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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 . . .
01 May 1971   Damon Diletti Australian field hockey goalkeeper, Olympic medallist in 1992, 1996, 2000
02 May 1927 -2009 Ray Barrett Australian actor, received 2 AFI (Australian Film Industry) Awards
03 May 1879 -1950 Fergus McMaster Australian businessman, one of the founders of  Australian airlines Qantas
04 May 1918 -2004 Thomas Mead Australian politician and journalist
04 May 1960   Andrew Denton Australian television presenter, comedian
04 May 1978   Brett Burton Australian rules footballer, president of the AFL Players Association
05 May 1952 -2005 Campbell McComas Australian impersonator, broadcaster, Member of the Order of Australia for service to entertainment
05 May 1965   Glenn Seton Australian race car driver, won Australian Touring Car Championship in 1993 and 1997
05 May 1976   Dieter Brummer Australian TV actor (Home and Away, Underbelly)
06 May 1980   Kasumi Takahashi Japanese-Australian rhythmic gymnast, she won 5 gold medals in 1994 Commonwealth Games
07 May 1943   Peter Carey Australian author (Oscar and Lucinda), numerous literary awards including Booker Prize twice, Miles Franklin Award 3 times.
07 May 1986   Mark Furze Australian actor (Home and Away)
09 May 1913 -1998 Sir Victor Alfred Smith Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff), first Australian to achieve rank of admiral
09 May 1980   Grant Hackett Australian swimmer, winner of multiple gold medals in Olympic Games,  Commonwealth Games, Goodwill Games, and World Championships
10 May 1977   Chas Licciardello Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
11 May 1926 -1994 Frank William Thring Australian actor (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, El Cid, Ben-Hur)
11 May 1972   Anita Hegh Australian actress (Stingers)
11 May 1977   Matthew Newton Australian actor (Changi, Farscape), son of TV personality Bert Newton
11 May 1981   Lauren Jackson Australian basketball player, winner of multiple awards & honours including WNBA MVP (Most Valuable Player) 3 times, WNBA All-Star 7 times
11 May 1983   Holly Valance
Holly Vukadinovic
Australian model, singer, actress (Neighbours, Taken)
12 May 1939   Reg Gasnier Australian rugby league footballer and coach, named one of Australia's 100 Greatest Players, Member of the Order of Australia
12 May 1956   Glenn Robbins Australian comedian, writer, actor (Kath & Kim, Prisoner, Fast Forward)
12 May 1960   Lisa Frances Martin Australian marathoner, gold medallist at 1986 & 1990 Commonwealth Games, silver medal at the 1988 Olympics, 1st place NY City Marathon 1992
13 May 1962   Paul McDermott Australian comedian, actor, TV host (Good News Week)
13 May 1984   Caitlin Murphy Australian model, actress (Power Rangers)
13 May 1988   Casey Donovan Australian singer (Listen with Your Heart), winner of Australian Idol 2004 series at age 16.
14 May 1915 -1997 "Jock" Sturrock
Alexander Sturrock
America's Cup skipper and champion yachtsman, won over 400 national and state yachting championships, Australian of the Year 1962
14 May 1969   Cate Blanchett Australian actress (Heartland, Oscar and Lucinda, Elizabeth, Lord of the Rings), winner of awards including an Academy Award, 2 Golden Globes.
14 May 1984   Gary Ablett, Jr. Australian rules footballer, winner of multiple honours including the Brownlow Medal in 2009
15 May 1901 -1984  Xavier Herbert Australian author, received Miles Franklin Award in 1975 for Poor Fellow My Country
15 May 1947   Graeham Goble Australian musician, singer, record producer, founding member of Little River Band, inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame

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