On This Day

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 [Pritchard], American rock bassist (Green Day - "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"), 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), born in Tempe, Arizona
  • May 12 Paul Stout, American actor (Phillip-Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Saugus, California
  • 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, American NFL linebacker, 1995-99 (New York Jets), s), Two Rivers, Wisconsin
  • May 14 Gabriel Mann [Mick], American actor (Bourne films - "Danny Zorn"; Revenge -"Norman"), born in Middlebury, Vermont
  • 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 (The Walking Dead; Bobbleheads:The Movie), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 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 19 Roberto Carcassés, Cuban jazz pianist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 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 20 Christophe Dominici, French rugby union winger (65 caps; Stade Français), born in Toulon, France (d. 2020)
  • May 21 Liliko Ogasawara, American 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 (Dawson's Creek, Riverdale, Arrowverse), 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 26 Alan Victor White, British rock drummer (Oasis, 1995-2004 - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?), born in Lewisham, London, England
  • May 27 Antonio Freeman, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl 1998; First-team All-Pro 1998; Green Bay Packers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 27 Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
  • May 27 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian pop-reggae-Axé singer, musician, and songwriter, born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil
  • May 28 Cheryl Demkowski, American ice dance skater (with partner 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 baseball outfielder (12 × MLB All-Star; World Series 2004 [MVP], 07; 9 × Silver Slugger Award; Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox), 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
  • May 31 Christian McBride, American jazz bassist, composer, broadcaster (Jazz Night in America), and artistic director (Newport Jazz Festival), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About May 1972

How Old? 49 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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