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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.

May 1

  • 1949
    Paul Teutul, Sr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers  
  • 1962
    Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress  
  • 1980
    Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver  
  • 1993
    Chinyere Pigot, Surinamese swimmer  
  • 1997
    Miles Ocampo, Filipino actress and singer  

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May 2

  • 1885
    Hedda Hopper, American actress and journalist (d. 1966)
  • 1924
    Hugh Cortazzi, English soldier, historian, and diplomat, British Ambassador to Japan  
  • 1927
    Ray Barrett, Australian actor and singer (d. 2009)  
  • 1970
    Marco Walker, Swiss footballer and coach  
  • 1985
    Kyle Busch, American race car driver  

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May 3

  • 1874
    François Coty, French businessman and publisher, founded Coty, Inc. (d. 1934)
  • 1915
    Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002)  
  • 1934
    Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Norm Chow, American football player and coach  
  • 1954
    Angela Bofill, American singer-songwriter  

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May 4

  • 1919
    Basil Yamey, South African-English economist and academic  
  • 1935
    Mr. Fuji, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1954
    Rey Valera, Filipino singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1960
    Martyn Moxon, English cricketer and coach  
  • 1976
    Indrek Visnapuu, Estonian basketball player and coach  

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May 5

  • 1869
    Hans Pfitzner, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
  • 1929
    Ilene Woods, American actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1936
    Patrick Gowers, English composer and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1959
    Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter (Juno Reactor)  
  • 1976
    Jean-François Dumoulin, Canadian race car driver  

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May 6

  • 1946
    Susan Brown, English actress  
  • 1953
    Tony Blair, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  
  • 1964
    Tony Scalzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fastball)  
  • 1981
    Nick Setta, American-Canadian football player  
  • 1990
    Caitlin Yankowskas, American figure skater  

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May 7

  • 1605
    Patriarch Nikon of Moscow (d. 1681)
  • 1748
    Olympe de Gouges, French playwright and philosopher (d. 1793)
  • 1861
    Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1973
    Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist  
  • 1989
    Raina, South Korean singer, dancer, model and rapper (After School and Orange Caramel)  

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May 8

  • 1653
    Claude Louis Hector de Villars, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. 1734)
  • 1847
    Oscar Hammerstein I, American businessman and composer (d. 1919)
  • 1953
    Alex Van Halen, Dutch-American drummer (Van Halen)  
  • 1958
    Lovie Smith, American football player and coach  
  • 1963
    Rick Zombo, American ice hockey player and coach  

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May 9

  • 1919
    Clifford Chadderton, Canadian soldier and journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1960
    Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1962
    Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (The Housemartins and The Beautiful South)  
  • 1965
    Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1973
    Leonard Myles-Mills, Ghanaian sprinter  

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May 10

  • 1890
    Alfred Jodl, German general (d. 1946)
  • 1908
    Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2000)  
  • 1942
    Jim Calhoun, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1973
    Rüştü Reçber, Turkish footballer  
  • 1978
    Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer  

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May 11

  • 1936
    Carla Bley, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)  
  • 1956
    Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist and producer  
  • 1964
    Floyd Youmans, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1991
    Alex Nimely, Liberian-English footballer  
  • 1993
    Jirapong Meenapra, Thai sprinter  

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May 12

  • 1670
    Augustus II the Strong, Polish king (d. 1733)
  • 1928
    Henry Cosby, American songwriter and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1939
    Jalal Dabagh, Kurdish journalist and politician  
  • 1968
    Tony Hawk, American skateboarder and actor  
  • 1990
    Tobias Strobl, German footballer  

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May 13

  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, English cricketer (d. 1978)  
  • 1958
    Frances Barber, English actress and singer  
  • 1961
    Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor  
  • 1975
    Brian Geraghty, American actor and producer  
  • 1977
    Christopher Ralph, Canadian actor  

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May 14

  • 1885
    Otto Klemperer, German composer and conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1949
    Walter Day, American game designer and businessman, founded Twin Galaxies  
  • 1952
    Donald R. McMonagle, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1952
    Orna Grumberg, Israeli computer scientist and academic  
  • 1959
    Rick Vaive, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  

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May 15

  • 1938
    Diane Nash, American educator and activist  
  • 1955
    Mohamed Brahmi, Tunisian politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1965
    Raí, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1970
    Martin Rossiter, Welsh singer-songwriter (Gene)  
  • 1976
    David Copeland, English terrorist  

