May, the 5th month of the year, is a month of historical moments and of famous people. Get to know them here:
May 3, 1903: Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby is a legendary crooner who is responsible for the Canadian Tuxedo. He is known for his head-to-toe denim when he entered a Canadian hotel in 1951. He was denied entry but this incident prompted Levi Strauss and Co. to create a custom jean tuxedo jacket for him.
May 4, 1929: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn is one of only 12 EGOTs- a person who won an emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. Her iconic role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has made her not only a memorable actress but also a fashion icon.
May 5, 1864: Nellie Bly
Elizabeth Jane Cochrane is a pioneering journalist known for traveling the world in 72 days. She also faked insanity to get admitted to a mental institution just so she can use it as an item for an investigative article.
May 6, 1915: Orson Welles
Welles was an outspoken actor, writer, and director.
May 9, 1860: J.M Barrie
J.M Barrie authored Peter Pan and left the rights of it to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Disney got the animation rights from them to create the famous movie. The hospital didn’t get money from the merchandise sales but it has helped the hospital raise more than $14.5 million.
May 11, 1904: Salvador Dali
A fact that not many people know, Dali once collaborated with Disney to create the film project Destino.
May 12, 1820: Florence Nightingale
Nightingale is considered as the founder of modern nursing. She is a public health advocate, a statistician, and a speaker of French, German, and Italian.
May 26, 1920: Peggy Lee
Peggy Lee was a singer who had become the inspiration of Bonnie Erickson in naming Miss Piggy. The name got shortened though as Erickson was worried that Lee would be insulted.
May 26, 1951: Sally Ride
Ride became the first American woman in space in 1983. She was also the youngest American to ever do so.
May 29, 1903: Bob Hope
He was a comedian, actor and personality.