05-13-1957 Alan Ball – Born in Marietta, Georgia. He is an American screenwriter, director, and producer for television, film, and theatre. He is particularly notable for writing American Beauty and True Blood, and for creating Six Feet Under, work which earned him an Academy Award, an Emmy, and awards from the Writers, Directors, and Producers Guilds. Ball has discussed his Buddhist faith in numerous interviews, noting how it has influenced his film making. He has also discussed how his Buddhism has shaped themes in Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball is out gay and has been called “a strong voice” for the LGBT community. In 2008, he made Out magazine’s annual list of the 100 most impressive gay men and women. He lives with his partner, Peter Macdissi in Los Angeles.
05-13-1907 – 04-19-1989 Dame Daphne du Maurier (Lady Browning) – Born in London, England. She was a novelist and many of her stories were successfully adapted into films, including the novels, Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, and the short stories, The Birds and Don’t Look Now. On meeting Tallulah Bankhead, she was quoted as saying that the actress was the most beautiful creature she had ever seen. She married Major Frederick Browning in 1932 and had three children. After her death in 1989, references were made to her reputed bisexuality. She had an affair with Gertrude Lawrence, as well as Ellen Doubleday, the wife of her American publisher Nelson Doubleday. She died at the age of 81 at her home in Cornwall.
05-13-1867 – 06-06-1954 Caroline Pratt – Born in Fayetteville, New York. She was an American social thinker and progressive educational reformer whose ideas were influential in educational reform, policy, and practice. In 1914, she founded the City and Country School in Greenwich Village, which is still going and has adhered to her original vision. Her book, I Learn from Children (1948) was reprinted in 1990 and republished by Grove Atlantic in May 2014. While in Philadelphia, she met Helen Marot, a feminist, social investigator, and writer. The couple moved to New York City in 1901, settling in Greenwich Village. They lived together until 1940, when Marot died from a sudden heart attack.
05-13-1850 – 01-02-1916 Modest Tchaikovsky – Born in Alapayevsk, Perm Govenorate, Russian Empire. He was a Russian dramatist, opera librettist, and translator. Brother of Peter Tchaikovsky, Modest was relatively open about his homosexuality and lived fairly open with his boyfriend Nikolai Hermanovich Konradi, a deaf and dumb boy whom Modest tutored. The two lived together for about seventeen years.
05-13-1982 Casey Stoney, MBE ( Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) – Born in Basildon, United Kingdom. She is an English footballer who plays for FA WSL club Arsenal Ladies. A versatile defender, she has appeared more than 100 times for the England women’s national football team since making her debut in 2000. She was the captan of Team Great Briton for the 2012 London Olympics. In November 2012, Stoney was named 50th on The Independent newspaper’s Pink List of influential lesbian and gay people in the UK. On February 10, 2014, she publicly acknowledged that she was gay. She is in a relationship with former team mate Megan Harris. In May 2015, the University of Essex announced that it would be awarding Stoney an honorary degree.
05-13-1987 Matt Doyle – Place of birth unknown. He graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur, California. He is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work in the films Spring Awakening and War Horse and on Broadway, The Book of Mormon. He was on Out’s 3rd Annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors (2013). Doyle is out gay.