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The following 7,600 famous people including celebrities were born in the month of May. A random sample was chosen for each day. Click the    after the name to explore the birth date info. You might also want to browse the filtered celebrity birthdays in May.

Zodiac signs for May are Taurus and Gemini . The modern birthstone for May is Emerald while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Sapphire.

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May 1

  • 1907
    Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (d. 1969)  
  • 1917
    Ulric Cross, Trinidadian navigator, judge, and diplomat (d. 2013)  
  • 1934
    Phillip King, Tunisian-English sculptor  
  • 1956
    Frank Szymanski, German educator and politician  
  • 1990
    Uriel Álvarez, Mexican footballer  

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May 2

  • 1913
    Nigel Patrick, English actor and director (d. 1981)  
  • 1946
    David Suchet, English actor and producer  
  • 1946
    Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1962
    Elizabeth Berridge, American actress  
  • 1972
    Paul Adcock, English footballer  

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May 3

  • 612
    Constantine III, Byzantine emperor (d. 641)
  • 1632
    Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
  • 1764
    Princess Élisabeth of France (d. 1794)
  • 1877
    Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst and author (d. 1925)
  • 1940
    David H. Koch, American engineer, businessman, and philanthropist  

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May 4

  • 1916
    Richard Proenneke, American soldier, carpenter, and meteorologist (d. 2003)  
  • 1954
    Pia Zadora, American actress and singer  
  • 1958
    Delbert Fowler, American football player  
  • 1958
    Jane Kennedy, English politician  
  • 1992
    Rasmus Mägi, Estonian hurdler  

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May 5

  • 1890
    Christopher Morley, American journalist and author (d. 1957)
  • 1899
    Freeman Gosden, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1945
    Kurt Loder, American journalist, author, and critic  
  • 1959
    Peter Molyneux, English video game designer, created ''Fable''  
  • 1976
    Sage Stallone, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)  

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May 6

  • 1921
    Erich Fried, Austrian-German author, poet, and translator (d. 1988)  
  • 1950
    Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band and The Senate) (d. 1974)  
  • 1960
    Phyllis Treigle, American soprano and actress  
  • 1970
    Tristán Ulloa, French-Spanish actor and director  
  • 1979
    Kerry Ellis, English actress and singer  

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May 7

  • 1328
    Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1365)
  • 1904
    Kurt Weitzmann, German-American historian and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1924
    Albert Band, French-American director and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1983
    DJ Row, Greek-American DJ and producer  
  • 1990
    Kimito Totani, Japanese actor  

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May 8

  • 1829
    Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (d. 1869)
  • 1932
    Phyllida Law, Scottish actress  
  • 1976
    Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Steps and H & Claire)  
  • 1987
    Aneurin Barnard, Welsh actor and singer  
  • 1991
    Ethan Gage, Canadian soccer player  

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May 9

  • 1927
    Manfred Eigen, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1936
    Glenda Jackson, English actress and politician  
  • 1945
    Steve Katz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Blood, Sweat & Tears, Blues Project, and American Flyer)  
  • 1951
    Alley Mills, American actress  
  • 1953
    Connie Kaldor, Canadian singer-songwriter  

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May 10

  • 1894
    Dimitri Tiomkin, Ukrainian-American composer and conductor (d. 1979)
  • 1929
    Antonine Maillet, Canadian author and playwright  
  • 1952
    Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer (Wizex, Chips, Kikki, Bettan & Lotta, and Kjell Roos Band)  
  • 1985
    Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1995
    Missy Franklin, American swimmer  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Al Cabrera, Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
  • 1892
    Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
  • 1937
    Cheng Yen, Taiwanese Buddhist nun and philanthropist  
  • 1948
    Jack Cantoni, French rugby player (d. 2013)  
  • 1981
    Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player  

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May 12

  • 1912
    Henry Jonsson, Swedish runner (d. 2001)  
  • 1924
    Tony Hancock, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)  
  • 1937
    Miriam Stoppard, English physician and author  
  • 1971
    Kristin Asbjørnsen, Norwegian singer (Dadafon, Krøyt, Kvitretten)  
  • 1997
    Odeya Rush, Israeli-American actress  

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May 13

  • 1930
    José Jiménez Lozano, Spanish journalist and author  
  • 1957
    David Hill, English organist and conductor  
  • 1966
    Darius Rucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hootie & the Blowfish)  
  • 1977
    Brian Thomas Smith, American actor and producer  
  • 1987
    Matt Doyle, American actor and singer  

