On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1933

  • May 2 Bunk Gardner [John Guarnera], American saxophone and woodwind player (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 3 Alex Cord [Alexander Viespi], American actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJames Brown

May 3 James Brown, American soul singer ("Hot Pants"; "Living in America"; "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag") and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • May 4 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • May 5 O'Neil Gordon "Collie" Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, HS 168), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1959)

Person of interestJohnny Unitas

May 7 Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • May 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer ‘the Nightingale of Kosovo’ and actress, born near Malishevë, Kosovo (d. 2020)
  • May 8 Alistair Service, writer/publisher
  • May 10 Barbara Taylor Bradford, author

Person of interestLouis Farrakhan

May 11 Louis Farrakhan [Louis Eugene Wolcott], American religious leader (Nation of Islam, Million Man March), born in New York City

Religious Leader Louis Farrakhan
Religious Leader
Louis Farrakhan
  • May 12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2010)
  • May 12 (Antoni) "Ton" Hartsuiker, Dutch pianist, composer, broadcaster, and educator, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • May 13 Alden Ashforth, composer
  • May 13 Sid Morrison, (Rep-R-WA, 1981- )
  • May 13 Stig Gustav Schonberg, composer
  • May 14 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • May 14 Lajos Kovacs, Hungarian actor (Wings of Desire)
  • May 14 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • May 14 Michael Chevalier, German voice actor
  • May 18 Bernadette Chirac, French politician and wife of President Jacques Chirac, born in Paris, France
  • May 18 H. D. [Haradanahalli Doddegowda] Deve Gowda, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1996-97), born in Haradanahalli, Kingdom of Mysore
  • May 20 Constance Towers, American actress (Capitol, Shock Corridor, Naked Kiss), born in Whitefish, Montana
  • May 21 Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, born in Alès, France (d. 2012)
  • May 21 Gene “Joe” Byrd, American jazz bassist (Charlie Byrd Trio), born in Chuckatuck, Virginia (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in Crumpsall, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 23 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award, 1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • May 23 Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
  • May 23 Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
  • May 23 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • May 23 Gary Burden, American artist and pioneer of album cover art (Neil Young; Graham Nash; The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 24 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Hemchandra Tukaram "Bal" Dani, Indian cricketer (Test Ind v Pak, 1-19, ct 1, DNB), born in Dudhani, Maharashtra (d. 1999)
  • May 24 Joaquín Vaquero Turcios, Spanish painter, born in Madrid (d. 2010)
  • May 24 Tony Mullett, dir-general (National Criminal Intelligence Service)
  • May 24 Jane Byrne, American politician and 50th Mayor of Chicago, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • May 25 Roger Bowen, American actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1996)t
  • May 25 Ray Spencer, English footballer, born in Kings Norton, Birmingham (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Ted Rogers OC, Canadian entrepreneur and MLB team owner (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2008)
  • May 27 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • May 28 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 28 Philip Otton, high court judge
  • May 29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • May 29 Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle road racer (2-time world champion 1957-58), born in Roveleto di Cadeo, Emilia-Romagna (d. 2005)
  • May 29 William Yorzyk Jr., American swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly, WR 2:19.3, 1956), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

About May 1933

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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