The List: May

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1 May:
The Great Exhibition London opens 1851
Joanna Lumley b. 1946
Nick Feldman b. 1955
Steve Farris b. ???
Marshall Islands – Constitution Day 1979

2 May:
Jo Callis b. 1951
Men at Work – Cargo released 1983

3 May:
Ben Elton b. 1959
A-ha – Stay on These Roads released 1988
Bruce Hornsby and the Range – Scenes from the Southside released 1988
David Sylvian – Blemish released 2003

4 May:
Paris Je T’aime movie opens in the US 2007

5 May:
Michael Palin b. 1943

6 May:
Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded released 1996

7 May:
Human League – Hysteria released 1984
OMD – Sugar Tax released 1991

9 May:
Romania – Declaration of Independence 1877
Kyffin Williams b. 1918
Channel Islands (Guernsey/Jersey/Alderney and Sark) – Liberation Day 1945
Dave Gahan b. 1962

10 May:
Bono b. 1960
Perry Blake b. 1970
Kraftwerk – Computer World released 1981
Duran Duran – Rio released 1982
No-Man – Loveblows and Lovecries released 1993
Keane – Hopes and Fears released 2004

My own shots of Tate Modern in 2002, pre-digital era!

11 May:
Tate Modern (London) opens 2000
Douglas Adams d. 2001

12 May:
No-Man – Schoolyard Ghosts released 2008

14 May:
Paraguay – Dia de IndĂ©pendencia 1811
Steve Hogarth b. 1956
Cate Blanchett b. 1969
Human League – Travelogue released 1980

Eno (KH), Fripp (wiki), Brosnan (wiki) and Page (from the Kyrie video – retouched by KH).

15 May:
The Great Exhibition closes 1851
Brian Eno b. 1948
Edward Hopper d. 1967

16 May:
Edward T Hall b. 1914
Robert Fripp b. 1946
Richard Page b. 1953
Pierce Brosnan b. 1953
Paul McCartney – McCartney II released 1980
Memories of Machines – Warm Winter released 2011
Coldplay – Ghost Stories released 2014

17 May:
Norway – Constitution Day 1814

19 May:
Edward de Bono b. 1933
Martyn Ware b. 1956
Iain Harvie b. 1962
Kraftwerk – The Man Machine released 1978
Morten Harket – Letter From Egypt released 2008

20 May:
Cuba – Independence Day 1902
Steve George b. 1955
Cameroon National Day 1972
No-Man – Dry Cleaning Ray released 1997
East Timor – Independence Day 2002
Midnight in Paris movie opens in the US 2011

21 May:
Return of the Pink Panther movie released 1975
Montenegro – Independence Day 2006

22 May:
Iva Davies b. 1955
Pacman launched in Japan 1980
Jean Michel Jarre – Magnetic Fields released 1981
Yemen – Unity Day 1990

23 May:
Roxy Music – Flesh and Blood released 1980
Wang Chung – Warmer Side of Cool released 1989
Seal II – released 1994
The Rembrandts – LP released 1995

24 May:
Harold Budd b. 1936
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade opens in the US 1989
Seal (first album) – released 1991
Eritrea – Independence Day 1993
Toni Childs – The Woman’s Boat released 1994

25 May:
Jordan – Independence Day 1946
Star Wars movie released in the US 1977
David Gilmour (album) – released 1978
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin opens 1991
Simple Minds – Graffiti Soul released 2009
Chvrches – Love is Dead released 2018

Geographic neighbours and almost national day neighbours.

26 May:
Georgia – Declaration of Independence 1918
Marian Gold b. 1954
Harold Budd and Clive Wright – Candylion released 2009

28 May:
Azerbaijan – Republic Day 1918
Gavin Harrison b. 1963
Roxy Music – Avalon released 1982
Scritti Politti – White Bread, Black Beer released 2006

29 May:
Mel Gaynor b. 1959
UP movie opens US 2009

30 May:
Croatia – Statehood Day 1990

31 May:
Michael Franks – Blue Pacific released 1990