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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

  • 1900
    Aleksander Wat, Polish poet, writer, art theoretician and memorialist (d. 1967)
  • 1923
    Milan Kangrga, Croatian philosopher and theorist (d. 2008)  
  • 1936
    Hans E. Wallman, Swedish director, producer, and composer (d. 2014)  
  • 1941
    Asil Nadir, Cypriot-English businessman  
  • 1968
    D'arcy Wretzky, American bass player (The Smashing Pumpkins and Catherine)  

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May 2

  • 1922
    Serge Reggiani, Italian-French actor and singer (d. 2004)  
  • 1978
    Melvin Ely, American basketball player  
  • 1985
    Ashley Harkleroad, American tennis player  
  • 1985
    Sarah Hughes, American figure skater  
  • 1987
    Pat McAfee, American football player  

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May 3

  • 1907
    Dorothy Young, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)  
  • 1960
    Amy Steel, American actress  
  • 1963
    Edward Kessler, English theologian, author, and academic  
  • 1981
    Charlie Brooks, English-Welsh actress  
  • 1981
    U;Nee, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2007)  

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May 4

  • 1884
    Richard Baggallay, English army officer and cricketer (d. 1975)
  • 1887
    Andrew Dasburg, French-American painter (d. 1979)
  • 1889
    Francis Spellman, American cardinal (d. 1967)
  • 1890
    Franklin Carmichael, Canadian painter (d. 1945)
  • 1983
    Rubén Olivera, Uruguayan footballer  

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May 5

  • 1869
    Hans Pfitzner, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
  • 1926
    Ann B. Davis, American actress and singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1978
    John Wilshere, Papua New Guinean rugby player  
  • 1982
    Randall Gay, American football player  
  • 1984
    Christian Valdéz, Mexican footballer  

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May 6

  • 1714
    Anton Raaff, German tenor (d. 1797)
  • 1896
    Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (d. 1966)
  • 1946
    Susan Brown, English actress  
  • 1954
    Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician, 120th Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs  
  • 1983
    Adrianne Palicki, American actress  

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May 7

  • 1953
    Frank Michael, Italian-Belgian singer  
  • 1978
    James Carter, American hurdler  
  • 1981
    Rae Edwards, American sprinter  
  • 1984
    Alex Smith, American football player  
  • 1984
    James Loney, American baseball player  

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May 8

  • 1927
    Henk van Ulsen, Dutch actor and singer (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    Paul Samwell-Smith, English bass player and producer (The Yardbirds and Box of Frogs)  
  • 1951
    Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)  
  • 1961
    Bill de Blasio, American scholar and politician, 109th Mayor of New York City  
  • 1981
    Mich Dulce, Filipino actress, singer, and fashion designer  

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May 9

  • 1884
    Valdemar Psilander, Danish actor (d. 1917)
  • 1916
    William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (d. 1993)  
  • 1980
    Jo Hyun-jae, South Korean actor and singer  
  • 1985
    Jake Long, American football player  
  • 1988
    J. R. Fitzpatrick, Canadian race car driver  

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May 10

  • 1727
    Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, French economist and politician, French Controller-General of Finances (d. 1781)
  • 1878
    Gustav Stresemann, German journalist and politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
  • 1886
    Felix Manalo, Filipino religious leader, founded Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • 1900
    Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)
  • 1959
    Danny Schayes, American basketball player  

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May 11

  • 1733
    Princess Victoire of France (d. 1799)
  • 1936
    Carla Bley, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (Jazz Composer's Orchestra)  
  • 1941
    Ian Redpath, Australian cricketer and coach  
  • 1966
    Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein and Feeling B)  
  • 1984
    John Bowie, American football player  

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May 12

  • 1825
    Orélie-Antoine de Tounens, French lawyer and explorer (d. 1878)
  • 1918
    Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)  
  • 1977
    Graeme Dott, Scottish snooker player and coach  
  • 1981
    Rami Malek, American actor  
  • 1986
    Mouhamed Sene, Senegalese basketball player  

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May 13

  • 1588
    Ole Worm, Danish physician and historian (d. 1654)
  • 1941
    Jody Conradt, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1965
    Lari White, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  
  • 1975
    Jamie Allison, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1987
    Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer  

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May 14

  • 1666
    Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (d. 1732)
  • 1932
    Richard Estes, American painter and illustrator  
  • 1952
    Michael Fallon, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Defence  
  • 1964
    Eric Peterson, American guitarist and songwriter (Testament and Dragonlord)  
  • 1988
    Jayne Appel, American basketball player  

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May 15

  • 1948
    Kathleen Sebelius, American politician, 44th Governor of Kansas  
  • 1953
    Athene Donald, English physicist and academic  
  • 1978
    Caroline Dhavernas, Canadian actress  
  • 1979
    Li Yanfeng, Chinese discus thrower  
  • 1982
    Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer  

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May 16

  • 1883
    Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd President of Turkey (d. 1986)
  • 1923
    Peter Underwood, English parapsychologist and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Kitanoumi Toshimitsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 55th Yokozuna  
  • 1969
    Tucker Carlson, American journalist, co-founded ''The Daily Caller''  
  • 1977
    Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player  

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May 17

  • 1891
    Napoleon Zervas, Greek general and politician (d. 1957)
  • 1935
    Dennis Potter, English voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1956
    Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist and author  
  • 1965
    Trent Reznor, American singer-songwriter and producer (Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels)  
  • 1985
    Todd Redmond, American baseball player  

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May 18

  • 1930
    Warren Rudman, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1946
    Ameril Umbra Kato, Filipino warlord (d. 2015)  
  • 1950
    Rod Milburn, American hurdler and coach (d. 1997)  
  • 1962
    Mike Whitmarsh, American volleyball player (d. 2009)  
  • 1978
    Chad Donella, Canadian actor  

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May 19

  • 1909
    Nicholas Winton, English banker and humanitarian (d. 2015)  
  • 1941
    Nora Ephron, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1951
    Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer and actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1953
    Florin Marin, Romanian footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Jonas Renkse, Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Katatonia, Bloodbath, and October Tide)  

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May 20

  • 1941
    John Strasberg, American actor  
  • 1966
    Mindy Cohn, American actress  
  • 1976
    Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player  
  • 1983
    Óscar Cardozo, Paraguayan footballer  
  • 1984
    Mauro Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballer  

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May 21

  • 1850
    Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian priest and volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • 1947
    Linda Laubenstein, American physician and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1954
    Janice Karman, American voice actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1978
    Jamaal Magloire, Canadian basketball player and coach  
  • 1988
    Jonny Howson, English footballer  

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May 22

  • 1762
    Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1834)
  • 1811
    Giulia Grisi, Italian-German soprano (d. 1869)
  • 1833
    Félix Bracquemond, French painter and etcher (d. 1914)
  • 1977
    Martin Trčka, Czech sailor  
  • 1977
    Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Fijian-Irish hurler and footballer  

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May 23

  • 1890
    Herbert Marshall, English-American actor and singer (d. 1966)
  • 1910
    Margaret Wise Brown, American author and educator (d. 1952)  
  • 1918
    Denis Compton, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1997)  
  • 1980
    Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer  
  • 1987
    Gracie Otto, Australian actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  

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May 24

  • 1937
    Maryvonne Dupureur, French runner and educator (d. 2008)  
  • 1967
    Bruno Putzulu, French actor  
  • 1967
    Tamer Karadağlı, Turkish actor  
  • 1974
    Will Sasso, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer  

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May 25

  • 1912
    Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1921
    Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1927
    Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1973
    Molly Sims, American model and actress  
  • 1987
    Moritz Stehling, German footballer  

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May 26

  • 1907
    Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist (d. 2006)  
  • 1915
    Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)  
  • 1937
    Manorama, Indian actress and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Garry Peterson, Canadian-American drummer (The Guess Who and Bachman–Turner Overdrive)  
  • 1962
    Black, English singer-songwriter  

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May 27

  • 1868
    Aleksa Šantić, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)
  • 1978
    Adin Brown, American soccer player  
  • 1981
    Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer  
  • 1983
    Bobby Convey, American soccer player  
  • 1984
    Blake Ahearn, American basketball player  

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May 28

  • 1900
    Tommy Ladnier, American trumpet player (d. 1939)
  • 1923
    N. T. Rama Rao, Indian actor, director, producer, and politician, 10th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (d. 1996)  
  • 1964
    Phil Vassar, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1967
    Glen Rice, American basketball player  
  • 1970
    Ian Cashmore, English paranormal investigator  

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May 29

  • 1959
    Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter (The Fall and Tom Hingley and the Lovers)  
  • 1962
    John D. LeMay, American actor  
  • 1975
    Anthony Wall, English golfer  
  • 1977
    António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer  
  • 1981
    Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer  

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May 30

  • 1719
    Roger Newdigate, English politician (d. 1806)
  • 1846
    Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)
  • 1936
    Ruta Lee, Canadian-American actress and dancer  
  • 1949
    Bob Willis, English cricketer and sportscaster  
  • 1959
    Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician  

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May 31

  • 1443
    Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (d. 1509)
  • 1943
    Joe Namath, American football player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1965
    Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer  
  • 1966
    Nick Scotti, American model, actor, and singer  
  • 1997
    Milka-Emilia Pasanen, Finnish tennis player  

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