it?
Cassidy: (passionately) Well, how about this for an answer. Because they believe in it . . .
Karen Middleton: And also the question being asked is why is it being done now?
Cassidy: (more passion) But that’s the process . . . The debate is never about the issue, it’s about the process.
Piers Akerman: Let’s go to the issue, Barry. Now you and I are old enough . . to remember that in 1989 the Berlin Wall came down . . .
Cassidy: . . . Where are you going with this?
Middleton: Sounds like the Stalin link again.
Akerman: One of the things . . . that the Soviet Union and . . . every despotic government has done is attack the freedom of the press
Middleton: Piers Akerman, the human headline. Here we go (snickering).
Akerman: I can’t believe I’m sitting here on a program with three journalists and you think that freedom of the press is a laughing matter . . .
Middleton: Give us a chance, Piers . . .
Piers: A chance? Well, go on, laugh now and I’ll finish . . .
Barry: (smirks) Can we go back to Malcolm. Do you think there has been some hysterical reaction to this? (giggles)
Cassidy: (serious) In what way is this such a monumental attack on freedom of speech?
Akerman: . . . Because once, as you said when you were talking to the laughing minister over there, you have a government appointed authority, who has oversight . . . then that regulator becomes answerable to the government . . .
Cassidy: Did the proprietors have this coming? Because of their attitude . . . ?
It is an unfair comparison. Toddlers grow and become mature. Automated customer service is perverse.
I love god and praise him by respecting the validity and truth of science. Not Global warming rubbish, but real science which shows the Earths age as billions of years, Dinosaurs existing millions of years ago and which has never disproved God. *shakes head at propaganda of those who deny science and so apparently, despise God* - ed===
Celebrate Jerusalem day with us and share the truth with your friends
Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from its Jordanian occupiers.
In the 1948 war of Israeli independence, Jerusalem was occupied by Jordan, and its Jewish holy places were desecrated.
The Holy Western Wall became a garbage dump, and for 19 long years, no one was allowed to pray there.
In 1967, in the 6 day war, Israel preempted an attack by Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, and with the grace of G-d, Jerusalem and the Western Wall was liberated- We pray on this day that it will never be taken from us and desecrated again!
Tomorrow’s hearings on Benghazi will define the Obama presidency if the truth is finally allowed to be told. I encourage everyone to tune in and hear the revelations that are long overdue. We’ll also see whether the president’s reliable lapdog cheerleaders in the media will continue to cover up for him and in so doing disgrace their profession. The following link is to something I posted way back on October 25th of last year asking questions that we should have had answers to long ago.
- Sarah Palin
- Sarah Palin
I am pleased to stand here today and speak in support of an important motion that wasunanimously passed by this House, which recognises the Assyrian, Armenian andGreek Genocide by the Ottoman Empire between 1918 and 1923.
I thank the Premierof New South Wales, the Hon Barry O’Farrell MP for moving this motion. I thankhim on behalf of my constituents;
I thank himon behalf of every victim of the Assyrian, Armenian and Greek Genocide andtheir decedents; and
I thank himon behalf of every activist for Genocide recognition around the world that hasdemanded history record the truth and that justice be done.
In myinaugural address to this house, I recalled that:
My journeyinto this place started in the summer of 1918 when my father was just a teenagerand my mother a young child.
They andtheir families were among 90,000 Assyrian Christian refugees fleeing theirancestral homeland to escape persecution.
My parentsand the other refugees were fleeing from the Ottoman Empire to escape whatwould later be known as the "Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic GreekGenocide".
By the graceof God my parents survived, for the reason they were protected, and protected bynone other than an Australian soldier.
LieutenantGeneral Sir Stanley George Savige, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, ED, at that time a28-year-old captain, was selected to join "Dunsterforce", an elitetask force assigned to resupplying the Assyrians fighting in Persia.
Unable tocomplete the task due to the fall of Urmia, he persuaded his British commanderthat he should stay back with the remaining refugees.
For sixweeks, Captain Savige used all the means at his disposal to protect therefugees against the perpetual onslaught of the Ottoman forces. Reasoning thatthe Turkish commander would concentrate on killing him before harming therefugees, he strategically placed his command at the rear of the refugeeprocession and deliberately drew enemy fire.
By offeringhis command as a target, even though he was outnumbered one hundred to one,Captain Savige managed to slow the enemy advance long enough for most of therefugees to flee.
This act ofcourage and self-sacrifice was far beyond what was expected of a junior officerin the field.
