On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1924

  • 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 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, born in Dadu, Pakistan (d. 2004)
  • May 3 Yehuda Amichai, Israeli poet (Now and in Other Days), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 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 Gerard Wernars, Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991)
  • May 11 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • May 11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • 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 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 Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist
  • May 15 Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • May 16 Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambian politician. Prime Minister (1962-70), President of Gambia (1970-94), born in Barajally, British Gambia
  • May 16 Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 Lord Tombs, CEO (Rolls Royce)
  • May 17 Thomas Baird, British vice-admiral
  • May 18 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, born in Gagry, USSR (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Peter Shore, MP (Labour)
  • May 23 Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
  • May 26 T. Cooper Evans, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • May 28 Edward du Cann, British politician and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1965-67), born in Beckenham, London (d. 1997)
  • May 28 Geoffrey Rippon, British MP, born in Penn, Buckinghamshire (d. 1997)
  • May 31 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D),1st African American woman cabinet member, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1985)

About May 1924

How Old? 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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