Famous People Born in May 1949

  • May 1 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • May 1 Margo Miller, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 1 Tim Hodgkinson, English composer and musician (Henry Cow)
  • May 1 Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
  • May 2 Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 3 Albert Sacco Jr, PhD/astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 3 Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
  • May 4 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • May 4 Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
  • May 4 Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • May 4 John Force, American race car driver
  • May 4 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • May 5 Anna Bergman, actress (Agent 69), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 6 David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
  • May 7 Marilyn Cole, Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (Jan, 1972)
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)

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May 9 Billy Joel, rock vocalist (Pianoman, Capt Jack, Bridge), born in The Bronx, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • May 9 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • May 10 Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian/actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Jane Glover, British conductor
  • May 13 Zoe Wanamaker, actress (Raggedy Rawney)
  • May 14 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist
  • May 15 Eric J Beekes, actor/singer (Hunk)
  • May 15 Frank L Culbertson Jr, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 15 Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Oly-96)
  • May 16 Rick Reuschel, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 16 William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)
  • May 17 Bill Bruford, English drummer (Yes, King Crimson-Red, Genesis)
  • May 17 Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
  • May 18 Bill Wallace, rocker/actor (Fear, Avenging Force, Desperate)
  • May 18 Rick Wakeman, rock keyboardist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
  • May 18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 18 William Wallace, rocker (Guess Who)
  • May 19 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • May 20 Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
  • May 21 Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
  • May 21 Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
  • May 21 Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
  • May 23 Alan Garcia Perez, President of Peru (1985-90)
  • May 24 John Illsley, rocker (Dire Straits)
  • May 24 Jim Broadbent, English actor (Iris), born in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • May 25 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • May 25 Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
  • May 26 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
  • May 26 Dayle Haddon, Montreal Quebec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)

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May 26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • May 26 Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
  • May 26 Philip Michael Thomas, actor (Miami Vice), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 26 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor
  • May 28 Shelley Hamlin, San Mateo CA, LPGA golfer (1978 Patty Berg Classic)
  • May 28 Sue Holderness, actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers)
  • May 28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • May 29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • May 29 Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • May 30 Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
  • May 30 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • May 31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 31 Nancy Shade, American soprano