Famous People Born in July 1915

  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, American 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, Austrian poet and writer (Das Kind), born in Lavant Valley, Carinthia, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 5 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Jul 6 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • Jul 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • Jul 9 David Leo Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Magda Gabor [Magdolna Gábor], Hungarian actress (Mai lányok, People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Jul 11 Colin Kelly, American B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and 1st US air hero during WW II, born in Madison, Florida (d. 1941)
  • Jul 11 George Ivan Smith, diplomat
  • Jul 12 Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • Jul 15 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • Jul 16 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), born in Bedford Hills, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Annie Llewelyn-Davies, Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, British Labour Party politician, born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1997)
  • Jul 16 Edward Miller, British historian and Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge), born in Acklington Park, Warkworth, Northumberland (d. 2000)
  • Jul 17 Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Jul 17 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, American platform diver (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Jul 17 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer
  • Jul 17 Habib Rajab, South African trader and collector of oriental art who fought against a takeover of the Grey Street complex by White traders, born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1973)
  • Jul 18 Anthony Wakefield Cox, English architect, born in Park Road, Peterborough (d 1993)
  • Jul 18 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter (d. 1945)
  • Jul 18 Jane Frazee [Mary Jane Frehse], American actress, singer, and dancer (Beautiful But Broke, Beulah), born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • 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, English academic and Vice Chancellor (University of East Anglia), born in Powell Street, Burnley, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jul 24 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 David Napley, English solicitor, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jul 25 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • Jul 27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Jul 27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
  • Jul 28 Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (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)