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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

  • 1918
    Gersh Budker, Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1977)  
  • 1930
    Ollie Matson, American sprinter and football player (d. 2011)  
  • 1946
    Tõnu Lepik, Estonian long jumper  
  • 1952
    Richard Blundell, English economist and academic  
  • 1981
    Wes Welker, American football player  

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May 2

  • 1806
    Catherine Labouré, French nun and saint (d. 1876)
  • 1890
    E. E. Smith, American engineer and author (d. 1965)
  • 1902
    Arturo Licata, Italian super-centenarian (d. 2014)  
  • 1987
    Pat McAfee, American football player  
  • 1988
    Stephen Henderson, Irish footballer  

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May 3

  • 1933
    Graham Day, Canadian lawyer and businessman  
  • 1963
    Edward Kessler, English theologian, author, and academic  
  • 1973
    Brad Martin, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1976
    Chris Scott, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1978
    Dai Tamesue, Japanese hurdler  

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May 4

  • 1932
    Alexander MacAra, Scottish epidemiologist and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1952
    Michael Barrymore, English actor and television personality  
  • 1969
    Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1983
    Jesse Moss, Canadian actor  
  • 1992
    Ashley Rickards, American actress  

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May 5

  • 1958
    Robert DiPierdomenico, Australian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1970
    LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player  
  • 1983
    Mabel Gay, Cuban triple jumper  
  • 1984
    Christian Valdéz, Mexican footballer  
  • 1985
    Marcos Rogério Oliveira Duarte, Brazilian footballer  

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May 6

  • 1836
    Max Eyth, German engineer and author (d. 1906)
  • 1897
    Paul Alverdes, German author and poet (d. 1979)
  • 1953
    Tony Blair, Scottish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  
  • 1980
    Kelly van der Veer, Dutch singer and actress  
  • 1985
    Chris Paul, American basketball player  

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May 7

  • 1724
    Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (d. 1797)
  • 1891
    Harry McShane, Scottish engineer and activist (d. 1988)
  • 1917
    Domenico Bartolucci, Italian cardinal and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1919
    La Esterella, Belgian singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1973
    Kristian Lundin, Swedish songwriter and producer  

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May 8

  • 1835
    Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter and academic (d. 1910)
  • 1926
    Don Rickles, American comedian and actor  
  • 1930
    Gary Snyder, American poet and educator  
  • 1943
    Pat Barker, English author  
  • 1988
    Tanel Kurbas, Estonian basketball player  

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May 9

  • 1855
    Julius Röntgen, German-Dutch composer (d. 1932)
  • 1882
    George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist and game show host (d. 2012)  
  • 1962
    John Corbett, American actor and singer  
  • 1971
    Jason Lee, English footballer and manager  

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May 10

  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1916
    Milton Babbitt, American composer and educator (d. 2011)  
  • 1918
    T. Berry Brazelton, American pediatrician and author  
  • 1946
    Diderik Wagenaar, Dutch composer and theorist  
  • 1977
    Nick Heidfeld, German race car driver  

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May 11

  • 1771
    Laskarina Bouboulina, Greek commander (d. 1825)
  • 1960
    Gildor Roy, Canadian actor  
  • 1967
    Alberto García Aspe, Mexican footballer and manager  
  • 1984
    Marvin Wijks, Dutch footballer  
  • 1987
    Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo jurist and politician  

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May 12

  • 1806
    Johan Vilhelm Snellman, Finnish philosopher and politician (d. 1881)
  • 1825
    Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)
  • 1940
    Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (d. 2008)  
  • 1971
    Jamie Luner, American actress  
  • 1973
    Lutz Pfannenstiel, German footballer and manager  

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May 13

  • 1940
    Kōkichi Tsuburaya, Japanese runner (d. 1968)  
  • 1950
    Bobby Valentine, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1977
    Anthony Q. Farrell, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Neil Hopkins, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1993
    Romelu Lukaku, Belgian footballer  

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May 14

  • 1887
    Ants Kurvits, Estonian general and politician, 10th Estonian Minister of War (d. 1943)
  • 1914
    Gul Khan Nasir, Pakistani journalist, poet, and politician (d. 1983)  
  • 1969
    Cate Blanchett, Australian actress and producer  
  • 1973
    Voshon Lenard, American basketball player  
  • 1977
    Ada Nicodemou, Cypriot-Australian actress  

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May 15

  • 1925
    Mary F. Lyon, English geneticist and biologist (d. 2014)  
  • 1929
    George Selden, American author (d. 1989)  
  • 1942
    Doug Lowe, Australian politician, 35th Premier of Tasmania  
  • 1943
    Freddie Perren, American songwriter, producer, and conductor (d. 2004)  
  • 1968
    Seth Putnam, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Anal Cunt, Post Mortem, and Siege) (d. 2011)  

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May 16

  • 1910
    Olga Bergholz, Russian poet and author (d. 1975)  
  • 1923
    Merton Miller, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)  
  • 1931
    Hana Brady, Czech-Polish holocaust victim (d. 1944)  
  • 1966
    Metin Şentürk, Turkish singer  
  • 1972
    Khary Payton, American actor  

