Who Was Born Today – October 15 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 15 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 15
70 BC Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), Roman poet.
1830 Helen Hunt Jackson, writer and poet.
1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and writer.
1881 P.G. Wodehouse, novelist and playwright.
1905 C.P. Snow, novelist.
1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, economist, writer and diplomat.
1910 Torbjorn Oskar Caspersson, Swedish cytologist and geneticist.
1917 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
1920 Mario Puzo, novelist and screenwriter best known for The Godfather.
1923 Italo Calvino, Italian novelist.
1924 Lee Iacocca, engineer, businessman; assisted in designing Ford Mustang and Pinto; later, as CEO of Chrysler Corp., he is credited with saving Chrysler from extinction.
1926 Evan Hunter, author, screenwriter; born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally changed his name to Evan Hunter in 1952 and created the pen name Ed McBain in 1956. As Evan Hunter he wrote The Blackboard Jungle novel and the screenplay for The Birds; as Ed McBain he created the popular 87th Precinct series that became benchmarks of the police procedural mystery genre.
1940 Peter C. Doherty, veterinary surgeon, medical researcher; shared 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; named Australian of the Year 1997.
1942 Penny Marshall, actress, producer, director; Laverne of Laverne & Shirley TV sitcom (1976-83); directed Big (1988), the first film directed by a woman to gross over $100 million in US box office receipts.
1944 William David Trimble, Baron Trimble; British politician who served as First Minister of Northern Ireland (1998–2002); shared 1998 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating the Good Friday Agreement.
1954 Princess Friederike of Hanover.
2005 Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat.

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