Famous People Born in May 1925

  • May 1 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia)
  • May 1 Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Boulder Colo, astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7)
  • May 1 Scott Carpenter, Boulder, CO, pilot and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • May 2 David Ironside, cricketer (South African swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
  • May 2 Roscoe Lee Browne, Woodbury NJ, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap)
  • May 2 Svatopluk Havelka, composer
  • May 2 John Neville, English theatre and film actor
  • May 3 Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol)
  • May 4 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • May 4 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • May 5 Monica Lewis, actress (Box Office)
  • May 5 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)
  • May 5 Mykola Plaviuk, Rusiv, Poland, Ukranian president (1978-81), (d. 2012)
  • May 5 Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • May 6 Patrick Meany, CEO (Rank Organization)
  • May 8 Ali Hassan Mwinyi, president of Tanzania (1985- )
  • May 8 Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle, lord of appeal in ordinary
  • May 9 Peter Leng, Master General of the Ordnance
  • May 10 Edward Fursdon, British Maj-Gen (defense council)
  • May 11 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), born in Haslingden, Lancashire (d. 2012)
  • May 11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • May 11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • May 12 John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)

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May 12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

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May 12 Tony Hancock, actor (Rebel, Wrong Box), born in Birmingham, England

Comedian Tony Hancock
Comedian
Tony Hancock
  • May 14 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • May 14 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • May 14 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • May 15 Andrey Yakoulevich Eshpay, composer
  • May 15 Emmanuel Ghent, composer
  • May 15 Jos Jacobs, Flemish director (Madonna of Nedermunster)
  • May 15 Mary Lyon, English geneticist (X-chromosome inactivation), born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 2014)
  • May 16 Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer

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May 19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

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May 19 Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (1976-79) and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge (1963-97), born in Prek Sbauv, Kampong Thom, Cambodia (d. 1998)

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • May 19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • May 20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • May 20 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
  • May 22 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
  • May 22 James King, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • May 23 Mac Wiseman, American musician
  • May 24 Francois J [Frank] le Roux, chief whip (South Afr Conserv Party)
  • May 24 Mai Zetterling, Vaeras Sweden, actress (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm)
  • May 25 Aldo Clementi, composer
  • May 25 Jeanne Crain, Barstow California, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • May 25 Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)
  • May 26 Alec McCowen, English actor (Never Say Never Again), born in Tunbridge Wells (d. 2017)
  • May 27 John Moberly, diplomat
  • May 27 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • May 28 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Zehlendorf Germany, baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Martha Vickers, actress (Alimony, Man I Love, Ruthless), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • May 28 B├╝lent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (between 1974 and 2002), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • May 29 Sir Kenneth Couzens, Deputy Chairman of the British Coal Board
  • May 30 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • May 30 Eddy Bruma, Suriname politician
  • May 30 Gerard John Toorenaar, political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)