Birthdays in History in May 1898

  • May 1 Eugene R Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62)
  • May 2 Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
  • May 3 Golda Meir, [Meyerson], 4th Israeli PM (1969-74), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 3 Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
  • May 6 Daniel Gerber, Freemont Mi, beloved by babies at mealtime
  • May 7 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth (d. 1996)
  • May 10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • May 13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • May 16 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • May 16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • May 17 Alfred Joseph Casson, Canadian painter (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • May 19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • May 21 Armand Hammer, American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • May 24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)
  • May 25 Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
  • May 25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • May 31 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)