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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

  • 1884
    Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, English race car driver and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1960
    Steve Cauthen, American jockey and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1978
    James Badge Dale, American actor  
  • 1979
    Harvey, English rapper and actor (So Solid Crew)  

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May 2

  • 1859
    Jerome K. Jerome, English author and playwright (d. 1927)
  • 1920
    Guinn Smith, American pole vaulter, soldier, and pilot (d. 2004)  
  • 1938
    Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (d. 1996)  
  • 1941
    Connie Crothers, American pianist  
  • 1961
    Phil Vickery, English chef and author  

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May 3

  • 1844
    Richard D'Oyly Carte, English talent agent and composer (d. 1901)
  • 1914
    Georges-Emmanuel Clancier, French journalist, author, and poet  
  • 1952
    Allan Wells, Scottish runner and coach  
  • 1954
    Patti Boulaye, Nigerian-English singer and actress  
  • 1969
    Bruce Reyes-Chow, American minster and author  

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May 4

  • 1918
    Tom Mead, Australian journalist and politician (d. 2004)  
  • 1945
    Jan Mulder, Dutch footballer and journalist  
  • 1947
    Richard Jenkins, American actor  
  • 1956
    Sharon Jones, American singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)  
  • 1989
    Rory McIlroy, Northern Irish golfer  

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May 5

  • 1887
    Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
  • 1911
    Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1957
    Peter Howitt, English actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player  
  • 1992
    Yōsuke Mikami, Japanese footballer  

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May 6

  • 1871
    Christian Morgenstern, German author and poet (d. 1914)
  • 1898
    Konrad Henlein, Czech soldier and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1942
    David Friesen, American bassist  
  • 1943
    Grange Calveley, English animator and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Dani Alves, Brazilian footballer  

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May 7

  • 1724
    Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1840
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer and educator (d. 1893)
  • 1927
    Jim Lowe, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1944
    Richard O'Sullivan, English actor and singer  
  • 1956
    Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch jurist and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands  

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May 8

  • 1915
    Milton Meltzer, American historian and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1978
    Jang Woo-hyuk, South Korean rapper and dancer (H.O.T. and jtL)  
  • 1979
    Ole Morten Vågan, Norwegian bassist (Motif)  
  • 1980
    Michelle McManus, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1983
    Matt Willis, English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Busted and McBusted)  

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May 9

  • 1883
    José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, author, and critic (d. 1955)
  • 1935
    Nokie Edwards, American guitarist and actor (The Ventures)  
  • 1943
    Colin Pillinger, English astronomer, chemist, and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Ayşe Nur Zarakolu, Turkish author and activist (d. 2002)  
  • 1982
    Beatriz Pascual, Spanish race walker  

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May 10

  • 1265
    Emperor Fushimi of Japan (d. 1317)
  • 1934
    Kenneth D. Taylor, Canadian diplomat (d. 2015)  
  • 1943
    David Clennon, American actor  
  • 1984
    Edward Mujica, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1985
    Ryan Getzlaf, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 11

  • 1870
    Otto von Friesen, Swedish linguist and academic (d. 1942)
  • 1928
    Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor  
  • 1956
    Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist and producer  
  • 1963
    Natasha Richardson, English-American actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1965
    Greg Dulli, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Twilight Singers, The Afghan Whigs, and The Gutter Twins)  

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May 12

  • 1926
    Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)  
  • 1930
    Jesús Franco, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Jalal Dabagh, Kurdish journalist and politician  
  • 1978
    Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer and fashion designer (Morning Musume and Tanpopo)  
  • 1988
    Marcelo Vieira, Brazilian footballer  

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May 13

  • 1927
    Herbert Ross, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2001)  
  • 1945
    Sam Anderson, American actor  
  • 1947
    Edgar Burcksen, Dutch-American film editor  
  • 1963
    Wally Masur, Australian tennis player, coach, and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Larry Fonacier, Filipino basketball player  

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May 14

  • 1574
    Francesco Rasi, Italian singer-songwriter, theorbo player, and poet (d. 1621)
  • 1942
    Valeriy Brumel, Russian high jumper (d. 2003)  
  • 1952
    Raul Mälk, Estonian politician, 22nd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1961
    Jean Leloup, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete  

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May 15

  • 1937
    Karin Krog, Norwegian singer  
  • 1942
    Lois Johnson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1945
    Michael Dexter, English hematologist and academic  
  • 1979
    Chris Masoe, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1984
    Mr Probz, Dutch singer-songwriter and producer  

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May 16

  • 1969
    Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded ''The Daily Caller''  
  • 1972
    Christian Califano, French rugby player  
  • 1977
    Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer-songwriter (GusGus)  
  • 1985
    Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor  
  • 1990
    Charlotte Crosby, English television personality  

