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Fuad Abdurahmanov

Fuad Abdurahmanov (May 11, 1915-June 15, 1971)

Fuad Hasan oglu Abdurahmanov was a popular Azerbaijani monument sculptor. He received many awards, including: Honored Worker of Arts of the Azerbaijan SSR, People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR, the first Azerbaijani to become a corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, and Laureate of the State Stalin Prize two times. Wikipedia
Shaki, Azerbaijan

Astrid Hjertenæs Andersen (September 5, 1915-April 21, 1985)

Astrid Hjertenæs Andersen was a Norwegian poet and travel-writer. Wikipedia
Syl Apps

Syl Apps (January 18, 1915-December 24, 1998)

Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps of Paris, Ontario, was a Canadian pole vaulter and professional hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948 and a Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario. Apps died of a heart attack on Christmas Eve of 1998. Wikipedia
Paris, ON, CAN
Kingston, ON, CAN
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin

Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin (November 16, 1915-May 16, 2007)

Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin was a Creole accordionist who specialized in Cajun music and was influential in what became zydeco music. Wikipedia
Vasily Azhayev

Vasily Azhayev (<a href="/born/year/1915" title="Celebrities Born in 1915">1915</a>-April 27, 1968)

Vasily Nikolayevich Azhayev was a Soviet writer, best known as the author of the novel 'Daleko ot Moskvy', base for several eponymous film, stage and TV adaptations, and an opera. Wikipedia

Elso Sterrenberg Barghoorn (<a href="/born/year/1915" title="Celebrities Born in 1915">1915</a>-1984)

Elso Sterrenberg Barghoorn was an American paleobotanist, called by his student Andrew Knoll, the present Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard, "the father of Pre-Cambrian palaeontology." Wikipedia
Bobby Bauer

Bobby Bauer (February 16, 1915-September 16, 1964)

Robert Theodore Bauer was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins. He was a member of the famed "Kraut Line" with teammates Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart. The trio led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup championships and became the first line to finish first, second and... Wikipedia
Waterloo, ON, CAN
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Rashid Behbudov

Rashid Behbudov (December 14, 1915-June 9, 1989)

Rashid Behbudov was an Azerbaijani singer and actor. He sang in Azeri Turkish, Russian, Persian, Turkish, Georgian, Hindi, Armenian, Urdu, and Bengali among other languages. Wikipedia
Tbilisi, present-day Georgia
Moscow, Russia
Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915-April 5, 2005)

Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to... Wikipedia
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman (August 29, 1915-August 29, 1982)

Ingrid Bergman was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her... Wikipedia
Stockholm, Sweden
London, England, UK

Geraint Bowen (poet) (September 10, 1915-July 16, 2011)

Dr. Geraint Bowen was a Welsh language poet. Wikipedia

Henry Bumstead (March 17, 1915-May 24, 2006)

Lloyd Henry Bumstead was an American cinematic art director and production designer. In a career that spanned over fifty-five years he won two Academy Awards: the first for 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and the second for 'The Sting'. In addition, he was nominated for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' and Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven'. Wikipedia
Ontario, California

Anne Burns (November 23, 1915-January 22, 2001)

Anne Burns was a British aeronautical engineer and glider pilot. Wikipedia
Alejandro Carrión

Alejandro Carrión (March 11, 1915-January 4, 1992)

Alejandro Carrión Aguirre was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel 'La espina', the short story book 'La manzana dañada', and numerous poetry books. As a journalist he published many of his articles under the pseudonym "Juan Sin Cielo." In 1956 he founded, along with Pedro Jorge Vera, the political magazine 'La Calle'. He directed... Wikipedia
Loja, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

Winifred Cawley (January 24, 1915-May 8, 2001)

Winifred Cawley was an English author of children's books. For 'Gran at Coalgate', published by Oxford University Press in 1974, she won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers, and she was a commended runner up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association,... Wikipedia
Felton, Northumberland, England, UK

Ismat Chughtai (August 15, 1915-Mumbai, India)

Ismat Chughtai 1 was an eminent Indian writer in Urdu, known for her indomitable spirit and a fierce feminist ideology. Considered the grand dame of Urdu fiction, Chugtai was one of the Muslim writers who stayed on India after the subcontinent was partitioned. Along with Rashid Jahan, Wajeda Tabassum and Qurratulain Hyder, Ismat's work stands for... Wikipedia
Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Manning Clark

Manning Clark (March 3, 1915-May 23, 1991)

Charles Manning Hope Clark AC, an Australian historian, was the author of the best-known general history of Australia, his six-volume 'A History of Australia', published between 1962 and 1987. He has been described as "Australia's most famous historian", but his work has been the target of much criticism, particularly from conservative and... Wikipedia
Sydney, New South Wales
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Helen Cordero

Helen Cordero (June 15, 1915-July 24, 1994)

Helen Cordero was a Cochiti Pueblo potter from Cochiti, New Mexico. She was renowned for her storyteller pottery figurines, a motif she invented, based upon the traditional "singing mother" motif. Wikipedia
Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey (December 14, 1915-October 16, 1978)

Daniel James "Dan" Dailey Jr. was an American dancer and actor. Wikipedia
New York, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ray Davey

Ray Davey (January 10, 1915-April 16, 2012)

Robert Raymond Davey was a Presbyterian minister in Northern Ireland and the founder of the Corrymeela Community. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Queen's University Belfast, Union Theological College, and New College, Edinburgh. He was married to Kathleen Davey, who died on December 19, 2008. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan (May 20, 1915-October 16, 1981)

Moshe Dayan was an Israeli military leader and politician. He was the second child born on the first kibbutz, but he moved with his family in 1921, and he grew up on a moshav. As commander of the Jerusalem front in Israel's War of Independence, Chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister... Wikipedia
Degania, Ottoman Syria
Tel Aviv, Israel
Dorothy Dell

Dorothy Dell (January 30, 1915-June 8, 1934)

Dorothy Dell was an American film actress. Wikipedia
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.
Altadena, California, U.S.
Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon (July 1, 1915-January 29, 1992)

William James "Willie" Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and the guitar and as a vocalist, Dixon is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. Next to Muddy Waters, Dixon is recognized as the most... Wikipedia
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Burbank, California, United States
John Dobson (amateur astronomer)

John Dobson (amateur astronomer) (September 14, 1915-January 15, 2014)

John Lowry Dobson was an amateur astronomer and is best known for the Dobsonian telescope, a portable, low-cost Newtonian reflector telescope. The design is considered revolutionary since it allowed amateur astronomers to build fairly large telescopes. He was less known for his efforts to promote awareness of astronomy through public lectures... Wikipedia
Beijing, China
Burbank, California, U.S.
Abba Eban

Abba Eban (February 2, 1915-November 17, 2002)

* 'The Commentator'; "In Memoriam"; Volume 67, Issue 5; 25 November 2002 Wikipedia
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel Aviv, Israel
David "Honeyboy" Edwards

David "Honeyboy" Edwards (June 28, 1915-August 29, 2011)

David "Honeyboy" Edwards was a Delta blues guitarist and singer from the American South. Wikipedia
Shaw, Mississippi, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Carl Fehrman (February 3, 1915-May 24, 2010)

Carl Abraham Daniel Fehrman was a Swedish literary historian. He was appointed professor at the University of Lund from 1958 to 1980. Among his works is 'Forskning i förvandling' from 1972. He was awarded the Dobloug Prize in 2006. He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Wikipedia

George Forrest (author) (July 31, 1915-October 10, 1999)

George Forrest was a writer of music and lyrics for musical theatre best known for the show 'Kismet', adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, United States
Clint Frank

Clint Frank (September 13, 1915-July 7, 1992)

Clinton E. Frank was an American football player and advertising executive. He played halfback for Yale University. In 1954, he founded the Clinton E. Frank, Inc. advertising agency. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Evanston, Illinois
John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915-March 25, 2009)

John Hope Franklin was an American historian of the United States and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Franklin is best known for his work 'From Slavery to Freedom', first published in 1947, and continually updated. More than... Wikipedia
Rentiesville, Oklahoma
Durham, North Carolina
Archil Gelovani

Archil Gelovani (November 14, 1915-August 19, 1978)

Prince Archil Gelovani of the princely House of Gelovani was a Soviet officer and later Chief Marshal of Engineering Troops, responsible for logistics, fortification and military infrastructure during and after World War II. He was tasked on several occasions with fortifying strategically important areas and also reconstruction, including all Black... Wikipedia
Kutaisi, Georgia, Russian Empire
Moscow, USSR
Irving Gordon

Irving Gordon (February 14, 1915-December 1, 1996)

Irving Gordon was an American songwriter. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon (February 18, 1915-April 14, 1978)

Joseph Lowell Gordon, nicknamed "Flash" in reference to the comic-book character 'Flash Gordon', was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians from 1938 to 1950. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sacramento, California, United States
Donald Griffin

Donald Griffin (August 3, 1915-November 7, 2003)

Donald Redfield Griffin was an American professor of zoology at various universities who did seminal research in animal behavior, animal navigation, acoustic orientation and sensory biophysics. In 1938, while an undergraduate at Harvard University, he began studying the navigational method of bats, which he identified as animal echolocation in... Wikipedia
Animal echolocation
Lexington, Massachusetts
Georges Guétary

Georges Guétary (February 8, 1915-September 13, 1997)

Georges Guétary, born Lambros Worloou was a French singer, dancer, cabaret performer and film actor, best known for his role in the 1951 musical 'An American in Paris'. Wikipedia
Alexandria, Egypt
Mougins (Alpes-Maritimes), France
Richard Hamming

Richard Hamming (February 11, 1915-January 7, 1998)

Richard Wesley Hamming was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the Hamming code, the Hamming window, Hamming numbers, sphere-packing and the Hamming distance. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois
Monterey, California
Oscar Handlin

Oscar Handlin (September 29, 1915-September 20, 2011)

Oscar Handlin was an American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed 80 PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history, virtually inventing the field of immigration history in the 1950s. Handlin won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for History for 'The Uprooted'. Handlin's 1965 testimony... Wikipedia
Cambridge, MA

Andrew Heiskell (September 13, 1915-July 6, 2003)

Andrew Heiskell was chairman and CEO of Time Inc., and also known for his philanthropy, including for the New York Public Library. He was President of the Inter American Press Association. Wikipedia
Robert Hofstadter

Robert Hofstadter (February 5, 1915-November 17, 1990)

Robert Hofstadter was an American physicist. He was the joint winner of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his consequent discoveries concerning the structure of nucleons". Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Stanford, California
Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915-July 17, 1959)

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
Fred Hoyle

Fred Hoyle (June 24, 1915-August 20, 2001)

Sir Fred Hoyle FRS was a famous English astronomer noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis and his often controversial stances on other scientific matters—in particular his rejection of the "Big Bang" theory, a term coined by him on BBC radio. While Hoyle was well-regarded for his works on nucleosynthesis and science... Wikipedia
Gilstead, West Yorkshire, England
Bournemouth, England
Barnard Hughes

Barnard Hughes (July 16, 1915-July 11, 2006)

Bernard Aloysius Kiernan "Barnard" Hughes was an American actor of television, theater and film. Hughes became famous for a variety of roles; his most-notable roles came after middle age, and he was often cast as a dithering authority figure or grandfatherly elder. Wikipedia
Bedford Hills, New York, U.S.
New York City, U.S.
Paul Hume

Paul Hume (December 13, 1915-November 27, 2001)

Paul Chandler Hume was the music editor for the 'Washington Post' from 1946 to 1982. Wikipedia
Kiyoshi Itō

Kiyoshi Itō (September 7, 1915-November 10, 2008)

Kiyoshi Itō was a Japanese mathematician. He pioneered the theory of stochastic integration and stochastic differential equations, now known as the Itō calculus. Its basic concept is the Itō integral, and among the most important results is a change of variable formula known as Itō's lemma. Itō calculus is a key tool in the mathematical study of... Wikipedia
Hokusei, Mie, Honshū, Japan
Kyōto, Japan
Jay Jason

Jay Jason (<a href="/born/year/1915" title="Celebrities Born in 1915">1915</a>-2001)

Jay Jason was an American stand-up comedian who continuously performed in the show-business industry from 1933 to 2000. Wikipedia
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915-June 18, 1982)

Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens. Wikipedia
Solln, Bavaria, Germany
Vienna, Austria
Modibo Keïta

Modibo Keïta (June 4, 1915-May 16, 1977)

Modibo Keïta was the first President of Mali and the Prime Minister of the Mali Federation. He espoused a form of African socialism. Wikipedia
Bamako, Upper Senegal and Niger (now Mali)
Bamako, Mali
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (July 25, 1915-August 12, 1944)

Lt. Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, Jr. was a junior officer in the United States Navy, a Naval Aviator, and a land-based bomber pilot during World War II. He was the eldest of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Fitzgerald. Wikipedia
Hull, Massachusetts
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd (August 12, 1915-December 23, 2007)

Michael Kidd was an American film and stage choreographer, dancer and actor, whose career spanned five decades, and staged some of the leading Broadway and film musicals of the 1940s and 1950s. Kidd, who was strongly influenced by Charlie Chaplin and Léonide Massine, was an innovator in what came to be known as the "integrated musical", in which... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA

Nobuo Kojima (<a href="/born/year/1915" title="Celebrities Born in 1915">1915</a>-2006)

Nobuo Kojima was a Japanese writer prominent in the postwar era. He is most readily associated with other writers of his generation, such as Shōtarō Yasuoka, who describe the effects of Japan's defeat in World War II on the country's psyche. Wikipedia
Karl Krolow

Karl Krolow (March 11, 1915-June 21, 1999)

Karl Krolow was a German poet and translator. In 1956 he was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize. He was born in Hannover, Germany and died in Darmstadt, Germany. Wikipedia
Hannover, Germany
Darmstadt, Germany
Herbert Kubly

Herbert Kubly (April 26, 1915-August 7, 1996)

Herbert Oswald Nicholas Kubly was an American author and playwright. For his first book, 'American in Italy', he won the 1956 U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction. Wikipedia
New Glarus, Wisconsin
New Glarus, Wisconsin
Ring Lardner, Jr.

Ring Lardner, Jr. (August 19, 1915-October 31, 2000)

Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner, Jr. was an American journalist and screenwriter blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios during the Red Scare of the late 1940s and 1950s. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Ernest Lehman (December 8, 1915-July 2, 2005)

Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary Academy Award for his ingenious and influential works for the screen that has inspired new generations of screenwriters and captivated filmmakers, actors,... Wikipedia
New York City, New York
Los Angeles, California
Luna Leopold

Luna Leopold (October 8, 1915-February 23, 2006)

Luna Bergere Leopold was a leading U.S. geomorphologist and hydrologist, and son of Aldo Leopold. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1936; an M.S. in Physics-Meteorology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1944; and a Ph.D. in Geology from Harvard University in 1950. Wikipedia

Alun Lewis (July 1, 1915-March 5, 1944)

Alun Lewis was a Welsh poet. Wikipedia
Cwmamon, U.K.
Robert Lockwood, Jr.

Robert Lockwood, Jr. (March 27, 1915-November 21, 2006)

Robert Lockwood, Jr., also known as Robert Junior Lockwood was an American Delta blues guitarist, who recorded for Chess Records among other Chicago labels in the 1950s and 1960s. The only direct student of Robert Johnson, he is well known as a longtime collaborator with Sonny Boy Williamson II and for his work in the mid-1950s with Little Walter. Wikipedia
Helena, Arkansas, United States
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe (September 22, 1915-April 15, 1982)

Arthur Lowe was an English actor. His career spanned over thirty years, including starring roles in numerous theatre and television productions. He is best known for playing Captain George Mainwaring in the British sitcom 'Dad's Army' from 1968 until 1977. He was nominated for seven BAFTAs and became one of the most recognised faces on television. Wikipedia
Hayfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Birmingham, England, UK
Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald (December 13, 1915-July 11, 1983)

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar. He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. Brought up in Ontario, he eventually settled in California, where he died in 1983. Wikipedia
Los Gatos, California, United States
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Brownie McGhee

Brownie McGhee (November 30, 1915-February 16, 1996)

Walter Brown McGhee was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry. Wikipedia
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Oakland, California, United States

Eloise Jarvis McGraw (December 9, 1915-November 30, 2000)

Eloise Jarvis McGraw was an American author of children's books and young adult novels. She was awarded the Newbery Honor three times in three different decades, for her novels 'Moccasin Trail', 'The Golden Goblet', and 'The Moorchild'. 'A Really Weird Summer' won an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. McGraw... Wikipedia
Peter Medawar

Peter Medawar (February 28, 1915-October 2, 1987)

Sir Peter Brian Medawar was a British biologist born in Brazil, whose work on graft rejection and the discovery of acquired immune tolerance was fundamental to the practice of tissue and organ transplants. He was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet. For his works he is regarded as the "father of... Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
London, England
Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915-February 24, 1988)

Memphis Slim was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer. He led a series of bands that, reflecting the popular appeal of jump blues, included saxophones, bass, drums, and piano. A song he first cut in 1947, "Every Day I Have the Blues", has become a blues standard, recorded by many other artists. He made over 500 recordings. Wikipedia
Memphis, Tennessee
Paris, France
Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915-December 10, 1968)

Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. was an American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Wikipedia
Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France
Bangkok, Thailand
Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (October 17, 1915-February 10, 2005)

Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are 'All My Sons', 'Death of a Salesman', 'The Crucible' and 'A View from the Bridge'. He also wrote several screenplays and was most noted for his work on 'The Misfits'. The drama 'Death of a... Wikipedia
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Roxbury, Connecticut, USA
Yvonne Mitchell

Yvonne Mitchell (July 7, 1915-March 24, 1979)

Yvonne Mitchell was an English stage, television and film actress. After beginning her acting career in theatre, Mitchell progressed to films in the late 1940s. Her roles include Julia in the 1954 BBC adaptation of George Orwell's novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'. She retired from acting in 1977. Wikipedia
London, England
London, England

Sombhu Mitra (August 22, 1915-May 19, 1997)

Sombhu Mitra was a legendary Indian film and stage actor, director, playwright, reciter and an Indian theatre personalities, especially Bengali theatre, where he is considered a pioneer. He remained associated with Indian People's Theatre Association for a few years before founding 'Bohurupee', theatre group in Kolkata in 1948. Wikipedia
Mario Monicelli

Mario Monicelli (May 16, 1915-November 29, 2010)

Mario Monicelli was a six times-Oscar nominated Italian director and screenwriter and one of the masters of the 'Commedia all'Italiana'. Wikipedia
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Rome, Italy
Garry Moore

Garry Moore (January 31, 1915-November 28, 1993)

Garry Moore was an American entertainer, game show host and comedian best known for his work in television. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S.
Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel (February 28, 1915-September 8, 1977)

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel was an American actor and comedian of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye on stage in 'Fiddler on the Roof', Pseudolus on stage and on screen in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', and Max Bialystock in the original film version of 'The Producers'. Mostel was a... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

James V. Neel (March 22, 1915-February 1, 2000)

James Van Gundia Neel was an American geneticist who played a key role in the development of human genetics as a field of research in the United States. He made important contributions to the emergence of genetic epidemiology and pursued an understanding of the influence of environment on genes. In his early work, he studied sickle-cell disease and... Wikipedia
Hamilton, Ohio
Knut Nystedt

Knut Nystedt (September 3, 1915-December 8, 2014)

Knut Nystedt was a Norwegian orchestral and choral composer. Wikipedia
Oslo, Norway
Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915-May 9, 1985)

Edmond O'Brien was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received an Academy Award for his supporting role in 'The Barefoot Contessa'. His other notable films include 'The Killers', 'White Heat', 'D.O.A.', 'Julius Caesar', '1984', 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance',... Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
Inglewood, California, United States

Neil Paterson (writer) (December 31, 1915-April 19, 1995)

James Edmund Neil Paterson, known as Neil Paterson, was a Scottish screenwriter. Wikipedia
Greenock, Scotland
Crieff, Scotland
Les Paul

Les Paul (June 9, 1915-August 12, 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible. Les taught himself how to play guitar and while he is mainly known for rock music he had an early career in... Wikipedia
Waukesha, Wisconsin
White Plains, New York
Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet (November 25, 1915-December 10, 2006)

Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet was an army general and dictator of Chile from 1973 until transferring power to a democratically elected president in 1990. He was the commander-in-chief of the Chilean army from 1973 to 1998 and president of the Government Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1981. He assumed power... Wikipedia
Valparaíso, Chile
Santiago de Chile
Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn (April 21, 1915-June 3, 2001)

Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, more commonly known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-born American actor, painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including 'La Strada', 'The Guns of Navarone', 'Zorba the Greek', 'Guns for San Sebastian', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'The Message' and 'Lion of the... Wikipedia
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. (August 27, 1915-November 4, 2011)

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. was an American physicist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Hans G. Dehmelt from University of Washington, for the invention of the separated oscillatory field method, which had important applications in the construction of atomic clocks. A physics professor at Harvard University for most of... Wikipedia
Washington, DC
Wayland, Massachusetts

Boris Rauschenbach (January 18, 1915-March 27, 2001)

Boris Viktorovich Rauschenbach was a preeminent Soviet physicist and rocket engineer, who developed the theory and instruments for interplanetary flight control and navigation in 1955-1960s. He is also notable for his studies in Christian theology and theory of Art. Wikipedia
Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Richter (March 20, 1915-August 1, 1997)

Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter was a Soviet pianist known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire. He is considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Wikipedia
near Zhytomyr, Russian Empire
Moscow, Russia
Claude Roy (poet)

Claude Roy (poet) (August 28, 1915-December 13, 1997)

Claude Roy was a French poet and essayist. He was born and died in Paris. Wikipedia
Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson (May 15, 1915-December 13, 2009)

Paul Anthony Samuelson was an American economist, and the first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. The Swedish Royal Academies stated, when awarding the prize, that he "has done more than any other contemporary economist to raise the level of scientific analysis in economic theory". Economic historian Randall E. Parker... Wikipedia
Gary, Indiana, USA
Belmont, Massachusetts, USA

Burt Shevelove (September 19, 1915-April 8, 1982)

Burt Shevelove was an American musical theater playwright, lyricist, librettist, and director. Born in Newark, New Jersey, he graduated from Brown University and Yale. At Brown in 1935, he acted in the first ever Brownbrokers musical titled 'Something Bruin'. After serving as a volunteer ambulance driver in WWII, he began working as a writer,... Wikipedia
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra (December 12, 1915-May 14, 1998)

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Wikipedia
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
Los Angeles, U.S.

Felix Slatkin (December 22, 1915-February 8, 1963)

Felix Slatkin was an American violinist and conductor. Wikipedia
Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone (June 8, 1915-November 19, 2011)

Ruth Stone was an American poet, author, and teacher. Wikipedia
Roanoke, Virginia 1915
Ripton, Vermont 2011

Jock Sturrock (May 14, 1915-July 11, 1997)

Alexander Stuart "Jock" Sturrock MBE was a noted Australian yachtsman who won over four hundred national and state championship yachting races. Wikipedia
Verner E. Suomi

Verner E. Suomi (<a href="/born/year/1915" title="Celebrities Born in 1915">1915</a>-July 30, 1995)

Verner Edward "Vern" Suomi was a Finnish-American educator, inventor, and scientist. He is considered the father of satellite meteorology. He invented the Spin Scan Radiometer, which for many years was the instrument on the GOES weather satellites that generated the time sequences of cloud images seen on television weather shows. The Suomi NPP... Wikipedia
Eveleth, Minnesota
Madison, Wisconsin

Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr. (November 19, 1915-March 9, 1974)

Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr. was an American pharmacologist and biochemist born in Burlingame, Kansas. Sutherland won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1971 "for his discoveries concerning the mechanisms of the action of hormones," especially epinephrine, via second messengers, namely cyclic adenosine monophosphate, or cyclic AMP.... Wikipedia
Burlingame, Kansas
Miami, Florida
Georgy Sviridov

Georgy Sviridov (December 16, 1915-January 6, 1998)

Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov was a Soviet neoromantic composer. Wikipedia
Henry Taube

Henry Taube (November 30, 1915-November 16, 2005)

Henry Taube, Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc., FRSC was a Canadian-born American chemist noted for having been awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his work in the mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes." He was the first Canadian-born chemist to win the Nobel Prize, and remains the only Saskatchewanian-born Nobel... Wikipedia
Neudorf, Saskatchewan, Canada
Palo Alto, California
James Tiptree, Jr.

