On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1957

  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Rick Darling, Australian cricket batsman (14 Tests, top score 91; 18 ODIs), born in Walkerie, Australia
  • May 1 Steve Farris, rock guitarist (Mr Mister)
  • May 1 Kow Otani, Japanese composer for anime, film and video games (Gamera), born in Toyko, Japan
  • May 2 Domonic L. Pudwill Gorie, American NASA astronaut (sk: STS-91), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • May 3 [Michael] Cactus Moser, American country singer (Highway 101), born in Montrose, Colorado
  • May 3 Rod Langway, American ice hockey defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Wash Caps), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • May 4 Peter Sleep, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90), born in Penola, Australia
  • May 4 Soozie Tyrell, American session and touring violinist and vocalist (E-Street Band; Seeger Sessions Band; Buster Poindexter; Southside Johnny), born in Pisa, Italy
  • May 5 Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor (Posse, Bram Stoker's Dracula), born in Mbabane, British Swaziland
  • May 5 Lisa Eilbacher, Saudi-American actress (Beverly Hills Cop), born in Dharan, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • May 7 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • May 7 Sinjin Smith, American beach volleyballer who won two world championships, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • May 7 Paul Leary, American rock guitarist (Butthole Surfers), and music producer, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 8 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • May 8 Jeff Wincott, actor (Night Heat), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestBill Cowher

May 8 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 9 John Stuper, baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • May 9 Tessa Peake-Jones, British television and film actress (Only Fools and Horses - "Raquel"), born in Hammersmith, London, England
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington

Person of interestSid Vicious

May 10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 12 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong
  • May 14 William G Gregory, American USAF Major and astronaut (STS 67), born in Lockport New York
  • May 14 Big Van Vader [Leon White ], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2018)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)
  • May 15 Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
  • May 16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, American long distance athlete (Olympic gold, marathon 1984; WR 1980, 82; Boston Marathon 1979, 83), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • May 17 Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1983; Atlanta Braves), born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic (d. 2012)
  • May 18 Michael Cretu, Romanian-German rocker (Enigma - "Sadeness, Part 1"), born in Bucharest, Romania
  • May 19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • May 21 Judge Reinhold, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 21 Sue Woodstra, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Colton, California
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician (C), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 21 Renée Soutendijk, Dutch actress (The Fourth Man), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska), born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska
  • May 22 Gary Sweet, Australian actor (Alexandra's Project - Steve), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • May 23 Thereza Bazar, British-Canadian singer (Dollar - "Love's Gotta Hold on Me"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 23 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • May 23 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • May 24 John G. Rowland, American politician (86th Governor of Connecticut), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • May 25 Hillary B. Smith, American actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer (Mr. Torso), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Kristina Olsen, American folk singer-songwriter ("I'm Keeping This Life of Mine"), and session musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1976)
  • May 27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux [Susan Ballion], British rock musician, singer and songwriter (Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Peek-a-Boo'; "Kiss Them For Me"), born n Southwark, England
  • May 27 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • May 28 Kirk Gibson, Mich, outfield (Tigers, Dodgers, 1988 NL MVP)
  • May 28 Walter R. Tucker III, American politician (Rep-D-California 1993-95), born in Compton, California
  • May 28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician (Rep-R-Texas 2013-19), born in Stephenville, Texas
  • May 30 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • May 30 Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, born in Bapaume, France (d. 2017)
  • May 31 Jim Craig, American hockey goaltender (Olympic gold 1980), born in North Easton, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, English milliner (John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood), born in the Wirral Peninsula, England

About May 1957

How Old? 64 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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