Famous People Born in 1903

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 421

  • Jan 2 Anton van Duinkerken [Willem Jan Marie Anton Asselbergs], Dutch poet and academic, born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • Jan 2 Kane Tanaka, Japanese centenarian (world's 2nd oldest recorded person), born in Wajiro Village, Japan (d. 2022)
  • Jan 3 Charles Foulkes, Canadian general who accepted German WWIII surrender in Netherlands, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, (d. 1969)
  • Jan 4 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Jan 5 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post, born in Campbell Town, Australia (d. 1957)
  • Jan 5 Leighton Lucas, English composer & conductor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1982)
  • Jan 6 Boris Blacher, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), born in Yingkou, China (d. 1975)
  • Jan 6 Francis L. Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • Jan 6 Maurice Abravanel, American classical music conductor, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 1993)
  • Jan 6 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • Jan 7 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • Jan 7 Albrecht Haushofer, German geographer and writer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Jan 7 Shalva Azmayparashvili, Georgian composer and conductor, born in Tbilisi (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, Russian composer and conductor, born in Moscow (d. 1986)
  • Jan 8 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), born in Redfield, South Dakota (d. 1976)
  • Jan 9 Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator, born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1969)
  • Jan 10 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor & actress (Rescued by Rover), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1975)
  • Jan 10 Jean Morel, French-born American conductor, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1975)
  • Jan 10 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • Jan 10 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)

Alan PatonAlan Paton (1903-1988)

Jan 11 South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

  • Jan 12 Igor Kurchatov, Russian nuclear physicist, born in Sim, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1960)
  • Jan 15 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Jan 16 Peter Brocco, American actor blacklisted in the 1950's (Spartacus: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Jan 17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • Jan 17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • Jan 18 (Wilford) "Min" Leibrook, American jazz tuba player and bassist (Paul Whiteman Orchestra), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • Jan 18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German-British opera composer (Beatrice Cenci), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 Alfred Beit, British politician and art philanthropist, born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 20 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Jan 20 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, English theatre historian, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • Jan 22 Robin Milford, English composer, born in Oxford, England (d. 1959)
  • Jan 23 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician, born in Cucunubá, Colombia (d. 1948)
  • Jan 24 Robert Gwathmey, American social realist artist (Arts & Letters), born in Manchester, Virginia (d. 1988)
  • Jan 27 John Eccles, Australian neurologist (1963 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on the synapse), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • Jan 28 Kathleen Lonsdale, Irish-born British pacifist and crystallographer (one of 1st two women elected to Royal Society), born in Newbridge, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Jan 29 Cornelis Hendrik Edelman, Dutch geologist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Jan 30 G. Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology), born in Cambridge, United Kingdom (d. 1991)
  • Jan 31 Gardner Cowles Jr., American publisher (Look Magazine)t, born in Algona, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • Feb 1 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago White Sox), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Georg Rendl, Austrian miner, beekeeper and writer (The Bees Novel) (d. 1972)
  • Feb 2 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • Feb 3 (Ivy) Priaulx Rainier, South African-British composer (Ploërmel), born in Howick, Colony of Natali (now South Africa) (d. 1986)
  • Feb 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
  • Feb 4 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
  • Feb 4 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • Feb 4 Frank Howley, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans), born in Hampton, New York
  • Feb 5 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, born in Tabriz, Persia (d. 1981)
  • Feb 5 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), born in NYC, NY (d. 1975)
  • Feb 5 Nathaniel Owings, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • Feb 6 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • Feb 6 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty), born in Kortessem, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Feb 8 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)

Tunku Abdul RahmanTunku Abdul Rahman (1903-1990)

Feb 8 Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), born in Alor Star, Kedah

  • Feb 9 Georg Trexler, German composer, choirmaster, and organist (St. Trinitatis, Leipzig, 1930-70), born in Pirna, Germany (d. 1979)
  • Feb 10 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 1986)
  • Feb 10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), born in Pochep, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • Feb 11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • Feb 11 Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)
  • Feb 12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1926, 31 St. Louis Cardinals; NL batting champion 1931; MLB All Star 1933), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • Feb 12 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • Feb 13 Georges Simenon, Belgian born mystery writer (Maigret detective novels, Snow Was Black), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Feb 14 Fritz Büchtger, German composer, educator, and modern music proponent (Association for Contemporary Music; Studio for New Music), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Feb 14 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • Feb 16 (Giuseppe) "Joe" Venuti, American jazz musician and pioneer violinist considered the "father of jazz violin", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Feb 16 Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 16 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 17 Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
  • Feb 18 Nikolai Podgorny, Ukrainian Soviet statesman, Premier of the USSR (1965-77), born in n Karlovka, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Feb 19 Kay Boyle, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • Feb 19 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • Feb 20 Ella Maillart, explorer
  • Feb 20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • Feb 21 Anaïs Nin, French-Cuban writer (Delta of Venus), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1939)
  • Feb 21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Raymond Queneau [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit), born in La Havre, France (d. 1976)
  • Feb 21 Tom Yawkey, American Baseball HOF executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1933-76), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • Feb 22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • Feb 23 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • Feb 25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Feb 27 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Mar 3 Gilbert Adrian [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer
  • Mar 3 Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)
  • Mar 4 Harold Berens, British comedian and actor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Mar 4 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • Mar 4 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • Mar 6 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1924 and 1928), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Mar 6 Empress Kōjun of Japan (d. 2000)
  • Mar 10 (Leon Bismarck) "Bix" Beiderbecke, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, pianist, and composer (In A Mist), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • Mar 11 Dorothy Schiff, American owner and publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Mar 11 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)

James Franklin HydeJames Franklin Hyde (1903-1999)

Mar 11 American inventor who created silica, born in Solvay, New York

  • Mar 11 Lawrence Welk, American accordionist and orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Strasburg, North Dakota (d. 1992)
  • Mar 11 Ronald Syme, New Zealand classicist and historian, born in Eltham, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • Mar 14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • Mar 14 Mustafa al-Barzani, Kurdish leader (KDP), born in Barzan, Iraqi Kurdistan (d. 1979)
  • Mar 16 Mike Mansfield, American politician (Sen-D-Montana 1953-77) majority whip, born in New York City (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Mar 16 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Estonian-American composer (Variazioni Concertanti), born in Reval, Russian Empire (now Tallinn, Estonia) (d. 1976)
  • Mar 19 Benjamin M Telders, president of Dutch Liberal States Party
  • Mar 19 Jim Bullock, English colliery manager, unionist and pit reformist, born in Bower's Row, England (d.
  • Mar 20 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Mar 20 Vincent Richards, American tennis player (US Pro C'ships 1927-28, 30, 33), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1959)
  • Mar 22 James Sargent Russell, US pilot and admiral (WW II Pacific Ocean), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Mar 22 Jochen Klepper, German writer, born in Beuthen, Silesia (d. 1942)
  • Mar 24 Adolph F J Butenandt, German bio-chemist (Nobel 1939)
  • Mar 24 Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)
  • Mar 24 Patrick Ludlow, British actor (Naughty Husbands, Evergreen and Modesty Blaise), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 25 Frankie Carle, American orchestra leader (Golden Touch), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 25 Gertrude "Binnie" Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American concert pianist (noted for Beethoven interpretations), and pedagogue (Curtis Institute; Marlboro School of Music), born in Eger, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1991)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • Mar 30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • Mar 30 Sol C Siegel, American film producer (A Letter To Three Wives, High Society, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in New York City (d. 1982)
  • Apr 2 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (Canadian Member of Parliament), born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • Apr 3 James "Bubber" Miley, American jazz trumpet and cornet player (Duke Ellington, 1923-29 - "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo"; "Black And Tan Fantasy"), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 1932)
  • Apr 3 Peter Huchel, German poet, born near Berlin (d. 1981)
  • Apr 5 Thomas Pitfield, British composer, born in Bolton, England (d. 1999)
  • Apr 6 Harold Edgerton, foremost high-speed photographer

Mickey CochraneMickey Cochrane (1903-1962)

Apr 6 American Baseball HOF catcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 35; World Series 1929, 30, 35; AL MVP 1928, 34; Philadelphia A's, Detroit Tigers) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1934–38), born in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

  • Apr 7 Willi Forst, Austrian actor and director (Bel Amis, Operette, Vienna Blood), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • Apr 9 Gregory Pincus, American biologist and inventor (birth control pill), born in Woodbine, New Jersey (d. 1903)
  • Apr 9 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Benkelman, Nebraska (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9 Willem Pee, Belgian linguist, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Apr 10 Clare Boothe Luce, American politician and U.S. ambassador to Italy, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Apr 12 Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (Plan of Labor, Nobel 1969), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Apr 13 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman; Zara; Matchmaker), born in Southport, Sefton, England (d. 1969)
  • Apr 15 Erich Arendt, German poet and writer, born in Neuruppin, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Apr 15 John Williams, British actor (Family Affair, Dial M for Murder), born in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1983)
  • Apr 16 Paul Waner, American Baseball HOF right fielder (NL MVP 1927; NL batting champion 1927, 34, 36; MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Harrah, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Apr 17 Gregor Piatigorsky, Ukrainian-American cellist, born in Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Apr 17 Louis Jean Heydt, American character actor (Waterfront; Gone With The Wind; The Great McGinty), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Apr 17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Nicolas Nabokov, Russian composer (Holy Devil), born in Lubcza, Minsk, Belarus (d. 1978)
  • Apr 18 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1998)
  • Apr 18 Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • Apr 19 Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Apr 21 Hans Hedtoft, 14th Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-50, 53-55), born in Århus, Denmark (d. 1955)
  • Apr 22 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles 1925, 26, 28, 29, 30), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1933)
  • Apr 23 Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England (d. 1974)
  • Apr 24 Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Apr 24 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • Apr 24 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Black Byzantium), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1956)
  • Apr 25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Apr 25 Camilla Horn, German actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol), born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Apr 26 Niven Busch, American screenwriter (The Postman Always Rings Twice), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), born in Harlem, Manhattan (d. 1994)
  • Apr 27 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show; Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Apr 30 Günter Raphael, German composer (Symphony Breve), born in Berlin (d. 1960)

Benjamin SpockBenjamin Spock (1903-1998)

May 2 American pediatrician and writer (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut

  • May 2 Øivin Fjeldstad, Norwegian conductor and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1983)

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby (1903-1977)

May 3 American singer ("White Christmas", "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy") and actor ("Going My Way"), born in Tacoma, Washington

  • May 4 Elmer Layden, College Football Hall of Fame fullback (Notre Dame legendary 4-horsemen, 1st NFL Commissioner), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • May 4 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • May 5 James Beard, American culinary expert and author (Delights & Prejudices), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1985)
  • May 6 Cliff Carlisle, American country and blues musician, singer, songwriter, and yodeler ("Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad"), born in Taylorsville, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • May 7 Basil Nield, British judge and politician (Conservative Party) (d. 1996)
  • May 8 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • May 9 Walter Dehmel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1960)
  • May 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver
  • May 10 Otto Bradfisch, Nazi leader (d. 1994)
  • May 11 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball HOF 2nd baseman (6 x MLB All Star; World Series 1935; AL MVP & batting champion 1937; Detroit Tigers), born in Fowlerville, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • May 12 Lennox R. F. Berkeley, British composer and pedagogue (Castaway), born in Boars Hill, England (d. 1989)
  • May 12 Wilfrid Hyde-White, British actor (My Fair Lady, Peyton Place), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1991)
  • May 13 Alfred Pugsley, English civil engineer (R101 airship), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • May 13 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), born in Leyton, England (d. 1973)
  • May 13 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1974)
  • May 14 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • May 15 Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Douglas Packard, British Lieutenant General (d. 2000)

Cool Papa BellCool Papa Bell (1903-1991)

May 17 American Baseball HOF center fielder (NgL WorLd Series 1943, 44 Homestead Grays; 8 x NgL All Star; career BA .337), born in Starkville, Mississippi

  • May 18 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa; Last Mile; 5 Star Final; Front Page), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1967)
  • May 20 Jerzy Fitelberg, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • May 21 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney, minister and Prime Minister of Indonesia (1953-7), born in Grabag, Central Java, Dutch West Indies (d. 1975)
  • May 21 Manly Wade Wellman, Angolan born American sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet), born in Kamundongo, Portuguese West Africa (d. 1986)
  • May 21 Pedro Aramburu, Argentine army leader, President and Dictator of Argentina (1955-58), born in Río Cuarto, Argentina (d. 1970)
  • May 22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (helped develop the atomic bomb for France), born in Vannes, France (d. 1992)
  • May 23 Walter Reisch, American screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
  • May 24 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • May 26 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Sen-D-Tn), born in Madisonville, Tennessee (d. 1963)
  • May 27 Walt Kiesling, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (NFL 1920s All-Decade Team; First-team All-Pro 1929, 30, 32; Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears) and coach (Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • May 28 Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1986)

Bob HopeBob Hope (1903-2003)

May 29 English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, born in London

  • May 30 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems), born in Baltimore, Maryland

About 1903

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 8, 1902 - Jan 28, 1903),
Rabbit (Jan 29, 1903 - Feb 15, 1904)