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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

  • 1901
    Heinz Eric Roemheld, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)  
  • 1949
    Jim Clench, Canadian bass player (April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive) (d. 2010)  
  • 1966
    Olaf Thon, German footballer and coach  
  • 1987
    Leonardo Bonucci, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player  

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May 2

  • 1458
    Eleanor of Viseu (d. 1525)
  • 1772
    Novalis, German author and poet (d. 1801)
  • 1897
    John Frederick Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1951
    John Glascock, English singer and bass player (Jethro Tull, Carmen, The Gods, and Chicken Shack) (d. 1979)  
  • 1987
    Pat McAfee, American football player  

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May 3

  • 1446
    Margaret of York (d. 1503)
  • 1905
    Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)  
  • 1932
    Robert Osborne, American actor and historian  
  • 1940
    Clemens Westerhof, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1953
    Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (REO Speedwagon)  

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May 4

  • 1950
    Darryl Hunt, English bass player (The Pogues and Plummet Airlines)  
  • 1951
    Mick Mars, American guitarist and songwriter (Mötley Crüe)  
  • 1973
    Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player  
  • 1979
    Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player  

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May 5

  • 1864
    Nellie Bly, American journalist and author (d. 1922)
  • 1925
    Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)  
  • 1948
    Mats Bergman, Swedish actor  
  • 1959
    Peter Molyneux, English video game designer, created ''Fable''  
  • 1977
    Virginie Efira, Belgian actress and journalist  

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May 6

  • 1872
    Djemal Pasha, Ottoman general (d. 1922)
  • 1903
    Toots Shor, American businessman, founded Toots Shor's Restaurant (d. 1977)  
  • 1926
    Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)  
  • 1943
    James Turrell, American sculptor and illustrator  
  • 1951
    Samuel Doe, Liberian sergeant and politician, 21st President of Liberia (d. 1990)  

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May 7

  • 1891
    Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)
  • 1935
    Michael Hopkins, English architect  
  • 1939
    Marco St. John, American actor and producer  
  • 1985
    Dan Sweetman, Australian television host  
  • 1986
    Mark Furze, Australian actor and singer  

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May 8

  • 1938
    Jean Giraud, French author and illustrator (d. 2012)  
  • 1940
    James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington, English businessman and academic  
  • 1950
    Robert Mugge, American director and producer  
  • 1980
    Michelle McManus, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1993
    Pat Cummins, Australian cricketer  

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May 9

  • 1873
    Anton Cermak, Czech-American captain and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1933)
  • 1916
    William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)  
  • 1941
    Dorothy Hyman, English sprinter  
  • 1948
    Calvin Murphy, American basketball player and radio host  
  • 1969
    Hudson Leick, American actress  

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May 10

  • 1878
    Gustav Stresemann, German journalist and politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1938
    Marina Vlady, French actress  
  • 1946
    Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and theorist  
  • 1975
    Adam Deadmarsh, Canadian-American ice hockey player  

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May 11

  • 1901
    Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)  
  • 1935
    Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1966
    Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein and Feeling B)  
  • 1986
    Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1987
    Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo jurist and politician  

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May 12

  • 1825
    Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)
  • 1956
    Asad Rauf, Pakistani cricketer and umpire  
  • 1970
    Steve Palframan, South African cricketer  
  • 1985
    Andrew Howe, Italian long jumper and sprinter  
  • 1986
    Im Dong-Hyun, South Korean archer  

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May 13

  • 1881
    Joe Forshaw, American runner (d. 1964)
  • 1930
    Mike Gravel, American lieutenant and politician  
  • 1968
    Susan Floyd, American actress  
  • 1971
    Fana Mokoena, South African actor  
  • 1972
    Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer  

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May 14

  • 1897
    Ed Ricketts, American biologist and ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1933
    Siân Phillips, Welsh actress and singer  
  • 1949
    Sverre Årnes, Norwegian author, screenwriter, and director  
  • 1961
    Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1989
    Rob Gronkowski, American football player  

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May 15

  • 1856
    L. Frank Baum, American journalist and author (d. 1919)
  • 1911
    Max Frisch, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1991)  
  • 1925
    Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1971
    Karin Lušnic, Slovenian tennis player  
  • 1981
    Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player  

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May 16

  • 1925
    Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1925
    Nancy Roman, American astronomer  
  • 1955
    Páidí Ó Sé, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1977
    Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1989
    Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model  

