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Day History: October-1

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Famous Birthdays


208 - [[Alexander Severus]] -Roman emperor (d. 235)

1207 - [[Henry III of England]] -(d. 1272)

1507 - [[Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola]] -Italian architect, designed the Church of the Gesù (d. 1573)

1540 - [[Johann Jakob Grynaeus]] -Swiss clergyman and theologian (d. 1617)

1620 - [[Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem]] -Dutch painter (d. 1683)

1671 - [[Luigi Guido Grandi]] -Italian monk, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1742)

1685 - [[Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(d. 1740)

1691 - [[Arthur Onslow]] -English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons (United Kingdom)|Speaker of the House of Commons for the United Kingdom (d. 1768)

1712 - [[William Shippen]] -American physician and politician (d. 1801)

1724 - [[Giovanni Battista Cirri]] -Italian cellist and composer (d. 1808)

1729 - [[Anton Cajetan Adlgasser]] -German organist and composer (d. 1777)

1730 - [[Richard Stockton (Continental Congressman)|Richard Stockton]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1781)

1760 - [[William Thomas Beckford]] -English author and politician (d. 1844)

1762 - [[Anton Bernolák]] -Slovak priest and linguist (d. 1813)

1771 - [[Pierre Baillot]] -French violinist and composer (d. 1842)

1791 - [[Sergey Aksakov]] -Russian author (d. 1859)

1808 - [[Mary Anna Custis Lee]] -American wife of Robert E. Lee (d. 1873)

1832 - [[Caroline Harrison]] -American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)

1832 - [[Henry Clay Work]] -American composer and songwriter (d. 1884)

1835 - [[Ádám Politzer]] -Hungarian-Austrian physician (d. 1920)

1842 - [[S. Subramania Iyer]] -Indian lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)

1842 - [[Charles Cros]] -French poet and author (d. 1888)

1846 - [[Nectarios of Aegina]] -Greek metropolitan and saint (d. 1920)

1847 - [[Annie Besant]] -English-Indian activist and author (d. 1933)

1865 - [[Paul Dukas]] -French composer, scholar, and critic (d. 1935)

1877 - [[Clement Deykin]] -English rugby player (d. 1969)

1878 - [[Othmar Spann]] -Austrian economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1950)

1881 - [[William Boeing]] -American engineer and businessman, founded the Boeing|Boeing Company (d. 1956)

1885 - [[Louis Untermeyer]] -American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 1977)

1887 - [[Shizuichi Tanaka]] -Japanese general (d. 1945)

1888 - [[Charles Jordan (magician)|Charles Jordan]] -American magician (d. 1944)

1890 - [[Stanley Holloway]] -English actor and singer (d. 1982)

1893 - [[Cliff Friend]] -American pianist and songwriter (d. 1974)

1893 - [[Yip Man]] -Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)

1894 - [[Edgar Krahn]] -Estonian mathematician and academic (d. 1961)

1896 - [[Liaquat Ali Khan]] -Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951)

1896 - [[Ted Healy]] -American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1937)

1899 - [[Ernest Haycox]] -American author (d. 1950)

1900 - [[Tom Goddard]] -English cricketer (d. 1966)

1903 - [[Vladimir Horowitz]] -Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (d. 1989)

1903 - [[Pierre Veyron]] -French racing driver (d. 1970)

1904 - [[Otto Robert Frisch]] -Austrian-English physicist and academic (d. 1979)

1904 - [[A. K. Gopalan]] -Indian politician (d. 1977)

1906 - [[S. D. Burman]] -Bangladeshi-Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1975)

1907 - [[Maurice Bardèche]] -French journalist, author, and critic (d. 1998)

1907 - [[Ödön Pártos]] -Hungarian-Israeli viola player and composer (d. 1977)

1908 - [[Herman David Koppel]] -Danish pianist and composer (d. 1998)

1909 - [[Sam Yorty]] -American captain and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)

1910 - [[Bonnie and Clyde|Bonnie Parker]] -American criminal (d. 1934)

1910 - [[Fritz Köberle]] -Austrian-Brazilian physician and pathologist (d. 1983)

1910 - [[José Enrique Moyal]] -Australian physicist and engineer (d. 1998)

1910 - [[Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg]] -Polish-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2012)

1911 - [[Irwin Kostal]] -American songwriter, screenwriter, and publisher (d. 1994)

1911 - [[Heinrich Mark]] -Estonian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (d. 2004)

1912 - [[Kathleen Ollerenshaw]] -English mathematician, astronomer, and politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (d. 2014)

1913 - [[Hélio Gracie]] -Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)

1913 - [[Harry Lookofsky]] -American violinist and producer (d. 1998)

1914 - [[Daniel J. Boorstin]] -American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)

1915 - [[Jerome Bruner]] -American psychologist and author

1917 - [[Cahal Daly]] -Irish cardinal (d. 2009)

1917 - [[Robert Gist]] -American actor and director (d. 1998)

1919 - [[Majrooh Sultanpuri]] -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2000)

1920 - [[David Herbert Donald]] -American historian and author (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Walter Matthau]] -American actor and singer (d. 2000)

1921 - [[James Whitmore]] -American actor and singer (d. 2009)

1922 - [[Chen-Ning Yang]] -Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1924 - [[Jimmy Carter]] -American lieutenant and politician, 39th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate

1924 - [[Bob Geigel]] -American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)

1924 - [[William Rehnquist]] -American lawyer and jurist, 16th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 2005)

1924 - [[Roger Williams (pianist)|Roger Williams]] -American pianist (d. 2011)

1925 - [[Bob Boyd (baseball)|Bob Boyd]] -American baseball player (d. 2004)

1927 - [[Tom Bosley]] -American actor and singer (d. 2010)

1927 - [[Sherman Glenn Finesilver]] -American lawyer and judge (d. 2006)

1927 - [[Sandy Gall]] -Malaysian-Scottish journalist and author

1928 - [[Sivaji Ganesan]] -Indian actor (d. 2001)

1928 - [[Laurence Harvey]] -Lithuanian-English actor, director, and producer (d. 1973)

1928 - [[Willy Mairesse]] -Belgian race car driver (d. 1969)

1928 - [[George Peppard]] -American actor, singer, and director (d. 1994)

1928 - [[Zhu Rongji]] -Chinese engineer and politician, 5th Premier of the People's Republic of China

1929 - [[Ken Arthurson]] -Australian rugby player and coach

1929 - [[Grady Chapman]] -American singer (The Robins) (d. 2011)

1929 - [[Bonnie Owens]] -American singer-songwriter (The Strangers (American band)|The Strangers) (d. 2006)

1930 - [[Frank Gardner (racing driver)|Frank Gardner]] -Australian race car driver (d. 2009)

1930 - [[Richard Harris]] -Irish actor, singer, and producer (d. 2002)

1930 - [[Naimatullah Khan]] -Pakistani lawyer and politician, Mayor of Karachi

1930 - [[Philippe Noiret]] -French actor (d. 2006)

1931 - [[Sylvano Bussotti]] -Italian violinist and composer

1931 - [[Anwar Shamim]] -Pakistani general (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Alan Wagner]] -American radio host and critic (d. 2007)

1932 - [[Albert Collins]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1993)

1934 - [[Emilio Botín]] -Spanish banker and businessman (d. 2014)

1934 - [[Geoff Stephens]] -English songwriter and producer

1935 - [[Julie Andrews]] -English actress and singer

1935 - [[Walter De Maria]] -American sculptor and drummer (The Druds) (d. 2013)

1936 - [[Duncan Edwards]] -English footballer (d. 1958)

1937 - [[Larry Poons]] -American painter

1938 - [[Tony Epper]] -American actor and stuntman (d. 2012)

1938 - [[Mary McFadden]] -American fashion designer

1938 - [[Stella Stevens]] -American actress, singer, and director

1939 - [[George Archer]] -American golfer (d. 2005)

1939 - [[Geoffrey Whitehead]] -English actor

1940 - [[Steve O'Rourke]] -English race car driver and manager (d. 2003)

1940 - [[Marc Savoy]] -American accordion player, created the Cajun accordion

1942 - [[Herb Fame]] -American singer (Peaches & Herb)

