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Day History: October-22

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Famous Birthdays


1071 - [[William IX, Duke of Aquitaine]] -(d. 1126)

1197 - [[Emperor Juntoku]] -of Japan (d. 1242)

1511 - [[Erasmus Reinhold]] -German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)

1592 - [[Gustav Horn, Count of Pori]] -(d. 1657)

1659 - [[Georg Ernst Stahl]] -German chemist and physician (d. 1734)

1689 - [[John V of Portugal]] -(d. 1750)

1701 - [[Maria Amalia of Austria]] -(d. 1756)

1729 - [[Johann Reinhold Forster]] -German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)

1734 - [[Daniel Boone]] -American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)

1749 - [[Cornelis van der Aa]] -Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)

1809 - [[Volney Howard]] -American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)

1811 - [[Franz Liszt]] -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)

1818 - [[Leconte de Lisle]] -French poet and author (d. 1894)

1821 - [[Collis Potter Huntington]] -American businessman (d. 1900)

1844 - [[Sarah Bernhardt]] -French actress and manager (d. 1923)

1844 - [[Louis Riel]] -Canadian politician (d. 1885)

1847 - [[Koos de la Rey]] -South African general (d. 1914)

1858 - [[Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein]] -(d. 1921)

1865 - [[Kristjan Raud]] -Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)

1870 - [[Ivan Bunin]] -Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1870 - [[Lord Alfred Douglas]] -English author and poet (d. 1945)

1873 - [[Gustaf John Ramstedt]] -Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

1873 - [[Rama Tirtha]] -Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)

1875 - [[David van Embden]] -Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)

1878 - [[Jaan Lattik]] -Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (d. 1967)

1881 - [[Clinton Davisson]] -American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1881 - [[Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz]] -German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)

1882 - [[Géza Kiss]] -Hungarian swimmer (d. 1952)

1882 - [[Edmund Dulac]] -French-English illustrator (d. 1953)

1882 - [[N. C. Wyeth]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)

1885 - [[Giovanni Martinelli]] -Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)

1886 - [[Erik Bergman (Lutheran minister)|Erik Bergman]] -Swedish minister (d. 1970)

1887 - [[John Reed (journalist)|John Reed]] -American journalist and poet (d. 1920)

1891 - [[Parker Fennelly]] -American comedian and actor (d. 1988)

1893 - [[Ernst Öpik]] -Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)

1894 - [[Mei Lanfang]] -Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)

1895 - [[Johnny Morrison (baseball)|Johnny Morrison]] -professional baseball player (d. 1966)

1896 - [[Charles Glen King]] -American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)

1900 - [[Ashfaqulla Khan]] -Indian activist (d. 1927)

1903 - [[George Wells Beadle]] -American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)

1903 - [[Curly Howard]] -American actor and singer (d. 1952)

1904 - [[Constance Bennett]] -American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)

1905 - [[Joseph Kosma]] -Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)

1906 - [[Kees van Baaren]] -Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)

1907 - [[Jimmie Foxx]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)

1908 - [[John Gould (columnist)|John Gould]] -American journalist and author (d. 2003)

1912 - [[Frances Drake]] -American actress (d. 2000)

1912 - [[Peer Guldbrandsen]] -Danish screenwriter, actor, film director and producer (d. 1996)

1912 - [[George N. Leighton]] -American soldier and judge

1913 - [[Robert Capa]] -Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)

1913 - [[Bảo Đại]] -Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)

1913 - [[Tamara Desni]] -German-French actress and singer (d. 2008)

1913 - [[Hans-Peter Tschudi]] -Swiss politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)

1915 - [[Yitzhak Shamir]] -Belarusian-Israeli politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)

1917 - [[Joan Fontaine]] -Japanese-American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1918 - [[Lou Klein]] -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)

1919 - [[Kathleen Ankers]] -English-American set designer (d. 2001)

1919 - [[Doris Lessing]] -Iranian-English author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)

1920 - [[Timothy Leary]] -American psychologist and author (d. 1996)

1921 - [[Georges Brassens]] -French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

1921 - [[Alexander Kronrod]] -Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)

1921 - [[Harald Nugiseks]] -Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)

1922 - [[Juan Carlos Lorenzo]] -Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 2001)

1923 - [[Bert Trautmann]] -German footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Slater Martin]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Robert Rauschenberg]] -American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)

1927 - [[Allan Hendrickse]] -South African minister and politician (d. 2005)

1928 - [[Nelson Pereira dos Santos]] -Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter

1929 - [[Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett]] -English director and producer

1929 - [[Dory Previn]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)

1929 - [[Lev Yashin]] -Russian footballer (d. 1990)

1931 - [[Ann Rule]] -American police officer and author (d. 2015)

1933 - [[Helmut Senekowitsch]] -Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)

1934 - [[Donald McIntyre]] -New Zealand opera singer

1934 - [[Rita Sakellariou]] -Greek singer (d. 1999)

1936 - [[John Blashford-Snell]] -English soldier, author, and explorer

1936 - [[Peter Cook (architect)|Peter Cook]] -English architect and academic

1936 - [[Jovan Pavlović]] -Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1936 - [[Bobby Seale]] -American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party

1937 - [[Manos Loïzos]] -Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)

