Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir was born on May 3, 1898 and passed away on December 8, 1978. Meir was elected the prime minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as the Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. She was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics.
American retired track and field athlete Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee was born on March 3, 1962. She is ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the heptathlon as well as long jump. She has won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time.
Today marks the death anniversary of American author and educator Helen Keller. Although blind and deaf, her education and training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the education of persons with these disabilities. She co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union with American civil rights activist Roger Nash Baldwin and others in 1920.
English actress Archie Panjabi was born on 31 May 1972. Her most memorable roles are: Life on Mars and The Good Wife. She won Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 and an NAACP Image Award in 2012. Panjabi is the first ever Asian actor and Asian woman to win a Primetime Emmy for acting. She Panjabi was awarded Chopard Trophy at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
Lauryn Noelle Hill was born on May 26, 1975, in Newark, New Jersey. She is an American singer, songwriter and rapper known for being a member of Fugees, and her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It won many awards and broke several sales records. The Grammy Award-winning The Score that was released in 1996 sold six million copies in the U.S.
Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar was born Rahul Kumar Johar on May 25, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is often informally referred to as KJo. Along with being a filmmaker, he is a producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and TV host. He runs Dharma Productions along with his mother Hiroo Johar. He was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2020.