Birthdays in History in May 1884

  • May 2 François de Vries, Dutch economist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1958)
  • May 5 Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)

Person of interestHarry Truman

May 8 Harry Truman, 33rd US President (D - 1945-53), born in Lamar, Missouri (d. 1972)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • May 21 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (d. 1920)
  • May 23 Corrado Gini, Italian sociologist (d. 1965)
  • May 28 Edvard Benes, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48)
  • May 28 Theo(door) van Reijn, Dutch sculptor/lithographer