List of Famous people born on May 29th

John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
First Name John
Last Name Kennedy
Born on May 29, 1917
Died on November 22, 1963 (aged 46)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, Kennedy represented Massachusetts in both houses of the U.S. Congress prior to becoming president.

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Lisa Whelchel

First Name Lisa
Last Name Whelchel
Born on May 29, 1963 (age 60)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Lisa Diane Whelchel is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author, and public speaker. She is known for her appearances as a Mouseketeer on The New Mickey Mouse Club and her nine-year role as the preppy and wealthy Blair Warner on The Facts of Life. In 1984, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance for her contemporary Christian album All Because of You. Since 2009, she has been a regular speaker with Women of Faith Christian conferences. In 2012, Whelchel participated as a contestant on the CBS competitive reality series Survivor: Philippines and tied for second place. She was also voted fan favorite and was awarded $100,000.

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Laverne Cox

Roderick Laverne Cox
First Name Laverne
Last Name Cox
Born on May 29, 1972 (age 51)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Laverne Cox is an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate. She rose to prominence with her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, becoming the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in any acting category, and the first to be nominated for an Emmy Award since composer Angela Morley in 1990. In 2015, she won a Daytime Emmy Award in Outstanding Special Class Special as executive producer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, making her the first openly transgender woman to win the award. In 2017, she became the first transgender person to play a transgender series regular on broadcast TV as Cameron Wirth on CBS's Doubt.

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Pierre Rabhi

Rabah Rabhi
First Name Pierre
Last Name Rabhi
Born on May 29, 1938
Died on December 4, 2021 (aged 83)

Pierre Rabhi is a French writer, farmer and environmentalist. Originally a Muslim, he converted to Christianity before also abandoning that religion. Rabhi studied in France, and is considered an important figure in French agroecology. He invented the concept of an oasis en tous lieux.

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Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Kyam Anthony

Carmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been named an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times. He played college basketball for the Syracuse Orange, winning a national championship as a freshman in 2003 while being named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

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Riley Keough

Danielle Riley Keough
First Name Riley
Last Name Keough
Born on May 29, 1989 (age 34)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Danielle Riley Keough is an American actress, model, and producer, known primarily for her appearances in independent films. Born in Santa Monica, California to musicians Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough, she is the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Keough was raised primarily by her father in Hawaii and Los Angeles, and additionally spent time residing with her mother in California and Tennessee. At age 15, she began modeling, including appearances at fashion shows for Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior, as well as appearing on the cover of Vogue.

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Elyas M'Barek

First Name Elyas
Born on May 29, 1982 (age 41)
Born in Germany, Bavaria
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Elyas M'Barek is a German-speaking actor of Austrian and Tunisian descent who lives and grew up in Germany.

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John Hinckley

John Warnock Hinckley Jr.
First Name John
Last Name Hinckley
Born on May 29, 1955 (age 68)

John Warnock Hinckley Jr. is an American criminal who, on March 30, 1981, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. He wounded Reagan with a bullet from a revolver that ricocheted and hit Reagan underneath his arm in his armpit. He also wounded police officer Thomas Delahanty and Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, and he critically wounded Press Secretary James Brady, who was permanently disabled in the shooting.

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Al Unser

First Name Al
Last Name Unser
Born on May 29, 1939
Died on December 9, 2021 (aged 82)

Alfred "Al" Unser is an American automobile racing driver, the younger brother of fellow racing drivers Jerry and Bobby Unser, and father of Al Unser Jr. Now retired, he is the second of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times, the fourth of five to have won the race in consecutive years, and won the National Championship in 1970, 1983, and 1985. The Unser family has won the Indy 500 a record nine times. He is the only person to have both a sibling (Bobby) and child as fellow Indy 500 winners. Al's nephews Johnny and Robby Unser have also competed in that race.

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Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert Elfman
First Name Danny
Born on May 29, 1953 (age 70)

Daniel Robert Elfman is an American composer, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s, and has since garnered international recognition for composing over 100 feature film scores, as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall.

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