Famous People Born in 1915 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 498

  • 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 14 Harry Joseph Chick Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
  • May 15 Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)
  • 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 20 Peter Copley, actor (Victim, King & Country)
  • May 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • May 26 Sam Edwards, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 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 27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • May 28 Scott McKay, Pleasantville Iowa, actor (Stage Door)
  • May 28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • May 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • Jun 1 John Randolph, American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, American sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • 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 3 Iris Meredith, actress (Son of Davy Crockett), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • Jun 3 Milton Cato, 1st Prime Minister of San Vincent and the Grenadines (1979-84), born in Saint Vincent, British Windward Islands (d. 1997)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 4 Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 6 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • 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
  • Jun 9 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)

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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 10 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 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 13 J Donald Budge, US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)

  • 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 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (dual double-centuries in a game for Kent 1938)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 18 Victor Legley, composer
  • 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 Dennis Price, English actor (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Separate Tables), born in Twyford, England (d. 1973)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • Jun 25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • Jun 27 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
  • Jun 28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))
  • 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, writer
  • Jul 4 Jimmie Rogers, singer (Sugar Hill Time), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 5 John Woodruff, American athlete (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, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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
  • 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 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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 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 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, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
  • Jul 24 Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
  • Jul 24 Egon Ronay, Hungarian food critic, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 David Napley, solicitor
  • Jul 27 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
  • Jul 27 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
  • 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)
  • Aug 2 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 2 Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
  • Aug 3 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
  • Aug 4 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 4 Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (Avis Rent a Car System), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 8 Jumbo Elliott, American track coach (d. 1981)
  • Aug 9 Haim Alexander, composer
  • Aug 11 Kunio Toda, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • Aug 12 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
  • Aug 12 Michael Kidd, American choreographer and dancer, born in NYC, New York (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 and resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg), born in Turnhout , Belgium (d. 1945)
  • Aug 16 Al Hibbler, American singer (Unchained Melody), born in Tyro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 18 Max Lanier, baseball player
  • Aug 19 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • Aug 21 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (Seven Lonely Days), born in Copenhagen (d. 1998)
  • 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, born in Wakefield, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Aug 22 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • Aug 22 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), born in Brantford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Aug 24 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Aug 24 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)
  • Aug 24 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), born in Hendon, Middlesex, England (d. 1990)
  • Aug 25 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Aug 26 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • Aug 26 William Bardwell, composer
  • Aug 27 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Aug 28 Max Robertson, British sports commentator
  • Aug 28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • Aug 29 Denys Hay, British historian, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1994)

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Aug 29 Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)

  • Aug 29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and inventor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Aug 30 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor
  • Aug 30 Robert Strassburg, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Sep 2 Dai-Keong Lee, composer
  • Sep 2 Hans Joachim Koellreutter, composer
  • Sep 2 Meinhardt Raabe, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), born in Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • Sep 2 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Abel Ehrlich, composer
  • Sep 3 Knut Nystedt, composer
  • Sep 3 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • Sep 4 Dick Thomas, TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 4 Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer
  • Sep 6 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Sep 8 Frank Cady, actor (Mr Drucker-Green Acres), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Frank Pullen, English business person and racehorse owner (d. 1992)
  • Sep 10 Edmond O'Brien, American actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 11 Athena Lorde, American actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), born in New York City
  • Sep 11 Jack Fascinato, Bevier Mo, pianist/orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie)
  • Sep 12 Billy Daniels, African-American singer (Billy Daniels Show), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Peter Guy Wykeham-Barnes, fighter Pilot
  • Sep 14 Douglas Kennedy, NY, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold)
  • Sep 15 Helmut Schoen, football coach
  • Sep 15 John Conte, Plamer Mass, actor (Mantovani)
  • Sep 15 Ismail Yasin, Egyptian comedian and actor (d. 1972)
  • Sep 16 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 18 Hetta [Hester Henrietta] Empson, artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Sep 18 Ronald Ogden, engineer
  • Sep 19 Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (d. 1973)
  • Sep 22 Arthur Lowe, Hayfield England, actor (Captain Mainwaring-Dad's Army)
  • Sep 23 Finn Arnestad, composer
  • Sep 23 Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner
  • Sep 24 Larry Gates, actor (Guiding Light, Body Snatchers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Sep 24 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
  • Sep 24 Seymour Egerton, CEO (Coutis Bank)

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Sep 25 Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist, born in NYC, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Sep 29 Ann Nagel, actress (Don Winslow of the Navy), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
  • Sep 29 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • Sep 30 Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner
  • Sep 30 Robert Morris, lawyer
  • Oct 2 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
  • Oct 3 Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • Oct 6 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • Oct 6 Harry van Doorn [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • Oct 6 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • Oct 7 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]
  • Oct 7 Roman Padlewski, composer
  • Oct 9 Clifford M. Hardin, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Oct 11 Florence Finch, Philippine American war hero (WWII), born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2017)
  • Oct 13 Cornel Wilde, American actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, English artist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)

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Oct 17 Arthur Miller, American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
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Arthur Miller
  • Oct 18 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), born in San Francisco, California