Discover all the fun facts about your birthday!

May 0 Famous Birthdays

Tip: Click the free May famous birthdays ninja poster above to save the high quality version. A new design will be generated for you everyday. Collect all 16 ninja poses.

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.

Love ninja Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

May 1

  • 1875
    Dave Hall, American runner (d. 1972)
  • 1923
    Marcel Rayman, Polish soldier (d. 1944)  
  • 1930
    Little Walter, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1968)  
  • 1937
    Tamsyn Imison, English illustrator and educator  
  • 1989
    Alejandro Arribas, Spanish footballer  

View the complete list of May 1st famous birthdays.

May 2

  • 1925
    John Neville, English-Canadian actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1945
    Gene Deckerhoff, American sportscaster  
  • 1946
    Indrek Tart, Estonian sociologist and poet  
  • 1975
    David Beckham, English footballer, coach, and model  
  • 1980
    Tim Borowski, German footballer  

View the complete list of May 2nd famous birthdays.

May 3

  • 1761
    August von Kotzebue, German playwright and author (d. 1819)
  • 1826
    Charles XV of Sweden (d. 1872)
  • 1893
    Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian author (d. 1975)
  • 1916
    Léopold Simoneau, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1974
    Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan  

View the complete list of May 3rd famous birthdays.

May 4

  • 1822
    Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Canadian physician and politician, 3rd Premier of Quebec (d. 1915)
  • 1826
    Frederic Edwin Church, American painter (d. 1900)
  • 1928
    Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian air marshal and politician, 4th President of Egypt  
  • 1948
    Hurley Haywood, American race car driver  
  • 1960
    Martyn Moxon, English cricketer and coach  

View the complete list of May 4th famous birthdays.

May 5

  • 1887
    Mervyn S. Bennion, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1941)
  • 1916
    Zail Singh, Indian politician, 7th President of India (d. 1987)  
  • 1932
    Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsled racer (d. 2002)  
  • 1979
    Vincent Kartheiser, American actor  
  • 1991
    Xenofon Fetsis, Greek footballer  

View the complete list of May 5th famous birthdays.

Coffee Love Did you know that coffee and word games are an excellent combination to sharpen your vocabulary? Let’s give it a quick spin. Within 30 seconds, how many words can you think of from these letters IKSWELAZ? Check your answers here: Unscramble words IKSWELAZ. (Sponsored by WordFinder.Cafe)

May 6

  • 1635
    Johann Joachim Becher (d. 1682)
  • 1680
    Jean-Baptiste Stuck, Italian-French cellist and composer (d. 1755)
  • 1902
    Max Ophüls, German-American director and screenwriter (d. 1957)  
  • 1974
    Faruk Namdar, German-Turkish footballer  
  • 1986
    Goran Dragić, Slovenian basketball player  

View the complete list of May 6th famous birthdays.

May 7

  • 1927
    Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1944
    Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, director, and producer (d. 2006)  
  • 1959
    Heiki Valk, Estonian archeologist and academic  
  • 1979
    Katie Douglas, American basketball player  
  • 1987
    Jérémy Ménez, French footballer  

View the complete list of May 7th famous birthdays.

May 8

  • 1899
    Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor and singer (d. 1959)
  • 1926
    David Attenborough, English environmentalist and television host  
  • 1936
    Haljand Udam, Estonian orientalist and academic (d. 2005)  
  • 1976
    Ian "H" Watkins, Welsh singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Steps and H & Claire)  
  • 1977
    Theodoros Papaloukas, Greek basketball player  

View the complete list of May 8th famous birthdays.

May 9

  • 1945
    Gamal El-Ghitani, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1949
    Billy Joel, American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Hassles and Attila)  
  • 1959
    Ulrich Matthes, German actor  
  • 1970
    Ghostface Killah, American rapper and actor (Wu-Tang Clan and Theodore Unit)  
  • 1992
    Chris Gutierrez, American-Filipino actor  

View the complete list of May 9th famous birthdays.

