On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1874

  • May 1 Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • May 3 Fran├žois Coty, French perfume manufacturer, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1934)
  • May 3 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • May 10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • May 12 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
  • May 13 Henry Clough-Leiter, American composer, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1956)
  • May 19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • May 20 Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
  • May 22 Daniel Fran├žois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, born in Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony (d. 1959)
  • May 22 Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, born in Enna, Italy (d. 1932)

Person of interestHenri Farman

May 26 Henri Farman, British-French aviator who broke several aviation records, born in Paris (d. 1958)

Aviator Henri Farman
Aviator
Henri Farman
  • May 27 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), born in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (d. 1929)
  • May 27 Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Eros Thanatos), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1942)
  • May 29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England