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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

  • 1929
    Sonny James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1936
    Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (d. 2014)  
  • 1968
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon, American model, author, socialite and magazine editor  
  • 1975
    Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)  
  • 1978
    James Badge Dale, American actor  

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May 2

  • 1936
    Norma Aleandro, Argentinian actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1940
    Jo Ann Pflug, American actress  
  • 1941
    Bruce Cameron, Scottish bishop  
  • 1979
    Ioannis Kanotidis, Greek footballer  
  • 1992
    María Teresa Torró Flor, Spanish tennis player  

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May 3

  • 1938
    Lindsay Kemp, English actor, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1944
    Peter Doyle, English bishop  
  • 1960
    Amy Steel, American actress  
  • 1970
    Marie-Soleil Tougas, Canadian actress (d. 1997)  
  • 1973
    Brad Martin, American singer-songwriter  

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May 4

  • 1796
    Horace Mann, American educator and politician (d. 1859)
  • 1942
    Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Ashford & Simpson) (d. 2011)  
  • 1974
    Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach  
  • 1978
    Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player  
  • 1992
    Courtney Jines, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 5

  • 1479
    Guru Amar Das, Indian 3rd Sikh Guru (d. 1574)
  • 1747
    Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1792)
  • 1942
    Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)  
  • 1958
    Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1963
    Scott Westerfeld, American author and composer  

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May 6

  • 1781
    Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher and author (d. 1832)
  • 1952
    Michael O'Hare, American actor (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Lynn Whitfield, American actress and producer  
  • 1972
    Naoko Takahashi, Japanese runner  
  • 1986
    Goran Dragić, Slovenian basketball player  

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May 7

  • 1867
    Władysław Reymont, Polish author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1925)
  • 1943
    Peter Carey, Australian author and educator  
  • 1951
    Bernie Marsden, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, Babe Ruth, and The Snakes)  
  • 1967
    Adam Price, Danish chef and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)  

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May 8

  • 1653
    Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1734)
  • 1893
    Edd Roush, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
  • 1955
    Stephen Furst, American actor and director  
  • 1987
    Mark Noble, English footballer  
  • 1991
    Valentijn Lietmeijer, Dutch basketball player  

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May 9

  • 1814
    John Brougham, Irish-American actor and playwright (d. 1880)
  • 1866
    Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian economist and politician (d. 1915)
  • 1926
    John Middleton Murry, Jr., English soldier, pilot, and author (d. 2002)  
  • 1948
    Steven W. Mosher, American social scientist and author  
  • 1959
    Ulrich Matthes, German actor  

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May 10

  • 1775
    Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, French general (d. 1809)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1933
    Barbara Taylor Bradford, English-American author  
  • 1941
    Winfried Bischoff, German-English banker and businessman  
  • 1974
    Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer  

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May 11

  • 1899
    Paulino Masip, Spanish author and playwright (d. 1963)
  • 1952
    Warren Littlefield, American businessman  
  • 1965
    Monsour del Rosario, Filipino martial artist and actor  
  • 1981
    Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist, poet, and translator  
  • 1989
    Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer  

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May 12

  • 1700
    Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect and engineer, designed the Palace of Caserta and Royal Palace of Milan (d. 1773)
  • 1932
    Joel Joffe, Baron Joffe, South African-English lawyer and politician  
  • 1973
    Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager  
  • 1985
    Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer  
  • 1990
    Tobias Strobl, German footballer  

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May 13

  • 1928
    Theo Saat, Dutch sprinter (d. 2015)  
  • 1950
    Danny Kirwan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)  
  • 1950
    Manning Marable, American author and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1962
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)  
  • 1986
    Giuliana Marino, German model  

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May 14

  • 1553
    Margaret of Valois (d. 1615)
  • 1899
    Earle Combs, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1907
    Ayub Khan, Pakistani general and politician, 2nd President of Pakistan (d. 1974)  
  • 1965
    Emma Forbes, English radio and television host  
  • 1984
    Olly Murs, English singer-songwriter  

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May 15

  • 1856
    Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1917)
  • 1922
    Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, Russian historian and ethnographer (d. 2013)  
  • 1924
    Maria Koepcke, German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1971)  
  • 1951
    Chris Ham, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1970
    Ben Wallace, English captain and politician  

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May 16

  • 1937
    Yvonne Craig, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)  
  • 1950
    Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1960
    S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)  
  • 1984
    Pania Rose, Australian model  
  • 1985
    Rodrigo Peters Marques, Brazilian footballer  

