Mystery Ship: May 2020

1599

Alexander VII, Roman Catholic Pope.

1682

Giovanni Piazzetta, painter (Fortune Teller).

1764

Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon‘s foreign minister.

1849

Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill‘s father and member of Parliament.

1873

Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.

1892

Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).

1902

Georges Simenon, novelist.

1910

William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.

1919

Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer.

1922

Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., US Army lieutenant general, author; led 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment at 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley; his best-known book, co-authored with combat journalist Joe Galloway, is “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” an account of that battle.

1933

Kim Novak, actress.

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