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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

  • 1901
    Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)  
  • 1921
    Vladimir Colin, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1944
    Costa Cordalis, Greek-German singer  
  • 1949
    Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (d. 2010)  
  • 1954
    Fred Chichin, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (Les Rita Mitsouko) (d. 2007)  

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May 2

  • 1737
    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • 1815
    William Buell Richards, Canadian lawyer and judge, 1st Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1889)
  • 1917
    Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2002)  
  • 1929
    Édouard Balladur, Turkish-French economist and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of France  
  • 1980
    Zat Knight, English footballer  

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May 3

  • 1932
    Robert Osborne, American actor and historian  
  • 1972
    Shonie Carter, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer  
  • 1975
    Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist  
  • 1978
    Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer  
  • 1979
    Anastasiya Shvedova, Belarusian pole vaulter  

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May 4

  • 1926
    David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon, English politician  
  • 1963
    Vange Leonel, Brazilian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 2014)  
  • 1969
    Franz Resch, Austrian footballer and manager  
  • 1970
    Dawn Staley, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1973
    Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentinian footballer and coach  

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May 5

  • 1901
    Blind Willie McTell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)  
  • 1943
    Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist and author  
  • 1946
    Jim Kelly, American actor and martial artist (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Charles Nagy, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1980
    Hank Green, American blogger  

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May 6

  • 1916
    Adriana Caselotti, American voice actress and singer (d. 1997)  
  • 1946
    Susan Brown, English actress  
  • 1959
    Charles Hendry, English politician  
  • 1964
    Tony Scalzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fastball)  
  • 1985
    Chris Paul, American basketball player  

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May 7

  • 1922
    Darren McGavin, American actor and director (d. 2006)  
  • 1946
    Marv Hubbard, American football player (d. 2015)  
  • 1956
    Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch jurist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands  
  • 1978
    James Carter, American hurdler  
  • 1997
    Darya Kasatkina, Russian tennis player  

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May 8

  • 1884
    Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)
  • 1946
    André Boulerice, Canadian politician  
  • 1950
    Lepo Sumera, Estonian composer and educator (d. 2000)  
  • 1951
    Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)  
  • 1975
    Enrique Iglesias, Spanish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  

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May 9

  • 1147
    Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1199)
  • 1873
    Anton Cermak, Czech-American captain and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • 1945
    Jupp Heynckes, German footballer and manager  
  • 1948
    Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic  
  • 1983
    Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor  

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May 10

  • 1891
    Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)
  • 1920
    Bert Weedon, English guitarist (d. 2012)  
  • 1929
    Audun Boysen, Norwegian runner (d. 2000)  
  • 1968
    William Regal, English wrestler and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Kenan Thompson, American actor  

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May 11

  • 1771
    Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek commander (d. 1825)
  • 1928
    Marco Ferreri, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)  
  • 1981
    Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player  
  • 1983
    Hanna Verboom, Belgian-Dutch actress  
  • 1989
    Cam Newton, American football player  

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May 12

  • 1874
    Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian pediatrician and immunologist (d. 1929)
  • 1892
    Fritz Kortner, Austrian-German actor and director (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)  
  • 1936
    Frank Stella, American painter and sculptor  
  • 1969
    Igor Kováč, Slovakian hurdler  

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May 13

  • 1904
    Chishū Ryū, Japanese actor (d. 1993)  
  • 1930
    Vernon Shaw, Dominican politician, 5th President of Dominica (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Hildrun Claus, German long jumper  
  • 1962
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)  
  • 1984
    Benny Dayal, Indian singer (S5)  

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May 14

  • 1553
    Margaret of Valois (d. 1615)
  • 1900
    Edgar Wind, German-English historian, author, and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1907
    Hans von der Groeben, German journalist and diplomat (d. 2005)  
  • 1919
    John Hope, American soldier and meteorologist (d. 2002)  
  • 1942
    Malise Ruthven, Irish author and academic  

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May 15

  • 1946
    Aly Bain, Scottish fiddler (The Boys of the Lough)  
  • 1949
    George Adams, American basketball player  
  • 1951
    Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (Toto, Angel, and Le Roux) (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler  
  • 1993
    Mahfizur Rahman Sagor, Bangladeshi swimmer  

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May 16

  • 1718
    Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)
  • 1801
    William H. Seward, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Secretary of State (d. 1872)
  • 1957
    Bob Suter, American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1966
    Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor (Blue County)  
  • 1988
    Jesús Castillo, Mexican footballer  

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May 17

  • 1768
    Caroline of Brunswick (d. 1821)
  • 1845
    Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan priest and poet (d. 1902)
  • 1942
    Al White, American actor  
  • 1965
    Jeremy Vine, English journalist and author  
  • 1973
    Matthew McGrory, American actor (d. 2005)  

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May 18

  • 1868
    Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1939
    Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence  
  • 1943
    Jimmy Snuka, Fijian-American wrestler and actor  
  • 1955
    Peeter Vähi, Estonian composer  
  • 1970
    Billy Howerdel, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (A Perfect Circle and Ashes Divide)  

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May 19

  • 1928
    Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1939
    Dick Scobee, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1986)  
  • 1941
    Igor Judge, Baron Judge, Maltese-English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales  
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Drew Fuller, American model and actor  

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May 20

  • 1945
    Clive Hollick, Baron Hollick, English businessman  
  • 1977
    Chad Muska, American skateboarder and businessman  
  • 1981
    Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player  
  • 1983
    Chad Connell, Canadian actor  
  • 1987
    Fra Fee, Irish actor and singer  

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May 21

  • 1929
    Robert Welch, English silversmith and industrial designer (d. 2000)  
  • 1948
    Denis MacShane, Scottish journalist and politician, Minister of State for Europe  
  • 1957
    Bruce Buffer, American ring announcer  
  • 1976
    Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress, and physician, Mrs. World 2001  
  • 1976
    Deron Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (CKY, World Under Blood, and Foreign Objects)  

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May 22

  • 1959
    Andres Luure, Estonian mathematician, philosopher, and academic  
  • 1984
    Bismarck du Plessis, South African rugby player  
  • 1985
    Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer  
  • 1987
    José Luis Miñano, Spanish footballer  
  • 1991
    Joel Obi, Nigerian footballer  

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May 23

  • 1795
    Charles Barry, English architect, designed the Upper Brook Street Chapel and Halifax Town Hall (d. 1860)
  • 1946
    H. Paul Shuch, American astronomer and engineer  
  • 1965
    Paul Sironen, Australian rugby player and police officer  
  • 1979
    Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1987
    Gracie Otto, Australian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 24

  • 1937
    Roger Peterson, American pilot (d. 1959)  
  • 1941
    George Lakoff, American linguist and academic  
  • 1946
    Tansu Çiller Turkish economist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Turkey  
  • 1971
    Kris Draper, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1978
    Jo Joyner, English actress  

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May 25

  • 1458
    Mahmud Begada, Indian sultan (d. 1511)
  • 1865
    John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1925
    Jeanne Crain, American actress and singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1941
    Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova  
  • 1944
    Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic  

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May 26

  • 1912
    Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (d. 1980)  
  • 1937
    Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1954
    Alan Hollinghurst, English author and poet  
  • 1967
    Philip Treacy, Irish hat designer  
  • 1975
    Kwasi Kwarteng, English historian and politician  

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May 27

  • 1921
    Caryl Chessman, American criminal (d. 1960)  
  • 1935
    Ramsey Lewis, American pianist and composer  
  • 1947
    Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The New Seekers)  
  • 1969
    Todd Hundley, American baseball player  
  • 1981
    Alina Cojocaru Romanian ballerina  

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May 28

  • 1676
    Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1955
    Mark Howe, American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1976
    Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer  
  • 1980
    Jørgen Strickert, Norwegian comedian, author, and radio host  
  • 1981
    Uğur İnceman, German-Turkish footballer  

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May 29

  • 1926
    Charles Denner, French actor (d. 1995)  
  • 1952
    Zeituni Onyango, Kenyan-American computer programmer (d. 2014)  
  • 1955
    David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author  
  • 1956
    La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1985
    Yukihiro Takiguchi, Japanese actor (PureBoys)  

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May 30

  • 1912
    Hugh Griffith, Welsh-English actor (d. 1980)  
  • 1943
    Anders Michanek Swedish motorcycle racer  
  • 1963
    Élise Lucet, French journalist  
  • 1982
    Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)  
  • 1989
    Kevin Covais, American singer and actor  

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May 31

  • 1894
    Fred Allen, American comedian, actor, and radio host (d. 1956)
  • 1905
    Florence Desmond, English actress and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1909
    Art Coulter, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2000)  
  • 1952
    Karl Bartos, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Kraftwerk and Electronic)  
  • 1966
    Jeremy Hotz, Canadian-American comedian and actor  

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