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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

  • 1672
    Joseph Addison, English journalist and politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (d. 1719)
  • 1829
    Frederick Sandys, English painter and illustrator (d. 1904)
  • 1971
    Artur Kohutek, Polish hurdler and soldier  
  • 1980
    Inês Henriques, Portuguese race walker  
  • 1980
    Marvin Cabrera, Mexican footballer  

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May 2

  • 1737
    William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Irish-English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)
  • 1886
    Gottfried Benn, German author and poet (d. 1956)
  • 1956
    Yasushi Akimoto, Japanese songwriter and producer  
  • 1974
    Andy Johnson, English-Welsh footballer  
  • 1991
    Laurie Duncan, English actor  

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May 3

  • 1764
    Princess Élisabeth of France (d. 1794)
  • 1944
    Alan Rose, Australian public servant  
  • 1965
    Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian patriarch  
  • 1975
    Christina Hendricks, American actress  
  • 1975
    Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist  

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May 4

  • 1856
    Pablo de Escandón, Mexican polo player (d. 1929)
  • 1960
    Paul Bhattacharjee, English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Akiko Yajima, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1987
    Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer  
  • 1990
    Irina Falconi, American tennis player  

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May 5

  • 1958
    Jack Wishna, American businessman, co-founded Rockcityclub (d. 2012)  
  • 1966
    Josh Weinstein, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1976
    Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentinian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player  
  • 1988
    Richard O'Dwyer, English computer programmer  

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May 6

  • 1909
    Loyd Sigmon, American radio host (d. 2004)  
  • 1915
    Orson Welles, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1985)  
  • 1922
    Camille Laurin, Canadian psychiatrist and politician, 7th Deputy Premier of Quebec (d. 1999)  
  • 1945
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Flatlanders)  
  • 1985
    Tanerau Latimer, New Zealand rugby player  

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May 7

  • 1924
    Albert Band, French-American director and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1964
    Ronnie Harmon, American football player  
  • 1974
    Ian Pearce, English footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Katie Douglas, American basketball player  
  • 1987
    Mark Reynolds Scottish footballer  

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May 8

  • 1521
    Peter Canisius, Dutch-Swiss priest and saint (d. 1597)
  • 1893
    Teddy Wakelam, English rugby player and sportscaster (d. 1963)
  • 1925
    Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzanian politician, 2nd President of Tanzania  
  • 1961
    David Winning, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Chuck Huber, American voice actor, director, and screenwriter  

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May 9

  • 1866
    Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Indian economist and politician (d. 1915)
  • 1918
    Orville Freeman, American soldier and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2003)  
  • 1970
    Ghostface Killah, American rapper and actor (Wu-Tang Clan and Theodore Unit)  
  • 1977
    Averno, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1985
    Jake Long, American football player  

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May 10

  • 1891
    Mahmoud Mokhtar, Egyptian sculptor and academic (d. 1934)
  • 1915
    Denis Thatcher, English soldier and businessman, Spouse of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2003)  
  • 1920
    Bert Weedon, English guitarist (d. 2012)  
  • 1942
    Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Nigerien-Burkinabe educator and politician  
  • 1969
    Dennis Bergkamp, Dutch footballer and manager  

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May 11

  • 1890
    Willie Applegarth, English-American sprinter (d. 1958)
  • 1907
    Rose Ausländer, Ukrainian-English poet and author (d. 1988)  
  • 1934
    Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Billy Kidman, American wrestler, trainer, and producer  
  • 1977
    Pablo Gabriel García, Uruguayan footballer  

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May 12

  • 1911
    Charles Biro, American author and illustrator (d. 1972)  
  • 1938
    Terry Farrell, English architect, designed the KK100 and the SIS Building  
  • 1954
    Rafael Yglesias, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1985
    Jeroen Simaeys, Belgian footballer  
  • 1986
    Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer  

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May 13

  • 1794
    Louis Léopold Robert, French painter (d. 1835)
  • 1898
    Justin Tuveri, Italian-French soldier (d. 2007)
  • 1965
    José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountaineer (d. 2006)  
  • 1967
    Melanie Thornton, American-German singer (La Bouche) (d. 2001)  
  • 1983
    Natalie Cassidy, English actress and singer  

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May 14

  • 1737
    George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Irish-English politician and diplomat, Governor of Grenada (d. 1806)
  • 1897
    Ed Ricketts, American biologist and ecologist (d. 1948)
  • 1899
    Earle Combs, American baseball player and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1942
    Prentis Hancock, Scottish actor  
  • 1949
    Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist  

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May 15

  • 1531
    Maria of Austria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg (d. 1581)
  • 1926
    Peter Shaffer, English playwright and screenwriter  
  • 1944
    Bill Alter, American police officer and politician  
  • 1960
    Rob Bowman, American director and producer  
  • 1992
    Clark Beckham, American singer-songwriter  

