Birthdays in History in May 1901

  • May 1 Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)
  • May 2 Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
  • May 2 Willi Bredel, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1964)
  • May 7 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)
  • May 10 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist
  • May 11 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
  • May 14 Robert Ritter, German psychologist (d. 1951)
  • May 15 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • May 18 Vincent du Vigneaud, US biochemist
  • May 20 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)
  • May 21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • May 22 Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • May 27 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • May 30 Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)