This Week's Birthdays - Week of May 21

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Monday, May 21 2012 by

May 21, 1904 – Robert Montgomery, an American actor and director.

Robert Montgomery's Hollywood star (StreetView)
Robert Montgomery's Hollywood star

May 22, 1946 – George Best, a Northern Irish professional football player, best known for his years with Manchester United.

George Best (StreetView)
George Best

May 23, 1729 – Giuseppe Parini, an Italian Enlightenment satirist and poet of the neoclassic period.

Giuseppe Parini monument (StreetView)
Giuseppe Parini monument

May 24, 1970 – Paul Marcarelli, an American actor best known as the “Test Man” or “The Verizon Guy” character in commercials (“Can you hear me now?”) for Verizon Wireless.

Paul Marcarelli (StreetView)
Paul Marcarelli

May 25, 1878 – Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, an American tap dancer and actor of stage and film.

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson statue by John Witt (StreetView)
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson statue by John Witt

May 26, 1907 – John Wayne, American actor.

Birthplace of John Wayne (StreetView)
Birthplace of John Wayne

May 27, 1905 – Young Corbett III, the world Welterweight boxing champion.

Young Corbett III (Ralph Giordano) (StreetView)
Young Corbett III (Ralph Giordano)