On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in May 1901

  • May 1 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • May 3 Gino Cervi, Italian actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja), born in Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1974)

Person of interestGary Cooper

May 7 Gary Cooper, American actor (Sgt York, High Noon), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1961)

  • May 9 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), born in Fairmont, West Virginia (d. 1976)
  • May 20 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Port of Hell, Unknown World), born n Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

About May 1901

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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