Famous People Born in May 1900

  • May 1 Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • May 2 Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
  • May 5 Charles Jewtraw, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • May 5 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 5 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope)
  • May 5 Dennis Gabor, electrical engineer and physicist, Nobel Prize winner
  • May 7 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
  • May 7 Ralph Truman, actor (Web of Evidence), born in London, England
  • May 10 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed that stars are composed largely of hydrogen and are not glowing balls of molten rock, born in Wendover, England (d. 1979)
  • May 12 Helene Weigel, Austria/German actress (Metropolis, Mutter Courage)
  • May 13 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
  • May 14 Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Edgar Wind, German art historian (d. 1971)
  • May 17 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 18 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
  • May 20 Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • May 22 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
  • May 23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1946)
  • May 24 Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete and politician (d. 1954)
  • May 24 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • May 25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 27 UƂadzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • May 28 Owen Aisher, president (Marley)
  • May 28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • May 31 Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)