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May 17

  • 1912
    Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (d. 2004)  
  • 1936
    Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (d. 2010)  
  • 1956
    Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist and author  
  • 1978
    Magdalena Zděnovcová, Czech tennis player  
  • 1985
    Derek Hough, American actor, singer, and dancer (Ballas Hough Band)  

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May 18

  • 1978
    Jessica Cutler, American blogger and author  
  • 1979
    David Nail, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1985
    Dalma Kovács, Romanian singer and actress  
  • 1990
    Yuya Osako, Japanese footballer  
  • 1993
    Jessica Watson, Australian sailor  

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May 19

  • 1899
    Lothar Rădăceanu, Romanian journalist, linguist, and politician (d. 1955)
  • 1934
    Jim Lehrer, American journalist and author  
  • 1964
    John Lee, South Korean-American football player  
  • 1966
    Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist  
  • 1976
    Kevin Garnett, American basketball player  

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May 20

  • 1818
    William Fargo, American businessman and politician, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1881)
  • 1901
    Max Euwe, Dutch chess player, mathematician, and author (d. 1981)  
  • 1916
    Alexey Maresyev, Russian soldier and pilot (d. 2001)  
  • 1959
    Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, American singer-songwriter and ukulele player (Makaha Sons of Ni'ihau) (d. 1997)  
  • 1985
    Chris Froome, Kenyan-English cyclist  

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May 21

  • 1898
    Armand Hammer, American physician and businessman, founded Occidental Petroleum (d. 1990)
  • 1941
    Bobby Cox, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1955
    Paul Barber, English field hockey player  
  • 1966
    Lisa Edelstein, American actress and playwright  
  • 1984
    Sara Goller, German volleyball player  

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May 22

  • 1879
    Jack White, Irish trade unionist and army organizer (d. 1946)
  • 1959
    Kwak Jae-yong, South Korean director and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Tom Chambers, English actor  
  • 1978
    Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress  
  • 1985
    Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 23

  • 1910
    Hugh Casson, English architect and academic (d. 1999)  
  • 1940
    Levan Moseshvili, Georgian basketball player and coach  
  • 1980
    Chris Gethard, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Tim Robinson, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1985
    Sekou Cissé, Ivorian footballer  

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May 24

  • 1836
    Joseph Rowntree, English businessman and philanthropist (d. 1925)
  • 1937
    Roger Peterson, American pilot (d. 1959)  
  • 1966
    Eric Cantona, French footballer, manager, and actor  
  • 1967
    Tamer Karadağlı, Turkish actor  
  • 1986
    Giannis Kontoes, Greek footballer  

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May 25

  • 1846
    Princess Helena of the United Kingdom (d. 1923)
  • 1922
    Kitty Kallen, American singer and actress  
  • 1971
    Justin Henry, American actor  
  • 1985
    Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress (2B)  
  • 1986
    Lauren Crace, English actress  

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May 26

  • 1960
    Romas Ubartas, Lithuanian discus thrower  
  • 1963
    Musetta Vander, South African model and actress  
  • 1963
    Simon Armitage, English author, poet, and playwright  
  • 1968
    Simon Diamond, American baseball player and wrestler  
  • 1989
    Paula Findlay, Canadian triathlete  

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May 27

  • 1919
    Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (d. 1987)  
  • 1936
    Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer  
  • 1957
    Siouxsie Sioux, English singer-songwriter and producer (Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures)  
  • 1971
    Lisa Lopes, American rapper, dancer, and actress (TLC) (d. 2002)  
  • 1978
    Adin Brown, American soccer player  

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May 28

  • 1924
    Paul Hébert, Canadian actor  
  • 1953
    Arto Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer (DNA, The Golden Palominos, The Lounge Lizards, and Ambitious Lovers)  
  • 1986
    Joseph Cross, American actor  
  • 1991
    Alexandre Lacazette, French footballer  
  • 1995
    Jacob Kogan, American actor  

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May 29

  • 1911
    Armida, Mexican-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1989)  
  • 1922
    Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)  
  • 1952
    Alan Langlands, Scottish academic  
  • 1954
    Robert Beaser, American composer and educator  
  • 1991
    Tom Ljungman, Swedish actor  

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May 30

  • 1890
    Roger Salengro, French soldier and politician, French Minister of the Interior (d. 1936)
  • 1901
    Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (d. 1979)  
  • 1924
    Anthony Dryden Marshall, American CIA officer and diplomat (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Bob Willis, English cricketer and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Hisanori Takada, Japanese footballer  

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May 31

  • 1932
    Hanno Selg, Estonian pentathlete  
  • 1944
    Samantha Juste, English-American singer and television host (d. 2014)  
  • 1950
    Edgar Savisaar, Estonian politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior  
  • 1953
    Lynne Truss, English journalist and author  
  • 1997
    Milka-Emilia Pasanen, Finnish tennis player  

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