Famous People Born in May 1894

  • May 5 Kit Guard, Denmark, actor (El Diablo Rides, Kid Courageous)
  • May 6 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • May 10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • May 11 Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
  • May 11 Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • May 11 Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
  • May 12 Cleo Ridgely, NY, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama)
  • May 13 Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, 2nd President of Iceland (d. 1972)
  • May 20 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)
  • May 20 Chandrashekarendra Saraswati, Indian Hindu sage, Jivanmukta (d. 1994)
  • May 25 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
  • May 27 Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
  • May 27 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
  • May 28 Sammy White, RI, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
  • May 29 Beatrice Lillie, comedian/actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 29 Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Der blaue Engel)
  • May 30 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
  • May 31 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts