Famous People Born in May 1955

About May 1955

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket opening batsman (6 Tests 1979-80), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • May 2 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy
  • May 3 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • May 4 Renate Bruemmer, Swiss cosmonaut, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer and songwriter, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Melinda Culea, Western Springs Ill, actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love)
  • May 5 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 6 Donald A Thomas, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • May 6 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, American actor (Days of our Lifes), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • May 7 Kevin Reed, American Presbyterian theologian
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • May 9 Myra Blackwelder, LPGA golfer
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)
  • May 10 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, Forth Work Texas, assassin (John Lennon)
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 14 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

Person of interestDennis Martínez

May 14 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • May 15 Lee Horsley, American actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston), born in Muleshoe, Texas
  • May 16 Debra Winger, American actress (Terms of Endearment, Officer & Gentleman), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 16 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (4-time World Series 1984, 91-3 Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • May 16 Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus
  • May 17 Bill Paxton, actor (True Lies, Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestYun Fat Chow

May 18 Yun Fat Chow, Hong Kong actor (Better Tomorrow), born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong

  • May 19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, San Diego Padres)
  • May 19 Pierre J Thuot, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62), born in Groton, Connecticut
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 21 John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet

  • May 21 Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 21 Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • May 22 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey

Person of interestRosanne Cash

May 24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • May 24 Thad Ackel, horse trainer
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • May 26 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 26 Wesley Walker, American football player
  • May 27 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • May 28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr., American man who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • May 29 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas

Person of interestBrian Kobilka

May 30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, British fashion designer
  • May 31 Laura Baugh, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP