Birthdays in History in May 1955

  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Reggio Italy, Italian fashion designer
  • 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 Kevin Reed, American theologian
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Groton Conn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr, shot & wounded President Reagan (1981)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator

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

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  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer