Famous People Born in May 1917

  • May 1 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
  • May 1 John Beradino, actor (Steve Hardy-General Hospital), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 1 Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)
  • May 1 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Khislavichi, Russia (d. 2001)
  • May 2 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
  • May 3 James Penberthy, composer
  • May 3 Betty Comden, American lyricist, (d. 2006)
  • May 3 Kiro Gligorov, Macedonia, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999 (d. 2012)
  • May 4 Edward Toner Cone, composer
  • May 5 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • May 6 Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
  • May 7 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
  • May 7 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert
  • May 9 George Fleming, cyclist
  • May 9 John Arnatt, actor (Circumstantial Evidence)
  • May 11 Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
  • May 12 Andre A Rieu, Dutch conductor
  • May 13 Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant
  • May 13 Wilhelmus C Wijen, [Broeder Pius], social worker (Curacao)
  • May 14 Herta Ryder, literary agent
  • May 14 Lou Harrison, American composer (Rapunzel), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 15 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist
  • May 16 George Gaynes, actor (Tootsie, Police Academy), born in Helsinki Finland (d. 2016)
  • May 16 Geraint Jones, conductor/organist
  • May 18 Charles Wintour, journalist
  • May 18 James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)
  • May 20 Enyss Djemil, composer
  • May 20 Richard Charles Cobb, historian
  • May 20 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
  • May 20 Bergur Sigurbj√∂rnsson, Icelandic politician (d. 2005)
  • May 21 Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
  • May 21 Heather Swift, local councillor
  • May 21 Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
  • May 21 Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
  • May 21 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
  • May 22 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
  • May 22 Georg Tintner, Austrian-born conductor (d. 1999)
  • May 22 Nathan Davis, American actor
  • May 22 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer
  • May 23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)
  • May 24 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • May 24 Lord Campbell of Alloway, QC
  • May 24 Theodore Hesburgh, president (Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York
  • May 25 Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
  • May 25 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
  • May 25 Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
  • May 26 Eva Szorenyi, Hungarian actress, freedom activist for Hungary
  • May 28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • May 28 Barry Commoner, biologist (Science & Survival), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 28 Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)
  • May 28 Marshall Reed, Englewood California, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup)

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May 29 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

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