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 Gregory Bowen, Welsh big band jazz and session trumpet player (James Bond films), born in Llangennech, South Wales
  • May 3 Jim Risch, American politician (Senator-R-Idaho 2009-), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 3 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • May 4 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • May 4 Stella Parton, American singer ("A Woman's Touch"), sister of Dolly Parton, born in Sevierville, Tennessee
  • May 5 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 5 Billie Moore, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA National C'ship California State-Fullerton Titans 1970, UCLA Bruins 1978), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 2022)

Michael PalinMichael Palin (79 years old)

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

  • May 5 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares

Andreas BaaderAndreas Baader (1943-1977)

May 6 German left-wing militant and leader of the Red Army Faction, born in Munich, Germany

  • May 6 James Turrell, American artist (Roden crater), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 7 Peter Horak, Czech stuntman (Star Trek: Voyager: Throw Momma from the Train), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • May 7 Rick West [Westwood], British rock guitarist (Brian Poole & Tremeloes, 1961-2012 & 2019-21), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • May 8 Danny Whitten, American rock guitarist and songwriter (Crazy Horse; Rod Stewart - "I Don't Want To Talk About It"), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • May 8 Paul Samwell-Smith, British blues-rock bassist, and record producer (The Yardbirds, 1963-66 "For Your Love"), born in Richmond, Surrey, England
  • May 9 Bruce Milner, American pop-rock pianist and organ player (Every Mother's Son - "Come On Down to My Boat"), and dentist, born in New York
  • May 9 Emile Ardolino, American Emmy and Academy Award-winning director (He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'; Dirty Dancing; Sister Act), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1993)
  • May 9 John Hugen Tobler, British rock music journalist and record company executive (ZigZag Magazine co-founder), born in England
  • May 9 Maurice Foster, West Indian cricket batsman (14 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 125; Jamaica), born in St. Mary, Jamaica
  • May 10 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • May 10 Bruce Raymond, British jockey, born in Hatfield
  • May 10 David Clennon, American actor
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Judith Jamison, American dancer and choreographer (artistic director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist and civil servant, boern in Charlotte North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • May 11 Arnie Satin [Silver], American pop-rock singer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; "You Can't Sit Down"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 George Edwards, American composer, and educator, born in Wellesley, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • May 11 Juliet Harmer, English actress
  • May 11 Les Chadwick, British bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), born in Liverpool. England
  • May 11 Nancy Greene Raine OC OBC OD, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold giant slalom 1968; World C'ship gold giant slalom, combined 1968) and senator (BC), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 12 David Walker, American rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Montgomery Alabama
  • May 12 Linda Dano, American actress (Felicia Gallant-Another World), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; I Used To Be Charming), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2021)
  • May 13 Mary Wells, American pop singer ("My Guy"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • May 14 (John) "Jack" Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"; "White Room"), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Alan Mollohan, American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983-2011), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • May 14 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, British rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, American beauty queen, "secretary" and US Congressman Wayne Hays' lover, born in Marshall, North Carolina
  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Icelandic politician (President of Iceland, 1996-2016; Minister of Finance, 1988-91), born in Ísafjörður, Iceland
  • May 14 Tania León, Cuban-American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Haiku; Scourge of the Hyacinths), conductor, arts advisor, and educator, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 15 Harve Brosten, American comedy writer (All In The Family, 1975-77), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 18 James Reiher 'Deuce', American professional wrestler, born in Fiji
  • May 18 Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler, born in Suva, British Fiji (d. 2017)
  • May 20 Al Bano [Albano Carrisi], Italian-Albanian pop singer, actor, and winemaker, born in Cellino San Marco Italy
  • May 20 Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Tison Street, American violinist and composer (Jewel Tree), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 21 Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in North Shields, Northumberland, England (d. 2021)
  • May 21 John Dalton, British rock bass player (The Kinks, 1969-76 -"Lola"; "Celluloid Heroes"), born in Enfield, Middlesex, England
  • May 21 Vincent Crane [Cheesman], British rock Hammond organist, and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 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

Tommy JohnTommy John (79 years old)

May 22 American baseball pitcher (Yankee/Dodger), born in Terre Haute, Indiana

  • May 23 Lars-Åke Nilsson, Swedish diplomat, born in Lund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 23 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek pop singer (Hathike to feggari - The Moon is Lost; Ximeromata - Daybreaks), born in Metaxourgeio, Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • May 24 Gary Burghoff, American Emmy Award-winning actor (M*A*S*H (the film); M*A*S*H, 1972-79 - "Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • May 25 Jessi Colter [Miriam Johnson], American country singer ("I'm Not Lisa"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 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 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 26 John "Poli" Palmer, British Progressive rock keyboardist, and vibraphone player (Family -"In My Own Time"), born in Worcester, England
  • May 27 Bruce Weitz, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. Mick Belker"; Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • May 27 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], British pop singer ("Anyone Who Had a Heart"), 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 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • 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 - "Little Children"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • May 29 E. Thomas Coleman, American politician (Rep-R-MO, 1976-93), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 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 30 Francesco Rizzo, Italian soccer midfielder (2 caps; Cagliari, ACF Fiorentina, Bologna FC, Genoa CFC), born in Rovito, Italy (d. 2022)

Gale SayersGale Sayers (1943-2020)

May 30 American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, 4X Pro Bowl, 2X NFL rushing leader (Chicago Bears), and source for the TV movie "Brian's Song", born in Wichita, Kansas [1]

  • May 30 Leon Burtnett, American college football coach (Purdue University 1982-86; Big Ten Coach of the Year 1984), born in Fresno, California (d. 2021)

Joe NamathJoe Namath (79 years old)

May 31 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, American country musician and songwriter ("Always On My Mind"), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2015)

About May 1943

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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