Famous People Born On May 19th

Those born on the 19th of May are responsible, motivated individuals who easily build relationships. They are able to stay calm in situations and are fair when it comes to compromise. However, they have a few weaknesses as well. These individuals can be a bit stubborn and insecure which can lead to occasional problems in their relationships. People born on this day have a genuinely realistic outlook on life and set reasonable goals. They meet challenges with a positive outlook and avid enthusiasm which makes attaining goals an enjoyable experience.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Malcolm X

Malcolm X
Famous As: Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 21, 1965

An African-American leader of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X was a vocal spokesman of the Nation of Islam and called upon the blacks to protect themselves from the white, even if it meant adopting violence. His radical views and preaching later evolved and he accepted the possibility of peaceful resolution of racial issues in America.

 2 Marshmello

Famous As: DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

 3 André the Giant

André the Giant
Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: January 27, 1993

André the Giant was one of the most popular French wrestlers ever to appear in WWF. He stood over seven feet tall due to a condition aptly called gigantism, but used his condition to gain popularity. Also an actor, André the Giant continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in the world, several years after his death.

 4 Jojo Siwa

Jojo Siwa
Famous As: Dancer
Birth Year: 2003
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Multitalented entertainer Jojo Siwa gained fame with Dance Moms, which featured her along with her mother. She has a popular YouTube channel where she posts daily vlogs. A talented singer, she has delivered hits such as Kid in a Candy Store. She was also named to Time 100 in 2020.

 5 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Famous As: Founder of the Republic of Turkey,
Birth Year: 1881
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10, 1938
Kemal Atatürk, known as the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, was its first president. He unified Turkey into a secular country and invested in education and women’s rights. He also popularized the Latin-based Turkish alphabet and made minorities speak Turkish in public. His policies are known as “Kemalism.” 

 6 Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh
Famous As: Former PM and President of Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Birth Year: 1890
Birthplace: Cụm di tích Hoàng trù, Vietnam
Died: September 2, 1969
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary Hồ Chí Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement and served as North Vietnam’s prime minister, from 1945 to 1955, and president, from 1945 to 1969. He was an integral part of the Vietnam War. South Vietnam’s former capital, Saigon, was later renamed Ho Chi Minh City.

 7 Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Famous As: Basketball player
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Former NBA power forward/center Kevin Garnett was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves out of high school. After a 12-year term with the Timberwolves, he joined the Boston Celtics. His accolades include the MVP, the Defensive Player of the Year award, and 15 All-Star games. He also starred in Uncut Gems.
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 8 Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson
Famous As: Murdered Wife of O. J. Simpson
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: June 12, 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Her murder led to one of the most famous criminal trials of all time, the O. J. Simpson murder case. After her murder, The Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation was established in her memory. Her story inspired several movies, such as the 1995 TV movie The O. J. Simpson Story.

 9 Albert Fish

Albert Fish
Famous As: Serial Killer
Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 16, 1936

Albert Fish was an American cannibal, child rapist, and serial killer. Fish confessed to three murders out of the five murders for which he was suspected. However, he claimed to have victimized about 100 people and boasted of having children in every state. His crimes and the subsequent execution by electric chair were dramatized in the film The Gray Man.

 10 Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre
Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Saint-Isidore, Canada

Considered one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Georges St-Pierre is a former professional mixed martial artist. Starting from 2008, he was named by Rogers Sportsnet as the Canadian Athlete of the Year for three consecutive years. When he defeated Michael Bisping at UFC 217, he became only the fourth fighter to be a multi-division champion in UFC history.

 11 Grace Jones

Grace Jones
Famous As: Model, Actress and One of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1 in 1999
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Grace Jones began her career as a model in New York and Paris, popularizing her androgynous style. One of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, she experimented with disco, punk, reggae, and pop, and contributed to the 1980s’ cross-dressing movement. She later appeared in films such as Vamp.

 12 Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo
Famous As: Football player, Football Coach
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Flero, Italy

Italian professional football coach and former player. Andrea Pirlo, is currently the head coach of football club Juventus. As a player, he was known for his ball control. He retired after playing 116 matches for the Italian national football team. He was elected into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

 13 Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti
Famous As: Rapper
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

 14 Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond
Famous As: Writer
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Kasauli
Sahitya Akademi Award-winning children’s author Ruskin Bond is best known for creating the protagonist Rusty, modeled on his childhood in Dehradun and found in his books such as The Room on the Roof. Many of his books, such as The Blue Umbrella have been made into films. 

