Famous People Born in May 1934

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
  • May 1 Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, Mexican politician
  • May 1 Nev MacEwan, New Zealand rugby union #8 (All Blacks 20 caps), born Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 3 Georg Kröll, German composer, born in Linz
  • May 3 Frankie Valli [Francesco Stephen Castelluccio], American singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 3 Henry Cooper, English heavyweight boxer (famous defeat to Muhammad Ali 1966), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Pete Barbutti, American comedian (Garry Moore Show), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 5 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist (Tuff Sax), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • May 6 Richard Shelby, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 7th district), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 7 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • May 8 Leonard Hoffmann, high court judge
  • May 8 Roger Kendrick, governor (Dartmoor Prison)
  • May 9 Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
  • May 9 John Robertson, deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • May 9 Roy Massey, Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral)
  • May 10 Cliff Wilson, snooker player

  • May 10 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • May 10 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • May 10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • May 11 James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )
  • May 12 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), born in Aluu (d. 2016)
  • May 13 Adolf Muschg, Swiss writer (Gruppe Olten), born in Zollikon
  • May 13 Leon Wagner, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • May 14 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • May 14 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • May 15 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick
  • May 16 Anthony Walker, British army officer (Commandant of the Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • May 16 Nicholas Goodison, CEO (TSB Group)
  • May 17 Earl Morrall, NFL quarterback (Lions, Giants, Colts), (d. 2014)
  • May 18 Dwayne Hickman, LA, actor (Dobie Gillis, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini)
  • May 19 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate)
  • May 19 James Charles Lehrer, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • May 19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • May 19 Ruskin Bond, Indian author
  • May 21 Phillip King, British sculptor
  • May 21 Bengt I. Samuelsson, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • May 22 Peter Nero, American conductor and pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • May 22 Arne Harris, American television sports director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • May 23 Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
  • May 23 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Mason Rudolph, American golfer (Ryder Cup 1971; PGA C'ship 1973 3rd), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2011)
  • May 24 Jane Byrne, American politician (50th Mayor of Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • May 24 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist, born in Chingford, England
  • May 25 David Burke, English actor (The Woman in Black), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 25 Ron Nesson, American press secretary (Gerald Ford), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 26 Dullah Omar, South African attorney and UDF-leader, born in Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • May 27 Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • May 29 Nanette Newman, English writer and actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage), born in Northampton, England

Person of interestAlexey Leonov

May 30 Alexey Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 2, first man to walk in space), born in Listvyanka, Soviet Union

Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov
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Alexey Leonov
  • May 30 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • May 31 Bent Peter Rasch, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold 1952), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 31 Jim Hutton, Binghamton NY, actor (Ellery Queen)
  • May 31 Karl-Erik Welin, composer

About May 1934

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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