On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1904

  • May 6 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist and poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), born in Jämshög, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • May 6 Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-Israeli engineer and physicist (founder of the Feldenkrais method), born in Slavuta, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • May 10 David Brown, CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda)
  • May 11 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer

Person of interestSalvador Dali

May 11 Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), born in Figueres, Spain (d. 1989)

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • May 13 Earle Birney, Canadian poet and novelist who twice won the Governor General's Award, born in Calgary, Northwest Territories (d. 1995)
  • May 14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • May 14 Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
  • May 18 Jacob K. Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • May 22 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and writer (Bartje), born in Assen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • May 22 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet, born in Valga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • May 24 Kenneth Buckley, British rear-admiral (d. 1992)
  • May 24 Patrick Johnson, English physicist (d. 1996)
  • May 29 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, born in Seahouses, Northumberland (d. 1974)
  • May 29 Robert Knox, English bacteriologist (one of first to report MRSA) (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr, President of Panama (1956-60)

About May 1904

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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