Famous People Born in May 1895

  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • May 2 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, born in Brieg, Silesia (d. 1975)

Lorenz HartLorenz Hart (1895-1943)

May 2 American lyricist ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine") and half of the Broadway musical team Rodgers and Hart, born in Harlem, New York

  • May 2 Peggy Bacon, American author and illustrator (Off With Their Heads), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • May 3 Cornelius Van Til, Dutch philosopher and Christian apologist, Grootegast, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • May 3 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1963)
  • May 6 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (leading supporter of Nazism in Hungary), born in Szentgyörgy, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • May 6 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1974)

Rudolph ValentinoRudolph Valentino (1895-1926)

May 6 Italian actor and silent movie idol (The Sheik, Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy

  • May 8 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • May 8 Fulton J. Sheen, America bishop (Life is Worth Living), born in El Paso, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • May 8 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • May 8 Jose Gomez [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
  • May 9 Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and poet (Dogmatic Aeon), born in Lámkerék, Szeben County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1961)
  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, American actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose, Heroes for Sales), born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • May 11 Jan Parandowski, Polish writer and translator, born in Lwów, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 19780
  • May 11 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • May 12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Songs of Life), born in Madanapalle, India (d. 1986)
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 15 Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 15 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
  • May 18 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot and revolutionary, born in Niquinohomo, Nicaragua (d. 1934)
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, American pianist, organist, composer (Disney staff, 1930's; The Lord's Prayer), and educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • May 24 Hunter "Stork" Hendry, Australian cricket all-rounder (11 Tests, 1 x 100, 16 wickets; NSW CA, Victoria CA), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • May 24 Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • May 26 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1965)

Paul LukasPaul Lukas (1895-1971)

May 26 Hungarian actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx), born in Budapest, Hungary

  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, English cricket all-rounder (39 Tests, 155 wickets, 1 x 100, 5 x 50), born in Brighton, England (d. 1956)