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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

  • 1285
    Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)
  • 1591
    Johann Adam Schall von Bell, German missionary and astronomer (d. 1666)
  • 1825
    George Inness, American painter and educator (d. 1894)
  • 1946
    John Woo, Hong Kong director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1953
    Naoya Uchida, Japanese voice actor, actor, and singer  

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May 2

  • 1920
    Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss violinist and conductor (d. 2004)  
  • 1935
    Faisal II of Iraq (d. 1958)  
  • 1975
    Joe Wilkinson, English actor and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Kris Russell, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Artur Noga, Polish hurdler  

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May 3

  • 1898
    Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and activist (d. 1987)
  • 1933
    Steven Weinberg, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1949
    Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett, English academic and politician  
  • 1970
    Marie-Soleil Tougas, Canadian actress (d. 1997)  
  • 1974
    Peter Everitt, Australian footballer and radio host  

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May 4

  • 1928
    Betsy Rawls, American golfer  
  • 1943
    Georgi Asparuhov, Bulgarian footballer (d. 1971)  
  • 1944
    Russi Taylor, American voice actress and singer  
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)  
  • 1964
    Goran Prpić, Croatian tennis player and coach  

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May 5

  • 1684
    Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné, French wife of Adrien Maurice de Noailles (d. 1739)
  • 1908
    Kurt Böhme, German opera singer (d. 1989)  
  • 1910
    Leo Lionni, American author and illustrator (d. 1999)  
  • 1948
    Jomanda, Dutch guru  
  • 1948
    Mats Bergman, Swedish actor  

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May 6

  • 1668
    Alain-René Lesage, French author and playwright (d. 1747)
  • 1897
    Paul Alverdes, German author and poet (d. 1979)
  • 1944
    Masanori Murakami, Japanese baseball player and coach  
  • 1945
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Flatlanders)  
  • 1983
    Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer  

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May 7

  • 1724
    Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1944
    Richard O'Sullivan, English actor and singer  
  • 1951
    Raia Prokhovnik, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1958
    Anne Marie Rafferty, English nurse and academic  
  • 1987
    Mark Reynolds Scottish footballer  

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May 8

  • 1945
    Keith Jarrett, American pianist and composer  
  • 1953
    Billy Burnette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Fleetwood Mac)  
  • 1958
    Lovie Smith, American football player and coach  
  • 1987
    Aarne Nirk, Estonian hurdler  
  • 1988
    David Aleksander Sjølie, Norwegian guitarist (Mopti)  

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May 9

  • 1895
    Richard Barthelmess, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1963)
  • 1931
    Vance D. Brand, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut  
  • 1950
    James Butts, American triple jumper  
  • 1965
    Steve Yzerman, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1975
    Tamia, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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May 10

  • 1866
    Léon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer (d. 1924)
  • 1879
    Symon Petliura, Ukrainian journalist and politician (d. 1926)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1971
    Adriano Giannini, Italian actor  
  • 1973
    Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blackfield)  

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May 11

  • 1932
    Valentino Garavani, Italian fashion designer, founded Valentino SpA  
  • 1978
    Laetitia Casta, French model and actress  
  • 1983
    Steven Sotloff, American-Israeli journalist (d. 2014)  
  • 1985
    Sifow, Japanese singer  
  • 1986
    Abou Diaby, French footballer  

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May 12

  • 1955
    Kix Brooks, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Brooks & Dunn)  
  • 1956
    Kimiko Yo, Japanese actress  
  • 1959
    Ray Gillen, American singer-songwriter (Badlands, Blue Murder, and Sun Red Sun) (d. 1993)  
  • 1980
    Felipe Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball player  
  • 1990
    Tobias Strobl, German footballer  

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May 13

  • 1794
    Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1975
    Jamie Allison, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1977
    Samantha Morton, English actress and director  
  • 1984
    Dawn Harper, American hurdler  
  • 1987
    Marianne Vos, Dutch cyclist  

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May 14

  • 1900
    Leo Smit, Dutch pianist and composer (d. 1943)
  • 1940
    H. Jones, English colonel, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1982)  
  • 1955
    Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball player and coach  
  • 1955
    Jens Sparschuh, German author and playwright  
  • 1985
    Georgia Salpa, Greek-Irish model  

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May 15

  • 1848
    Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter and illustrator (d. 1926)
  • 1938
    Mireille Darc, French actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Peter Iwers, Swedish bass player (In Flames)  
  • 1987
    Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player  
  • 1990
    Jordan Eberle, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 16

  • 1960
    Landon Deireragea, Nauruan politician, Nauruan Speaker of Parliament  
  • 1964
    Mary Anne Hobbs, English DJ and journalist  
  • 1976
    Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer  
  • 1987
    Can Bonomo, Turkish singer  
  • 1990
    Darko Šarović, Serbian sprinter  

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May 17

  • 1954
    Michael Roberts, South African-English jockey  
  • 1964
    Stratos Apostolakis, Greek footballer and coach  
  • 1966
    Qusay Hussein, Iraqi soldier and politician (d. 2003)  
  • 1981
    Chris Skidmore, English historian and politician  
  • 1990
    Guido Pella, Argentinian tennis player  

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May 18

  • 1186
    Konstantin of Rostov (d. 1218)
  • 1868
    Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1878
    Johannes Terwogt, Dutch rower (d. 1977)
  • 1936
    Leon Ashley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Alan Kupperberg, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)  

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May 19

  • 1929
    John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)  
  • 1937
    Pat Roach, English wrestler and actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1959
    Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American murder victim (d. 1994)  
  • 1966
    Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1977
    Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer-songwriter and actress  

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May 20

  • 1776
    Simon Fraser, American-Canadian fur trader and explorer (d. 1862)
  • 1894
    Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian guru and scholar (d. 1994)
  • 1956
    William Michaelian, American author and poet  
  • 1958
    Ron Reagan, American journalist and radio host  
  • 1973
    Elsa Lunghini, French singer-songwriter and actress  

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May 21

  • 1901
    Suzanne Lilar, Belgian author and playwright (d. 1992)  
  • 1904
    Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (d. 1981)  
  • 1982
    Brian Klemm, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Suburban Legends and Big D and the Kids Table)  
  • 1985
    Mutya Buena, English singer-songwriter (Sugababes and Mutya Keisha Siobhan)  
  • 1992
    Olivia Olson, American actress and singer  

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May 22

  • 1700
    Michel-François Dandré-Bardon, French painter and illustrator (d. 1785)
  • 1930
    Kenny Ball, English trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2013)  
  • 1984
    Bismarck du Plessis, South African rugby player  
  • 1985
    Hideaki Takeda, Japanese footballer  
  • 1985
    Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 23

  • 1910
    Hugh Casson, English architect and academic (d. 1999)  
  • 1924
    Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (d. 2014)  
  • 1969
    Mindi Abair, American saxophonist and compoaser  
  • 1983
    Josh Pace, American basketball player  
  • 1988
    Zachary Wohlman, American boxer  

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May 24

  • 1803
    Alexander von Nordmann, Finnish biologist and paleontologist (d. 1866)
  • 1816
    Major John Buckley VC, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1876)
  • 1945
    Priscilla Presley, American actress and businesswoman  
  • 1962
    Stephen Otter, English police officer  
  • 1974
    Masahide Kobayashi, Japanese baseball player and coach  

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May 25

  • 1947
    Karen Valentine, American actress  
  • 1953
    Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator  
  • 1955
    Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1976
    Marcelo José da Silva, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1980
    David Navarro, Spanish footballer  

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May 26

  • 1921
    Ernst Märzendorfer, Austrian conductor (d. 2009)  
  • 1921
    György Bárdy, Hungarian actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1921
    Walter Laqueur, American historian and academic  
  • 1928
    Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, author, and activist (d. 2011)  
  • 1959
    Ole Bornedal, Danish actor, director, and producer  

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May 27

  • 1969
    Todd Hundley, American baseball player  
  • 1970
    Tim Farron, English educator and politician  
  • 1974
    Danny Wuerffel, American football player  
  • 1978
    Adin Brown, American soccer player  
  • 1988
    Irina Davydova, Russian hurdler  

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May 28

  • 1938
    Maurice Woods, American actor (d. 1983)  
  • 1961
    Julie T. Wallace, English actress  
  • 1981
    Derval O'Rourke, Irish hurdler  
  • 1986
    Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer  
  • 1991
    Kail Piho, Estonian skier  

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May 29

  • 1955
    Frank Baumgartl, German runner (d. 2010)  
  • 1955
    Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster  
  • 1957
    Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1978
    Adam Rickitt, English actor and singer (5th Story)  
  • 1990
    Ramil Guliyev, Azeri-Turkish sprinter  

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May 30

  • 1910
    Harry Bernstein, English-American journalist and author (d. 2011)  
  • 1936
    Keir Dullea, American actor  
  • 1966
    Thomas Häßler, German footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Marc Dos Santos, Canadian soccer player, coach, and manager  
  • 1990
    Dean Collins, American actor  

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May 31

  • 1443
    Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (d. 1509)
  • 1940
    Gilbert Shelton, American illustrator  
  • 1946
    Ted Baehr, American publisher and critic  
  • 1962
    Corey Hart, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1980
    Mika Katsumura, Japanese actress  

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