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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

  • 1940
    Bobbie Ann Mason, American author and critic  
  • 1967
    Scott Coffey, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Kim Grant, South African tennis player  
  • 1982
    Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1989
    Bryshon Nellum, American sprinter  

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May 2

  • 1904
    Bill Brandt, German-English photographer and journalist (d. 1983)  
  • 1949
    Alan Titchmarsh, English gardener and author  
  • 1959
    Tony Wakeford, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sol Invictus, Death in June, Crisis, and Above the Ruins)  
  • 1961
    Steve James, English snooker player  
  • 1987
    Pat McAfee, American football player  

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May 3

  • 1428
    Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (d. 1495)
  • 1826
    Charles XV of Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1889
    Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1954
    Peter Duncan, English actor and television host  
  • 1963
    Mona Siddiqui, Pakistani-Scottish journalist and academic  

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May 4

  • 1940
    Robin Cook, American physician and author  
  • 1944
    Dave, Dutch singer and television host  
  • 1977
    John Tripp, Canadian-German ice hockey player  
  • 1977
    Mariano Pernía, Argentinian-Spanish footballer  
  • 1992
    Ashley Rickards, American actress  

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May 5

  • 1935
    Douglas Marland, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1942
    Marc Alaimo, American actor  
  • 1961
    Rob Williams, American basketball player (d. 2014)  
  • 1970
    Todd Newton, American game show host  
  • 1999
    Nathan Chen, American figure skater  

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May 6

  • 1923
    Harry Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2002)  
  • 1945
    Bob Seger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Ricardo Oliveira, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1981
    Matt Drake, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Evile)  
  • 1991
    Harriet Lee, English swimmer  

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May 7

  • 1787
    Jacques Viger, Canadian archaeologist and politician, 1st mayor of Montreal (d. 1858)
  • 1901
    Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (d. 1961)  
  • 1955
    Peter Reckell, American actor  
  • 1975
    Ashley Cowan, English cricketer  
  • 1999
    Masaki Sato, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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May 8

  • 1899
    Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor and singer (d. 1959)
  • 1938
    Javed Burki, Indian-Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1967
    Viviana Durante, Italian ballerina and actress  
  • 1968
    Peng Zhaoqin, Chinese Dutch chess player  
  • 1970
    Luis Enrique Martínez García, Spanish footballer and manager  

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May 9

  • 1746
    Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer (d. 1818)
  • 1916
    William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)  
  • 1928
    Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian-American figure skater (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Connie Kaldor, Canadian singer-songwriter  
  • 1985
    Audrina Patridge, American model and actress  

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May 10

  • 1888
    Max Steiner, Austrian-American composer and conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1901
    John Desmond Bernal, Irish-English crystallographer and physicist (d. 1971)  
  • 1909
    Maybelle Carter, American autoharp player (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 1978)  
  • 1947
    Caroline B. Cooney, American author  
  • 1958
    Vlada Divljan, Serbian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Idoli and Apartchiks) (d. 2015)  

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May 11

  • 1909
    Kurt Großkurth, German actor and singer (d. 1975)  
  • 1927
    Mort Sahl, Canadian-American comedian and actor  
  • 1968
    Wenn V. Deramas, Filipino director and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer  
  • 1980
    Guji Lorenzana, American-Filipino actor and singer  

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May 12

  • 1828
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and painter (d. 1882)
  • 1907
    Leslie Charteris, English author and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1921
    Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1922
    Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster (d. 1991)  
  • 1984
    Tommaso Reato, Italian rugby player  

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May 13

  • 1953
    Gerry Sutcliffe, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household  
  • 1962
    Sean McDonough, American sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Sunny Leone, Canadian-American model, actress, director, and producer  
  • 1989
    P. K. Subban, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1994
    Łukasz Moneta, Polish footballer  

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May 14

  • 1903
    Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)  
  • 1949
    Sverre Årnes, Norwegian author, screenwriter, and director  
  • 1961
    Ulrike Folkerts, German actress  
  • 1984
    Indrek Siska, Estonian footballer  
  • 1994
    Dennis Praet, Belgian footballer  

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May 15

  • 1902
    Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1976)  
  • 1918
    Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (d. 2015)  
  • 1937
    Madeleine Albright, Czech-American politician and diplomat, 64th United States Secretary of State  
  • 1968
    Sophie Raworth, English journalist and actress  
  • 1978
    Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress  

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May 16

  • 1763
    Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist and chemist (d. 1829)
  • 1912
    Studs Terkel, American historian and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1923
    Victoria Fromkin, American linguist and academic (d. 2000)  
  • 1952
    James Herndon, American psychologist and academic  
  • 1964
    Edit Bérces, Hungarian runner  

