Famous People Born in May 1937

  • May 1 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
  • May 1 Una Stubbs, English actress ( Till Death Us Do Part), born in Welwyn Garden City
  • May 1 Roger Brown, College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (6 Pro-Bowls), born in Surry County, Virginia
  • May 2 Gisela Elsner, German writer (Die Riesenzwerge, Rowohlt), born in Nuremberg, Middle Franconia (d. 1992)
  • May 2 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • May 2 Ted [Samuel Frederick ] Dabney, American engineer, founder of Atari (Pong), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • May 3 Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer (The Republic of Dreams), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • May 4 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • May 4 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Swiss composer, born in Biel, Switzerland
  • May 4 Mr. Fuji [Harry Masayoshi Fujiwara], American professional wrestler, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2016)
  • May 4 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Rob Van Gennep, publisher
  • May 5 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • May 6 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, born in Clifton, New Jersey
  • May 7 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russian cosmonaut, born in Kovrov, Vladimir Oblast, Russia (d. 1991)
  • May 7 Claude Raymond, Quebec baseball player, born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
  • May 8 Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)
  • May 8 Dennis DeConcini, (Sen-D-AZ, 1977- )
  • May 8 Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
  • May 8 Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • May 8 Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Colombian politician
  • May 8 Mike Cuellar, baseball player
  • May 9 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • May 9 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • May 9 José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • May 10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City
  • May 10 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • May 10 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • May 11 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
  • May 12 Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
  • May 12 George Carlin, comedian (7 dirty words, AM & FM, Carwash), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 12 Gerry E Studds, (Rep-D-MA, 1973- )
  • May 13 John Cope, MP/Paymaster General
  • May 13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
  • May 13 Zohra Lampert, American actress (Doctor's Hospital), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRoch Carrier

May 13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

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  • May 13 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, born in Kilburn, London (d. 2018)
  • May 14 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • May 14 Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer/actor (Floris)
  • May 14 Peter Frederic Williams, composer
  • May 15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • May 16 James Hunt Jr, (Gov-NC)
  • May 16 Yvonne Craig, actress (Batgirl-Batman, Kissin Cousin), born in Taylorville Illinois (d. 2015)
  • May 17 Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  • May 18 Brooks Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman (18-time MLB All Star), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • May 18 Jacques Santer, President (European Commission)
  • May 19 Sanne Sannes, Dutch photographer
  • May 19 Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
  • May 20 Dave Hill, PGA golfer (1967 Memphis), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • May 20 Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness) and large landowner (d. 1992)
  • May 20 Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
  • May 23 John Mazza, horse trainer
  • May 26 Yehuda Yannay, composer
  • May 27 Allan Carr, American producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • May 29 Alwin Schockemohle, horse show jumper
  • May 29 Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • May 29 Peter Kolman, composer
  • May 29 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • May 30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • May 30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • May 31 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut