Historical Figures Born in 1915 (Part 2)

  • Oct 13 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)

Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir (1915-2012)

Oct 15 Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992) and Zionist, born in Ruzinoy, Belarus, Russian Empire

Arthur MillerArthur Miller (1915-2005)

Oct 17 American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York

  • Oct 24 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • Oct 24 Roger Milliken, American millionaire (CEO of Milliken & Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Oct 25 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • Oct 28 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Martha Shumway"; 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)
  • Oct 30 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur, and horse breeder, born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 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 André François, Hungarian-French cartoonist, born in Temesvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), born in Westminster, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 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) (d. 1980)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Governor-General of Jamaica (1991-2006), born in Goodwill, St. James, Jamaica (d. 2014)
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, American Ivy League sociologist (coined term WASP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang (1915-1989)

Nov 20 Chinese communist official and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1982-87), born in Liuyang, Hunan, Republic of China

  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japanese director (Matatabi, Money Talks), born in Ise, Mie, Japan (d. 2008)
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, Guatemalan politician, President of Guatemala (1966-70), born in Guatemala City (d. 1996)

Augusto PinochetAugusto Pinochet (1915-2006)

Nov 25 Chilean general and dictator of Chile (1973-90), born in Valparaíso, Chile

  • 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 30 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, Canadian-born American chemist (Nobel Prize 1983 - mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions), born in Neudorf, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • Dec 2 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), born in New York City (d. 2000)
  • Dec 7 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • Dec 8 George Scheuer, Austrian writer and journalist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Herbert Huncke, American writer and poet, born in Greenfield, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77), born in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Dec 13 Ross MacDonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1983)
  • Dec 13 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1981)
  • Dec 15 José Toribio Merino, Chilean admiral (one of the principal leaders of the 1973 Chilean coup d'état), born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 H. A. Gomperts, Dutch writer (Duck on Attic), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Dec 27 William Masters, American gynecologist who studied sexual dysfunction, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • Dec 29 Charles L. Harness, American sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 John Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman) (d. 1993)
  • Dec 29 Robert Ruark, American writer (Something of Value), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1965)