Famous People Born in May 1943

  • May 1 Joy Harmon, 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 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • May 6 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Christopher Taylor White, English rocker, born in Barnet, Hertfordshire
  • 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, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • May 9 Maurice Foster, cricketer (West Indies batsman of 70's)
  • May 9 John Hugen, 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, singer (My Guy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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 guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • May 14 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • May 15 Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)
  • May 16 Dan Coats, (Rep-R-IN, 1981- )
  • 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, composer
  • May 20 Al Bano, Italian singer
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 21 Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • May 22 Tommy John, pitcher (Yankee/Dodger)
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • May 23 John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 24 Gary Burghoff, 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/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • May 25 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
  • May 25 Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], American country singer (I'm Not Lisa), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 26 Erica G Terpstra, Dutch swimmer and politician (VVD)
  • 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, composer
  • 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 (d. 2004)
  • May 29 Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
  • 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, NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Wichita, Kansas

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, PA, NFL quarterback (NY Jets), $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)
  • 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)