Famous People Born in May 1907

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Jan Pauw, CEO (Aruban Theater Group)
  • May 1 Oliver Hill, civil rights attorney (d. 2007)
  • May 1 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • May 2 Pinky Lee, American children's show host (Pinky Lee Show), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • May 3 Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist (Midnight Earl), born in Rockford, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • May 4 Lincoln Kirstein, American writer and impresario, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Benny Baker, American actor (18 Again, Sting II, Thunderbirds), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Kenneth Muir, English scholar
  • May 5 Yoritsune Matsudaira, composer
  • May 6 Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach (Baltimore Colts, NY Jets)
  • May 7 Jef van Durme, Belgian composer, born in Kemzeke-Waas, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • May 8 Arturo de Córdova [Arturo García Rodríguez], Mexican actor (Medal for Benny), born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico (d. 1973)
  • May 9 Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)
  • May 9 Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • May 9 Fred Warngård, Swedish athlete (d. 1950)
  • May 10 Harilaos Perpessas, composer

  • May 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), born in Nashua, Iowa (d. 1987)
  • May 11 Rose Ausländer, German poet (d. 1988)
  • May 11 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)

Person of interestKatharine Hepburn

May 12 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • May 12 Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
  • May 13 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
  • May 13 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
  • May 13 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
  • May 14 Dick Bentley, entertainer
  • May 14 Mohammed Ayub Khan, general/premier/president (Pakistan)
  • May 14 Hans von der Groeben, German diplomat (d. 2005)
  • May 14 Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)
  • May 15 Josef Alexander, composer
  • May 15 Phillip Piratin, communist
  • May 15 Sukhdev Thapar, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)
  • May 16 Robert Tisdall, Irish 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1932)
  • May 17 Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
  • May 17 Ilona Schacherer Elek, fencer (Olympic gold 1936, 48), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • May 18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • May 18 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist
  • May 18 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • May 21 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • May 22 Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1986)

Person of interestLaurence Olivier

May 22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

Person of interestHergé

May 22 Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator (The Adventures of Tintin), born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1983)

Cartoonist Hergé
Cartoonist
Hergé
  • May 23 Kenneth Allen, engineer
  • May 23 Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
  • May 25 U Nu, Wakema, Myaungmya District, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62)

Person of interestJohn Wayne

May 26 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • May 26 Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)

Person of interestRachel Carson

May 27 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • May 27 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
  • May 27 Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
  • May 28 Frederick George Emmison, archivist/historian
  • May 28 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)
  • May 28 Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
  • May 29 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, critic
  • May 29 Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • May 30 Elly Beinhorn, German pilot (d. 2007)
  • May 30 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • May 31 Valston Hancock, British air marshal