Birthdays in History in May 1950

  • May 2 Duncan Gay, Australian politician
  • May 11 John Kelly, American General, President Trump's Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Shōzō Fujii, Japanese judoka (4x World Champion 1971-79)
  • May 14 Jill Stein, American physician, activist and Green Party nominee for President (2016), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 16 Johannes Bednorz, German superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • May 16 Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer, born in Arles
  • May 17 Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London
  • May 17 Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian politician
  • May 18 Thomas Gottschalk, German radio and TV host (Telespiele), born in Bamberg, Germany
  • May 22 Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
  • May 23 Martin McGuinness, Irish Sinn Féin politician and IRA member, born in Derry (d. 2017)
  • May 24 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • May 28 Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • May 30 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • May 31 Edward Barker, cartoonist