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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

  • 1591
    Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (d. 1666)
  • 1862
    Marcel Prévost, French author and playwright (d. 1941)
  • 1872
    Sidónio Pais, Portuguese soldier and politician, 4th President of Portugal (d. 1918)
  • 1959
    Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright  
  • 1987
    Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer  

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May 2

  • 1928
    Hans Trass, Estonian ecologist and botanist  
  • 1930
    Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter and critic (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and author  
  • 1962
    Mitzi Kapture, American actress and director  
  • 1991
    Farruko, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter  

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May 3

  • 1768
    Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and businessman (d. 1838)
  • 1874
    Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)
  • 1953
    Jake Hooker, Israeli-American guitarist and songwriter (Arrows) (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Susanna Kwan, Hong Kong singer and actress  
  • 1975
    Valentino Lanús, Mexican actor and singer  

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May 4

  • 1767
    Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)
  • 1820
    John Whiteaker, American soldier, judge, and politician, 1st Governor of Oregon (d. 1902)
  • 1929
    Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian (d. 1993)  
  • 1936
    El Cordobés, Spanish bullfighter  
  • 1961
    Chris Packham, English photographer, author, and television host  

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May 5

  • 1479
    Guru Amar Das, Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
  • 1921
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)  
  • 1936
    Patrick Gowers, English composer and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1945
    Lars-Inge Svartenbrandt, Swedish criminal  
  • 1982
    Ferrie Bodde, Dutch footballer  

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May 6

  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American radio host (d. 2004)  
  • 1916
    Sif Ruud, Swedish actress (d. 2011)  
  • 1942
    Rin Kaiho, Chinese-Japanese go player  
  • 1968
    Lætitia Sadier, French singer and keyboard player (Stereolab, Monade, and McCarthy)  
  • 1989
    Bobby Bazini, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 7

  • 1328
    Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1365)
  • 1916
    W. B. Young, Scottish rugby player and physician (d. 2013)  
  • 1958
    Mark G. Kuzyk, American physicist and academic  
  • 1968
    Traci Lords, American actress, singer, director, and producer  
  • 1999
    Masaki Sato, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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May 8

  • 1839
    Adolphe-Basile Routhier, Canadian judge, author, and songwriter (d. 1920)
  • 1940
    Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (d. 2006)  
  • 1951
    Chris Frantz, American drummer and producer (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club)  
  • 1963
    Aleksandr Kovalenko, Belarusian triple jumper  
  • 1977
    Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player  

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May 9

  • 1845
    Gustaf de Laval, Swedish engineer and businessman (d. 1913)
  • 1980
    Jo Hyun-jae, South Korean actor and singer  
  • 1982
    Beatriz Pascual, Spanish race walker  
  • 1983
    Christos Marangos, Cypriot footballer  
  • 1985
    Henrique Andrade Silva, Brazilian footballer  

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May 10

  • 1760
    Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)
  • 1961
    Blyth Tait, New Zealand horse rider  
  • 1969
    Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Torbjørn Brundtland, Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (Röyksopp)  
  • 1976
    Udo Mechels, Belgian singer  

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May 11

  • 1930
    Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1995)  
  • 1945
    Floyd Adams, Jr., American publisher and politician, 63rd Mayor of Savannah, Georgia (d. 2014)  
  • 1957
    Mike Nesbitt, Irish journalist and politician  
  • 1960
    Gildor Roy, Canadian actor  
  • 1964
    Floyd Youmans, American baseball player, coach, and manager  

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May 12

  • 1725
    Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1785)
  • 1840
    Alejandro Gorostiaga, Chilean colonel (d. 1912)
  • 1921
    Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1985
    Andrew Howe, Italian long jumper and sprinter  
  • 1988
    Marcelo Vieira, Brazilian footballer  

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May 13

  • 1908
    Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (d. 1996)  
  • 1946
    Waneta Hoyt, American murderer (d. 1998)  
  • 1948
    Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1950
    Bobby Valentine, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1972
    Pieta van Dishoeck, Dutch rower  

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May 14

  • 1925
    Oona O'Neill, Bermudian-Swiss wife of Charlie Chaplin (d. 1991)  
  • 1939
    Veruschka von Lehndorff, German model and actress  
  • 1947
    Tamara Dobson, American actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1958
    Christine Brennan, American journalist and author  
  • 1982
    Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer  

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May 15

  • 1841
    Clarence Dutton, American commander and geologist (d. 1912)
  • 1894
    Feg Murray, American hurdler and cartoonist (d. 1973)
  • 1911
    Max Frisch, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1991)  
  • 1935
    Don Bragg, American pole vaulter  
  • 1951
    Chris Ham, English political scientist and academic  

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May 16

  • 1718
    Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician and philosopher (d. 1799)
  • 1898
    Desanka Maksimović, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1910
    Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)  
  • 1963
    Jon Coffelt, American painter and sculptor  
  • 1986
    Megan Fox, American actress  

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May 17

  • 1866
    Erik Satie, French pianist and composer (d. 1925)
  • 1934
    Ronald Wayne, American computer scientist, co-founded Apple Inc.  
  • 1937
    Hazel R. O'Leary, American lawyer and politician, 7th United States Secretary of Energy  
  • 1954
    Michael Roberts, South African-English jockey  
  • 1962
    Rosalind Picard, American computer scientist and engineer, co-founded Affectiva  

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May 18

  • 1876
    Hermann Müller, German journalist and politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1928
    Pernell Roberts, American actor and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1939
    Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence  
  • 1942
    Nobby Stiles, English footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1949
    Rick Wakeman, English keyboard player and songwriter (Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, and Warhorse)  

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May 19

  • 1910
    Alan Melville, South African cricketer (d. 1983)  
  • 1938
    Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)  
  • 1941
    Bobby Burgess, American singer and dancer  
  • 1980
    Tony Hackworth, English footballer  
  • 1982
    Alexandru Găvan, Romanian mountaineer  

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May 20

  • 1916
    Alexey Maresyev, Russian soldier and pilot (d. 2001)  
  • 1946
    Bobby Murcer, American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2008)  
  • 1960
    Tony Goldwyn, American actor and director  
  • 1963
    David Wells, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Sierra Boggess, American actress and singer  

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May 21

  • 1907
    John C. Allen, American roller coaster designer (d. 1979)  
  • 1938
    Lee "Shot" Williams, American singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1957
    Johann Carlo, American actress  
  • 1968
    Matthias Ungemach, German-Australian rower  
  • 1969
    Georgiy Gongadze, Georgian-Ukrainian journalist and director (d. 2000)  

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May 22

  • 1943
    Kurt Bendlin, German decathlete  
  • 1945
    Ricky Fenson, English bass player (The Rolling Stones, Steampacket and Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames)  
  • 1970
    Naomi Campbell, English model and actress  
  • 1984
    Peter Jungschläger, Dutch footballer  
  • 1989
    Giordano Benedetti, Italian runner  

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May 23

  • 1934
    Robert Moog, American businessman, invented the Moog synthesizer (d. 2005)  
  • 1959
    Marcella Mesker, Dutch tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1966
    Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1971
    George Osborne, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer  
  • 1990
    Kristína Kučová, Slovak tennis player  

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May 24

  • 1855
    Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1934)
  • 1898
    Kathleen Hale, English author and illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1899
    Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (d. 1938)
  • 1986
    Jordan Metcalfe, English actor  
  • 1987
    Jimena Barón, Argentinian actress and singer  

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May 25

  • 1661
    Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)
  • 1909
    Alfred Kubel, German politician, 5th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 1999)  
  • 1944
    Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1960
    Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host  
  • 1984
    Shawne Merriman, American football player  

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May 26

  • 1623
    William Petty, English economist and philosopher (d. 1687)
  • 1929
    J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1945
    Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer (The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)  
  • 1964
    Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Monika Christodoulou, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 27

  • 1956
    Cynthia McFadden, American journalist  
  • 1958
    Nick Anstee, English accountant and politician, 682nd Lord Mayor of London  
  • 1970
    Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist  
  • 1974
    Danny Wuerffel, American football player  
  • 1980
    Craig Buntin, Canadian figure skater  

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May 28

  • 1908
    Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created ''James Bond'' (d. 1964)  
  • 1940
    Shlomo Riskin, American rabbi and academic, founded the Lincoln Square Synagogue  
  • 1954
    Charles Saumarez Smith, English historian and academic  
  • 1959
    Steve Strange, Welsh singer (Visage, The Moors Murderers, and Strange Cruise) (d. 2015)  
  • 1980
    Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer  

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May 29

  • 1927
    Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (d. 2011)  
  • 1952
    Alan Langlands, Scottish academic  
  • 1959
    Adrian Paul, English actor and producer  
  • 1973
    Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter (Third Day)  
  • 1998
    Lucía Gil, Spanish singer and actress  

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May 30

  • 1950
    Bertrand Delanoë, French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris  
  • 1962
    Kevin Eastman, American author and illustrator, co-created the ''Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles''  
  • 1973
    Leigh Francis, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    David Wilkie, American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1991
    Jonathan Fox, English swimmer  

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May 31

  • 1928
    Pankaj Roy, Indian cricketer (d. 2001)  
  • 1947
    David Rowlands, English civil servant (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Kenan Doğulu, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1985
    Ian Vougioukas, Greek basketball player  
  • 1986
    Waka Flocka Flame, American rapper  

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