Birthdays in History in May 1918

  • May 1 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • May 2 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
  • May 4 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
  • May 4 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • May 6 Sydney Chatton, England
  • May 9 Orville Freeman, (Sen-D-Mn)/Sec of Agriculture (1961-69), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 10 T Berry Brazelton, doctor (On Being a Father)
  • May 10 George Welch, American pilot (d. 1954)
  • May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
  • May 11 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)

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May 12 Julius Rosenberg, 1st US civilian executed for espionage, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
  • May 13 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • May 16 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • May 16 Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • May 16 Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)
  • May 18 George Welch, American pilot and war hero (d. 1954)
  • May 19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • May 20 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • May 21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
  • May 22 David Land, impressario
  • May 24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • May 24 D V Jennings, solicitor
  • May 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
  • May 30 Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)