Famous People Born in May 1937

  • May 1 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
  • May 1 Una Stubbs, English actress ( Till Death Us Do Part), born in Welwyn Garden City
  • May 2 Gisela Elsner, German writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1992)
  • May 2 Lorenzo Music, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 3 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer
  • May 4 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • May 4 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer
  • May 4 Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
  • May 4 Dick Dale, American guitarist
  • May 5 Rob Van Gennep, publisher
  • May 6 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Clifton, New Jersey, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison
  • May 7 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player
  • May 8 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • May 8 Dennis DeConcini, (Sen-D-AZ, 1977- )
  • May 8 Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
  • May 8 Thomas Pynchon, novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • May 8 Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
  • May 8 Mike Cuellar, baseball player
  • May 9 Dave Prater, Ocilla Ga, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave)
  • May 9 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • May 9 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • May 10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • May 10 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • May 10 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Oly-gold-60)
  • May 11 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • May 12 Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • May 12 George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 12 Gerry E Studds, (Rep-D-MA, 1973- )
  • May 13 John Cope, MP/Paymaster General
  • May 13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
  • May 13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York

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May 13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

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  • May 13 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio
  • May 14 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • May 14 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
  • May 14 Peter Frederic Williams, composer
  • May 15 Trini Lopez [Tinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • May 16 James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
  • May 16 Yvonne Craig, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin), born in Taylorville Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  • May 18 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman (1955-77)
  • May 18 Jacques Santer, Pres (European Commission)
  • May 19 Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer
  • May 19 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 20 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • May 20 Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness) and large landowner (d. 1992)
  • May 20 Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
  • May 23 John Mazza, horse trainer
  • May 26 Yehuda Yannay, composer
  • May 29 Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • May 29 Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • May 29 Peter Kolman, composer
  • May 29 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • May 30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • May 30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • May 31 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut