Famous People Born in May 1923

  • May 1 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • May 2 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
  • May 3 Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
  • May 3 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • May 4 Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • May 4 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
  • May 4 Eric Sykes, English writer, actor and director (Goon Show, Sykes and A...), born in Oldham (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Godfrey Quigley, actor (Barry Lyndon, Educating Rita, Rooney)
  • May 5 Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (d. 2003)
  • May 6 Elizabeth Sellars, actress (Chalk Garden), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 6 Guiseppe Martelli, physicist
  • May 6 Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
  • May 7 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
  • May 7 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
  • May 9 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • May 10 John Dugdal, Lord-Lt (Salop)
  • May 10 Heydar Aliyev, Ex-President and Leader of Azerbaijan Republic (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
  • May 11 Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • May 12 Ewart G Abner, record company executive
  • May 12 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
  • May 12 Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
  • May 14 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue/Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Adnan Pachachi, Iraqi politician
  • May 15 Richard Avedon, US, photographer (1957 ASMP award)
  • May 15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • May 15 Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
  • May 16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • May 17 Michael Beetham, Marshal (RAF)
  • May 17 Miles Wingate, deputy master (Trinity House)
  • May 17 Peter Mennin[i], Erie Pennsylvania, composer (Moby Dick)
  • May 18 Liam Sullivan, Jacksonville Ill, actor (Mapoy-Monroes)
  • May 20 Edith Fellows, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 20 Hugh Beach, British General
  • May 20 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonely Londoners), born in San Fernando (d. 1996)
  • May 21 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 21 Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
  • May 21 Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
  • May 21 Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)
  • May 23 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • May 23 Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
  • May 24 Paul Bramley, oral surgeon
  • May 24 Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)
  • May 24 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, born in Tokyo (d. 2017)
  • May 25 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • May 26 Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
  • May 26 James Arness, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 26 Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of the National Farmers Organization (1955-79), born in Whitesville, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)

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May 27 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in F├╝rth, Bavaria, Germany

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  • May 27 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • May 27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • May 27 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • May 28 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, India, film star (Patala Bhairavi)
  • May 29 Earl of Morley, Lord Lt (Devon)
  • May 29 Richard Worsley, quarter master General
  • May 30 Jimmy Lydon, Harrington Pk NJ, actor (Richard-Love That Jill)
  • May 31 Rainier III, Monaco, Prince of Monaco (1949-2005)
  • May 31 Wolfgang Lesser, composer