Famous People Born in May 1947

About May 1947

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
  • May 1 Jerry Heard, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Visalia, California
  • May 1 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • May 1 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Bill Lowery, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California (1981-93), born in San Diego, California
  • May 3 Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • May 6 Andy Roberts, New Zealand cricketer (NZ batsman 1976), born in Te Aroha, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Ben Masters, American actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), born in Corvalis, Oregon
  • May 6 Dennis Cowan, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • May 6 Sandra Fisher, American painter, born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • May 6 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher, born in New York City
  • May 6 Alan Dale, New Zealand born actor (Neighbours), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • May 8 Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • May 8 Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
  • May 8 H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
  • May 9 Anthony Higgins, British actor (A Walk with Love and Death , Something for Everyone), born in East Northamptonshire, England

  • May 10 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-"Thunder Island," "I Got A Line on You"), born in Burbank, California
  • May 10 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • May 10 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • May 10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • May 10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • May 11 Butch Trucks, drummer (the Allman Brothers), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • May 12 Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • May 12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • May 12 Catherine "Cat" Yronwode, American writer and editor-in-chief (Eclipse Comics), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 13 David Hughes, cricketer
  • May 13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 13 Stephen R Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • May 13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish singer-songwriter, born in St Andrews, Fife
  • May 14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • May 14 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 15 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • May 16 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • May 16 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • May 17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • May 18 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 18 John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
  • May 19 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • May 21 William "Bill" Champlin, American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California
  • May 21 Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
  • May 21 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
  • May 23 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • May 23 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • May 23 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • May 24 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • May 24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • May 24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • May 24 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • May 24 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • May 25 Karen Valentine, actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • May 25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
  • May 26 Piers Gray, critic/writer
  • May 26 Sherry Bain, California, actress (Pipe Dreams)
  • May 27 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • May 27 Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • May 27 Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
  • May 27 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
  • May 27 Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 2014)
  • May 28 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 28 Sondra Locke, Shelbyville Tenn, actress (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • May 28 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • May 28 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 28 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 29 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Anthony Geary, actor (Luke/Bill-General Hospital), born in Coalville Utah
  • May 29 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • May 30 Jocelyne Bourassa, Canadian golfer, (Canadian Open 1973), born in Shawinigan, Quebec
  • May 31 William H Campbell Jr, rocker
  • May 31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland