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Famous Australian May Birthdays

May 1 to 15     May 16 to 31

Were you or someone you know born in May? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even a Nobel Prize winner that have May birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Aussies Born in May A little bit about them . . .
16 May 1969   Danielle Spencer Australian actress (Home and Away, All Saints, Hampton Court, Beastmaster), singer (White Monkey, On Your Side), wife of actor Russell Crowe
17 May 1943 -2004 Johnny Warren Australian footballer, coach, broadcaster, inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1988
19 May 1861 -1931 Dame Nellie Melba
Helen Porter Mitchell
Australian opera soprano, first Australian to receive international recognition as a classical musician, appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918 for her charity work during WWI.
19 May 1954   Phil Rudd
Phillip Rudzevecuis
Australian musician, AC/DC drummer, inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003
19 May 1974   Andrew "Joey" Johns Australian rugby league footballer, named in list of Australia's 100 Greatest Players
20 May 1953   Robert Keith Doyle Australian politician, 103rd Lord Mayor of Melbourne
20 May 1981   Mark Winterbottom Australian race car driver, winner 2003 Konica V8 Supercar Series
21 May 1930   Malcolm Fraser
John Malcolm Fraser
22nd Prime Minister of Australia (1975-83), Australian Liberal Party, awarded Human Rights Medal in 2000
21 May 1948   Jonathan Hyde Australian-born actor (Titanic, The Mummy, Jumanji, Anaconda)
21 May 1979   James Clancy Phelan Australian novelist (Fox Hunt, Patriot Act)
22 May 1957   Gary Sweet Australian actor (The Sullivans, Police Rescue, Big Sky, Stingers), 2 Logie Awards (1982, 1994)
24 May 1976   Catherine Cox Australian netballer, received gold (2007) & silver (2003) Netball World Championships, gold (2002) & silver (2006, 2010) Commonwealth Games
24 May 1977   Kym Valentine Maltese-Australian actress (Neighbours, Home and Away, Candid Camera)
24 May 1953   "Little" Nell Campbell
Laura Campbell
Australian actress, singer (Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Killing Fields)
25 May 1935 -1988 Victoria Shaw
Jeanette Elphick
Australian actress, (Edge of Eternity, Westworld, Charlie's Angels, Ironside, General Hospital)
25 May 1970   Danni Roche Australian field hockey player, she won gold at the 1996 Olympics
26 May 1988   Joel Selwood Australian footballer, selected All-Australian 2009 & 2010
27 May 1815 -1896 Sir Henry Parkes Australian politician, served as NSW Premier 5 times, "Father of Federation", his image appears on Australian 1996 $1 coin and $5 note issued 2001
27 May 1954   Pauline Lee Hanson Australian politician, businesswoman, former leader of political party One Nation.
27 May 1971   Wayne Carey Australian rules footballer, All-Australian 7 times
28 May 1912 -1990 Patrick White Australian novelist (Happy Valley, Voss, Tree of
), awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973 and Australian of the Year in 1973
28 May 1964   Jeff Fenech Maltese-Australian boxer, retired with a record of 31 wins (21 by knockout), 3 losses, and 1 draw, International Boxing Hall of Fame 2002
28 May 1968   Kylie Minogue Australian actress (Sullivans, Neighbours), singer (Locomotion, Spinning Around, Showgirrl), Logie award 19871990, Gold Logie in 1988, ARIA awards 2002, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988, ARIA Hall of Fame 2011, and many others
29 May 1975   Natarsha Belling Australian news presenter
29 May 1973   Myf Warhurst Australian radio presenter, TV personality (Spicks and Specks)
29 May 1975   Bianca Langham Australian field hockey player, won gold at both the 1998 Commonwealth Games and World Cup
30 May 1928 -2006 Pro Hart
Kevin Charles Hart
Australian painter, sculptor, Australian Citizen of the Year in 1983, known for capturing the spirit of the outback in his paintings
31 May 1955   Tommy Emmanuel Australian guitarist, won Instrumental of the Year 2007 at Tamworth, performed live at closing ceremony 2000 Summer Olympics
31 May 1969   Juliet Haslam Australian field hockey player, won gold at 1996 & 2000 Olympics, 1994 & 1998 World Cup, and the 1998 Commonwealth Games

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