Birthdays in History in May 1927

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, American sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • May 11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • May 13 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • May 21 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner

  • May 24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • May 24 Timothy Bevan, British lawyer and CEO (Barclays Bank) (d. 2016)
  • May 25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • May 26 David Edgerton, American entrepreneur and founder of Burger King, born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • May 28 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • May 28 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • May 29 Carl Toms, British stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two), born in Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1999)
  • May 29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist and writer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1987)
  • May 29 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • May 30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals)
  • May 31 Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
  • May 31 James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)
  • May 31 Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)

About May 1927

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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