On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1960

  • May 2 Ravi Ratnayeke, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman), born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • May 2 Stephen Daldry, English film director (Billy Elliot, The Hours), born in Dorset, England
  • May 3 Amy Steel, American actress (April Fool's Day), born in Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Martyn Moxon, English cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89), born in Stairfoot, Barnsley, Yorkshire
  • May 4 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • May 6 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • May 6 Julianne Phillips, American actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters), born in Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • May 6 Larry Steinbachek, British rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat) (d. 2017)
  • May 6 John Flansburgh, American musician (They Might Be Giants), born in Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • May 6 Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • May 7 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • May 7 Adam Bernstein, American music video and television director, born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • May 7 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist (Las edades de LulĂș), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 8 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • May 8 Franco Baresi, Italian footballer
  • May 9 Iain Butchart, cricket all-rounder (Zimbabwe, Test v Pak 1995)

  • May 9 Jim Reilly, Northern Irish drummer (Red Rockers), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • May 9 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)

Person of interestBono

May 10 Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • May 10 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • May 10 Tauseef Ahmed, cricketer (leading Pakistani off-spinner of 80's)
  • May 10 Victoria Rowell, actress (Drucilla-Young & Restless), born in Portland, Maine
  • May 11 Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
  • May 12 Lisa Martin, Australian marathoner (Olympic-silver 1988), born in Gawler, South Australia
  • May 13 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
  • May 13 Shannon Vessup-Millen, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • May 14 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, broadcaster (5 European Tour titles, CBS, Golf Channel), born in Auckland, NZ
  • May 14 Anne Clark, English singer
  • May 14 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • May 15 Rob Bowman, American film director
  • May 16 Anne Parillaud, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
  • May 17 Fiona Hutchison, actress (One Life to Live, Guiding Light), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 17 Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter

Person of interestJari Kurri

May 18 Jari Kurri, Finnish NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Helsinki, Finland

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Person of interestYannick Noah

May 18 Yannick Noah, French tennis player (French Open 1983), born in Sedan, France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

  • May 19 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • May 20 Susan Cowsill, rock vocalist (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • May 20 Tony Goldwyn, actor (Ghost, Kuffs, Traces of Red), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 20 John Billingsley, American actor
  • May 21 Kent Hrbek, American baseball player
  • May 21 Mohanlal, Indian actor

Person of interestJeffrey Dahmer

May 21 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • May 22 Hideaki Anno, Japanese film director and animator (Neon Genesis Evangelion), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • May 24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • May 24 Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress (The English Patient, Mission: Impossible), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England
  • May 24 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straights), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • May 25 Amy Klobuchar, American politician (D), senator for Minnesota (2007-), born in Plymouth, Minnesota
  • May 26 Rob Murphy, American baseball player
  • May 27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • May 27 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • May 28 Allan Green, cricketeer
  • May 29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • May 30 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
  • May 31 Chris Elliott, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Norm Johnson, NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 31 Peter Winterbottom, British rugby player

About May 1960

How Old? 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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