Gilles Coppens de Diest at Antwerp published Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum May 20, 1570. Consisting of about 50 maps, it is known as the first modern atlas.
Human rights activist Malcolm X was born May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Movie poster based on a novel by pulp fiction author Merriam Modell (pen name Evelyn Piper), who was born May 19, 1908.
Science and art whiz Walter Russell, born May 19, 1871.
Australian opera singer Nellie Melba, born May 19, 1861.
Swedish fashion model Lisa Fonssagrives, born May 17, 1911, at Paddington Station in 1951, photographed by Toni Frissell.
The Client, A.J. Casson
Paintere A.J. Casson, born May 17, 1898.
Writer Dorothy Richardson, born May 17, 1873, photographed by Man Ray.
Caricature of French composer and pianist Erik Satie, born May 17, 1866, by Santiago Rusinol.
Austrian chess player Wilhelm Steinitz, born May 17, 1836 in Prague.
Figure 8, Jasper Johns