On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1966

  • May 1 Armando Reynoso, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • May 1 Charlie Schlatter, American actor (18 Again, Heartbreak Hotel), born in NYC, New York
  • May 1 Johnny Colt [Charles Brandt], American rock bassist (Black Crowes), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • May 1 Olaf Thon, German soccer midfielder (52 caps; Bayern Munich, Schalke 04), born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • May 2 Belinda Stronach, Canadian businesswoman and politician, born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • May 3 Paul Stevenson, Australian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Bendigo, Australia
  • May 3 Peter Abbay, American actor (Another World), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 3 Firdous Bamji, Indian-American actor (The War Within), born in Bombay, India
  • May 3 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player, born in Newport, Wales
  • May 3 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Cruiserweight boxing champion, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Monica Tranel [Michini], American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Big Horn, Montana
  • May 4 Jane McGrath, British-Australian co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer, born in Paignton, Devon (d. 2008)
  • May 5 Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • May 5 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 7 Anderson Cummins, Barbados Canadian cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie), born in Christ Church, Barbados
  • May 8 Claudio Taffarel, Brazilian footballer and coach, born in Santa Rosa, Brazil

  • May 8 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer (De Mujer a Mujer), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 9 Mark Tinordi, Canadian NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Red Deer, Alberta
  • May 10 Jonathan Edwards, Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • May 10 Mikael Andersson, Swedish NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • May 11 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 11 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein), born in Pankow, East Germany
  • May 12 Rafael Bournigal, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Azua, Dominican Republic
  • May 12 Stephen Baldwin, actor (Beast, Lawrenceville Stories, Usual Suspects)
  • May 12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian-American pop and bossa nova singer, born in New York City
  • May 13 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • May 13 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 13 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • May 13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician (Goldfrapp), born in London
  • May 14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter and dancer (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • May 14 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • May 14 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • May 14 Marianne Denicourt, French actress
  • May 14 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!), born in Oakland California

  • May 15 Paul Ysebaert, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Person of interestJanet Jackson

May 16 Janet Jackson, American singer (Control), sister of Michael, born in Gary, Indiana

  • May 16 Scott Reeves, American actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 16 Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • May 16 Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 17 Danny Manning, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1993, 94; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1998; Phoenix Suns), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • May 17 Mark Kratzmann, Australia, tennis star
  • May 17 Mark Schmocker, US team handball goalie (Olympics 1996)
  • May 18 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • May 19 Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • May 19 Marc Bureau, Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens)
  • May 19 Polly Walker, British actress
  • May 19 Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist (Power Rangers), born in London, England
  • May 20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • May 20 Liselotte Neumann, Swedish golfer (US Open 1988; 13 LPGA Tour titles), born in Finspang, Sweden
  • May 20 Mindy Cohn, LA, actress (Facts of Life)
  • May 20 Paolo Seganti, actor (Damian-As the World Turns)
  • May 20 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • May 20 Gina Ravera, American actress
  • May 21 Manon Kelley, Canadian actress (Red Lips 2), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • May 22 Donald Royal, American NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • May 22 José Mesa, Dominican MBL pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic
  • May 22 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Gary Roberts, Canadian ice hockey left wing (NHL All-Star 1992, 93, 2004; Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in North York, Ontario
  • May 23 Graeme Hick MBE, English cricket batsman (65 Tests, 6 x 100s; 120 ODIs; Worcestershire), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • May 24 Tony Jones, American NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Royston, Georgia
  • May 24 Eric Cantona, French footballer and actor (Looking for Eric), born in Marseille, France
  • May 24 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • May 25 Bill Haselman, American MLB catcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • May 25 Dave Hollins, American MLB infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 25 Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, wife of Prince Constantijn and sister-in-law of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, born in Leiden, Netherlands

Person of interestHelena Bonham Carter

May 26 Helena Bonham Carter, British actress (Harry Potter, Fight Club, The King's Speech, Enid, The Wings of the Dove), born in London, England

  • May 26 Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 26 Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
  • May 26 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Olympics 1988)
  • May 27 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 27 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 27 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 27 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • May 28 Gavin Robertson, NSW cricket off-spin all-rounder (Aust ODI-Pak 1994)
  • May 30 Gary Martin, cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
  • May 30 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)
  • May 31 Jessica Monroe, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 31 Roshan Mahanama, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)
  • May 31 Jeremy Hotz, Canadian stand-up comedian

About May 1966

How Old? 54 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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