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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

  • 1940
    Yury Yershov, Russian mathematician and academic  
  • 1947
    Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)  
  • 1954
    Ray Parker, Jr., American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Raydio)  
  • 1980
    Jan Heylen, Belgian race car driver  
  • 1980
    Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer  

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May 2

  • 1752
    Ludwig August Lebrun, German oboe player and composer (d. 1790)
  • 1890
    E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (d. 1965)
  • 1922
    Serge Reggiani, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 2004)  
  • 1948
    Larry Gatlin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Imperials)  
  • 1962
    Big Boss Man, American wrestler and manager (d. 2004)  

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May 3

  • 1901
    Gino Cervi, Italian actor (d. 1974)  
  • 1915
    Richard Lippold, American sculptor and academic (d. 2002)  
  • 1921
    Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer and actor (d. 1989)  
  • 1964
    Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1981
    Farrah Franklin, American singer, dancer, and actress (Destiny's Child)  

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May 4

  • 1864
    Marie Booth, English daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1937)
  • 1913
    John Broome, American author (d. 1999)  
  • 1928
    Wolfgang von Trips, German race car driver (d. 1961)  
  • 1937
    Ron Carter, American bassist and educator (Miles Davis Quintet)  
  • 1972
    Chris Tomlin, American singer-songwriter and pianist  

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May 5

  • 1898
    Elsie Eaves, American engineer (d. 1983)
  • 1951
    Nicholas Guest, American actor  
  • 1973
    Tina Yothers, American actress and singer  
  • 1987
    Ian Michael Smith, American actor  
  • 1990
    Hannah Davis, American model  

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May 6

  • 1742
    Jean Senebier, Swiss pastor and physiologist (d. 1809)
  • 1758
    Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1934
    Richard Shelby, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1960
    Aleksei Lotman, Estonian biologist and politician  
  • 1978
    Aleksandr Fyodorov, Russian bodybuilder  

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May 7

  • 1901
    Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (d. 1961)  
  • 1943
    Terry Allen, American singer and painter  
  • 1959
    Heiki Valk, Estonian archeologist and academic  
  • 1971
    Reidar Horghagen, Norwegian drummer (Immortal, Hypocrisy, and Grimfist)  
  • 1988
    Sander Puri, Estonian footballer  

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May 8

  • 1942
    Martin Dobkin, Canadian doctor and politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga  
  • 1945
    Arthur Docters van Leeuwen, Dutch jurist and politician  
  • 1964
    Päivi Alafrantti, Finnish javelin thrower  
  • 1972
    Candy Pangilinan, Filipino actress  
  • 1974
    Jon Tickle, English television host  

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May 9

  • 1884
    Valdemar Psilander, Danish actor (d. 1917)
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist and game show host (d. 2012)  
  • 1960
    Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1977
    Asal Badiee, Iranian actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1985
    Audrina Patridge, American model and actress  

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May 10

  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1944
    Jim Abrahams, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1952
    Sly Dunbar, Jamaican drummer (Sly and Robbie, The Aggrovators, The Upsetters, and The Revolutionaries)  
  • 1960
    Dean Heller, American lawyer and politician, 15th Secretary of State of Nevada  
  • 1965
    Rony Seikaly, Lebanese-American basketball player and radio host  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1895
    William Grant Still, American composer and conductor (d. 1978)
  • 1974
    Kevin Brown, English-Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1977
    Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer  
  • 1988
    Marcel Kittel, German cyclist  

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May 12

  • 1918
    Julius Rosenberg, American spy (d. 1953)  
  • 1933
    Andrei Voznesensky, Russian poet and author (d. 2010)  
  • 1942
    Michel Fugain, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1967
    Joe McKinney, Irish actor  
  • 1989
    Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Cypriot singer and actress  

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May 13

  • 1912
    Gil Evans, Canadian-American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1988)  
  • 1941
    Senta Berger, Austrian actress, producer, and author  
  • 1978
    Ryan Bukvich, American baseball player  
  • 1983
    Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer  
  • 1987
    Laura Izibor, Irish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  

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May 14

  • 1900
    Leo Smit, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1943)
  • 1916
    Del Moore, American actor (d. 1970)  
  • 1948
    Bob Woolmer, Indian-English cricketer and coach (d. 2007)  
  • 1983
    Uroš Slokar, Slovenian basketball player  
  • 1986
    Alyosha, Ukrainian singer  

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May 15

  • 1951
    Chris Ham, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1958
    Ron Simmons, American football player and wrestler  
  • 1978
    David Krumholtz, American actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor  
  • 1987
    Jennylyn Mercado, Filipino singer-songwriter and actress  

