Famous People Born in May 1955

  • May 1 András Törőcsik, Hungarian soccer forward (45 caps; Újpest Dozsa FC, Montpellier), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • May 1 Julien Wiener, Australian cricket batsman (6 Tests, top score 93; 7 ODIs), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • May 1 Nick Feldman, British pop-new wave musician (Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun Tonight), born in London, England
  • May 2 Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, born in Reggio di Calabria, Italy
  • May 2 Ian Callen, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets), born in Alexandra, Victoria, Australia
  • May 3 David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach, born in Mile End, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, American rock & sax player (Tina Turner; Ringo Starr; The Lost Boys), born in Silver Lake, New York
  • May 3 Van McLain [McElvain], American rock guitarist (Shooting Star), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 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, American actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • May 5 Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 5 Roddy Radiation [Byers], British ska and rockabilly guitarist, singer, and songwriter (The Specials - "Hey' Little Rich Girl"; The Skabillys), born in Keresley, Coventry, England
  • 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 Kevin Reed, American Presbyterian theologian
  • May 7 Peter Reckell, American actor (Days of our Lives), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish opera, lieder, and rock mezzo-soprano (For The Stars, with Elvis Costello), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 9 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 9 Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician (President, 1991-95; Prime Minister, 1995-2012), born in Adwa, Ethiopian Empire (d. 2012)
  • May 9 Myra Blackwelder, American golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1980), born in Lexington, Kemtucky
  • May 10 Chris Berman, sportscaster (ESPN)
  • May 10 Mark David Chapman, American assassin (John Lennon), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 11 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), born in Carmel, California (d. 1995)
  • May 11 J. J." Jeczalikvv. British electronic musician, synthesizer programmer, and record producer (Art of Noise), born in Banbury, England
  • May 11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, American country music drummer (Alabama - "Take Me Down"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Bashiri Johnson, American session and touring percussionist (Whitney Houston; Michael Jackson), and educator, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, American country music singer (Brooks & Dunn - "Brand New Man"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 13 Xiaoyong Chen, Chinese contemporary classical composer (Invisible Landscapes), born in Beijing, China
  • May 14 Peter Kirsten, South African cricket batsman and coach (12 Tests, top score 104; 40 ODIs), born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Dennis MartínezDennis Martínez (67 years old)

May 14 Nicaraguan Baseball Pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

  • 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, British singer-songwriter ("Eighth Day"; "Will You?"),and actress (Breaking Glass), born in Coventry, England
  • May 16 Jack Morris, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (5 x MLB All Star; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1991 [MVP] Minnesota Twins, 1992-93 Toronto Blue Jays), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Olga KorbutOlga Korbut (67 years old)

May 16 Soviet-Belarusian gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus, Soviet Union

  • May 17 Bill Paxton, American actor (True Lies; Twister; Big Love), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2017)
  • May 18 Peeter Vähi, Estonian contemporary classical, choral, and electro-acoustic composer (Between Heaven and Earth), born in Tartu, Estonia [1]

Yun Fat ChowYun Fat Chow (67 years old)

May 18 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 Anton Corbijn, Dutch photographer, music video director (Depeche Mode; U2), and film director (The American), born in Strijen, Netherlands
  • May 20 Nigel Griffiths, MP (Labour)
  • May 20 Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, Indian poet and film and theater lyricist ("Vidhata Thalapuna"), born in Anakapalle, India (d. 2021)
  • May 20 Steve George, American rock keyboardist (Mr Mister - "Broken Wings"; "Kyrie"), born in, Bloomington, Indiana
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer (Three Colors film trilogy), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland
  • May 21 John Galvin, American rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 21 Liaqat Ali, Pakistani cricket pace bowler (Pakistan for six Tests 1975-79), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • May 21 Paul Barber, British field hockey player
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, American rock drummer (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1976-94), producer, and songwriter, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 22 Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist (Icehouse), born in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money; The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 22 Philip Dybvig, American economist (2022 Nobel Prize - for research on banks and financial crises)
  • May 22 Sam Coppersmith, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • May 23 Luka Bloom [Kevin Moore], Irish contemporary folk singer-songwriter and guitarist ("I Need Love"), born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland

Rosanne CashRosanne Cash (67 years old)

May 24 American Grammy Award-winning countryand Americana singer-songwriter ("Seven Year Ache"; "Black Cadillac"), and essayist, born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • May 24 Thad Ackel, American racehorse trainer
  • May 25 Alistair Burt, British Conservative Party politician, born in Bury, Lancashire, England
  • May 25 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 26 Masaharu Morimoto, Japanese chef
  • May 26 Wesley Walker, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1978, 82; First-team All-Pro 1978; New York Jets 1977–89), born in San Bernardino, California
  • May 27 Abdelmalek Ali Messaoud, Algerian soccer defender (38 caps; USM Alger, USM Annaba), born in Annaba, Algeria (d. 2022)
  • May 27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • May 27 Graham "Jock" Edwards, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests, 3 x 50; Central Districts), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • May 27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • May 28 Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, born in Cummins, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • May 28 Mark Howe, American ice hockey player
  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • May 29 John Hinckley Jr., American man who attempted to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, born in Ardmore, Oklahoma
  • May 29 Ken Schrader, American auto racer, promoter (Daytona 500 1988, 89, 90), born in Fenton, Missouri
  • May 29 Mike Porcaro, American rock bassist (Toto, 1982-2007 "Stranger In Town"), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator

Brian KobilkaBrian Kobilka (67 years old)

May 30 American physiologist who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

  • May 30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 31 Ben de Lisi, American-British fashion designer, born in New York City
  • May 31 Laura Baugh, American golfer, writer, broadcaster (LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year 1973), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian-American acoustic guitarist (Stevie's Blues), born in Muswellbrook, New South Wales

About May 1955

How Old? 67 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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