Famous People Born in May 1903

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May 2 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
  • May 2 Oivin Fjeldstad, composer

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May 3 Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • May 4 Luther Adler, American actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)
  • May 6 Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Basil Nield, judge/politician
  • May 8 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • May 8 Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
  • May 9 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 10 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
  • May 12 Lennox R F Berkeley, British composer (Castaway)
  • May 12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, England, actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place)
  • May 13 Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer
  • May 13 Paul Page, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 14 Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • May 15 Anny Ondra, Czechoslovakia, actress (Blackmail, Manxman)
  • May 15 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Douglas Packard, British Lt General

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May 17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • May 18 George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
  • May 20 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
  • May 21 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
  • May 21 Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
  • May 21 Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
  • May 22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • May 23 Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • May 24 Aram Katchaturian, Armenian composer, (Earth)
  • May 24 Hilding Hallnas, composer
  • May 26 Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
  • May 28 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)

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May 29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • May 30 Countee Cullen, Balt Md, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems)
  • May 30 Ray Howard-Jones, artist