Birthdays in History in May 1916

  • May 1 Jane Jacobs, urbanologist, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 3 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961-99 ), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • May 5 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Gordon Scarrott, engineer
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • May 16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
  • May 16 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian
  • May 20 Rev Owen Chadwick, English historian, priest and university chancellor, born in London (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • May 21 Harold Robbins, American author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Joseph Janni, producer
  • May 21 Leonard Manasseh, architect
  • May 23 Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
  • May 24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • May 25 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • May 26 Henriette Roosenburg, Dutch journalist (d. 1972)
  • May 27 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • May 28 C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite) [or Aug 28]
  • May 28 Gerald McArthur, detective
  • May 28 Walker Percy, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 30 Joseph W Kennedy, scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
  • May 31 Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)