On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1979

  • May 1 Jennifer Botterill, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 2002, 06, 10; Toronto Aeros, Harvard), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • May 1 Mauro Bergamasco, Italian rugby union flanker (Italy 106 caps; Benetton Treviso, Stade Français), born in Padova, Italy
  • May 1 Ben Easter, American actor
  • May 2 Jason Chimera, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • May 2 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, born in Murmansk, Russia (d. 2003)
  • May 3 Monsta Mack [Steven Carrasquillo], American professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 3 Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian actress and director (Lionheart), born in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
  • May 4 Wes Butters, British broadcaster, born in Salford, England
  • May 4 Lance Bass, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye, Bye, Bye"), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • May 4 Lesley Vainikolo, Tongan born rugby union and rugby league player, born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • May 5 Vincent Kartheiser, American actor (Mad Men), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 5 Bodek Janke, Polish jazz drummers, percussionist, and tabla player, born in Warsaw Poland
  • May 6 Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality
  • May 7 Katie Douglas, American basketball player
  • May 9 Rosario Dawson, American actress
  • May 9 Pierre Bouvier, Canadian singer and bass player (Simple Plan - "Perfect"; "Welcome To My Life"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 9 Andrew W.K. [Wilkes-Krier], American rock singer, musician, songwriter ("Party Hard"), motivational speaker, and advice columnist, born in Stanford, California
  • May 9 Brandon Webb, American baseball player
  • May 10 Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • May 11 Erin Lang, Canadian alternative rock musician (Feral & Stray; The Tail Lights), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 12 Andre Carter, American football player and coach, born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 12 Steve Smith, American football player, orn in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
  • May 13 Michael Madden, American rock bassist (Maroon 5, 1994-2020), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 14 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian soccer forward (50 caps; LDU Quito, Al-Sadd), born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
  • May 14 Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
  • May 15 Adolfo "Bofo" Bautista, Mexican professional footballer, 1998-2016, born in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
  • May 16 Evan Ferrante, American actor (Owen-Swan's Crossing), born in Armonk, New York
  • May 17 Wayne Thomas, English footballer, born in Gloucester, England
  • May 18 Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer (Shakhtar Donetsk,), born in Legnica, Poland
  • May 18 Julián Speroni, Argentine footballer (Crystal Palace), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 18 Milivoje Novakovič, Slovenian footballer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • May 19 Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress
  • May 19 Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 19 Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
  • May 21 Fayçal Salhi, French-Algerian jazz guitarist and oud player, born in Khenchela, Algeria
  • May 21 Damián Ariel Álvarez, Argentinian Mexican footballer, born in Morón, Argentina
  • May 21 Gaspard Augé, French musician (Justice)
  • May 21 James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • May 21 Jamie Hepburn, Scottish politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 21 Scott Smith, mixed martial arts fighter, born in Reno, Nevada
  • May 22 Nadia Khan, TV Presenter
  • May 22 Maggie Q [Margaret Quigley], American actress (Mission Impossible III, Nikita), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 23 Brian Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 23 Kirk Saarloos, American baseball player
  • May 23 Rasual Butler, American basketball player
  • May 23 Josh Cooley, American animator, screenwriter (Inside Out), and Academy Award-winning director (Toy Story 4), born in Berkeley, California
  • May 24 Tracy McGrady, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (NBA All-Star 2001–07; NBA scoring champion 2003, 04; Toronto Raptors, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets), born in Bartow, Florida
  • May 24 Frank Mir, American UFC fighter and professional wrestler, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 25 Carlos Bocanegra, American sports executive and footballer, born in Alta Loma, California
  • May 25 Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • May 25 Jonny Wilkinson, English international and Newcastle Falcons rugby player, born in Frimley, England
  • May 25 Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 26 Elisabeth Harnois, American actress (CSI), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • May 26 Mehmet Okur (Memo), Turkish basketball player
  • May 26 Ashley Massaro, American model and professional wrestler
  • May 27 Mile Sterjovski, Australian footballer
  • May 28 Joeri Jansen, Belgian athlete
  • May 28 Jesse Bradford, American actor
  • May 28 Monica Keena, American actress
  • May 29 Brian Kendrick, American pro wrestler (WWE cruiserweight tag team champion), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • May 29 Arne Friedrich, German soccer defender, coach (Germany 82 caps, Hertha BSC), born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
  • May 29 Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • May 30 Mike Bishai, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 30 Kugimiya Rie, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)

About May 1979

How Old? 42 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: No

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