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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

  • 1829
    Frederick Sandys, English painter and illustrator (d. 1904)
  • 1939
    Max Robinson, American journalist and academic (d. 1988)  
  • 1944
    Suresh Kalmadi, Indian businessman and politician  
  • 1961
    Vasiliy Sidorenko, Russian hammer thrower  
  • 1964
    Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater  

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May 2

  • 1808
    Emma Darwin, English wife of Charles Darwin (d. 1896)
  • 1859
    Jerome K. Jerome, English author and playwright (d. 1927)
  • 1889
    Ki Hajar Dewantara, Indonesian philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1959)
  • 1933
    Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf, English lawyer and judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales  
  • 1980
    Tim Borowski, German footballer  

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May 3

  • 1949
    Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician  
  • 1952
    Chuck Baldwin, American pastor and politician  
  • 1961
    David Vitter, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1978
    Miri Mesika, Israeli singer and actress  
  • 1995
    Zach Sobiech, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)  

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May 4

  • 1950
    Darryl Hunt, English bass player (The Pogues and Plummet Airlines)  
  • 1958
    Antonis Minou, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1976
    Jason Michaels, American baseball player  
  • 1979
    Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan rugby player  
  • 1989
    Henna Lindholm, Finnish figure skater  

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May 5

  • 1901
    Blind Willie McTell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)  
  • 1947
    Robin McNamara, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1952
    Jorge Llopart, Spanish race walker  
  • 1955
    Melinda Culea, American actress  
  • 1980
    Hank Green, American blogger  

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May 6

  • 1904
    Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli physicist and academic (d. 1984)  
  • 1947
    Ljubomir Vračarević, Serbian martial artist, founded Real Aikido (d. 2013)  
  • 1958
    Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress  
  • 1970
    Tristán Ulloa, French-Spanish actor and director  
  • 1986
    Gintarė Vostrecovaitė, Lithuanian figure skater  

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May 7

  • 1767
    Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia (d. 1820)
  • 1787
    Jacques Viger, Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
  • 1946
    Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones, The Dead, 7 Walkers, Rhythm Devils, and BK3)  
  • 1981
    Tim Connolly, American ice hockey player  
  • 1989
    Raina, South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper (After School and Orange Caramel)  

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May 8

  • 1842
    Emil Christian Hansen, Danish physiologist and mycologist (d. 1909)
  • 1929
    Claude Castonguay, Canadian banker and politician  
  • 1937
    Bernard Cleary, Canadian journalist, academic, and politician  
  • 1954
    Pam Arciero, American puppeteer and voice actress  
  • 1985
    Usama Young, American football player  

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May 9

  • 1837
    Adam Opel, German engineer, founded the Opel Company (d. 1895)
  • 1892
    Zita of Bourbon-Parma (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (d. 1995)  
  • 1940
    James L. Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Marwan al-Shehhi, Emirati terrorist, hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001)  

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May 10

  • 1888
    Max Steiner, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1927
    Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author  
  • 1959
    Victoria Rowell, American actress and dancer  
  • 1961
    Randy Cunneyworth, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1968
    Erik Palladino, American actor and producer  

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May 11

  • 1870
    Otto von Friesen, Swedish linguist and academic (d. 1942)
  • 1882
    Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, educator, and critic (d. 1964)
  • 1901
    Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)  
  • 1939
    Dante Tiñga, Filipino jurist and politician  
  • 1987
    Lim Seulong, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (2AM)  

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May 12

  • 1873
    J. E. H. MacDonald, English-Canadian painter (d. 1932)
  • 1889
    Yvonne de Bray, French actress (d. 1954)
  • 1935
    Felipe Alou, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1945
    Alan Ball, Jr., English footballer and manager (d. 2007)  
  • 1967
    Bill Shorten, Australian lawyer and politician, 21st Minister for Education and Training  

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May 13

  • 1730
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1782)
  • 1941
    Senta Berger, Austrian actress, producer, and author  
  • 1947
    Edgar Burcksen, Dutch-American film editor  
  • 1977
    Samantha Morton, English actress and director  
  • 1982
    Oguchi Onyewu, American soccer player  

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May 14

  • 1630
    Katakura Kagenaga, Japanese samurai (d. 1681)
  • 1950
    Vijay J. Darda, Indian Editor and politician  
  • 1952
    Orna Grumberg, Israeli computer scientist and academic  
  • 1983
    Amber Tamblyn, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Sarbel, English-Greek singer  

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May 15

  • 1926
    Anthony Shaffer, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1926
    Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2006)  
  • 1950
    Nicholas Hammond, American-Australian actor and singer  
  • 1984
    Mr Probz, Dutch singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1989
    Sunny, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation)  

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May 16

  • 1931
    Jack Dodson, American actor (d. 1994)  
  • 1951
    Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer  
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician  
  • 1985
    Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1992
    Jeff Skinner, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 17

  • 1919
    Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1942
    Taj Mahal, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rising Sons)  
  • 1987
    Aleandro Rosi, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Ott Lepland, Estonian singer  
  • 1991
    Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper, producer, and actor  

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May 18

  • 1895
    Augusto César Sandino, Nicaraguan rebel leader (d. 1934)
  • 1946
    Gerd Langguth, German political scientist and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Catherine Corsini, French director and screenwriter  
  • 1959
    Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1962
    Sandra, German singer (Arabesque and Enigma)  

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May 19

  • 1898
    Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and painter (d. 1974)
  • 1914
    Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)  
  • 1932
    Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)  
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player  
  • 1985
    Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player  

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May 20

  • 1726
    Francis Cotes, English painter and academic (d. 1770)
  • 1940
    Sadaharu Oh, Japanese-Taiwanese baseball player and manager  
  • 1983
    Manchu Manoj, Indian actor and singer  
  • 1986
    Robert Emms, English actor  
  • 1992
    Jack Gleeson, Irish actor  

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May 21

  • 120 BC
    Aurelia Cotta, mother of Gaius Julius Caesar (d. 54 BC)
  • 1958
    Naeem Khan, Indian-American fashion designer  
  • 1983
    Deidson Araújo Maia, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1984
    Lorena Ayala, Dutch model  
  • 1992
    Philipp Grüneberg, German footballer  

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May 22

  • 1902
    Al Simmons, American baseball player and coach (d. 1956)  
  • 1928
    Jackie Cain, American singer (Jackie and Roy) (d. 2014)  
  • 1975
    Janne Niinimaa, Finnish ice hockey player  
  • 1985
    Francisco Dorronsoro, Spanish footballer  
  • 1992
    Chinami Tokunaga, Japanese singer (Berryz Kobo and ZYX)  

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May 23

  • 1734
    Franz Mesmer, German physician and astrologer (d. 1815)
  • 1895
    Billy Smith, English footballer and manager (d. 1956)
  • 1973
    Juan José Padilla, Spanish bullfighter  
  • 1973
    Maxwell, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1980
    Lane Garrison, American actor  

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May 24

  • 1794
    William Whewell, English priest and philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1891
    William F. Albright, American archeologist, philologist, and scholar (d. 1971)
  • 1953
    Nell Campbell, Australian-American actress and singer  
  • 1961
    Lorella Cedroni, Italian philosopher and theorist (d. 2013)  
  • 1986
    Mark Ballas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, dancer, and actor (Ballas Hough Band)  

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May 25

  • 1818
    Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)
  • 1865
    Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
  • 1958
    Paul Weller, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jam and The Style Council)  
  • 1964
    Ivan Bella, Slovak colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1980
    Joe King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Fray)  

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May 26

  • 1898
    Ernst Bacon, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1909
    Nikolay Guryanov, Russian priest and mystic (d. 2002)  
  • 1929
    Catherine Sauvage, French singer and actress (d. 1998)  
  • 1976
    Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Motion City Soundtrack)  
  • 1986
    Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper  

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May 27

  • 1899
    Johannes Türn, Estonian chess and draughts player (d. 1993)
  • 1927
    Jüri Randviir, Estonian chess player and journalist (d. 1996)  
  • 1930
    John Barth, American author and academic  
  • 1944
    Ingrid Roscoe, English historian and politician, Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire  
  • 1971
    Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician  

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May 28

  • 1970
    Ian Cashmore, English paranormal investigator  
  • 1980
    Markus Feehily, Irish singer-songwriter and pianist (Westlife)  
  • 1985
    Carey Mulligan, English actress and singer  
  • 1992
    Tom Carroll, English footballer  
  • 1993
    Bárbara Luz, Portuguese tennis player  

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May 29

  • 1938
    Fay Vincent, American lawyer and businessman  
  • 1962
    Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer  
  • 1963
    Lisa Whelchel, American actress and singer  
  • 1975
    Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)  
  • 1982
    Ailyn, Spanish singer-songwriter (Sirenia)  

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May 30

  • 1909
    Jacques Canetti, French talent agent (d. 1997)  
  • 1966
    Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    CeeLo Green, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley)  
  • 1978
    Lyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist and wrestler  
  • 2000
    Jared S. Gilmore, American actor  

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May 31

  • 1911
    Maurice Allais, French economist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)  
  • 1960
    Peter Winterbottom, English rugby player  
  • 1968
    John Connolly, Irish journalist and author  
  • 1974
    Chad Campbell, American golfer  
  • 1980
    Craig Bolton, Australian footballer and sportscaster  

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