1942 - [[Jean-Pierre Jabouille]] -French race car driver

1942 - [[Robert Lelièvre]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)

1942 - [[David Stancliffe]] -English bishop

1942 - [[Günter Wallraff]] -German journalist

1943 - [[Jean-Jacques Annaud]] -French director, producer, and screenwriter

1943 - [[Angèle Arsenault]] -Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1943 - [[Jerry Martini]] -American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone and Rubicon (US band)|Rubicon)

1945 - [[Rod Carew]] -Panamanian-American baseball player and coach

1945 - [[Donny Hathaway]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1979)

1945 - [[Carrie Lucas]] -American singer

1945 - [[Ellen McIlwaine]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945 - [[Spider Sabich]] -American skier (d. 1976)

1945 - [[Patty Shepard]] -American-Spanish actress (d. 2013)

1946 - [[Dave Holland]] -English bassist, composer, and bandleader (Gateway (band)|Gateway)

1946 - [[Tim O'Brien (author)|Tim O'Brien]] -American soldier and author

1947 - [[Dave Arneson]] -American game designer, co-created ''Dungeons & Dragons'' (d. 2009)

1947 - [[Dalveer Bhandari]] -Indian lawyer and judge

1947 - [[Buzz Capra]] -American baseball player and coach

1947 - [[Aaron Ciechanover]] -Israeli biologist and physician, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1947 - [[Stephen Collins]] -American actor, singer, and director

1947 - [[Nevill Drury]] -English-Australian journalist and publisher (d. 2013)

1947 - [[Adriano Tilgher (politician)|Adriano Tilgher]] -Italian politician

1947 - [[Martin Turner]] -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Wishbone Ash and Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash)

1947 - [[Mariska Veres]] -Dutch singer (Shocking Blue) (d. 2006)

1948 - [[Cub Koda]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station (band)|Brownsville Station) (d. 2000)

1949 - [[Isaac Bonewits]] -American singer-songwriter, liturgist, and author (d. 2010)

1949 - [[Sheila Gilmore]] -Scottish lawyer and politician

1949 - [[André Rieu]] -Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor

1950 - [[Elpida (singer)|Elpida]] -Greek singer-songwriter

1950 - [[Susan Greenfield, Baroness Greenfield]] -English neuroscientist, academic, and politician

1950 - [[Mark Helias]] -American bassist and composer

1950 - [[Sigbjørn Johnsen]] -Norwegian politician, Minister of Finance (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of Finance

1950 - [[Jeane Manson]] -American model, singer, and actress

1950 - [[Boris Morukov]] -Russian physician and astronaut (d. 2015)

1950 - [[Natalia Nogulich]] -American actress

1950 - [[Randy Quaid]] -American actor and producer

1951 - [[Brian Greenway]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (April Wine and Mashmakhan)

1952 - [[Jacques Martin (ice hockey)|Jacques Martin]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager

1952 - [[Bob Myrick]] -American baseball player (d. 2012)

1952 - [[Ivan Sekyra]] -Czech singer-songwriter and guitarist (Abraxas (Czech band)|Abraxas) (d. 2012)

1953 - [[Pete Falcone]] -American baseball player

1953 - [[John Hegley]] -English comedian and poet

1953 - [[Viljar Loor]] -Estonian volleyball player (d. 2011)

1953 - [[Miguel Lopez (soccer)|Miguel Lopez]] -Salvadorian-American soccer player

1953 - [[Grete Waitz]] -Norwegian runner (d. 2011)

1953 - [[Klaus Wowereit]] -German politician, Governing Mayor of Berlin

1954 - [[Martin Strel]] -Slovenian swimmer

1955 - [[Howard Hewett]] -American singer (Shalamar)

1955 - [[Morten Gunnar Larsen]] -Norwegian pianist and composer

1955 - [[Jeff Reardon]] -American baseball player

1956 - [[Andrus Ansip]] -Estonian engineer and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Estonia

1956 - [[Theresa May]] -English politician, Home Secretary|Secretary of State for the Home Department

1957 - [[Stelios Mainas]] -Greek actor

1958 - [[Martin Cooper (musician)|Martin Cooper]] -English saxophonist, composer, and painter (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Godot (band)|Godot)

