Famous People Born in May 1850

  • May 1 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (d. 1942)
  • May 8 Ross Barnes, baseball player (d. 1915)
  • May 10 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 12 Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman (d. 1924)
  • May 16 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • May 17 Antonio Scontrino, composer
  • May 18 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • May 20 Eaton Faning, composer
  • May 21 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • May 22 Johann Schrammel, composer
  • May 24 Ernest Albert Waterlow, water-color painter
  • May 26 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force)
  • May 27 Thomas Neill Cream, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1892)