Famous People Born in May 1951

  • May 1 Gordon Greenidge, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1974-91)
  • May 1 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • May 3 Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
  • May 3 Chris Cross, American singer-songwriter ("Arthur's Theme"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 3 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • May 4 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • May 4 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 4 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • May 4 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • May 4 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • May 5 Rex Goh, rock guitarist (Air Supply)
  • May 6 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • May 7 David Whitton, campaigner
  • May 7 Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
  • May 8 Chris Frantz, Ky, rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • May 8 Deborah Harmon, actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us)
  • May 8 Philip Bailey, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • May 9 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 10 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • May 10 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • May 11 Mike Sleman, rugby player
  • May 12 Gunnar Larrson, Sweden, 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • May 13 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
  • May 13 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • May 14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 Jay Beckenstein, saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • May 14 Seasan Hubley, [Susan], actress (Vice Squad, Hardcore), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Dennis Frederiksen, rocker (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), (d. 2014)
  • May 15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • May 16 Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)
  • May 17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • May 17 Simon Hughes, British politician and government minister (SD)
  • May 18 Angela Voigt, German DR, long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)
  • May 18 Denny Dillon, comedian (SNL, Dream On)
  • May 18 James Stephens, Mount Kisko NY, actor (Paper Chase, Devil's Island)
  • May 18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 18 Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
  • May 19 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • May 19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Michael D Crapo, (Rep-R-Idaho)
  • May 20 Thomas D Akers, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 20 William Cullen Bryant, actor (Hell Squad)
  • May 21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian/writer/actor (SNL), born in New York City
  • May 23 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • May 23 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • May 23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • May 24 Rob Baker, rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • May 24 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • May 25 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • May 26 Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
  • May 26 Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

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May 26 Sally Ride, American astronaut (first American woman to go to space), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

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  • May 27 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • May 27 Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
  • May 29 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • May 30 Stephen Tobolowsky, Tx, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
  • May 30 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician
  • May 30 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer