On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1884

  • May 1 Felipe Boero, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1958)
  • May 1 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), born in Mayfair, London (d. 1964)
  • May 2 François de Vries, Dutch economist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • May 4 Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (21st Premier of the Republic of China 1932-35), born in Sanshui, Guangdong, Qing Dynasty (d. 1944)

Person of interestHarry Truman

May 8 Harry Truman, 33rd US President (Democrat: 1945-53), born in Lamar, Missouri (d. 1972)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • May 19 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
  • May 21 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • May 22 Alceo Toni, Italian composer, born in Lugo di Romagna (d. 1969)
  • May 23 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • May 26 Charles Winninger, American actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island, Charlie Farrell Show), born in Athens, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafka, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • May 28 Edvard Beneš, 2nd & 4th President of Czechoslovakia (1935-38, 45-48), born in Kožlany, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1948)
  • May 28 Theo van Reijn, Dutch sculptor and lithographer, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1954)