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May 14

  • 1737
    George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Irish-English politician and diplomat, Governor of Grenada (d. 1806)
  • 1897
    Ed Ricketts, American biologist and ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1943
    Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 5th President of Iceland  
  • 1962
    Ian Astbury, English-Canadian singer-songwriter (The Cult, The Wondergirls, Circus of Power, and Holy Barbarians)  
  • 1986
    Camila Sodi, Mexican actress and singer  

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May 15

  • 1892
    Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)
  • 1937
    Joe Tait, American sportscaster  
  • 1948
    Valentina Gerasimova, Kazakhstani runner  
  • 1979
    Daniel Caines, English sprinter  
  • 1979
    Ryan Max Riley, American skier  

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May 16

  • 1788
    Friedrich Rückert, German poet and translator (d. 1866)
  • 1898
    Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1973
    Kōsuke Toriumi, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1980
    Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1988
    Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1944
    Peter Price, English bishop  
  • 1952
    Howard Hampton, Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1960
    Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter, actor, and producer  
  • 1989
    Rain Raadik, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1991
    Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper, producer, and actor  

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May 18

  • 1610
    Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)
  • 1939
    Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence  
  • 1955
    Peeter Vähi, Estonian composer  
  • 1975
    John Higgins, Scottish snooker player  
  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  

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May 19

  • 1931
    Bob Anderson, English race car driver (d. 1967)  
  • 1933
    Edward de Bono, Maltese physician, author, and academic  
  • 1941
    Tania Mallet, English model and actress  
  • 1964
    John Lee, South Korean-American football player  
  • 1984
    Inna Modja, Malian-French singer  

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May 20

  • 1918
    Edward B. Lewis, American biologist, geneticist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)  
  • 1929
    Gilles Loiselle, Canadian politician and diplomat, 33rd Canadian Minister of Finance  
  • 1955
    Vivienne Faull, English priest  
  • 1975
    Juan Minujín, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1992
    Jack Gleeson, Irish actor  

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May 21

  • 1878
    Glenn Curtiss, American cyclist and engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1939
    Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboe player, composer, and conductor  
  • 1944
    Mary Robinson, Irish lawyer and politician, 7th President of Ireland  
  • 1960
    Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (d. 1994)  
  • 1981
    Kaori Shimizu, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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May 22

  • 1890
    Per Collinder, Swedish astronomer and author, founded Collinder catalog (d. 1975)
  • 1904
    Paul Viiding, Estonian author, poet, and critic (d. 1962)  
  • 1973
    Steffen Højer, Danish footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer  
  • 1989
    Trevor Reckling, American baseball player  

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May 23

  • 1942
    Michael Ashburner, English biologist and academic  
  • 1948
    Reggie Cleveland, Canadian-American baseball player  
  • 1973
    Juan José Padilla, Spanish bullfighter  
  • 1979
    Rasual Butler, American basketball player  
  • 1990
    Kristína Kučová, Slovak tennis player  

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May 24

  • 1928
    William Trevor, Irish author and playwright  
  • 1933
    Christopher Staughton, English lawyer and judge (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Richard Wilson, English sculptor  
  • 1984
    Brodney Pool, American football player  
  • 1988
    Monica Lin Brown, American sergeant  

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May 25

  • 1878
    Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)
  • 1933
    Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands  
  • 1939
    Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1956
    Tatsutoshi Goto, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1976
    Marcelo José da Silva, Brazilian footballer  

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May 26

  • 1904
    Necip Fazıl Kısakürek, Turkish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1983)  
  • 1964
    Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1969
    Dominic Mohan, English journalist  
  • 1972
    Alan White, English drummer (Oasis and Starclub)  
  • 1986
    Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper  

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May 27

  • 1888
    Louis Durey, French composer (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Antonio Rosario Mennonna, Italian bishop (d. 2009)  
  • 1921
    Bob Godfrey, Australian-English animator, director, and voice actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral  
  • 1943
    Bruce Weitz, American actor  

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May 28

  • 1923
    N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)  
  • 1925
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  
  • 1975
    Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic  
  • 1983
    Toby Hemingway, English actor  

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May 29

  • 1915
    Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)  
  • 1933
    Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator  
  • 1957
    Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1958
    Annette Bening, American actress  
  • 1984
    Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player  

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May 30

  • 1835
    Alfred Austin, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1913)
  • 1902
    Stepin Fetchit, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1985)  
  • 1940
    Gilles Villemure, Canadian-American ice hockey player  
  • 1990
    Andrei Loktionov, Russian ice hockey player  
  • 1992
    Liam Mower, English actor and dancer  

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May 31

  • 1641
    Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
  • 1943
    Sharon Gless, American actress  
  • 1951
    Karl-Hans Riehm, German hammer thrower  
  • 1972
    John Godina, American shot putter and discus thrower  
  • 1977
    Joachim Olsen, Danish shot putter and politician  

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