On This Day

Birthdays in History in July 1915

  • Jul 1 Jean Stafford, American writer (Pulitzer Prize 1970-The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford), born in Covina, California (d. 1979)
  • Jul 1 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Jul 2 Bert Decorte, Flemish poet, born in Retie, Flanders, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 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)

About July 1915

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Cancer (Jun 21 - Jul 22), Leo (Jul 23 - Aug 22)