May 2, 1750 - John André, a Major in the British Army in charge of British secret intelligence. Andre was instrumental in the turning of American General and traitor, Benedict Arnold.
May 3, 1933 - James Joseph Brown, an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist.
May 4, 1951 - Sigmund Esco "Jackie" Jackson, an American singer and musician, a member of The Jackson 5, and the second child in the Jackson family.
May 5, 1818 - Karl Heinrich Marx, a Prussian-German philosopher and revolutionary socialist.
May 6, 1961 - George Timothy Clooney, an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
May 7, 1901 - "Frank James Cooper, known professionally as Gary Cooper, an American film actor.
May 8, 1884 - Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953).