On May 19, 1962, Marilyn Monroe arrived late to Madison Square Garden. She quickly took to the stage and stood in front of 15,000 people. As Peter Lawford removed her fur coat, Monroe’s sparkling, skin-tight dress created gasps that echoed across the auditorium. The crowd fell silent as Marilyn scanned the audience for President John K. Kennedy, playfully shielding her eyes from the spotlight. When Marilyn gently wrapped her fingers around the microphone, pianist Hank Jones struck the first key of his piano, which ignited the crowd’s excitement. Marilyn Monroe parted her lips and sang one of the most memorable renditions of “Happy Birthday to You” in American history.

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Marilyn Monroe’s performance solidified herself as a cultural icon and left a lasting impression on the entertainment industry. From that moment on, scores of performers have tried to recreate the magic of her act, yet all have fallen short.

To commemorate this musical piece of history, DMG has provided the audio clip of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday song, along with the birth dates of superstars from around the world. So sit back and listen to enjoy while you catch up on your favorite celebrity birthdays.

John-woo

John Woo: May 1, 1946

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Dwayne Johnson: May 2, 1972

David-Beckham

David Beckham: May 2, 1975

Audrey-Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn: May 4, 1929

george-clooney

George Clooney: May 6, 1961

Raina

Oh Hye-rin (Raina): May 7, 1989

Billy Joel In Concert - Chicago, IL

Billy Joel: May 9, 1949

george_carlin

George Carlin: May 12, 1937

stevie-wonder

Stevie Wonder: May 13, 1950

george-lucas

George Lucas: May 14, 1944

megan_fox

Megan Fox: May 16, 1986

Chou-Yun_Fat

Chow Yun Fat: May 18, 1955

Maggie-Q

Maggie Q: May 22, 1979

Cecilia Cheung

Cecilia Cheung: May 24, 1941

JOHN WAYNE

John Wayne: May 26, 1907

charmaine_sheh

Charmaine Sheh: May 28, 1975

KENNEDY AUTOPSY

John F. Kennedy: May 29, 1917

clint-eastwood

Clint Eastwood: May 31, 1930

 

Listen to “Happy Birthday, Mr President.”