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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.

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May 1

  • 1859
    Jacqueline Comerre-Paton, French painter and sculptor (d. 1955)
  • 1896
    J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1916
    Glenn Ford, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1950
    Danny McGrain, Scottish footballer and coach  
  • 1992
    Hani, South Korean singer and television personality (EXID)  

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May 2

  • 1890
    E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (d. 1965)
  • 1950
    Duncan Gay, Australian businessman and politician  
  • 1969
    Brian Lara, Trinidadian cricketer  
  • 1980
    Lassaâd Ouertani, Tunisian footballer (d. 2013)  
  • 1985
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, American baseball player  

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May 3

  • 1415
    Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (d. 1495)
  • 1874
    Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer and academic (d. 1954)
  • 1921
    Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer and actor (d. 1989)  
  • 1938
    Lindsay Kemp, English actor, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1946
    Silvino Francisco, South African snooker player  

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May 4

  • 1935
    Mr. Fuji, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1938
    Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican journalist, author, and critic (d. 2010)  
  • 1942
    Nickolas Ashford, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Ashford & Simpson) (d. 2011)  
  • 1959
    Inger Nilsson, Swedish actress and singer  
  • 1975
    Catherine Trudeau, Canadian actress  

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May 5

  • 1934
    Victor Garland, Australian accountant and politician, 26th Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs  
  • 1967
    Charles Nagy, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1984
    Wade MacNeil, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alexisonfire, Gallows, and Black Lungs)  
  • 1985
    Terrence Wheatley, American football player  

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May 6

  • 1800
    Roman Sanguszko, Polish general (d. 1881)
  • 1950
    Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band and The Senate) (d. 1974)  
  • 1960
    John Flansburgh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (They Might Be Giants and Mono Puff)  
  • 1983
    Trinley Thaye Dorje, Tibetan religious leader, the 17th Karmapa Lama  
  • 1990
    Danielle Beaubrun, Saint Lucian swimmer  

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May 7

  • 1892
    Archibald MacLeish, American poet, playwright, and lawyer (d. 1982)
  • 1943
    Peter Carey, Australian author and educator  
  • 1968
    Lisa Raitt, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Canadian Minister of Transport  
  • 1969
    Jun Falkenstein, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Master Shortie, English rapper and producer  

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May 8

  • 1926
    Don Rickles, American comedian and actor  
  • 1958
    Lovie Smith, American football player and coach  
  • 1975
    Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player  
  • 1983
    Matt Willis, English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Busted and McBusted)  
  • 1992
    Kevin Hayes, American ice hockey player  

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May 9

  • 1895
    Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright, and philosopher (d. 1961)
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist and game show host (d. 2012)  
  • 1939
    Pierre Desproges, French journalist and actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1941
    Dorothy Hyman, English sprinter  
  • 1984
    Prince Fielder, American baseball player  

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May 10

  • 1727
    Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (d. 1781)
  • 1876
    Ivan Cankar, Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 1918)
  • 1961
    Johanna ter Steege, Dutch actress  
  • 1978
    Kenan Thompson, American actor  
  • 1990
    Lauren Potter, American actress  

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May 11

  • 1939
    Dante Tiñga, Filipino jurist and politician  
  • 1968
    Wenn V. Deramas, Filipino director and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Harold Ford, Jr., American lawyer and politician  
  • 1986
    Abou Diaby, French footballer  
  • 1999
    Sabrina Carpenter, American actress and singer  

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May 12

  • 1590
    Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1621)
  • 1972
    Doug Basham, American wrestler  
  • 1977
    Aivar Priidel, Estonian footballer  
  • 1978
    Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian model, actress, and singer  
  • 1990
    Florent Amodio, Brazilian-French figure skater  

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May 13

  • 1922
    Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (d. 1991)  
  • 1924
    Harry Schwarz, German-South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South African Ambassador to the United States (d. 2010)  
  • 1929
    John Galvin, American general (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Sam Anderson, American actor  
  • 1976
    Ana Popović, Serbian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 14

  • 1868
    Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist (d. 1935)
  • 1916
    Lance Dossor, English-Australian pianist and educator (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    Patrice Munsel, American soprano and actress  
  • 1946
    Sarah Hogg, Viscountess Hailsham, English economist and journalist  
  • 1952
    David Byrne, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Talking Heads)  

