Birthdays in History in May 1860

  • May 2 D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
  • May 2 Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
  • May 3 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist (d. 1936)
  • May 3 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)
  • May 9 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • May 15 Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, 1st wife of US President Woodrow Wilson
  • May 19 Victor E Orlando, Italy's premier (1917-19)
  • May 20 Eduard Buchner, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • May 21 Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
  • May 25 James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
  • May 27 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
  • May 31 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)