1958 - [[Masato Nakamura]] -Japanese bass player and producer (Dreams Come True (band)|Dreams Come True)

1959 - [[Mark Aizlewood]] -Welsh footballer and manager

1959 - [[Brian P. Cleary]] -American author and poet

1959 - [[Youssou N'Dour]] -Senegalese singer-songwriter, actor, and politician

1960 - [[Gerald Scheunemann]] -German footballer

1961 - [[Gary Ablett, Sr.]] -Australian footballer

1961 - [[Rico Constantino]] -American wrestler and manager

1961 - [[Robert Rey]] -Brazilian-American surgeon

1961 - [[Corrie van Zyl]] -South African cricketer and coach

1962 - [[Attaphol Buspakom]] -Thai footballer and manager (d. 2015)

1962 - [[Nico Claesen]] -Belgian footballer and coach

1962 - [[Esai Morales]] -American actor, director, and producer

1962 - [[Paul Walsh]] -English footballer and sportscaster

1963 - [[Jean-Denis Délétraz]] -Swiss race car driver

1963 - [[Mark McGwire]] -American baseball player and coach

1964 - [[Harry Hill]] -English comedian, actor, and author

1964 - [[Max Matsuura]] -Japanese songwriter, producer, and manager

1964 - [[Jonathan Sarfati]] -Australian-New Zealand chess player and author

1964 - [[Christopher Titus]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1965 - [[Andreas Keller]] -German field hockey player

1965 - [[Ted King (actor)|Ted King]] -American actor

1965 - [[Cindy Margolis]] -American model and actress

1965 - [[Chris Reason]] -Australian journalist

1965 - [[Cliff Ronning]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1966 - [[George Weah]] -Liberian footballer and politician

1966 - [[José Ángel Ziganda]] -Spanish footballer and manager

1967 - [[Mike Pringle (Canadian football)|Mike Pringle]] -American-Canadian football player

1967 - [[Scott Young (ice hockey, born 1967)|Scott Young]] -American ice hockey player

1968 - [[Sacha Dean Biyan]] -Canadian photographer and journalist

1968 - [[Rob Collard]] -English race car driver

1968 - [[Phil de Glanville]] -English rugby player

1968 - [[Kevin Griffin]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Better Than Ezra)

1968 - [[Jon Guenther]] -American author

1968 - [[Jay Underwood]] -American actor and pastor

1969 - [[Zach Galifianakis]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Ori Kaplan]] -Israeli-American saxophonist (Balkan Beat Box, Gogol Bordello, and Firewater (band)|Firewater)

1969 - [[Marcus Stephen]] -Nauruan weightlifter and politician, 27th President of Nauru

1969 - [[Igor Ulanov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1970 - [[Simon Davey]] -Welsh footballer and manager

1970 - [[Jung Joon-ho]] -South Korean actor and singer

1970 - [[Kam Woo-sung]] -South Korean actor

1970 - [[Alexei Zhamnov]] -Russian ice hockey player and manager

1971 - [[Song Il-gook]] -South Korean actor

1971 - [[Yvette Hermundstad]] -Swedish journalist

1971 - [[Gigi Lai]] -Hong Kong actress and singer

1971 - [[Andrew O'Keefe]] -Australian lawyer and television host

1972 - [[Ronen Altman Kaydar]] -Israeli author and poet

1972 - [[Jean Paulo Fernandes]] -Brazilian footballer

1972 - [[Leila Hatami]] -Iranian actress

1972 - [[Esa Holopainen]] -Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Amorphis)

1973 - [[Rachid Chékhémani]] -French runner

1973 - [[Jana Henke]] -German swimmer

1973 - [[John Mackey (composer)|John Mackey]] -American composer

1973 - [[John Thomson (baseball)|John Thomson]] -American baseball player and coach

1974 - [[Christian Borle]] -American actor, singer, and dancer

1974 - [[Keith Duffy]] -Irish singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Boyzone)

