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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

  • 1918
    Raymond Mailloux, Canadian captain and politician (d. 1995)  
  • 1924
    Art Fleming, American actor and game show host (d. 1995)  
  • 1946
    Joanna Lumley, English actress, voice-over artist, author and activist  
  • 1968
    Kelly Killoren Bensimon, American model, author, socialite and magazine editor  
  • 1984
    Mark Seaby, Australian footballer  

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May 2

  • 1896
    Helen of Greece and Denmark (d. 1982)
  • 1915
    Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)  
  • 1958
    Stanislav Levý, Czech footballer and manager  
  • 1971
    Musashimaru Kōyō, Samoan-American sumo wrestler, the 67th Yokozuna  
  • 1977
    Jenna von Oÿ, American actress and singer  

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May 3

  • 1849
    Bernhard von Bülow, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1867
    J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)
  • 1955
    David Hookes, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2004)  
  • 1957
    Rod Langway, Taiwanese-American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1983
    Joseph Addai, American football player  

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May 4

  • 1937
    Mel Edwards, American sculptor and academic  
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)  
  • 1959
    Randy Travis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1973
    Matthew Barnaby, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1983
    Robert Zwinkels, Dutch footballer  

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May 5

  • 1947
    Robin McNamara, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1958
    Aurélien Recoing, French actor  
  • 1959
    Bobby Ellsworth, American singer and bass player (Overkill)  
  • 1975
    Meb Keflezighi, American runner  
  • 1991
    Raúl Jiménez, Mexican footballer  

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May 6

  • 1713
    Charles Batteux, French philosopher and academic (d. 1780)
  • 1872
    Djemal Pasha, Ottoman general (d. 1922)
  • 1880
    William Joseph Simmons, American Ku Klux Klan leader (d. 1945)
  • 1943
    James Turrell, American sculptor and illustrator  
  • 1974
    Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner  

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May 7

  • 1861
    Rabindranath Tagore, Indian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
  • 1914
    Arthur Snelling, English civil servant and diplomat. British Ambassador to South Africa (d. 1996)  
  • 1921
    Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (d. 1985)  
  • 1930
    Totie Fields, American actress and author (d. 1978)  
  • 1955
    Clément Gignac, Canadian politician  

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May 8

  • 1906
    Roberto Rossellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1977)  
  • 1912
    George Woodcock, Canadian author and poet (d. 1995)  
  • 1916
    João Havelange, Brazilian water polo player, lawyer, and businessman  
  • 1951
    Chris Frantz, American drummer and producer (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club)  
  • 1968
    Peng Zhaoqin, Chinese Dutch chess player  

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May 9

  • 1884
    Valdemar Psilander, Danish actor (d. 1917)
  • 1955
    Anne Sofie von Otter, Swedish soprano and actress  
  • 1963
    Joe Cirella, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1968
    Marie-José Pérec, French runner  
  • 1969
    Hudson Leick, American actress  

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May 10

  • 1770
    Louis-Nicolas Davout, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1823)
  • 1895
    Kama Chinen, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan general and politician, 3rd President of Azerbaijan (d. 2003)  
  • 1931
    Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter  
  • 1955
    Mark David Chapman, American murderer  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-American mathematician, physicist, and engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1894
    Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1991)
  • 1904
    Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter and illustrator (d. 1989)  
  • 1945
    Floyd Adams, Jr., American publisher and politician, 63rd Mayor of Savannah, Georgia (d. 2014)  
  • 1961
    Luis Felipe, Cuban gang leader, founded the Latin Kings  

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May 12

  • 1880
    Lincoln Ellsworth, American explorer (d. 1951)
  • 1938
    Millie Perkins, American actress  
  • 1979
    Aaron Yoo, American actor  
  • 1986
    Im Dong-Hyun, South Korean archer  
  • 1987
    Gianluca Sansone, Italian footballer  

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May 13

  • 1830
    Zebulon Baird Vance, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 37th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1894)
  • 1922
    Otl Aicher, German graphic designer and typographer (d. 1991)  
  • 1934
    Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist, architect, and academic (d. 2010)  
  • 1984
    Benny Dayal, Indian singer (S5)  
  • 1986
    Eun-Hee Ji, South Korean golfer  

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May 14

  • 1817
    Alexander Kaufmann, German poet and educator (d. 1893)
  • 1951
    Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra)  
  • 1955
    Peter Kirsten, South African cricketer and rugby player  
  • 1966
    Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Tony! Toni! Toné! and Lucy Pearl)  
  • 1986
    Alyosha, Ukrainian singer  

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May 15

  • 1874
    Polaire, French singer and actress (d. 1939)
  • 1918
    Joseph Wiseman, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1951
    Dennis Frederiksen, American singer-songwriter (Toto, Angel, and Le Roux) (d. 2014)  
  • 1965
    Raí, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1976
    Torraye Braggs, American basketball player  

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May 16

  • 1845
    Élie Metchnikoff, Ukrainian-French biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1919
    Liberace, American singer, pianist, and actor (d. 1987)  
  • 1925
    Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1943
    Marko Kravos, Italian-Slovenian poet and translator  
  • 1996
    Louisa Chirico, American tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1922
    Jean Rédélé, French race car driver, founded Alpine (d. 2007)  
  • 1942
    Taj Mahal, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rising Sons)  
  • 1959
    Marcelo Loffreda, Argentinian rugby player and coach  
  • 1964
    David Eigenberg, American actor  
  • 1983
    Chris Henry, American football player (d. 2009)  

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May 18

  • 1901
    Henri Sauguet, French composer (d. 1989)  
  • 1917
    Bill Everett, American author and illustrator (d. 1973)  
  • 1922
    Bill Macy, American actor  
  • 1936
    Leon Ashley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1992
    Spencer Breslin, American actor and singer  

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May 19

  • 1918
    Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist, historian, and academic (d. 2000)  
  • 1938
    Igor Ter-Ovanesyan, Ukrainian long jumper and coach  
  • 1954
    Hōchū Ōtsuka, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1965
    Maile Flanagan, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    K. J. Choi, South Korean golfer  

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May 20

  • 1554
    Paolo Bellasio, Italian organist and composer (d. 1594)
  • 1900
    Sumitranandan Pant, Indian poet and author (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    Sam Etcheverry, American football player and coach (d. 2009)  
  • 1959
    Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, American singer-songwriter and ukulele player (Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau) (d. 1997)  
  • 1987
    Mike Havenaar, Japanese footballer  

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May 21

  • 1763
    Joseph Fouché, French lawyer and politician (d. 1820)
  • 1885
    Princess Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg (d. 1936)
  • 1963
    Kevin Shields, American-Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (My Bloody Valentine, The Complex, and Primal Scream)  
  • 1985
    Mark Cavendish, Manx cyclist  
  • 1988
    Park Gyu-ri, South Korean singer and actress (Kara)  

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May 22

  • 1781
    Carl Otto Mörner, Swedish courtier and politician (d. 1868)
  • 1844
    Mary Cassatt, American painter and educator (d. 1926)
  • 1938
    Susan Strasberg, American actress (d. 1999)  
  • 1953
    Peter Bazalgette, English television producer  
  • 1964
    Nigel Murray, English boccia player  

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May 23

  • 1956
    Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1966
    Graeme Hick, Zimbabwean-English cricketer and coach  
  • 1969
    Mindi Abair, American saxophonist and compoaser  
  • 1982
    Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer  
  • 1983
    Cas Alfonso, Indonesian singer-songwriter and composer  

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May 24

  • 1916
    Roden Cutler, Australian lieutenant and politician, 32nd Governor of New South Wales (d. 2002)  
  • 1942
    Hannu Mikkola, Finnish race car driver  
  • 1953
    Klaus-Günter Stade, German footballer  
  • 1974
    Magnus Manske, German biochemist and computer programmer, developed MediaWiki  
  • 1994
    Cayden Boyd, American actor  

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May 25

  • 1883
    Carl Johan Lind, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)
  • 1886
    Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)
  • 1925
    Jeanne Crain, American actress and singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1969
    Anne Heche, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist  

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May 26

  • 1912
    Jay Silverheels, Canadian-American actor (d. 1980)  
  • 1915
    Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)  
  • 1955
    Paul Stoddart, Australian businessman  
  • 1982
    David Reed, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Josh Thomas, Australian comedian and actor  

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May 27

  • 1894
    Dashiell Hammett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1961)
  • 1918
    Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan  
  • 1935
    Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1939
    Sokratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman  
  • 1982
    Natalya, Canadian-American wrestler  

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May 28

  • 1660
    George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
  • 1872
    Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)
  • 1956
    Michael Musyoki, Kenyan runner  
  • 1980
    Miguel Pérez, Spanish footballer  
  • 1985
    Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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May 29

  • 1937
    Hibari Misora, Japanese singer and actress (d. 1989)  
  • 1960
    Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic  
  • 1974
    Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1976
    Yegor Titov, Russian footballer  
  • 1993
    Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete  

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May 30

  • 1894
    Hubertus van Mook, Dutch politician, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1965)
  • 1918
    Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)  
  • 1982
    Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)  
  • 1988
    Antonio Winterstein, Australian rugby player  
  • 1994
    Madeon, French DJ and producer  

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May 31

  • 1683
    Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer (d. 1755)
  • 1932
    Ed Lincoln, Brazilian pianist, bassist, and composer (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-English actress and television host (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Stéphane Caristan, French hurdler and coach  
  • 1968
    Stéphane E. Roy, Canadian comedian and actor  

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