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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

  • 1764
    Benjamin Henry Latrobe, English-American architect, designed the United States Capitol (d. 1820)
  • 1971
    Artur Kohutek, Polish hurdler and soldier  
  • 1976
    Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1987
    Matt Di Angelo, English actor and singer  
  • 1990
    Caitlin Stasey, Australian actress and singer  

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May 2

  • 1601
    Athanasius Kircher, German priest and scholar (d. 1680)
  • 1929
    Eddie Garcia, Filipino actor and director  
  • 1936
    Norma Aleandro, Argentinian actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1941
    Clay Carroll, American baseball player  
  • 1980
    Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Canadian skateboarder  

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May 3

  • 1632
    Catherine of St. Augustine, French-Canadian nurse and saint, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (d. 1668)
  • 1891
    Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet and critic (d. 1969)
  • 1959
    Ben Elton, English actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player and coach  
  • 1969
    Daryl F. Mallett, American author and actor  

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May 4

  • 1827
    John Hanning Speke, English soldier and explorer (d. 1864)
  • 1907
    Lincoln Kirstein, American soldier and playwright, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1996)  
  • 1928
    Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (Big Bop Nouveau) (d. 2006)  
  • 1951
    Jackie Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)  
  • 1961
    Chris Packham, English photographer, author, and television host  

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May 5

  • 1833
    Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and academic (d. 1905)
  • 1935
    Douglas Marland, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1951
    Nicholas Guest, American actor  
  • 1968
    Katherine Rake, English academic  
  • 1970
    Todd Newton, American game show host  

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May 6

  • 1871
    Victor Grignard, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1895
    Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian soldier and politician, Hungarian Minister of Agriculture (d. 1946)
  • 1931
    Willie Mays, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1963
    Alessandra Ferri, Italian ballerina  
  • 1979
    Mark Burrier, American illustrator  

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May 7

  • 1904
    Kurt Weitzmann, German-American historian and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1951
    Raia Prokhovnik, English political scientist and academic  
  • 1957
    Ned Bellamy, American actor  
  • 1974
    Breckin Meyer, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Katie Douglas, American basketball player  

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May 8

  • 1946
    Jonathan Dancy, English philosopher, author, and academic  
  • 1969
    Jonny Searle, English rower  
  • 1974
    Marge Kõrkjas, Estonian swimmer  
  • 1981
    Björn Dixgård, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mando Diao)  
  • 1982
    Ninja Sarasalo, Finnish model and singer  

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May 9

  • 1937
    Dave Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)  
  • 1951
    Alley Mills, American actress  
  • 1958
    Graham Smith, Canadian swimmer  
  • 1983
    Christos Marangos, Cypriot footballer  
  • 1986
    Grace Gummer, American actress  

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May 10

  • 1908
    Carl Albert, American lawyer and politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2000)  
  • 1918
    Desmond MacNamara, Irish painter, sculptor, and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1920
    Basil Kelly, Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician (d. 2008)  
  • 1970
    Dallas Roberts, American actor  
  • 1977
    Sergei Nakariakov, Russian trumpet player  

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May 11

  • 1881
    Al Cabrera, Spanish-Cuban baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
  • 1911
    Phil Silvers, American actor and singer (d. 1985)  
  • 1954
    Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and radio host  
  • 1958
    Dan Ireland, American director and producer  
  • 1966
    Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein and Feeling B)  

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May 12

  • 1845
    Gabriel Fauré, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1924)
  • 1950
    Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Dries van Noten, Belgian fashion designer  
  • 1978
    Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer and fashion designer (Morning Musume and Tanpopo)  
  • 1997
    Odeya Rush, Israeli-American actress  

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May 13

  • 1911
    Robert Middleton, American actor (d. 1977)  
  • 1950
    Manning Marable, American author and academic (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    Andrea Leadsom, English politician  
  • 1969
    Nikos Aliagas, French-Greek journalist and television host  
  • 1991
    Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian model  

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May 14

  • 1817
    Alexander Kaufmann, German poet and educator (d. 1893)
  • 1901
    Robert Ritter, German psychologist and physician (d. 1951)  
  • 1916
    Robert F. Christy, Canadian-American physicist and astronomer (d. 2012)  
  • 1923
    Mrinal Sen, Bangladeshi-Indian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Hakan Ünsal, Turkish footballer and sportscaster  

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May 15

  • 1759
    Maria Theresia von Paradis, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1824)
  • 1918
    Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1935
    Ted Dexter, Italian-English cricketer  
  • 1948
    Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas  
  • 1978
    David Krumholtz, American actor and producer  

