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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

  • 1579
    Wolphert Gerretse, Dutch-American farmer, co-founded New Netherland (d. 1662)
  • 1931
    Naim Attallah, Palestinian author and publisher  
  • 1955
    Donna Hartley, English runner and bodybuilder (d. 2013)  
  • 1959
    Yasmina Reza, French actress and playwright  
  • 1983
    Alain Bernard, French swimmer  

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May 2

  • 1902
    Arturo Licata, Italian super-centenarian (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Christine Baranski, American actress and singer  
  • 1966
    Uwe Freiler, German footballer  
  • 1972
    Paul Adcock, English footballer  
  • 1991
    Farruko, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter  

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May 3

  • 1898
    Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)
  • 1938
    Lindsay Kemp, English actor, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1944
    Pete Staples, English bass player (The Troggs)  
  • 1977
    Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1985
    Ezequiel Lavezzi, Argentinian footballer  

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May 4

  • 1937
    Ron Carter, American bassist and educator (Miles Davis Quintet)  
  • 1943
    Prasanta Pattanaik, Indian economist and academic  
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)  
  • 1954
    Liz Robertson, English actress and singer  
  • 1978
    Vladimíra Uhlířová, Czech tennis player  

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May 5

  • 1903
    James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)  
  • 1938
    Barbara Wagner, Canadian figure skater and coach  
  • 1970
    Todd Newton, American game show host  
  • 1974
    Jens Fredrik Ryland, Norwegian guitarist (Borknagar)  
  • 1983
    Annie Villeneuve, Canadian singer-songwriter  

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May 6

  • 1758
    André Masséna, French general (d. 1817)
  • 1920
    Martha Beck, American murderer (d. 1951)  
  • 1926
    Gilles Grégoire, Canadian politician, co-founded the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)  
  • 1980
    Mark Ladwig, American figure skater  
  • 1987
    Meek Mill, American rapper and producer  

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May 7

  • 1891
    Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)
  • 1933
    Nexhmije Pagarusha, Kosovar singer and actress  
  • 1952
    Stanley Dickens, Swedish race car driver  
  • 1959
    Georgiy Kolnootchenko, Belarusian discus thrower  
  • 1984
    James Loney, American baseball player  

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May 8

  • 1963
    Anthony Field, Australian guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (The Cockroaches and The Wiggles)  
  • 1966
    Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer and guitarist  
  • 1981
    Namosh, German DJ and producer  
  • 1985
    Tommaso Ciampa, American wrestler  
  • 1993
    Pat Cummins, Australian cricketer  

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May 9

  • 1824
    Jacob ben Moses Bachrach, Polish apologist and author (d. 1896)
  • 1907
    Kathryn Kuhlman, American evangelist and author (d. 1976)  
  • 1946
    Candice Bergen, American actress and producer  
  • 1950
    James Butts, American triple jumper  
  • 1975
    Brian Deegan, American motocross rider  

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May 10

  • 1866
    Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (d. 1924)
  • 1891
    Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)
  • 1902
    Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1974)  
  • 1935
    Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1980)  
  • 1973
    Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blackfield)  

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May 11

  • 1733
    Princess Victoire of France (d. 1799)
  • 1952
    Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian-American actress  
  • 1983
    Daizee Haze, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1986
    Miguel Veloso, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1989
    Cam Newton, American football player  

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May 12

  • 1942
    Ian Dury, English singer-songwriter and actor (The Blockheads and Kilburn and the High Roads) (d. 2000)  
  • 1950
    Bruce Boxleitner, American actor and author  
  • 1951
    George Karl, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1983
    Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer  
  • 1984
    Tommaso Reato, Italian rugby player  

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May 13

  • 1953
    Gerry Sutcliffe, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household  
  • 1966
    Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian actor and singer  
  • 1969
    Nikos Aliagas, French-Greek journalist and television host  
  • 1972
    Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer  
  • 1988
    Paulo Avelino, Filipino actor and singer  

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May 14

  • 1919
    Solange Chaput-Rolland, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)  
  • 1956
    Hazel Blears, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  
  • 1959
    Heather Wheeler, English politician  
  • 1982
    Beardyman, English singer  
  • 1985
    Simona Peycheva, Bulgarian gymnast  

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May 15

  • 1841
    Clarence Dutton, American commander and geologist (d. 1912)
  • 1869
    Paul Probst, Swiss target shooter (d. 1945)
  • 1970
    Frank de Boer, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1982
    Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player  
  • 1987
    Doruk Çetin, Turkish actor, director, and producer  

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May 16

  • 1917
    James C. Murray, American lawyer and politician (d. 1999)  
  • 1948
    Jesper Christensen, Danish actor, director, and producer  
  • 1960
    S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)  
  • 1966
    Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress  
  • 1982
    Hanna Mariën, Belgian sprinter  

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May 17

  • 1921
    Dennis Brain, English horn player and composer (d. 1957)  
  • 1939
    Gary Paulsen, American author  
  • 1957
    Anne Main, Welsh-English educator and politician  
  • 1978
    Paddy Kenny, English footballer  
  • 1986
    Jodie Taylor, English footballer  

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May 18

  • 1891
    Rudolf Carnap, German-American philosopher and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1933
    H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India  
  • 1952
    Diane Duane, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Billy Howerdel, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (A Perfect Circle and Ashes Divide)  
  • 1979
    David Nail, American singer-songwriter  

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May 19

  • 1593
    Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter and illustrator (d. 1678)
  • 1939
    Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-American actress and makeup artist  
  • 1964
    Sean Whalen, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial artist and actor  
  • 1984
    Marcedes Lewis, American football player  

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May 20

  • 1776
    Simon Fraser, American-Canadian fur trader and explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1920
    John Cruickshank, Scottish lieutenant and banker, Victoria Cross recipient  
  • 1966
    Emma Johnson, English clarinet player and educator  
  • 1985
    Chris Froome, Kenyan-English cyclist  
  • 1988
    Yusuf Kasal, Turkish footballer  

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May 21

  • 1918
    Dennis Day, American singer and actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1923
    Armand Borel, Swiss-American mathematician and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1930
    Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2015)  
  • 1972
    The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (d. 1997)  
  • 1978
    Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Three Days Grace, Big Dirty Band, and Saint Asonia)  

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May 22

  • 1912
    Herbert C. Brown, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)  
  • 1913
    Rafael Gil, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 1986)  
  • 1920
    Thomas Gold, Austrian-American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1933
    Chen Jingrun, Chinese mathematician and academic (d. 1996)  
  • 1983
    Abdulrahman Al-Qahtani, Saudi Arabian footballer  

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May 23

  • 1914
    Celestine Sibley, American journalist and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1971
    George Osborne, English journalist and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer  
  • 1979
    Martin Giroux, Canadian singer and actor  
  • 1986
    Ruben Zadkovich, Australian footballer  
  • 1988
    Morgan Pressel, American golfer  

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May 24

  • 1928
    Adrian Frutiger, Swiss typeface designer (d. 2015)  
  • 1978
    Brian Ching, American soccer player and coach  
  • 1983
    Pedram Javaheri, Iranian-American meteorologist and journalist  
  • 1984
    Dmitri Kruglov, Estonian footballer  
  • 1984
    Ryan Wieber, American director and special effects designer  

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May 25

  • 1867
    Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
  • 1900
    Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
  • 1943
    John Palmer, English keyboard player (Family, Eclection, and Blossom Toes)  
  • 1954
    Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1957
    Hillary B. Smith, American actress and producer  

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May 26

  • 1650
    John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)
  • 1941
    Aldrich Ames, American CIA officer  
  • 1964
    Caitlín R. Kiernan, Irish-American paleontologist and author  
  • 1975
    Travis Lee, American baseball player  
  • 1976
    Kenny Florian, American mixed martial artist and sportscaster  

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May 27

  • 1819
    Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)
  • 1930
    John Barth, American author and academic  
  • 1954
    Coney Reyes, Filipino actress and producer  
  • 1962
    Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1994
    Aymeric Laporte, French footballer  

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May 28

  • 1884
    Edvard Beneš, Czech academic and politician, 2nd President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1948)
  • 1938
    Jerry West, American basketball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1940
    Maeve Binchy, Irish author and playwright (d. 2012)  
  • 1946
    K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic  
  • 1966
    Miljenko Jergović, Bosnian novelist and journalist  

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May 29

  • 1871
    Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. 1933)
  • 1927
    Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor and director (d. 2011)  
  • 1955
    John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan  
  • 1975
    Anthony Wall, English golfer  
  • 1978
    Adam Rickitt, English actor and singer (5th Story)  

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May 30

  • 1800
    Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose, French cardinal (d. 1883)
  • 1871
    Olga Engl, Austrian-German actress (d. 1946)
  • 1938
    Billie Letts, American author and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Andrea Montermini, Italian race car driver  
  • 1979
    Francis Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 31

  • 1860
    Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1944
    Samantha Juste, English-American singer and television host (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach  
  • 1976
    Mashona Washington, American tennis player  
  • 1989
    Katherine Connors, American model, Miss Iowa USA 2010  

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