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Celebrities born on this day, May 1

The second host of NBC's "Tonight Show" who preceded Johnny Carson, a famous Hong Kong action film director, and one of the world's most popular country music singers.
1218 – John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)

1218 – Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)

1764 – Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)

1850 – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (d. 1942)

1857 – Theo Van Gogh, Dutch art dealer and brother of Vincent Van Gogh (d. 1891)

1864 – Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)

1918 – Jack Paar, American comedian, author, and television host (d. 2004)

1945 – Rita Coolidge, American singer

1946 – Joanna Lumley, English actress

1946 – John Woo, Hong Kong director

1950 – John Diehl, American actor

1954 – Ray Parker Jr., American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Raydio)

1967 – Tim McGraw, American singer and actor

1969 – Wes Anderson, American director and writer

1981 – Wes Welker, American football player
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