Birthdays in History in May 1874

  • May 1 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter , born in Rome, Italy
  • May 3 Francois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
  • May 3 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
  • May 10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • May 12 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
  • May 20 Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
  • May 22 Daniel Fran├žois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, born in Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony (d. 1959)
  • May 26 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
  • May 27 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • May 29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England