CaptainSavige was subsequently decorated with the Distinguished Service Order for hisefforts.
Australianjournalist, historian and official war correspondent, Charles Bean, wrote:
The standmade by Savige and his eight companions that evening and during half of thenext day against hundreds of the enemy thirsting like wolves to get at thedefenceless throng was as fine as any episode known to the present writer inthe history of this war.
My parentssurvived the Genocide because of the heroic actions of Sir Stanley GeorgeSavige and as the Member for Smithfield; I pay tribute to him again today inthis House.
During theFirst World War more than 750,000 Assyrians together with 1.5 million Armeniansand 500,000 Greeks were murdered by the Ottoman Empire forces in an attempt tocleanse the land of all the Christian minorities from Turkey. This was thefirst genocide of the twentieth century.
Mr GulserenCelik, the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey, recently wrote to allMembers of Parliament to condemn a motion recognising the Assyrian, Armenianand Greek Genocide in the NSW Legislative Council by the Hon. Rev Fred NileMLC.
Mr Celikdoesn’t have to take my word for this account of the Genocide. It comes fromthe official records of the Australian War Memorial.
I askMembers of this House, why was Stanley George Savige, an Australian soldiergiven a Distinguished Service Order for protecting refugees from the Ottomanforces?
Why did therefugees need any protection from the Ottoman forces?
Why were theOttoman forces targeting un-armed, defenseless refugees in the first place?
MadamSpeaker, I needed no better reason than this to support the motion, whichrecognised the Assyrian, Armenian and Pontic Greek Genocide. - Andrew Rohan
The motion to recognise the Assyrian, Armenian and Greek Genocide just passed the house unanimously. The Premier Barry O'Farrell just thankedAndrew Rohan, Liberal for Smithfield for his efforts to have the Genocide recognised. This is a historic day for the Assyrian, Armenian and Greek communities in Australia and world-wide. Thank you Premier Barry O'Farrell. - Zaya Toma
Drum roll please.......We are very excited to announce the arrival of our new slice, Hello Rosie! Packed full of nuts, sticky fruit & chocolate. Available at all Nosh Food Market stores & Farro Fresh stores from tomorrow! Welcome to the Loaf family Rosie!
A newly discovered dome-headed, dog-size dinosaur suggests that small dinos were more diverse than paleontologists have realized.http://bit.ly/15nIBGX
Here, a reconstruction of the dome-headed dinosaur Acrotholus audeti, which means "high dome," by Julius Csotonyi.
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TONY, SHELVE PARENTAL LEAVE NOW! - Larry Pickering does not support Libs - ed
This stupid policy will not be a broken promise unless you wait until after the election... then it WILL be! At the moment it’s merely a response, an adjustment, to the increasing insolvency of the Gillard Government.
The Pickering Post said six months ago that this silly attempt to attract the ladies’ vote was ill-conceived and would eventually bite your bum bigtime.
Gillard’s dreams of a social legacy are unravelling by the minute and her broken promises are like confetti in a gale as she desperately tries to cling to a shred of credibility.
Gillard’s Carbon Tax was denied before the election and adopted after. By staying with this parental leave policy you risk a similar millstone around your neck, because it will be shelved, it’s simply a matter of when.
The reason you must move to shelve this crazy policy now is very clear. If you take this to the election you will eventually put yourself in the same disingenuous category as Gillard.
Apart from that, it’s at variance with all else you espouse in terms of responsibly solving Labor’s mess. It will cripple large business and logistically harm small business.
By any measure it’s a commendable policy but has no place in the deficit ridden economy you will need to repair. It belongs in fairer times of sunny surpluses.
There is now a groundswell of Coalition opposition to this parental leave nonsense, and for good reason. Latest estimates of cost are approaching $5 billion and to anyone on the conservative side of politics, that is simply unsustainable.
You will be excused for reacting responsibly to Gillard’s increasing debt. After all she is reneging on policies daily, why can’t you reconsider just one.
Anyway, it is imperative you do it now Tony, or risk the unthinkable... being rolled at your next Party Meeting.
What happens when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits? Leonard Nimoy takes on newbie Zachary Quinto and his all-new Audi S7.
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INVASION: Govt had notice of family influx - Larry Pickering
Earlier this year Pickering Post’s informant in SERCO (the foreign company that runs security at Australia’s detention centres) disclosed that Derby’s infamous Curtin Detention Centre was being cleaned out. The infection-triggered Guillain-Barré syndrome, which left many staff and inmates hospitalised in Perth, was given as the reason. But there’s more.
