Famous People Born in May 1912

  • May 1 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano
  • May 1 Felipe Padilla de Leon, composer
  • May 1 Otto Kretschmer, German U-Boat commander (d. 1998)
  • May 2 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
  • May 2 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
  • May 3 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • May 4 Lou Brown, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 5 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 W Fenton Morley, preacher
  • May 6 Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)
  • May 6 Bill Quinn, American actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • May 6 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral
  • May 7 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
  • May 8 George Woodcock, author
  • May 8 Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)
  • May 9 Pedro Armendariz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love)
  • May 9 Per Imerslund, "The aryan idol" (d. 1943)
  • May 10 Edward Gardner, Queen's Court/MP
  • May 10 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • May 10 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • May 11 Foster Brooks, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • May 11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 12 Marshall Royal, jazz sax/clarinet
  • May 12 Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General (d. 2004)
  • May 13 Helen Craig, American actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1986)
  • May 13 Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
  • May 13 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Marguerite Fawdry, museum curator
  • May 15 Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer
  • May 15 Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • May 15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • May 16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Archibald Cox, special prosecutor (Watergate)
  • May 17 Clarence "Ace" Parker, NFL QB (Brooklyn, Boston Yanks)
  • May 17 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor
  • May 18 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer
  • May 18 Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)
  • May 18 Richard Brooks, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 20 Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 21 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • May 21 Monty Stratton, baseball player (d. 1982)
  • May 22 Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch farmer and politician (Farmers Party)
  • May 23 David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
  • May 23 John Payne, American actor (Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • May 23 Marius Goring, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust), born in Isle of Wight, England
  • May 23 Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
  • May 24 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • May 24 Joseph Anthony, [Deuster], US director/actor (Matchmaker, Tomorrow)
  • May 25 Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
  • May 25 Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
  • May 26 Janos Kádár, premier Hungary (1956-58)
  • May 26 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger), born in Ontario, Canada
  • May 27 John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)

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May 27 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

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  • May 27 Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • May 28 Leslie Monson, diplomat
  • May 28 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • May 28 Herman Johannes, Indonesian scientist and politician (d. 1992)
  • May 29 John B M R "John" Hanlo, Dutch poet (Go to the Mosque)
  • May 29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Alexander Langsdorf, physicist
  • May 30 Hugh Griffith, Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!)
  • May 30 Joseph Stein, American dramatist and playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • May 30 Julian Gustave Symons, writer
  • May 31 Barbara Pepper, American actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), born in NYC, New York
  • May 31 Dave O'Brien, Big Springs TX, actor (Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid)
  • May 31 Henry M "Scoop" Jackson, (Sen-D-Wash)
  • May 31 Martin Schwarzschild, US astronomer (evolution)
  • May 31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
  • May 31 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American experimental physicist (conducted the Wu experiment), born in Liuhe, China (d. 1997)