Famous People Born in May 1888

  • May 6 Emmanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73)
  • May 9 Rolf de MarĂ©, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • May 10 Max[imilian Raoul Walter] Steiner, composer (Gone With Wind), born in Vienna, Austria

Person of interestIrving Berlin

May 11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • May 11 P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
  • May 11 Willis A. Lee, World War II U.S. naval admiral (d. 1945)
  • May 14 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England (d. 1946)
  • May 15 Jean Wahl, French philosopher
  • May 17 A P "Tich" Freeman, cricket leg-spinner (legend for Kent & England)
  • May 17 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Lake Mills, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • May 21 May Aufderheide, composer
  • May 23 Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
  • May 23 Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)
  • May 25 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

May 28 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), born in Prague, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • May 30 James A Farley, postmaster general (1932-38)
  • May 31 Jack Holt, American golddigger and actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1951)