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May 17

  • 1864
    Ante Trumbić, Croatian lawyer and politician, 27th Mayor of Split (d. 1938)
  • 1895
    Reinhold Saulmann, Estonian sprinter and bandy player (d. 1936)
  • 1934
    Friedrich-Wilhelm Kiel, German educator and politician  
  • 1946
    Peter Hinwood, English actor  
  • 1966
    Qusay Hussein, Iraqi soldier and politician (d. 2003)  

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May 18

  • 1883
    Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian marshal and politician, 16th President of Brazil (d. 1974)
  • 1896
    Eric Backman, Swedish runner (d. 1965)
  • 1921
    Michael A. Epstein, English pathologist and academic  
  • 1957
    Jane Root, English broadcaster and academic  
  • 1986
    Kevin Anderson, South African tennis player  

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May 19

  • 1827
    Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French academic and politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1896)
  • 1889
    Tản Đà, Vietnamese poet and author (d. 1939)
  • 1972
    Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter (Ace of Base)  
  • 1977
    Brandon Inge, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer  

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May 20

  • 1768
    Dolley Madison, American wife of James Madison, 4th First Lady of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1911
    Annie M.G. Schmidt, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1995)  
  • 1943
    Vernon Fougère, Canadian bishop (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-Pakistani terrorist, conducted the World Trade Center bombing  
  • 1981
    Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver  

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May 21

  • 1653
    Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1697)
  • 1864
    Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
  • 1963
    Dave Specter, American guitarist  
  • 1981
    Josh Hamilton, American baseball player  
  • 1986
    Alexander Noyes, American drummer (Honor Society)  

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May 22

  • 1694
    Daniel Gran, Austrian painter (d. 1757)
  • 1914
    Maurice Blackburn, Canadian composer and conductor (d. 1988)  
  • 1978
    Katie Price, English model, businesswoman, and author  
  • 1987
    Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player  
  • 1990
    Melanie Klaffner, Austrian tennis player  

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May 23

  • 1707
    Carl Linnaeus, Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist (d. 1778)
  • 1926
    Joe Slovo, Lithuanian-South African politician (d. 1995)  
  • 1965
    Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Spanish footballer  
  • 1974
    Ken Jennings, American computer scientist, author, and game show contestant  
  • 1985
    Shafiq Chitou, Beninese boxer  

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May 24

  • 1885
    Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English psychologist and academic (d. 1948)
  • 1945
    Steven Norris, English engineer and politician  
  • 1960
    Doug Jones, American actor  
  • 1978
    Bryan Greenberg, American actor and singer  
  • 1993
    Oliver Davis, American actor  

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May 25

  • 1889
    Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)
  • 1899
    Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)
  • 1927
    Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1933
    Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands  
  • 1974
    Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer (Home Cookin' and I Am)  

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May 26

  • 1908
    Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam  
  • 1912
    János Kádár, Hungarian mechanic and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Hungary (d. 1989)  
  • 1958
    Margaret Colin, American actress  
  • 1968
    Christopher Burge, American biologist and academic  
  • 1981
    Irini Merkouri, Greek singer  

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May 27

  • 1923
    Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist  
  • 1933
    Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)  
  • 1948
    Pete Sears, English bass player (Jefferson Starship, Moonalice, and Hot Tuna)  
  • 1968
    Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1987
    Bora Paçun, Turkish basketball player  

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May 28

  • 1924
    Edward du Cann, English lieutenant and politician  
  • 1945
    Jean Perrault, Canadian politician, Mayor of Sherbrooke  
  • 1967
    Emma Kennedy, English actress  
  • 1974
    Romain Duris, French actor and singer  
  • 1991
    Sharrif Floyd, American football player  

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May 29

  • 1594
    Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. 1632)
  • 1932
    Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author  
  • 1949
    Brian Kidd, English footballer and coach  
  • 1957
    Ted Levine, American actor  
  • 1963
    Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter (Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane)  

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May 30

  • 1899
    Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)
  • 1918
    Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants (d. 2007)  
  • 1938
    Eugene Belliveau, Canadian football player  
  • 1945
    Richard Hannon, Sr., English horse trainer  
  • 1989
    Kevin Covais, American singer and actor  

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May 31

  • 1948
    Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-English actress and television host (d. 2014)  
  • 1963
    Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, 38th Prime Minister of Hungary  
  • 1974
    Kenan Doğulu, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1977
    Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player  
  • 1984
    Nate Robinson, American basketball player  

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