Famous People Born in May 1942

  • May 1 Stephen Macht, actor (Joe-Knots Landing, Cagney & Lacey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 2 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • May 3 Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
  • May 3 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • May 3 Dave Marash, American journalist
  • May 3 C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho
  • May 4 Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • May 5 Amy Hill, actress (Grandma-Seinfeld, Pauly Shore)

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May 5 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • May 5 Marc Alaimo, American actor
  • May 6 Colin Earl, British musician (Mungo Jerry)
  • May 6 Rin Kaiho, professional Go player
  • May 8 Angel Cordero Jr, Santurce PR, jockey (Seattle Slew) [or Nov 8]
  • May 8 Euclid "Motorhead" Sherwood, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
  • May 8 Norman Lamont, MP/Chancellor of Exchequer
  • May 8 Robin Hobbs, cricketer (England leg-spinner 1967-71)
  • May 8 Ruth Holland, journalist
  • May 8 Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • May 9 John D Ashcroft, (Gov-MO)
  • May 9 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), born in Bromborough, Cheshire (d. 1966)
  • May 9 Tommy Roe, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 10 Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
  • May 10 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • May 10 Youssouf Sambo Bâ, Burkinabé politician
  • May 11 Rachel Billington, British writer
  • May 12 Barry B[rookes] Longyear, US, sci-fi author (City of Baraboo)
  • May 12 Dumitru Dediu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup)
  • May 12 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), born in Upminster, Essex (d. 2000)
  • May 12 Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic
  • May 12 Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • May 13 Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)
  • May 14 Byron L Dorgan, (Rep-D-ND, 1981- )
  • May 14 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • May 14 Lord McAlpine, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • May 14 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • May 14 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • May 14 Rüdiger Vogler, German actor
  • May 15 Anthony Wayne England, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 15 Doug Lowe, 35th Premier of Tasmania
  • May 17 Caroline Charles, fashion designer
  • May 17 Taj Mahal, singer/songwriter (Real Thing), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
  • May 18 Simon Isaacs, 4th Marquess of Reading, English aristocrat, banker and philanthropist
  • May 18 N P (Nobby) Stiles, footballer
  • May 18 Rodney Dillard, rocker (Glittergrass)

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May 19 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • May 19 James Topping, author of CP/M
  • May 19 Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
  • May 20 Lynn Davies, long jumper
  • May 20 Paula, [Jill Jackson], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • May 20 Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
  • May 20 Carlos Hathcock, American Marine sniper (d. 1999)
  • May 21 David Hunt, British Conservative politician, born in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales
  • May 21 Robert C Springer, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 22 Barbara Parkins, actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 22 Calvin Simon, US rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove)
  • May 22 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
  • May 22 Pallo Jordan, South African ANC member/heads (Radio Freedom)

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May 22 Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber", born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • May 23 K. Raghavendra Rao, Indian film director
  • May 23 Gabriel Liiceanu, Romanian philosopher
  • May 23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • May 24 Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's)
  • May 24 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • May 25 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • May 25 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • May 26 Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • May 27 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • May 27 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • May 27 Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
  • May 27 Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • May 28 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • May 29 Kevin Conway, actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • May 29 Pierre Bourque, Former mayor of Montreal
  • May 30 Dan Miller, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • May 31 Happy Hairston, NBA star (Cin, Detroit, LA)
  • May 31 John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)