Famous People Born in May 1908

  • May 1 Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)
  • May 2 William Bakewell, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 5 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Kurt Böhme, German bass (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Necil Kazim Akses, composer
  • May 7 Ed MacDonald, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
  • May 7 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer (d. 1981)
  • May 8 Arturo De Cordova, [Rodriguez], Merida Mexico, actor (Medal for Benny)
  • May 9 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • May 10 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • May 13 Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
  • May 15 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • May 16 Hilary Preston, editor
  • May 16 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
  • May 17 Sigismund Toduta, composer
  • May 19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)

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May 20 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • May 22 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (d. 1970)
  • May 22 Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)

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May 23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
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John Bardeen
  • May 23 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • May 24 Kresimir Fribec, composer
  • May 24 Michael Roberts, historian
  • May 25 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Words for the Wind)
  • May 26 Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
  • May 26 Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam
  • May 27 Alex Brown, snooker player
  • May 27 Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
  • May 27 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • May 28 Ian Lancaster Fleming, author (James Bond novels), born in London, England
  • May 30 Mel[vin J] Blanc, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig)
  • May 31 Don Ameche, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • May 31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (d. 2000)