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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.

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May 1

  • 1852
    Calamity Jane, American scout (d. 1903)
  • 1924
    Karel Kachyňa, Czech director and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1928
    Desmond Titterington, Irish-Scottish race car driver (d. 2002)  
  • 1929
    Sonny Ramadhin, Trinidadian cricketer  
  • 1997
    Miles Ocampo, Filipino actress and singer  

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May 2

  • 1940
    Jo Ann Pflug, American actress  
  • 1948
    Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Imperials)  
  • 1979
    Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1980
    Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder  
  • 1985
    Sarah Hughes, American figure skater  

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May 3

  • 1873
    Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • 1892
    George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1896
    Dodie Smith, English author and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1961
    Joe Murray, American animator, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Daryl F. Mallett, American author and actor  

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May 4

  • 1926
    David Stoddart, Baron Stoddart of Swindon, English politician  
  • 1935
    Mr. Fuji, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1944
    Dave, Dutch singer and television host  
  • 1961
    Mary Elizabeth McDonough, American actress  
  • 1985
    Anthony Fedorov, Ukrainian-American singer and actor (7th Heaven)  

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May 5

  • 1818
    Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1883)
  • 1908
    Kurt Böhme, German opera singer (d. 1989)  
  • 1934
    Victor Garland, Australian accountant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs  
  • 1976
    Jeremy Michael Ward, American singer and guitarist (The Mars Volta and De Facto) (d. 2003)  
  • 1984
    Wade MacNeil, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire, Gallows, and Black Lungs)  

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May 6

  • 1635
    Johann Joachim Becher (d. 1682)
  • 1906
    André Weil, French mathematician and academic (d. 1998)  
  • 1942
    Ariel Dorfman, Argentinian author, playwright, and academic  
  • 1950
    Jeffery Deaver, American journalist and author  
  • 1993
    Kim Dasom, South Korean singer, dancer, actress (Sistar)  

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May 7

  • 1763
    Józef Poniatowski, Polish general (d. 1813)
  • 1911
    Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1972
    Peter Dubovský, Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)  
  • 1978
    Stephanie Pohl, German volleyball player  
  • 1984
    Kevin Steen, Canadian wrestler  

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May 8

  • 1829
    Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer (d. 1869)
  • 1960
    Franco Baresi, Italian footballer and coach  
  • 1964
    Dave Rowntree, English drummer and animator (Blur and The Ailerons)  
  • 1969
    Jonny Searle, English rower  
  • 1970
    Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer and coach  

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May 9

  • 1882
    Henry J. Kaiser, American shipbuilder and businessman, founded Kaiser Shipyards (d. 1967)
  • 1932
    Geraldine McEwan, Scottish actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1947
    Yukiya Amano, Japanese diplomat  
  • 1963
    Joe Cirella, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1983
    Leandro Rinaudo, Italian footballer  

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May 10

  • 1938
    Manuel Santana, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1956
    Yves Jacques, Canadian actor  
  • 1960
    Bono, Irish singer-songwriter, humanitarian and activist (U2)  
  • 1970
    Gina Philips, American actress and producer  
  • 1974
    Liu Fang, Chinese pipa player  

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May 11

  • 1852
    Charles W. Fairbanks, American journalist and politician, 26th United States Vice President (d. 1918)
  • 1882
    Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, educator, and critic (d. 1964)
  • 1909
    Kurt Großkurth, German actor and singer (d. 1975)  
  • 1985
    Matt Giraud, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1989
    Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer  

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May 12

  • 1754
    Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German composer and publisher (d. 1812)
  • 1900
    Helene Weigel, Austrian-German actress (d. 1971)
  • 1948
    Dave Heineman, American captain and politician, 39th Governor of Nebraska  
  • 1949
    Ross Bleckner, American painter, philanthropist, and activist  
  • 1997
    Odeya Rush, Israeli-American actress  

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May 13

  • 1943
    Kurt Trampedach, Danish painter and sculptor  
  • 1950
    Danny Kirwan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)  
  • 1952
    John Kasich, American talk show host and politician, 69th Governor of Ohio  
  • 1957
    Koji Suzuki, Japanese author and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Darius Rucker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hootie & the Blowfish)  

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May 14

  • 1916
    Robert F. Christy, Canadian-American physicist and astronomer (d. 2012)  
  • 1925
    Boris Parsadanian, Armenian-Estonian violinist and composer (d. 1997)  
  • 1962
    C.C. DeVille, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (Poison and Samantha 7)  
  • 1982
    Stanimir Todorov, Bulgarian figure skater  
  • 1986
    Clay Matthews III, American football player  

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May 15

  • 1940
    Don Nelson, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1948
    Brian Eno, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Roxy Music and 801)  
  • 1970
    Ben Wallace, English captain and politician  
  • 1987
    Jennylyn Mercado, Filipino singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1996
    Birdy, English singer-songwriter  

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May 16

  • 1905
    Henry Fonda, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1982)  
  • 1919
    Liberace, American singer, pianist, and actor (d. 1987)  
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician  
  • 1981
    Taavi Rähn, Estonian footballer  
  • 1991
    Ashley Wagner, American figure skater  

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May 17

  • 1924
    Francis Tombs, Baron Tombs, English engineer and politician  
  • 1929
    Branko Zebec, Croatian football player and coach (d. 1988)  
  • 1959
    Marcelo Loffreda, Argentinian rugby player and coach  
  • 1981
    Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1984
    Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player  

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May 18

  • 1610
    Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)
  • 1912
    Perry Como, American singer and actor (d. 2001)  
  • 1925
    Lillian Hoban, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)  
  • 1946
    Ameril Umbra Kato, Filipino warlord (d. 2015)  
  • 1980
    Michaël Llodra, French tennis player  

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May 19

  • 1874
    Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1886
    Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1938
    Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)  
  • 1965
    Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean model and television host, Miss Universe 1987  
  • 1984
    Marcedes Lewis, American football player  

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May 20

  • 1899
    Aleksandr Deyneka, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1969)
  • 1958
    Jane Wiedlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Go-Go's and Frosted)  
  • 1962
    Mike Jeffries, American soccer player and coach  
  • 1984
    Keith Grennan, American football player  
  • 1986
    Jiřina Svobodová, Czech pole vaulter  

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May 21

  • 1856
    José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguayan journalist and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 1929)
  • 1920
    Anthony Steel, English actor and singer (d. 2001)  
  • 1933
    Yevgeny Minayev, Russian weightlifter (d. 1993)  
  • 1978
    Jamaal Magloire, Canadian basketball player and coach  
  • 1986
    Konstantinos Argyros, Greek singer  

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May 22

  • 1879
    Jack White, Irish trade unionist and army organizer (d. 1946)
  • 1946
    Michael Green, English physicist and academic  
  • 1973
    Steffen Højer, Danish footballer and manager  
  • 1987
    Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player  
  • 1990
    Anne-Julia Hagen, German model, Miss Germany 2010  

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May 23

  • 1884
    Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist and demographer (d. 1965)
  • 1912
    John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1989)  
  • 1920
    Helen O'Connell, American singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1949
    Alan García, Peruvian lawyer and politician, 93rd President of Peru  
  • 1956
    Andrea Pazienza, Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)  

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May 24

  • 1689
    Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1769)
  • 1964
    Isidro Pérez, Mexican boxer (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Catherine Cox, New Zealand-Australian netball player  
  • 1987
    Aiko Orgla, Estonian footballer  
  • 1987
    Jimena Barón, Argentinian actress and singer  

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May 25

  • 1958
    Katerina Batzeli, Greek politician  
  • 1960
    Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host  
  • 1964
    Ivan Bella, Slovak colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1983
    Tiago Cardoso Fonseca Brazilian footballer  
  • 1985
    Demba Ba, French footballer  

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May 26

  • 1886
    Al Jolson, Lithuanian-American singer and actor (d. 1950)
  • 1908
    Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam  
  • 1937
    Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1941
    Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1953
    Michael Portillo, English journalist and politician, Secretary of State for Defence  

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May 27

  • 1924
    Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)  
  • 1942
    Lee Baca, American police officer  
  • 1963
    Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer  
  • 1968
    Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1986
    Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer  

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May 28

  • 1912
    Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian physicist and astronomer (d. 1981)  
  • 1921
    Tom Uren, Australian soldier, boxer, and politician (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Patch Adams, American physician and author, founded the Gesundheit! Institute  
  • 1976
    Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach  
  • 1979
    Abdulaziz al-Omari, Saudi Arabian terrorist, hijacker of American Airlines Flight 11 (d. 2001)  

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May 29

  • 1948
    Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1953
    Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1955
    Mike Porcaro, American bass player (Toto) (d. 2015)  
  • 1982
    Anita Briem, Icelandic actress  
  • 1984
    Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player  

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May 30

  • 1885
    Villem Grünthal-Ridala, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1942)
  • 1886
    Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)
  • 1918
    Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)  
  • 1938
    David Early, American actor and educator (d. 2013)  
  • 1986
    Nikolay Bodurov, Bulgarian footballer  

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May 31

  • 1683
    Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer (d. 1755)
  • 1883
    Lauri Kristian Relander, Finnish politician, 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
  • 1940
    Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach  
  • 1967
    Vampiro, Canadian-Mexican wrestler and sportscaster  
  • 1987
    Nagi Yanagi, Japanese singer-songwriter  

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