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May 15

  • 1925
    Roy Stewart, Jamaican-English actor and stuntman (d. 2008)  
  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer  
  • 1939
    Dorothy Shirley, English high jumper and educator  
  • 1940
    Roger Ailes, American businessman  
  • 1945
    Michael Dexter, English hematologist and academic  

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May 16

  • 1879
    Pierre Gilliard, Swiss author and academic (d. 1962)
  • 1888
    Royal Rife, American microbiologist and instrument maker (d. 1971)
  • 1897
    Zvi Sliternik, Israeli entomologist and academic (d. 1994)
  • 1943
    Kay Andrews, Baroness Andrews, English politician  
  • 1955
    Jack Morris, American baseball player and sportscaster  

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May 17

  • 1551
    Martin Delrio, Belgian occultist and theologian (d. 1601)
  • 1882
    Karl Burman, Estonian architect and painter (d. 1965)
  • 1961
    Jamil Azzaoui, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1962
    Jane Moore, English journalist and author  
  • 1973
    Steve Barakatt, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  

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May 18

  • 1940
    Erico Aumentado, Filipino journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1941
    Gino Brito, Canadian wrestler and promoter  
  • 1948
    Tom Udall, American lawyer and politician, 28th New Mexico Attorney General  
  • 1970
    Tina Fey, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Jason Brown, English footballer  

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May 19

  • 1929
    Helmut Braunlich, German-American violinist and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Steven Ford, American actor  
  • 1971
    Psicosis, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1972
    Claudia Karvan, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player  

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May 20

  • 1917
    Tony Cliff, Israeli-English author and activist (d. 2000)  
  • 1946
    Bobby Murcer, American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2008)  
  • 1961
    Clive Allen, English footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Roger Huerta, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1988
    Nathaniel Brown, American actor and director  

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May 21

  • 1864
    Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1949
    Rosalind Plowright, English soprano  
  • 1979
    James Clancy Phelan, Australian author and academic  
  • 1986
    Greg Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1991
    Guilherme, Brazilian footballer  

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May 22

  • 1770
    Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)
  • 1913
    Dominique Rolin, Belgian author (d. 2012)  
  • 1917
    Nathan Davis, American actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1955
    Iva Davies, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Icehouse)  
  • 1970
    Paddy Atkinson, Singaporean-English footballer and manager  

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May 23

  • 1729
    Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet and educator (d. 1799)
  • 1928
    Nigel Davenport, English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Graeme Hick, Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach  
  • 1975
    Michiel van den Bos, Dutch DJ and composer  
  • 1979
    Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 24

  • 1794
    William Whewell, English priest and philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1938
    Tommy Chong, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1942
    Lázár Lovász, Hungarian hammer thrower  
  • 1945
    Richard Ottaway, English lieutenant and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  
  • 1989
    Andrew Jordan, English race car driver  

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May 25

  • 1907
    U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)  
  • 1922
    Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (d. 1984)  
  • 1936
    Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1963
    George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)  

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May 26

  • 1887
    Ba U, 2nd President of Burma (d. 1963)
  • 1957
    Kristina Olsen, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1958
    Margaret Colin, American actress  
  • 1976
    Justin Pierre, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Motion City Soundtrack)  
  • 1987
    Olcay Şahan, Turkish footballer  

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May 27

  • 1894
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French physician and author (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    Ernest Ingenito, American murderer (d. 1995)  
  • 1935
    Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955  
  • 1974
    Jason Narvy, American actor  
  • 1977
    Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian high jumper  

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May 28

  • 1779
    Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer (d. 1852)
  • 1945
    John Fogerty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Golliwogs)  
  • 1957
    Kirk Gibson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1976
    Zaza Enden, Georgian-Turkish wrestler, basketball player, and coach  
  • 1979
    Monica Keena, American actress  

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May 29

  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1933
    Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator  
  • 1937
    Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer (Can)  
  • 1975
    David Burtka, American actor and chef  
  • 1993
    Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete  

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May 30

  • 1882
    Wyndham Halswelle, English runner and soldier (d. 1915)
  • 1930
    Robert Ryman, American painter  
  • 1949
    Klaus Flouride, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Dead Kennedys)  
  • 1950
    Paresh Rawal, Indian actor, producer, and politician  
  • 1955
    Caroline Swift, English lawyer and judge  

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May 31

  • 1901
    Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (d. 1983)  
  • 1934
    Jim Hutton, American actor (d. 1979)  
  • 1941
    Louis Ignarro, American pharmacologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1960
    Greg Adams, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman  
  • 1964
    Yukio Edano, Japanese politician, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs  

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