Extensive refurbishment of the Centre is near completion after all inmates (exclusively male and assessed as violent) had been released into the community, unprocessed, and on “no-work” bridging visas. Surely a disastrous plan.
The sheer number of arrivals had forced the Government’s hand and we are not allowed to know who they are or where they are.
The interesting thing is the type of refurbishment at the Centre... it now caters for 1400 women and children. Mmmm, what remarkable foresight our Government has!
The vast majority of recent arrivals are women (many are pregnant) children and babies. They are being sent from offshore centres, first to Darwin, then to the renovated Curtin Centre in remote WA.
But even the massive Curtin Centre cannot hold this number of arrivals so, as one family arrives another family at the Centre is released into the community... and on E Bridging Visas, which prohibit employment.
Of course the boat smugglers are capitalising on the predicament they created for Australia and are accordingly filling as many boats as possible with women and children.
The Indonesian smuggler is telling the father that if his family goes first he is certain to be released when he arrives soon after.
Our Government is being played off a break as our borders no longer exist and clever Indonesian smugglers manipulate the system to get more and more people on boats.
Many of these women and children will die, but the father will not know that until he arrives... the smugglers will not lose a customer.
But how did the Government know this new “women and children first” campaign was about to happen? They had at least ten weeks’ notice of it!
Indications are that the AFP may be working closer with the Indonesian smugglers than first suspected. You can be sure of one thing... The Pickering Post will get to the bottom of it.
We are not being told anything, and those who trust this Government should, just maybe, have a good rethink!
The Quiet Man - The Fight
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At this link:
When the enemy points out how you have fallen short and are therefore disqualified, point him to Jesus who has already qualified you perfectly for every blessing through His finished work! http://josephprince.com/
The answer to every need you have is found in a revelation of Jesus. The answer is not out there waiting to be discovered. It is not a thing, principle or formula. It is a person, and His name is JESUS!
Good days are right around the corner when you begin to wield the powerful weapon of worship! In this video excerpt by Joseph Prince, catch a glimpse of how you can, like David, go from despair and fear to peace, joy and strength in the Lord as you look to Him and magnify His name.
If you don't defend freedom of speech, who will?
I personally support the work of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today I am asking you to do the same.
Please take a moment to watch this short message I recorded for the IPA:
The IPA did more than anyone to support me during my trial. If it wasn't for the IPA Nicola Roxon's anti-discrimination legislation, which would have made it illegal to "offend" someone, could now be law. And the IPA played a key role in stopping the Gillard government's attack on the media.
The IPA gets no government funding. The IPA's only funding comes from voluntary donations. To continue its great work fighting for freedom of speech for the rest of 2013 the IPA needs to raise $95,000.
Please consider making a generous donation to the IPA's Freedom of Speech Fighting Fund today. Because the IPA wants to do more than just research, donations to the fund are not tax-deductible. We need a strong campaign to defend our rights – and with your support the IPA will be able to deliver even more wins, like repealing section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. As I know personally, this is one of too many laws which restrict our free speech.
John Roskam, executive director of the IPA, tells me that as a bonus, every person who makes a donation to the Fighting Fund will go in the draw to win one oftwo special prizes. The first is the famous Daily Telegraph front-page featuring Stephen Conroy – signed by Rupert Murdoch. The second is the important full-page ad the IPA published in The Australian following my trial – signed by me. But you must make your donation before 5pm on Friday 17 May to be in the draw, so act quickly.
click here to make your donation to support free speech.
Thank you for supporting freedom of speech in Australia.
P.S. The IPA needs your help – please make a generous donation today.
May 8: Victory in Europe Day; World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day; Yom Yerushalayim in Israel (2013); Miguel Hidalgo's Birthday in Mexico
- 1794 – The Reign of Terror: Branded a traitor, French chemistAntoine Lavoisier (pictured), a former royal tax collector with the Ferme Générale, was tried, convicted, and guillotined on the same day.
- 1842 – A train derailed and caught fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.
- 1945 – A parade to celebrate the end of World War II turned into a riot, followed by widespread disturbances and killings in and around Sétif, French Algeria.
- 1963 – In Huế, South Vietnam, soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnamopened fire into a crowd of Buddhist protestors against a government ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesākha, killing nine and sparking theBuddhist crisis.
- 1970 – Construction workers in New York City attacked students and others protesting the Kent State shootings.
- 413 – Emperor Honorius signs an edict providing tax relief for the Italian provinces Tuscia, Campania, Picenum, Samnium, Apulia, Lucania and Calabria, who are plundered by the Visigoths.
- 589 – Reccared I summons the Third Council of Toledo.
- 1450 – Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.
- 1541 – Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo.
- 1788 – The French Parlement is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts.
- 1794 – Branded a traitor during the Reign of Terror by revolutionists, French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, who was also a tax collector with the Ferme Générale, is tried, convicted, and guillotined all on the same day in Paris.
- 1821 – Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks at the Battle of Gravia Inn.
- 1842 – A train derails and catches fire in Paris, killing between 52 and 200 people.
- 1846 – Mexican–American War: The Battle of Palo Alto – Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the war.
- 1861 – American Civil War: Richmond, Virginia is named the capital of the Confederate States of America.
- 1877 – At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
- 1886 – Pharmacist John Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine.
- 1898 – The first games of the Italian football league system are played.
- 1899 – The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin produced its first play.
- 1902 – In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people. Only a handful of residents survive the blast.
- 1912 – Paramount Pictures is founded.
- 1919 – Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day. In the United States it was called Armistice Day and is now Veterans Day.
- 1924 – The Klaipėda Convention is signed formally incorporating Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) into Lithuania.
- 1927 – Attempting to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Paris to New York, French war heroes Charles Nungesser and François Coli disappeared after taking off aboard The White Bird biplane.
- 1933 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against the British rule in India.
- 1941 – The German Luftwaffe launch a bombing raid on Nottingham and Derby
- 1942 – World War II: The Battle of the Coral Sea comes to an end with Japanese Imperial Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attacking and sinking the United States Navy aircraft carrierUSS Lexington. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships.
- 1942 – World War II: Gunners of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery on Horsburgh Island in the Cocos Islands rebel in the Cocos Islands Mutiny. Their mutiny is crushed and three of them are executed, the only British Commonwealth soldiers to be executed for mutiny during the Second World War.
- 1945 – Hundreds of Algerian civilians are killed by French Army soldiers in the Sétif massacre.
- 1945 – World War II: V-E Day, combat ends in Europe. German forces agree in Rheims, France, to an unconditional surrender.
- 1945 – The Halifax Riot started when thousands of civilians and servicemen went on a rampage through Halifax.
- 1945 – End of the Prague uprising, today celebrated as a national holiday in the Czech Republic.
- 1946 – Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial which stood in front of the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
- 1963 – South Vietnamese soldiers of Catholic President Ngo Dinh Diem open fire on Buddhists defying a ban on the flying of the Buddhist flag on Vesak, killing nine.
- 1966 – A plane crash at Connellsville, Pennsylvania kills the Pennsylvania Attorney General, his wife, and other state officials.
- 1967 – The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
- 1970 – The Hard Hat Riot occurs in the Wall Street area of New York City as blue-collar construction workers clash with demonstrators protesting the Vietnam War.
- 1972 – Vietnam War – U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his order to place mines in major North Vietnamese ports in order to stem the flow of weapons and other goods to that nation.
- 1972 – Four Black September terrorists hijack Sabena Flight 571. Israeli Sayeret Matkal commandos recapture the plane the following day.
- 1973 – A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and the American Indian Movement members occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota ends with the surrender of the militants.
- 1976 – The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
- 1978 – First ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler.
- 1980 – The eradication of smallpox is endorsed by the World Health Organization.
- 1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
- 1984 – Corporal Denis Lortie enters the Quebec National Assembly and opens fire, killing three and wounding 13. René Jalbert, sergeant-at-arms of the assembly, succeeds in calming him, for which he will later receive the Cross of Valour.
- 1984 – Thames Barrier officially opened.
- 1987 – The Loughgall Ambush: The SAS kills eight Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a civilian during an ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
- 1988 – A fire at Illinois Bell's Hinsdale Central Office triggers an extended 1AESS network outage once considered the 'worst telecommunications disaster in US telephone industry history' and still the worst to occur on Mother's Day.
- 1997 – A China Southern Airlines Boeing 737 crashes on approach into Bao'an International Airport, killing 35 people.
- 1326 – Joan I, Countess of Auvergne (d. 1360)
- 1460 – Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)
- 1521 – Peter Canisius, Dutch priest (d. 1597)
- 1587 – Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)
- 1622 – Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)
- 1629 – Niels Juel, Danish admiral (d. 1697)
- 1632 – Heino Heinrich Graf von Flemming, German marshal (d. 1706)
- 1653 – Claude Louis Hector de Villars, Duke of Villars, French general, Marshal General of France(d. 1734)
- 1668 – Alain-René Lesage, French writer (d. 1747)
- 1670 – Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
- 1720 – William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, British statesman, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1764)
- 1735 – Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (d. 1811)
- 1738 – Mikhail Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1809)
- 1753 – Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Mexican priest and revolutionary (d. 1811)
- 1786 – Jean Vianney, French priest (d. 1859)
- 1821 – William Henry Vanderbilt, American businessman (d. 1885)
- 1825 – George Bruce Malleson, Indian officer (d. 1898)
- 1828 – Henry Dunant, Swiss businessman and social activist, founder of the Red Cross, Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
- 1828 – Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk (d. 1898)
- 1829 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American composer and pianist (d. 1869)
- 1835 – Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter (d. 1910)
- 1839 – Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Canadian judge, author, and lyricist (d. 1920)
- 1842 – Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist (d. 1909)
- 1847 – Oscar Hammerstein I, American businessman, impresario, and composer (d. 1919)
- 1850 – Ross Barnes, American baseball player (d. 1915)
- 1853 – Dan Brouthers, American baseball player (d. 1932)
- 1858 – Heinrich Berté, Austrian composer (d. 1924)
- 1858 – J. Meade Falkner, English novelist and poet (d. 1932)
- 1859 – Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)
- 1879 – Wesley Coe, American athlete (d. 1926)
- 1884 – Harry S. Truman, American politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)
- 1893 – Edd Roush, American baseball player (d. 1988)
- 1893 – Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and broadcaster (d. 1963)
- 1893 – Francis Ouimet, American golfer and businessman (d. 1967)
- 1895 – James H. Kindelberger, American aviation executive (d. 1962)
- 1895 – Fulton J. Sheen, American bishop (d. 1979)
- 1895 – Edmund Wilson, American writer (d. 1972)
- 1898 – Alojzije Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (d. 1960)
- 1899 – Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)
- 1899 – Friedrich Hayek, Austrian-English economist and philosopher, Nobel laureate (d. 1992)
- 1901 – Turkey Stearnes, American baseball player (d. 1979)
- 1902 – André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
- 1903 – Fernandel, French actor (d. 1971)
- 1904 – John Snagge, English newsreader and commentator (d. 1996)
- 1905 – Red Nichols, American cornettist, composer, and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1965)
- 1906 – Esther Hoffe, Israeli mistress of Max Brod (d. 2007)
- 1906 – Roberto Rossellini, Italian director (d. 1977)
- 1910 – Andrew E. Svenson, American author and publisher (d. 1975)
- 1910 – Mary Lou Williams, American pianist, composer, and arranger (d. 1981)
- 1911 – Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1938)
- 1913 – Bob Clampett, American animator (d. 1984)
- 1914 – Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
- 1914 – Geoffrey Gilbert, English flautist (d. 1989)
- 1915 – Milton Meltzer, American writer (d. 2009)
- 1916 – Chinmayananda, Indian spiritual leader and teacher (d. 1993)
- 1916 – João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
- 1919 – Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973)
- 1920 – Saul Bass, American graphic designer and filmmaker (d. 1996)
- 1920 – Tom of Finland, Finnish artist (d. 1991)
- 1920 – Sloan Wilson, American author (d. 2003)
- 1920 – Gordon McClymont, Australian agricultural scientist. Originator of the term "sustainable agriculture" (d. 2000)
- 1925 – Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania
- 1926 – David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist
- 1926 – Don Rickles, American comedian
- 1927 – Chumy Chúmez, Spanish director (d. 2003)
- 1928 – Theodore Sorensen, American presidential advisor, lawyer, and writer (d. 2010)
- 1929 – Claude Castonguay, Canadian politician
- 1929 – Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (d. 2007)
- 1929 – Girija Devi,Indian Classical Singer
- 1930 – Heather Harper, Irish-English soprano
- 1930 – René Maltête, French photographer and poet (d. 2000)
- 1930 – Gary Snyder, American poet
- 1932 – Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
