On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1915

  • Oct 4 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • Oct 6 Harry van Doorn [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • Oct 6 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • Oct 7 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1992) [NS]
  • Oct 9 Clifford M. Hardin, American politician (17th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • Oct 11 Florence Finch, Filipino-American war hero who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II, born in Santiago, Philippines (d. 2016)
  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)

Person of interestArthur Miller

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

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Oct 22 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • Oct 24 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 24 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • Oct 25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • Oct 28 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Oct 28 Michael Fraser, British Conservative Party political administrator, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and broadcast executive, born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)

About October 1915

How Old? 104 or 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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