Birthdays in History in May 1951

  • May 1 Antony Worrall Thompson, English celebrity chef
  • May 3 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • May 4 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • May 6 Samuel Doe, President of Liberia (d. 1990)
  • May 7 David Whitton, campaigner
  • May 10 Steve Gunderson, (Rep-R-WI, 1981- )
  • May 13 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • May 15 Frank Wilczek, American Physicist (2004 Nobel Prize), born in Mineola, New York
  • May 17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • May 17 Simon Hughes, British politician and government minister (SD)
  • 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 23 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
  • May 23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • May 24 Ronald A Parise, Warren Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67)
  • 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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Sally Ride
  • May 27 Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
  • May 29 Peter Chernin, President of News Corporation
  • May 30 Fernando Lugo, Paraguayan politician