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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

  • 1907
    Oliver Hill, American lawyer (d. 2007)  
  • 1921
    Vladimir Colin, Romanian journalist and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1947
    Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)  
  • 1957
    Uberto Pasolini, Italian banker, director, and producer  
  • 1990
    Diego Contento, German footballer  

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May 2

  • 1938
    Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)  
  • 1946
    Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1950
    Duncan Gay, Australian businessman and politician  
  • 1971
    Musashimaru Kōyō, Samoan-American sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna  
  • 1978
    Mike Weaver, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 3

  • 1860
    Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (d. 1940)
  • 1915
    Stu Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer, founded Stampede Wrestling (d. 2003)  
  • 1933
    Brother Stair, American minister and radio host  
  • 1948
    Chris Mulkey, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player and coach  

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May 4

  • 1930
    Katherine Jackson, matriarch of the Jackson family  
  • 1930
    Roberta Peters, American soprano  
  • 1933
    J. Fred Duckett, American journalist and educator (d. 2007)  
  • 1947
    Trivimi Velliste, Estonian politician, 17th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1989
    James van Riemsdyk, American ice hockey player  

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May 5

  • 1903
    James Beard, American chef and author (d. 1985)  
  • 1932
    Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsled racer (d. 2002)  
  • 1957
    Aad van Mil, Dutch water polo player  
  • 1958
    Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)  
  • 1977
    Jessica Schwarz, German actress  

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May 6

  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American radio host (d. 2004)  
  • 1920
    Kamisese Mara, Fijian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Fiji (d. 2004)  
  • 1952
    Christian Clavier, French actor and producer  
  • 1974
    Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner  
  • 1993
    Kim Dasom, South Korean singer, dancer, actress (Sistar)  

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May 7

  • 1833
    Johannes Brahms, German pianist and composer (d. 1897)
  • 1958
    Anne Marie Rafferty, English nurse and academic  
  • 1962
    Dominik Moll, German-French director and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Traci Lords, American actress, singer, director, and producer  
  • 1981
    Rae Edwards, American sprinter  

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May 8

  • 1930
    René Maltête, French photographer and poet (d. 2000)  
  • 1938
    Javed Burki, Indian-Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1944
    Bill Legend, English drummer (T. Rex and Bill Legend's T. Rex)  
  • 1969
    Jonny Searle, English rower  
  • 1981
    Namosh, German DJ and producer  

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May 9

  • 1921
    Daniel Berrigan, American priest, poet, and activist  
  • 1955
    Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991)  
  • 1961
    Sean Altman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rockapella)  
  • 1975
    Chris Diamantopoulos, Canadian actor  
  • 1985
    Henrique Andrade Silva, Brazilian footballer  

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May 10

  • 1886
    Olaf Stapledon, English philosopher and author (d. 1950)
  • 1902
    David O. Selznick, American director and producer (d. 1965)  
  • 1946
    Donovan, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor  
  • 1963
    Lisa Nowak, American commander and astronaut  
  • 1970
    Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist  

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May 11

  • 1799
    John Lowell, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist, founded Lowell Institute (d. 1836)
  • 1896
    Josip Štolcer-Slavenski Croatian composer and academic (d. 1955)
  • 1909
    Kurt Großkurth, German actor and singer (d. 1975)  
  • 1930
    Stanley Elkin, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1995)  
  • 1968
    Jeffrey Donovan, American actor, director, and producer  

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May 12

  • 1804
    Robert Baldwin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 3rd Premier of West Canada (d. 1858)
  • 1918
    Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)  
  • 1922
    Marco Denevi, Argentinian lawyer and author (d. 1998)  
  • 1937
    George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1945
    Patrick Ricard, French businessman (d. 2012)  

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May 13

  • 1759
    Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (d. 1824)
  • 1922
    Michael Ainsworth, English cricketer (d. 1978)  
  • 1927
    Archie Scott Brown, Scottish race car driver (d. 1958)  
  • 1942
    Leighton Gage, American author (d. 2013)  
  • 1978
    Mike Bibby, American basketball player and coach  

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May 14

  • 1710
    Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden (d. 1771)
  • 1925
    Patrice Munsel, American soprano and actress  
  • 1948
    Timothy Stevenson, English lawyer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire  
  • 1951
    Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra)  
  • 1961
    Ulrike Folkerts, German actress  

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May 15

  • 1720
    Maximilian Hell, Hungarian priest and astronomer (d. 1792)
  • 1767
    Ezekiel Hart, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1843)
  • 1910
    Constance Cummings, American-English actress (d. 2005)  
  • 1936
    Mart Laga, Estonian basketball player (d. 1977)  
  • 1949
    Robert Stephen John Sparks, English geologist and academic  

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May 16

  • 1906
    Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan lawyer, journalist, and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1917
    Ben Kuroki, American sergeant and pilot (d. 2015)  
  • 1951
    Janet Soskice, Canadian philosopher and theologian  
  • 1964
    Mary Anne Hobbs, English DJ and journalist  
  • 1974
    Laura Pausini, Italian singer-songwriter and producer  

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May 17

  • 1898
    A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • 1948
    Dick Gaughan, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Boys of the Lough)  
  • 1973
    Steve Barakatt, Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1986
    Marius Činikas, Lithuanian footballer  
  • 1987
    Aleandro Rosi, Italian footballer  

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May 18

  • 1901
    Henri Sauguet, French composer (d. 1989)  
  • 1912
    Walter Sisulu, South African politician (d. 2003)  
  • 1957
    Michael Cretu, Romanian-German keyboard player and producer (Moti Special and Enigma)  
  • 1976
    Marko Tomasović, Croatian pianist and composer  
  • 1987
    Luisana Lopilato, Argentinian actress and singer (Erreway)  

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May 19

  • 1921
    Harry W. Brown, American colonel and pilot (d. 1991)  
  • 1934
    Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author  
  • 1939
    James Fox, English actor and singer  
  • 1953
    Jimmy Thackery, American singer and guitarist (The Nighthawks)  
  • 1987
    David Edgar, Canadian soccer player  

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May 20

  • 1769
    Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)
  • 1923
    Hugh Beach, English general and engineer  
  • 1949
    Dave Thomas, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Chad Muska, American skateboarder and businessman  
  • 1981
    Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver  

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May 21

  • 1898
    Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and judge (d. 1967)
  • 1967
    Blake Schwarzenbach, American singer and guitarist (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, The Thorns of Life, and forgetters)  
  • 1970
    Brigita Bukovec, Slovenian hurdler  
  • 1976
    Deron Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (CKY, World Under Blood, and Foreign Objects)  
  • 1993
    Grete Gaim, Estonian biathlete  

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May 22

  • 1879
    Jack White, Irish trade unionist and army organizer (d. 1946)
  • 1962
    Hannah Mary Rothschild, English director and producer  
  • 1975
    Tracy Brookshaw, Canadian-American wrestler and referee  
  • 1981
    Lee Bullock, English footballer  
  • 1984
    Karoline Herfurth, German actress  

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May 23

  • 1790
    Jules Dumont d'Urville, French admiral and explorer (d. 1842)
  • 1924
    Karlheinz Deschner, German author and activist (d. 2014)  
  • 1928
    Nina Otkalenko, Russian runner (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Lauren Chapin, American actress  
  • 1988
    Vaness del Moral, Filipino actress and dancer  

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May 24

  • 1689
    Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1769)
  • 1816
    Major John Buckley VC, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1876)
  • 1870
    Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and judge (d. 1938)
  • 1960
    Guy Fletcher, English keyboard player, guitarist, and producer (Dire Straits and The Notting Hillbillies)  
  • 1960
    Kristin Scott Thomas, English-French actress and singer  

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May 25

  • 1572
    Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1632)
  • 1867
    Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
  • 1897
    Gene Tunney, American boxer and soldier (d. 1978)
  • 1953
    Daniel Passarella, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager  
  • 1955
    Connie Sellecca, American model, actress, and producer  

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May 26

  • 1911
    Henry Ephron, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1992)  
  • 1951
    Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish educator and politician  
  • 1960
    Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower  
  • 1975
    Nicki Aycox, American actress  
  • 1988
    Andrea Catellani, Italian footballer  

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May 27

  • 1942
    Lee Baca, American police officer  
  • 1971
    Mathew Batsiua, Nauruan politician  
  • 1972
    Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Banda Eva)  
  • 1975
    André 3000, American rapper, producer, and actor (OutKast)  
  • 1976
    Marcel Fässler, Swiss race car driver  

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May 28

  • 1524
    Selim II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1574)
  • 1892
    Sepp Dietrich, German general (d. 1966)
  • 1944
    Gladys Knight, American singer-songwriter and actress (Gladys Knight & the Pips)  
  • 1971
    Isabelle Carré, French actress and singer  
  • 1983
    Roman Atwood, American comedian and video blogger  

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May 29

  • 1937
    Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge  
  • 1945
    Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author  
  • 1967
    Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1972
    Stanislas, French singer-songwriter (Circus)  
  • 1977
    Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer  

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May 30

  • 1845
    Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1890)
  • 1940
    Gilles Villemure, Canadian-American ice hockey player  
  • 1960
    Stephen Duffy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Duran Duran, The Lilac Time, The Devils, and Me Me Me)  
  • 1981
    Blake Bashoff, American actor  
  • 1985
    Aaron Volpatti, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 31

  • 1914
    Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)  
  • 1921
    Alida Valli, Austrian-Italian actress and singer (d. 2006)  
  • 1935
    Jim Bolger, New Zealand businessman and politician, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand  
  • 1947
    David Rowlands, English civil servant (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Finnish actor and screenwriter  

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