Famous People Born in May 1915

  • 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)

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  • 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
  • May 10 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • May 10 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • May 10 Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)
  • May 10 Salah Abou Seif, director
  • May 12 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (d. 2001)
  • May 13 John Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
  • May 14 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
  • May 15 Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
  • May 15 Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)
  • May 15 Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • May 17 Joseph D Craggs, electrical engineer
  • May 18 Leon Shenandoah, native American leader
  • May 20 Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense
  • May 20 Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
  • May 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • May 26 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • May 26 Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
  • May 27 Herman Wouk, American novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • May 28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • May 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 29 Karl M√ľnchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer