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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

  • 1900
    Ignazio Silone, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1927
    Gary Bertini, Israeli conductor and composer (d. 2005)  
  • 1935
    Ian Curteis, English director and playwright  
  • 1967
    Scott Coffey, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Hannes Võrno, Estonian comedian and television host  

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May 2

  • 1921
    Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1938
    Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)  
  • 1968
    Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor and singer  
  • 1972
    Ahti Heinla, Estonian programmer and businessman, co-developed Skype  
  • 1974
    Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor and actor  

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May 3

  • 1446
    Margaret of York (d. 1503)
  • 1859
    Andy Adams, American author (d. 1935)
  • 1957
    Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1970
    Marie-Soleil Tougas, Canadian actress (d. 1997)  
  • 1994
    Lindsay Bushman, American actress  

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May 4

  • 1772
    Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
  • 1928
    Thomas Kinsella, Irish poet, translator, and publisher  
  • 1954
    Ryan Cayabyab, Filipino pianist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1978
    Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and journalist  
  • 1979
    Marie Poissonnier, French pole vaulter  

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May 5

  • 1749
    Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French pianist and composer (d. 1794)
  • 1906
    Charles Exbrayat, French author and screenwriter (d. 1989)  
  • 1936
    Patrick Gowers, English composer and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1938
    Barbara Wagner, Canadian figure skater and coach  
  • 1961
    Hiroshi Hase, Japanese wrestler and politician  

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May 6

  • 1856
    Sigmund Freud, Austrian-English neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)
  • 1938
    Larry Gogan, Irish radio host  
  • 1951
    Samuel Doe, Liberian sergeant and politician, 21st President of Liberia (d. 1990)  
  • 1968
    Lætitia Sadier, French singer and keyboard player (Stereolab, Monade, and McCarthy)  
  • 1986
    Gintarė Vostrecovaitė, Lithuanian figure skater  

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May 7

  • 1903
    Jimmy Ball, Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)  
  • 1921
    Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (d. 1985)  
  • 1928
    John Ingle, American actor and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1974
    Lawrence Johnson, American pole vaulter  
  • 1985
    Drew Neitzel, American basketball player  

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May 8

  • 1735
    Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter and politician (d. 1811)
  • 1941
    Bill Lockyer, American academic and politician, 30th Attorney General of California  
  • 1959
    Ronnie Lott, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Buakaw Banchamek, Thai kick-boxer  
  • 1988
    David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist (Mopti)  

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May 9

  • 1924
    Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer, poet, and author (d. 1997)  
  • 1932
    Geraldine McEwan, Scottish actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1965
    Ken Nomura, Japanese race car driver and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Marie-José Pérec, French runner  
  • 1975
    Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor  

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May 10

  • 1911
    Bel Kaufman, American author and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Barbara Taylor Bradford, English-American author  
  • 1938
    Jean Becker, French actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1967
    Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1984
    Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player  

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May 11

  • 1888
    Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Marco Ferreri, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1997)  
  • 1958
    Phil Smyth, Australian basketball player and coach  
  • 1963
    Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian and actor  
  • 1964
    Bobby Witt, American baseball player  

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May 12

  • 1828
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
  • 1859
    William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 1932)
  • 1918
    Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)  
  • 1958
    Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer  
  • 1960
    Lisa Martin, Australian runner  

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May 13

  • 1713
    Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist (d. 1765)
  • 1742
    Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen (d. 1798)
  • 1944
    Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)  
  • 1979
    Steve Mildenhall, English footballer  
  • 1986
    Lena Dunham, American actress, director, and screenwriter  

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May 14

  • 1868
    Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist (d. 1935)
  • 1945
    Francesca Annis, English actress  
  • 1959
    Heather Wheeler, English politician  
  • 1965
    Emma Forbes, English radio and television host  
  • 1995
    Kelly Gale, Swedish model  

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May 15

  • 1856
    Matthias Zurbriggen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 1917)
  • 1891
    Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1905
    Abraham Zapruder, American businessman, filmed the Zapruder film (d. 1970)  
  • 1954
    Suzanne Basso, American murderer (d. 2014)  
  • 1988
    Nemanja Nešić, Serbian rower (d. 2012)  

