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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.

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May 1

  • 1827
    Jules Breton, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1930
    Richard Riordan, American lieutenant and politician, 39th Mayor of Los Angeles  
  • 1940
    Elsa Peretti, Italian jewelry designer  
  • 1973
    Oliver Neuville, German footballer  
  • 1982
    Darijo Srna, Croatian footballer  

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May 2

  • 1926
    Gérard D. Levesque, Canadian lawyer and politician, 5th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1993)  
  • 1950
    Duncan Gay, Australian businessman and politician  
  • 1950
    Lou Gramm, American singer-songwriter (Foreigner and Shadow King)  
  • 1950
    Simon Gaskell, English chemist and academic  
  • 1968
    Hikaru Midorikawa, Japanese voice actor and singer  

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May 3

  • 1930
    Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1943
    Jim Risch, American lawyer and politician, 31st Governor of Idaho  
  • 1953
    Bruce Hall, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (REO Speedwagon)  
  • 1962
    Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder  
  • 1969
    Amy Ryan, American actress  

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May 4

  • 1008
    Khwaja Abdullah Ansari, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1088)
  • 1796
    William H. Prescott, American historian and scholar (d. 1859)
  • 1937
    Marisa Robles, Spanish harp player and educator  
  • 1959
    Bob Tway, American golfer  
  • 1976
    Jason Michaels, American baseball player  

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May 5

  • 1905
    Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1972
    James Cracknell, English rower  
  • 1978
    John Wilshere, Papua New Guinean rugby player  
  • 1984
    Christian Valdéz, Mexican footballer  
  • 1987
    Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer  

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May 6

  • 1848
    Henry Edward Armstrong, English chemist and academic (d. 1937)
  • 1955
    John Hutton, Baron Hutton of Furness, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Defence  
  • 1986
    Roman Kreuziger, Czech cyclist  
  • 1987
    Kaliese Spencer, Jamaican hurdler  
  • 1990
    Caitlin Yankowskas, American figure skater  

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May 7

  • 1946
    Brian Turner, English chef and television host  
  • 1953
    Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)  
  • 1957
    Ned Bellamy, American actor  
  • 1987
    Michael Hinz, German footballer  
  • 1988
    Eino Puri, Estonian footballer  

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May 8

  • 1928
    Robert Conley, American journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1970
    Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer and coach  
  • 1984
    David King, English figure skater  
  • 1985
    Devon Soltendieck, Canadian journalist and game show host  
  • 2003
    Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco  

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May 9

  • 1930
    Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan historian and linguist (d. 2010)  
  • 1938
    Charles Simić, Serbian-American poet and academic  
  • 1955
    Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991)  
  • 1968
    David Benoit, American basketball player  
  • 1991
    Stasija Rage, Latvian figure skater  

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May 10

  • 1760
    Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)
  • 1922
    Nancy Walker, American actress and director (d. 1992)  
  • 1927
    Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author  
  • 1963
    Lisa Nowak, American commander and astronaut  
  • 1981
    Nicky Whelan, Australian model and actress  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1901
    Gladys Rockmore Davis, American painter (d. 1967)  
  • 1948
    Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-English politician  
  • 1976
    Sahlene, Swedish singer and actress  
  • 1978
    Laetitia Casta, French model and actress  

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May 12

  • 1803
    Justus von Liebig, German chemist and academic (d. 1873)
  • 1872
    Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1940)
  • 1910
    Dorothy Hodgkin, English biochemist, crystallographer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)  
  • 1926
    Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Kimiko Yo, Japanese actress  

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May 13

  • 1904
    Chishū Ryū, Japanese actor (d. 1993)  
  • 1941
    Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)  
  • 1957
    David Hill, English organist and conductor  
  • 1961
    Dennis Rodman, American basketball player, wrestler, and actor  
  • 1966
    Lee Altus, American heavy metal guitarist (Angelwitch and Heathen)  

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May 14

  • 1725
    Ludovico Manin, French politician, Doge of Venice (d. 1802)
  • 1727
    Thomas Gainsborough, English painter and academic (d. 1788)
  • 1900
    Walter Rehberg, Swiss pianist and composer (d. 1957)
  • 1972
    Mark Ruskell, Scottish politician  
  • 1975
    Nicki Sørensen, Danish cyclist  

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May 15

  • 1567
    Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1643)
  • 1874
    Polaire, French singer and actress (d. 1939)
  • 1925
    Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1969
    Emmitt Smith, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1992
    Clark Beckham, American singer-songwriter  

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May 16

  • 1917
    Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)  
  • 1960
    S. Shanmuganathan, Sri Lankan commander and politician (d. 1998)  
  • 1975
    Tony Kakko, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sonata Arctica and Northern Kings)  
  • 1983
    Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player  

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May 17

  • 1551
    Martin Delrio, Belgian occultist and theologian (d. 1601)
  • 1891
    Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and politician (d. 1957)
  • 1926
    Dietmar Schönherr, Austrian-Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Yelena Gorchakova, Russian javelin thrower (d. 2002)  
  • 1990
    Leven Rambin, American actress  

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May 18

  • 1883
    Walter Gropius, German-American architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building (d. 1969)
  • 1944
    W. G. Sebald, German author and academic (d. 2001)  
  • 1979
    Julián Speroni, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1983
    Vince Young, American football player  
  • 1985
    Henrique Sereno, Portuguese footballer  

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May 19

  • 1919
    Georgie Auld, Canadian-American saxophonist, clarinet player, and bandleader (d. 1990)  
  • 1938
    Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)  
  • 1980
    Tony Hackworth, English footballer  
  • 1984
    Carla Lynch, English actress and model  
  • 1984
    Marcedes Lewis, American football player  

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May 20

  • 1924
    Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan journalist and politician (d. 1976)  
  • 1939
    John David Bingham Younger, Scottish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale  
  • 1946
    Robert Chua, Singaporean broadcaster, founded China Entertainment Television  
  • 1951
    Mike Crapo, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1964
    Kōichirō Genba, Japanese politician, 80th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs  

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May 21

  • 1856
    José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguayan journalist and politician, President of Uruguay (d. 1929)
  • 1902
    Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)  
  • 1970
    Brigita Bukovec, Slovenian hurdler  
  • 1988
    Park Gyu-ri, South Korean singer and actress (Kara)  
  • 1996
    Indy de Vroome, Dutch tennis player  

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May 22

  • 1859
    Farquhar McGillivray Knowles, American-Canadian painter (d. 1932)
  • 1939
    Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1940
    Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1943
    David Bernstein, English accountant and businessman  
  • 1970
    Nadia Khan, Pakistani actress and producer  

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May 23

  • 1930
    Friedrich Achleitner, German poet and critic  
  • 1947
    Ann Hui, Hong Kong actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1959
    Bob Mortimer, English comedian and actor  
  • 1960
    Linden Ashby, American actor and martial artist  
  • 1974
    Manuela Schwesig, German politician, German Federal Minister of Family Affairs  

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May 24

  • 1937
    Maryvonne Dupureur, French runner and educator (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    George Lakoff, American linguist and academic  
  • 1964
    Isidro Pérez, Mexican boxer (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Alessandro Cortini, Italian-American singer and keyboard player (Modwheelmood, SONOIO, Blindoldfreak, and Nine Inch Nails)  
  • 1984
    Brodney Pool, American football player  

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May 25

  • 1952
    David Jenkins, Trinidadian-Scottish runner  
  • 1963
    Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Ethan Suplee, American actor and singer  
  • 1979
    Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player  
  • 1988
    Cameron van der Burgh, South African swimmer  

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May 26

  • 1898
    Christfried Burmeister, Estonian speed skater (d. 1965)
  • 1908
    Robert Morley, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1938
    K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1941
    Cliff Drysdale, South African tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1949
    Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician  

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May 27

  • 1944
    Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1946
    Lewis Collins, English-American actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Cuban pianist and composer  
  • 1974
    Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Caedmon's Call)  

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May 28

  • 1922
    Roger Fisher, American author and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1923
    N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)  
  • 1940
    David William Brewer, English politician, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London  
  • 1960
    Mark Sanford, American captain and politician, 115th Governor of South Carolina  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  

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May 29

  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1942
    Kevin Conway, American actor and director  
  • 1963
    Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver  
  • 1971
    Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer  
  • 1978
    Lorenzo Odone, American Adrenoleukodystrophy patient (d. 2008)  

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May 30

  • 1937
    Christopher Haskins, Anglo-Irish businessman, life peer and politician  
  • 1949
    Klaus Flouride, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Dead Kennedys)  
  • 1949
    P. J. Carlesimo, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1971
    Duncan Jones, English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Gianmaria Bruni, Italian race car driver  

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May 31

  • 1641
    Patriarch Dositheos II of Jerusalem (d. 1707)
  • 1852
    Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1957
    Kyle Secor, American actor and director  
  • 1964
    Darryl McDaniels, American rapper and producer (Run–D.M.C.)  
  • 1983
    Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer  

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