Birthdays in History in 1915

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 256

  • 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 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 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 20 C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
  • Jan 20 Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
  • Jan 23 Potter Stewart, Mich, 94th Supreme Court justice (1958-81)
  • Jan 24 Robert B Motherwell, American painter (Elegies to the Spanish Republic)
  • Jan 25 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist and author, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Jan 29 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
  • Jan 29 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • Jan 30 John D Profumo, England, politician (C)
  • 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 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
  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 3 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)

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 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 13 Aung San, Burmese general and politician, born in Natmauk, Myanmar (d. 1947)
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • 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)
  • Mar 4 Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • Mar 5 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (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 10 Harry Bertoia, Italian artist (d. 1978)
  • Mar 11 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, born in Hannover (d. 1999)
  • 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 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
  • Mar 17 Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)
  • Mar 17 Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
  • Mar 18 Richard Thomas Condon, author
  • Mar 19 Robert G. Cole, American Paratrooper of the 101st, 502nd division (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Forest Sagendorf, cartoonist
  • Mar 23 Francis Berry, poet/Shakespearean scholar
  • Mar 23 Vasily Zaitsev, Soviet World War II hero (d. 1991)
  • Mar 28 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Mar 31 Jack Perry, businessman
  • Mar 31 Shoichi Yokoi, Japanese military man (d. 1997)
  • 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)
  • Apr 7 Henry Kuttner, American sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)
  • Apr 9 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, born in Danville, Quebec, Canada (d. 1968)
  • Apr 10 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, born in Gouda, Netherlands (d. 2014)
  • Apr 12 Emil Petaja, American sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane), born in Milltown, Missoula County, Montana (d. 2000)
  • 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 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 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 20 Joseph Wolpe, South African psychotherapist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • Apr 21 Frick, [W Groebli], Swiss clown, Frick & Frack)
  • 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)
  • May 5 Richard H Rovere, Jersey City, journalist (Goldwater Caper)
  • May 6 John Arnold, British high court judge
  • May 6 May Henriquez-Alvarez, Curacao, sculptor
  • May 6 Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)
  • May 9 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • May 10 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • 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 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

Person of interestMoshe Dayan

May 20 Moshe Dayan, Israeli military leader and politician, born in Degania Alef, Ottoman Empire (d. 1981)

Israeli Politician and General Moshe Dayan
Israeli Politician and General
Moshe Dayan
  • May 23 Clyde Wiegand, physicist
  • May 25 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • 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 28 Joseph Greenberg, American linguist (d. 2001)
  • May 29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • May 29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • May 30 Jerome Bert Weisner, military scientist/disarmer
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, American sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • 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 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 5 Alfred Kazin, American writer and literature critic (The Inmost Leaf), born in Brownsville, NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, English barrister and co-founder of Mensa, the international society for intellectually gifted people, born in Mitcham, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf Vincent Willem van Hemert tot Dingshof, Dutch Mayor of Maarn, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92) (d. 2004)

Person of interestSaul Bellow

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 11 David Kindersley, British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, born in Codicote, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, born in Chicago, Illinois (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 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 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • 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 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American organized-crime chief, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author and publisher of children's books (When the Wind Stops), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, American writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
  • Jul 1 Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
  • 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 7 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • 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 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 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 21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 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 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 Johan Limpers, Dutch sculptor and resistance fighter, born in Heemstede, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Aug 3 Sal Santen, Dutch writer (You Are Jewish People), born in Amsterdam (d. 1998)
  • 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 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 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 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 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 25 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Aug 26 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
  • Aug 27 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Aug 28 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and children's books author (Pumpkin Moonshine, Corgiville Fair), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Aug 29 Denys Hay, British historian, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1994)
  • Aug 29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and inventor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Aug 30 Liesbeth Saijers, Dutch sculptor (d. 1992)
  • Sep 2 Benjamin Aaron, American labor law expert (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, born in Kotra, Sandhurst, Berkshire (d. 1995)
  • Sep 15 Helmut Schoen, football coach
  • Sep 18 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Sep 23 Ian Dawson-Shepherd, campaigner