On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1850

  • May 1 Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada (1911-16), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1942)
  • May 8 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1915)
  • May 10 Thomas Lipton, Scottish yachtsman (5-time America's Cup challenger) and tea merchant (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1931)
  • May 12 Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. statesman, born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • May 16 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • May 17 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, born in Trapani, Italy (d. 1922)
  • May 18 Oliver Heaviside, physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England
  • May 20 Eaton Faning, composer
  • May 21 Giuseppe Mercalli, Italian volcanologist (d. 1914)
  • May 22 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1893)
  • May 24 Ernest Albert Waterlow, English water-color painter, born in London (d. 1919)
  • May 27 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish-Canadian serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1892)