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Famous May Birthdays

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

  • 1825
    Johann Jakob Balmer, Swiss mathematician and physicist (d. 1898)
  • 1872
    Harry Leon Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 1939)
  • 1884
    Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1937
    Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer  
  • 1953
    Naoya Uchida, Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer  

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May 2

  • 1707
    Jean-Baptiste Barrière, French cellist and composer (d. 1747)
  • 1873
    Jurgis Baltrušaitis, Lithuanian poet, critic, and translator (d. 1944)
  • 1936
    Michael Rabin, American violinist (d. 1972)  
  • 1962
    Big Boss Man, American wrestler and manager (d. 2004)  
  • 1991
    Farruko, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter  

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May 3

  • 1944
    Peter Doyle, English bishop  
  • 1950
    Mary Hopkin, Welsh singer-songwriter  
  • 1951
    Christopher Cross, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1971
    Douglas Carswell, English politician  
  • 1975
    Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor and singer  

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May 4

  • 1944
    Russi Taylor, American voice actress and singer  
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)  
  • 1964
    Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter  
  • 1971
    Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1983
    Trisha, Indian actress  

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May 5

  • 1951
    Rudolf Finsterer, German rugby player and coach  
  • 1967
    Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician  
  • 1977
    Virginie Efira, Belgian actress and journalist  
  • 1981
    Danielle Fishel, American actress  
  • 1985
    Emanuele Giaccherini, Italian footballer  

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May 6

  • 1872
    Willem de Sitter, Dutch mathematician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1934)
  • 1940
    Alexandra Burslem, Chinese-English academic  
  • 1943
    Milton William Cooper, American theorist and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1974
    Faruk Namdar, German-Turkish footballer  
  • 1987
    Kaliese Spencer, Jamaican hurdler  

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May 7

  • 1857
    William A. MacCorkle, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of West Virginia (d. 1930)
  • 1861
    Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1922
    Darren McGavin, American actor and director (d. 2006)  
  • 1939
    Sidney Altman, Canadian-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1986
    Mark Furze, Australian actor and singer  

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May 8

  • 1925
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania  
  • 1947
    David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland, English politician  
  • 1970
    Luis Enrique Martínez García, Spanish footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Marge Kõrkjas, Estonian swimmer  
  • 1987
    Aarne Nirk, Estonian hurdler  

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May 9

  • 1907
    Kathryn Kuhlman, American evangelist and author (d. 1976)  
  • 1941
    Dorothy Hyman, English sprinter  
  • 1981
    You Yokoyama, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (Kanjani Eight)  
  • 1983
    Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player  
  • 1994
    Ryan Auger, English footballer  

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May 10

  • 1760
    Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)
  • 1938
    Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, humanitarian and activist (U2)  
  • 1971
    Kim Nam-joo, South Korean actress  
  • 1971
    Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman  

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May 11

  • 1715
    Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, German organist (d. 1739)
  • 1927
    Mort Sahl, Canadian-American comedian and actor  
  • 1974
    Benoît Magimel, French actor  
  • 1981
    Austin O'Brien, American actor and photographer  
  • 1984
    Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer  

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May 12

  • 1921
    Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1946
    Daniel Libeskind, American architect, designed the Imperial War Museum North and Jewish Museum  
  • 1961
    Bruce McCulloch, Canadian actor, director, and producer  
  • 1980
    Felipe Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball player  
  • 1989
    Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Cypriot singer and actress  

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May 13

  • 1655
    Pope Innocent XIII (d. 1724)
  • 1972
    Darryl Sydor, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1973
    Bridgett Riley, American boxer and stuntwoman  
  • 1975
    Evelin Samuel, Estonian singer and actress  
  • 1986
    Eun-Hee Ji, South Korean golfer  

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May 14

  • 1897
    Ed Ricketts, American biologist and ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1901
    Robert Ritter, German psychologist and physician (d. 1951)  
  • 1984
    Luke Gregerson, American baseball player  
  • 1984
    Michael Rensing, German footballer  
  • 1995
    Kelly Gale, Swedish model  

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May 15

  • 1531
    Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (d. 1581)
  • 1920
    Louis Siminovitch, Canadian biologist and academic  
  • 1958
    Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler  
  • 1965
    Raí, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1984
    Mr Probz, Dutch singer-songwriter and producer  

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May 16

  • 1898
    Kenji Mizoguchi, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1956)
  • 1898
    Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-American painter (d. 1980)
  • 1914
    Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1947
    Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)  
  • 1966
    Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor (Blue County)  

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May 17

  • 1941
    David Cope, American composer and author  
  • 1944
    Jesse Winchester, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2014)  
  • 1969
    Keith Hill, English footballer and manager  
  • 1971
    Martin Aunin, Estonian architect  
  • 1990
    Fabian Giefer, German footballer  

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May 18

  • 1785
    John Wilson, Scottish author and critic (d. 1854)
  • 1904
    Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)  
  • 1941
    Malcolm Longair, Scottish astronomer, physicist, and academic  
  • 1975
    Jack Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1985
    Dalma Kovács, Romanian singer and actress  

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May 19

  • 1938
    Madge Hindle, English actress  
  • 1946
    Claude Lelièvre, Belgian activist  
  • 1949
    Philip Hunt, Baron Hunt of Kings Heath, English politician  
  • 1963
    Filippo Galli, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1993
    Ryunosuke Kamiki, Japanese actor  

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May 20

  • 1664
    Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor and architect (d. 1714)
  • 1901
    Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (d. 1981)  
  • 1951
    Thomas Woodcock, English genealogist and academic  
  • 1986
    Jiřina Svobodová, Czech pole vaulter  
  • 1988
    Carla Humphries, American-Filipino model and actress  

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May 21

  • 1959
    Nick Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Brett Tucker, Australian actor and singer  
  • 1974
    Havoc, American rapper and producer (Mobb Deep)  
  • 1979
    Jamie Hepburn, Scottish politician, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health  
  • 1984
    Lorena Ayala, Dutch model  

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May 22

  • 1917
    Jean-Louis Curtis, French author (d. 1995)  
  • 1970
    Zoltan Lunka, German boxer  
  • 1981
    Lee Bullock, English footballer  
  • 1983
    Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer  
  • 1992
    Camille Lou, French singer and actress  

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May 23

  • 1910
    Franz Kline, American painter and academic (d. 1962)  
  • 1965
    Woorkeri Raman, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1979
    Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1979
    Martin Giroux, Canadian singer and actor  
  • 1985
    Sebastián Fernández, Uruguayan footballer  

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May 24

  • 1544
    William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
  • 1911
    Barbara West, English survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic (d. 2007)  
  • 1947
    Martin Winterkorn, German businessman  
  • 1964
    Adrian Moorhouse, English swimmer  
  • 1967
    Bruno Putzulu, French actor  

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May 25

  • 1048
    Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085)
  • 1886
    Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)
  • 1957
    Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1982
    Roger Guerreiro, Polish footballer  
  • 1988
    Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer  

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May 26

  • 1913
    Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)  
  • 1918
    Anton Christoforidis, Turkish-Greek boxer (d. 1985)  
  • 1968
    Steve Sedgley, English footballer and manager  
  • 1982
    Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model  
  • 1988
    Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer  

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May 27

  • 1876
    Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)
  • 1927
    Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)  
  • 1939
    Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician  
  • 1957
    Duncan Goodhew, English swimmer  
  • 1974
    Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Caedmon's Call)  

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May 28

  • 1915
    Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)  
  • 1922
    Tuomas Gerdt, Finnish sergeant  
  • 1947
    Lynn Johnston, Canadian author and illustrator  
  • 1956
    Julie Peasgood, English actress  
  • 1964
    Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter and pianist  

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May 29

  • 1908
    Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1927
    Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group  
  • 1954
    Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1979
    Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin, Singaporean footballer  
  • 1987
    Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian long jumper  

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May 30

  • 1886
    Laurent Barré, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1918
    Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)  
  • 1920
    Franklin J. Schaffner, Japanese-American director and producer (d. 1989)  
  • 1955
    Jake Roberts, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1972
    Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American baseball player and coach  

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May 31

  • 1892
    Gregor Strasser, German lieutenant and politician (d. 1934)
  • 1923
    Ellsworth Kelly, American painter and sculptor  
  • 1923
    Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)  
  • 1980
    Andy Hurley, American drummer (The Damned Things, Project Rocket, Racetraitor)  
  • 1992
    Laura Ikauniece, Latvian heptathlete  

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