Birthdays in History in 1915

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 268

  • 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 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 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 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 23 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • Jan 24 Robert B Motherwell, US, painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • Jan 25 Michael Duane, educationalist
  • Jan 29 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
  • Jan 29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • Jan 30 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • Jan 30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • 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
  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 3 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)

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Feb 5 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

  • Feb 6 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem)
  • 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 13 Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 15 Paul Ferris, British author
  • Feb 23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 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)
  • 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 10 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 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 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • Mar 17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • Mar 17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • Mar 19 Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • Mar 23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • Mar 23 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • Mar 27 Richard Sharp, civil servant
  • Mar 27 Selma Rubin, Toledo, Ohio, environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • Mar 31 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
  • 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)
  • Apr 7 Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • Apr 9 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Quebec politician (d. 1968)
  • Apr 10 Leo Vroman, Dutch/US poet/biologist, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 12 Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)
  • 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 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 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 20 Joseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (d. 1997)
  • Apr 21 Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
  • 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)
  • May 5 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • May 6 John Arnold, British high court judge
  • May 6 May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao, sculptor
  • May 6 Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
  • May 9 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • 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 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 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • 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 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Walter Tetley, American animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, (mayor-Maarn Neth)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 Jane Cowan, cello teacher

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Jun 10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • Jun 11 David Kindersley, font designer/cutter
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 David Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • Jun 16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 19 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • Jun 20 Terence Young, director (Dr No, Thunderball), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jun 20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • Jul 1 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • 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 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • Jul 8 Charles Hard Townes, physicist (developed lasers), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 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 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 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 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
  • Aug 2 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
  • Aug 3 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
  • Aug 4 Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • Aug 8 Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
  • Aug 12 Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Aug 14 Lord Mishcon, economist
  • Aug 14 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 15 Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
  • Aug 15 Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
  • Aug 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Joshua Hassan, first Chief Minister of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), born in Gibraltar (d. 1997)
  • Aug 22 David Dellinger, American social rights and peace movement leader (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 James Hillier, Co-inventor of the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • Aug 24 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
  • Aug 24 James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)
  • Aug 25 Walter Trampler, violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich. Germany
  • Aug 26 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • Aug 27 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Aug 28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • Aug 29 Denys Hay, British historian (d. 1994)
  • Aug 29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)