On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1932

  • May 1 Sandy Woodward [John Forster], English admiral (British Naval Task Force, Falklands War), born in Penzance, Cornwall (d. 2013)
  • May 2 Bruce Glover, American actor (Diamonds are Forever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • May 2 Malcolm Lipkin, English composer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2017)
  • May 2 Maury Allen, American sportswriter and columnist (New York Post), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • May 3 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • May 4 Fausto Razzi, Italian composer, born in Rome
  • May 5 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • May 5 Will Hutchins, American actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord), born in Atwater, California
  • May 6 Günther Hauk, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1979)
  • May 6 John Bond, English cricketer (Lancashire), born in Kearsley, Lancashire, England
  • May 7 Hans Boskamp [Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hoelscher], Dutch actor and producer (Oh My Papa), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • May 7 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • May 8 Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress (Much Ado About Nothing, The Time Machine), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 9 Conrad Hunte, cricketer (great West Indian opener 1958-66)

  • May 9 David Plastow, CEO (Medical Research Council)
  • May 9 Gavin Lyall, British author (Conduct of Major Maxim, The Secret Servant), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2003)
  • May 9 Geraldine McEwan, British actress (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple), born in Old Windsor Berkshire (d. 2015)
  • May 9 J Alex McMillan, (Rep-R-NC, 1985- )
  • May 10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • May 10 Francoise Fabian, French actress (Happy New Year), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • May 11 Henriette Santer, Dutch-English clinical psychologist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • May 11 Valentino [Garavani], Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino company, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • May 14 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2015)
  • May 16 Isaac "Redd" Holt, US drummer (Young-Holt Unlimited-In Crowd)
  • May 17 Arthur Jones, principal (Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)
  • May 17 Colin Hope, British industrialist (Turner and Newall), born in Birkenhead (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Peter Burge, cricketer (dashing Australian batsman of 50's & 60's)
  • May 17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • May 18 John Clement, chairman (Unigate Group)
  • May 19 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • May 19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • May 19 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor, born in Joliette, Canada (d. 2006)
  • May 21 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, born in Darmstadt (d. 2015)

  • May 21 John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
  • May 21 Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
  • May 23 John Lyons, Master (Trinity Hall), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • May 24 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists), born in Sydenham, London (d. 2019)
  • May 24 James Anderton, British Chief constable (Manchester England), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • May 24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 Georgy Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • May 25 John Gregory Dunne, American writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • May 25 K. C. Jones, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1956; NBA champion 1959–66, Boston Celtics) and coach (NBA C'ship 1984, 86; Boston Celtics), born in Taylor, Texas
  • May 26 "Grishata" Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (At Each Kilometer), born in Tranchovitsa, Bulgaria (d. 1980)
  • May 27 Jeffrey Bernard, British writer (Spectator Magazine - Low Life), born in Hampstead, london (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • May 28 Lord Renton, MP (Conservative)
  • May 29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 29 Richie Guerin, American basketball Hall of Fame guard (6-time NBA All Star), born in NYC, New York
  • May 30 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • May 30 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, born in Oulu, Finland (d. 1981)
  • May 31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • May 31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • May 31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • May 31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)

About May 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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