Famous People Born in May 1951

  • 1st Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
  • 1st Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • 3rd Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
  • 3rd Chris Cross, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 3rd Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • 4th Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 4th Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 4th Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • 4th Mick Mars, American guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
  • 4th Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • 5th Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • 6th Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • 7th David Whitton, campaigner
  • 7th Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • 8th Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • 8th Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)
  • 8th Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • 9th Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 10th Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • 10th Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • 11th Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • 12th Gunnar Larrson, Sweden, 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 13th Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • 13th Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • 13th Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • 14th Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 14th Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 14th Seasan Hubley, [Susan], actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • 15th Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • 15th Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • 16th Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • 17th I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • 17th Simon Hughes, MP
  • 18th Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
  • 18th Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • 18th James Stephens, Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
  • 18th Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 18th Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • 19th Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • 19th Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 20th Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
  • 20th Thomas D Akers, St Louis, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79)
  • 20th William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • 21st Al Franken, comedian/writer/actor (SNL, Stuart Saves His Family)
  • 23rd Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • 23rd Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • 23rd Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • 24th Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • 24th Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 25th Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 25th Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 26th Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • 26th Sally Kristen Ride, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 26th Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

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26th Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 27th John Conteh, boxer
  • 27th Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
  • 29th Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • 30th Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • 30th Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • 30th Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer