On This Day

Birthdays in History in May 1943

  • May 3 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • May 4 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow

Person of interestAndreas Baader

May 6 Andreas Baader, German left-wing militant and leader of the Red Army Faction, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1977)

Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist
  • May 14 Alan B Mollohan, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • May 14 Elizabeth Ray, Marshall NC, congressman Wayne Hays' lover
  • May 14 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • May 16 Dan Coats, American politician (Rep-R-IN, 1981-89, Sen-R-IN 1989-99, 2011-17, Director of National Intelligence 2017-19), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • May 16 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 20 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician (Social Democratic Party of Germany) and professor, born in Berlin
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 25 Wynand Charl Malan, South African lawyer and politician, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • May 28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • May 29 E. Thomas Coleman, American politician (Rep-R-MO, 1976-93), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • May 31 Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield

About May 1943

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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