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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

  • 1864
    Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother's Day (d. 1948)
  • 1945
    Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Imperial Show Band and Booker T. & the M.G.'s) (d. 2007)  
  • 1952
    Peter Smith, Malaysian-English academic and judge  
  • 1957
    Uberto Pasolini, Italian banker, director, and producer  
  • 1984
    Patrick Eaves, American ice hockey player  

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May 2

  • 1928
    Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutanese king (d. 1972)  
  • 1959
    Russ Grimm, American football player and coach  
  • 1966
    Uwe Freiler, German footballer  
  • 1985
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Kyle Busch, American race car driver  

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May 3

  • 1859
    Andy Adams, American author (d. 1935)
  • 1917
    Betty Comden, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2006)  
  • 1932
    Robert Osborne, American actor and historian  
  • 1948
    Peter Oosterhuis, English golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1949
    Ken Hom, American chef and author  

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May 4

  • 1922
    Eugenie Clark, American biologist and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1931
    Thomas Stuttaford, English physician, journalist, and politician  
  • 1941
    George Will, American journalist and author  
  • 1952
    David Della Rocco, American actor  
  • 1972
    Manny Aybar, Dominican baseball player  

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May 5

  • 1915
    Ben Wright, English-American actor (d. 1989)  
  • 1929
    Ayhan Işık, Turkish actor and producer (d. 1979)  
  • 1948
    Mats Bergman, Swedish actor  
  • 1958
    Aurélien Recoing, French actor  
  • 1985
    Tsepo Masilela, South African footballer  

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May 6

  • 1714
    Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. 1797)
  • 1929
    Paul Lauterbur, American chemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)  
  • 1982
    Dilshod Nazarov, Tajikistani hammer thrower  
  • 1982
    Kyle Shewfelt, Canadian gymnast  
  • 1987
    Kaliese Spencer, Jamaican hurdler  

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May 7

  • 1837
    Karl Mauch, German geographer and explorer (d. 1875)
  • 1911
    Ishirō Honda, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1917
    Lenox Hewitt, Australian public servant  
  • 1939
    Clive Soley, Baron Soley, English politician  
  • 1955
    Clément Gignac, Canadian politician  

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May 8

  • 1628
    Angelo Italia, Italian architect and urban planner (d. 1700)
  • 1951
    Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)  
  • 1958
    Lovie Smith, American football player and coach  
  • 1977
    Bad News Brown, Canadian rapper, harmonica player, and actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1991
    Anamaria Tămârjan, Romanian gymnast  

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May 9

  • 1895
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1907
    Fred Warngård, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1950)  
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist and game show host (d. 2012)  
  • 1919
    Clifford Chadderton, Canadian soldier and journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1982
    Beatriz Pascual, Spanish race walker  

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May 10

  • 1928
    Arnold Rüütel, Estonian agronomist and politician, 3rd President of Estonia  
  • 1967
    Young MC, English-American rapper, producer, and actor  
  • 1971
    Craig Mack, American rapper and producer  
  • 1974
    Liu Fang, Chinese pipa player  
  • 1992
    Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer-songwriter and actress  

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May 11

  • 1722
    Petrus Camper, Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (d. 1789)
  • 1935
    Kit Lambert, English record producer and manager (d. 1981)  
  • 1958
    Walt Terrell, American baseball player  
  • 1975
    Coby Bell, American actor and producer  
  • 1977
    Pablo Gabriel García, Uruguayan footballer  

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May 12

  • 1626
    Louis Hennepin, Flemish priest and missionary (d. 1705)
  • 1885
    Paltiel Daykan, Lithuanian-Israeli lawyer and jurist (d. 1969)
  • 1911
    Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (d. 1972)  
  • 1921
    Farley Mowat, Canadian environmentalist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1977
    Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player and coach  

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May 13

  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, English cricketer (d. 1978)  
  • 1937
    Zohra Lampert, American actress  
  • 1956
    Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter and producer (Goldfrapp)  
  • 1975
    Cristian Bezzi, Italian rugby player and coach  
  • 1983
    Johnny Hoogerland, Dutch cyclist  

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May 14

  • 1863
    John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician, founder of the Fields Medal (d. 1932)
  • 1885
    Otto Klemperer, German composer and conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1955
    Kenth Eldebrink, Swedish javelin thrower  
  • 1959
    Steve Hogarth, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Marillion, The Europeans, and How We Live)  
  • 1984
    Indrek Siska, Estonian footballer  

