Famous People Born in May 1879

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May 2 James F. Byrnes, American politician and statesman influential in domestic and foreign policy in the mid-1940s, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1972)

Politician and US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes
Politician and US Secretary of State
James F. Byrnes
  • May 3 Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (d. 1950)
  • May 5 Symon Petlyura, leader Ukraine (pogroms)
  • May 6 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
  • May 6 Bedrich Hrozny, Czech orientalist (d. 1952)
  • May 10 Symon Petlura, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1926)
  • May 17 Simon Petlyura, Ukrainian independence fighter (d. 1926)
  • May 19 Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
  • May 22 Eastwood Lane, composer
  • May 22 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
  • May 22 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (Big Ship Great Aussie skipper 1920-21)
  • May 22 Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born actress, scriptwriter, and producer (d. 1945)
  • May 23 Dezs┼Ĺ Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • May 24 H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)
  • May 25 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
  • May 27 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
  • May 27 Hans Lammers, German SS officer (d. 1962)
  • May 28 Milutin Milankovic, Yugoslavian astronomer/meteorologist
  • May 30 Colin Blythe, English cricketer (outstanding slow lefty pre-WW I), born in Deptford (d. 1917)
  • May 31 Mark Hambourg, composer