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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.

May 1

  • 1907
    Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish runner (d. 1969)  
  • 1930
    Little Walter, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1968)  
  • 1976
    Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1982
    Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1984
    Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer  

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May 2

  • 1928
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (d. 1972)  
  • 1941
    Bruce Cameron, Scottish bishop  
  • 1977
    Brian Cardinal, American basketball player  
  • 1983
    Christa Rigozzi, Swiss model, Miss Switzerland 2006  
  • 1987
    Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 3

  • 1896
    V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 1974)
  • 1951
    Alan Clayson, English singer-songwriter and journalist  
  • 1961
    Leyla Zana, Kurdish activist and politician  
  • 1969
    Amy Ryan, American actress  
  • 1975
    Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor and singer  

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May 4

  • 1937
    Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1951
    Colleen Hanabusa, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1976
    Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Henry Sugut, Kenyan runner  
  • 1988
    Giorgos Ioannidis, Greek footballer  

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May 5

  • 1935
    Bernard Pivot, French journalist, talk show host, and producer  
  • 1970
    LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player  
  • 1976
    Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver  
  • 1978
    Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-English actor  
  • 1982
    Jay Bothroyd, English footballer  

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May 6

  • 1920
    Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)  
  • 1926
    Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)  
  • 1953
    Ülle Rajasalu, Estonian politician  
  • 1979
    Jan Erik Mikalsen, Norwegian composer  
  • 1986
    Cindy Daniel, Canadian singer  

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May 7

  • 1875
    Bill Hoyt, American pole vaulter (d. 1951)
  • 1899
    Alfred Gerrard, English sculptor and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1939
    Marco St. John, American actor and producer  
  • 1943
    Terry Allen, American singer and painter  
  • 1953
    Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)  

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May 8

  • 1629
    Niels Juel, Norwegian-Danish admiral (d. 1697)
  • 1753
    Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Mexican priest and rebel leader (d. 1811)
  • 1893
    Francis Ouimet, American golfer (d. 1967)
  • 1956
    Jeff Wincott, Canadian actor and martial artist  
  • 1980
    Evgeny Lebedev, Russian-English publisher and philanthropist  

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May 9

  • 1882
    George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1941
    Dorothy Hyman, English sprinter  
  • 1959
    Ulrich Matthes, German actor  
  • 1970
    Doug Christie, American basketball player  
  • 1992
    Dan Burn, English footballer  

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May 10

  • 1897
    Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician, 15th Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1987)
  • 1937
    Tamara Press, Ukrainian shot putter and discus thrower  
  • 1946
    Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor  
  • 1952
    Sly Dunbar, Jamaican drummer (Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, The Upsetters, and The Revolutionaries)  
  • 1967
    Young MC, English-American rapper, producer, and actor  

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May 11

  • 1861
    Frederick Russell Burnham, American soldier and adventurer (d. 1947)
  • 1890
    Helge Løvland, Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)
  • 1894
    Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
  • 1904
    Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and illustrator (d. 1989)  
  • 1974
    Kevin Brown, English-Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 12

  • 1755
    Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1824)
  • 1814
    Adolf von Henselt, German pianist and composer (d. 1889)
  • 1948
    Richard Riehle, American actor  
  • 1951
    George Karl, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1951
    Joe Nolan, American baseball player  

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May 13

  • 1951
    Herman Philipse, Dutch philosopher and academic  
  • 1967
    Chuck Schuldiner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Death, Control Denied, Slaughter, and Voodoocult) (d. 2001)  
  • 1967
    Melanie Thornton, American-German singer (La Bouche) (d. 2001)  
  • 1979
    Jenny Winkler, German actress  
  • 1987
    Marianne Vos, Dutch cyclist  

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May 14

  • 1701
    William Emerson, English mathematician and academic (d. 1782)
  • 1893
    Louis Verneuil, French actor and playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1925
    Al Porcino, American trumpet player (d. 2013)  
  • 1959
    Heather Wheeler, English politician  
  • 1989
    Rob Gronkowski, American football player  

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May 15

  • 1925
    Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1966
    Pete Wiggs, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Saint Etienne)  
  • 1971
    Karin Lušnic, Slovenian tennis player  
  • 1972
    Conrad Keely, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead)  
  • 1985
    Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver  

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May 16

  • 1611
    Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)
  • 1925
    Nancy Roman, American astronomer  
  • 1938
    Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Unshō Ishizuka, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician  

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May 17

  • 1864
    Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 27th Mayor of Split (d. 1938)
  • 1886
    Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1966
    Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player and coach  
  • 1974
    Eddie Lewis, American soccer player  
  • 1985
    Derek Hough, American actor, singer, and dancer (Ballas Hough Band)  

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May 18

  • 1904
    Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)  
  • 1914
    Boris Christoff, Bulgarian-Italian opera singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1951
    Angela Voigt, German long jumper (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Catherine Corsini, French director and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Marko Tomasović, Croatian pianist and composer  

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May 19

  • 1890
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam (d. 1969)
  • 1938
    Madge Hindle, English actress  
  • 1966
    Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist  
  • 1977
    Wouter Hamel, Dutch singer and guitarist  
  • 1987
    David Edgar, Canadian soccer player  

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May 20

  • 1759
    William Thornton, Virgin Islander-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1828)
  • 1915
    Peter Copley, English actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1956
    Dean Butler, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Nils Schumann, German runner  
  • 1986
    Jiřina Svobodová, Czech pole vaulter  

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May 21

  • 1755
    Alfred Moore, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)
  • 1930
    Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2015)  
  • 1941
    Martin Carthy, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Steeleye Span, The Watersons, Waterson:Carthy, Brass Monkey, and Blue Murder)  
  • 1957
    Nadine Dorries, English nurse and politician  
  • 1958
    Naeem Khan, Indian-American fashion designer  

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May 22

  • 1539
    Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, English politician and diplomat, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset (d. 1621)
  • 1813
    Richard Wagner, German director and composer (d. 1883)
  • 1922
    Quinn Martin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1987)  
  • 1957
    Gary Sweet, Australian actor  
  • 1984
    Didier Ya Konan, Ivorian footballer  

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May 23

  • 1790
    Jules Dumont d'Urville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1954
    Marvelous Marvin Hagler, American boxer and actor  
  • 1958
    Jack Lohman, English historian and curator  
  • 1967
    Xu Demei, Chinese javelin thrower  
  • 1970
    Matt Flynn, American drummer and producer (Maroon 5 and Gandhi)  

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May 24

  • 1965
    John C. Reilly, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Ricky Craven, American race car driver and sportscaster  
  • 1973
    Rodrigo, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)  
  • 1989
    Adel Taarabt, Moroccan footballer  
  • 2001
    Darren Espanto, Filipino-Canadian singer  

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May 25

  • 1878
    Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)
  • 1909
    Marie Menken, American actress, director, and painter (d. 1970)  
  • 1958
    Zahida Manzoor, English businesswoman  
  • 1969
    Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Eidolon, and King Diamond)  
  • 1971
    Justin Henry, American actor  

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May 26

  • 1913
    Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)  
  • 1930
    Karim Emami, Indian-Iranian lexicographer and critic (d. 2005)  
  • 1961
    Tarsem Singh, Indian-American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1962
    Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic  

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May 27

  • 1895
    Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian educator and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (d. 1995)
  • 1922
    John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)  
  • 1930
    John Barth, American author and academic  
  • 1931
    Bernard Fresson, French actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1967
    Eddie McClintock, American actor  

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May 28

  • 1371
    John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
  • 1929
    Patrick McNair-Wilson, English politician  
  • 1974
    Romain Duris, French actor and singer  
  • 1975
    Marc Bauer, Swiss illustrator  
  • 1981
    Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player  

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May 29

  • 1871
    Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. 1933)
  • 1923
    John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon  
  • 1945
    Joyce Tenneson, American photographer  
  • 1974
    Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host  
  • 1979
    John Rheinecker, American baseball player  

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May 30

  • 1844
    Félix Arnaudin, French poet and photographer (d. 1921)
  • 1887
    Emil Reesen, Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Keir Dullea, American actor  
  • 1962
    Tonya Pinkins, American actress and singer  
  • 1984
    Jordan Palmer, American football player  

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May 31

  • 1656
    Marin Marais, French viol player and composer (d. 1728)
  • 1948
    John Bonham, English drummer and songwriter (Led Zeppelin and Band of Joy) (d. 1980)  
  • 1955
    Bruce Adolphe, American pianist, composer, and scholar  
  • 1977
    Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player  
  • 1989
    Katherine Connors, American model, Miss Iowa USA 2010  

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