On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1911

  • May 5 Philip Manson-Bahr, English zoologist and specialist in tropical medicine, born in Wavertree, Liverpool, England (d. 1996)
  • May 8 Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister
  • May 9 Harry Simeone, choral director (Kate Smith Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • May 11 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
  • May 11 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
  • May 11 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (d. 2004)
  • May 14 J Borremans, Belgian politician (communist)/MP
  • May 15 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
  • May 15 Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
  • May 16 Olaff J de Landell [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer
  • May 17 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Ukrainian-American mathematician and biologist (game theory), born in Lozova, Kharkov Governorate, Russia (d. 2007)
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking, born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England (d. 2007)

Person of interestHubert Humphrey

May 27 Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69), and 1968 Presidential candidate, born in Wallace, South Dakota (d. 1978)

US Vice President Hubert Humphrey
US Vice President
Hubert Humphrey
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Israeli politician (Mayor of Jerusalem), born in Nagyvázsony, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, born in Colinton, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • May 29 Ralph Louis Wain, British agricultural scientist, born in Hyde, Cheshire (d. 2000)
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, British artist, 'father of art therapy' and collector, born in Sale, England (d. 1996)

About May 1911

How Old? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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