Niels Henrik Abel "If you disregard the very simplest cases, there is in all of mathematics not a single infinite series whose sum has been rigorously determined. In other words, the most important parts of mathematics stand without a foundation."

Niels H. Abel
(08/05/1802 – 04/06/1829)
Norwegian mathematician
"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things."

Bruce Barton
(08/05/1886 – 07/05/1967)
US congressman, ad man (invented "Betty Crocker")
Philip Henry Sheridan "God damn you, sir, I'll run you through!"

General Philip Sheridan
(03/06/1831 – 08/05/1888)
slightly hotheaded US Union general , to a West Point cadet responding to an order "in the wrong tone"
Friedrich Engels "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

Friedrich Engels
(11/28/1820 – 08/05/1895)
German philosopher
John Huston "The trouble with Bogart is he thinks he's Bogart."

John Huston
(08/05/1906 – 08/28/1987)
US movie director, producer, actor (was married to Evelyn Keyes; father of Anjelica, son of Walter Huston)
Robert Taylor "It's a big help to an actor if people like to look at him but it has nothing to do with acting."

Robert Taylor
(08/05/1911 – 06/08/1969)
US actor (was married to Barbara Stanwyck)
Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha "Before I speak English, you Americans treat me like I was a great foreign star. Now you act like I am slightly half-wit baby."

Carmen Miranda
(02/09/1909 – 08/05/1955)
Portuguese-Brazilian singer, dancer, actor
"You are what you eat, and who wants to be a lettuce?"

Pete Burns
(08/05/1959 – 10/23/2016)
US musician? , on vegetarianism
Lizz Winstead "When mom found my diaphragm, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat."

Lizz Winstead
(08/05/1961 – )
US comic, writer
Norma Jeane Mortenson "I've been on a calendar, but never on time."

Marilyn Monroe
(06/01/1926 – 08/05/1962)
US actor (was married to Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller)
Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr. "Michael Wilding's in love with himself, but he's not sure if it's reciprocated."

Richard Burton
(11/10/1925 – 08/05/1984)
English actor (was married to Elizabeth Taylor; also see the REAL Richard Burton)
Paul Brown "A winner never whines."

Paul Brown
(09/07/1908 – 08/05/1991)
US football coach
Alec Guinness "I've always thought of myself—not my personal self, but my professional self—as a kind of blank. I try to get inside a character and project him—one of my own private rules of thumb is that I have not got a character until I have mastered exactly how he walks... It's not sufficient to concentrate on his looks. You have got to know his mind—to find out what he thinks, how he feels, his background, his mannerisms."

Sir Alec Guinness
(04/02/1914 – 08/05/2000)
English actor
Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison "I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."

Toni Morrison
(02/18/1931 – 08/05/2019)
US writer
Pete Hamill "Say what you will about him, Ed Koch is still the best show in town."

Pete Hamill
(06/24/1935 – 08/05/2020)
US journalist