On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1971

  • May 1 Ethan Albright, American NFL long-snapper (Pro Bowl 2007; Washington Redskins), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • May 1 Stuart Appleby, Australian golfer (British Open 2002 runner-up; 9 PGA Tour titles, Presidents Cup x 5; 11-under-59 Greenbrier Classic 2010), born in Cohuna, Australia
  • May 1 Ajith Kumar, Indian film actor
  • May 2 Greg Bishop, American NFL guard (NY Giants), born in Stockton, California
  • May 3 Damon Dash, American entrepreneur and label executive (Roc-A-Fella Records), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 4 Derrick Clark, American football fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire), born in Apopka, Florida
  • May 4 Steve Glenn, Canadian football linebacker (BC Lions), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 4 Joe Borowski, American baseball player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 4 Luiz Garcia Jr., Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
  • May 5 Harold Miner, American NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Inglewood, California
  • May 5 Ken Brown, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • May 5 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 6 Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 7 Cameron McFadzean, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 7 Dave Karpa, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • May 7 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • May 7 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • May 7 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • May 8 Reggie Jones, American NFL football wide receiver, 1995-2001 (KC Chiefs, and two other teams), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • May 8 Chris Wolf, American actor and musician (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You")
  • May 8 Stephen Ingram, American NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 1995; Jacksonville Jaguars, 1999), born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • May 9 Nicolas Ghesquière, French fashion designer (Louis Vuitton), born in Comines, France
  • May 9 Paul McGuigan, English rock bassist (Oasis, 1991-99 - "Wonderwall")
  • May 10 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • May 10 Eric Stock, soccer player (NEC)
  • May 10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • May 10 Adriano Giannini, Italian actor
  • May 11 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 12 Jamie Luner, American actress (Cindy-Just the 10 of Us), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 12 Doug Basham, American professional wrestler, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 13 Hamish Pepper, laser single handed sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 13 Michael Sirotka, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 13 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 14 Raphael Wiggins, American rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California
  • May 14 Sofia Coppola, American director (Lost in Translation), born in NYC, New York
  • May 15 Scott Shipley, Bremerton Wash, slalom single kayaker (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • May 15 Phil Pfister, American strength athlete
  • May 16 Khari Jones, Canadian American football player (BC Lions, Scottish Claymores) and coach (Montreal Alouettes), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • May 16 Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • May 17 Bill Lindsay, Big Fork, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • May 17 Mark Williams, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 17 Shaun Hart, Australian footballer
  • May 17 Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, Queen of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 17 Gina Raimondo, American politician, 1st woman Governor of Rhode Island (2015-), born in Smithfield, Rhode Island
  • May 18 Ben Coleman, American guard/offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in South Hill, Virginia
  • May 18 Clifton Sunada, American extra-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 18 Craig Hentrich, American NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Alton, Illinois
  • May 18 Karyn Bye-Dietz, American ice hockey forward (Olympic Gold-1998 & Silver-2002), born in River Falls, Wisconsin
  • May 18 Rich Garces, Venezuelan MLB pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Maracay Venezuela
  • May 18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter, born in North Hollywood, California
  • May 18 Nobuteru Taniguchi, Japanese racing driver
  • May 19 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 19 Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 20 Jonas Berqvist, Angelhorn SWE, hockey forward (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998)
  • May 20 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • May 20 Sandy Schreur, Dutch soccer player (NEC)
  • May 20 Šárka Kašpárková, Czech athlete
  • May 20 Tony Stewart, American race car driver
  • May 21 Eric Nies, American reality TV personality (MTV Real World, Grind)
  • May 22 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • May 22 Troy Barnhart, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in Hanford, California
  • May 22 Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • May 23 Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • May 23 Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 23 Marshall Boze, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in San Manual, Arizona
  • May 23 Laurel Holloman, American actress
  • May 24 Paul Ragusa, Canadian 48 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Bülach, Switzerland
  • May 24 Troy Barnett, American NFL defensive end (NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • May 25 Alan Kline, American NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints), born in Tiffin, Ohio
  • May 25 Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
  • May 25 Keith Hamilton, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • May 25 Tim Kroeker, Canadian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician (Member of the European Parliament), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 26 Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • May 26 Steven Rice, Canadian NHL right wing (World Junior C'ship gold 1991, captain), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • May 26 Matt Stone, American actor, animator and producer (South Park, The Book of Mormon), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 27 Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • May 27 Monika Schnarre, American actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • May 27 Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind), born in London
  • May 27 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • May 27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • May 27 Left Eye [Lisa Lopes], American singer (TLC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • May 28 Nick Bravin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • May 28 Isabelle Carré, French actress
  • May 28 Marco Rubio, American politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 28 Ekaterina Gordeeva, Soviet-Russian figure skater (with Sergei Grinkov - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), born in Moscow, Russia
  • May 29 Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer (WBC Super Middleweight title 2001-02), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 29 Martin Lohse, Danish classical composer (In Liquid; Tree Haiku), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 30 Drahomir Kadlec, Pribham CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Rep)
  • May 30 Jiri Slegr, Jihlava Cze, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympic gold 1998)
  • May 30 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)

Person of interestIdina Menzel

May 30 Idina Menzel, American actress and singer, born in Queens, New York

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
  • May 31 Brad Elberg, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 31 Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 31 Murray Hocking, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Sarah O'Hare, model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
  • May 31 Troy Malave, Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

About May 1971

How Old? 50 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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