Birthdays in History in May 1947

  • May 1 Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
  • May 1 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • May 1 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • May 3 Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
  • May 6 Dennis Cowan, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • May 6 Sandra Fisher, American painter, born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • May 6 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher, born in New York City
  • May 8 Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
  • May 8 H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
  • May 10 Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Burbank, California
  • May 10 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • May 10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • May 10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • May 12 Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • May 12 catherine yronwode, American writer and editor
  • May 13 Stephen R Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in GroƟ Kiesow
  • May 18 John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
  • May 21 Bill Champlin, rocker, born in Oakland, California
  • May 23 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • May 23 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • May 23 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • May 24 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • May 24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • May 25 Mitch Margo, American rocker (The Tokens, The Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 26 Piers Gray, critic/writer
  • May 27 Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • May 28 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • May 28 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 29 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • May 31 William H Campbell Jr, rocker