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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

  • 1952
    Peter Smith, Malaysian-English academic and judge  
  • 1984
    Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer  
  • 1984
    Farah Fath, American actress  
  • 1990
    Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress and singer  
  • 1996
    William Nylander, Swedish ice hockey player  

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May 2

  • 1867
    Giuseppe Morello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1930)
  • 1928
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (d. 1972)  
  • 1938
    Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)  
  • 1978
    Mike Weaver, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player  

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May 3

  • 1896
    Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1905
    Edmund Black, American hammer thrower (d. 1996)  
  • 1940
    Conny Plank, German DJ and producer (Cluster and Moebius & Plank) (d. 1987)  
  • 1947
    Doug Henning, Canadian magician (d. 2000)  
  • 1989
    Nadia Forde, Irish model, singer and actress  

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May 4

  • 1923
    John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1931
    Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor and educator  
  • 1956
    Sharon Jones, American singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)  
  • 1959
    Valdemaras Chomičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach  
  • 1963
    Vange Leonel, Brazilian singer-songwriter and activist (d. 2014)  

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May 5

  • 1830
    John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
  • 1956
    Lisa Eilbacher, American actress  
  • 1972
    James Cracknell, English rower  
  • 1978
    Morgan Pehme, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1988
    Adele, English singer-songwriter  

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May 6

  • 1868
    Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author (d. 1927)
  • 1917
    Kal Mann, American songwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1920
    Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)  
  • 1932
    Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, English lieutenant and politician  
  • 1955
    Nicholas Alexander, 7th Earl of Caledon, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Armagh  

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May 7

  • 1840
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)
  • 1933
    Johnny Unitas, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1971
    Dave Karpa, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1978
    Brian Clevinger, American author  
  • 1999
    Masaki Sato, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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May 8

  • 1932
    Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican author and translator (d. 2007)  
  • 1946
    André Boulerice, Canadian politician  
  • 1957
    Rino Katase, Japanese actress  
  • 1964
    Bobby Labonte, American race car driver  
  • 1970
    Luis Enrique Martínez García, Spanish footballer and manager  

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May 9

  • 1895
    Frank Foss, American pole vaulter (d. 1989)
  • 1937
    Dave Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)  
  • 1939
    Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1972
    Dana Perino, American journalist and politician, 27th White House Press Secretary  
  • 1980
    Tony Schmidt, German race car driver  

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May 10

  • 1788
    Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1819)
  • 1886
    Karl Barth, Swiss theologian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1923
    Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, humanitarian and activist (U2)  
  • 1971
    Ådne Søndrål, Norwegian speed skater  

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May 11

  • 1904
    Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and illustrator (d. 1989)  
  • 1934
    Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1966
    Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein and Feeling B)  
  • 1981
    Austin O'Brien, American actor and photographer  
  • 1983
    Daizee Haze, American wrestler and trainer  

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May 12

  • 1725
    Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (d. 1785)
  • 1921
    Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1948
    Steve Winwood, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith)  
  • 1958
    Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist  
  • 1987
    Gianluca Sansone, Italian footballer  

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May 13

  • 1930
    Vernon Shaw, Dominican politician, 5th President of Dominica (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Dominic Cossa, American opera singer  
  • 1950
    Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1951
    Herman Philipse, Dutch philosopher and academic  
  • 1970
    Doug Evans, American football player  

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May 14

  • 1940
    Troy Shondell, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1952
    Donald R. McMonagle, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1959
    Steve Hogarth, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Marillion, The Europeans, and How We Live)  
  • 1969
    Henry Smith, English politician  
  • 1987
    Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer  

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May 15

  • 1862
    Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian author and playwright (d. 1931)
  • 1948
    Valentina Gerasimova, Kazakhstani runner  
  • 1958
    Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler  
  • 1985
    Cristiane, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1997
    Erica Green, American murder victim (d. 2001)  

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May 16

  • 1879
    Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)
  • 1961
    Charles Wright, American wrestler  
  • 1962
    Helga Radtke, German long jumper  
  • 1962
    Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician  
  • 1981
    Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer  

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May 17

  • 1901
    Werner Egk, German pianist and composer (d. 1983)  
  • 1943
    David Simeon, English actor  
  • 1966
    Danny Manning, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1969
    Thom Filicia, American interior designer and author  
  • 1981
    Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer  

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May 18

  • 1926
    Dirch Passer, Danish actor, singer, and producer (d. 1980)  
  • 1927
    Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1946
    Frank Hsieh, Taiwanese lawyer and politician, 40th Premier of the Republic of China  
  • 1948
    Yi Mun-yol, South Korean author and academic  
  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  

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May 19

  • 1908
    Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)  
  • 1908
    Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)  
  • 1914
    Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)  
  • 1926
    David Jacobs, English radio and television host (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (ZZ Top and American Blues)  

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May 20

  • 1824
    Cadmus M. Wilcox, American general (d. 1890)
  • 1949
    Robert Morin, Canadian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter  
  • 1951
    Mike Crapo, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1976
    Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player  
  • 1984
    Keith Grennan, American football player  

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May 21

  • 1527
    Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)
  • 1901
    Horace Heidt, American pianist, bandleader, and radio host (d. 1986)  
  • 1933
    Maurice André, French trumpet player (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Elizabeth Buchan, English author and critic  
  • 1960
    Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer  

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May 22

  • 1925
    Jean Tinguely, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1991)  
  • 1967
    Erik Proper, Dutch computer scientist  
  • 1983
    Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer  
  • 1984
    Peter Jungschläger, Dutch footballer  
  • 1990
    Anne-Julia Hagen, German model, Miss Germany 2010  

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May 23

  • 1052
    Philip I of France (d. 1108)
  • 1864
    William O'Connor, American fencer (d. 1939)
  • 1921
    Edna Skinner, American actress and singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1975
    Michiel van den Bos, Dutch DJ and composer  
  • 1980
    Chris Gethard, American actor and screenwriter  

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May 24

  • 1947
    Albert Bouchard, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer (Blue Öyster Cult)  
  • 1947
    Waddy Wachtel, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer  
  • 1953
    Richard Wilson, English sculptor  
  • 1973
    Ruslana, Ukrainian singer, dancer, producer, and actress  
  • 1980
    Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby player  

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May 25

  • 1921
    Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1939
    Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1948
    Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey  
  • 1960
    Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1976
    Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist  

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May 26

  • 1915
    Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1940
    Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Canadian academic and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec  
  • 1941
    Jim Dobbin, Scottish microbiologist and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1955
    Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman  
  • 1979
    Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic  

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May 27

  • 1911
    Vincent Price, American actor and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1915
    Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1930
    John Barth, American author and academic  
  • 1969
    Dondre Whitfield, American actor  
  • 1985
    Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer  

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May 28

  • 1906
    Henry Thambiah, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and diplomat, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada (d. 1997)  
  • 1915
    Joseph Greenberg, American linguist and academic (d. 2001)  
  • 1948
    Pierre Rapsat, Belgian singer-songwriter (d. 2002)  
  • 1975
    Maura Johnston, American journalist, critic, and academic  
  • 1976
    Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach  

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May 29

  • 1730
    Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. 1803)
  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1880
    Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)
  • 1976
    Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Andreas Schäffer, German footballer  

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May 30

  • 1935
    Lee Gunther, American production manager and producer (d. 1998)  
  • 1959
    Randy Ferbey, Canadian curler  
  • 1980
    Ryōgo Narita, Japanese author  
  • 1981
    Blake Bashoff, American actor  
  • 1992
    Danielle Harold, English actress  

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May 31

  • 1887
    Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1912
    Alfred Deller, English singer (d. 1979)  
  • 1955
    Ben de Lisi, American fashion designer  
  • 1973
    Kate Howey, English martial artist and coach  
  • 1997
    Milka-Emilia Pasanen, Finnish tennis player  

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