Famous People Born in May 1941

  • May 1 Barbara Barendrecht, [BHM Wurfbain], actress (Dirty Picture)
  • May 1 Juraj Hatrick, composer
  • May 2 Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
  • May 2 Clay Carroll, American baseball player
  • May 3 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
  • May 3 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • May 4 David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • May 4 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • May 5 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • May 5 Howie Komives, NBA star (NY Knicks, Buffalo Braves)
  • May 6 Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
  • May 6 Ghena Dimitrova, actress (Nabucco)
  • May 7 Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)
  • May 8 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • May 8 Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • May 8 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • May 8 Mahmoud Ahmed, Ethiopian singer
  • May 9 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Oly-silver-60)
  • May 9 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • May 9 Pete Birrell, rock bassist (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • May 10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Ken Berry, baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
  • May 10 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • May 11 Eric Burdon, Walker-on-Tyne England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • May 11 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
  • May 11 Graham Miles, English snooker player
  • May 12 Anthony Newman, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 12 Little Jayotis Washington, US R&B singer (Persuasions)
  • May 12 Ruud de Wolff, singer/guitarist (Blue Diamonds)
  • May 13 Joe Brown, singer/guitarist
  • May 13 Ritchie Valens, singer (Donna, La Bamba)
  • May 13 Senta Berger, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 14 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • May 15 Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)
  • May 15 K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)
  • May 15 Lainie Kazan, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Richard Edward Wilson, composer
  • May 16 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer

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May 16 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

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  • May 17 David Howell Cope, composer
  • May 17 Malcolm Hale, musician (Spanky and Our Gang), born in Butte, Montana (d. 1968)
  • May 17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • May 17 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • May 18 Miriam Margolyes, English actress (Babe, Romeo and Juliet), born in Oxford
  • May 18 Diane McBain, actress (Surfside Six, Spinout, Donner Pass), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • May 19 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • May 19 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • May 19 Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer
  • May 19 Nora Ephron, NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Michael, Heartburn), (d. 2012)
  • May 20 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
  • May 20 John Strasberg, American actor
  • May 21 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • May 21 Ronald Isley, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • May 21 Martin Carthy, English musician
  • May 22 Paul Winfield, LA, actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack)
  • May 22 Sebastian Forbes, composer
  • May 22 Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • May 22 Martha Langbein, German athlete
  • May 23 Jackson Hill, composer
  • May 23 General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • May 24 Andres Garcia, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, actor (Tiger Shark)
  • May 24 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)

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May 24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

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  • May 24 Brian Dennis, composer
  • May 24 Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • May 24 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • May 24 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • May 25 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • May 26 Imants Kalnins, composer
  • May 26 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • May 26 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • May 27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • May 27 Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
  • May 27 Davina Phillips, actress
  • May 28 Beth Howland, actress (Vera - Alice, Company), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • May 28 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • May 29 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • May 29 Roy Crewsdon, Manchester, rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers)
  • May 31 Gil [Walter] Morgan, Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
  • May 31 Johnny Paycheck, Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)
  • May 31 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
  • May 31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Bkln), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate