Famous People Born in May 1913

  • May 1 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab (d. 1973)
  • May 1 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • May 1 Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (1939, 1941 US Amateur), born in Elma, Washington (d. 1968)
  • May 1 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • 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 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 in Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • May 9 Victor Smith, Australian Admiral (Australian Chief of Naval Staff, 1st RAN officer promoted to admiral), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1998) [1]
  • May 11 Clare Grundman, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • May 11 Robert Jungk, Austrian publicist (d. 1994)
  • May 11 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • May 13 William Tolbert, Liberian politician (President Liberia 1971-80), born in Bensonville, Liberia (d. 1980)
  • May 16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 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 pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), born in Narbonne, France (d. 2001)
  • May 19 Bert Hardy, English photographer (Picture Post), born in London (d. 1995)
  • May 19 Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), born in Illur, British India (d. 1996)
  • May 20 Henry Cadbury Brown, English architect (Royal College of Art), born in Sarratt, England (d. 2009)
  • May 20 Ion Dumitrescu, Romanian classical and film score composer (The Sun Rises), born in Otesani, Romania (d. 1996)

Bill HewlettBill Hewlett (1913-2001)

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

  • May 21 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, born in Athens, Greece (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 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 (Virginia) "Ginny" Simms, American singer (Kay Kyser Band), actress (Night and Day), and radio star, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1994) [1]
  • 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)

Peter CushingPeter Cushing (1913-1994)

May 26 English actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who), born in Kenley, Surrey, England

  • 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, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1983)
  • May 31 Albert Delvaux, Belgian composer (Symphonia Burlesca), born in Louvain, Belgium (d. 2007)
  • May 31 Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), born in Union, South Carolina (d. 1989)

About May 1913

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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