1974 - [[Mats Lindgren]] -Swedish ice hockey player and coach

1974 - [[Sherri Saum]] -American actress

1975 - [[Didem Erol]] -Australian-American model and actress

1975 - [[Chulpan Khamatova]] -Russian actress

1975 - [[Zoltán Sebescen]] -German footballer

1975 - [[Kim Sun-a]] -South Korean actress

1976 - [[Nasir al-Wuhayshi]] -Yemeni terrorist (d. 2015)

1976 - [[Danielle Bisutti]] -American actress and singer

1976 - [[Kona Carmack]] -American model and actress

1976 - [[Denis Gauthier]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Ümit Karan]] -German-Turkish footballer

1976 - [[Richard Oakes (guitarist)|Richard Oakes]] -English guitarist (Suede (band)|Suede)

1976 - [[Antonio Roybal]] -American painter and sculptor

1976 - [[Mark Švets]] -Estonian footballer

1976 - [[Dora Venter]] -Hungarian porn actress

1977 - [[Jeffrey van Hooydonk]] -Belgian race car driver

1978 - [[Nicole Atkins]] -American singer-songwriter

1978 - [[Leticia Cline]] -American model and journalist

1978 - [[Joe Keith]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Curtis Axel]] -American wrestler

1979 - [[Rudi Johnson]] -American football player

1979 - [[Gilberto Martínez]] -Costa Rican footballer

1979 - [[Ryan Pontbriand]] -American football player

1979 - [[Marko Stanojevic]] -English-Italian rugby player

1980 - [[Antonio Narciso]] -Italian footballer

1980 - [[Phoemela Baranda]] -Filipino model and host

1981 - [[Júlio Baptista]] -Brazilian footballer

1981 - [[Tom Donnelly]] -New Zealand rugby player

1981 - [[Rupert Friend]] -English actor, producer, and screenwriter

1981 - [[Gaby Mudingayi]] -Belgian footballer

1981 - [[Johnny Oduya]] -Swedish ice hockey player

1981 - [[Arnau Riera]] -Spanish footballer

1981 - [[David Yelldell]] -German-American soccer player

1982 - [[Haruna Babangida]] -Nigerian footballer

1982 - [[Aleksandar Đuričić]] -Serbian author and playwright

1982 - [[Sandra Oxenryd]] -Swedish singer

1982 - [[Reese Rideout]] -American porn actor and model

1983 - [[Mohamed Abdelwahab]] -Egyptian footballer (d. 2006)

1983 - [[Mirko Vučinić]] -Montenegrin footballer

1984 - [[Beck Bennett]] -American actor

1984 - [[Matt Cain]] -American baseball player

1984 - [[Daniel Guillén Ruiz]] -Spanish footballer

1984 - [[Mónica Spear]] -Venezuelan model and actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (d. 2014)

1985 - [[Nazimuddin Ahmed]] -Bangladeshi cricketer

1985 - [[Porcelain Black]] -American singer-songwriter

1985 - [[Tim Deasy]] -English footballer

1985 - [[Maikel Nabil Sanad]] -Egyptian activist and blogger

1985 - [[Revazi Zintiridis]] -Greek martial artist

1985 - [[Isis King]] -American model and fashion designer

1986 - [[Sayaka Kanda]] -Japanese actress and singer

1986 - [[Jurnee Smollett]] -American actress

1986 - [[Ricardo Vaz Tê]] -Portuguese footballer

1986 - [[Justin Westhoff]] -Australian footballer

1987 - [[Hiroki Aiba]] -Japanese actor and singer

1987 - [[Lionel Ainsworth]] -English footballer

1988 - [[Cariba Heine]] -South African-Australian actress and dancer

1989 - [[Brie Larson]] -American actress and singer

1990 - [[Jan Kirchhoff]] -German footballer

1990 - [[Charlie McDonnell]] -English blogger

1990 - [[Pedro Filipe Mendes]] -Portuguese footballer

1990 - [[Albert Prosa]] -Estonian footballer

1991 - [[Conor Clifford]] -Irish footballer

1991 - [[Rain Veideman]] -Estonian basketball player

1995 - [[Lauren Hill (basketball)|Lauren Hill]] -American basketball player (d. 2015)

1996 - [[Melanie Stokke]] -Norwegian tennis player

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