Famous People Born in May 1920

  • 2nd Jacob Gilboa, composer
  • 2nd Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (d. 2004)
  • 2nd Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)
  • 5th John Hidalgo Moya, architect/designer (Skylon)
  • 6th John Henderson, Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England)
  • 8th Maurice Cranston, political scientist
  • 8th Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal
  • 8th Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, born in Helsinki (d. 1991)
  • 9th Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)
  • 9th William Tenn, American author
  • 10th Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 10th Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 11th Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • 11th Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
  • 13th Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )
  • 13th Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • 15th Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet
  • 16th Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
  • 16th Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 17th Harriet Van Horne, columnist/panelist (Leave it to Girls), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 17th Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

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18th John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 2005)

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  • 18th Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • 19th Tina Strobos, Netherlands, physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, (d. 2012)
  • 20th Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
  • 20th John Cruickshank, banker
  • 20th William Simpson, British trade union leader
  • 21st Anthony Steel, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), born in London, England
  • 22nd Hugh Armstrong Clegg, industrial relations academic
  • 22nd Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist (proposed steady-state theory of universe)
  • 23rd Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 23rd Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 26th Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
  • 26th Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 27th Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
  • 27th William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
  • 29th Robin Haydon, British diplomat
  • 30th George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 30th John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • 31st Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)