Famous People Born in July 1915

  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • Jul 1 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • Jul 1 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Hoochie Coochie Man"), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • Jul 1 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
  • Jul 2 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 2 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
  • Jul 4 Christine Lavant, writer
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 5 John Woodruff, American athlete (d. 2007)
  • Jul 6 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • Jul 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • Jul 8 Charles Hard Townes, Greenville SC, physicist (developed lasers)
  • Jul 9 David Leo Diamond, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 11 Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
  • Jul 11 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • Jul 12 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
  • Jul 15 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • Jul 15 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • Jul 16 Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
  • Jul 16 Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
  • Jul 16 Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
  • Jul 17 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 17 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Jul 17 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
  • Jul 17 Habib Rajab, Durban, South African, a trader and collector of oriental art
  • Jul 18 Anthony Cox, English architect
  • Jul 18 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
  • Jul 21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • Jul 21 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
  • Jul 21 Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • Jul 22 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)
  • Jul 24 Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
  • Jul 24 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • Jul 25 David Napley, solicitor
  • Jul 27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
  • Jul 27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • Jul 28 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jul 29 Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
  • Jul 29 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Jul 31 Robert Steel, academic