On This Day

Famous People Born in 1915

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 526

  • Jan 1 Francois Bondy, writer
  • Jan 1 Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
  • Jan 2 John Hope Franklin, historian
  • Jan 2 Nick Fatool, American jazz and session drummer, born in Millbury, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • Jan 3 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), born in Coalfield, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Jan 3 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010),
  • Jan 5 Mabel Leigh, British potter (Shorter and Son), born in Coatesville, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • Jan 5 Uta Graf, German-American soprano and teacher, born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; (d. 1995)
  • Jan 5 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • Jan 6 Alan Watts, British-American philosopher (Book on the Taboo), born in Chislehurst, United Kingdom (d. 1973)
  • 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, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2001)
  • Jan 7 Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
  • Jan 8 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Atherton, Missouri (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, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • 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) & teacher, born in Stanley, County Durham (d. 1996)
  • Jan 12 Frank Annunzio, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1965-93), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 Roy Ralston, British pilot, born in Moss Side, Manchester
  • Jan 12 Martin Agronsky, American journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Jan 12 Paul Jarrico, American writer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)
  • Jan 12 Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa, born in Saint-François-de-Madawaska, Canada (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property developer
  • Jan 14 Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist, born in Saint-Maurice-Colombier, France (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Mark Goodson, American radio and TV game show producer, with Bill Todman ("I've Got A Secret"; "The Price Is Right"; "Password"), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer & songwriter, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 20 C. W. Ceram, German/ journalist & author (March of Archaeology), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Jan 20 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan, born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 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), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Jan 23 Potter Stewart, United States Supreme Court justice (1958-81), born in Jackson, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • Jan 24 Robert Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1991)
  • Jan 24 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 1940)
  • Jan 25 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist & author, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Jan 25 Ewan MacColl, Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton, United Kingdom (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 Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Joachim Peiper, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 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 ethno-musicologist, and folklorist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Feb 1 Stanley Matthews CBE, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 2000)
  • Feb 1 Gus Tinsley, American College Football Hall of Fame end and coach (All-American 1935, 36; coach LSU 1948-55; NFL: Chicago Cardinals), born in Ruple, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Vancouver, BC (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 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Feb 4 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
  • Feb 4 Peter Butterworth, English actor and comedian, born in Bramhall, United Kingdom (d. 1979)

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), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 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 10 Aldus Roger, American Cajun accordionist (Lafayette Playboys - "Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés"), born n Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 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)

Person of interestAung San

Feb 13 Aung San, Burmese general and nationalist politician, born in Natmauk, Myanmar (d. 1947)

General and Politician Aung San
General and Politician
Aung San
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Homer Keller, American classical composer, born in Oxnard, California (d. 1996)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 1999)
  • 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 19 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), born in Chester, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • Feb 20 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • Feb 20 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 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 Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1947), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1986)
  • Feb 24 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • Feb 26 Elisabeth Eybers, South African 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, British biologist (1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance"), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • 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 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • Mar 5 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • Mar 6 Leonard Tose, owner NFL Philadelphia Eagles 1969-85, born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 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 6 Benny de Weille, German swing jazz clarinetist and bandleader, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Mar 7 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician, French Prime Minister and President of the National Assembly, born in Paris, France (d. 2000)
  • 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 (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 1963-77), born in London (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 Eunice Katunda, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1990)
  • Mar 14 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 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 "Bill" Roycroft, Australian equestrian 3 day (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • Mar 17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Richard Condon, American author (The Manchurian Candidate), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Mar 19 Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire (d. 1989)
  • Mar 19 Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • Mar 20 Stan Spence, American baseball center fielder (MLB All-Star 1942, 44, 46, 47; Boston Red Sox, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns), born in South Portsmouth, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • Mar 20 Sister Rosetta Tharpe [Nubin], American gospel and R&B singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist ("This Train"; "Down By The Riverside"), born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, (d. 1973)
  • Mar 22 Forest 'Bud' Sagendorf, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Wenatchee, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Mar 22 George Cresswell, New Zealand 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 25 Dick Winslow, American actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), born in Jennings, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • 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 and TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Mar 31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • Mar 31 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
  • Apr 1 Art Lund, American pop baritone singer ("Mam'selle"), screen and stage actor (Fiorello!), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1990)
  • Apr 1 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), born in Klosterneuburg, Austria-Hungary (d. 2004)
  • Apr 1 Jeff Heath, Canadian baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1941, 43, 45; Cleveland Indians), born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 1975)
  • Apr 2 Antony Dornhorst, British physician and Professor of Medicine, born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Arthur Ballard, artist
  • Apr 2 Al Barlick, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (7 x World Series; 7 x MLB All Star games), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Apr 3 Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, born in Saint-Vincent-sur-Jabron, France (d. 1996)
  • Apr 3 İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish paediatrician, academic and the founder of YÖK, born in Arbil, Ottoman Empire (d. 2010)
  • 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], American jazz singer ( "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"; "Strange Fruit"), and songwriter ("God Bless The Child"; "Lady Sings the Blues"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959) [1]

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)
  • Apr 9 Bob Quinn, Australian Football Hall of Fame rover (All Australian captain 1947; SA captain 1945-47; Magarey Medal 1938, 45; Port Adelaide FC), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2008)

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 Ernest Borneman, German sexual researcher, psychotherapist, musician and writer (Bang, You're Dead), born in Berlin (d. 1995)
  • Apr 12 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • Apr 13 Bert Peleman, Flemish writer, born in Puurs, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1995)
  • Apr 13 Rederic Coote, British Anglican Bishop (Colchester) (d. 2000)
  • Apr 13 Stephan Hermlin, German writer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Apr 13 Tom Greenshields, English sculptor, born in Devon, England (d. 1994)
  • Apr 13 Bob Devaney, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship, University of Nebraska 1970, 71; University of Wyoming; career record 136–30–7), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catlett, African-American sculptor and print maker (Mother and Child), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Dany Tuijnman, Dutch politician (Minister of Transport and Water Management), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 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, football executive (Medal of Honor-1943; first commissioner American Football League) and politician, born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (d. 2003)
  • Apr 18 Joy Davidman, American poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 19 Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer (Four Holy Sonnets of John Donne; Jinker Ride), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1963)
  • Apr 19 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, born in Ellisville, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Apr 20 Joseph Wolpe, South African psychotherapist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • Apr 21 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), born in Transylvania, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2005)
  • 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 Edward Larrabee Barnes, American architect (Walker Art Center), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 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 and guitarist, born in Memphis, Tenneessee (d. 1992)
  • Apr 29 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • May 1 Archie Williams, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m 1936), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • May 2 Jan Hanus, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2004)

About 1915

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