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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

  • 1901
    Antal Szerb, Hungarian scholar and author (d. 1945)  
  • 1919
    Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1936
    Jerry Mander, American author and activist  
  • 1973
    Oliver Neuville, German footballer  
  • 1975
    Nina Hossain, English journalist  

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May 2

  • 1941
    Connie Crothers, American pianist  
  • 1956
    Yasushi Akimoto, Japanese songwriter and producer  
  • 1959
    Tony Wakeford, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sol Invictus, Death in June, Crisis, and Above the Ruins)  
  • 1961
    Steve James, English snooker player  
  • 1980
    Troy Murphy, American basketball player  

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May 3

  • 1891
    Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and critic (d. 1969)
  • 1892
    George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1919
    John Cullen Murphy, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2004)  
  • 1922
    Len Shackleton, English footballer and journalist (d. 2000)  
  • 1961
    Joe Murray, American animator, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 4

  • 1913
    Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)  
  • 1939
    Leon Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1944
    Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (The Angels and The Delicates)  
  • 1964
    Terje Isungset, Norwegian percussionist (Isglem, Ice Music Festival)  
  • 1977
    Emily Perkins, Canadian actress  

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May 5

  • 1938
    Barbara Wagner, Canadian figure skater and coach  
  • 1938
    Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Nils Moritz, Estonian-Swedish actor  
  • 1944
    John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter  
  • 1946
    Jim Kelly, American actor and martial artist (d. 2013)  

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May 6

  • 1713
    Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (d. 1780)
  • 1879
    Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (d. 1952)
  • 1955
    Tom Bergeron, American television host  
  • 1963
    Alessandra Ferri, Italian ballerina  
  • 1993
    Naomi Scott, English actress and singer  

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May 7

  • 1964
    Ronnie Harmon, American football player  
  • 1973
    Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter and producer  
  • 1984
    Kevin Steen, Canadian wrestler  
  • 1986
    Mark Furze, Australian actor and singer  
  • 1992
    Alexander Ludwig, Canadian actor  

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May 8

  • 1925
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania  
  • 1936
    Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005)  
  • 1940
    Emilio Delgado, American actor and singer  
  • 1976
    Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Steps and H & Claire)  
  • 1983
    Juan Martin Goity, Argentinian-German rugby player  

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May 9

  • 1904
    Conrad Bernier, Canadian-American organist, composer, and educator (d. 1988)  
  • 1937
    Dave Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)  
  • 1937
    Sonny Curtis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1948
    Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician, computer scientist, and academic  
  • 1979
    Pierre Bouvier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Simple Plan and Reset)  

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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)
  • 1920
    Bert Weedon, English guitarist (d. 2012)  
  • 1952
    Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Brazilian footballer and manager  
  • 1993
    Mirai Shida, Japanese actress  
  • 1995
    Missy Franklin, American swimmer  

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May 11

  • 1014
    Anawrahta, founder of the Pagan Empire (d. 1077)
  • 1722
    Petrus Camper, Dutch physician, anatomist, and physiologist (d. 1789)
  • 1869
    Archibald Warden, English tennis player (d. 1943)
  • 1953
    David Gest, American concert promoter  
  • 1977
    Victor Matfield, South African rugby player, coach, and sportscaster  

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May 12

  • 1922
    Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 1991)  
  • 1936
    Guillermo Endara, Panamanian lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Panama (d. 2009)  
  • 1962
    April Grace, American actress  
  • 1968
    Catherine Tate, English actress and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper and producer, co-founded Black Jays  

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May 13

  • 1588
    Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (d. 1654)
  • 1978
    Germán Magariños, Argentinian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Charlotte Wessels, Dutch singer-songwriter  
  • 1987
    Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer  

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May 14

  • 1927
    Herbert W. Franke, Austrian scientist and author  
  • 1940
    George Mathewson, Scottish banker and businessman  
  • 1961
    Tim Roth, English actor and director  
  • 1969
    Cate Blanchett, Australian actress and producer  
  • 1987
    Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer  

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May 15

  • 1764
    Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, German organist and composer (d. 1827)
  • 1920
    Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Lebanese patriarch  
  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer  
  • 1938
    Nancy Garden, American author (d. 2014)  
  • 1987
    Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player  

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May 16

  • 1951
    Unshō Ishizuka, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1969
    Steve Lewis, American sprinter  
  • 1971
    Phil Clarke, English rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Lionel Scaloni, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1984
    Pania Rose, Australian model  

