|May 3, 1936
|| José "Cheguí" Torres, boxing champion,
|May 9, 1933
||Cock fighting legalized in Puerto Rico
|May 10, 1838
||Sandra María Esteves, poet.
|May 10, 1889
||Antonia Sáez Torres, educator and playwrite.
Won awards from the Institute of Puerto Rican Literature.
|May 13, 1829
||Segundo Ruiz Belvis, lawyer, politician,
abolitionist. Was born in Hormigueros.
|May 14, 1876
||Luis Llorénz Torres, lawyer, politician,
and renouned poet. Wrote "Canción de las Antillas".
|May 16, 1857
|| Juan Morel Campos, famous musician and
composer, wrote many danzas.
|May 16, 1897
||Bolívar Pagán, lawyer, politician, writer.
Was born in Guayanilla. Was president of the Socialist Party.
|May 22, 1972
||National Conference of Puerto Rican Women
|May 22, 1892
||José P. H. "Peache" Hernández, pharmacist,
musician, poet. Was born in Hatillo.
|May 23, 1919
||Ruth Fernández, world famous popular
music artist, politician, former senator in Island's senate.
|May 24, 1848
||Julio J Henna doctor and civic leader.
|May 25, 1862
||Mariano Abril y Ostaló, writer and politician.
Was official island historian from 1931 until his death in 1935.
|May 28, 1943
||Isabel Pico de Hernández, civic leader,
writer, feminist, lawyer, university professor.
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