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May 15

  • 1567
    Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1643)
  • 1936
    Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist  
  • 1949
    Robert Stephen John Sparks, English geologist and academic  
  • 1980
    Rocky Marquette, American actor  
  • 1995
    Ryosuke Yamamoto, Japanese actor and model  

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May 16

  • 1710
    William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1782)
  • 1929
    Betty Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 1998)  
  • 1951
    Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian  
  • 1962
    Jimmy Hood, Scottish engineer and politician  
  • 1966
    Sommore, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 17

  • 1946
    Peter Hinwood, English actor  
  • 1980
    Dallas Taylor, American singer-songwriter (Underoath and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster)  
  • 1986
    Marius Činikas, Lithuanian footballer  
  • 1987
    Aleandro Rosi, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norwegian cyclist  

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May 18

  • 1862
    Josephus Daniels, American publisher and politician, 41st United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1948)
  • 1896
    Eric Backman, Swedish runner (d. 1965)
  • 1936
    Michael Sandle, English sculptor and academic  
  • 1948
    Richard Swedberg, Swedish sociologist and academic  
  • 1971
    Mark Menzies, Scottish politician  

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May 19

  • 1827
    Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French academic and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1896)
  • 1890
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician, 1st President of Vietnam (d. 1969)
  • 1926
    David Jacobs, English radio and television host (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1956
    Martyn Ware, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Human League and Heaven 17)  

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May 20

  • 1906
    Giuseppe Siri, Italian cardinal (d. 1989)  
  • 1956
    Dean Butler, Canadian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Miriam Quiambao, Filipino model and actress  
  • 1982
    Daniel Ribeiro, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Kristopher Van Varenberg, American actor and producer  

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May 21

  • 120 BC
    Aurelia Cotta, mother of Gaius Julius Caesar (d. 54 BC)
  • 1944
    Janet Dailey, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Elizabeth Buchan, English author and critic  
  • 1984
    Lorena Ayala, Dutch model  
  • 1986
    Eder Sánchez, Mexican race walker  

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May 22

  • 1833
    Félix Bracquemond, French painter and etcher (d. 1914)
  • 1953
    Paul Mariner, English footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1970
    Pedro Diniz, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1984
    Peter Jungschläger, Dutch footballer  
  • 1985
    Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 23

  • 1875
    Alfred P. Sloan, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1966)
  • 1911
    Paul Augustin Mayer, German cardinal (d. 2010)  
  • 1943
    Alan Walden, American businessman and manager, co-founded Capricorn Records  
  • 1956
    Andrea Pazienza, Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)  
  • 1988
    Danny de Jong, Dutch actor  

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May 24

  • 1895
    Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr., American publisher, founded Advance Publications (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)  
  • 1962
    Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1982
    DaMarcus Beasley, American soccer player  
  • 1987
    Jimena Barón, Argentinian actress and singer  

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May 25

  • 1803
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1865
    John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1963
    Eha Rünne, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower  
  • 1976
    Ethan Suplee, American actor and singer  
  • 1979
    Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player  

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May 26

  • 1873
    Olaf Gulbransson, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1958)
  • 1942
    Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian guru  
  • 1953
    Kay Hagan, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1960
    Doug Hutchison, American actor  
  • 1966
    Zola Budd, South African runner  

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May 27

  • 1836
    Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
  • 1945
    Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Esquires and The Flying Circus)  
  • 1948
    Pete Sears, English bass player (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)  
  • 1973
    Tana Umaga, New Zealand rugby player and coach  
  • 1987
    Gervinho, Ivorian footballer  

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May 28

  • 1936
    Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (d. 1997)  
  • 1950
    Ian Bradley, English minister, author, and academic  
  • 1963
    Gavin Harrison, English drummer (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, and OSI)  
  • 1977
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author  
  • 1983
    Roman Atwood, American comedian and video blogger  

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May 29

  • 1945
    Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)  
  • 1955
    Mike Porcaro, American bass player (Toto) (d. 2015)  
  • 1963
    Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1974
    Jenny Willott, English politician  
  • 1975
    David Burtka, American actor and chef  

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May 30

  • 1718
    Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)
  • 1932
    Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Welsh politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations  
  • 1938
    Eugene Belliveau, Canadian football player  
  • 1955
    Jacqueline McGlade, English-Canadian biologist, ecologist, and academic  
  • 1977
    Marc Dos Santos, Canadian soccer player, coach, and manager  

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May 31

  • 1940
    Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach  
  • 1943
    Sharon Gless, American actress  
  • 1953
    Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Chris Harmse, South African hammer thrower  
  • 1976
    Colin Farrell, Irish actor  

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