Famous People Born On May 5th
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People born on May 5 fall under Taurus, and are ruled by the planet of love and pleasure, Venus and also Mercury. Individuals born on this date have very independent spirits and are extremely talkative. They are often opinionated and are outgoing in nature. Such people are usually able to keep their emotions in control and have an idealistic outlook. They are extremely broadminded in their views and are good at keeping commitments. These individuals are loyal to their friends and are good at listening to them as well as talking to them. Being born on May 5, these people are highly curious and spontaneous and often enjoy challenging new experiences.
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(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists Known for Her Multi-Platinum Certified Albums '19' and '21')
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.
(British Actor Known for His Portrayal of Charles Brandon in the TV Series 'The Tudors')
Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Saint Helier, Jersey
An English actor known for his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films, Henry Cavill has been active in the film industry for around two decades. As a teenager, he met actor Russell Crowe who inspired him to take up acting. He is known for his sex appeal and is considered a male sex symbol.
(Philosopher & Economist - Famous for His Theory of 'Marxism' )
Birth Year: 1818
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
Died: March 14, 1883
Karl Marx, the philosopher, economist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary, is best-known for the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital. His theories, called Marxism, maintained that class conflict leads to the development of human societies and that internal tension were inherent in capitalism, which would ultimately be replaced by the socialist mode of production.
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States
(One of the Best Tennis Players in the World)
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
One of the best British professional tennis players of all time, Andy Murray is popularly known as the Great Scot since he was born in Scotland. He is the only tennis player to have won two Olympic gold medals in singles competition. Also known for his charitable work, Andy Murray has played key roles in raising money for many charity organizations.
( Best Known for Portraying 'Sallah' in the 'Indiana Jones' Movies)
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
John Rhys-Davies is best known as Gimli and the voice of Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is also known for voicing Cassim in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. His other notable projects include Shōgun, Sliders, and the James Bond film The Living Daylights.
(American Music Artist Who is Known as the ‘First Lady of Country Music’)
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Died: April 6, 1998
Country singer Tammy Wynette, named the First Lady of Country Music, is best remembered for the track Stand by Your Man. She remains one of the best-selling female country artists of all time. She was also married to country singer George Jones, which made them a musical power couple.
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 1922
Nellie Bly was an American industrialist, journalist, inventor, and charity worker. She is remembered for her circumnavigation of the world in 72 days. She is also known for pioneering a new kind of investigative journalism as she worked undercover from within a mental institution to report on the institution. Nellie Bly’s life and work have inspired several works of art.
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Mesa, Arizona, United States
Danielle Fishel is an American actress, television personality, director, and model. A self-made woman, Danielle Fishel started her career in theatre before establishing herself in the American film and TV industry. As a TV host, Danielle Fishel has contributed immensely to the success of TV shows, such as The Dish.
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Broomhill, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Member of the comedy group Monty Python, Michael Palin received a CBE in 2000. His portrayal of Ken Pile in A Fish Called Wanda earned him a BAFTA award. He ranked 30th in The Comedians' Comedian poll, was a Royal Geographical Society president, and later turned into a travel documentarian.
(Actor, Director and the Elder Son of Sylvester Stallone)
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 13, 2012
The son of popular actor Sylvester Stallone, Sage Stallone was an actor and filmmaker. He played Robert Balboa Jr., appearing alongside Sylvester Stallone, in the popular film Rocky V. His untimely death at the age of 36, caused by a heart attack, was mourned by movie lovers all over the world.
(Film, Television and Voice Actor Known for His Roles as ‘Charles Vane’ in the TV Series ‘Black Sails’)
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Zach McGowan is an American voice-over artist and actor known for playing important roles in TV series like Shameless, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Black Sails. He is also known for lending his voice to popular video games, such as Iron Man, Resident Evil 6, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
(Religious Author Who is Considered to be the First 'Existentialist' Philosopher)
Birth Year: 1813
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 11, 1855
Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, social critic, poet, and religious author. Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard is sometimes referred to as the Father of Existentialism. He is also credited with influencing many theologians, philosophers, and writers like Paul Feyerabend, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Jorge Luis Borges.
Birth Year: 1914
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 15, 1958
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Hank Green soared to fame with Vlogbrothers, his collaborative YouTube channel with his brother, John. The brothers have also created other channels such as SciShow and CrashCourse, and conferences such as VidCon. Hank is also a musician and has authored two bestselling novels. He also owns a video/audio production company.
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Glenwood, Arkansas
Actor, comedian, and director, Clark Duke, is best known for playing Clark Green in the TV series, The Office. While studying at Loyola Marymount University, he teamed up with Michael Cera to create the web series, Clark and Michael. Since then, he has acted in, produced, and directed many TV shows and films.
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8, 2003
Bing Russell was an American actor whose career spanned nearly 40 years. Perhaps Bing Russell's biggest contribution to the American entertainment industry is his son Kurt Russell. Also a baseball enthusiast, Russell owned the Portland Mavericks, a professional baseball team, which was featured in a 2014 documentary titled The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
(American Athlete, Martial Artist and Actor)
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Paris, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2013
Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.
(Actor and Artist Best Known for His Role as Bishop in the ‘Alien’ Film Franchise)
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Lance Henriksen is best known as Bishop Weyland from the Aliens franchise and as Ed Harley from the horror film Pumpkinhead and its TV movie versions. He has also voiced video-game characters such as Steven Hackett in the Mass Effect series. He is a clay and mural artist, too.
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Tepeji, Hidalgo, Mexico
Mexican footballer Raúl Jiménez is a promising forward of the Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won a gold as part of the Mexican team at the 2012 London Olympics. Starting with Club América's youth team, he has also played for Atlético Madrid and Benfica, winning the Liga NOS twice.
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
(American Television Personality, Singer, Actress and Daughter of Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan)
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Brooke Hogan is an American singer-songwriter, actress, reality television star, media personality, and model. The daughter of world-renowned wrestler Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan was exposed to show-business early in her life and took an interest in music. Her debut studio album, Undiscovered, peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and at number one on the Independent Albums chart.
(Retired Actress Best Known for Her Films: ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’)
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Lisa Eilbacher is a retired actress best known for playing Nicky in the drama TV series Midnight Caller. She began acting as a child and transitioned into more mature roles as a young woman. She was a popular actress in the 1980s. She acted sporadically in the early 1990s and retired in 1996. Her siblings, Cindy and Bobby, are also actors.
Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: El Palmar, Murcia, Spain
Often compared to tennis legend Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz joined the big league of Spanish tennis as a teenager and has already reached a career-high ranking of world number 32 in singles. He tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2021 and thus missed out on the Davis Cup that year.
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Glendora, California, United States
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 9, 1998
Birth Year: 1981
Birth Year: 1970
Born to Greek immigrants, Australian actor Socratis Otto is a NIDA alumnus. He is best known as Maxine Conway from Wentworth and as Charles Darwin from the docudrama Darwin's Brave New World. He has also directed the series Homespun. He has also appeared in movies such as The Matrix Reloaded.
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Died: July 10, 2015
(Canadian Author and Activist Best Known for Her Books: ‘No Logo’, ‘The Shock Doctrine’ and ‘This Changes Everything’)
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker Naomi Klein is known for her criticism of corporate globalization and capitalism. She became internationally known following the release of her alter-globalization book No Logo. She often appears on global and national lists of top influential thinkers and is the recipient of the 2016 Sydney Peace Prize. She is a prominent environmentalist as well.
Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Western Springs, Illinois, United States
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
(Guitarist & Songwriter Best Known as 'Billy Idol's' Guitarist and Songwriting Collaborator)
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: Tehrān, Iran
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Long Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 30, 2001
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Arkansas, United States
Died: May 31, 2000
Birth Year: 1882
Died: October 14, 1958
Douglas Mawson was an Australian Antarctic explorer, geologist, and academic. Counted among the most important leaders of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Mawson was honored with a knighthood in 1914. Best remembered for his contribution to Australian geology, Mawson was featured on the Australian one-hundred-dollar note from 1984 to 1996.
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Birth Year: 1846
Birthplace: Wola Okrzejska, Poland
Died: November 15, 1916
Henryk Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist and novelist best remembered for his historical novels. He was the author of the internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis. Beginning his career as a journalist, he soon became one of the most popular Polish authors of his era. He was awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his contribution to literature.
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Brian Williams is best known for his 10-year stint as the host of NBC Nightly News. In 2015, he was suspended for his controversial coverage of the Iraq War back in 2003. The Walter Cronkite Award-winning jorunalist was later demoted and worked as a breaking news anchor on MSNBC.
(Founder, Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist for the Extreme Metal Band 'Strapping Young Lad')
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
Devin Townsend is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is the founder of the extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad. For several years, he was its primary songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. He also has an extensive career as a solo artist and has more than 25 albums to his name. He suffers from depression and bipolar disorder.
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth Year: 1903
Died: January 21, 1985
Birth Year: 1967
One of Japan’s most diverse voice actors, Takehito Koyasu has voiced over 230 different roles. He has also been part of the voice-acting group Weiss and has dubbed for many foreign actors such as Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jared Leto in live-action films. His son Kōki Koyasu, too, is a voice actor
Birth Year: 1999
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 5
Individuals born on May 5 are sociable with others and are good at reading the feelings of people around them. Even though these people are very sociable, they can keep secrets better than any other people. Nothing can keep these individuals down and they are very successful at accomplishing the things they want. New and interesting things attract these people easily which leads them to be very smart individuals and compliments their interest to learn. Being expressive is a unique trait of this day which can help in communicating with other people.
People born on May 5 often experience health problems that could have been easily avoided. These people like to rush through things, often leading to eating too fast or not taking the time to eat meals throughout the day. They are also more likely to have accidents, stress, and be overly tired often. This can put a strain on their health and overall wellbeing. It is a good idea for these people to try to slow down and take better care of their health and get good nutrition every day. People born on May 5 would benefit from taking time to do yoga or other calming exercises every day.
People born on this day are good at keeping their finances in good condition and are good at keeping a budget to save for the future. Keeping track of their finances and having stability is of great importance to these people.
People born on May 5 often know what they want to do with their life early in their lifetime. Being smart and having good communication skills can allow these people to get almost any job they wish to acquire.
Relationships, Marriage & Children
These people are often not willing to give up their independence to settle down. Both physical and intellectual attractions are necessary in a partner. These people require a lot of respect and trust from their partners before they are willing to fully commit, which can lead to them falling in and out of love quickly. They are playful and open minded in the bedroom. Having children is not at the top of their list, and often wait until after their career needs are met before they will think about settling down and having a family.
Lucky Colors: Light Grey, White, Light shades
Lucky Numbers: 1
Lucky Days (of the week): Wednesday, Friday
Lucky Days (of the month): 5, 14, 23