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May 16

  • 1925
    Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Floyd Smith, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1938
    Stuart Bell, English lawyer and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian  
  • 1991
    Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1923
    Michael Beetham, English commander and pilot (d. 2015)  
  • 1952
    Howard Hampton, Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1955
    David Townsend, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Surface) (d. 2005)  
  • 1974
    Eddie Lewis, American soccer player  
  • 1989
    Rain Raadik, Estonian basketball player  

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May 18

  • 1711
    Ruđer Bošković, Croatian physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1787)
  • 1872
    Bertrand Russell, Welsh mathematician, historian, and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1941
    Malcolm Longair, Scottish astronomer, physicist, and academic  
  • 1952
    Jeana Yeager, American pilot  
  • 1979
    Milivoje Novaković, Slovenian footballer  

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May 19

  • 1724
    Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, English admiral and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1779)
  • 1932
    Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1939
    Jānis Lūsis, Latvian javelin thrower and coach  
  • 1977
    Brandon Inge, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Michael Angelakos, American singer-songwriter and producer (Passion Pit)  

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May 20

  • 1949
    Robert Morin, Canadian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Jay Schellen, American drummer (Hurricane, Asia, GPS, Circa, and World Trade)  
  • 1979
    Jana Pallaske, German actress and singer (Spitting Off Tall Buildings)  
  • 1980
    Mantas Jankavičius, Lithuanian actor and singer  
  • 1988
    Miyu Nagase, Japanese singer and guitarist (Zone)  

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May 21

  • 1863
    Archduke Eugen of Austria (d. 1954)
  • 1902
    Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)  
  • 1947
    Jonathan Hyde, Australian-English actor  
  • 1954
    Janice Karman, American voice actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1978
    Jamaal Magloire, Canadian basketball player and coach  

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May 22

  • 1934
    Peter Nero, American pianist and conductor  
  • 1956
    Al Corley, American actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1966
    Scott Putski, American wrestler  
  • 1977
    Dré Bly, American football player  
  • 1985
    Chrissie Chau, Chinese actress and model  

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May 23

  • 1951
    Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player  
  • 1958
    Drew Carey, American actor and game show host  
  • 1983
    Alex Shelley, American wrestler and singer  
  • 1985
    Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer  
  • 1988
    Morgan Pressel, American golfer  

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May 24

  • 1963
    Ivan Capelli, Italian race car driver and sportscaster  
  • 1973
    Hallgeir Pedersen, Norwegian guitarist  
  • 1978
    Bryan Greenberg, American actor and singer  
  • 1985
    Tim Bridgman, English race car driver  
  • 1986
    Jordan Metcalfe, English actor  

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May 25

  • 1879
    William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)
  • 1898
    Bennett Cerf, American publisher, co-founded Random House (d. 1971)
  • 1932
    Steve Rossi, American comedian and actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Ray Spencer, English footballer  
  • 1976
    Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist  

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May 26

  • 1799
    August Kopisch, German poet and painter (d. 1853)
  • 1863
    Bob Fitzsimmons, English-New Zealand boxer (d. 1917)
  • 1949
    Philip Michael Thomas, American actor and singer  
  • 1982
    David Reed, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1988
    Joel Selwood, Australian footballer  

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May 27

  • 1601
    Antoine Daniel, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1648)
  • 1919
    Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (d. 1987)  
  • 1976
    Marcel Fässler, Swiss race car driver  
  • 1986
    Lasse Schöne, Danish footballer  
  • 1991
    Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer  

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May 28

  • 1928
    Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)  
  • 1963
    Gavin Harrison, English drummer (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, and OSI)  
  • 1980
    Lucy Shuker, English tennis player  
  • 1998
    Riho Sayashi, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  
  • 1999
    Cameron Boyce, American actor and dancer  

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May 29

  • 1932
    Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author  
  • 1955
    David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author  
  • 1955
    John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan  
  • 1955
    Mike Porcaro, American bass player (Toto) (d. 2015)  
  • 1988
    Muath al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)  

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May 30

  • 1916
    Mort Meskin, American illustrator (d. 1995)  
  • 1950
    Bertrand Delanoë, French politician, 14th Mayor of Paris  
  • 1955
    Jacqueline McGlade, English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic  
  • 1960
    Stephen Duffy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Duran Duran, The Lilac Time, The Devils, and Me Me Me)  
  • 1983
    Jennifer Ellison, English actress, singer, and dancer  

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May 31

  • 1641
    Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
  • 1898
    Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (d. 1993)
  • 1927
    James Eberle, English admiral  
  • 1950
    Jean Chalopin, French director, producer, and screenwriter, founded DIC Entertainment  
  • 1974
    Kenan Doğulu, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer  

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