Famous People Born in May 1870

  • May 3 Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the U.K., born in Frogmore House, Windsor, England (d. 1948)
  • May 4 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1960)

Amadeo GianniniAmadeo Giannini (1870-1949)

May 6 American banker and entrepreneur (founded Bank of America), born in San Jose, California

  • May 6 John T. McCutcheon, American cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931), born in South Raub, Tippecanoe County, Indiana (d. 1949)

Harry VardonHarry Vardon (1870-1937)

May 9 Jersey golfer (6 time British Open champion, US Open 1900), born in Grouville, Jersey

  • May 14 Zygmunt Stojowski, Polish-American concert pianist, composer, and pedagogue, born near Kielce, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1946)
  • May 19 Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • May 19 Nishida KitarĊ, Japanese philosopher (Kyoto School), born in Unoke, Japan (d. 1945)
  • May 24 Benjamin N. Cardozo, American lawyer and jurist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • May 24 Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations, born in Bovenplaats, Cape Colony (d. 1950)
  • May 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricket batsman (2 Tests; Somerset CCC, Oxford Uni CC), born in Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire, England (d. 1933)