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May 17

  • 1628
    Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1961
    Justin King, English businessman  
  • 1976
    Wang Leehom, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director  
  • 1979
    David Jarolím, Czech footballer  
  • 1980
    Dallas Taylor, American singer-songwriter (Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster)  

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May 18

  • 1883
    Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian marshal and politician, 16th President of Brazil (d. 1974)
  • 1919
    Margot Fonteyn, English-Panamanian ballerina and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1957
    Henrietta Moore, English anthropologist and academic  
  • 1962
    Sandra, German singer (Arabesque and Enigma)  
  • 1980
    Michaël Llodra, French tennis player  

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May 19

  • 1871
    Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 1963)
  • 1943
    Eddie May, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Miloslav Mečíř, Slovak tennis player  
  • 1970
    Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor  
  • 1991
    Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter  

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May 20

  • 1838
    Jules Méline, French lawyer and politician, 65th Prime Minister of France (d. 1925)
  • 1907
    Carl Mydans, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)  
  • 1920
    John Cruickshank, Scottish lieutenant and banker, Victoria Cross recipient  
  • 1976
    Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player  
  • 1992
    AJ Muhlach, Filipino actor, singer, and dancer (XLR8)  

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May 21

  • 1880
    Tudor Arghezi, Romanian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1967)
  • 1902
    Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)  
  • 1951
    Al Franken, American actor, screenwriter, and politician  
  • 1959
    Abdulla Yameen, Maldivian politician, 6th President of the Maldives  
  • 1978
    Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Three Days Grace, Big Dirty Band, and Saint Asonia)  

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May 22

  • 1781
    Carl Otto Mörner, Swedish courtier and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1823
    Solomon Bundy, American lawyer and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1868
    William Beach Thomas, English journalist and author (d. 1957)
  • 1903
    Yves Rocard, French physicist and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1959
    David Blatt, American-Israeli basketball player and coach  

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May 23

  • 1795
    Charles Barry, English architect, designed the Upper Brook Street Chapel and Halifax Town Hall (d. 1860)
  • 1932
    Kevork Ajemian, Syrian-French journalist and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1935
    Lasse Strömstedt, Swedish author (d. 2009)  
  • 1954
    Hans Kruize, Dutch field hockey player  
  • 1974
    Charlie Young, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and singer  

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May 24

  • 1955
    Philippe Lafontaine, Belgian singer-songwriter  
  • 1960
    Doug Jones, American actor  
  • 1975
    Marc Gagnon, Canadian speed skater  
  • 1985
    Tim Bridgman, English race car driver  
  • 1987
    Déborah François, Belgian actress  

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May 25

  • 1458
    Mahmud Begada, Indian sultan (d. 1511)
  • 1898
    Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (d. 1971)
  • 1907
    U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)  
  • 1938
    Margaret Forster, English author, critic, and educator  
  • 1982
    Luke Webster, Australian footballer  

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May 26

  • 1883
    Mamie Smith, American singer, actress, dancer, and pianist (d. 1946)
  • 1923
    James Arness, American actor and producer (d. 2011)  
  • 1949
    Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician  
  • 1964
    Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1968
    Simon Diamond, American baseball player and wrestler  

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May 27

  • 1584
    Michael Altenburg, German theologian and composer (d. 1640)
  • 1756
    Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (d. 1825)
  • 1951
    John Conteh, English boxer  
  • 1965
    Todd Bridges, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1968
    Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach  

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May 28

  • 1779
    Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852)
  • 1841
    Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)
  • 1911
    Thora Hird, English actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1976
    Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer  
  • 1982
    Jhonny Peralta, Dominican-American baseball player  

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May 29

  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1892
    Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (d. 1938)
  • 1932
    Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author  
  • 1937
    Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge  
  • 1976
    Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player  

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May 30

  • 1908
    Mel Blanc, American voice actor and singer (d. 1989)  
  • 1922
    Hal Clement, American author and educator (d. 2003)  
  • 1934
    Alexey Leonov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1958
    Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer-songwriter and pianist (Roxette)  
  • 1970
    Flora Chan, Hong Kong actress and singer  

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May 31

  • 1908
    Nils Poppe, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)  
  • 1927
    Michael Sandberg, Baron Sandberg, English lieutenant and banker  
  • 1955
    Bruce Adolphe, American pianist, composer, and scholar  
  • 1984
    Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer  
  • 1987
    Nagi Yanagi, Japanese singer-songwriter  

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