On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1853

  • May 1 Charles Lee Williams, English composer and organist, born in Winchester (d. 1935)
  • May 2 Marie Verstraete, Belgian actress (Mooi Juultje van Volendam, Frou Frou), born in Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium (d. 1928)
  • May 8 Dan Brouthers, American MLB baseball player known as the first great slugger in baseball history, born in Sylvan Lake, New York (d. 1932)
  • May 21 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (d. 1905)
  • May 26 Monroe Althouse, American composer, born in Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • May 28 Carl Larsson, Swedish painter (Midwinter Sacrifice - Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • May 30 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major) (d. 1890)
  • May 30 Karl Valentin, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1918)