May 2nd – Hercule Poirot

by Milos Itic on May 3, 2011

10 people born on this day (May 2nd):

  1. David Suchet (1946) – English actor, known for his work on British television. He is recognised for his RTS- and BPG award-winning performance as Augustus Melmotte in the 2001 British TV mini-drama The Way We Live Now, alongside Matthew Macfadyen and Paloma Baeza, and a 1991 British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination. He is known for his role as Agatha Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot in the long-running British TV dramatic series Poirot
  2. Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859) – English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat
  3. Lou Gramm (1950) – American rock vocalist and songwriter best known for his role as the lead vocalist and co-writer of many of the songs for the rock band Foreigner. He also had a successful solo career. Gramm was the vocalist for many top-40 hits including “Cold as Ice”, “Waiting for a Girl Like You”, “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Midnight Blue”. Most recently, the Lou Gramm Band has released a self-titled Christian rock album in 2009
  4. Florian Maria Georg Christian, Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck (1973) – German film director, best known for writing and directing the 2007 Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others and the 2010 film The Tourist
  5. Stephen David Daldry (1961) – English theatre and film director and producer, as well as a three-time Academy Award nominated and Tony Award winning director
  6. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (1892) РWidely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot
  7. Engelbert Humperdinck (1936) – Pop singer, best known for his hits including “Release Me (And Let Me Love Again)” and “After the Lovin'” as well as “The Last Waltz” (“The Last Waltz with You”). As Arnold Dorsey, Humperdinck was one of ten children born in Madras, India, to British Army officer Mervyn Dorsey and his wife Olive. His mother and father were themselves both British and Anglo Indian. His family moved to Leicester, England, when he was 10, and a year later he showed an interest in music and began learning the saxophone. He started work as an apprentice engineer and by the early 1950s he was playing the instrument in nightclubs, but he is believed not to have tried singing until he was 17 and friends coaxed him into entering a pub contest. His impression of Jerry Lewis prompted friends to begin calling him “Gerry Dorsey,” a name he worked under for almost a decade
  8. Lesley Gore (1946) – American singer-songwriter of the “girl group era”. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit “It’s My Party”, which she recorded at the age of 16. Following the hit, she became one of the most recognized teen pop singers of the 1960s
  9. James Warren “Jimmy” White (1962) – English professional snooker player. Nicknamed the “Whirlwind” and popularly referred to as the “People’s Champion”, White is a multiple World Championship finalist renowned for losing each of the six finals he contested
  10. David Robert Joseph Beckham (1975) – English footballer who plays midfield for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer

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