Elijah McCoy (May 2, 1844 – October 10, 1929)
Elijah McCoy was an Engineer and Canadian-American inventor. He was best known for discovering lubrication devices, which are used to make train travel more efficient.
Catherine II (2 May 1729 – 17 November 1796)
Catherine II is often called Yekaterina Alexeevna, was the longest serving empress of Russia, ruling from 9 July, 1762 to till her death in 1796.
Theodor Herzl (May 2, 1860 – July 3, 1904)
Journalist, Activist, Playwright
Theodor Herzl was a journalist for Allgemeine Zeitung of Vienna and also was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism.
Jacob Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914)
Photographer, Writer, Social Reformer
Jacob Riis was a social documentary photographer and also wrote a book named as “How the Other Half Lives”, which is led to a revolution in social reform.
Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859)
Educator, U.S. Representative
Horace Mann was an educational reformer and American politician. He was best known for promoting universal public education.
Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998)
Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Tammy Wynette is often called Virginia Wynette Pugh, was an American country music singer-songwriter. She was an American music icon and one of the biggest selling female singers.
Rubin Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014)
Rubin Carter was an American-Canadian middleweight boxer who was twice wrongfully convicted of a triple murder and freed after almost 2 decades.
Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897)
Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. He wrote symphonies, concert music and also choral compositions.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (8 May 1753 – 30 July 1811)
Priest, Activist, Folk Hero
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla also called as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, was Mexican Catholic priest who called for strike against the Spanish.
Ricky Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985)
Film Actor, Television Actor, Guitarist, Songwriter
Ricky Nelson was an American singer and songwriter. In his childhood, he was acted in many films like The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet etc.
J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi (9 May 1773 – 25 June 1842)
Historian, Economist, Writer
J.C.L. Simonde de Sismondi was a Swiss historian and political theorist. He knew for his best writings on the dangers of unregulated capitalism and his economic ideas.
Montgomery Blair (May 10, 1813 – July 27, 1883)
Government Official, U.S. Representative, Lawyer
Montgomery Blair was a 19th century lawyer and politician from Maryland. He was born in Franklin County, Kentucky.
Charles W. Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918)
U.S. Vice President, U.S. Representative, Lawyer
Charles Warren Fairbanks was U.S. attorney and senator from Indiana (1897 – 1905). He was the 26th Vice President of the United States under Theodore Roosevelt.
Robert Baldwin (May 12, 1804 – December 9, 1858)
Robert Baldwin was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He got the first responsible ministry in Canada with his partner Louis Hippolyte LaFontaine.
Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963)
Georges Braque, a famous French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. He was well known to the world by inventing Cubism with Pablo Picasso.
Debendranath Tagore (15 May 1817 – 19 January 1905)
Debendranath Tagore, an Indian Hindu philosopher and religious reformer who is from Brahmo Samaj. Brahmo Dharma is the book written by him about the Religion of God.
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (16 May 1718 – 9 January 1799)
Maria Gaetana Agnesi, is a philospher and first woman of mathematician in Western world. She had written the book for Analytical Institutions in Italian.
I.L. Peretz(May 18, 1852 – 3 April 1915)
I.L. Peretz, full name is Isaac Leib Peretz was a famous Jewish author and playwright from Poland. He is best known after writing folktales, ballads and plays about the ideals of Judaism.
Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor (19 May 1879 – 30 September 1952)
Royalty, Publisher, Business Leader
Waldorf Astor is often called 2nd Viscount Astor, who became Member of Parliament. He is an American-born English politician and also worked as newspaper proprietor.
Laurance Rockefeller (May 26, 1910 – July 11, 2004)
Environmental Activist, Business Leader, Philanthropist
Laurance Rockefeller full name is Laurance Spelman Rockefeller, an American philanthropist. He founded the American Conservation Association and place conservationism on the American agenda.