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 spin bowler (43 Tests, 158 wickets, BB 7/49), born in St. Charles Village, Trinidad (d. 2022)
  • May 2 (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • May 2 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (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 British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • May 4 Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 5 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • May 5 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • May 6 Hans Beck, German inventor of Playmobil toys, born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2009)
  • May 6 John P. Allen, American engineer, inventor and CEO (Biosphere 2), born in Carnegie, Oklahoma
  • May 6 John Taylor, British bishop (St Albans) and Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, British archaeologist (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 7 Babe Parilli, American football player, born in Rochester, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 7 Dick Williams, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (World Series 1972, 73 Oakland A's) and utility (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Gisèle Rabesahala, Malagasy politician (1st female minister) and human righter activist, born in Antananarivo, Magaascar (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Sally L. Smith, American educator and founder (Lab School of Washington), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician (task force on Quebec health care), born in Quebec City (d. 2020)
  • 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 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 9 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (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, born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, Namibian revolutionary and politician, first President of Namibia (1990-2005), born in Ongandjera, Soutwest Africa
  • May 13 Creed Taylor, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and bossa nova record producer (Stan Getz; Wes Montgomery), and label founder (Impluse!; CTI Records), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2022)
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 14 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 15 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Frank Evans Heart, American computer engineer (worked on first routing computer for ARPANET, the Internet's predecessor), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 15 Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • May 16 Adrienne Rich, American feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 16 John Conyers, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1965-2017), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • May 16 Osmo Lindeman, Finnish jazz pianist, film score composer, pedagogue, and electronic music pioneer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1987)
  • May 17 George Weinberg, American psychotherapist (coined "homophobia"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 17 John Davies, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1952; WR 200m breaststroke 2:34.4 1952), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 18 John Nicolaas Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair, Transavia, Air Holland), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 18 Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • May 19 Curt Simmons, American baseball pitcher (3 x MLB All-Star; World Series 1964 St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 19 Michael Adamis, Greek electroacoustic music composer, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2013)
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Charles Wadsworth, American pianist (Lincoln Center), born in Barnesville, Georgia
  • May 21 Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • May 21 Paul Winslow, South African cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • May 21 Robert Welch, English designer, silversmith (Robert Welch flatware), born in Hereford, England (d. 2000)
  • May 22 Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, born in Kávala, Greece (d. 2015)
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 23 Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (Zulu, One Summer of Happiness), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • May 25 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • May 25 David Sturtevant Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • May 25 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2013)
  • May 27 Bjarne Hansen, Norwegian soccer centre-back (3 caps; Vålerenga FC), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2023)
  • May 28 Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, English theoretical physicist (Nobel Prize for Physics 2013), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • May 30 Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (Scott Hamilton, Patrick Chan, Tiffany Chin), born in Washington, D.C.. (d. 2014)
  • May 30 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger; The Bourne Identity), born in Kochel, Bavaria (d. 2004)
  • May 31 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • May 31 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), born in Homorodszentmárton, Romania (d. 1978)

About May 1929

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)