On This Day

Famous People Born in May 1913

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • May 1 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • May 1 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • May 1 Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (1939, 1941 US Amateur), born in Elma, Washington (d. 1968)
  • May 3 Earl Blackwell, American society impresario (Celebrity Register), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • May 3 William M. Inge, American playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953), born in Independence, Kansas (d. 1973)
  • May 4 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal, The Twilight Zone), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • May 4 Lady Katherine Brandram, Princess of Greece, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2007)
  • May 6 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • May 6 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • May 6 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist (d. 1992)
  • May 6 Kenneth Horne, English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • May 6 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner, born in Cornwall Gardens, Kensington, London (d. 1995)
  • May 6 Stewart Granger, English actor (Prisoner of Zenda, King Solomon's Mines), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • May 8 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 1976)
  • May 9 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)

  • May 9 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • May 11 Clare Grundman, composer
  • May 11 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • May 11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • May 13 William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • May 17 Alec Ogilvie, CEO (Powell Duffryn)
  • May 17 Desmond Barel Hirshfield, Lord Hirshfield, British chartered accountant, born in Birmingham (d. 1993)
  • May 17 Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
  • May 18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • May 19 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), born in Illur, British India (d. 1996)
  • May 19 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), born in London (d. 1995)
  • May 20 Henry Cadbury Brown, architect
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, composer

Person of interestBill Hewlett

May 20 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2001)

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Bill Hewlett
  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • May 22 Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor (The Pilgrim Lady, The Triumph of the Rat), born in Los Angeles County, California (d. 1974)
  • May 23 Ian Graeme, major-general
  • May 24 Audrey Brown, British 4 X 100m runner (Olympic silver 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 2005)
  • May 24 Willi Daume, German olympic organizer, born in H├╝ckeswagen, Germany (d. 1996)
  • May 25 J. Peter Grace, American businessman and industrialist, born in Manhasset, New York (d. 1995)
  • May 25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1965)
  • May 26 Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician, born in Bilzen, Belgium (d. 1986)

Person of interestPeter Cushing

May 26 Peter Cushing, English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England (d. 1994)

  • May 27 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, Anglican bishop (Southwark England), born in Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1995)
  • May 27 Wols [Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze], German cartoonist and painter, born in Berlin (d. 1951)
  • May 28 Gordon Wolstenholme, British physician (Ciba Foundation), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2004)
  • May 29 Douglas Black, Scottish physician and medical scientist (played a key role in the development of the National Health Service), born in Delting, Shetland (d. 2002)
  • May 29 Tony Zale, American boxer (World Middleweight Champion 1940-47, 48), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • May 30 Cedric Thorpe Davie, composer
  • May 31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral

About May 1913

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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