Famous People Born in May 1924

  • May 1 Earl George, composer (d. 1994)
  • May 1 Enrico Josif, composer
  • May 1 Terry Southern, writer
  • May 1 Dennis Main-Wilson, British TV and radio producer (Marty, Till Death Us Do Part), born in Dulwich, London (d. 1997)
  • May 2 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
  • May 2 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • May 2 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • May 3 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Ken Tyrrell, English founder of eponymous F1 racing team (d. 2001)
  • May 4 Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva, composer
  • May 5 Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, director (Monday's Child), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 5 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • May 6 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • May 6 Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • May 7 Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • May 8 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)
  • May 9 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • May 9 Connie Russell, American singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), born in NYC, New York
  • May 9 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • May 9 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • May 11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • May 11 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • May 11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician

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May 12 Tony Hancock, English comedian and actor (Hancock's Half Hour), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1968)

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  • May 12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  • May 13 Harry Schwarz, South African MP and Ambassador to the US
  • May 13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • May 14 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • May 14 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, born in Eastchurch, Kent (d. 2014)
  • May 14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 15 Andrea Gyarmati, Hungary water polo player (Olympics, 1948-60), (d. 2013)
  • May 15 Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 15 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
  • May 15 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • May 15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • May 16 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)
  • May 16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Frantisek Kovaricek, composer
  • May 17 Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • May 17 Thomas Baird, vice-admiral
  • May 18 Jack Whitaker, sportscaster (ABC, CBS), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie, Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York
  • May 18 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, born in Gagry, USSR (d. 2005)
  • May 19 Sandy Galbraith Wilson, composer
  • May 20 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
  • May 21 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • May 21 Robert Parris, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • May 22 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
  • May 22 Claude Andre Francois Ballif, composer
  • May 23 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • May 23 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • May 23 V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)
  • May 25 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • May 26 Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
  • May 28 Edward du Cann, CEO (Lonrho)
  • May 28 Lord Rippon, British MP
  • May 28 Reginald Eyre, solicitor/MP
  • May 30 Norbert Schemansky, USA, middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1952)
  • May 31 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D),1st African American woman cabinet member, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • May 31 Russell Endean, cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)