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Famous People Born in 1904

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 447

  • Jan 1 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Jan 2 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), born in Moultrie, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • Jan 4 Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1965)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, Austrian concert violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • Jan 5 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy", born in Medford, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish composer, born in Olite, Spain (d. 1953)
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American dancer, actor, and singer (Wizard of Oz - "Scarecrow"; Partridge Family - "Grandpa Renfrew"), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • Jan 12 "Mississippi" Fred McDowell, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Rossville, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Cecil Beaton, English photographer, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • Jan 14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Brussels, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)

Person of interestCary Grant

Jan 18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England (d. 1986)

Actor Cary Grant
Actor
Cary Grant
  • Jan 18 Henri-Georges Adam, French engraver & sculptor (Grand Nude), born in Paris, France (d. 1967)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American concert accordionist,and arranger, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 James W. Watts, American neurosurgeon, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 20 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician, born in Campania, Italy (d. 1959)
  • Jan 20 Theodore Brameld, American philosopher & educator (Use of Explosive Ideas), born in Neillsville, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jan 21 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
  • Jan 21 Robert "Juice" Wilson, American jazz violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

Jan 22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jan 22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • Jan 25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)

Person of interestSeán MacBride

Jan 26 Seán MacBride, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1988)

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • Jan 26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 1 Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, American trombonist and plunger-mute pioneer (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer

Person of interestPretty Boy Floyd

Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, American gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal, born in Adairsville, Georgia (d. 1934)

  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, born in Pisino, Austrian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 3 Jimmy Starr, American screenwriter, actor (The Corpse Came C.O.D.), and gossip columnist, born in Clarksville, Texas, (d. 1990)
  • Feb 4 Herman B. Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 7 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)

Person of interestKeith Holyoake

Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), born in Pahiatua, New Zealand (d. 1983)

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, West Indian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests, 8 wickets; Trinidad; 1st of Chinese descent to play a Test match), born in Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1986)
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Havank [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), born in Lizton, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), born in Saint-Ouen, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, American orchestra leader (Stage Show), born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Temple, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen, longest ever personal name, born in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1997) disputed date
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

Person of interestGlenn Miller

Mar 1 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra - "In The Mood"; "Moonlight Srenade"; "String Of Pearls"), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Person of interestDr. Seuss

Mar 2 Dr. Seuss [Theodor Geisel], American children's author (The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1991)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpreß, A Star Fell from Heaven), born in Storozhynets, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1969)
  • Mar 6 Chris Baay, Dutch actor (Tomorrow It Will Be Better, Klatergoud, Surprise Raid), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian speed skater (Olympic gold 5,000m 1928; 500m, 5,000m 10,000m 1936), born in Lunner, Norway (d. 1969)

Person of interestReinhard Heydrich

Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), born in Halle an der Saale (d. 1942)

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)
  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
  • Mar 11 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
  • Mar 12 Ken James, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ's 1st Test, later Northants)
  • Mar 13 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Mar 14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Mar 14 Voltaire "Volly" De Faut; American jazz reed player (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Jean Goldkette), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1973)
  • Mar 15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
  • Mar 16 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Mar 18 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (d. 1926)

Person of interestJohn Sirica

Mar 19 John Sirica, American federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Mar 19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, born in Lviv, Poland (d. 1957)
  • Mar 20 B F Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Mar 21 Nikolaos Skalkottas, composer
  • Mar 21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • Mar 24 Martin Kosleck, German actor (Pursuit to Algiers, Agent for H.A.R.M.), born in Barkotzen, Pomerania, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Mar 26 Emilio Fernandez, Mexican director (La Choca, Flor Silvestre), born in El Seco Mexico (d. 1986)
  • Mar 26 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, born in Bernkastel, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Mar 26 Joseph Campbell, American professor of comparative mythology (Mythic Image), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mar 26 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Hal Kemp American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger and sweet jazz bandleader, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Akarova [Marguerite Acarin], Belgian dancer (Les Biches)
  • Mar 30 Ripper Collins, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1935, 36, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL HR leader 1934; St Louis Cardinals), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)
  • Apr 1 Juan Gil-Albert, Spanish poet and writer, born in Alcoy (d. 1994)
  • Apr 3 Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer, vedette and actress known for her ostrich feather fan and balloon bubble dances, born in Elkton, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Peter Van Steeden, composer and orchestra leader (Break the Bank), born in Amsterdam (d. 1990)
  • Apr 3 Russel Wright, American industrial designer, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • Apr 6 Kurt G Kiesinger, German chancellor (Wherever They May Be)
  • Apr 8 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree; New Guinea Patrol), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • Apr 8 John R. Hicks, British economist ( Value and Capital), (Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science 1972), born in Warwick, England (d. 1989)
  • Apr 9 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of This Earth; Dick Tracy's Dilemma; Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • Apr 9 Joseph "Sharkey" Bonano, American Dixieland jazz trumpeter and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1972)
  • Apr 10 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), born in Abrudbánya, Alsó-Fehér County, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ernest Mourant, British hematologist, born in La Hougue Bie, Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Apr 11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Apr 12 Harald Penrose, British test pilot, born in Hereford, England (d. 1996)
  • Apr 13 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, born in Sedan, Ardennes, France (d. 1995)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

