Famous People Born in 1915

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 504

  • Jan 1 Francois Bondy, writer
  • Jan 1 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
  • Jan 2 John Hope Franklin, historian
  • Jan 5 Mabel Leigh, British potter (Shorter and Son)
  • Jan 5 Uta Graf, singer/teacher
  • Jan 5 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 6 Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
  • Jan 6 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 6 John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)
  • Jan 7 Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
  • Jan 8 Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • Jan 9 Anita Louise, American actress (My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
  • Jan 10 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • Jan 11 Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
  • Jan 12 Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, born in Stanley, County Durham (d. 1996)
  • Jan 12 Frank Annunzio, (Rep-D-IL, 1965- )
  • Jan 12 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot
  • Jan 12 Martin Agronsky, journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
  • Jan 12 Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Jan 12 Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
  • Jan 13 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property developer
  • Jan 14 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist
  • Jan 14 Mark Goodson, American game show producer (d. 1992)
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 20 C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • Jan 20 Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
  • Jan 20 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • Jan 21 Alan Hewitt, American actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Jan 22 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • Jan 23 Herma Bauma, Austria, javelin thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • Jan 23 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • Jan 24 Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • Jan 24 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
  • Jan 25 Michael Duane, educationalist
  • Jan 25 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton (d. 1989)
  • Jan 26 William Hopper, American actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Jack Brymer, clarinetist
  • Jan 29 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
  • Jan 29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • Jan 29 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • Jan 30 Dorothy Dell, actor (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel)
  • Jan 30 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • Jan 30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • Jan 30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • Jan 31 Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orchestra leader (Air Time '57)
  • Jan 31 Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 31 John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)

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Jan 31 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • Jan 31 William Crosbie, artist
  • Jan 31 Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
  • Feb 1 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Stan Leonard, Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
  • Feb 3 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
  • Feb 3 Richard Bales, composer
  • Feb 4 William Talman, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 4 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)

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Feb 5 Robert Hofstadter, US atomic physicist

  • Feb 6 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • Feb 7 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • Feb 8 Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou, singer
  • Feb 9 Lennard Pearce, English actor (d. 1984)
  • Feb 11 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orch)
  • Feb 11 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
  • Feb 11 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
  • Feb 11 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Andrew J Goodpaster, US, general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
  • Feb 12 Lorne Greene, Ottawa Canada, actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica)
  • Feb 13 Lyle Betther, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 13 Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 15 Paul Ferris, British author
  • Feb 16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Homer Keller, American composer (d. 1996)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Landowsky, composer
  • Feb 18 Phyllis Calvert, Chelsea, English actress (The Man in Grey), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • Feb 20 Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
  • Feb 21 Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress (Dodge City, Another World)
  • Feb 21 Godfrey Brown, England, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Feb 22 Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
  • Feb 23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • Feb 23 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • Feb 23 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • Feb 24 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • Feb 26 Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • Feb 26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • Feb 28 Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
  • Feb 28 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, actor (Fiddler on the Roof), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 2 Lona Andre, actress (Case of Baby Sitter)
  • Mar 3 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • Mar 4 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS]
  • Mar 4 Eunice Catunda, composer
  • Mar 4 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • Mar 5 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Mar 6 Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, 52nd Da'i al Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohras
  • Mar 7 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician
  • Mar 8 Vivien John, English painter and daughter of Augustus John, born in Dorset (d. 1994)
  • Mar 8 Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (d. 1979)
  • Mar 9 Pete Gray, one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns)
  • Mar 10 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 10 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor(d. 1992)
  • Mar 11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • Mar 11 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
  • Mar 11 J. C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist and Internet pioneer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 12 Alberto Burri, Italian physician/sculptor/abstract painter
  • Mar 14 Alexander Brott, composer
  • Mar 14 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS]
  • Mar 14 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • Mar 15 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ward, Glenside Pa, actor (Beacon Hill)
  • Mar 15 Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
  • Mar 17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • Mar 17 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • Mar 17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • Mar 19 Norman Yardley, English cricket captain (late 40's)
  • Mar 19 Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • Mar 22 George Cresswell, cricketer (3 Tests for NZ aged 35)
  • Mar 22 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • Mar 23 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • Mar 24 Gorgeous George, American professional wrestler (d. 1963)
  • Mar 27 Richard Sharp, civil servant
  • Mar 27 Selma Rubin, Toledo, Ohio, environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Mar 28 Jay Livingston, composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy)
  • Mar 28 Raymond Emery, cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952)
  • Mar 29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist
  • Mar 31 Eliseo Morales Pajaro, composer
  • Mar 31 Henry Morgan, American comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • Mar 31 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
  • Apr 1 Art Lund, Salt Lake City Utah, singer (Ken Murray Show)
  • Apr 1 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine
  • Apr 2 Arthur Ballard, artist
  • Apr 3 Paul Touvier, war criminal
  • Apr 4 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)
  • Apr 4 Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)

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Apr 7 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Apr 7 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • Apr 7 Stanley Adams, American actor (d. 1977)
  • Apr 9 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Quebec politician (d. 1968)

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Apr 10 Harry Morgan, actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 10 Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 (Hanlon) Pat Clarke, cyclist
  • Apr 12 Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)
  • Apr 12 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, Natchez Mississippi, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer
  • Apr 13 Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer
  • Apr 13 R N Coote, Bishop (Colchester)
  • Apr 13 Stephan Hermlin, writer
  • Apr 13 Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
  • Apr 13 Tom Greenshields, sculptor
  • Apr 15 Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catlett, sculptor and print maker (Mother and Child), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Dany [Daniel S] Tuijnman, head of Dutch traffic & water
  • Apr 16 Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer
  • Apr 17 Joe Foss, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 18 Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)
  • Apr 19 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer
  • Apr 19 Harry Craft, baseball manager
  • Apr 20 Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
  • Apr 21 Andor Kovach, composer
  • Apr 21 Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Apr 21 Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
  • Apr 22 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • Apr 22 Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
  • Apr 23 Arnold Hall, CEO (Hawker Siddeley Group)
  • Apr 25 A J A Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer
  • Apr 25 William Goyen, American writer, born in Trinity, Texas (d. 1983)
  • Apr 26 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • Apr 29 Donald Mills, singer (Mills Brothers)
  • May 1 Archie Williams, American athlete (d. 1993)
  • May 2 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Van Alexander, composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Doris Fisher, American songwriter (d. 2003)
  • May 2 Peggy Mount, English actress (d. 2001)
  • May 3 Evencio Castellanos, composer
  • May 3 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Curt Conway, actor (Raw Deal), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 4 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • May 5 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • May 6 George Perle, composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • May 6 John Arnold, British high court judge
  • May 6 May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao, sculptor

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May 6 Orson Welles [George], American actor (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 1985)

  • May 6 Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
  • May 8 John Archer, Osceola Nebraska, actor (Destination: Moon)
  • May 9 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • May 10 Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J. Cohen], singer, impressionist and actor