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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

  • 1803
    James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet and author (d. 1849)
  • 1910
    Raya Dunayevskaya, Ukrainian-American philosopher and activist (d. 1987)  
  • 1924
    Karel Kachyňa, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1966
    Charlie Schlatter, American actor  
  • 1978
    Nick Traina, American singer-songwriter (Link 80) (d. 1997)  

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May 2

  • 1922
    Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor and director (d. 2007)  
  • 1929
    Édouard Balladur, Turkish-French economist and politician, 162nd Prime Minister of France  
  • 1952
    Christine Baranski, American actress and singer  
  • 1962
    Elizabeth Berridge, American actress  
  • 1962
    Taťána Kocembová, Czech runner  

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May 3

  • 1859
    Andy Adams, American author (d. 1935)
  • 1870
    Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1948)
  • 1892
    George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1906
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)  
  • 1954
    Patti Boulaye, Nigerian-English singer and actress  

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May 4

  • 1947
    Ronald Sørensen, Dutch historian and politician  
  • 1960
    Paul Bhattacharjee, English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1977
    Mariano Pernía, Argentinian-Spanish footballer  
  • 1980
    Franziska Weisz, Austrian actress  
  • 1986
    Devan Dubnyk, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 5

  • 1813
    Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and author (d. 1855)
  • 1903
    James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)  
  • 1935
    Bernard Pivot, French journalist, talk show host, and producer  
  • 1949
    Eppie Bleeker, Dutch speed skater  
  • 1969
    Olav Sepp, Estonian chess player  

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May 6

  • 1742
    Jean Senebier, Swiss pastor and physiologist (d. 1809)
  • 1945
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Flatlanders)  
  • 1947
    Alan Dale, New Zealand actor  
  • 1954
    Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet  
  • 1980
    Kelly van der Veer, Dutch singer and actress  

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May 7

  • 1945
    Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Planxty and Moving Hearts)  
  • 1959
    Georgiy Kolnootchenko, Belarusian discus thrower  
  • 1960
    Almudena Grandes, Spanish author  
  • 1976
    Andrea Lo Cicero, Italian rugby player  
  • 1979
    Katie Douglas, American basketball player  

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May 8

  • 1916
    João Havelange, Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman  
  • 1926
    Don Rickles, American comedian and actor  
  • 1930
    René Maltête, French photographer and poet (d. 2000)  
  • 1947
    David Manners, 11th Duke of Rutland, English politician  
  • 1987
    Aarne Nirk, Estonian hurdler  

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May 9

  • 1855
    Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer (d. 1932)
  • 1906
    Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)  
  • 1939
    Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1943
    Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1983
    Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor  

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May 10

  • 1878
    Konstantinos Parthenis, Greek painter (d. 1967)
  • 1922
    Nancy Walker, American actress and director (d. 1992)  
  • 1944
    Jim Abrahams, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Linda Evangelista, Canadian model and actress  
  • 1971
    Leslie Stefanson, American model and actress  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Jan van Gilse, Dutch composer and conductor (d. 1944)
  • 1890
    Helge Løvland, Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)
  • 1927
    Gene Savoy, American explorer, author, and scholar (d. 2007)  
  • 1956
    Alex Lester, English radio host  
  • 1970
    Harold Ford, Jr., American lawyer and politician  

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May 12

  • 1590
    Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • 1925
    Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2015)  
  • 1958
    Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist  
  • 1967
    Bill Shorten, Australian lawyer and politician, 21st Minister for Education and Training  
  • 1997
    Odeya Rush, Israeli-American actress  

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May 13

  • 1588
    Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (d. 1654)
  • 1795
    Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and chronologist (d. 1875)
  • 1939
    Harvey Keitel, American actor and producer  
  • 1979
    Vyacheslav Shevchuk, Ukrainian footballer  
  • 1981
    James Yun, American wrestler and actor  

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May 14

  • 1874
    Polaire, French singer and actress (d. 1939)
  • 1932
    Mario Bichón, Chilean civil servant and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Alistair McAlpine, Baron McAlpine of West Green, English businessman and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1945
    George Nicholls, English rugby player  
  • 1952
    Donald R. McMonagle, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut  

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May 15

  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer  
  • 1971
    Karin Lušnic, Slovenian tennis player  
  • 1981
    Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress and singer  
  • 1982
    Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor  
  • 1987
    Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player  

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May 16

  • 1948
    Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer  
  • 1964
    Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Adam Richman, American actor and television host  
  • 1977
    Dolcenera, Italian singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1978
    Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer  

