Famous People Born in May 1927

  • May 1 Greta Andersen, Denmark, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • May 1 Israr Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in 4 Tests 1952-59)
  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • May 1 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • May 2 Ray Barrett, Australian actor
  • May 4 Terry (Owen John) Scott, Watford UK, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films)
  • May 5 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Pat Carroll, Shrevport La, comedienne/actress (Make Room for Daddy)
  • May 5 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • May 6 Ettore Manni, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 6 Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German screenwriter, (d. 2013)
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 9 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • May 11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • May 13 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • May 13 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • May 13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • May 14 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • May 20 Walter Aschaffenburg, composer
  • May 20 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • May 20 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • May 21 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
  • May 21 Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
  • May 22 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
  • May 22 Michael Constantine, Penn, actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water)
  • May 22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
  • May 24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • May 24 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • May 25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • May 26 Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • May 28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • May 28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Transylvania, Romania, composer of contemporary classical music
  • May 28 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • May 28 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • May 29 Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
  • May 29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • May 29 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
  • May 30 Clint Walker, Hartford Ill, actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen)
  • May 30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US, author (American Glass Animals)
  • May 31 Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
  • May 31 James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)
  • May 31 Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
  • May 31 Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)