On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1891

  • May 3 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1969)
  • May 4 Frederick Jacobi, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1952)
  • May 4 J. W. F. Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread), born in Amsterdam (d. 1958)
  • May 7 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • May 8 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • May 11 Henry Morgenthau Jr., US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45) who helped design the New Deal and Lend Lease programs, born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • May 13 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
  • May 14 Egon Kornauth, Austrian composer, born in Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1959)
  • May 15 Chief Nipo T Strongheart, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 15 David Vogel, Russian-born Hebrew writer (Huwelijksleven), born in Satanov, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • May 15 Fritz Feigl, Austrian Brazilian chemist (spot tests), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • May 15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright and novelist ( The Master and Margarita, Black Snow), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • May 17 Princess Alexandra, 2nd Duchess of Fife, granddaughter of King Edward VII and great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, born in East Sheen Lodge, Richmond, England (d. 1959)
  • May 18 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
  • May 19 Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916)
  • May 22 Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), born in Châlons-sur-Marne, France (d. 1985)
  • May 22 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, born in Munich (d. 1958)
  • May 22 Robert Gordon Sproul, American educator and college president (University of California), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1975)
  • May 22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)
  • May 23 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)
  • May 24 Benedictus H. Danser, Dutch taxonomist and botanist, born in Schiedam, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • May 24 William F. Albright, American old testament scholar and archaeologist, born in Coquimbo, Chile (d. 1971)
  • May 25 Robert Willem Pieter Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper), born in Haarlem, North Holland, Netherlands (d. 1956)
  • May 27 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1965)
  • May 30 Iman J van den Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter