MAY 1, 1893 The World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago, Illinois.
MAY 1, 1917 Fyodor Khitruk is born in Tver, Russia.
MAY 1, 1969 Wes Anderson is born in Houston, Texas.
MAY 2, 1929 Link 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, 1913 William Inge is born in Independence, Kansas.
MAY 3, 1933 James 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, 1929 Audrey Hepburn is born in Ixelles, Belgium.
MAY 4, 1958 Keith Haring is born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
MAY 5, 1813 Soren Kierkegaard is born in Copenhagen, Denmark.
MAY 5, 1898 Blind Willie McTell is born in Thomson, Georgia.
MAY 5, 1959 Ian McCulloch is born in Liverpool, England.
MAY 5, 1987 Televised hearings of the IranContra Affair begin.
MAY 6, 1758 Maximilien Robespierre is born in Arras, France.
MAY 6, 1856 Sigmund Freud is born in Prνbor, Czech Republic.
MAY 6, 1895 Rudolph Valentino is born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla in Castellaneta, Italy.
MAY 6, 1915 Orson Welles is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
MAY 6, 1940 Gladys Nilsson is born in Chicago, Illinois.
MAY 6, 1940 John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath
MAY 7, 1943 Terry Allen is born in Wichita, Kansas.
MAY 7, 1992 The Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission, STS-49.
MAY 8, 1885 Arnold Ronnebeck is born in Nassau, Germany.
MAY 8, 1895 Edmund Wilson is born in Red Bank, New Jersey.
MAY 8, 1911 Robert Johnson is born in Hazelhurst, Mississippi.
MAY 8, 1912 Paramount Pictures is founded.
MAY 8, 1940 Ricky Nelson is born in Teaneck, New Jersey.
MAY 8, 1958 Nick Zedd is born in Takoma Park, Maryland.
MAY 8, 1970 Naomi Klein is born in Montreal, Canada.
MAY 9, 1958 Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo premieres in San Francisco, California.
MAY 9, 1970 Ghostface Killah is born Dennis Coles in Staten Island, New York.
MAY 10, 1863 Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after being shot by his own troops.
MAY 10, 1952 Sly Dunbar is born Lowell Fillmore Dunbar in Kingston, Jamaica.
MAY 10, 1957 Sid Vicious is born John Simon Ritchie in London, England.
MAY 11, 1904 Salvador Dalν is born in Catalonia, Spain.
MAY 11, 1918 Richard Feynman is born in Queens, New York.
MAY 11, 1997 Deep Blue, the chess-playing supercomputer, defeats world-champion chess player Garry Kasparov.
MAY 12, 1907 Katharine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut.
MAY 12, 1928 Burt Bacharach is born in Kansas City, Missouri.
MAY 12, 1933 The Agricultural Adjustment Act is enacted to restrict agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies.
MAY 12, 1937 George Carlin is born in New York City, New York.
MAY 13, 1882 Georges Braque is born in Argenteuil, France.
MAY 13, 1945 Magic Dick is born Richard Salwitz in New London, Connecticut.
MAY 13, 1950 Stevie Wonder is born Stevland Hardaway Morris in Saginaw, Michigan.
MAY 13, 1964 Stephen Colbert is born in Washington, D.C..
MAY 13, 1994 Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
MAY 14, 1925 Oona O'Neill is born in Warwick Parish, Bermuda.
MAY 14, 1939 Verushka is born Veruschka von Lehndorff in Konigsberg, Germany.
MAY 14, 1940 Peggy Moffitt is born in Los Angeles, California.
MAY 14, 1979 Dan Auerbach is born in Akron, Ohio.
MAY 14, 1973 Skylab is launched.
MAY 15, 1891 Mikhail Bulgakov is born in Kiev, Ukraine.
MAY 15, 1930 Jasper Johns is born in Augusta, Georgia.
MAY 15, 1948 Brian Eno is born in Suffolk, England.
MAY 15, 1940 McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
MAY 16, 1946 Robert Fripp is born in Dorset, England.
MAY 16, 1951 Jonathan Richman is born in Natick, Massachusetts.
MAY 16, 1965 Kris Novoselic is born in Compton, California.
MAY 16, 1888 Nikola Tesla delivers his lecture concerning alternating currents.
MAY 17, 1866 Erik Satie is born in Honfleur, France.
MAY 17, 1936 Dennis Hopper is born in Dodge City, Kansas.
MAY 17, 1942 Taj Mahal is born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in Harlem, New York.
MAY 17, 1973 Josh Homme is born in Joshua Tree, California.
MAY 17, 2004 Same-Sex Marriages are legally performed in the State of Massachusetts.
MAY 18, 1831 Kawanabe Kyosai is born in Koga, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
MAY 18, 1890 Mildred Burrage is born in Portland, Maine.
MAY 18, 1926 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears from a Venice, California beach.
MAY 18, 1950 Mark Mothersbaugh is born in Akron, Ohio.
MAY 18, 1986 Abby Owens is born in Indiantown, Florida.
MAY 19, 1925 Malcolm X is born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska.
MAY 19, 1946 Andre The Giant is born in Grenoble, France.
MAY 19, 1948 Grace Jones is born in St. Catherine, Jamaica.
MAY 19, 1951 Joey Ramone is born Jeffrey Ross Hyman in Queens, New York.
MAY 19, 1962 Marilyn Monroe's performs her rendition of Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
MAY 20, 1882 Sigrid Undset is born in Kalundborg, Denmark.
MAY 20, 1985 Radio Martν begins broadcasting to Cuba.
MAY 21, 1869 Hutchins Hapgood in Chicago, Illinois.
MAY 21, 1951 - The Ninth Street Show opens featuring Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.
MAY 22, 1879 Jack White is born in Broughshane, Ireland.
MAY 22, 1990 Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.
MAY 23, 1810 Margaret Fuller is born Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
MAY 23, 1958 Lea DeLaria is born in Belleville, llinois.
MAY 23, 1981 Gwenno Saunders is born in Cardiff, Wales.
MAY 23, 1911 The New York Public Library is dedicated.
MAY 24, 1941 Bob Dylan is born in Duluth, Minnesota.
MAY 24, 1830 Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale is published.
MAY 25, 1878 Bill Mr Bojangles Robinson is born in Richmond, Virginia.
MAY 25, 1908 Theodore Roethke is born in Saginaw, Michigan.
MAY 25, 1925 John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
MAY 25, 1958 Paul Weller is born in Surrey, England.
MAY 26, 1830 The Indian Removal Act is passed by the United States Congress.
MAY 26, 1916 Moondog is born in Marysville, Kansas.
MAY 26, 1926 Miles Davis is born in Alton, Illinois.
MAY 26, 1975 Lauryn Hill is born in South Orange, New Jersey.
MAY 27, 1877 Isadora Duncan is born in San Francisco, California.
MAY 27, 1894 Dashiell Hammett is born in St Mary's, Maryland.
MAY 27, 1911 Vincent Price is born in St. Louis, Missouri.
MAY 27, 1986 Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
MAY 28, 1952 The women of Greece are granted the right to vote.
MAY 28, 1981 Victoria 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, 1860 Helga Estby is born in Oslo, Norway.
MAY 30, 1902 Stepin 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, 1790 The United States enacts the Copyright Act of 1790.
MAY 31, 1963 Wesley Willis is born in Chicago, Illinois.