- 1932 – Phyllida Law, Scottish actress
- 1932 – Sonny Liston, American boxer (d. 1970)
- 1935 – Princess Elisabeth of Denmark
- 1935 – Jack Charlton, English footballer
- 1936 – Kazuo Koike, Japanese manga writer
- 1936 – Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and translator (d. 2005)
- 1937 – Bernard Cleary, Canadian politician
- 1937 – Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
- 1937 – Thomas Pynchon, American novelist
- 1937 – Mike Cuellar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1938 – Jean Giraud, French comics artist (d. 2012)
- 1940 – Peter Benchley, American author (d. 2006)
- 1940 – Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician
- 1940 – Ricky Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (d. 1985)
- 1940 – Toni Tennille, American singer (Captain & Tennille)
- 1940 – Emilio Delgado, American actor
- 1941 – Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
- 1941 – John Fred, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2005)
- 1941 – Bill Lockyer, American politician
- 1942 – Norman Lamont, English politician
- 1942 – Pierre Morency, Canadian poet and playwright
- 1942 – Terry Neill, Irish footballer
- 1943 – Jon Mark, English Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist (Marianne Faithfull, Sweet Thursday, John Mayall and Mark-Almond)
- 1943 – Paul Samwell-Smith, English bassist and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)
- 1944 – Gary Glitter, English singer-songwriter and musician
- 1944 – Bill Legend, English drummer (T. Rex)
- 1945 – Keith Jarrett, American pianist and composer
- 1946 – André Boulerice, French-Canadian politician
- 1946 – Jonathan Dancy, English philosopher
- 1947 – H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist, Nobel laureate
- 1948 – Felicity Lott, English soprano
- 1948 – Steve Braun, American baseball player
- 1948 – Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer and lawyer
- 1950 – Robert Mugge, American filmmaker
- 1951 – Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)
- 1951 – Mike D'Antoni, American basketball coach
- 1951 – Chris Frantz, American musician and producer (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club)
- 1951 – Deborah Harmon, American actress
- 1952 – Peter McNab, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1953 – Billy Burnette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Fleetwood Mac)
- 1953 – Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American drummer (Van Halen)
- 1954 – David Keith, American actor
- 1954 – John Michael Talbot, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1954 – Pam Arciero, American puppeteer and voice actor
- 1955 – Stephen Furst, American actor
- 1955 – Mladen Markač, Croatian general
- 1955 – Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (d. 2012)
- 1956 – Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor
- 1957 – Bill Cowher, American football coach
- 1957 – Gary Lunn, Canadian politician
- 1957 – Marie Myriam, French singer
- 1958 – Roddy Doyle, Irish writer
- 1958 – Lovie Smith, American football coach
- 1959 – Ronnie Lott, American football player
- 1960 – Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
- 1960 – Eric Brittingham, American bassist (Cinderella and Naked Beggars)
- 1961 – Janet McTeer, English actress
- 1961 – Akira Taue, Japanese wrestler
- 1961 – David Winning, Canadian director
- 1963 – Terry Christian, English broadcaster
- 1963 – Sylvain Cossette, Canadian singer-songwriter (Paradox)
- 1963 – Anthony Field, Australian musician, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Cockroaches and The Wiggles)
- 1963 – Michel Gondry, French director and screenwriter
- 1963 – Robin Jarvis, English writer
- 1963 – Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
- 1963 – Rick Zombo, American ice hockey player
- 1964 – Melissa Gilbert, American actress
- 1964 – Bobby Labonte, American race car driver
- 1964 – Nathalie Roy, Canadian politician
- 1964 – Dave Rowntree, English musician, animator, solicitor, and activist (Blur and The Ailerons)
- 1966 – Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer and guitarist
- 1966 – Cláudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer
- 1968 – Chris Lighty, American talent manager, co-founded Violator Entertainment (d. 2012)
- 1968 – Nathalie Normandeau, Canadian politician
- 1968 – Johan Pehrson, Swedish politician
- 1968 – Jamie Summers, American porn actress
- 1969 – Akebono Tarō, American sumo wrestler, the 64th Yokozuna
- 1970 – Luis Enrique Martínez García, Spanish football player
- 1970 – Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
- 1970 – Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer
- 1972 – Darren Hayes, Australian singer-songwriter (Savage Garden)
- 1972 – Ray Whitney, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1973 – Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
- 1973 – Jesús Arellano, Mexican footballer
- 1973 – Marcus Brigstocke, English comedian
