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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

  • 1218
    John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)
  • 1896
    J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1951
    Geoff Lees, English race car driver  
  • 1953
    Glen Ballard, American songwriter and producer  
  • 1967
    Scott Coffey, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter  

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May 2

  • 1551
    William Camden, English historian and topographer (d. 1623)
  • 1917
    Văn Tiến Dũng, Vietnamese general and politician, 6th Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2002)  
  • 1945
    Gene Deckerhoff, American sportscaster  
  • 1946
    David Suchet, English actor and producer  
  • 1946
    Lesley Gore, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2015)  

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May 3

  • 1905
    Red Ruffing, American baseball pitcher and coach (d. 1986)  
  • 1906
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted, American journalist and author (d. 1975)  
  • 1930
    Juan Gelman, Argentinian poet and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1954
    Peter Duncan, English actor and television host  
  • 1982
    Nick Stavinoha, American baseball player  

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May 4

  • 1921
    Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1959
    Scott Armstrong, American wrestler and referee  
  • 1975
    Catherine Trudeau, Canadian actress  
  • 1985
    Henry Sugut, Kenyan runner  
  • 1992
    Rasmus Mägi, Estonian hurdler  

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May 5

  • 1934
    Johnnie Taylor, American singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1946
    Jim Kelly, American actor and martial artist (d. 2013)  
  • 1963
    James LaBrie, Canadian singer-songwriter (Dream Theater, Winter Rose, Explorers Club, and MullMuzzler)  
  • 1988
    Richard O'Dwyer, English computer programmer  
  • 1993
    Francine Niyonsaba, Burundian runner  

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May 6

  • 1923
    Harry Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)  
  • 1953
    Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1953
    Michelle Courchesne, Canadian urban planner and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec  
  • 1956
    Lakis Lazopoulos, Greek actor and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Jim Magilton, Irish footballer and manager  

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May 7

  • 1860
    Tom Norman, English businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1903
    Jimmy Ball, Canadian sprinter (d. 1988)  
  • 1949
    Kathy Ahern, American golfer (d. 1996)  
  • 1954
    Amy Heckerling, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1961
    Ivar Must, Estonian composer and producer  

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May 8

  • 1853
    Dan Brouthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1932)
  • 1912
    George Woodcock, Canadian author and poet (d. 1995)  
  • 1913
    Bob Clampett, American animator, director, and producer (d. 1984)  
  • 1913
    Sid James, South African-English actor and singer (d. 1976)  
  • 1915
    John Archer, American actor (d. 1999)  

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May 9

  • 1895
    Richard Barthelmess, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1963)
  • 1943
    Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1972
    Dana Perino, American journalist and politician, 27th White House Press Secretary  
  • 1982
    Rachel Boston, American actress and producer  
  • 1983
    Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player  

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May 10

  • 1855
    Yukteswar Giri, Indian guru and educator (d. 1936)
  • 1891
    Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)
  • 1944
    Jim Abrahams, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1946
    Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor  
  • 1974
    Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer  

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May 11

  • 1824
    Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904)
  • 1890
    Helge Løvland, Norwegian decathlete (d. 1984)
  • 1948
    Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese singer, actor, and poet  
  • 1958
    Dan Ireland, American director and producer  
  • 1978
    Laetitia Casta, French model and actress  

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May 12

  • 1892
    Fritz Kortner, Austrian-German actor and director (d. 1970)
  • 1910
    Dorothy Hodgkin, English biochemist, crystallographer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)  
  • 1942
    Dragoljub Velimirović, Serbian chess player and theoretician (d. 2014)  
  • 1943
    Linda Dano, American actress and author  
  • 1956
    Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  

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May 13

  • 1964
    Chris Maitland, English drummer (Porcupine Tree and Nosound)  
  • 1969
    Buckethead, American guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses, Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, Praxis, and Deli Creeps)  
  • 1983
    Jacob Reynolds, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Lena Dunham, American actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1993
    Siim-Tanel Sammelselg, Estonian ski jumper  

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May 14

  • 1727
    Thomas Gainsborough, English painter and academic (d. 1788)
  • 1919
    Solange Chaput-Rolland, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)  
  • 1931
    Alvin Lucier, American composer and academic  
  • 1959
    Markus Büchel, Liechtensteiner politician, 9th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein (d. 2013)  
  • 1993
    Kristina Mladenovic, French tennis player  

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May 15

  • 1948
    Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas  
  • 1969
    Assala Nasri, Syrian singer  
  • 1984
    Jeff Deslauriers, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1987
    Leonardo Mayer, Argentinian tennis player  
  • 1988
    Nemanja Nešić, Serbian rower (d. 2012)  

