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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

  • 1885
    Clément Pansaers, Belgian poet (d. 1922)
  • 1896
    Herbert Backe, Georgian-German agronomist and politician (d. 1947)
  • 1947
    Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)  
  • 1968
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon, American model, author, socialite and magazine editor  
  • 1973
    Curtis Martin, American football player  

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May 2

  • 1737
    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • 1907
    Pinky Lee, American comedian and television host (d. 1993)  
  • 1921
    Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1954
    Elliot Goldenthal, American composer and conductor  
  • 1975
    David Beckham, English footballer, coach, and model  

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May 3

  • 1925
    Jean Séguy, French sociologist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1958
    Susanna Kwan, Hong Kong singer and actress  
  • 1964
    Ron Hextall, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1974
    Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan  
  • 1976
    Chris Scott, Australian footballer and coach  

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May 4

  • 1913
    Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)  
  • 1923
    Stanley Biber, American soldier and physician (d. 2006)  
  • 1932
    Paul Luty, English wrestler and actor (d. 1985)  
  • 1944
    Dave, Dutch singer and television host  
  • 1958
    Delbert Fowler, American football player  

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May 5

  • 1210
    Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279)
  • 1830
    John Batterson Stetson, American businessman, founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
  • 1925
    Eddi Arent, Polish-German actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1928
    Richard Schaal, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1963
    Simon Rimmer, English chef and author  

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May 6

  • 1954
    Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican author and poet  
  • 1970
    Kavan Smith, Canadian actor  
  • 1977
    Marc Chouinard, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1983
    Raquel Zimmermann, Brazilian model  
  • 1987
    Kaliese Spencer, Jamaican hurdler  

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May 7

  • 1881
    George E. Wiley, American cyclist (d. 1954)
  • 1906
    Eric Krenz, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1931)  
  • 1972
    Peter Dubovský, Czech-Slovak footballer (d. 2000)  
  • 1975
    Jason Tunks, Canadian discus thrower  
  • 1986
    Mark Furze, Australian actor and singer  

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May 8

  • 1938
    Corine Rottschäfer, Dutch model, Miss World 1959  
  • 1942
    Martin Dobkin, Canadian doctor and politician, 2nd Mayor of Mississauga  
  • 1972
    Candy Pangilinan, Filipino actress  
  • 1982
    Ninja Sarasalo, Finnish model and singer  
  • 1991
    Anamaria Tămârjan, Romanian gymnast  

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May 9

  • 1923
    Barbara New, English actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1928
    Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (d. 1995)  
  • 1945
    Gamal El-Ghitani, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1980
    Jo Hyun-jae, South Korean actor and singer  
  • 1985
    Audrina Patridge, American model and actress  

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May 10

  • 1900
    Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Markos Vamvakaris, Greek singer-songwriter and bouzouki player (d. 1972)  
  • 1935
    Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1980)  
  • 1971
    Leslie Stefanson, American model and actress  
  • 1975
    Shin Jung-hwan, South Korean singer and actor (Roo'ra)  

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May 11

  • 1752
    Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German physician, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • 1935
    Kit Lambert, English record producer and manager (d. 1981)  
  • 1948
    Nirj Deva, Sri Lankan-English politician  
  • 1974
    Benoît Magimel, French actor  
  • 1982
    Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and singer (d. 2013)  

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May 12

  • 1956
    Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1958
    Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer  
  • 1959
    Ving Rhames, American actor and producer  
  • 1967
    Bill Shorten, Australian lawyer and politician, 21st Minister for Education and Training  
  • 1971
    Kristin Asbjørnsen, Norwegian singer (Dadafon, Krøyt, Kvitretten)  

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May 13

  • 1795
    Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist and chronologist (d. 1875)
  • 1933
    John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)  
  • 1946
    Waneta Hoyt, American murderer (d. 1998)  
  • 1956
    Steve Blackwood, American actor  
  • 1963
    Wally Masur, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster  

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May 14

  • 1948
    Timothy Stevenson, English lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire  
  • 1956
    Hazel Blears, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government  
  • 1959
    Patrick Bruel, French actor, singer, and poker player  
  • 1968
    Greg Davies, Welsh comedian and actor  
  • 1973
    Voshon Lenard, American basketball player  

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May 15

  • 1859
    Pierre Curie, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1906)
  • 1948
    Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas  
  • 1974
    Vassilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player and politician  
  • 1976
    Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer  
  • 1989
    Sunny, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Girls' Generation)  

