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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

  • 1853
    Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin, Ukrainian-American journalist, actor, and playwright (d. 1909)
  • 1913
    Louis Nye, American actor and singer (d. 2005)  
  • 1937
    Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer  
  • 1949
    Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers  
  • 1971
    Ethan Albright, American football player  

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May 2

  • 1772
    Novalis, German author and poet (d. 1801)
  • 1802
    Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (d. 1870)
  • 1922
    A. M. Rosenthal, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 2006)  
  • 1966
    Uwe Freiler, German footballer  
  • 1975
    Eva Santolaria, Spanish actress  

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May 3

  • 1632
    Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
  • 1905
    Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)  
  • 1953
    Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (REO Speedwagon)  
  • 1969
    Amy Ryan, American actress  
  • 1971
    Josey Scott, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Saliva)  

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May 4

  • 1923
    John Toner, American football player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1930
    Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family  
  • 1937
    Ron Carter, American bassist and educator (Miles Davis Quintet)  
  • 1956
    David Guterson, American journalist and author  
  • 1960
    Paul Bhattacharjee, English actor (d. 2013)  

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May 5

  • 1858
    John L. Leal, American physician (d. 1914)
  • 1887
    Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
  • 1943
    Dilys Watling, English actress and singer  
  • 1955
    Melinda Culea, American actress  
  • 1990
    Hannah Davis, American model  

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May 6

  • 1856
    Sigmund Freud, Austrian-English neurologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1939)
  • 1913
    Stewart Granger, English-American actor (d. 1993)  
  • 1915
    Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)  
  • 1915
    Theodore H. White, American historian, journalist, and author (d. 1986)  
  • 1934
    Richard Shelby, American lawyer and politician  

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May 7

  • 1927
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Terry Allen, American singer and painter  
  • 1946
    Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, 7 Walkers, Rhythm Devils, and BK3)  
  • 1946
    Brian Turner, English chef and television host  
  • 1954
    Amy Heckerling, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 8

  • 1915
    John Archer, American actor (d. 1999)  
  • 1929
    Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress and singer (d. 2007)  
  • 1955
    Mladen Markač, Croatian general  
  • 1980
    Evgeny Lebedev, Russian-English publisher and philanthropist  
  • 1988
    David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist (Mopti)  

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May 9

  • 1917
    Fay Kanin, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    Albert Finney, English actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1959
    Ulrich Matthes, German actor  
  • 1961
    Sean Altman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rockapella)  
  • 1972
    Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast  

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May 10

  • 1265
    Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1714
    Sophie Charlotte Ackermann, German actress (d. 1792)
  • 1953
    Tito Santana, American wrestler and coach  
  • 1969
    Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1990
    Lauren Potter, American actress  

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May 11

  • 1875
    Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (d. 1912)
  • 1941
    Ian Redpath, Australian cricketer and coach  
  • 1963
    Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian and actor  
  • 1975
    Coby Bell, American actor and producer  
  • 1984
    Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer  

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May 12

  • 1626
    Louis Hennepin, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1705)
  • 1938
    Millie Perkins, American actress  
  • 1962
    Emilio Estevez, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer  
  • 1986
    Im Dong-Hyun, South Korean archer  

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May 13

  • 1934
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and academic (d. 2010)  
  • 1949
    Philip Kruse, Norwegian trumpeter and orchestra leader  
  • 1957
    Alan Ball, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Hikari Ōta, Japanese comedian and actor  
  • 1981
    Nicolas Jeanjean, French rugby player  

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May 14

  • 1874
    Polaire, French singer and actress (d. 1939)
  • 1880
    Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • 1955
    Kenth Eldebrink, Swedish javelin thrower  
  • 1958
    Wilma Rusman, Dutch runner  
  • 1973
    Voshon Lenard, American basketball player  

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May 15

  • 1869
    Paul Probst, Swiss target shooter (d. 1945)
  • 1898
    Arletty, French model, actress, and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1915
    Gus Viseur, Belgian-French accordion player (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (d. 1974)  
  • 1936
    Ralph Steadman, English painter and illustrator  
  • 1942
    Lois Johnson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  

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May 16

  • 1953
    Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna  
  • 1972
    Christian Califano, French rugby player  
  • 1985
    Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1985
    Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor  
  • 1989
    Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model  

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May 17

  • 1749
    Edward Jenner, English physician and microbiologist (d. 1823)
  • 1935
    Dennis Potter, English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1978
    Carlos Peña, Dominican-American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Reiko Nakamura, Japanese swimmer  
  • 1989
    Rain Raadik, Estonian basketball player  

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May 18

  • 1940
    Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1952
    David Leakey, English general and politician  
  • 1970
    Tim Horan, Australian rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1979
    Michal Martikán, Slovak canoe racer  
  • 1986
    Ahmed Hamada, Egyptian race car driver  

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May 19

  • 1926
    David Jacobs, English radio and television host (d. 2013)  
  • 1934
    Ruskin Bond, Indian author and poet  
  • 1981
    Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1982
    Alexandru Găvan, Romanian mountaineer  
  • 1991
    Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter  

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May 20

  • 1955
    Vivienne Faull, English priest  
  • 1956
    Dean Butler, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Yoshihiko Noda, Japanese lawyer and politician, 62nd Prime Minister of Japan  
  • 1958
    Ron Reagan, American journalist and radio host  
  • 1961
    Clive Allen, English footballer and manager  

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May 21

  • 1912
    Akiva Vroman, Dutch-Israeli geologist and academic (d. 1989)  
  • 1941
    Ronald Isley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Isley Brothers)  
  • 1959
    Nick Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Deidson Araújo Maia, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1985
    Mark Cavendish, Manx cyclist  

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May 22

  • 1936
    M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author (d. 2005)  
  • 1947
    Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Egyptian-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1997)  
  • 1966
    Wang Xiaoshuai, Chinese director and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Daryn Cresswell, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1984
    Laurence Halsted, English fencer  

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May 23

  • 1707
    Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist (d. 1778)
  • 1932
    Kevork Ajemian, Syrian-French journalist and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1952
    Anne-Marie David, French singer  
  • 1973
    Mirjam Sterk, Dutch minister and politician  
  • 1984
    Hugo Almeida, Portuguese footballer  

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May 24

  • 1945
    Richard Ottaway, English lieutenant and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  
  • 1950
    Terry Scott Taylor, American singer-songwriter and producer (Daniel Amos, The Swirling Eddies, and Lost Dogs)  
  • 1973
    Vladimír Šmicer, Czech footballer and manager  
  • 1982
    Issah Gabriel Ahmed, Ghanaian footballer  
  • 1994
    Cayden Boyd, American actor  

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May 25

  • 1951
    Bob Gale, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1976
    Cillian Murphy, Irish actor  
  • 1983
    Aleksandr Petrov, Estonian ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic model and actress, Miss World 2005  

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May 26

  • 1921
    Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (d. 2009)  
  • 1938
    K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1945
    Vilasrao Deshmukh, Indian lawyer and politician, 17th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2012)  
  • 1946
    Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian gymnast and coach  
  • 1963
    Mary Nightingale, English journalist  

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May 27

  • 1936
    Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral  
  • 1944
    Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1949
    Christa Vahlensieck, German runner  
  • 1951
    John Conteh, English boxer  
  • 1962
    David Mundell, Scottish lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland  

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May 28

  • 1906
    Henry Thambiah, Sri Lankan lawyer, judge, and diplomat, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada (d. 1997)  
  • 1944
    Gary Stewart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1953
    Pierre Gauthier, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1974
    Alicia Minshew, American actress  
  • 1986
    Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer  

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May 29

  • 1934
    Grandma Lee, American comedian  
  • 1948
    Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic  
  • 1948
    Linda Esther Gray, Scottish soprano and educator  
  • 1959
    Rupert Everett, English actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1975
    Daniel Tosh, American comedian and actor  

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May 30

  • 1820
    Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Quebec (d. 1890)
  • 1886
    Randolph Bourne, American theorist and author (d. 1918)
  • 1934
    Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Colm Meaney, Irish actor  
  • 1961
    Harry Enfield, English actor, director, and screenwriter  

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May 31

  • 1933
    Henry B. Eyring, American religious leader, educator, and author  
  • 1934
    Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)  
  • 1960
    Chris Elliott, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Dave Roberts, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Sarah Murdoch, English-Australian model and actress  

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