 15 Sam Smith

Sam Smith
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: London, England
Sam Smith first gained fame after being featured on the Disclosure track Latch in 2012. Smith is genderqueer and prefers using the pronoun “they/them.” Smith’s debut album won four Grammys. Smith also won a Golden Globe and an Academy award for the Spectre theme song, Writing's on the Wall.

 16 Joey Ramone

Joey Ramone
Famous As: Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
Joey Ramone revolutionized punk rock with his band the Ramones. He was known for his distinctive hiccups, croons, and snarls, which he incorporated in his songs. He was also part of the activist group Artists United Against Apartheid. He died at 49, after a 7-year struggle with lymphoma.

 17 Archie Manning

Archie Manning
Famous As: American football player
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Drew, Mississippi, United States

 18 Pol Pot

Pol Pot
Famous As: Prime Minister of Cambodia (1976-79)
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Prek Sbov, Cambodia
Died: April 15, 1998

Pol Pot was a Cambodian politician who served as the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea from 1975 and 1979. Widely considered a totalitarian dictator, Pol Pot was responsible for the Cambodian genocide, which resulted in the death of 1.5 to 2 million people. He was found guilty of crimes against humanity and placed under house arrest until his death.

 19 Polly Walker

Polly Walker
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Warrington, Lancashire, England
Polly Walker is best for her Golden Globe- and Satellite Award-nominated role of Atia of the Julii in the historical series Rome and her Genie Award-nominated performance as Paula Jackson in the movie Savage Messiah. Fans also loved her in the series Caprica and Pennyworth, and the film John Carter.

 20 Diego Forlán

Diego Forlán
Famous As: Football player
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

 21 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: London, England

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

 22 Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts
Famous As: Anthropologist
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Bristol
Biological anthropologist Alice Roberts has taught at the University of Birmingham and led the charity Humanists UK. She gained fame as the presenter of shows such as Dr. Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young and The Incredible Human Journey. She has also authored books such as The Complete Human Body.

 23 Nicholas Winton

Nicholas Winton
Famous As: Banker
Birth Year: 1909
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 1, 2015

Nicholas Winton was a British humanitarian and banker best remembered for founding an organization to save children at risk from Czechoslovakia. He is credited with overseeing the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia just before the commencement of the Second World War. This rescue mission came to be known as the Czech Kindertransport.

 24 Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron
Famous As: Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron was an American writer, filmmaker, and journalist. She is known for writing films like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally... The Nora Ephron Prize was created by the Tribeca Film Festival in her memory. Her life and work inspired the 2016 documentary film Everything Is Copy, which was directed by her son Jacob Bernstein.

 25 Dusty Hill

Dusty Hill
Famous As: Singer
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Dallas

 26 Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Budhana

 27 Nathuram Godse

Nathuram Godse
Famous As: Assassin of Mahatma Gandhi
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Baramati, Maharashtra, India
Died: November 15, 1949

Nathuram Godse was an Indian man who gained notoriety for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi, a popular figure in India's successful campaign for independence from British rule. He was an advocate of Hindu nationalism and opposed many of Gandhi’s political views. He shot Gandhi thrice at point-blank range on 30 January 1948. Godse was later executed for this crime.

 28 Eleanor Tomlinson

Eleanor Tomlinson
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: England, UK

 29 Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
Famous As: Comedian
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
Died: April 20, 2016

Multi-talented English comedian, Victoria Wood was also an actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director. Wood started her career with the TV show That's Life! and established herself as one of Britain's greatest stand-up comedians. She wrote sketches, dramas, and popular sitcoms and her self-deprecating humor got her 14 BAFTA nominations of which she won four. 

 30 Sid Sriram

Sid Sriram
Famous As: Playback singer
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Chennai district Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Born in Chennai, to a Carnatic music teacher mother, Sid Sriram later moved to the US with his family. The talented singer-songwriter is a Berklee College of Music alumnus and is known for his skills mixing pop/soul and Indian classical elements. His Indian playback credits include Adiye from the film Kadal.

 31 James Fox

James Fox
Famous As: Actor
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: London, England

Veteran English actor, James Fox, has appeared in numerous critically acclaimed movies. With an extensive career spanning over seven decades, he hails from a well-known acting family. He began acting as a child and went on to build a successful career. After taking a break from acting for a few years, he returned to acting, appearing primarily in TV shows.

 32 Phil Rudd

Phil Rudd
Famous As: Drummer, best known as the drummer of AC/DC across three stints
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 33 Shooter Jennings

Shooter Jennings
Famous As: Singer- Songwriter
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S

Shooter Jennings is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In addition to releasing his songs and albums, Jennings also produces tracks and albums for several other bands like Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Fifth on the Floor, and Hellbound Glory. Shooter Jennings is also credited with forming a multi-format recording company and a label named Black Country Rock.

 34 Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins
Famous As: Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Birth Year: 1795
Birthplace: Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 24, 1873

 35 Rohan Marley

Rohan Marley
Famous As: Co-founder of Marley Coffee
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Rohan Marley is a Jamaican entrepreneur and son of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley. A former football player, Marley played for the University of Miami, where he was teammates with Dwayne Johnson, Ray Lewis, and Warren Sapp. He then went on to play professional football for the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League.

 36 Nancy Kwan

Nancy Kwan
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Hong Kong
Born to a British mother and a Chinese father, Nancy Kwan became a symbol of the rise of Asian artists in Hollywood. She earned her breakthrough role in The World of Suzie Wong while still a budding ballerina. Following her son’s death due to HIV, she began promoting AIDS awareness.

 37 Lindsey Pelas

Lindsey Pelas
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Loranger, Louisiana, United States

 38 Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry
Famous As: Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 12, 1965

Lorraine Hansberry was a writer and playwright best remembered for her play A Raisin in the Sun which emphasizes the plight of African-Americans living under racial segregation. At the age of 29, Lorraine Hansberry received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, becoming the youngest playwright and the first African-American dramatist to win the prestigious award.

 39 Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller
Famous As: Actor, Model
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Atherton, California

 40 Bill Laimbeer

Bill Laimbeer
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 41 Israel Houghton

Israel Houghton
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Oceanside, California
Christian music singer Israel Houghton has won four Grammys for his traditional and contemporary gospel albums. He works with his backing band New Breed, and his albums are credited to Israel & New Breed. He has also been a worship leader for Champions for Christ and Promise Keepers.

 42 Nancy Astor

Nancy Astor
Famous As: Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton (1919-45)
Birth Year: 1879
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 2, 1964

 43 Jermell Charlo

Jermell Charlo
Famous As: Boxer
Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

 44 Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers
Famous As: Basketball player
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

 45 Aleister Black

Aleister Black
Famous As: Wrestler
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Alkmaar, Netherlands

 46 Heather Watson

Heather Watson
Famous As: Tennis player
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

Heather Watson is a professional tennis player who has won nine career titles so far, including four singles titles. In 2012, she became the first British female player to win a WTA singles title since 1988. In 2016, she won the mixed-doubles at Wimbledon, becoming the first British player to win at Wimbledon since Joanna Mary Durie in 1987. 

 47 Bérénice Marlohe

Bérénice Marlohe
Famous As: Actress
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Paris, France

Bérénice Marlohe is a French actress best known for her performance in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall. Apart from acting, Marlohe is also known for her modeling skills; she is popular for her association with the Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega Watches for which she is a brand ambassador.

 48 Nellie Melba

Nellie Melba
Famous As: Opera Singer
Birth Year: 1861
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931

Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.

 49 Dick Scobee

Dick Scobee
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut
Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Cle Elum
Died: January 28, 1986

 50 BlocBoy JB

BlocBoy JB
Famous As: Rapper
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on May 19

People born on May 19th tend to be deep and logical thinkers with humanitarian interests. They are warm and loving friends, but often find that they feel quite insecure despite a plethora of friends. These individuals give excellent advice because they are great leaders and good listeners but they almost never ask for advice from others. Those born on the 19th of May are strong and stubborn with an intense motivation and initiative in both their private and professional lives.

Overall, people born on May 19th are healthy. However, they sometimes become lazy in terms of cooking meals and eat food that is not particularly healthy. In addition, they often lose sleep due to their busy schedules. So, maintaining a healthy diet and getting plenty of sleep are important to those born on the 19th of May.

Those born on the 19th of May tend to be a bit frivolous with their money but only on occasions that are important to them. Overall, these individuals are able to save enough money to live comfortably but they rarely show off their financial well-being by purchasing expensive material items.

Most people born on May 19th dislike desk jobs because they prefer each day to be different. Working outdoors is an ideal option for these individuals. They also enjoy careers that involve using their hands and they have an innate ability to climb to the top of their profession.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
People born on the 19th of May make wonderful, loyal friends because they are fun to be around and generous with their time. In terms of relationships, these people tend make excellent partners because they love easily and care deeply for their partners. However, they sometimes feel insecure which can make them become possessive. In terms of parenting, those born on this day often befriend their children. As such, they fall upon their partner for teaching the children discipline and self-control.

Lucky Colors: Blue, Periwinkle, Sea Green
Lucky Numbers: 1, 10, 19, 28, 37, 46, 55
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Friday
Lucky Days (of the month): 15, 24