Famous People Born in May 1886

  • May 2 Gottfried Benn, writer
  • May 3 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • May 5 Manuel Borguno, composer
  • May 8 Jef van Hoof, composer
  • May 9 Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • May 10 Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
  • May 10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • May 10 Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
  • May 12 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
  • May 12 Hermann Grabner, composer
  • May 12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
  • May 13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • May 17 Alfonso XIII of Spain (d. 1941)
  • May 18 Ole Windingstad, composer
  • May 24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
  • May 25 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • May 25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • May 26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • May 28 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 28 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
  • May 30 Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)