Famous People Born in May 1875

  • May 4 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), born in Alava, Spain (d. 1936)
  • May 4 Reggie Schwartz, English cricket spin bowler (20 Tests South Africa, 55 wickets, BB 6/47) and rugby union fly half (3 Tests England), born in London, England (d. 1918)
  • May 6 William D. Leahy, American admiral and chief of staff (1949), born in Hampton, Iowa (d. 1959)

Harriet QuimbyHarriet Quimby (1875-1912)

May 11 American pioneering aviator, 1st woman in the US to receive a pilot certificate and to cross the English Channel, born in Arcadia, Michigan [1]

  • May 18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • May 23 Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)
  • May 30 Giovanni Gentile, Italian philosopher (The Doctrine of Fascism), born in Castelvetrano, Italy (d. 1944)
  • May 31 Italo Montemezzi, Italian composer (L'amore dei tre re), born in Vigasio, Italy (d. 1952)