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May 17

  • 1964
    Mauro Martini, Italian race car driver  
  • 1966
    Hill Harper, American actor and producer  
  • 1976
    Kandi Burruss, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Xscape)  
  • 1984
    Christian Bolaños, Costa Rican footballer  
  • 1991
    Johanna Konta, Australian-English tennis player  

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May 18

  • 1891
    Rudolf Carnap, German-American philosopher and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1959
    Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1963
    Marty McSorley, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and actor  
  • 1968
    Ralf Kelleners, German race car driver  
  • 1977
    Lee Hendrie, English footballer  

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May 19

  • 1884
    David Munson, American runner (d. 1953)
  • 1889
    Henry B. Richardson, American archer (d. 1963)
  • 1964
    Miloslav Mečíř, Slovak tennis player  
  • 1965
    Boris, French singer-songwriter and radio host  
  • 1980
    Tony Hackworth, English footballer  

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May 20

  • 1899
    Aleksandr Deyneka, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1969)
  • 1906
    Giuseppe Siri, Italian cardinal (d. 1989)  
  • 1927
    David Hedison, American actor  
  • 1985
    Chris Froome, Kenyan-English cyclist  
  • 1991
    Henrik Ojamaa, Estonian footballer  

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May 21

  • 1688
    Alexander Pope, English poet and author (d. 1744)
  • 1947
    İlber Ortaylı, Turkish historian and academic  
  • 1955
    Paul Barber, English field hockey player  
  • 1965
    Josh Richman, American actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Brian Klemm, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Suburban Legends and Big D and the Kids Table)  

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May 22

  • 1700
    Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, French painter and illustrator (d. 1785)
  • 1770
    Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1897
    Jeanne de Casalis, South African-English actress (d. 1966)
  • 1968
    Karen Lord, Barbadian author  
  • 1970
    Pedro Diniz, Brazilian race car driver  

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May 23

  • 635
    K'inich Kan B'alam II, Mayan king (d. 702)
  • 1943
    Alan Walden, American businessman and manager, co-founded Capricorn Records  
  • 1967
    Luis Roberto Alves, Mexican footballer  
  • 1970
    Bryan Herta, American race car driver and businessman, co-founded Bryan Herta Autosport  
  • 1983
    Josh Pace, American basketball player  

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May 24

  • 1803
    Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (d. 1866)
  • 1878
    Lillian Moller Gilbreth, American psychologist and engineer (d. 1972)
  • 1900
    Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1913
    Peter Ellenshaw, American special effects designer (d. 2007)  
  • 1989
    Andrew Jordan, English race car driver  

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May 25

  • 1048
    Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085)
  • 1889
    Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)
  • 1916
    Giuseppe Tosi, Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)  
  • 1948
    Bülent Arınç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey  
  • 1954
    Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)  

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May 26

  • 1909
    Adolfo López Mateos, Mexican politician, 48th President of Mexico (d. 1969)  
  • 1943
    Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, journalist, and politician  
  • 1957
    Roberto Ravaglia, Italian race car driver  
  • 1963
    Musetta Vander, South African model and actress  
  • 1967
    Philip Treacy, Irish hat designer  

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May 27

  • 1756
    Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
  • 1891
    Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1897
    Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
  • 1960
    Gaston Therrien, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1985
    Chiang Chien-ming, Taiwanese baseball player  

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May 28

  • 1974
    Alicia Minshew, American actress  
  • 1976
    Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast  
  • 1981
    Aaron Schock, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1992
    Tom Carroll, English footballer  
  • 1993
    Bárbara Luz, Portuguese tennis player  

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May 29

  • 1921
    Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. 2010)  
  • 1952
    Zeituni Onyango, Kenyan-American computer programmer (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach  
  • 1979
    Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin, Singaporean footballer  
  • 1993
    Jana Čepelová, Slovak tennis player  

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May 30

  • 1924
    Armando Peraza, Cuban-American drummer (Santana) (d. 2014)  
  • 1967
    Sven Pipien, German-American bass player (The Black Crowes)  
  • 1980
    Ryōgo Narita, Japanese author  
  • 1989
    Kevin Covais, American singer and actor  
  • 1997
    Jake Short, American actor  

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May 31

  • 1613
    John George II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
  • 1914
    Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)  
  • 1950
    Edgar Savisaar, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior  
  • 1958
    Roma Maffia, American actress  
  • 1968
    John Connolly, Irish journalist and author  

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