- 1973 – Kris Hudson-Lee, English bassist
- 1974 – Jon Tickle, English television presenter
- 1974 – Korey Stringer, American football player (d. 2001)
- 1975 – Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1975 – Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1975 – Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine race car driver
- 1976 – Martha Wainwright, Canadian-American singer-songwriter and musician
- 1976 – Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh singer and actor (Steps and H & Claire)
- 1977 – Bad News Brown, Canadian rapper, singer, harmonica player, and actor (d. 2011)
- 1977 – Joe Bonamassa, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloodline and Black Country Communion)
- 1977 – Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player
- 1977 – Jennifer Walcott, American model
- 1978 – Matthew Davis, American actor
- 1978 – Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer and dancer (H.O.T. and jtL)
- 1978 – Lúcio, Brazilian footballer
- 1978 – Josie Maran, American model and actress
- 1980 – Keyon Dooling, American basketball player
- 1980 – Panagiotis Kafkis, Greek basketball player
- 1980 – Michelle McManus, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
- 1980 – Kimberlee Peterson, American actress
- 1980 – Benny Yau, Canadian actor and tenor
- 1981 – Namosh, German singer and musician
- 1981 – Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
- 1981 – Ayesha Antoine, English actress
- 1981 – Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer
- 1981 – Tatyana Dektyareva, Russian athlete
- 1981 – Björn Dixgård, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mando Diao)
- 1981 – Manvel Gamburyan, Armenian-American mixed martial artist
- 1981 – John Maine, American baseball player
- 1981 – Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer
- 1981 – Elizabeth Whitmere, Canadian actress
- 1982 – Buakaw Banchamek, Thai kick-boxer
- 1982 – Christina Cole, English actress
- 1982 – Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
- 1982 – Ninja Sarasalo, Finnish model and singer
- 1983 – Elyes Gabel, English actor
- 1983 – Juan Martin Goity, Argentine-German rugby player
- 1983 – Lawrence Vickers, American football player
- 1983 – Roberto Vitiello, Italian footballer
- 1983 – Matt Willis, English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Busted)
- 1984 – Nadine Chandrawinata, Indonesian model, Puteri Indonesia 2005
- 1984 – Martin Compston, Scottish footballer and actor
- 1984 – Mascha Müller, German actress
- 1984 – Cynthia Deyanira Rodríguez Ruiz, Mexican singer
- 1984 – Yara Sofia, Puerto Rican drag queen performer
- 1984 – Julia Whelan, American actress
- 1985 – Tommaso Ciampa, American wrestler
- 1985 – Devon Soltendieck, Canadian reporter
- 1985 – Silvia Stroescu, Romanian gymnast
- 1985 – Sarah Vaillancourt, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1985 – Usama Young, American football player
- 1986 – Marvell Wynne, American soccer player
- 1987 – Aneurin Barnard, Welsh actor
- 1987 – Felix Jones, American football player
- 1987 – Mark Noble, English footballer
- 1989 – Lars Eller, Danish ice hockey player
- 1989 – Liam Bridcutt, English Footballer
- 1990 – Kemba Walker, American basketball player
- 1991 – Ethan Gage, Canadian soccer player
- 1991 – Anamaria Tămârjan, Romanian gymnast
- 1992 – Ana Mulvoy Ten, English-American actress
- 1993 – Pat Cummins, Australian cricketer
- 1995 – Bree Seanna Wall, American actress
- 535 – Pope John II
- 685 – Benedict II (b. 635)
- 1192 – Ottokar IV, Duke of Styria (b. 1163)
- 1278 – Emperor Duanzong of Song (b. 1268)
- 1319 – Haakon V of Norway (b. 1270)
- 1473 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)
- 1538 – Edward Foxe, English bishop
- 1668 – Catherine de Saint-Augustin, French-Canadian nun (b. 1632)
- 1672 – Comte de Troisville, French officer (b. 1598)
- 1766 – Samuel Chandler, English minister (b. 1693)
- 1773 – Ali Bey Al-Kabir, Mamluk Sultan of Egypt (b. 1728)
- 1781 – Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
- 1785 – Étienne François de Choiseul, Duke of Choiseul, French statesman (b. 1719)
- 1785 – Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (b. 1701)
- 1788 – Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian physician and naturalist (b. 1723)
- 1794 – Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (b. 1743)
- 1819 – Kamehameha I (b. 1758)
- 1822 – John Stark, American general (b. 1728)
- 1828 – Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer (b. 1781)
- 1837 – Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1770)
- 1842 – Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790)
- 1853 – Jan Roothaan, Dutch priest (b. 1785)
- 1873 – John Stuart Mill, English philosopher (b. 1806)
- 1880 – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
- 1891 – Helena Blavatsky, Russian author (b. 1831)
- 1903 – Paul Gauguin, French painter (b. 1848)
- 1907 – Edmund G. Ross, American senator (b. 1826)
- 1925 – John Beresford, Irish polo player (b. 1847)
- 1936 – Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (b. 1880)
- 1941 – Tore Svennberg, Swedish actor, theatre director (b. 1858)
- 1943 – Mordechai Anielewicz, Polish Resistance Fighter (b. 1919)
- 1944 – Themistoklis Diakidis, Greek high jumper (b. 1882)
- 1945 – Wilhelm Rediess, German Nazi SS and Police leader (b. 1900)
- 1945 – Bernhard Rust, German Nazi education minister (b. 1883)
- 1945 – Josef Terboven, German Nazi leader(b. 1898)
- 1947 – Harry Gordon Selfridge, American businessman, founded Selfridges (b. 1858)
- 1948 – U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
- 1950 – Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
- 1952 – William Fox, Austrian film producer (b. 1879)
- 1959 – John Fraser, Canadian soccer player (b. 1881)
- 1960 – J. H. C. Whitehead, English mathematician (b. 1904)
- 1967 – LaVerne Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (b. 1911)
- 1969 – Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892)
- 1975 – Avery Brundage,American athlete, art collector, and philanthropist (b. 1887)
- 1981 – Uri Zvi Grinberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
- 1982 – Neil Bogart, American record executive, co-founder of Casablanca Records (b. 1943)
- 1982 – Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (b. 1950)
- 1983 – John Fante, American novelist (b. 1909)
- 1984 – Lila Bell Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1890)
- 1984 – Gino Bianco, Brazilian race car driver (b. 1916)
- 1985 – Karl Marx, German composer (b. 1897)
- 1985 – Theodore Sturgeon, American writer (b. 1918)
- 1985 – Dolph Sweet, American actor (b. 1920)
- 1986 – Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (b. 1922)
- 1987 – Doris Stokes, English psychic medium (b. 1920)
- 1988 – Robert A. Heinlein, American writer (b. 1907)
- 1990 – Luigi Nono, Italian composer (b. 1924)
- 1991 – Jean Langlais, French composer and pianist (b. 1907)
- 1991 – Rudolf Serkin, Austrian pianist (b. 1903)
- 1992 – Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (b. 1933)
- 1993 – Avram Davidson, American writer (b. 1923)
- 1994 – George Peppard, American actor (b. 1928)
- 1995 – Teresa Teng, Chinese singer (b. 1953)
- 1996 – Beryl Burton, English cyclist (b. 1937)
- 1996 – Luis Miguel Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1926)
- 1996 – Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912)
- 1996 – Larry Levis, American poet (b. 1946)
- 1998 – Charles Rebozo, American banker (b. 1912)
- 1999 – Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921)
- 1999 – Ed Gilbert, American voice actor (b. 1931)
- 1999 – Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
- 2000 – Pita Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918)
- 2000 – Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American theorist (b. 1959)
- 2000 – Dédé Fortin, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
- 2000 – Henry Nicols, American AIDS activist (b. 1973)
- 2001 – Koby Mandell, Israeli-American murder victim (b. 1987)
- 2001 – Yosef Ishran, Israeli murder victim (b. 1987)
- 2005 – Jean Carrière, French writer (b. 1928)
- 2005 – Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine race car driver (b. 1981)
- 2006 – Iain Macmillan, English photographer (b. 1938)
- 2007 – Philip R. Craig, American mystery writer (b. 1933)
- 2008 – Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (b. 1918)
- 2008 – François Sterchele, Belgian football player (b. 1982)
- 2009 – Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1917)
- 2009 – Bud Shrake, American writer (b. 1931)
- 2011 – Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)
- 2012 – Lau Teng Chuan, Singaporean sports administrator, teacher, and coach (b. 1929)
- 2012 – Everett Lilly, American musician (The Lilly Brothers) (b. 1924)
- 2012 – Jerry McMorris, American baseball executive (b. 1941)
- 2012 – Stacy Robinson, American football player (b. 1962)
- 2012 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)
- 2012 – Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist and educator (b. 1911)
- 2012 – Ampon Tangnoppakul, Thai lèse majesté prisoner (b. 1948)
Holidays and observances 
- Christian Feast Day:
- Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Romania)
- Earliest day on which Mother's Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (United States and others)
- Earliest day on which State Flag and State Emblem Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (Belarus)
- Earliest day on which World Fair Trade Day can fall, while May 14 is the latest; celebrated on the second Sunday of May. (International)
- Miguel Hidalgo's birthday (Mexico)
- Parents' Day (South Korea)
- Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War, continues to May 9 (International)
- Truman Day (Missouri)
- Victory in Europe Day (Europe)
- White Lotus Day (Theosophy)
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day (International)
- Veterans day in Norway