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May 17

  • 1912
    Ace Parker, American baseball and football player (d. 2013)  
  • 1934
    Earl Morrall, American football player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Paul Di'Anno, English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden and Gogmagog)  
  • 1974
    Wiki González, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1986
    Marius Činikas, Lithuanian footballer  

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May 18

  • 1797
    Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (d. 1854)
  • 1931
    Robert Morse, American actor and singer  
  • 1952
    Jeana Yeager, American pilot  
  • 1955
    Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong actor and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Charles Kamathi, Kenyan runner  

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May 19

  • 1886
    Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1909
    Nicholas Winton, English banker and humanitarian (d. 2015)  
  • 1942
    Robert Kilroy-Silk, English television host and politician  
  • 1947
    Paul Brady, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Planxty and The Johnstons)  
  • 1973
    Dario Franchitti, Scottish race car driver  

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May 20

  • 1941
    John Strasberg, American actor  
  • 1942
    Simon Keswick, Scottish businessman  
  • 1944
    Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman, co-founded Red Bull GmbH  
  • 1979
    Jana Pallaske, German actress and singer (Spitting Off Tall Buildings)  
  • 1984
    Patrick Ewing, Jr., American basketball player  

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May 21

  • 1928
    Alice Drummond, American actress  
  • 1957
    James Bailey, American basketball player  
  • 1981
    Craig Anderson, American ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Josh Hamilton, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Dušan Kuciak, Solvak footballer  

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May 22

  • 1811
    Giulia Grisi, Italian-German soprano (d. 1869)
  • 1897
    Jeanne de Casalis, South African-English actress (d. 1966)
  • 1910
    Johnny Olson, American game show host and announcer (d. 1985)  
  • 1953
    Cha Bum-kun, South Korean footballer and manager  
  • 1981
    Louis Talpe, Belgian actor  

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May 23

  • 1865
    Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian jurist and politician, 11th President of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1884
    Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965)
  • 1944
    Alan Bowman, English scholar and academic  
  • 1965
    Woorkeri Raman, Indian cricketer and coach  
  • 1974
    Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer  

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May 24

  • 1810
    Abraham Geiger, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1874)
  • 1916
    Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (d. 2002)  
  • 1963
    Joe Dumars, American basketball player  
  • 1967
    Eric Close, American actor and director  
  • 1980
    Jason Babin, American football player  

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May 25

  • 1848
    Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)
  • 1917
    Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1944
    John Bunnell, American police officer, television host, and actor  
  • 1962
    Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1976
    Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper  

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May 26

  • 1822
    Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)
  • 1865
    Robert W. Chambers, American author and illustrator (d. 1933)
  • 1887
    Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)
  • 1972
    Alan White, English drummer (Oasis and Starclub)  
  • 1988
    Joel Selwood, Australian footballer  

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May 27

  • 1867
    Arnold Bennett, English author and playwright (d. 1931)
  • 1939
    Gerald Ronson, English businessman and philanthropist  
  • 1948
    Pete Sears, English bass player (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)  
  • 1971
    Paul Bettany, English actor  
  • 1983
    Meelis Kanep, Estonian chess player  

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May 28

  • 1883
    Clough Williams-Ellis, English-Welsh architect, designed the Portmeirion Village (d. 1978)
  • 1944
    Rudy Giuliani, American lawyer and politician, 107th mayor of New York City  
  • 1945
    John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Golliwogs)  
  • 1960
    Mark Sanford, American captain and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  

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May 29

  • 1915
    Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)  
  • 1944
    Bob Benmosche, American businessman (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)  
  • 1963
    Zhu Jianhua, Chinese high jumper  
  • 1984
    Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player  

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May 30

  • 1653
    Claudia Felicitas of Austria (d. 1676)
  • 1940
    Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)  
  • 1965
    Iginio Straffi, Italian animator and producer, founded Rainbow S.r.l.  
  • 1979
    Francis Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer  

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May 31

  • 1527
    Agnes of Hesse (d. 1555)
  • 1934
    Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)  
  • 1963
    Hugh Dillon, Canadian singer, producer, and actor (Headstones, Hugh Dillon Redemption Choir)  
  • 1977
    June Sarpong, English television host  
  • 1990
    Erik Karlsson, Swedish ice hockey player  

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