On This Day

Famous People Born in November 1915

  • Nov 1 Michael Denison, English actor (Importance of Being Ernest), born in York, England (d. 1988)
  • Nov 2 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer (A Song Of Islands), and educator (Victoria University, 1949-80), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • Nov 2 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (Little Carib Theatre), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (d. 2000)
  • Nov 2 Sidney Luft, American movie director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 5 Moe Biller, American labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 7 Philip Morrison, American physicist, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • Nov 9 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 11 William Proxmire, American politician (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88), born in Lake Forest, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Nov 12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • Nov 15 Bea Barrett, American golfer (Western Open 1938), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Nov 17 (Clarence) "Shorty" Cherock, American swing jazz and big band trumpeter (Jimmy Dorsey; Gene Krupa; Nelson Riddle), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1980)
  • Nov 18 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and umpire, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Nov 19 Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1937; first Latin American major winner), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1994)
  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director (Matatabi, Money Talks), born in Ise, Mie, Japan (d. 2008)

Hu Yaobang

Nov 20 Hu Yaobang, Chinese communist official and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (1982–87), born in Liuyang, Hunan, Republic of China (d. 1989)

  • Nov 23 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Nov 23 John Dehner [Forkum], American actor (The Right Stuff, Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1992)
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, Guatemalan politician, President of Guatemala (1966-70), born in Guatemala City (d. 1996)

Augusto Pinochet

Nov 25 Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2006)

  • Nov 25 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • Nov 25 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • Nov 26 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, 1952-56; NBC Symphony, 1937-44), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Nov 26 Herbert Joeks [Herman Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo de clown), born in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Nov 27 Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1979)
  • Nov 27 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Nov 28 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, born in Orpington, England (d. 1990)
  • Nov 28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2011)
  • Nov 29 Earl W. Sutherland, American pharmacologist (1971 Nobel Prize Medicine or Physiology 1971 - cyclic AMP), born in Burlingame, Kansas (d. 1974)
  • Nov 29 Billy Strayhorn, American pianist, arranger, and composer (Duke Ellington Orchestra -- "Take The 'A' Train"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • Nov 30 (Walter) "Brownie" McGhee, American folk music and Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1996)

About November 1915

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21), Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)