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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

  • 1852
    Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
  • 1919
    Dan O'Herlihy, Irish-American actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    Scott Carpenter, American commander, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2013)  
  • 1930
    Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)  
  • 1989
    Poļina Jeļizarova, Latvian runner  

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May 2

  • 1754
    Vicente Martín y Soler, Spanish composer (d. 1806)
  • 1923
    Patrick Hillery, Irish physician and politician, 6th President of Ireland (d. 2008)  
  • 1944
    Robert G. W. Anderson, English chemist, historian, and curator  
  • 1945
    Goldy McJohn, Canadian keyboard player (Steppenwolf, The Mynah Birds, and The Sparrows)  
  • 1972
    Ahti Heinla, Estonian programmer and businessman, co-developed Skype  

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May 3

  • 1905
    Werner Fenchel, German-Danish mathematician and academic (d. 1988)  
  • 1933
    Graham Day, Canadian lawyer and businessman  
  • 1933
    Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1966
    Giorgos Agorogiannis, Greek footballer  
  • 1972
    Stephen Barclay, English lawyer and politician  

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May 4

  • 1851
    Thomas Dewing, American painter (d. 1938)
  • 1919
    Dory Funk, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1973)  
  • 1944
    Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (The Angels and The Delicates)  
  • 1959
    Bob Tway, American golfer  
  • 1978
    Brett Burton, Australian footballer  

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May 5

  • 1910
    Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)  
  • 1922
    Irene Gut Opdyke, Polish-American nurse (d. 2003)  
  • 1925
    Leo Ryan, American soldier, educator, and politician (d. 1978)  
  • 1927
    Sylvia Fedoruk, Canadian physicist and politician, 17th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan (d. 2012)  
  • 1963
    James LaBrie, Canadian singer-songwriter (Dream Theater, Winter Rose, Explorers Club, and MullMuzzler)  

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May 6

  • 1879
    Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (d. 1952)
  • 1943
    Grange Calveley, English animator and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Shin Hae-chul, South Korean singer-songwriter and producer (N.EX.T) (d. 2014)  
  • 1980
    Taebin, American-South Korean rapper (1TYM)  
  • 1986
    Cindy Daniel, Canadian singer  

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May 7

  • 1939
    Ruud Lubbers, Dutch economist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands  
  • 1944
    Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, director, and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1956
    Jean Lapierre, Canadian talk show host and politician  
  • 1965
    Norman Whiteside, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1981
    Rae Edwards, American sprinter  

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May 8

  • 1893
    Edd Roush, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988)
  • 1934
    Leonard Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann, South African-English lawyer and judge  
  • 1937
    Bernard Cleary, Canadian journalist, academic, and politician  
  • 1948
    Stephen Stohn, American-Canadian lawyer and producer  
  • 1981
    Ayesha Antoine, English actress  

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May 9

  • 1855
    Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer (d. 1932)
  • 1906
    Eleanor Estes, American librarian, author, and illustrator (d. 1988)  
  • 1962
    Dave Gahan, English singer-songwriter (Depeche Mode)  
  • 1980
    Tony Schmidt, German race car driver  
  • 1983
    Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player  

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May 10

  • 1756
    Singu Min, Burmese king (d. 1782)
  • 1760
    Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French captain, engineer, and composer (d. 1836)
  • 1916
    Milton Babbitt, American composer and educator (d. 2011)  
  • 1943
    David Clennon, American actor  
  • 1962
    John Ngugi, Kenyan runner  

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May 11

  • 1752
    Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1811
    Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Swiss politician (d. 1893)
  • 1903
    Charlie Gehringer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1993)  
  • 1963
    Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician, 10th Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation  
  • 1983
    Holly Valance, Australian actress and singer  

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May 12

  • 1842
    Jules Massenet, French composer (d. 1912)
  • 1912
    Henry Jonsson, Swedish runner (d. 2001)  
  • 1938
    Paul Huxley, English painter and academic  
  • 1940
    Dominic Cadbury, English businessman and academic  
  • 1966
    Stephen Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer  

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May 13

  • 1857
    Ronald Ross, Indian-English physician and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1932)
  • 1938
    Milton Johns, English actor  
  • 1941
    Ritchie Valens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)  
  • 1971
    Tom Nalen, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1998
    Karen Iwata, Japanese singer (AKB48)  

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May 14

  • 1901
    Robert Ritter, German psychologist and physician (d. 1951)  
  • 1936
    Dick Howser, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)  
  • 1953
    Hywel Williams, Welsh politician  
  • 1955
    Jens Sparschuh, German author and playwright  
  • 1998
    Taruni Sachdev, Indian actress (d. 2012)  

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May 15

  • 1937
    Karin Krog, Norwegian singer  
  • 1938
    Lenny Welch, American singer  
  • 1960
    Rhonda Burchmore, Australian actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1976
    Torraye Braggs, American basketball player  
  • 1978
    Krissy Taylor, American model (d. 1995)  

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May 16

  • 1912
    Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    Denis Hart, Australian archbishop  
  • 1943
    Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat, 29th United States Ambassador to Germany  
  • 1981
    Taavi Rähn, Estonian footballer  
  • 1994
    Kathinka von Deichmann, Liechtensteinerin tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1860
    Martin Kukučín, Slovak author and playwright (d. 1928)
  • 1922
    Jean Rédélé, French race car driver, founded Alpine (d. 2007)  
  • 1923
    Anthony Eyton, English painter and educator  
  • 1964
    Mauro Martini, Italian race car driver  
  • 1965
    Trent Reznor, American singer-songwriter and producer (Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels)  

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May 18

  • 1855
    Francis Bellamy, American minister and author (d. 1931)
  • 1904
    Jacob K. Javits, American colonel and politician, 58th New York Attorney General (d. 1986)  
  • 1927
    Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1934
    Dwayne Hickman, American actor and director  
  • 1981
    Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer  

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May 19

  • 1870
    Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • 1871
    Walter Russell, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. 1963)
  • 1961
    Wayne Van Dorp, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Inna Modja, Malian-French singer  

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May 20

  • 1949
    Dave Thomas, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1952
    Michael Wills, English politician, British Minister of Justice  
  • 1955
    Vivienne Faull, English priest  
  • 1959
    Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, American singer-songwriter and ukulele player (Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau) (d. 1997)  
  • 1986
    Louisa Krause, American actress  

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May 21

  • 1942
    Danny Ongais, American race car driver  
  • 1970
    Carl Veart, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1976
    Aditi Gowitrikar, Indian model, actress, and physician, Mrs. World 2001  
  • 1985
    Dušan Kuciak, Solvak footballer  
  • 1996
    Indy de Vroome, Dutch tennis player  

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May 22

  • 1914
    Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, and poet (d. 1993)  
  • 1921
    Jalil Shahnaz, Iranian tar player and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1933
    Gamaliel Onosode, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 2015)  
  • 1961
    Ann Cusack, American actress  
  • 1986
    Julian Edelman, American football player  

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May 23

  • 1898
    Josef Terboven, German soldier and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1933
    Jean-Louis Lagadec, French footballer and coach (d. 2012)  
  • 1935
    Julian Grenfell, 3rd Baron Grenfell, English politician  
  • 1978
    Scott Raynor, American drummer (Blink-182)  
  • 1980
    Lane Garrison, American actor  

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May 24

  • 1914
    Giuseppe Valdengo, Italian actor and singer (d. 2007)  
  • 1962
    Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1978
    Brad Penny, American baseball player  
  • 1981
    Markéta Jánská, Czech-American model and actress  
  • 1984
    Ryan Wieber, American director and special effects designer  

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May 25

  • 1944
    Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic  
  • 1946
    Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian race car driver  
  • 1955
    Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1956
    Tatsutoshi Goto, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1977
    Karthi, Indian actor and singer  

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May 26

  • 1913
    Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)  
  • 1938
    Teresa Stratas, Canadian soprano and actress  
  • 1957
    Diomedes Díaz, Colombian singer-songwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1986
    Michel Tornéus, Swedish long jumper  
  • 1988
    Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer  

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May 27

  • 1924
    Ernest Ingenito, American murderer (d. 1995)  
  • 1954
    Shahrdad Rohani, Iranian composer  
  • 1971
    Glenn Ross, Irish strongman  
  • 1971
    Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party  
  • 1983
    Meelis Kanep, Estonian chess player  

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May 28

  • 1764
    Edward Livingston, American jurist and politician, 11th United States Secretary of State (d. 1836)
  • 1841
    Sakaigawa Namiemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 14th Yokozuna (d. 1887)
  • 1911
    Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian playwright (d. 1986)  
  • 1931
    Carroll Baker, American actress  
  • 1979
    Jesse Bradford, American actor  

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May 29

  • 1922
    Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)  
  • 1940
    Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Ted Levine, American actor  
  • 1975
    Daniel Tosh, American comedian and actor  
  • 1977
    Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer  

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May 30

  • 1010
    Emperor Renzong of Song (d. 1063)
  • 1930
    Robert Ryman, American painter  
  • 1935
    Guy Tardif, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2005)  
  • 1961
    Bob Yari, Iranian-American director and producer  
  • 1971
    Jiří Šlégr, Czech ice hockey player and politician  

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May 31

  • 1892
    Michel Kikoine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    Jay Miner, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 1994)  
  • 1946
    Steve Bucknor, Jamaican cricketer and umpire  
  • 1957
    Kyle Secor, American actor and director  
  • 1972
    Dave Roberts, American baseball player and coach  

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