Famous People Born in May 1954

  • May 1 Joel Rosenberg, sci-fi author
  • May 1 Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
  • May 1 Randy Dorton, American race car engine builder (Director of Engine Operations Hendrick Motorsports; 9 x NASCAR C'ships), born in Concord, North Carolina (d. 2004)
  • May 1 Ray Parker Jr, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Ghostbusters), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 1 Taslim Arif, Pakistan cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; top score 210no v Aust 1980), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (d. 2008)
  • May 2 Angela Bofill, Cuban-Puerto Rican-American R&B singer-songwriter (This Time I'll Be Sweeter; Too Tough), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • May 2 Bulelani Ngcuka, South African attorney and leader (UDF), born in Middlerift, South Africa
  • May 2 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, born in Ohio (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • May 3 Patti Boulaye [Komlosy] (née Ebigwei), Nigerian-British pop singer and stage and screen actress (Bisi, Daughter of the River), born in a taxi in Mid-Western Nigeria
  • May 3 Peter Duncan, British stage and screen actor, and television presenter (Blue Peter, 1980-86), born in Chelsea, London, England
  • May 4 Doug Jones, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Alabama 2017-), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • May 4 Julie Budd, American singer ("Child of Plenty"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 4 Marilyn Martin, American singer-songwriter ("Separate Lives"), born in Tennessee
  • May 4 Pia Zadora [Schipani], American actress (Hairspray), and singer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • May 5 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 6 Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • May 6 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • May 7 Philippe Geluck, Belgian comedian and cartoonist, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • May 8 David Keith, American actor (Back Roads, Firestarter), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • May 8 Stephen Furst, American actor (Animal House, St. Elsewhere), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • May 9 Balazs Taroczy, Hungarian tennis star
  • May 10 Anatoly Chukanov, Russian cyclist (Olympic gold Soviet Union team time trial 1976; UCI Road World C'ships gold 1977), born in Novospasovka, Rostov, Russia (d. 2021)
  • May 10 Jeff Apple, American film producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 10 Michael Hagerty, American actor (Overboard, Inspector Gadget), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 11 Edgar Riley Jr, American rock vocalist (Axe K)
  • May 11 John Clayton, American sports journalist/reporter (The Pittsburgh Press, The News Tribune; ESPN), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • May 11 John Gregory, English football manager
  • May 11 Judith Weir, English composer (Master of the Queen's Music, 2014-present), born in Cambridge, England
  • May 11 Lubomir Stoykov, Bulgarian journalist and broadcaster
  • May 13 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • May 14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • May 15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • May 16 Dafydd "Dave" Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 16 Janet Maw, actress (Sparrow, King John, Mayor of Casterbridge)
  • May 16 Joseph Polchinski, American leading theoretical physicist (multiverse), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2018)
  • May 17 John Iles, British stage and screen actor (The Bill -"Dashwood"), born in Ripon, North Yorkshire, England
  • May 17 Michael Roberts, jockey
  • May 18 Jaques Morelenbaum, Brazilian cellist, arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • May 18 Reinhold Heil, German composer, born in Schlüchtern, Germany
  • May 18 Wreckless Eric [Eric Goulden], British new wave rock singer-songwriter ("Whole Wide World"), born in Newhaven, England
  • May 19 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC - Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 20 Cindy Hensley McCain, American businesswoman, wife of politician John McCain, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • May 20 David Paterson, American politician
  • May 20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russian doctor/cosmonaut
  • May 20 Guy Hoffman, American drummer (BoDeans, 1984-87; Violent Femmes, 1993-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 20 James Henderson, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas, 1975-79 - Ain't Life Grand), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • May 20 Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
  • May 21 Bill Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 21 Marina Langner, German beauty queen, Miss World runner-up (1975), born in Dusseldorf, Germany
  • May 22 Aaron Rapoport, American photographer, and music album cover designer (Lionel Richie - Dancing on the Ceiling; Supertramp - Breakfast In America), born in San Mateo County, California
  • May 22 Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist (The Specials), born in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India
  • May 22 Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-born American electronic engineer (invented the Blue LED), born in Ikata, Japan
  • May 25 Alison Stern, American wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • May 26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • May 26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Cathy Carr, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m breaststroke [WR 1:13.58], 4×100m medley 1972), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • May 27 Jackie Slater, American Pro Football HOF offensive tackle (7 x Pro Bowl; LA / St. Louis Rams 1976–95), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • May 27 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • May 28 George E Mahlberg, American astronomer (Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson, California, 1974-78), movie actor, sound engineer, and DJ (Dr. Cosmo), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • May 28 John Tory, Canadian lawyer and politician (Mayor of Toronto, 2016-present), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 28 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, born in Kazan, USSR (d. 1988)
  • May 29 Jerry Morgan, American politician (Senator-R-Kansas 2011-), born in South Bend, Kansas
  • May 29 Pankaj Kapoor, Indian actor (Ek Doctor Ki Maut, Raakh), born in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • May 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), born in Troy, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • May 29 Robert Beaser, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Anders Hilborg, Swedish contemporary classical composer (Eleven Gates; Cold Heat), born in Sollentuna, Sweden
  • May 31 Paul Franklin, American session and touring steel guitarist (Barbara Mandrell; Vince Gill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 31 Thomas Mavros, Greek soccer striker (36 caps; Panionios FC, AEK Athens), born in Athens, Greece
  • May 31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2000)

About May 1954

How Old? 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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