Famous People Born in May 1929

  • May 1 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • May 1 Sonny Ramadhin, West Indian cricket leg spin bowler (43 Tests), born in St.Charles Village, Trinidad
  • May 2 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • May 2 Link Wray, American rock guitarist, born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • May 3 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3 Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and political activist, born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India (d. 1994)

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May 4 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • May 4 Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 5 John S Ragin, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 6 John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)
  • May 6 John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 6 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • May 7 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager (including Seattle 1986-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 7 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 8 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • May 8 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 9 Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14 Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)
  • May 14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • May 15 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • May 16 Adrienne Cecile Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • May 16 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • May 16 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 17 George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 18 Roger Matton, composer
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 Michael Adamis, composer
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • May 21 Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • May 21 Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
  • May 22 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 23 Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
  • May 25 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 25 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • May 25 Warren Frost, American actor
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
  • May 27 Donald Howard Keats, composer
  • May 28 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29 Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 30 Michael Mellinger, Bavaria, actor (Goldfinger)
  • May 31 Aladar Zoltan, composer
  • May 31 Elaine Stewart, actress (Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)