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Famous People Born in May 1943

  • May 1 Joy Harmon, American actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 2 Regina Carrol, American actress (Jessi's Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1992)
  • May 3 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • May 4 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), born in Fairfield, South Carolina (d. 2011)
  • May 4 Stella Parton, American singer (A Woman's Touch), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • May 4 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow

Person of interestMichael Palin

May 5 Michael Palin, English comedian (Monty Python, Fish Called Wanda), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • May 5 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 5 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • May 6 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction, born in Munich (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Peter Horak, stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • May 7 Rick West [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 8 Paul Samwell-Smith, Richmond, Surrey, English bassist (The Yardbirds-For Your Love)
  • May 8 Daniel Ray "Danny" Whitten, American musician and songwriter (Crazy Horse, Rod Stewart- "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • May 9 Bruce Milner, American musician (Every Mother's Son)

  • May 9 Maurice Foster, Jamaican cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's), born in St. Mary, Jamaica
  • May 9 John Hugen Tobler, British rock music journalist and record company executive (ZigZag Magazine co-founder), born in England
  • May 10 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • May 10 David Clennon, American actor
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist
  • May 11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American musician (The Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 George Edwards, composer
  • May 11 Les Chadwick, English bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool. England
  • May 11 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • May 11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • May 12 David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
  • May 12 Linda Dano, actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Mary Wells, American singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • May 13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • May 14 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • May 14 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)

  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • May 15 Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
  • May 16 Dan Coats, American politician (Rep-R-IN, 1981-89, Sen-R-IN 1989-99, 2011-17, Director of National Intelligence 2017-19), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • May 16 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • May 17 Johnny Warren, Australian Footballer (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • May 18 James Reiher, American professional wrestler
  • May 20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Tison Street, American violinist and composer (Jewel Tree), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 20 Al Bano, Italian singer
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d 2018)
  • May 21 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun) born in North Shields, Northumberland, England
  • May 22 Tommy John, American baseball pitcher (Yankee/Dodger), born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician (Social Democratic Party of Germany) and professor, born in Berlin
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 24 Gary Burghoff, American actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • May 25 John "Poli" Palmer, British rocker (Family), born in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • May 25 Leslie Uggams, American singer and actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Wynand Charl Malan, South African lawyer and politician, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • May 25 Jessi Colter [Miriam Johnson], American country singer (I'm Not Lisa), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 26 Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer (Olympic silver 4×100m medley relay, bronze 4×100m freestyle relay 1964) and politician (VVD), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • May 27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • May 27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • May 28 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Liz Edgar, horse show jumper
  • May 28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • May 28 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • May 28 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • May 29 E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • May 29 Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, Theologian and Politician, (d. 2013)

Person of interestGale Sayers

May 30 Gale Sayers, American College / Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (4 x Pro Bowl; 5 x 1st Team All Pro; Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2020)

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • May 31 Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  • May 31 Joe Namath, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Super Bowl 1969; Super Bowl MVP 1969; Pro Bowl 1972; NY Jets), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
  • May 31 Sharon Gless, American actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 31 Wayne Carson, country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)

About May 1943

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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