On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1963

  • May 1 Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x men's doubles major titles; Olympic gold men's doubles 1988), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 2 Brian Tochi, American actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 3 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • May 3 Jamie Reeves, British coal miner, strongman and professional wrestler (1989 World's Strongest Man), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
  • May 5 Simon Rimmer, English chef and TV host (Something for the Weekend), born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England
  • May 5 Heidi Kozak, Danish-American actress (Slumber Party Massacre 2), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 5 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater), born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
  • May 6 Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
  • May 7 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • May 8 Clemens Lothaller, Austrian physician cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 8 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician, born in Mikołów, Poland
  • May 8 Terry Christian, British writer, radio and television presenter, born in Old Trafford, Lancashire, England
  • May 8 Robin Jarvis, British young adult fication, and fantasy writer (The Witching Legacy), born in Liverpool, England
  • May 9 Sanja Doležal, Croatian pop singer (Novi fosili), and television personality, born in Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
  • May 10 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

May 11 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • May 11 Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • May 11 Masatoshi Hamada, Japanese comedian
  • May 11 Roark Critchlow, actor
  • May 11 Nina Stemme [Thöldte], Swedish dramatic soprano opera singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 12 Vanessa Williams, American actress (Soul Food, Murder One, Melrose Place - "Rhonda Blair";), born in Brooklyn, New York [not Miss America]
  • May 12 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver, born in Modena, Italy
  • May 12 Charles Pettigrew, American soul singer (Charles & Eddie - "Would I Lie To You?"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • May 13 Julian Brookhouse, British rock guitarist (Curiosity Killed Cat - Keep Your Distance), born in Putney, London, England
  • May 13 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • May 14 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 15 George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
  • May 15 Grant Herslov, actor (Wayne-Spencer, Under One Roof), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 16 Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • May 16 Mercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
  • May 17 Jon Koncak, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • May 17 Page McConnell, American songwriter and keyboardist (Phish), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 Marty McSorley, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • May 19 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • May 20 Brian Nash, actor (Joel-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Glendale, California
  • May 20 David Wells, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1998; World Series 1992, 98; MLB All Star 1995, 98, 2000), born in Torrance, California
  • May 21 Dave Specter, American Chicago blues and jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 21 Elena Vodorezova, Russian figure skater (Olympic-1976) and coach, born in Moscow, USSR
  • May 21 Greg Smith, American session and touring rock bassist (Rainbow; Alice Cooper; Wendy O. Williams, Ted Nugent), born
  • May 21 Richard Appel, American writer and TV showrunner (Family Guy), born in New York City
  • May 21 Kevin Shields, American born Irish musician (My Bloody Valentine), born in Queens, New York
  • May 24 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 24 Horace Holden Jr., American slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 24 Joe Dumars, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard (Detroit Pistons; 6-time NBA All-Star), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 24 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver, born in Milan, Italy
  • May 24 Michael Chabon, American novelist (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 24 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer, born in Alle, Switzerland
  • May 24 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach, born in Grant Town, West Virginia
  • May 24 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)

Person of interestMike Myers

May 25 Mike Myers, Canadian actor and comedian (SNL, Wayne's World), born in Scarborough, Ontario

Actor and Comedian Mike Myers
Actor and Comedian
Mike Myers
  • May 26 Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
  • May 26 Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
  • May 27 Calliope Tsoupaki, Greek classical pianist and composer (Sappho's Tears), born in Piraeus, Greece
  • May 27 Gonzalo Rubalcabo [González], Cuban jazz pianist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 28 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • May 28 Gavin Harrison, British progressive rock drummer (Porcupine Tree; King Crimson; Pineapple Thief), born in Harrow, Middlesex, Englan
  • May 29 Lisa Whelchel, American actress (Blair-Facts of Life), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 29 Tracey E. Bregman, actress (Lauren-Bold & Beautiful, Days of Our Life), born in Munich. Germany
  • May 29 Blaze Bayley [Bayley Cooke], English singer (Wolfsbane; Iron Maiden), born in Birmingham, England
  • May 29 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese auto racer, team manager (F1 95 starts), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • May 29 Claude Loiselle, Canadian hockey center, executive (NHL 1994-2002), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 30 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • May 30 Sally Dyvenor [Whittaker], English actress (Coronation Street), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • May 31 Wendy Smith, British guitarist, keyboardist, and singer (Prefab Sprout - "The King of Rock 'n' Roll"; "When Love Breaks Down), and educator, born in Middlesborough, England
  • May 31 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-), born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • May 31 Wesley Willis, American punk rock singer-songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)

About May 1963

How Old? 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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