Birthdays in History in May 1929

  • May 3 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
  • May 4 Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • May 6 John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)
  • May 6 John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6 Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 7 Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
  • May 8 V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8 Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9 Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 10 Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10 Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12 Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 16 Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
  • May 16 John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • May 16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17 Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 18 Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 19 Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19 John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20 Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21 Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
  • May 23 Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 25 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • May 26 Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
  • May 28 Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29 Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29 Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)