Famous People Born in May 1908

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Giovannino Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone), born in Roccabianca, Emilia, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1968)
  • May 2 William Bakewell, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Gone with the Wind), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • May 5 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • May 5 Kurt Böhme, German bass, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 1999)
  • May 7 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • May 8 Laura Liddell, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah), born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1992)
  • May 9 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
  • May 10 Carl Albert, (D) speaker of the House
  • May 10 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP
  • May 13 Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
  • May 15 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, Akarp Sweden, composer (Linden)
  • May 16 Hilary Preston, editor
  • May 16 Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)
  • May 17 Sigismund Toduţă, Romanian composer, born in Simeria, Romania (d. 1991)
  • May 19 Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)

Person of interestJames Stewart

May 20 Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)

  • May 22 Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer (Tang), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1970)
  • May 22 Horton Smith. American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1963)

Person of interestJohn Bardeen

May 23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • May 23 Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
  • May 24 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, born in Daruvar, Croatia (d. 1996)
  • May 24 Michael Roberts, English historian, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire (d. 1996)
  • May 25 Theodore Roethke, American poet (Words for the Wind), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1963)
  • May 26 Robert Morley, British actor (Marie Antoinette, The Young Ones, How the Other Half Loves), born in Semley, Wiltshire, England (d. 1992)
  • May 26 Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ, Prime Minister of South Vietnam, born in Long Xuyên, Annam, French Indochina (d. 1976)
  • May 27 Alex Brown, English snooker player, born in London (d. 1995)
  • May 27 Harold Rome, American composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Melle Oldeboerrigter, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • May 28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • May 29 Dick Metz, American golfer (US Open 1938 runner-up; 10 PGA Tour titles), born in Arkansas City, Kansas (d. 1993)
  • May 30 Mel Blanc, American voice actor, comedian best known for his Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • May 31 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • May 31 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 2000)

About May 1908

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)