May 10

  • 1810
    E. Cobham Brewer, English lexicographer and author (d. 1897)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1911
    Bel Kaufman, American author and educator (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Paige O'Hara, American actress and singer  
  • 1995
    Yoan Garneau, Canadian singer-songwriter  

View the complete list of May 10th famous birthdays.

May 11

  • 1733
    Princess Victoire of France (d. 1799)
  • 1907
    Rip Sewell, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)  
  • 1953
    David Gest, American concert promoter  
  • 1963
    Natasha Richardson, English-American actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1969
    Simon Vroemen, Dutch runner  

View the complete list of May 11th famous birthdays.

May 12

  • 1496
    Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1560)
  • 1921
    Joseph Beuys, German sculptor and illustrator (d. 1986)  
  • 1950
    Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer  
  • 1987
    Kieron Pollard, Trinidadian cricketer  

View the complete list of May 12th famous birthdays.

May 13

  • 1927
    Archie Scott Brown, Scottish race car driver (d. 1958)  
  • 1937
    Roch Carrier, Canadian librarian and author  
  • 1957
    Koji Suzuki, Japanese author and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Mike Bibby, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1991
    Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian model  

View the complete list of May 13th famous birthdays.

May 14

  • 1814
    Charles Beyer, German-English engineer, co-founded the Beyer, Peacock and Company (d. 1876)
  • 1940
    Chay Blyth, Scottish sailor and rower  
  • 1950
    Adolfo Domínguez, Spanish fashion designer  
  • 1955
    Jens Sparschuh, German author and playwright  
  • 1970
    Erkan Mustafa, English actor and television presenter  

View the complete list of May 14th famous birthdays.

May 15

  • 1841
    Clarence Dutton, American commander and geologist (d. 1912)
  • 1935
    Akihiro Miwa, Japanese singer, actor, director, composer, and author  
  • 1936
    Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italian-American actress and singer  
  • 1957
    Juan José Ibarretxe, Spanish politician  
  • 1978
    Edu Gaspar, Brazilian footballer  

View the complete list of May 15th famous birthdays.

Jump Birthday Party Item Curious about this Star Fruit Butter Ball? This is a party item you can activate and send to your friends when you play the free game Jump Birthday Party. It’s a fun and easy-to-play mobile game for all ages. Get free 1,000 gold coins when you download today!

May 16

  • 1948
    Emma Georgina Rothschild, English historian and academic  
  • 1952
    James Herndon, American psychologist and academic  
  • 1963
    Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician  
  • 1976
    Dirk Nannes, Australian-Dutch cricketer  
  • 1981
    Ricardo Costa, Portuguese footballer  

View the complete list of May 16th famous birthdays.

May 17

  • 1718
    Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (d. 1778)
  • 1864
    Louis Richardet, Swiss target shooter (d. 1923)
  • 1952
    Patricia Aakhus, American author and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1970
    Jordan Knight, American singer-songwriter (New Kids on the Block)  
  • 1989
    Rain Raadik, Estonian basketball player  

View the complete list of May 17th famous birthdays.

May 18

  • 1797
    Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (d. 1854)
  • 1854
    Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1924)
  • 1876
    Hermann Müller, German journalist and politician, 12th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1962
    Sandra, German singer (Arabesque and Enigma)  
  • 1986
    Ahmed Hamada, Egyptian race car driver  

View the complete list of May 18th famous birthdays.

May 19

  • 1946
    Claude Lelièvre, Belgian activist  
  • 1947
    Steve Currie, English bass player (T. Rex) (d. 1981)  
  • 1953
    Patrick Hodge, Lord Hodge, Scottish lawyer and judge  
  • 1954
    Hōchū Ōtsuka, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1961
    Gregory Poirier, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

View the complete list of May 19th famous birthdays.

May 20

  • 1943
    Vernon Fougère, Canadian bishop (d. 2013)  
  • 1945
    Clive Hollick, Baron Hollick, English businessman  
  • 1959
    Annabel Giles, Welsh-English radio and television host  
  • 1967
    Graham Brady, English politician  
  • 1988
    Trīna Šlapeka, Latvian tennis player  

View the complete list of May 20th famous birthdays.

May 21

  • 1799
    Mary Anning, English paleontologist (d. 1847)
  • 1853
    Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • 1898
    Carl Johnson, American long jumper (d. 1932)
  • 1903
    Manly Wade Wellman, American author (d. 1986)  
  • 1918
    Dennis Day, American singer and actor (d. 1988)  

View the complete list of May 21st famous birthdays.

May 22

  • 1892
    William Roy Hodgson, Australian soldier and diplomat, Australian High Commissioner to South Africa (d. 1958)
  • 1940
    Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1954
    Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1982
    Tom Scudamore, English jockey  
  • 1999
    Camren Bicondova, American actress and dancer  

View the complete list of May 22nd famous birthdays.

May 23

  • 1718
    William Hunter, Scottish-English anatomist and physician (d. 1783)
  • 1951
    Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess player  
  • 1956
    Andrea Pazienza, Italian illustrator and painter (d. 1988)  
  • 1973
    Juan José Padilla, Spanish bullfighter  
  • 1984
    Sam Milby, American-Filipino actor and singer  

View the complete list of May 23rd famous birthdays.

May 24

  • 1686
    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-German physicist and engineer, developed the Fahrenheit scale (d. 1736)
  • 1913
    Peter Ellenshaw, American special effects designer (d. 2007)  
  • 1937
    Maryvonne Dupureur, French runner and educator (d. 2008)  
  • 1984
    Ryan Wieber, American director and special effects designer  
  • 1988
    Kimberley Crossman, New Zealand actress and dancer  

View the complete list of May 24th famous birthdays.

May 25

  • 1867
    Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
  • 1962
    Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1974
    Miguel Tejada, Dominican-American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Demba Ba, French footballer  
  • 1991
    Jillian Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and actress  

View the complete list of May 25th famous birthdays.

May 26

  • 1913
    Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)  
  • 1915
    Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)  
  • 1932
    Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (d. 1980)  
  • 1957
    François Legault, Canadian businessman and politician  
  • 1977
    Raina Telgemeier, American author and cartoonist  

View the complete list of May 26th famous birthdays.

May 27

  • 1897
    Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
  • 1966
    Heston Blumenthal, English chef and author  
  • 1970
    Cherry Pie Picache, Filipino actress and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Miloy, Angolan footballer  
  • 1986
    Conor Cummins, Manx motorcycle racer  

View the complete list of May 27th famous birthdays.

May 28

  • 1836
    Friedrich Baumfelder, German pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1916)
  • 1938
    Maurice Woods, American actor (d. 1983)  
  • 1943
    Terry Crisp, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1949
    Susan Fitzgerald, English-Irish actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1992
    Huang Qiushuang, Chinese gymnast  

View the complete list of May 28th famous birthdays.

May 29

  • 1894
    Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1948
    Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1954
    Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1974
    Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist  
  • 1985
    Yukihiro Takiguchi, Japanese actor (PureBoys)  

View the complete list of May 29th famous birthdays.

May 30

  • 1926
    Johnny Gimble, American singer-songwriter and fiddler (d. 2015)  
  • 1955
    Caroline Swift, English lawyer and judge  
  • 1966
    Stephen Malkmus, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Pavement, Silver Jews, and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks)  
  • 1969
    Naomi Kawase, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 2000
    Jared S. Gilmore, American actor  

View the complete list of May 30th famous birthdays.

May 31

  • 1773
    Ludwig Tieck, German poet, author, and critic (d. 1853)
  • 1940
    Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Ukrainian hammer thrower and coach  
  • 1964
    Leonard Asper, Canadian lawyer and businessman  
  • 1972
    Antti Niemi, Finnish footballer and coach  
  • 1977
    Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer  

View the complete list of May 31st famous birthdays.

Quick jump to month of:
January / February / March / April / June / July / August / September / October / November / December

Astrology Sample Megapack

Get All 16 Astrology Reports

Where should we send the free sample megapack?