Famous People Born in 1915

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 503

  • Jan 1 Francois Bondy, writer
  • Jan 1 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
  • Jan 2 John Hope Franklin, historian
  • Jan 3 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015),
  • 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, writer (Book on the Taboo), born in Kent, England
  • 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 (The Little Princess, Gorilla, My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jan 9 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1982)
  • Jan 10 Dean Dixon, Zug Switzerland, conductor
  • Jan 11 Veda Ann Borg, American model and actress (Kid Galahad, Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • 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, Austrian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jan 23 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • Jan 24 Robert B Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • Jan 24 Vitezslava Kapralova, composer
  • Jan 25 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist and author, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 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 (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 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 [Goff], American child actress (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (d. 1934)
  • Jan 30 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • Jan 30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss composer/theory (Capitaine Bruno)
  • Jan 30 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976, by assassination)
  • Jan 31 Bobby Hackett, trumpeteer/orchestra leader (Air Time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jan 31 Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)

Person of interestThomas Merton

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, American actor (Crashout, The Hitch-Hiker, Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • Feb 4 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)

Person of interestRobert Hofstadter

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 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, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), born in Paddington, London, England (d. 1984)
  • Feb 11 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orchestra)
  • 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, American general/supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
  • Feb 12 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Feb 13 Aung San, Burmese general and politician, born in Natmauk, Myanmar (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 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 [Bickle], British actress (Crash of Silence, The Man in Grey), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • Feb 20 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • Feb 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1967)
  • Feb 21 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • Feb 22 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 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 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • Mar 2 Lona Andre [Launa Anderson], American actress (Death in the Air, Case of Baby Sitter), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • Mar 3 George Brian Snape, businessman/rugby league entrepreneur
  • Mar 4 Carlos Surinach, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 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 Pete Gray [Wyshner], MLB one-armed outfielder (St Louis Browns), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (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 (Me tulemme taas, Rion yö), born in Pirkkala, Finland (d. 1979)
  • 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, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS], born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Mar 14 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • Mar 15 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ward, African American actor (Death of a Salesman, Beacon Hill), born in Glenside Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • Mar 17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • Mar 17 William Roycroft, Austrian 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 (The Secret Agent's Blunder), born in Petrograd, Russian Empire (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 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • Mar 28 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Ray Emery, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman vs West Indies 1952), born in Auckland (d. 1982)
  • Mar 28 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Mar 29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 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 (Helden, Ich suche dich), born in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Antony Dornhorst, British physician and Professor of Medicine, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Arthur Ballard, artist
  • Apr 3 Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, France (d. 1996)
  • Apr 4 Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani), born in Příbram, Czech Republic (d. 1970)
  • Apr 4 Lars Ahlin, Swedish writer (My Death is My Own), born in Sundsvall, Sweden (d. 1997)

Person of interestBillie Holiday

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, American sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • Apr 7 Stanley Adams, American actor (Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Apr 9 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), born in Sèvres, Seine, France (d. 1967)
  • Apr 9 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, born in Danville, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)

Person of interestHarry Morgan

Apr 10 Harry Morgan, American actor (December Bride, M*A*S*H, Dragnet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2011)

  • Apr 10 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Pat Hanlon, British cyclist, born in Newport, Cardiganshire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Emil Petaja, American sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane), born in Milltown, Missoula County, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Apr 12 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 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, British-Irish actor and writer (The Wrestler's Honeymoon), born in Clitheroe, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 16 Joan Alexander [Louise Abrass], American actress (The New Adventures of Superman, The Tales of Hoffmann), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2009)
  • Apr 17 Joe Foss, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (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 psychotherapist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • Apr 21 Andor Kovach, composer
  • Apr 21 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), born in Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 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, British aeronautical engineer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)
  • Apr 25 Aksel Quintus Bosz, Surinamese lawyer, born in Pasuruan, Java, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • 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 (400m gold medal 1936 Olympics), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • May 2 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)
  • May 2 Van Alexander, American composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • May 2 Margaret "Peggy" Mount, British actress (Oliver!, Panic in the Parlor), born in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • May 3 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, born in Cúa, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1984)
  • May 3 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler and trainer, born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2003)
  • May 4 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • May 5 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello Frisco, Hello, Fallen Angel, Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 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

Person of interestOrson Welles

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

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • May 6 Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
  • May 8 John Archer [Ralph Bowman], American actor (Destination: Moon, White Heat, Blue Hawaii), born in Osceola, Nebraska (d. 1999)
  • May 9 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral