Famous People Born in May 1926

  • May 1 Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician
  • May 2 Gérard D. Lévesque, Quebec politician (d. 1993)
  • May 4 Gerlind Reinshagen, German writer, born in Konigsberg
  • May 4 Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)
  • May 5 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • May 6 John Hamilton-Jones, CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Maj-Gen
  • May 6 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • May 6 [Martin] Ross Hunter, actor (Ever Since Paris), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 6 Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Val Bisoglio, actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 David Attenborough, Naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" Series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • May 8 Don Rickles, comedian (Don Rickles Show, CPO Sharkey), born in Queens, New York
  • May 8 Erico Menczer, Fiume Italy, cinematographer (Chosen, Miranda)
  • May 8 Ronald Waterhouse, British high court judge (d.2011)
  • May 9 Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)
  • May 9 Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
  • May 9 Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
  • May 9 Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
  • May 10 Duncan Watson, president (World Blind Union)
  • May 10 Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
  • May 11 Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
  • May 11 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 12 Earl Hutto, Panama City Fla, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
  • May 12 Mervyn M Dymally, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • May 13 Beatrice Arthur [Frankel], American actress (Maude, Golden Girls), born in NYC, New York
  • May 13 Wallace Breem, British author
  • May 13 Dewey Philip "Daddy-O", American pioneering DJ, born in Crump, Tennessee (d. 1968)
  • May 14 Cestmir Gregor, composer
  • May 14 Eric Morecambe, comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), born in London, England
  • May 15 Anthony Shaffer, Engish playwright (Sleuth), twin brother to Peter, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • May 15 Clermont Pepin, composer
  • May 15 Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother to Anthony, born in Liverpool (d. 2016)
  • May 16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • May 17 Cicely Berry, voice director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • May 17 David Young, Lt-Gen/CEO (Cairn Tech)
  • May 17 David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamverlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • May 17 Geoffrey Caston, vice chancellor (U of South Pacific)
  • May 17 Tenniel Evans, rev/actor (10 Rillington Place, My Brother's Keeper)
  • May 18 Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  • May 19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • May 19 Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author
  • May 19 David Jacobs, British broadcaster (Juke Box Jury), born in London (d. 2013)
  • May 20 David Hedison, Providence RI, actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
  • May 20 John Lucarotti, scriptwriter
  • May 20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • May 20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)
  • May 21 Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
  • May 21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • May 21 Rick Jason, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
  • May 24 Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • May 24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • May 25 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics) born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • May 26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
  • May 26 Dirch Passer, Danish actor
  • May 26 Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • May 27 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
  • May 29 Charles Denner, Tarnow Poland, actor (And Now My Love)
  • May 30 Christine Jorgensen, pioneer transsexual (born George William Jorgensen, Jr)
  • May 30 Edouard Van Remoortel, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symph), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • May 30 James Whitman McLamore, businessman
  • May 31 Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster
  • May 31 Probir Sen, cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)
  • May 31 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man (d. 2008)