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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

  • 1949
    Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers  
  • 1950
    John Diehl, American actor and producer  
  • 1966
    Charlie Schlatter, American actor  
  • 1967
    Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1978
    Sachie Hara, Japanese model and actress  

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May 2

  • 1910
    Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1943)  
  • 1930
    Yoram Kaniuk, Israeli painter and critic (d. 2013)  
  • 1931
    Phil Bruns, American actor and stuntman (d. 2012)  
  • 1938
    Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)  
  • 1981
    Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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May 3

  • 1662
    Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, designed the Pillnitz Castle (d. 1736)
  • 1826
    Charles XV of Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1893
    Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)
  • 1944
    Alan Rose, Australian public servant  
  • 1997
    Ivana Jorović, Serbian tennis player  

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May 4

  • 1890
    Franklin Carmichael, Canadian painter (d. 1945)
  • 1930
    Roberta Peters, American soprano  
  • 1931
    Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician  
  • 1971
    Joe Borowski, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1984
    Montell Owens, American football player  

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May 5

  • 1934
    Victor Garland, Australian accountant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs  
  • 1944
    John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter  
  • 1961
    Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)  
  • 1966
    Sergei Stanishev, Ukrainian-Bulgarian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Bulgaria  
  • 1985
    Terrence Wheatley, American football player  

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May 6

  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American radio host (d. 2004)  
  • 1942
    Rin Kaiho, Chinese-Japanese go player  
  • 1943
    Milton William Cooper, American theorist and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1977
    Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1978
    John Abraham, American football player  

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May 7

  • 1911
    Rıfat Ilgaz, Turkish author, poet, and educator (d. 1993)  
  • 1984
    Drew Stanton, American football player  
  • 1985
    Drew Neitzel, American basketball player  
  • 1987
    Michael Maidens, English footballer (d. 2007)  
  • 1999
    Masaki Sato, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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May 8

  • 1745
    Carl Stamitz, German violinist and composer (d. 1801)
  • 1818
    Samuel Leonard Tilley, Canadian pharmacist and politician, 3rd Premier of New Brunswick (d. 1896)
  • 1943
    Paul Samwell-Smith, English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)  
  • 1961
    David Winning, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1964
    Melissa Gilbert, American actress and director  

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May 9

  • 1892
    Zita of Bourbon-Parma (d. 1989)
  • 1950
    Tom Petersson, American bass player and songwriter (Cheap Trick and Fuse)  
  • 1982
    Gu Yuan, Chinese hammer thrower  
  • 1991
    Stasija Rage, Latvian figure skater  
  • 1996
    Saron Läänmäe, Estonian footballer  

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May 10

  • 1770
    Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1823)
  • 1896
    Alberts Ozoliņš, Latvian weightlifter (d. 1985)
  • 1958
    Rick Santorum, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1959
    Victoria Rowell, American actress and dancer  
  • 1960
    Dean Heller, American lawyer and politician, 15th Secretary of State of Nevada  

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May 11

  • 1715
    Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach, German organist (d. 1739)
  • 1924
    Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and theorist (d. 2014)  
  • 1950
    Jeremy Paxman, English journalist and author  
  • 1952
    Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian-American actress  
  • 1983
    Steven Sotloff, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)  

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May 12

  • 1812
    Edward Lear, English author, poet, and illustrator (d. 1888)
  • 1922
    Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1962
    Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Bad Religion, Daredevils, and Error)  
  • 1973
    Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager  
  • 1995
    Irina Khromacheva, Russian tennis player  

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May 13

  • 1024
    Hugh of Cluny, French abbot and saint (d. 1109)
  • 1904
    Louis Duffus, Australian-South African cricketer and journalist (d. 1984)  
  • 1973
    Eric Lewis, American pianist  
  • 1978
    Mike Bibby, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1993
    Bang Minah, South Korean singer and actress (Girl's Day)  

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May 14

  • 1900
    Walter Rehberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1957)
  • 1959
    Patrick Bruel, French actor, singer, and poker player  
  • 1961
    Tommy Rogers, American wrestler (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    Danny Huston, Italian-American actor and director  
  • 1978
    Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer  

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May 15

  • 1901
    Luis Monti, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (d. 1983)  
  • 1943
    Freddie Perren, American songwriter, producer, and conductor (d. 2004)  
  • 1943
    Paul Bégin, Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1951
    Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (Toto, Angel, and Le Roux) (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Phil Seymour, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1993)  