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May 16

  • 1845
    Élie Metchnikoff, Ukrainian-French biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1914
    Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1931
    K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs  
  • 1984
    Jensen Lewis, American baseball player  
  • 1988
    Jaak Põldma, Estonian tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1931
    Marshall Applewhite, American cult leader, founded Heaven's Gate (d. 1997)  
  • 1944
    Peter Price, English bishop  
  • 1981
    Leon Osman, English footballer  
  • 1982
    Dan Hardy, English mixed martial artist  
  • 1988
    Soccer, American acting dog (d. 2001)  

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May 18

  • 1934
    Dwayne Hickman, American actor and director  
  • 1936
    Rita Cadillac, French dancer, singer, and actress (d. 1995)  
  • 1950
    Mark Mothersbaugh, American singer-songwriter and painter (Devo)  
  • 1990
    Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer  
  • 1992
    Spencer Breslin, American actor and singer  

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May 19

  • 1593
    Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter and illustrator (d. 1678)
  • 1929
    John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)  
  • 1975
    Josh Paul, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1981
    Michael Leighton, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Sina Schielke, German sprinter  

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May 20

  • 1916
    Ondina Valla, Italian sprinter and hurdler (d. 2006)  
  • 1916
    Owen Chadwick, English rugby player, historian, and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1930
    Sam Etcheverry, American football player and coach (d. 2009)  
  • 1941
    John Strasberg, American actor  
  • 1983
    N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Indian actor, singer, and dancer  

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May 21

  • 1792
    Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1843)
  • 1917
    Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1993)  
  • 1933
    Yevgeny Minayev, Russian weightlifter (d. 1993)  
  • 1967
    Blake Schwarzenbach, American singer and guitarist (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, and forgetters)  
  • 1984
    Lorena Ayala, Dutch model  

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May 22

  • 1770
    Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1814
    Erasmus Ommanney, English admiral and explorer (d. 1904)
  • 1914
    Max Kohnstamm, Dutch historian and diplomat (d. 2010)  
  • 1977
    Vinnie Potestivo, American casting director and producer  
  • 1988
    Chase Budinger, American basketball player  

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May 23

  • 1865
    Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian jurist and politician, 11th President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1888
    Zack Wheat, American baseball player and police officer (d. 1972)
  • 1935
    Julian Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell, English politician  
  • 1955
    Luka Bloom, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1975
    Michiel van den Bos, Dutch DJ and composer  

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May 24

  • 1616
    John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale, Scottish politician, Secretary of State, Scotland (d. 1682)
  • 1868
    Charlie Taylor, American engineer and mechanic (d. 1956)
  • 1899
    Henri Michaux, Belgian-French poet and painter (d. 1984)
  • 1973
    Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Sayaka Ando, Japanese model  

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May 25

  • 1877
    Billy Murray, American singer and actor (d. 1954)
  • 1935
    W. P. Kinsella, Canadian author and poet  
  • 1937
    Tom Phillips, English painter and academic  
  • 1943
    John Palmer, English keyboard player (Family, Eclection, and Blossom Toes)  
  • 1986
    Neon Hitch, English singer-songwriter  

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May 26

  • 1887
    Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)
  • 1909
    Nikolay Guryanov, Russian priest and mystic (d. 2002)  
  • 1923
    Roy Dotrice, English actor  
  • 1956
    Neil Parish, English politician  
  • 1964
    Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author  

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May 27

  • 1891
    Claude Champagne, Canadian violinist, pianist, and composer (d. 1965)
  • 1962
    Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer and sportscaster  
  • 1984
    Blake Ahearn, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player  
  • 1991
    Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer  

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May 28

  • 1917
    Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1925
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German opera singer and conductor (d. 2012)  
  • 1944
    Patricia Quinn, Irish actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Romain Duris, French actor and singer  
  • 1983
    Humberto Sánchez, Dominican-American baseball player  

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May 29

  • 1921
    Clifton James, American actor  
  • 1949
    Brian Kidd, English footballer and coach  
  • 1961
    John Miceli, American drummer (Neverland Express)  
  • 1972
    Közi, Japanese singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Malice Mizer and Eve of Destiny)  
  • 1978
    Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player  

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May 30

  • 1879
    Colin Blythe, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1917)
  • 1934
    Alexey Leonov, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1940
    Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)  
  • 1981
    Hisanori Takada, Japanese footballer  
  • 1985
    Vladimir Latin, Estonian rower  

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May 31

  • 1863
    Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942)
  • 1919
    Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (d. 1995)  
  • 1943
    Sharon Gless, American actress  
  • 1962
    Noriko Hidaka, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1992
    Laura Ikauniece, Latvian heptathlete  

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