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May 16

  • 1845
    Élie Metchnikoff, Ukrainian-French biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1919
    Ramon Margalef, Spanish ecologist and biologist (d. 2004)  
  • 1948
    Judy Finnigan, English talk show host and author  
  • 1957
    Anthony St John, 22nd Baron St John of Bletso, English lawyer and businessman  
  • 1982
    Hanna Mariën, Belgian sprinter  

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May 17

  • 1873
    Henri Barbusse, French author and journalist (d. 1935)
  • 1964
    Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)  
  • 1978
    Carlos Peña, Dominican-American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Alyssa Stringfellow, New Zealand actress  
  • 1985
    Todd Redmond, American baseball player  

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May 18

  • 1711
    Ruđer Bošković, Croatian physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1787)
  • 1883
    Walter Gropius, German-American architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building (d. 1969)
  • 1922
    Bill Macy, American actor  
  • 1933
    H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India  
  • 1966
    Michael Tait, American singer-songwriter and producer (DC Talk, Tait, and Newsboys)  

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May 19

  • 1915
    Renée Asherson, English actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1921
    Leslie Broderick, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)  
  • 1929
    Richard Larter, Australian painter (d. 2014)  
  • 1954
    Phil Rudd, Australian-New Zealand drummer (AC/DC and Buster Brown)  
  • 1977
    Kelly Sheridan, Canadian voice actress and singer  

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May 20

  • 1593
    Salomo Glassius, German theologian and critic (d. 1656)
  • 1897
    Malcolm Nokes, English hammer and discus thrower (d. 1986)
  • 1899
    John Marshall Harlan II, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1971)
  • 1938
    Alan Smithers, English physiologist and academic  
  • 1986
    Stéphane Mbia, Cameroonian footballer  

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May 21

  • 1941
    Ronald Isley, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Isley Brothers)  
  • 1954
    D. B. S. Jeyaraj, Sri Lankan-Canadian journalist and blogger  
  • 1967
    Chris Benoit, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2007)  
  • 1969
    Masayo Kurata, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1992
    Philipp Grüneberg, German footballer  

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May 22

  • 1891
    Eddie Edwards, American baseball player and trombonist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) (d. 1963)
  • 1904
    Paul Viiding, Estonian author, poet, and critic (d. 1962)  
  • 1968
    Randy Brown, American basketball player and manager  
  • 1970
    Paddy Atkinson, Singaporean-English footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Tracy Brookshaw, Canadian-American wrestler and referee  

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May 23

  • 1820
    James Buchanan Eads, American engineer, designed the Eads Bridge (d. 1887)
  • 1893
    Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1932
    Kevork Ajemian, Syrian-French journalist and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1945
    Lauren Chapin, American actress  
  • 1974
    Charlie Young, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and singer  

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May 24

  • 1932
    James Anderton, English police officer  
  • 1967
    Tamer Karadağlı, Turkish actor  
  • 1976
    Alessandro Cortini, Italian-American singer and keyboard player (Modwheelmood, SONOIO, Blindoldfreak, and Nine Inch Nails)  
  • 1979
    Kareem McKenzie, American football player  
  • 1986
    Jordan Metcalfe, English actor  

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May 25

  • 1925
    Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)  
  • 1939
    Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1947
    Karen Valentine, American actress  
  • 1970
    Sidney Greenbush, American actress  
  • 1982
    Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner  

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May 26

  • 1938
    Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderer  
  • 1949
    Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer, developed the first wiki  
  • 1957
    Kristina Olsen, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1962
    Bobcat Goldthwait, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Paul Collingwood, English cricketer and coach  

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May 27

  • 1944
    Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1971
    Sophie Walker, British politician, leader of the Women's Equality Party  
  • 1975
    Michael Hussey, Australian cricketer  
  • 1989
    Ben Pringle, English footballer  
  • 1990
    Chris Colfer, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 28

  • 1908
    Ian Fleming, English journalist and author, created ''James Bond'' (d. 1964)  
  • 1946
    William Shawcross, English journalist and author  
  • 1949
    Susan Fitzgerald, English-Irish actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Armen Gilliam, American basketball player and coach (d. 2011)  
  • 1985
    Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 29

  • 1940
    Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Anthony Azizi, American actor  
  • 1975
    Anthony Wall, English golfer  
  • 1988
    Muath al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)  
  • 1989
    Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian-American football player  

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May 30

  • 1887
    Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian-American sculptor and illustrator (d. 1964)
  • 1912
    Erich Bagge, German physicist and academic (d. 1996)  
  • 1924
    Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)  
  • 1971
    Duncan Jones, English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1990
    Andrei Loktionov, Russian ice hockey player  

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May 31

  • 1927
    James Eberle, English admiral  
  • 1961
    Ray Cote, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1977
    Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player  
  • 1977
    Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player  
  • 1997
    Inês Murta, Portuguese tennis player  

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