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May 17

  • 1934
    Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German educator and politician  
  • 1943
    David Simeon, English actor  
  • 1957
    Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player (d. 2012)  
  • 1958
    Ivor Bolton, English harpsichord player and conductor  
  • 1967
    Paul D'Amour, American bass player (Tool and Replicants)  

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May 18

  • 1711
    Ruđer Bošković, Croatian physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1787)
  • 1896
    Eric Backman, Swedish runner (d. 1965)
  • 1931
    Clément Vincent, Canadian farmer and politician  
  • 1946
    Reggie Jackson, American baseball player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1985
    Francesca Battistelli, American singer-songwriter  

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May 19

  • 1886
    Francis Biddle, American lawyer and judge, 58th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1914
    John Vachon, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975)  
  • 1939
    Jānis Lūsis, Latvian javelin thrower and coach  
  • 1949
    Archie Manning, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1993
    Ryunosuke Kamiki, Japanese actor  

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May 20

  • 1664
    Andreas Schlüter, German sculptor and architect (d. 1714)
  • 1960
    Tony Goldwyn, American actor and director  
  • 1978
    Hristos Banikas, Greek chess player  
  • 1979
    Andrew Scheer, Canadian politician, 35th Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons  
  • 1981
    Sean Conlon, English singer-songwriter (Five)  

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May 21

  • 1898
    Armand Hammer, American physician and businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (d. 1990)
  • 1950
    Will Hutton, English economist and journalist  
  • 1951
    Al Franken, American actor, screenwriter, and politician  
  • 1985
    Lucie Hradecká, Czech tennis player  
  • 1986
    Greg Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 22

  • 1896
    Clarence Bull, American photographer (d. 1979)
  • 1909
    Margaret Mee, English illustrator and educator (d. 1988)  
  • 1909
    Rudolf Bergander, German painter (d. 1970)  
  • 1948
    Nedumudi Venu, Indian actor and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Catie Curtis, American singer-songwriter  

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May 23

  • 1940
    Levan Moseshvili, Georgian basketball player and coach  
  • 1958
    Drew Carey, American actor and game show host  
  • 1959
    Bob Mortimer, English comedian and actor  
  • 1966
    Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1973
    Juan José Padilla, Spanish bullfighter  

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May 24

  • 1855
    Arthur Wing Pinero, English actor, director, and playwright (d. 1934)
  • 1875
    Robert Garrett, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1961)
  • 1932
    Arnold Wesker, English playwright and producer  
  • 1945
    Richard Ottaway, English lieutenant and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  
  • 1992
    Ryan Leonard, English footballer  

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May 25

  • 1869
    Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)
  • 1949
    Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist and essayist  
  • 1979
    Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player  
  • 1982
    Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner  
  • 1985
    Demba Ba, French footballer  

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May 26

  • 1925
    Alec McCowen, English actor  
  • 1942
    Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian guru  
  • 1945
    Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer (The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)  
  • 1954
    Alan Hollinghurst, English author and poet  
  • 1979
    Elisabeth Harnois, American actress  

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May 27

  • 1923
    Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1939
    Yves Duhaime, Canadian captain and politician  
  • 1957
    Nitin Gadkari, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Transport  
  • 1988
    Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)  
  • 1991
    Eneli Vals, Estonian footballer  

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May 28

  • 1931
    Carroll Baker, American actress  
  • 1940
    David William Brewer, English politician, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London  
  • 1953
    Arto Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer (DNA, The Golden Palominos, The Lounge Lizards, and Ambitious Lovers)  
  • 1961
    Roland Gift, English singer-songwriter and actor (Fine Young Cannibals and Akrylykz)  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  

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May 29

  • 1948
    Linda Esther Gray, Scottish soprano and educator  
  • 1958
    Karen Maruyama, American actress and director  
  • 1968
    Jessica Morden, English politician  
  • 1974
    Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1977
    Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer  

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May 30

  • 1884
    Siegmund Glücksmann, German soldier and politician (d. 1942)
  • 1908
    Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)  
  • 1955
    Michael Spencer, Malaysian-English businessman  
  • 1979
    Clint Bowyer, American race car driver  
  • 1989
    Lesia Tsurenko, Ukrainian tennis player  

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May 31

  • 1527
    Agnes of Hesse (d. 1555)
  • 1860
    Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1955
    Tommy Emmanuel, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dragon)  
  • 1977
    Eric Christian Olsen, American actor  
  • 1986
    Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist  

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