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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

  • 1901
    Antal Szerb, Hungarian scholar and author (d. 1945)  
  • 1947
    Jacob Bekenstein, Mexican-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    Maia Morgenstern, Romanian actress  
  • 1969
    Billy Owens, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Víctor Montaño, Colombian footballer  

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May 2

  • 1879
    James F. Byrnes, American stenographer and politician, 49th United States Secretary of State (d. 1972)
  • 1913
    Aydın Sayılı, Turkish historian and academic (d. 1993)  
  • 1970
    Marco Walker, Swiss footballer and coach  
  • 1977
    Brian Cardinal, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Artūras Masiulis, Lithuanian basketball player  

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May 3

  • 1892
    George Paget Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1897
    William Joseph Browne, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Solicitor General of Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1934
    Georges Moustaki, Egyptian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)  
  • 1961
    Steve McClaren, English footballer and manager  

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May 4

  • 1921
    Patsy Garrett, American actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1937
    Mel Edwards, American sculptor and academic  
  • 1937
    Ron Carter, American bassist and educator (Miles Davis Quintet)  
  • 1944
    Robin Sibson, English mathematician and academic  
  • 1964
    Igors Miglinieks, Latvian basketball player  

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May 5

  • 1935
    Douglas Marland, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1938
    Bill Robertson, American businessman and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Michael Lindsay-Hogg, American director and producer  
  • 1944
    John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor and screenwriter  
  • 1959
    Steve Stevens, American guitarist and songwriter (Juno Reactor)  

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May 6

  • 1936
    Bernard Lemaire, Canadian businessman  
  • 1946
    Frankie Librán, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2013)  
  • 1960
    Anne Parillaud, French actress  
  • 1960
    John Flansburgh, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (They Might Be Giants and Mono Puff)  
  • 1982
    Jason Witten, American football player  

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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)  
  • 1956
    Anne Dudley, English pianist and composer (Art of Noise)  
  • 1958
    Mark G. Kuzyk, American physicist and academic  
  • 1965
    Owen Hart, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 1999)  

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May 8

  • 1910
    Mary Lou Williams, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)  
  • 1928
    Robert Conley, American journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1955
    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (d. 2012)  
  • 1984
    Yara Sofia, Puerto Rican drag queen performer  
  • 1988
    Tanel Kurbas, Estonian basketball player  

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May 9

  • 1909
    Don Messer, Canadian violinist (d. 1973)  
  • 1935
    Roger Hargreaves, English author and illustrator (d. 1988)  
  • 1948
    Steven W. Mosher, American social scientist and author  
  • 1953
    Amy Hill, American actress  
  • 1977
    Svein Tuft, Canadian cyclist  

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May 10

  • 1915
    Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2003)  
  • 1922
    Nancy Walker, American actress and director (d. 1992)  
  • 1967
    Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Andrea Anders, American actress  
  • 1991
    Giorgos Machlelis, Greek footballer  

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May 11

  • 1888
    Irving Berlin, Belarusian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1912
    Saadat Hasan Manto, Indian-Pakistani author and screenwriter (d. 1955)  
  • 1958
    Dan Ireland, American director and producer  
  • 1983
    Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete  
  • 1993
    Jirapong Meenapra, Thai sprinter  

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May 12

  • 1812
    Edward Lear, English author, poet, and illustrator (d. 1888)
  • 1872
    Anton Korošec, Slovenian priest and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1940)
  • 1943
    Linda Dano, American actress and author  
  • 1958
    Andreas Petroulakis, Greek cartoonist  
  • 1966
    Stephen Baldwin, American actor, director, and producer  

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May 13

  • 1792
    Pope Pius IX (d. 1878)
  • 1888
    Inge Lehmann, Danish seismologist and geophysicist (d. 1993)
  • 1911
    Robert Middleton, American actor (d. 1977)  
  • 1933
    John Roseboro, American baseball player and coach (d. 2002)  
  • 1975
    Cristian Bezzi, Italian rugby player and coach  

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May 14

  • 1657
    Sambhaji, Indian emperor (d. 1689)
  • 1814
    Charles Beyer, German-English engineer, co-founded the Beyer, Peacock and Company (d. 1876)
  • 1928
    Brian Macdonald, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)  
  • 1965
    Emma Forbes, English radio and television host  
  • 1974
    Jennifer Allan, American model  

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May 15

  • 1910
    Constance Cummings, American-English actress (d. 2005)  
  • 1931
    Ken Venturi, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2013)  
  • 1960
    R. Kuhaneswaran, Sri Lankan politician  
  • 1972
    Conrad Keely, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead)  
  • 1990
    Lee Jong-hyun, South Korean singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (CNBLUE)  

