Famous People Born in May 1898

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Eugene R. Black, American President of World Bank (1953-62), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • May 1 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • May 2 Jef Last, Dutch poet and writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1972)

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May 3 Golda Meir [Mabovitch], Israeli teacher, stateswoman and 4th Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74) "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1978)

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • May 3 Septima Poinsette Clark, American educator and civil rights activist, born in CHarleston, South Carolina (d. 1987)
  • May 6 Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, born in Fremont, Michigan (d. 1974)
  • May 6 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • May 7 Vera Chapman, English writer and Tolkien Society founder, born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1996)
  • May 10 Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)
  • May 10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 13 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (d. 2007)
  • May 14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • May 14 [Arthur] Zutty Singleton, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), born in Bunkie, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • May 15 "Arletty" Arlette-léonie Bathiat, French actress (Maxime), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1992)
  • May 16 August de Schrijver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP)
  • May 16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)

  • May 17 A. J. Casson, Canadian painter (member of Group of Seven), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
  • May 19 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (d. 1974)
  • May 21 Armand Hammer, American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • May 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • May 22 René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • May 23 Frank McHugh, American actor (Going My Way, Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)
  • May 23 Joseph H. Hazen, Hollywood lawyer (Warner Brothers), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • May 24 Kathleen Hale, British children book writer and illustrator (Orlando), born in Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • May 25 Bennett Cerf, American publisher (Random House) and panelist (What's My Line), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1971)
  • May 25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • May 25 Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • May 26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • May 26 Gérard Bertouille, Belgian composer, born in Tournai, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • May 28 Andy Kirk, American jazz musician (I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)), born in Newport, Kentucky (d. 1992)
  • May 31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • May 31 Norman Vincent Peale, Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)