Birthdays in History in May 1949

  • May 1 Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers
  • May 2 Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • May 3 Albert Sacco Jr, PhD/astronaut (STS 73), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 3 Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
  • May 4 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • May 4 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • May 6 David Cornell Leestma, Muskegon Mich, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45)
  • May 7 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)
  • May 9 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • May 10 Miuccia Prada, Milan Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • May 15 Frank L Culbertson Jr, Cmdr USN/astro (STS-38), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 17 Timothy Cordy, British director (Town/Country Planning Association)
  • May 18 Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 20 Nick Joe Rahall II, (Rep-D-WV, 1977- )
  • May 21 Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
  • May 23 Alan Garcia Perez, President of Peru (1985-90)
  • May 25 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • May 26 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor