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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

  • 1885
    Ralph Stackpole, American sculptor and painter (d. 1973)
  • 1919
    Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1932
    Sandy Woodward, English admiral (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Joanna Lumley, English actress, voice-over artist, author and activist  
  • 1975
    Austin Croshere, American basketball player and sportscaster  

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May 2

  • 1898
    Henry Hall, English bandleader, composer, and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1929
    Eddie Garcia, Filipino actor and director  
  • 1936
    Engelbert Humperdinck, Indian-English singer and pianist  
  • 1983
    Tina Maze, Slovenian skier  
  • 2015
    Princess Charlotte of Cambridge  

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May 3

  • 1925
    Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1960
    Amy Steel, American actress  
  • 1962
    Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder  
  • 1963
    Marco Mendoza, American guitarist (The Dead Daisies)  
  • 1978
    Christian Annan, Ghanaian-Hong Kong footballer  

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May 4

  • 1911
    Evald Seepere, Estonian boxer (d. 1990)  
  • 1944
    Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (The Angels and The Delicates)  
  • 1958
    Delbert Fowler, American football player  
  • 1961
    Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist  
  • 1977
    John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player  

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May 5

  • 1935
    Robert Rehme, American film producer  
  • 1942
    Hugh Courtenay, 18th Earl of Devon, English politician (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    Sot Chitalada, Thai boxer  
  • 1978
    Morgan Pehme, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer  

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May 6

  • 1501
    Pope Marcellus II (d. 1555)
  • 1800
    Roman Sanguszko, Polish general (d. 1881)
  • 1954
    Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet  
  • 1955
    John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Defence  
  • 1984
    Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, American-Somali terrorist (d. 2013)  

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May 7

  • 1724
    Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1767
    Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1820)
  • 1946
    Jerry Nolan, American drummer (New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, and The Pleasure Seekers/Cradle) (d. 1992)  
  • 1953
    Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)  
  • 1974
    Ian Pearce, English footballer and manager  

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May 8

  • 1932
    Phyllida Law, Scottish actress  
  • 1946
    André Boulerice, Canadian politician  
  • 1960
    Eric Brittingham, American bass player (Cinderella and Naked Beggars)  
  • 1985
    Tommaso Ciampa, American wrestler  
  • 1991
    Valentijn Lietmeijer, Dutch basketball player  

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May 9

  • 1920
    William Tenn, English-American author and academic (d. 2010)  
  • 1923
    Barbara New, English actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1937
    Sonny Curtis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1963
    Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer and television host (Novi fosili)  
  • 1980
    Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer  

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May 10

  • 1874
    Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, historian, and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1909
    Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1978)  
  • 1940
    Wayne Dyer, American author and educator (d. 2015)  
  • 1958
    Gaétan Boucher, Canadian speed skater  
  • 1989
    Lindsey Shaw, American actress, singer, and producer  

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May 11

  • 1752
    Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1932
    Valentino Garavani, Italian fashion designer, founded Valentino SpA  
  • 1950
    Jeremy Paxman, English journalist and author  
  • 1963
    Roark Critchlow, Canadian-American actor  
  • 1972
    Anita Hegh, Australian actress  

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May 12

  • 1814
    Adolf von Henselt, German pianist and composer (d. 1889)
  • 1918
    Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)  
  • 1928
    Jan Krugier, Polish-Swiss art dealer (d. 2008)  
  • 1938
    Millie Perkins, American actress  
  • 1970
    Steve Palframan, South African cricketer  

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May 13

  • 1948
    Dean Meminger, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Tom Verica, American actor and director  
  • 1965
    Lari White, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  
  • 1975
    Evelin Samuel, Estonian singer and actress  
  • 1982
    Yoko Kumada, Japanese model and singer  

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May 14

  • 1907
    Ayub Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 2nd President of Pakistan (d. 1974)  
  • 1933
    Michael Chevalier, German actor  
  • 1942
    Tony Pérez, Cuban-American baseball player and manager  
  • 1973
    Voshon Lenard, American basketball player  
  • 1979
    Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer  

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May 15

  • 1689
    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English author and playwright (d. 1762)
  • 1817
    Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (d. 1905)
  • 1975
    Ray Lewis, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    David Copeland, English terrorist  
  • 1985
    Justine Robbeson, South African javelin thrower  

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May 16

  • 1831
    David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (d. 1900)
  • 1906
    Alfred Pellan, Canadian painter and educator (d. 1988)  
  • 1955
    Hazel O'Connor, English-Irish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1957
    Benjamin Mancroft, 3rd Baron Mancroft, English politician  
  • 1973
    Special Ed, American rapper and actor (Crooklyn Dodgers)  

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May 17

  • 1939
    Hugh Dykes, Baron Dykes, English politician  
  • 1966
    Hill Harper, American actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Matt Cassel, American football player  
  • 1983
    Channing Frye, American basketball player  
  • 1990
    Guido Pella, Argentinian tennis player  

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May 18

  • 1854
    Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1924)
  • 1939
    Gordon O'Connor, Canadian general and politician, 38th Canadian Minister of Defence  
  • 1974
    Chantal Kreviazuk, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  
  • 1984
    Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player  

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May 19

  • 1886
    Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1943
    Eddie May, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (Ramones and Sniper) (d. 2001)  
  • 1965
    Maile Flanagan, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1967
    Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor  

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May 20

  • 1913
    Teodoro Fernández, Peruvian footballer (d. 1996)  
  • 1942
    Raymond Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States  
  • 1964
    Kōichirō Genba, Japanese politician, 80th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs  
  • 1979
    Alessandro Hirata, Brazilian academic and jurist  
  • 1982
    Aleksei Saks, Estonian figure skater  

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May 21

  • 1688
    Alexander Pope, English poet and author (d. 1744)
  • 1878
    Glenn Curtiss, American cyclist and engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1933
    Maurice André, French trumpet player (d. 2012)  
  • 1958
    Michael Crick, English journalist and author  
  • 1970
    Carl Veart, Australian footballer and coach  

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May 22

  • 1833
    Félix Bracquemond, French painter and etcher (d. 1914)
  • 1850
    Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer (d. 1893)
  • 1859
    Tsubouchi Shōyō, Japanese author, playwright, and educator (d. 1935)
  • 1913
    William Hawthorne, English engineer and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1985
    Hideaki Takeda, Japanese footballer  

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May 23

  • 1931
    Barbara Barrie, American actress and author  
  • 1940
    Gérard Larrousse, French race car driver  
  • 1974
    Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer  
  • 1975
    Michiel van den Bos, Dutch DJ and composer  
  • 1979
    Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player and coach  

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May 24

  • 1810
    Charles Clark, American general and politician, 24th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1877)
  • 1905
    Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)  
  • 1967
    Andrey Borodin, Russian-English economist and businessman  
  • 1984
    Brodney Pool, American football player  
  • 1988
    Monica Lin Brown, American sergeant  

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May 25

  • 1886
    Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)
  • 1903
    Binnie Barnes, English-American actress and singer (d. 1998)  
  • 1948
    Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey  
  • 1974
    Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer (Home Cookin' and I Am)  
  • 1985
    Demba Ba, French footballer  

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May 26

  • 1883
    Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
  • 1909
    Matt Busby, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 1994)  
  • 1951
    Ramón Calderón, Spanish lawyer and businessman  
  • 1954
    Danny Rolling, American serial killer (d. 2006)  
  • 1982
    Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model  

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May 27

  • 1922
    Otto Carius, German lieutenant and pharmacist (d. 2015)  
  • 1930
    John Barth, American author and academic  
  • 1943
    Raye Birk, American actor  
  • 1948
    Pete Sears, English bass player (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)  
  • 1967
    Paul Gascoigne, English footballer, coach, and manager  

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May 28

  • 1738
    Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
  • 1929
    Patrick McNair-Wilson, English politician  
  • 1932
    Neil Black, English oboe player and educator  
  • 1953
    Arto Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer (DNA, The Golden Palominos, The Lounge Lizards, and Ambitious Lovers)  
  • 1999
    Cameron Boyce, American actor and dancer  

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May 29

  • 1722
    James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (d. 1773)
  • 1919
    Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic  
  • 1937
    Alwin Schockemöhle, German horse rider  
  • 1950
    Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress  
  • 1962
    Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer  

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May 30

  • 1899
    Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)
  • 1901
    Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (d. 1979)  
  • 1907
    Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)  
  • 1953
    Colm Meaney, Irish actor  
  • 1966
    Stephen Malkmus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pavement, Silver Jews, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks)  

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May 31

  • 1801
    Johann Georg Baiter, Swiss philologist and scholar (d. 1887)
  • 1946
    Debbie Moore, English model and businesswoman  
  • 1953
    Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter  
  • 1954
    Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1977
    Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer  

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