Birthdays in History in May 1941

  • May 2 Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
  • May 3 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
  • May 3 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • May 4 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • May 6 Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
  • May 8 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • May 8 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • May 9 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • May 10 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • May 11 Graham Miles, English snooker player

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May 16 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

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  • May 17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • May 18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • May 19 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • May 19 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • May 20 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
  • May 21 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
  • May 22 Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
  • May 24 Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
  • May 24 Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • May 26 Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
  • May 26 John Kaufman, sculptor
  • May 27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • May 27 Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
  • May 28 Guntram Vesper, writer
  • May 29 Douglas Scott, mountaineer
  • May 31 June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
  • May 31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate