Famous People Born in May 1904

  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
  • May 3 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
  • May 3 John Breeden, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England
  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
  • May 6 Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born founder of the Feldenkrais method (d. 1984)
  • May 8 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

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May 11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • May 13 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Sweden, equest dressage (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in New York City (d. 1986)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York

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May 21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in New York City (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, Beacon NY, actor/dir (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
  • May 22 Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)
  • May 22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (d. 1962)
  • May 24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral
  • May 24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • May 26 George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • May 29 Robert Knox, bacteriologist
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)