History Quiz / Born on this day (May)

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Can you name the individuals born on each day of May?

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DateNameDescription (year of birth)
May 1British general and victor in the Peninsula War and the Battle of Waterloo (1769)
May 2German-born Empress of Russia under whom Russia emerged as a great power (1729)
May 3Italian political theorist who wrote The Prince (1469)
May 4Actress who starred in Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady and Roman Holiday (1929)
May 5Philosopher and co-author of the Communist Manifesto (1818)
May 6Austrian psychoanalyst who divided the human mind into the ego, the super-ego and the id (1856)
May 7Russian composer who composed Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty (1840)
May 8US President in the final stages of WWII and began the policy of containing Communism (1884)
May 9Singer-songwriter who had hit records with Uptown Girl and Just the Way You Are (1949)
May 10Lead singer of U2 (1960)
May 11Spanish surrealist painter whose works include The Persistence of Memory (1904)
May 12Crimean War nurse known as the Lady of the Lamp (1820)
May 13Boxer nicknamed the Brown Bomber who was World Heavyweight Champion from 1937-49 (1914)
May 14Director who created the Star Wars franchise (1944)
May 15French physicist who received the Nobel Prize for his research into radioactivity (1859)
May 16Irish actor who first played James Bond in Goldeneye (1953)
DateNameDescription (year of birth)
May 17English scientist who pioneered the smallpox vaccination (1749)
May 18Roman Catholic Pope from 1978-2005 (1920)
May 19President of Vietnam after whom Saigon was renamed (1890)
May 20Actress and singer known for the songs I Got You Babe and Believe and the film Moonstruck (1946)
May 21American rapper murdered in 1997 (1972)
May 22Author and creator of the Sherlock Holmes novels (1859)
May 23Led the Barons' revolt against Henry III and was de facto ruler of England from 1264-65 (1208)
May 24Musician who sang The Times They Are a-changing and Like a Rolling Stone (1941)
May 25Author who created the Jason Bourne series (1927)
May 26Actor whose movies include The Searchers, True Grit and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1907)
May 27US Secretary of State from 1973-77 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 (1923)
May 28Writer who created the James Bond series (1908)
May 29King of Great Britain nicknamed the Merry Monarch who was restored to the throne in 1660 (1630)
May 30Man of a thousand voices, including Bugs Bunny, Tweetie Pie, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck etc (1908)
May 31Actor who starred in Unforgiven, Dirty Harry and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1930)

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