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May 16

  • 1915
    Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)  
  • 1917
    Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)  
  • 1931
    Hana Brady, Czech-Polish holocaust victim (d. 1944)  
  • 1966
    Celia Ireland, Australian actress  
  • 1966
    Scott Reeves, American singer-songwriter and actor (Blue County)  

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May 17

  • 1911
    Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish-American model (d. 1992)  
  • 1956
    Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist and author  
  • 1966
    Mark Kratzmann, Australian tennis player and coach  
  • 1982
    Kaye Abad, American-Filipino actress and singer  
  • 1991
    Adil Omar, Pakistani rapper, producer, and actor  

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May 18

  • 1909
    Fred Perry, English-Australian tennis player and academic (d. 1995)  
  • 1912
    Richard Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1946
    Gerd Langguth, German political scientist and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Renata Nielsen, Polish-Danish long jumper and coach  
  • 1983
    Vince Young, American football player  

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May 19

  • 1700
    José de Escandón, 1st Count of Sierra Gorda, Spanish sergeant and politician (d. 1770)
  • 1949
    Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player (ZZ Top and American Blues)  
  • 1952
    Bert van Marwijk, Dutch footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1981
    Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1991
    Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter  

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May 20

  • 1759
    William Thornton, Virgin Islander-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1828)
  • 1769
    Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)
  • 1924
    Zelmar Michelini, Uruguayan journalist and politician (d. 1976)  
  • 1951
    Thomas Akers, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut  
  • 1995
    Brandon Zibaka, English footballer  

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May 21

  • 1898
    Carl Johnson, American long jumper (d. 1932)
  • 1983
    Deidson Araújo Maia, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1985
    Mark Cavendish, Manx cyclist  
  • 1991
    Guilherme, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1993
    Luke Garbutt, English footballer  

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May 22

  • 1737
    Tethart Philipp Christian Haag, German-Dutch painter (d. 1812)
  • 1820
    Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer (d. 1849)
  • 1823
    Isabella Glyn, Scottish-English actress (d. 1889)
  • 1914
    Sun Ra, American pianist, composer, bandleader, and poet (d. 1993)  
  • 1973
    Julián Tavárez, Dominican-American baseball player  

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May 23

  • 1898
    Scott O'Dell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1998)  
  • 1929
    Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish-Austrian actress (d. 1982)  
  • 1944
    Alan Bowman, English scholar and academic  
  • 1990
    Oliver Venno, Estonian volleyball player  

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May 24

  • 1870
    Jan Smuts, South African lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
  • 1936
    Harold Budd, American composer and poet  
  • 1938
    David Viscott, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1973
    Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    DaMarcus Beasley, American soccer player  

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May 25

  • 1944
    Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher  
  • 1948
    Klaus Meine, German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Scorpions)  
  • 1977
    Andre Anis, Estonian footballer  
  • 1980
    Jae Hee, South Korean actor  
  • 1984
    Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Icelandic model and actress, Miss World 2005  

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May 26

  • 1911
    Maurice Baquet, French actor and cellist (d. 2005)  
  • 1938
    K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1938
    Pauline Parker, New Zealand murderer  
  • 1949
    Pam Grier, American actress and singer  
  • 1963
    Musetta Vander, South African model and actress  

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May 27

  • 1937
    Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1942
    Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  
  • 1964
    Zheng Geping, Singaporean actor  
  • 1974
    Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Caedmon's Call)  
  • 1984
    Kalle Spjuth, Swedish bandy player  

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May 28

  • 1888
    Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English author and educator (d. 1947)
  • 1925
    Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist, scholar, and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)  
  • 1931
    Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1932
    S. Selvanayagam, Ceylon geographer and academic (d. 1979)  
  • 1981
    Uğur İnceman, German-Turkish footballer  

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May 29

  • 1823
    John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. 1895)
  • 1937
    Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge  
  • 1963
    Lisa Whelchel, American actress and singer  
  • 1984
    Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper  
  • 1991
    Kristen Alderson, American actress and singer  

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May 30

  • 1768
    Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann, German mineralogist and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1874
    Ernest Duchesne, French physician (d. 1912)
  • 1975
    Evan Eschmeyer, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer  
  • 1990
    Han Xinyun, Chinese tennis player  

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May 31

  • 1863
    Francis Younghusband, Indian-English captain and explorer (d. 1942)
  • 1932
    Hanno Selg, Estonian pentathlete  
  • 1945
    Laurent Gbagbo, Ivorian academic and politician, 4th President of Côte d'Ivoire  
  • 1979
    Jean-François Gillet, Belgian footballer  
  • 1984
    Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer  

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