James Tiptree, Jr. (August 24, 1915-May 19, 1987)

Alice Bradley Sheldon was an American science fiction author better known as James Tiptree, Jr., a pen name she used from 1967 to her death. From 1974 to 1977 the pen name Raccoona Sheldon was also used. She was most notable for breaking down the barriers between writing perceived as inherently "male" or "female" — it was not publicly known until... Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, US
McLean, Virginia, US
Charles Hard Townes

Charles Hard Townes (July 28, 1915-)

Charles Hard Townes is an American Nobel Prize-winning physicist and educator. Townes is known for his work on the theory and application of the maser, on which he got the fundamental patent, and other work in quantum electronics connected with both maser and laser devices. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Nikolay Basov and... Wikipedia
Greenville, South Carolina
John Tukey

John Tukey (June 16, 1915-July 26, 2000)

John Wilder Tukey ForMemRS was an American mathematician best known for development of the FFT algorithm and box plot. The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name. Wikipedia
New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
New Brunswick, NJ, USA

William E. Vaughan (October 8, 1915-February 25, 1977)

William E. Vaughan was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the 'Kansas City Star' from 1946 until his death in 1977. He was published in 'Reader's Digest' and 'Better Homes and Gardens' under the pseudonym Burton Hillis. He attended Washington University in St. Louis. Wikipedia
St. Louis, Missouri
Margaret Walker

Margaret Walker (July 6, 1915-November 30, 1998)

Margaret Walker was an American poet and writer. She was part of the African-American literary movement in Chicago. Her notable works include the award-winning poem 'For My People' and the novel 'Jubilee', set in the South during the American Civil War. Wikipedia
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach (December 7, 1915-June 24, 2014)

Eli Herschel Wallach was an American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. Trained in stage acting, which he enjoyed doing most, he became "one of the greatest 'character actors' ever to appear on stage and screen," states TCM, with over 90 film credits. On stage, he often... Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Thomas Huckle Weller

Thomas Huckle Weller (June 15, 1915-August 23, 2008)

Thomas Huckle Weller was an American virologist. He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in a test tube, using a combination of human embryonic skin and muscle tissue. Wikipedia
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Needham, Massachusetts
Orson Welles

Orson Welles (May 6, 1915-October 10, 1985)

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably 'Caesar', a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of 'Julius Caesar'; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds", one of the most famous... Wikipedia
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Los Angeles, United States

Theodore H. White (May 6, 1915-May 9, 1986)

Theodore Harold White was an American political journalist and historian, known for his wartime reporting from China and accounts of the 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1980 presidential elections. Wikipedia
Dorchester, Boston
New York City

Jerome Wiesner (May 30, 1915-October 21, 1994)

Jerome Bert Wiesner was a professor of electrical engineering, chosen by President John F. Kennedy as chairman of his Science Advisory Committee. Educated at the University of Michigan, he was associate director of the university's radio broadcasting service and provided electronic and acoustical assistance to the National Music Camp at... Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Watertown, Massachusetts
Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom (February 4, 1915-October 4, 2010)

Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, OBE was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. Wisdom gained celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where... Wikipedia
Marylebone, London, England
Ballasalla, Isle of Man
Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk (May 27, 1915-)

Herman Wouk is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author whose novels include 'The Caine Mutiny', 'The Winds of War' and 'War and Remembrance'. Wikipedia
New York, New York, United States
Frankie Yankovic

Frankie Yankovic (July 15, 1915-October 14, 1998)

Frank John "Frankie" Yankovic was a Grammy Award-winning polka musician. Known as "America's Polka King," Yankovic was considered the premier artist to play in the Slovenian style during his long career. Wikipedia
Davis, West Virginia
New Port Richey, Florida
Vladimir Zeldin

Vladimir Zeldin (February 10, 1915-)

Vladimir Mikhailovich Zeldin is a Russian theatre and cinema actor. Zeldin was born in the town of Kozlov. In 1935 he graduated from the theatre college at the Mossovet Theatre and became its actor. For over 60 years he has been working in the Russian Army Theatre, Moscow. Wikipedia

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