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Famous People Born in May 1962

  • May 1 Gary Clark, American NFL wide receiver, 1984-95 (Super Bowl 1987, 91; Washington Redskins; Pro Bowl 1986, 87, 90, 91; All-Pro 1986, 87, 91), born in Radford, Virginia
  • May 1 Paula Weishoff, American volleyballer (Olympic silver 1984, bronze 1992), born in Hollywood, California
  • May 2 Elizabeth Berridge, American actress (Amadeus, Funhouse), born in Westchester, New York
  • May 2 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Jimmy White, English professional snooker player, born in Tooting, England
  • May 3 Anders Graneheim, Swedish bodybuilder, born in Timrå, Sweden
  • May 4 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 5 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter ("Mine, Mine, Mine"), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • May 5 Gary Daly, British new wave rock keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 5 Kevin Mooney, British rock bassist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes"), born in Greenwich, London, England
  • May 6 Stan Cullimore, British guitarist (Housemartins, "Happy Hour"; "Caravan Of Love"), journalist, and music educator, born in Kingston upon Hull, Englan
  • May 6 Neil Foster, cricketer (England right-fast medium)
  • May 6 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • May 7 Robbie Knievel, American daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special), born in Butte, Montana
  • May 8 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 9 Dave Gahan, British new wave rock vocalist (Depeche Mode - "Dreaming of Me"), born in Essex, England
  • May 9 John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure - "Chris Stevens"; Sex and the City - Aidan; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and country music singer, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • May 9 Paul Heaton, English singer-songwriter (Housemartins), born in Bromborough, England
  • May 10 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • May 10 Joey Meyer, baseball player
  • May 10 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • May 11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 11 Emmanuelle Haïm, French harpsichordist, and conductor (Le Concert d'Astrée, 2000-present), born in Paris, France
  • May 12 Emilio Estevez, American actor (Breakfast Club, Young Guns, Mighty Ducks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 12 Mark Bradshaw, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Happy Camp, California
  • May 12 Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion), record label owner, and producer (Epitaph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (d. 2003)
  • May 13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • May 13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • May 13 Paul McDermott, Australian comedian
  • May 14 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - "Talk Dirty to Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 14 Ian Astbury, British-Canadian rock singer and songwriter (The Cult - "Fire Woman"), born in Heswall, Cheshire, England
  • May 16 Gary Crocker, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman)
  • May 17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 17 Tracey Bryn, American alt-rock vocalist (Voice of the Beehive - "Don't Call Me Baby; "I Think I Love You"), born in Encino, California

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May 17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • May 17 Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer
  • May 18 Mike Whitmarsh, American beach volleyballer (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • May 18 (Marianne) "Nanne" Grönvall (nee Nordqvist), Swedish pop singer and songwriter, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 18 Sandra Cretu, German singer (Close to Seven), born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • May 18 Mike Darnell, American television executive 'the King of Reality TV' (Fox, Warner Bros), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • May 20 Lydia Cheng, American Ms Big Apple bodybuilder (1982) (Pumping Iron 2), born in NYC, New York
  • May 20 Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
  • May 20 Ralph Peterson Jr., American jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers; Fo'tet), and educator (Berklee), born in Pleasantville, New Jersey (d. 2021) [1]
  • May 22 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • May 23 Karen Duffy [Duff], American MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • May 23 Franca Masu, Italian jazz and world music singer-songwriter, born in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
  • May 24 Dorothy Trapp, equestrian 3-day (Olympics 1996)
  • May 24 Héctor Camacho, Puerto Rican boxer (WBC super featherweight 1983-84, WBC lightweight 1985-87, WBO Jr. welterweight twice 1989-1992), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Zulqarnain, Pakistani cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • May 26 Bob[cat] Goldthwait, comedian (Police Academy), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 26 Colin Vearncombe, singer-songwriter (Black - "Wonderful Life"), born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 27 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, TV actress (Passioni), born in Naples, Italy
  • May 27 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • May 27 Ravi Shastri, Indian cricketer, all-rounder (1981-92), commentator and coach of India (2017-), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • May 27 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • May 27 Steven Brill, American film writer and director
  • May 28 Brandon Cruz, actor (Eddie-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • May 29 Eric Davis, American MLB outfielder (3-time Gold Glove 1987-99), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 29 Perry Fenwick, English actor, born in Canning Town, London
  • May 29 Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean soccer striker, manager (Singapore 101 caps), born in Singapore
  • May 30 Jan Gunnarsson, Swedish tennis star
  • May 30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • May 30 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 30 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • May 31 Corey Hart, Canadian rock vocalist ("Sunglasses At Night"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 31 Joe Orsulak, Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • May 31 Sebastian Koch, German actor
  • May 31 Børge Ousland, Norwegian polar explorer, 1st person to complete solo crossing of the Antarctic, born in Oslo, Norway

About May 1962

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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