Famous People Born in May 1955

  • May 1 Julien Wiener, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 1979-80)
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • May 2 Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
  • May 2 Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
  • May 2 Jo Callis, English rocker (The Human League), born in Rotherham, Kent
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 3 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • May 5 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • May 5 Robert Feld, Nashville Tn, National Scrabble Champion (1990)
  • May 6 Donald A Thomas, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • May 6 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)
  • May 7 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • May 8 Stephen Furst, Norfolk Va, actor (Animal House, Elliot-St Elsewhere)
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 14 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

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May 14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • May 14 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • May 15 Lee Horsley, Muleshoe Tx, actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston)
  • May 16 Debra Winger, actress (Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 16 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 16 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
  • May 17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas

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May 18 Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • May 19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 21 John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
  • May 21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 21 Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • May 22 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band)

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May 24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 24 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • May 26 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 26 Wesley Walker, American football player
  • May 27 Bill Malley, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th), born in Oakland, California
  • May 27 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • May 28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • May 29 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler

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May 30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Brian Kobilka
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • May 31 Laura Baugh, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP