Famous People Born in May 1959

  • May 1 Eddie Johnson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers)
  • May 1 Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
  • May 2 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer
  • May 3 Ben Elton, Catford, London, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live)
  • May 3 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • May 3 Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • May 4 Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
  • May 4 Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • May 4 Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 4 Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
  • May 5 Ian McCullough, rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
  • May 5 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
  • May 6 Charles Hendry, Cuckfield Sussex, British Conservative Party politician
  • May 6 Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • May 6 Kate Collins, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 6 Scott Hood, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 7 Michael E. Knight, actor (All My Children), born in Princeton New Jersey
  • May 7 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • May 7 Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)
  • May 7 Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress (d. 1985)
  • May 8 Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
  • May 9 Andrew Jones, cricketer (highly consistent for NZ at 1st drop)
  • May 9 Asantha De Mel, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test opening bowler)
  • May 10 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
  • May 11 Martha Quinn, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys), born in Albany, New York
  • May 12 Dave Christian, Minn, NHL right wing (Wash Caps, Olympic-gold-1980)
  • May 12 Ving Rhames, American actor
  • May 13 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
  • May 14 Connie Brighton, playmate (Sept, 1982), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • May 14 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 14 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • May 15 Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • May 15 Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
  • May 16 Bob Patterson, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 16 Mare Winningham, actress (St Elmo's Fire, Turner & Hooch), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 16 Ty Armstrong, Waxahachie TX, Nike golfer (1993 Anheuser-Busch-19th)
  • May 17 Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
  • May 17 Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
  • May 18 Graham Dilley, cricketer (England wicket-taker of 80's)
  • May 19 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson who was later murdered, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1994)
  • May 20 Bronson Pinchot, American actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer (d. 1997)
  • May 21 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in New York City
  • May 21 Brisn Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dublin (d. 2011)
  • May 22 Ed Fry, actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World)
  • May 22 [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist (The Smiths), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire
  • May 23 Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
  • May 23 Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
  • May 24 George Glanos, horse trainer
  • May 25 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • May 25 Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
  • May 25 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • May 26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • May 26 Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
  • May 26 Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
  • May 26 Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
  • May 26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • May 28 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • May 28 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • May 28 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 29 Rupert Everett, British actor (Princess Daisy, Another Country)
  • May 29 Tamayo Otsuki, actress (Mrs Yamagami-Davis Rules)
  • May 30 Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician
  • May 30 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)