Famous People Born in May 1885

  • May 2 Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (d. 1966)
  • May 5 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State)
  • May 7 George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso), born in Wellesvile, New York (d. 1969)
  • May 10 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, (d. 1970)
  • May 11 Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
  • May 14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • May 18 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
  • May 21 Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, wife of Prince William of Wied (d. 1936)
  • May 22 Julio Fonseca, composer
  • May 22 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian politician (d. 1924)
  • May 24 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist (d. 1948).
  • May 29 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
  • May 31 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazis escape trial (d. 1963)