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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

  • 1906
    Horst Schumann, German SS officer and physician (d. 1983)  
  • 1937
    Tamsyn Imison, English illustrator and educator  
  • 1944
    Suresh Kalmadi, Indian businessman and politician  
  • 1960
    Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Darius McCrary, American actor and singer  

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May 2

  • 1867
    Giuseppe Morello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1930)
  • 1904
    Bill Brandt, German-English photographer and journalist (d. 1983)  
  • 1937
    Lorenzo Music, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1945
    Bianca Jagger, Nicaraguan-American model, actress, and activist  
  • 1991
    Laurie Duncan, English actor  

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May 3

  • 1948
    Peter Oosterhuis, English golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1949
    Ken Hom, American chef and author  
  • 1953
    Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)  
  • 1976
    Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player  
  • 1979
    Steve Mack, American wrestler  

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May 4

  • 1903
    Luther Adler, American actor (d. 1984)  
  • 1937
    Wim Verstappen, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1938
    Tyrone Davis, American singer (d. 2005)  
  • 1947
    Willem van Beusekom, Dutch radio and television host (d. 2006)  
  • 1976
    Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach  

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May 5

  • 1967
    Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician  
  • 1976
    Sage Stallone, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1988
    Brooke Hogan, American singer and actress  
  • 1990
    Song Jieun, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Secret)  
  • 1992
    Loïck Landre, French footballer  

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May 6

  • 1871
    Christian Morgenstern, German author and poet (d. 1914)
  • 1920
    Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)  
  • 1938
    Larry Gogan, Irish radio host  
  • 1959
    Andreas Busse, German runner  
  • 1989
    Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player  

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May 7

  • 1875
    Bill Hoyt, American pole vaulter (d. 1951)
  • 1964
    Leslie O'Neal, American football player  
  • 1987
    Serge Gakpé, Togolese footballer  
  • 1990
    Yoon Bit-garam, South Korean footballer  
  • 1997
    Darya Kasatkina, Russian tennis player  

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May 8

  • 1941
    James Traficant, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    Felicity Lott, English soprano  
  • 1959
    Ronnie Lott, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Johan Pehrson, Swedish lawyer and politician  
  • 1992
    Kevin Hayes, American ice hockey player  

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May 9

  • 1919
    Clifford Chadderton, Canadian soldier and journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Ralph Boston, American long jumper  
  • 1954
    Lawrence Dutton, American viola player and educator (Emerson String Quartet)  
  • 1972
    Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast  
  • 1979
    Rosario Dawson, American actress, singer, and producer  

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May 10

  • 1905
    Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1972)  
  • 1971
    Monisha Kaltenborn, Indian-Swiss lawyer and businesswoman  
  • 1974
    Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer  
  • 1981
    Nicky Whelan, Australian model and actress  
  • 1990
    Lauren Potter, American actress  

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May 11

  • 1892
    Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
  • 1920
    Denver Pyle, American actor and director (d. 1997)  
  • 1954
    Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and radio host  
  • 1963
    Roark Critchlow, Canadian-American actor  
  • 1983
    Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete  

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May 12

  • 1670
    Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (d. 1733)
  • 1767
    Manuel Godoy, Spanish field marshal and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1851)
  • 1922
    Murray Gershenz, American actor and businessman (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Pierre Morel, French director and cinematographer  
  • 1986
    Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress  

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May 13

  • 1914
    Joe Louis, American boxer, wrestler, and actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1922
    Bea Arthur, American actress and singer (d. 2009)  
  • 1971
    Tom Nalen, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Albert Crusat, Spanish footballer  
  • 1987
    Carrie Prejean, American model and author, Miss California USA 2009  

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May 14

  • 1921
    Richard Deacon, American actor and singer (d. 1984)  
  • 1929
    Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)  
  • 1940
    Chay Blyth, Scottish sailor and rower  
  • 1963
    David Yelland, English journalist and author  
  • 1977
    Ada Nicodemou, Cypriot-Australian actress  

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May 15

  • 1869
    Paul Probst, Swiss target shooter (d. 1945)
  • 1904
    Clifton Fadiman, American game show host and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer  
  • 1953
    Athene Donald, English physicist and academic  
  • 1986
    Adam Moffat, Scottish footballer  

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May 16

  • 1883
    Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)
  • 1900
    Aage Winther-Jørgensen, Danish actor (d. 1967)
  • 1921
    Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1925
    Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)  
  • 1950
    Ray Condo, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2004)  

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May 17

  • 1155
    Jien, Japanese monk, poet, and historian (d. 1225)
  • 1945
    Esin Engin, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1976
    Wang Leehom, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director  
  • 1991
    Daniel Curtis Lee, American actor and rapper  
  • 1996
    Ryan Ochoa, American actor  

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May 18

  • 1662
    George Smalridge, English bishop (d. 1719)
  • 1949
    Rick Wakeman, English keyboard player and songwriter (Yes, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, and Warhorse)  
  • 1950
    Mark Mothersbaugh, American singer-songwriter and painter (Devo)  
  • 1957
    Henrietta Moore, English anthropologist and academic  
  • 1984
    Ivet Lalova, Bulgarian sprinter  

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May 19

  • 1593
    Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter and illustrator (d. 1678)
  • 1910
    Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1949)  
  • 1928
    Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1953
    Patrick Hodge, Lord Hodge, Scottish lawyer and judge  
  • 1970
    Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor  

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May 20

  • 1897
    Malcolm Nokes, English hammer and discus thrower (d. 1986)
  • 1911
    Annie M.G. Schmidt, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1995)  
  • 1944
    Boudewijn de Groot, Indonesian-Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1966
    Emma Johnson, English clarinet player and educator  
  • 1986
    Vitória Frate, Brazilian actress  

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May 21

  • 1688
    Alexander Pope, English poet and author (d. 1744)
  • 1901
    Sam Jaffe, American film producer and agent (d. 2000)  
  • 1951
    Al Franken, American actor, screenwriter, and politician  
  • 1985
    Mutya Buena, English singer-songwriter (Sugababes and Mutya Keisha Siobhan)  
  • 1994
    Tom Daley, English diver  

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May 22

  • 1894
    Friedrich Pollock, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1970)
  • 1917
    Daniel Nagrin, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)  
  • 1970
    Nadia Khan, Pakistani actress and producer  
  • 1972
    Jaouad Gharib, Moroccan runner  
  • 1989
    Trevor Reckling, American baseball player  

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May 23

  • 1896
    Felix Steiner, Russian-German SS officer (d. 1966)
  • 1906
    Pran Nath Thapar, Indian general (d. 1975)  
  • 1965
    Melissa McBride, American actress and casting director  
  • 1982
    Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer  
  • 1991
    Lena Meyer-Landrut, German singer-songwriter  

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May 24

  • 1544
    William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
  • 1901
    José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 1968)  
  • 1942
    Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese lawyer and politician, Japanese Minister of Home Affairs  
  • 1962
    Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1992
    Tommy Aquino, American motorcycle racer (d. 2014)  

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May 25

  • 1886
    Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945)
  • 1926
    Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)  
  • 1935
    Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (d. 1988)  
  • 1982
    Luke Webster, Australian footballer  
  • 1984
    Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic model and actress, Miss World 2005  

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May 26

  • 1951
    Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician  
  • 1956
    Fiona Shackleton, English lawyer  
  • 1977
    Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist  
  • 1981
    Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer  
  • 1991
    Ah Young, South Korean singer, actress, and model (Dal Shabet)  

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May 27

  • 1876
    Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish journalist and author (d. 1945)
  • 1900
    Ethel Lang, English super-centenarian (d. 2015)
  • 1924
    Jaime Lusinchi, Venezuelan physician and politician, President of Venezuela (d. 2014)  
  • 1987
    Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player  
  • 1991
    Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer  

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May 28

  • 1692
    Geminiano Giacomelli, Italian composer (d. 1740)
  • 1888
    Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English author and educator (d. 1947)
  • 1954
    João Carlos de Oliveira, Brazilian jumper (d. 1999)  
  • 1969
    Mike DiFelice, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1971
    Isabelle Carré, French actress and singer  

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May 29

  • 1594
    Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)
  • 1911
    Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)  
  • 1945
    Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author  
  • 1958
    Annette Bening, American actress  
  • 1976
    Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager  

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May 30

  • 1719
    Roger Newdigate, English politician (d. 1806)
  • 1886
    Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)
  • 1976
    Margaret Okayo, Kenyan runner  
  • 1982
    Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)  
  • 1990
    Dean Collins, American actor  

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May 31

  • 1819
    Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist(d. 1892)
  • 1954
    Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1956
    John Young, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Qango and Strawbs)  
  • 1980
    Kaori Manabe, Japanese television personality and model  
  • 1981
    Yoon Mi-rae, American-South Korean singer (Uptown)  

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