Following up from my more extensive individual birthday posts for all 30 days in April, (the first full month of pandemic lockdown), I thought it would be fun to continue. Note this list includes both native New Yorkers and those who adopted New York as their home and made their careers here. You will find a link to their bios:
May 1st: Author Joseph Heller of "Catch 22" (which coined the famous phrase).
May 3rd: Pete Seeger, folksinger, songwriter, activist and environmentalist.
May 4th: Artist Keith Haring
May 5th: Nellie Bly, pioneering 19th century journalist (pictured).
May 6th: Willie Mays, one of the greatest baseball player who played for the New York and San Francisco Giants and the NY Mets.
May 9th: Billy Joel (born in The Bronx, raised in Long Island).
May 10th: Fred Astaire, dancer and actor.
May 12th: Katherine Hepburn, Actress.