15 October


1608

 Evangelista Torricelli
Italian physicist (d. 1647)

1844

 Friedrich Nietzsche
German philosopher (d. 1900)

1858

 John L. Sullivan
American boxer (d. 1918)

1881

 P. G. Wodehouse
English author (d. 1975)

1900

 Mervyn LeRoy
American director (d. 1987)

1908

 John Kenneth Galbraith
Canadian-American economist (d. 2006)

1920

 Mario Puzo
American author (d. 1999)

1924

 Lee Iacocca
American businessman and author.

1925

 Tony Hart
English artist and children’s television presenter..

1926

 Evan Hunter
American author (d. 2005)
 Jean Peters
American actress (d. 2000)

1942

 Penny Marshall
American actress and director.

1946

 Richard Carpenter
American singer-songwriter and pianist (The Carpenters).
 John Getz
American actor.

1948

 Chris de Burgh
Argentinian-Irish singer-songwriter.

1951

 Peter Richardson
English actor, director, and screenwriter.
 Roscoe Tanner
Roscoe Tanner (born October 15, 1951) is a former American professional tennis player, who turned pro in 1972 and reached a career high world singles ranking of World No. 4 on July 30, 1979. Tanner was famous for his big left-handed serve, which was clocked at 153 mph at Palm Springs

1953

 Tito Jackson
American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jackson 5).

1955

 Tanya Roberts
American actress.

1957

 Mira Nair
Mira Nair (born 15 October 1957) is an Indian film director, actor and producer based in New York. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay! (1988), won the Golden Camera award at the Cannes Film Festival and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2001 she released Monsoon Wedding (2001), a film about a chaotic Punjabi Indian wedding, with a screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan. It was awarded the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, making Nair the first female recipient of the award.

1959

 Sarah Ferguson
Duchess of York.

1969

 Dominic West
English actor.

1983

 Bruno Senna
Brazilian race car driver.

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