Famous People Born in May 1956

  • May 1 Byron Stewart, Baxter Springs Ks, actor (Warren Coolidge-St Elsewhere)
  • May 2 David Rhodes, English guitarist
  • May 3 Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 3 Akio Toyoda, Japanese president of Toyota Motor Corporation, born in Nagoya, Japan

President of Toyota Motor Corporation Akio Toyoda
President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Akio Toyoda
  • May 4 Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
  • May 4 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • May 4 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 4 David Guterson, American author
  • May 4 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • May 4 Sharon Jones, soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • May 5 Dick Kemper, Amsterdam Neth, rock vocalist/bassist (Vandenberg)
  • May 7 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • May 7 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • May 7 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host
  • May 8 Jeff Madrigali, soling sailor (Olymp-bronze-96), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • May 9 Wendy Crewson, Canadian actress
  • May 10 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • May 11 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • May 11 Alex Lester, British broadcaster
  • May 12 Bernie Federko, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12 Glenn Robbins, Australian comedian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
  • May 13 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • May 13 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation
  • May 14 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, American sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • May 14 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • May 15 Alice Miller, Marysville CA, LPGA golfer (1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
  • May 15 Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
  • May 17 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 17 Sue Carpenter, TV presenter/journalist
  • May 17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Rocky Mount North Carolina, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)
  • May 17 Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 18 Joe [Naomichi] Ozaki, Tekushima Japan, golfer (1995 Phoenix Open-8th)
  • May 19 Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • May 19 Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • May 19 Steve Ford, actor (Young & Restless)/son of President Gerald Ford
  • May 20 Andrew Hilditch, cricketer (Australian opening bat 1979-85)
  • May 20 Tomas Smid, Czech, tennis star
  • May 20 Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author
  • May 20 Dean Butler, American actor
  • May 20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • May 22 Douglas Heyes Jr, actor (Captains & Kings, Aspen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 22 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician
  • May 23 Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
  • May 23 Mark Shaw, New Zealand rugby footballer
  • May 23 Buck Showalter, American baseball player and manager
  • May 24 Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
  • May 24 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • May 25 Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • May 25 Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer
  • May 25 David P. Sartor, American music composer
  • May 26 Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
  • May 27 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 27 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
  • May 27 Steve Pagano, horse trainer
  • May 27 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • May 28 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 28 Jeff Dujon, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1981-91, their most successful)
  • May 28 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • May 28 Susie Diane Owens, Arkansas City Kansas, playmate (March, 1988)
  • May 28 Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • May 29 LaToya Jackson, American singer/model (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana
  • May 29 Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • May 30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • May 31 Bart van Poppel, Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • May 31 Yoshiko Sakakibara, Chiba Japan, actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter)
  • May 31 Fritz Hilpert, German musician and sound engineer (Kraftwerk)