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Famous People Born in May 1972

  • May 1 Bobby Chouinard, Filipino baseball pitcher (first Filipino to play MLB), born in Manilla, Philippines
  • May 2 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • May 2 Jill Savery, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • May 2 Peter Ogilvie, Canadian 100m sprinter (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestDwayne Johnson

May 2 Dwayne Johnson [The Rock], American pro wrestler (WCW C'ship x 2; WWE C'ship x 8; Royal Rumble 2000), actor and producer (Baywatch, Jumanji) born in Hayward, California

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • May 2 Pandora Boxx [Michael Steck], American drag queen, comedian and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Jamestown, New York
  • May 3 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne
  • May 3 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Russian ice hockey NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings), born in Voskresensk, Russia
  • May 3 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 4 Ethan Watts, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4 Gretchen Ulion, American ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marlborough, Connecticut

Person of interestMike Dirnt

May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 5 Brigitta Boccoli, Italian actress (Manhattan Baby), born in Milan, Italy
  • May 5 Mikael Renberg, Swedish NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • May 5 Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • May 5 Rushia Brown, American WNBA forward & center (Cleveland Rockers), born in New York

  • May 5 Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • May 5 Žigmund Pálffy, Slovak NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia
  • May 5 James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London

Person of interestMartin Brodeur

May 6 Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 7 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 7 Frank Trigg, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, born in Kendall, New York
  • May 7 Asghar Farhadi, Iranian film director (The Salesman, A Separation), born in Khomeyni Shahr, Iran
  • May 8 Chris Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Tennessee/Houston Oilers)
  • May 9 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 9 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • May 9 Megumi Odaka, Japanese actress and artist
  • May 9 Daniela Silivaș, Romanian gymnast (3 Olympic gold 1988), born in Deva, Romania
  • May 10 Emma Ridley, American actress (Return to Oz, Boy Meets World), born in Hampstead, England
  • May 10 Farrell Duclair, CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • May 10 Stuart Carlisle, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1995-)
  • May 10 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • May 11 Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)
  • May 11 Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 11 Anita Hegh, Australian actress
  • May 11 Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer (Niña de Fuego), born in Palma de Mallorca

  • May 12 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 12 Paul Stout, Saugus California, actor (Phillip-Scarecrow & Mrs King)
  • May 13 Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • May 13 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • May 13 Stefaan Maene, Belgian swimmer
  • May 14 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • May 14 Gabriel Mann, American actor
  • May 14 Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
  • May 15 David Charvet, actor (Melrose Place)
  • May 15 Patrick Pothuizen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • May 15 Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 16 Keith Burns, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Greeleyville, South Carolina
  • May 16 Matthew Hart, cricketer (NZ lefty spinner 1994- )
  • May 16 Khary Payton, American actor
  • May 16 Andrzej Duda, Polish politician, President of Poland (2015-), born in Kraków, Poland
  • May 17 Elena Wagner, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1996 ITF/Redbridge-GBR)
  • May 17 John Burrough, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 18 Turner Stevenson, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Prince George, British Columbia
  • May 19 Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • May 19 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • May 20 Michael Cox, American 1.5k runner, born in Hannibal, Missouri
  • May 20 Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City
  • May 21 Liliko Ogasawara, middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • May 21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • May 22 Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress (Tightrope)
  • May 22 Mike Hollis, NFL kicker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 22 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • May 22 Anna Belknap, American actress (CSI NY), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • May 22 Annabel Chong, Singapore actress
  • May 23 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • May 23 Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • May 23 Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 23 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 23 Rubens Barrichello, Brazilian formula one driver
  • May 24 Danny Bautista, Dominican baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 24 Petra Schwarz-Ritter, Austrian tennis star (1988 Futures-Bari-ITA), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 24 Tito Paul, American NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • May 24 Viktor Ujčík, Czech hockey player (Team Czech Rep), born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia
  • May 24 Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer (Everwood), born in Rye, New York
  • May 25 Antonio Lang, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • May 25 Tony Ronaldson, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • May 26 Patsy Palmer [Julie Merkell] , British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • May 27 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 27 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • May 27 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • May 28 Cheryl Demkowski, dance skater (& Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 28 Michael Boogerd, Dutch cyclist
  • May 28 Guidoni Junior Doriva, Brazilian footballer and manager, born in Mirassol. Brazil
  • May 29 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • May 29 Stanislas [Louis Stanislas Renoult], French composer and pop singer (L'Équilibre instable), born in Fontainebleau, France
  • May 30 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 30 Anthony Cook, NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tenn Oilers)
  • May 30 Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • May 30 Manny Ramirez, Dominican-American outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • May 30 Renita Farrell, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympic Gold 1996, 2000), born in Townsville, Queensland
  • May 30 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • May 31 John Godina, American shot putter (World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 01; Olympic silver 1996), born in Fort Still, Oklahoma
  • May 31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • May 31 Eileen Richetelli, Milford Conn, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 31 Karl Geary, Irish actor
  • May 31 Dave Roberts, American baseball player

About May 1972

How Old? 48 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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