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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

  • 1884
    Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1901
    Sterling Allen Brown, American poet, academic, and critic (d. 1989)  
  • 1942
    Stephen Macht, American actor  
  • 1951
    Gordon Greenidge, Barbadian cricketer and coach  
  • 1978
    Sachie Hara, Japanese model and actress  

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May 2

  • 1773
    Henrik Steffens, Norwegian philosopher and poet (d. 1845)
  • 1898
    Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1917
    Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder  
  • 1929
    Eddie Garcia, Filipino actor and director  
  • 1983
    Maynor Figueroa, Honduran footballer  

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May 3

  • 1933
    Alex Cord, American actor  
  • 1941
    Alexander Harley, English general  
  • 1941
    Edward Malloy, American priest and academic  
  • 1963
    Edward Kessler, English theologian, author, and academic  
  • 1972
    Shonie Carter, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer  

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May 4

  • 1925
    Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman and philanthropist  
  • 1932
    Harlon Hill, American football player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1970
    Gregg Alexander, American singer-songwriter and producer (New Radicals)  
  • 1970
    Will Arnett, Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1992
    Rasmus Mägi, Estonian hurdler  

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May 5

  • 1747
    Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
  • 1883
    Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950)
  • 1938
    Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Michael Palin, English actor and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer and sportscaster  

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May 6

  • 1920
    Ross Hunter, American actor and producer (d. 1996)  
  • 1940
    Alexandra Burslem, Chinese-English academic  
  • 1974
    Faruk Namdar, German-Turkish footballer  
  • 1991
    Valerio Frasca, Italian footballer  
  • 2002
    Emily Alyn Lind, American actress  

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May 7

  • 1912
    Pannalal Patel, Indian author (d. 1989)  
  • 1927
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1932
    Jordi Bonet, Spanish-Canadian painter and sculptor (d. 1979)  
  • 1951
    Raia Prokhovnik, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1978
    Shawn Marion, American basketball player  

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May 8

  • 1521
    Peter Canisius, Dutch-Swiss priest and saint (d. 1597)
  • 1929
    Claude Castonguay, Canadian banker and politician  
  • 1935
    Jack Charlton, English footballer and manager  
  • 1961
    Vallo Reimaa, Estonian academic and politician  
  • 1984
    Nadine Chandrawinata, German-Indonesian model and actress  

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May 9

  • 1746
    Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1818)
  • 1912
    Per Imerslund, Norwegian-German soldier and author (d. 1943)  
  • 1927
    Manfred Eigen, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1940
    James L. Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast  

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May 10

  • 1788
    Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1819)
  • 1929
    Audun Boysen, Norwegian runner (d. 2000)  
  • 1938
    Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnamese director and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Tatyana Shikolenko, Russian javelin thrower  
  • 1979
    Lee Hyori, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Fin.K.L)  

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May 11

  • 1933
    Louis Farrakhan, American religious leader  
  • 1950
    Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Indian actor and singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1954
    John Clayton, American journalist  
  • 1967
    Alberto García Aspe, Mexican footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Matt Leinart, American football player  

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May 12

  • 1938
    Terry Farrell, English architect, designed the KK100 and the SIS Building  
  • 1957
    Ziya Onis, Turkish economist and academic  
  • 1963
    Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles & Eddie) (d. 2001)  
  • 1981
    Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor and singer  
  • 1986
    Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress  

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May 13

  • 1024
    Hugh of Cluny, French abbot and saint (d. 1109)
  • 1942
    Roger Young, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Andrea Klump, German terrorist  
  • 1982
    Yoko Kumada, Japanese model and singer  
  • 1985
    Javier Balboa, Spanish-Equatoguinean footballer  

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May 14

  • 1878
    J.L. Wilkinson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
  • 1904
    Marcel Junod, Swiss physician and anesthesiologist (d. 1961)  
  • 1936
    Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)  
  • 1941
    Ada den Haan, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1959
    Rick Vaive, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  

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May 15

  • 1912
    Arthur Berger, American composer and educator (d. 2003)  
  • 1915
    Paul Samuelson, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)  
  • 1974
    Matthew Sadler, English chess player and author  
  • 1981
    Zara Phillips, English horse rider  
  • 1984
    Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian race car driver  

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May 16

  • 1882
    Simeon Price, American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1945
    Massimo Moratti, Italian businessman  
  • 1947
    Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)  
  • 1966
    Thurman Thomas, American football player  
  • 1974
    Sonny Sandoval, American singer-songwriter (P.O.D.)  

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May 17

  • 1768
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1854)
  • 1886
    Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • 1924
    Francis Tombs, Baron Tombs, English engineer and politician  
  • 1932
    Rodric Braithwaite, English soldier and diplomat, British Ambassador to Russia  
  • 1966
    Danny Manning, American basketball player and coach  

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May 18

  • 1904
    Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)  
  • 1930
    Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1976
    Ron Mercer, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Reggie Evans, American basketball player  
  • 1990
    Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer  

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May 19

  • 1762
    Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher and academic (d. 1814)
  • 1928
    Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (d. 1982)  
  • 1928
    Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1934
    Bill Fitch, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1977
    Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and actress  

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May 20

  • 1946
    Robert Chua, Singaporean broadcaster, founded China Entertainment Television  
  • 1981
    Morgan Knabe, Canadian swimmer  
  • 1986
    Jiřina Svobodová, Czech pole vaulter  
  • 1987
    Mike Havenaar, Japanese footballer  
  • 1992
    Cate Campbell, Australian swimmer  

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May 21

  • 1843
    Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss lawyer and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1943
    Vincent Crane, English pianist and composer (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster) (d. 1989)  
  • 1947
    Linda Laubenstein, American physician and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1957
    Nadine Dorries, English nurse and politician  
  • 1988
    Park Gyu-ri, South Korean singer and actress (Kara)  

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May 22

  • 1788
    William Broughton, English bishop (d. 1853)
  • 1871
    Harold Nelson, English illustrator and engraver (d. 1948)
  • 1928
    Serge Doubrovsky, French theorist and author  
  • 1969
    Damijan Stepančič, Slovene painter and illustrator  
  • 1986
    Matt Jarvis, English footballer  

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May 23

  • 1882
    William Halpenny, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1960)
  • 1908
    Hélène Boucher, French pilot (d. 1934)  
  • 1919
    Ruth Fernández, Puerto Rican singer and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1958
    François Feldman, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1981
    Gwenno Saunders, Welsh singer and dancer (The Pipettes)  

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May 24

  • 1913
    Joe Abreu, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1993)  
  • 1940
    Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)  
  • 1956
    Michael Jackson, Irish archbishop  
  • 1980
    Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby player  
  • 1987
    Aiko Orgla, Estonian footballer  

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May 25

  • 1791
    Minh Mạng, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)
  • 1880
    Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist and academic (d. 1967)
  • 1889
    Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)
  • 1944
    Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher  
  • 1955
    Connie Sellecca, American model, actress, and producer  

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May 26

  • 1893
    Norma Talmadge, American actress and producer (d. 1957)
  • 1915
    Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)  
  • 1923
    James Arness, American actor and producer (d. 2011)  
  • 1946
    Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach  
  • 1981
    Jason Manford, English actor, screenwriter, and television host  

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May 27

  • 1836
    Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
  • 1913
    Wols, German painter and photographer (d. 1951)  
  • 1939
    Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician  
  • 1956
    Giuseppe Tornatore, Italian director and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player  

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May 28

  • 1879
    Milutin Milanković, Serbian mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1958)
  • 1908
    Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created ''James Bond'' (d. 1964)  
  • 1916
    Walker Percy, American author and academic (d. 1990)  
  • 1976
    Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach  
  • 1995
    Jacob Kogan, American actor  

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May 29

  • 1940
    Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)  
  • 1945
    Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist (Procol Harum and The Paramounts)  
  • 1947
    Constantino Romero, Spanish radio host and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1968
    Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician  
  • 1990
    Ramil Guliyev, Azeri-Turkish sprinter  

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May 30

  • 1927
    Clint Walker, American actor and singer  
  • 1968
    Zacarias Moussaoui, French terrorist  
  • 1975
    Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player  
  • 1981
    Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver  
  • 1985
    Vladimir Latin, Estonian rower  

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May 31

  • 1801
    Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1887)
  • 1860
    Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1977
    June Sarpong, English television host  
  • 1980
    Kaori Manabe, Japanese television personality and model  
  • 1989
    Noah Gundersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Courage)  

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