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May 17

  • 1920
    Harry Männil, Estonian-Venezuelan businessman, co-founded ACO Group (d. 2010)  
  • 1939
    Hugh Dykes, Baron Dykes, English politician  
  • 1963
    Taimo Toomast, Estonian opera singer  
  • 1967
    Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian lawyer and politician 4th President of the Maldives  
  • 1970
    Jeremy Browne, English politician, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs  

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May 18

  • 1882
    Babe Adams, American baseball player, manager, and journalist (d. 1968)
  • 1883
    Walter Gropius, German-American architect, designed the John F. Kennedy Federal Building (d. 1969)
  • 1939
    Patrick Cormack, Baron Cormack, English historian, journalist, and politician  
  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  
  • 1985
    Dalma Kovács, Romanian singer and actress  

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May 19

  • 1941
    Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1965
    Boris, French singer-songwriter and radio host  
  • 1975
    Josh Paul, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1976
    Ed Cota, American basketball player  
  • 1979
    Bérénice Marlohe, French actress  

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May 20

  • 1942
    Carlos Hathcock, American sergeant and sniper (d. 1999)  
  • 1949
    Mary Pope Osborne, American author  
  • 1960
    Tony Goldwyn, American actor and director  
  • 1975
    Mark Zupan, American rugby player and actor  
  • 1983
    N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Indian actor, singer, and dancer  

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May 21

  • 1916
    Tinus Osendarp, Dutch sprinter and police officer (d. 2002)  
  • 1948
    Denis MacShane, Scottish journalist and politician, Minister of State for Europe  
  • 1963
    Pete Sandoval, Salvadoran-American drummer (Terrorizer and Morbid Angel)  
  • 1979
    Jamie Hepburn, Scottish politician, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health  
  • 1985
    Lucie Hradecká, Czech tennis player  

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May 22

  • 1678
    Alexander Forbes, 4th Lord Forbes of Pitsligo, Scottish author (d. 1762)
  • 1841
    Hamilton Macallum, Scottish painter (d. 1896)
  • 1944
    Beaton Tulk, Canadian educator and politician, 7th Premier of Newfoundland  
  • 1974
    A. J. Langer, American actress  
  • 1987
    Vladimir Granat, Russian footballer  

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May 23

  • 1844
    `Abdu'l-Bahá, Iranian religious leader (d. 1921)
  • 1898
    Scott O'Dell, American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Nigel Davenport, English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1959
    Marcella Mesker, Dutch tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Charlie Young, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and singer  

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May 24

  • 1544
    William Gilbert, English physician, physicist, and astronomer (d. 1603)
  • 1932
    James Anderton, English police officer  
  • 1960
    Guy Fletcher, English keyboard player, guitarist, and producer (Dire Straits and The Notting Hillbillies)  
  • 1960
    Kristin Scott Thomas, English-French actress and singer  
  • 1979
    Amelia Cooke, American actress  

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May 25

  • 1925
    Jeanne Crain, American actress and singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1956
    Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician  
  • 1970
    Joey Eischen, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Roman Reigns, American football player and wrestler  
  • 1988
    Elle Fowler, American blogger  

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May 26

  • 1650
    John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire (d. 1722)
  • 1938
    K. Bikram Singh, Indian director and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Anne McGuire, Scottish educator and politician  
  • 1949
    Pam Grier, American actress and singer  
  • 1979
    Amanda Bauer, American astronomer and academic  

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May 27

  • 1944
    Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1947
    Marty Kristian, German-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The New Seekers)  
  • 1970
    Tim Farron, English educator and politician  
  • 1974
    Denise van Outen, English actress, singer, and television host  
  • 1986
    Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer  

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May 28

  • 1933
    Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and activist (d. 2010)  
  • 1946
    William Shawcross, English journalist and author  
  • 1950
    Kamala, American wrestler  
  • 1969
    Justin Kirk, American actor  
  • 1986
    Charles N'Zogbia, French footballer  

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May 29

  • 1934
    Grandma Lee, American comedian  
  • 1941
    Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author  
  • 1952
    Alan Langlands, Scottish academic  
  • 1960
    Neil Crone, Canadian actor  
  • 1981
    Justin Chon, American actor, director, and screenwriter  

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May 30

  • 1423
    Georg von Peuerbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)
  • 1881
    Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (d. 1968)
  • 1912
    Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)  
  • 1948
    Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1971
    Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian hurdler  

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May 31

  • 1852
    Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
  • 1925
    Julian Beck, American actor and director (d. 1986)  
  • 1941
    June Clark, Welsh nurse and educator  
  • 1952
    Karl Bartos, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Kraftwerk and Electronic)  
  • 1966
    Nick Scotti, American model, actor, and singer  

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