2nd May 1519
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, the Italian polymath, died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France. 500 years.
5th May 1914
Tyrone Power, American actor, singer, and producer, was born. 105 years.
7th May 1919
María Eva Duarte de Perón, second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, was born. 100 years.
10th May 1899
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, was born. 120 years.
16th May 1929
The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which honored the best films of 1927 and 1928, took place. 90 years
24th May 1819
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, was born. 200 years.
31st May 1819
Walter "Walt" Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist, was born. 200 years
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