1861 – Nellie Melba the Australian soprano was born on the 19th May 1861 (died 1931).
1925 – Malcolm X the American minister and activist was born on the 19th May 1925 (died 1965).
1938 ~ Herbie Flowers the English musician specialising in bass guitar, double-bass and tuba was born Brian Keith Flowers on the 19th May 1938. He is a noted member of Blue Mink, T. Rex and Sky, and known as one of Britain’s best-known session bass-players, with contributions to recordings by Elton John, David Bowie, Lou Reed, David Essex, Harry Nilsson, Cat Stevens, George Harrison and others.
1947 ~ David Helfgott the Australian concert pianist was born in Melbourne on the 19th May 1947. David Helfgott’s life was the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Shine, which he was played by Geoffrey Rush. David Helfgott’s offical website: www.DavidHelfgott.com
1953 ~ Roddy Lorimer the Scottish musician from The Waterboys was born on the 19th May 1953. Roddy Lorimer has also performed with Blur, Gene, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Suede, Beyonce, Jamiriquai, Dr John and Kick Horns. YouTube video: The Whole of The Moon (1985) by The Waterboys with Roddy Lorimer…
1960 – Yazz the English singer was born on the 19th May 1960.
1972 – Claudia Karvan the Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 19th May 1972.
1988 – Lily Cole the English actress and model was born on the 19th May 1988.
Today in History for May 19th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…