Apr 14 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • Apr 14 Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer (WI vice-capt on Australian tour 1930-31), born in Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1998)
  • Apr 14 Reinout Willem van Bemmelen, Dutch geologist, born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1983)
  • Apr 14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), born in Vilkaviškis, Lithuania (d. 1974)
  • Apr 15 Arshile Gorky, Armenian-American abstract painter, born in Khorgom, Vilayet of Van, Ottoman Empire (d. 1948)
  • Apr 16 Clifford P. Case, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey, born in Franklin Park, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • Apr 16 Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (Life Jimmy Dolan, Girl from Calgary), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Edward Chodorov, Broadway playwright and director (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Apr 17 Naoomal Jeoomal, Indian cricketer (pioneer Indian Test opening batsman), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1980)
  • Apr 18 Pigmeat [Dewey] Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • Apr 20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • Apr 20 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Apr 21 Gijs van Hall, Dutch politician and Mayor of Amsterdam (1957-67), born in Amsterdam (d. 1977)

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

Apr 22 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 23 Duncan Renaldo, Spanish actor (The Cisco Kid, The Gay Amigo), born in Oancea, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Apr 23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice; More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • Apr 24 Willem De Kooning, Dutch artist (North Atlantic Light), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Apr 26 Paul-Émile Léger, Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop (Montreal), born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada (d. 1991)
  • Apr 27 Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • Apr 27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • Apr 29 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi), born in Acqualagna, Italy (d. 1962)
  • Apr 29 Russ Morgan, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • May 2 Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian composer, born in Belogradchik, Bulgaria (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Red Ruffing, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (6 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1932, 36–39, 41; NY Yankees), born in Granville, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • May 3 John Breeden, American actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • May 4 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, born in Tummāy al-Zahāyrah, Egypt (d. 1975)
  • May 5 Gordon Richards, British jockey (winner of 4,870 races), born in Donnington Wood, Telford (d. 1986)
  • May 6 Catherine Lacey, British actress (Sorcerors), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist and poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), born in Jämshög, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • May 6 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • May 6 Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli engineer and physicist (founder of the Feldenkrais method), born in Slavuta, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • May 8 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), born in London (d. 1996)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

Person of interestSalvador Dali

May 11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • May 13 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, born in Calgary, Northwest Territories (d. 1995)
  • May 13 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
  • May 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • May 16 Hugh Plaxton, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • May 18 Jacob K. Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • May 19 Anthony Bushell, British actor (Journey's End, A Night to Remember), born in Kent, England (d. 1997)
  • May 19 Sven Thofelt, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1928)
  • May 20 Russell Hardie, American actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1973)

Person of interestFats Waller

May 21 Thomas "Fats" Waller, American jazz organist, piano player, singer and composer ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose";"Hot Chocolate"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • May 21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • May 22 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and writer (Bartje), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • May 22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, born in Valga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • May 24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral (d. 1992)
  • May 24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Kurt Thomas, German composer, born in Tönning, Germany (d. 1973)
  • May 26 George Formby, British singer and comedian, born in Wigan, Lancashire, England (d. 1961)
  • May 26 Vlado Perlemuter, Lithuanian-French pianist, born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2002)
  • May 27 Chūhei Nambu, Japanese track and field athlete (Olympic gold 1932), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, born in Tiflis (d. 1984)
  • May 29 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, born in Seahouses, Northumberland (d. 1974)
  • May 29 Robert Knox, English bacteriologist (one of first to report MRSA) (d. 2000)
  • May 29 Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), born in Rochester, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)
  • May 31 Otto "Toby" Hardwicke, American jazz alto saxophone player (The Washingtonians, 1923-28; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1932-46 - "Sophisticated Lady"; "In A Sentimental Mood"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1970)
  • May 31 Stan Brenders, Belgian jazz pianist and bandleader, born in Brussels (d. 1969)

Person of interestJohnny Weissmuller

Jun 2 Johnny Weissmuller, American actor (Tarzan), swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), born in Freidorf, Romania (d. 1984)

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller

About 1904

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