May 2023

Vinnie Pukh


MAY 1, 1893 – The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago, Illinois.

MAY 1, 1917Fyodor Khitruk is born in Tver, Russia.

MAY 1, 1969Wes Anderson is born in Houston, Texas.

MAY 2, 1929Link Wray is born in Dunn, North Carolina.

MAY 2, 1955 Tennessee Williams wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

MAY 2, 1913William Inge is born in Independence, Kansas.

MAY 3, 1933James Brown is born in Barnwell, South Carolina.

MAY 3, 1960 – The Anne Frank House museum opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

MAY 4, 1415 John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.

MAY 4, 1929Audrey Hepburn is born in Ixelles, Belgium.

MAY 4, 1958Keith Haring is born in Reading, Pennsylvania.

MAY 5, 1813Soren Kierkegaard is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

MAY 5, 1898Blind Willie McTell is born in Thomson, Georgia.

MAY 5, 1959Ian McCulloch is born in Liverpool, England.

MAY 5, 1987 – Televised hearings of the Iran–Contra Affair begin.

MAY 6, 1758Maximilien Robespierre is born in Arras, France.

MAY 6, 1856Sigmund Freud is born in Príbor, Czech Republic.

MAY 6, 1895Rudolph Valentino is born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Italy.

MAY 6, 1915Orson Welles is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

MAY 6, 1940Gladys Nilsson is born in Chicago, Illinois.

MAY 6, 1940John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath

MAY 7, 1943Terry Allen is born in Wichita, Kansas.

MAY 7, 1992 – The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.

MAY 8, 1885Arnold Ronnebeck is born in Nassau, Germany.

MAY 8, 1895Edmund Wilson is born in Red Bank, New Jersey.

MAY 8, 1911Robert Johnson is born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi.

MAY 8, 1912Paramount Pictures is founded.

MAY 8, 1940Ricky Nelson is born in Teaneck, New Jersey.

MAY 8, 1958Nick Zedd is born in Takoma Park, Maryland.

MAY 8, 1970Naomi Klein is born in Montreal, Canada.

MAY 9, 1958Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo premieres in San Francisco, California.

MAY 9, 1970Ghostface Killah is born Dennis Coles in Staten Island, New York.

MAY 10, 1863Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after being shot by his own troops.

MAY 10, 1952Sly Dunbar is born Lowell Fillmore Dunbar in Kingston, Jamaica.

MAY 10, 1957Sid Vicious is born John Simon Ritchie in London, England.

MAY 11, 1904Salvador Dalí is born in Catalonia, Spain.

MAY 11, 1918Richard Feynman is born in Queens, New York.

MAY 11, 1997Deep Blue, the chess-playing supercomputer, defeats world-champion chess player Garry Kasparov.

MAY 12, 1907Katharine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut.

MAY 12, 1928Burt Bacharach is born in Kansas City, Missouri.

MAY 12, 1933The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies.

MAY 12, 1937George Carlin is born in New York City, New York.

MAY 13, 1882Georges Braque is born in Argenteuil, France.

MAY 13, 1945Magic Dick is born Richard Salwitz in New London, Connecticut.

MAY 13, 1950Stevie Wonder is born Stevland Hardaway Morris in Saginaw, Michigan.

MAY 13, 1964Stephen Colbert is born in Washington, D.C..

MAY 13, 1994Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

MAY 14, 1925Oona O'Neill is born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda.

MAY 14, 1939Verushka is born Veruschka von Lehndorff in Konigsberg, Germany.

MAY 14, 1940Peggy Moffitt is born in Los Angeles, California.

MAY 14, 1979Dan Auerbach is born in Akron, Ohio.

MAY 14, 1973Skylab is launched.

MAY 15, 1891Mikhail Bulgakov is born in Kiev, Ukraine.

MAY 15, 1930Jasper Johns is born in Augusta, Georgia.

MAY 15, 1948Brian Eno is born in Suffolk, England.

MAY 15, 1940McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.

MAY 16, 1946Robert Fripp is born in Dorset, England.

MAY 16, 1951Jonathan Richman is born in Natick, Massachusetts.

MAY 16, 1965Kris Novoselic is born in Compton, California.

MAY 16, 1888Nikola Tesla delivers his lecture concerning alternating currents.

MAY 17, 1866Erik Satie is born in Honfleur, France.

MAY 17, 1936Dennis Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas.

MAY 17, 1942Taj Mahal is born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem, New York.

MAY 17, 1973Josh Homme is born in Joshua Tree, California.

MAY 17, 2004Same-Sex Marriages are legally performed in the State of Massachusetts.

MAY 18, 1831Kawanabe Kyosai is born in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

, MAY 18, 1890Mildred Burrage is born in Portland, Maine.

MAY 18, 1926 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears from a Venice, California beach.

MAY 18, 1950Mark Mothersbaugh is born in Akron, Ohio.

MAY 18, 1986Abby Owens is born in Indiantown, Florida.

MAY 19, 1925Malcolm X is born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska.

MAY 19, 1946Andre The Giant is born in Grenoble, France.

MAY 19, 1948Grace Jones is born in St. Catherine, Jamaica.

MAY 19, 1951Joey Ramone is born Jeffrey Ross Hyman in Queens, New York.

MAY 19, 1962Marilyn Monroe's performs her rendition of Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

MAY 20, 1882Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Denmark.

MAY 20, 1985Radio Martí begins broadcasting to Cuba.

MAY 21, 1869Hutchins Hapgood is born in Chicago, Illinois.

MAY 21, 1951 - The Ninth Street Show opens featuring Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.

MAY 22, 1879Jack White is born in Broughshane, Ireland.

MAY 22, 1990Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.

MAY 23, 1810Margaret Fuller is born Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

MAY 23, 1958Lea DeLaria is born in Belleville, llinois.

MAY 23, 1981Gwenno Saunders is born in Cardiff, Wales.

MAY 23, 1911The New York Public Library is dedicated.

MAY 24, 1941Bob Dylan is born in Duluth, Minnesota.

MAY 24, 1830Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.

MAY 25, 1878Bill Mr Bojangles Robinson is born in Richmond, Virginia.

MAY 25, 1908Theodore Roethke is born in Saginaw, Michigan.

MAY 25, 1925John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

MAY 25, 1958Paul Weller is born in Surrey, England.

MAY 26, 1830The Indian Removal Act is passed by the United States Congress.

MAY 26, 1916Moondog is born in Marysville, Kansas.

MAY 26, 1926Miles Davis is born in Alton, Illinois.

MAY 26, 1975Lauryn Hill is born in South Orange, New Jersey.

MAY 27, 1877 Isadora Duncan is born in San Francisco, California.

MAY 27, 1894Dashiell Hammett is born in St Mary's, Maryland.

MAY 27, 1911Vincent Price is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

MAY 27, 1986Dragon Quest is released in Japan.

MAY 28, 1952 – The women of Greece are granted the right to vote.

MAY 28, 1981Victoria Legrand is born in Paris, France.

MAY 29, 1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy is born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

MAY 29, 1886 – The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola.

MAY 30, 1860Helga Estby is born in Oslo, Norway.

MAY 30, 1902Stepin Fetchit is born Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry in Key West, Florida.

MAY 30, 1989 – The Goddess of Democracy statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square.

MAY 31, 1790The United States enacts the Copyright Act of 1790.

MAY 31, 1963 Wesley Willis is born in Chicago, Illinois.