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May 16

  • 1925
    Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1940
    Ole Ernst, Danish actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1955
    Olga Korbut, Belarusian gymnast  
  • 1990
    Thomas Brodie-Sangster, English actor  
  • 1998
    Ariel Waller, Canadian actress  

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May 17

  • 1923
    Anthony Eyton, English painter and educator  
  • 1946
    F. Paul Wilson, American author  
  • 1953
    Luca Prodan, Italian-Argentinian singer-songwriter (Sumo and Hurlingham Reggae Band)  
  • 1985
    Teófilo Gutiérrez, Colombian footballer  
  • 1990
    Guido Pella, Argentinian tennis player  

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May 18

  • 1931
    Clément Vincent, Canadian farmer and politician  
  • 1936
    Türker İnanoğlu, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1937
    Jacques Santer, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg  
  • 1939
    Silvana Armenulić, Bosnian singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1976
    Marko Tomasović, Croatian pianist and composer  

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May 19

  • 1914
    Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)  
  • 1926
    Edward Parkes, English engineer and academic  
  • 1934
    Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author  
  • 1966
    Polly Walker, English actress  
  • 1997
    Ida LaFontaine, Swedish singer  

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May 20

  • 1895
    R. J. Mitchell, English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S.6B (d. 1937)
  • 1943
    Vernon Fougère, Canadian bishop (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Clive Allen, English footballer and manager  
  • 1967
    Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-Pakistani terrorist, conducted the World Trade Center bombing  
  • 1981
    Kensuke Tanaka, Japanese baseball player  

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May 21

  • 1960
    Vladimir Salnikov, Russian swimmer  
  • 1969
    Pierluigi Brivio, Italian footballer  
  • 1976
    Abderrahim Goumri, Moroccan runner (d. 2013)  
  • 1980
    Gotye, Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter (The Basics)  
  • 1988
    Kaire Leibak, Estonian triple jumper  

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May 22

  • 1909
    Margaret Mee, English illustrator and educator (d. 1988)  
  • 1950
    Bill Whelan, Irish keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (Planxty)  
  • 1970
    Nadia Khan, Pakistani actress and producer  
  • 1984
    Didier Ya Konan, Ivorian footballer  
  • 1986
    Matt Jarvis, English footballer  

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May 23

  • 1912
    John Payne, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1989)  
  • 1951
    Antonis Samaras, Greek economist and politician, 185th Prime Minister of Greece  
  • 1958
    Jack Lohman, English historian and curator  
  • 1962
    Matt Wrack, English firefighter and union leader  
  • 1983
    Cas Alfonso, Indonesian singer-songwriter and composer  

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May 24

  • 1494
    Pontormo, Italian painter (d. 1557)
  • 1686
    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, developed the Fahrenheit scale (d. 1736)
  • 1901
    José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 1968)  
  • 1903
    Milo Burcham, American pilot (d. 1944)  
  • 1987
    Aiko Orgla, Estonian footballer  

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May 25

  • 1933
    Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago  
  • 1935
    W. P. Kinsella, Canadian author and poet  
  • 1953
    Eve Ensler, American playwright and producer  
  • 1953
    Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator  
  • 1990
    Bo Dallas, American wrestler  

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May 26

  • 1940
    Levon Helm, American singer-songwriter, drummer, producer, and actor (The Band) (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician  
  • 1957
    Kristina Olsen, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1971
    Matt Stone, American actor, animator, screenwriter, producer, and composer  
  • 1987
    Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor  

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May 27

  • 1936
    Benjamin Bathurst, English admiral  
  • 1973
    Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach  
  • 1977
    Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper  
  • 1984
    Darin Brooks, American actor  
  • 1985
    Roberto Soldado, Spanish footballer  

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May 28

  • 1872
    Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)
  • 1909
    Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)  
  • 1910
    Rachel Kempson, English-American actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  
  • 1984
    Beth Allen, New Zealand actress  

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May 29

  • 1594
    Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)
  • 1873
    Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1917
    Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1971
    Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower  
  • 1974
    Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach  

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May 30

  • 1890
    Roger Salengro, French soldier and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)
  • 1969
    Naomi Kawase, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Jiří Šlégr, Czech ice hockey player and politician  
  • 1981
    Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver  
  • 1984
    Matt Maguire, Australian footballer  

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May 31

  • 1908
    Don Ameche, American actor and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1932
    Jay Miner, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 1994)  
  • 1964
    Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach  
  • 1977
    Scott Klopfenstein, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (Reel Big Fish, The Littlest Man Band, The Scholars, and Nuckle Brothers)  
  • 1981
    Daniele Bonera, Italian footballer  

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