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May 16

  • 1907
    Bob Tisdall, Sri Lankan-Irish hurdler (d. 2004)  
  • 1940
    Ole Ernst, Danish actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Hanna Mariën, Belgian sprinter  
  • 1991
    Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgarian tennis player  

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May 17

  • 1836
    Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian-American chess player (d. 1900)
  • 1943
    David Simeon, English actor  
  • 1962
    Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish journalist and author  
  • 1971
    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands  
  • 1990
    Fabian Giefer, German footballer  

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May 18

  • 1878
    Johannes Terwogt, Dutch rower (d. 1977)
  • 1922
    Bill Macy, American actor  
  • 1961
    Russell Senior, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pulp)  
  • 1971
    Mark Menzies, Scottish politician  
  • 1981
    Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer  

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May 19

  • 1944
    Peter Mayhew, English-American actor  
  • 1951
    Dick Slater, American wrestler  
  • 1972
    Claudia Karvan, Australian actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Brandon Inge, American baseball player  
  • 1980
    Drew Fuller, American model and actor  

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May 20

  • 1899
    Aleksandr Deyneka, Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1969)
  • 1942
    Raymond Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to the United States  
  • 1967
    Graham Brady, English politician  
  • 1975
    Tahmoh Penikett, Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Daniel Ribeiro, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 21

  • 1755
    Alfred Moore, American lawyer and judge (d. 1810)
  • 1901
    Manfred Aschner, German-Israeli microbiologist and entomologist (d. 1989)  
  • 1986
    Alexander Noyes, American drummer (Honor Society)  
  • 1988
    Kaire Leibak, Estonian triple jumper  
  • 1991
    Guilherme, Brazilian footballer  

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May 22

  • 1859
    Arthur Conan Doyle, Scottish physician and author (d. 1930)
  • 1950
    Bernie Taupin, English singer-songwriter and poet  
  • 1977
    Dré Bly, American football player  
  • 1981
    Bassel Khartabil, Syrian computer programmer and engineer  
  • 1990
    Melanie Klaffner, Austrian tennis player  

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May 23

  • 1867
    John Exley, American rower (d. 1938)
  • 1926
    Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-South African politician (d. 1995)  
  • 1957
    Craig Brown, English journalist and critic  
  • 1972
    Martin Saggers, English cricketer and umpire  
  • 1985
    Sekou Cissé, Ivorian footballer  

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May 24

  • 1816
    Major John Buckley VC, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1876)
  • 1879
    H. B. Reese, American candy maker, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (d. 1956)
  • 1913
    Joe Abreu, American baseball player and soldier (d. 1993)  
  • 1969
    Jacob Rees-Mogg, English politician  
  • 2001
    Darren Espanto, Filipino-Canadian singer  

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May 25

  • 1846
    Naim Frashëri, Albanian-Turkish poet and translator (d. 1900)
  • 1952
    Al Sarrantonio, American author and publisher  
  • 1954
    Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1980
    Jae Hee, South Korean actor  
  • 2001
    Chloe Lukasiak, American child dancer, television personality, and model  

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May 26

  • 1669
    Sébastien Vaillant, French botanist and mycologist (d. 1722)
  • 1913
    Pierre Daninos, French author (d. 2005)  
  • 1948
    Stevie Nicks, American singer-songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)  
  • 1964
    Argiris Pedoulakis, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1971
    Zaher Andary, Lebanese footballer  

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May 27

  • 1537
    Louis IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Marburg (d. 1604)
  • 1820
    Mathilde Bonaparte, Italian-French daughter of Catharina of Württemberg (d. 1904)
  • 1832
    Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)
  • 1942
    Lee Baca, American police officer  
  • 1986
    Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer  

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May 28

  • 1807
    Louis Agassiz, Swiss-American paleontologist and geologist (d. 1873)
  • 1924
    Paul Hébert, Canadian actor  
  • 1944
    Billy Vera, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1974
    Alicia Minshew, American actress  
  • 1979
    Jesse Bradford, American actor  

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May 29

  • 1915
    Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)  
  • 1940
    Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)  
  • 1980
    Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1981
    Justin Chon, American actor, director, and screenwriter  

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May 30

  • 1925
    John Henry Marks, English physician and author  
  • 1951
    Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan bishop and politician, President of Paraguay  
  • 1958
    Michael López-Alegría, Spanish-American captain, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1977
    Marc Dos Santos, Canadian soccer player, coach, and manager  
  • 1984
    Sham Kwok Fai, Hong Kong footballer  

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May 31

  • 1887
    Saint-John Perse, French poet and diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1938
    Peter Yarrow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Peter, Paul and Mary)  
  • 1947
    Gabriele Hinzmann, German discus thrower  
  • 1955
    Susie Essman, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1964
    Scotti Hill, American guitarist and songwriter (Skid Row)  

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