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May 16

  • 1611
    Pope Innocent XI (d. 1689)
  • 1930
    Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 2000)  
  • 1937
    Yvonne Craig, American actress and dancer (d. 2015)  
  • 1947
    Roch Thériault, Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)  
  • 1991
    Ashley Wagner, American figure skater  

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May 17

  • 1732
    Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1817)
  • 1958
    Ivor Bolton, English harpsichord player and conductor  
  • 1959
    Richard Barrons, English general  
  • 1975
    Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer  
  • 1978
    John Foster, American baseball player and coach  

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May 18

  • 1905
    Hedley Verity, English cricketer and soldier (d. 1943)  
  • 1919
    Margot Fonteyn, English-Panamanian ballerina and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1928
    Pernell Roberts, American actor and singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1954
    Wreckless Eric, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1959
    Graham Dilley, English cricketer and coach (d. 2011)  

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May 19

  • 1908
    Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)  
  • 1939
    Livio Berruti, Italian sprinter  
  • 1976
    Ed Cota, American basketball player  
  • 1979
    Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer  
  • 1989
    Jasmine, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer  

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May 20

  • 1901
    Doris Fleeson, American journalist (d. 1970)  
  • 1967
    Ramzi Yousef, Kuwaiti-Pakistani terrorist, conducted the World Trade Center bombing  
  • 1975
    Isaac Gálvez, Spanish cyclist (d. 2006)  
  • 1988
    Yusuf Kasal, Turkish footballer  
  • 1992
    Christian Antidormi, Australian actor  

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May 21

  • 1527
    Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)
  • 1835
    František Chvostek, Czech-Austrian physician and academic (d. 1884)
  • 1902
    Earl Averill, American baseball player (d. 1983)  
  • 1949
    Rosalind Plowright, English soprano  
  • 1958
    Muffy Calder, Canadian-Scottish computer scientist and academic  

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May 22

  • 1920
    Thomas Gold, Austrian-American astrophysicist and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1927
    George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1950
    Alekos Alavanos, Greek lawyer and politician  
  • 1963
    Andrej Blatnik, Slovene author and academic  
  • 1964
    Mark Christopher Lawrence, American actor and producer  

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May 23

  • 1734
    Franz Mesmer, German physician and astrologer (d. 1815)
  • 1910
    Margaret Wise Brown, American author and educator (d. 1952)  
  • 1939
    Michel Colombier, French-American composer and conductor (d. 2004)  
  • 1974
    Jewel, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actress, and poet  
  • 1983
    Josh Pace, American basketball player  

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May 24

  • 1879
    H. B. Reese, American candy maker, created Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (d. 1956)
  • 1962
    Stephen Otter, English police officer  
  • 1967
    Tamer Karadağlı, Turkish actor  
  • 1984
    Sarah Hagan, American actress  
  • 1987
    Matt Prior, Australian rugby player  

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May 25

  • 1852
    William Muldoon, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1933)
  • 1900
    Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
  • 1932
    Roger Bowen, American actor and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1957
    Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1970
    Lindsay Greenbush, American actress  

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May 26

  • 1913
    Josef Manger, German weightlifter (d. 1991)  
  • 1916
    Moondog, American drummer, composer, and poet (d. 1999)  
  • 1942
    Ganapathi Sachchidananda, Indian guru  
  • 1958
    Arto Bryggare, Finnish hurdler and politician  
  • 1968
    Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 27

  • 1651
    Louis Antoine de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • 1738
    Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)
  • 1909
    Don Finlay, English hurdler and pilot (d. 1970)  
  • 1933
    Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian businessman (d. 2008)  
  • 1942
    Roger Freeman, Baron Freeman, English accountant and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster  

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May 28

  • 1837
    Tony Pastor, American businessman (d. 1908)
  • 1908
    Léo Cadieux, Canadian journalist and politician, 17th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 2005)  
  • 1956
    Peter Wilkinson, English admiral  
  • 1977
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American talk show host and author  
  • 1979
    Ronald Curry, American football player and coach  

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May 29

  • 1945
    Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author  
  • 1947
    Constantino Romero, Spanish radio host and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1974
    Aaron McGruder, American author and cartoonist  
  • 1975
    Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1976
    Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player  

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May 30

  • 1875
    Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)
  • 1887
    Emil Reesen, Danish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1964)
  • 1951
    Stephen Tobolowsky, American actor, singer, and director  
  • 1977
    Marc Dos Santos, Canadian soccer player, coach, and manager  
  • 1990
    Mustafa Akbaş, Turkish footballer  

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May 31

  • 1852
    Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (d. 1919)
  • 1953
    Lynne Truss, English journalist and author  
  • 1966
    Jeremy Hotz, Canadian-American comedian and actor  
  • 1977
    Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-Greek volleyball player  
  • 1989
    Marco Reus, German footballer  

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