Famous People Born in May 1894

  • May 5 Kit Guard, Danish 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, Belgian sailor (Olympic gold 1920)
  • May 11 Martha Graham, American choreographer (Appalachian Spring), Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • May 12 Cleo Ridgely, American silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), born in NYC, New York (d. 1962)
  • 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 (Die Nacht), born in Courbevoie, Seine, France (d. 1961)
  • May 28 Sammy White, RI, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off)
  • May 29 Beatrice Lillie, Canadian comedian and actress (Around World in 80 Days), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • 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