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May 16

  • 1891
    Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor and actor (d. 1948)
  • 1921
    Harry Carey, Jr., American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1940
    Ole Ernst, Danish actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian  
  • 1959
    Mitch Webster, American baseball player  

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May 17

  • 1551
    Martin Delrio, Belgian occultist and theologian (d. 1601)
  • 1934
    Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German educator and politician  
  • 1956
    Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer and actor  
  • 1967
    Paul D'Amour, American bass player (Tool and Replicants)  
  • 1990
    Guido Pella, Argentinian tennis player  

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May 18

  • 1889
    Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (d. 1944)
  • 1927
    Richard Body, English politician  
  • 1955
    Peeter Vähi, Estonian composer  
  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  
  • 1982
    Marie-Ève Pelletier, Canadian tennis player  

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May 19

  • 1874
    Gilbert Jessop, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1947
    Christopher Chope, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1949
    Archie Manning, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1977
    Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1979
    Bérénice Marlohe, French actress  

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May 20

  • 1916
    Ondina Valla, Italian sprinter and hurdler (d. 2006)  
  • 1964
    Edin Osmanović, Slovenian footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1975
    Mark Zupan, American rugby player and actor  
  • 1981
    Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver  
  • 1986
    Robert Emms, English actor  

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May 21

  • 1853
    Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1930
    Malcolm Fraser, Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2015)  
  • 1947
    Jonathan Hyde, Australian-English actor  
  • 1952
    Mr. T, American actor and wrestler  
  • 1974
    Havoc, American rapper and producer (Mobb Deep)  

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May 22

  • 1904
    Pyotr Sobolevsky, Russian actor (d. 1977)  
  • 1933
    Gamaliel Onosode, Nigerian businessman and politician (d. 2015)  
  • 1952
    Bernhard Brinkmann, German lawyer and politician  
  • 1953
    Doris Barnett, German politician  
  • 1981
    Louis Talpe, Belgian actor  

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May 23

  • 1882
    William Halpenny, Canadian pole vaulter (d. 1960)
  • 1914
    Celestine Sibley, American journalist and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1923
    Walter Wolfrum, German lieutenant and pilot (d. 2010)  
  • 1928
    Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1998)  
  • 1958
    Mitch Albom, American journalist, author, and screenwriter  

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May 24

  • 1924
    Philip Pearlstein, American soldier and painter  
  • 1933
    Aharon Lichtenstein, French-Israeli rabbi and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1964
    Liz McColgan, Scottish educator and runner  
  • 1964
    Pat Verbeek, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1972
    Layne Beachley, Australian surfer  

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May 25

  • 1830
    Trebor Mai (né Robert Williams), Welsh poet (d. 1877)
  • 1845
    Lip Pike, American baseball player and manager (d. 1893)
  • 1921
    Hal David, American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)  
  • 1936
    Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1984
    Luke Ball, Australian footballer  

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May 26

  • 1912
    János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)  
  • 1936
    David Stevens, Baron Stevens of Ludgate, English politician  
  • 1938
    Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderer  
  • 1946
    Mick Ronson, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Spiders from Mars and Mott the Hoople) (d. 1993)  
  • 1979
    Elisabeth Harnois, American actress  

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May 27

  • 1950
    Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1962
    Anthony A. Hyman, Israeli-English biologist and academic  
  • 1970
    Cherry Pie Picache, Filipino actress and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Wayne Carey, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1988
    Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)  

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May 28

  • 1921
    Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1959
    John Morgan, English etiquette expert and author (d. 2000)  
  • 1965
    Mary Coughlan, Irish politician and Deputy prime minister of Ireland  
  • 1970
    Jimi Goodwin, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Doves and Sub Sub)  
  • 1985
    Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 29

  • 1730
    Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. 1803)
  • 1917
    John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)  
  • 1972
    Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1974
    Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host  
  • 1978
    Adam Rickitt, English actor and singer (5th Story)  

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May 30

  • 1940
    Jagmohan Dalmiya, Indian cricket administrator (d. 2015)  
  • 1948
    Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1968
    Zacarias Moussaoui, French terrorist  
  • 1980
    Ilona Korstin, Russian basketball player  
  • 1984
    Jordan Palmer, American football player  

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May 31

  • 1847
    William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Canadian-Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (d. 1924)
  • 1852
    Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
  • 1933
    Henry B. Eyring, American religious leader, educator, and author  
  • 1962
    Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1989
    Sean Johnson, American soccer player  

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