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May 16

  • 1929
    Claude Morin, Canadian academic and politician  
  • 1950
    Georg Bednorz, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1964
    Milton Jones, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Claudia Albertario, Argentinian model and actress  
  • 1977
    Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 17

  • 1895
    Reinhold Saulmann, Estonian sprinter and bandy player (d. 1936)
  • 1950
    Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Russian journalist and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1955
    David Townsend, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Surface) (d. 2005)  
  • 1970
    René Vilbre, Estonian director and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    William Yiampoy, Kenyan runner  

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May 18

  • 1610
    Stefano della Bella, Italian engraver and etcher (d. 1664)
  • 1822
    Mathew Brady, American photographer and journalist (d. 1896)
  • 1901
    Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)  
  • 1954
    Wreckless Eric, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1983
    Gary O'Neil, English footballer  

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May 19

  • 1908
    Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (d. 1956)  
  • 1928
    Colin Chapman, English engineer and businessman, founded Lotus Cars (d. 1982)  
  • 1929
    John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    Tania Mallet, English model and actress  
  • 1963
    Filippo Galli, Italian footballer and manager  

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May 20

  • 1759
    William Thornton, Virgin Islander-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1828)
  • 1939
    Balu Mahendra, Sri Lankan-Indian director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1975
    Mark Zupan, American rugby player and actor  
  • 1983
    Matthew Langridge, English rower  
  • 1992
    Jack Gleeson, Irish actor  

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May 21

  • 1912
    Chen Dayu, Chinese painter and calligrapher (d. 2001)  
  • 1920
    Bill Barber, American tuba player and educator (d. 2007)  
  • 1923
    Vernon Biever, American photographer (d. 2010)  
  • 1928
    Alice Drummond, American actress  
  • 1980
    Gotye, Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter (The Basics)  

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May 22

  • 1622
    Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and politician, 3rd Governor General of New France (d. 1698)
  • 1907
    Martha Angelici, French soprano and actress (d. 1973)  
  • 1916
    William C. Brown, American engineer (d. 1999)  
  • 1965
    Catie Curtis, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1988
    Anthony Andreu, French footballer  

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May 23

  • 1855
    Isabella Ford, English author and activist (d. 1924)
  • 1928
    Nina Otkalenko, Russian runner (d. 2015)  
  • 1974
    Jewel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, and poet  
  • 1977
    Ilia Kulik, Russian figure skater  
  • 1983
    Josh Pace, American basketball player  

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May 24

  • 1870
    Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and judge (d. 1938)
  • 1931
    Michael Lonsdale, French actor and singer  
  • 1964
    Isidro Pérez, Mexican boxer (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Ruslana, Ukrainian singer, dancer, producer, and actress  
  • 1992
    Travis T. Flory, American actor  

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May 25

  • 1334
    Emperor Sukō of Japan (d. 1398)
  • 1879
    William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)
  • 1933
    Romuald Klim, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 2011)  
  • 1956
    Tatsutoshi Goto, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1976
    Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist  

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May 26

  • 1908
    Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Vietnamese politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam  
  • 1922
    Troy Smith, American businessman, founded Sonic Drive-In (d. 2009)  
  • 1963
    Mary Nightingale, English journalist  
  • 1983
    Henry Holland, English fashion designer  
  • 1988
    Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower  

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May 27

  • 1818
    Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
  • 1915
    Ester Soré, Chilean singer-songwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1946
    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish bassist and composer (d. 2005)  
  • 1954
    Jackie Slater, American football player and coach  
  • 1983
    Bobby Convey, American soccer player  

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May 28

  • 1853
    Carl Larsson, Swedish painter and author (d. 1919)
  • 1928
    Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)  
  • 1979
    Joeri Jansen, Belgian runner  
  • 1991
    Kail Piho, Estonian skier  
  • 1992
    Huang Qiushuang, Chinese gymnast  

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May 29

  • 1794
    Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer and selenographer (d. 1874)
  • 1921
    Clifton James, American actor  
  • 1975
    Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Spice Girls)  
  • 1976
    Jerry Hairston, Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1977
    António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer  

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May 30

  • 1899
    Irving Thalberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1936)
  • 1912
    Hugh Griffith, Welsh-English actor (d. 1980)  
  • 1938
    David Early, American actor and educator (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Charles Collingwood, Canadian-English actor  
  • 1943
    James Chaney, American activist (d. 1964)  

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May 31

  • 1753
    Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud, French lawyer and politician (d. 1793)
  • 1860
    Walter Sickert, English painter (d. 1942)
  • 1909
    Aurore Gagnon, Canadian child abuse victim (d. 1920)  
  • 1925
    Julian Beck, American actor and director (d. 1986)  
  • 1977
    Joachim Olsen, Danish shot putter and politician  

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