1938 - [[K. Indrapala]] -Sri Lankan historian and academic

1938 - [[Derek Jacobi]] -English actor and director

1938 - [[Christopher Lloyd]] -American actor and singer

1938 - [[Timos Perlegas]] -Greek actor (d. 1993)

1939 - [[Joaquim Chissano]] -Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique

1939 - [[George Cohen]] -English footballer

1939 - [[Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers]] -French author and poet

1939 - [[Susumu Kurobe]] -Japanese actor

1939 - [[Tony Roberts (actor)|Tony Roberts]] -American actor and singer

1941 - [[Charles Keating (actor)|Charles Keating]] -English-American actor (d. 2014)

1942 - [[Count Christian of Rosenborg]] -(d. 2013)

1942 - [[Bobby Fuller]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Bobby Fuller Four) (d. 1966)

1942 - [[Annette Funicello]] -American actress and singer (d. 2013)

1943 - [[Allen Coage]] -American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)

1943 - [[Jan de Bont]] -Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer

1943 - [[Catherine Deneuve]] -French actress and singer

1943 - [[Seif Sharif Hamad]] -Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar

1943 - [[Robert Long (singer)|Robert Long]] -Dutch singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2006)

1945 - [[Yvan Ponton]] -Canadian actor and game show host

1945 - [[Buzz Potamkin]] -American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)

1945 - [[Sheila Sherwood]] -English long jumper

1945 - [[Michael Stoute]] -Barbadian-English horse trainer

1945 - [[Leslie West]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Mountain (band)|Mountain, The Vagrants, and West, Bruce and Laing)

1946 - [[Eddie Brigati]] -American singer-songwriter (The Rascals)

1946 - [[Claude Charron]] -Canadian educator and politician

1946 - [[Deepak Chopra]] -Indian-American physician and author

1946 - [[Kelvin MacKenzie]] -English journalist

1946 - [[Richard McGonagle]] -American actor

1947 - [[Raymond Bachand]] -Canadian lawyer and politician

1947 - [[Haley Barbour]] -American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi

1948 - [[Lynette Fromme]] -American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

1948 - [[Mike Hendrick]] -English cricketer, coach, and umpire

1948 - [[Tetsuo Kanno]] -Japanese politician

1948 - [[Debbie Macomber]] -American author

1949 - [[Stiv Bators]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church) (d. 1990)

1949 - [[Vasilios Magginas]] -Greek politician, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare (Greece)|Greek Minister of Employment (d. 2015)

1949 - [[Manfred Trojahn]] -German composer

1949 - [[Arsène Wenger]] -French footballer and manager

1952 - [[Julie Dash]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1952 - [[Jeff Goldblum]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1952 - [[Greg Hawkes]] -American keyboard player (The Cars)

1954 - [[Graham Joyce]] -English author and educator (d. 2014)

1956 - [[Frank DiPino]] -American baseball player and coach

1957 - [[Henry Lauterbach]] -German jumper

1957 - [[Gerd Nagel]] -German high jumper

1959 - [[Arto Salminen]] -Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)

1959 - [[Marc Shaiman]] -American composer and songwriter

1960 - [[Darryl Jenifer]] -American bass player (Bad Brains and The White Mandingos)

1960 - [[Cris Kirkwood]] -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Meat Puppets)

1960 - [[Shigeru Muroi]] -Japanese actress

1961 - [[Takaaki Ishibashi]] -Japanese owarai artist, singer, and actor

1961 - [[Robert Torti]] -American actor and singer

1962 - [[Hüseyin Kenan Aydın]] -German politician

1962 - [[Bob Odenkirk]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1963 - [[Brian Boitano]] -American figure skater

1964 - [[TobyMac]] -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (DC Talk and The Gotee Brothers)

1964 - [[Mick Hill (athlete)|Mick Hill]] -English javelin thrower and coach

1964 - [[Dražen Petrović]] -Croatian basketball player, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer 2002 (d. 1993)

1965 - [[John Wesley Harding (singer)|John Wesley Harding]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1965 - [[A. L. Kennedy]] -Scottish comedian, journalist, and author

1965 - [[Otis Smith (American football)|Otis Smith]] -American football player and coach

1965 - [[Piotr Wiwczarek]] -Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Vader (band)|Vader)

1966 - [[Yuri Arbachakov]] -Russian-Japanese boxer

1966 - [[Valeria Golino]] -Italian actress, singer, and producer

1967 - [[Salvatore Di Vittorio]] -Italian composer and conductor

1967 - [[Rita Guerra]] -Portuguese singer

1967 - [[Oona King, Baroness King of Bow]] -English academic and politician

1967 - [[Ulrike Maier]] -Austrian skier (d. 1994)

1967 - [[Carlos Mencia]] -Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter

1967 - [[Ron Tugnutt]] -Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster

1968 - [[Shaggy (musician)|Shaggy]] -Jamaican-American rapper

1968 - [[Stephanie Cutter]] -American lawyer and political consultant

1968 - [[Jay Johnston]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1968 - [[Shelby Lynne]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1968 - [[Stéphane Quintal]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1969 - [[Héctor Carrasco]] -Dominican baseball player

1969 - [[Spike Jonze]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1969 - [[Helmut Lotti]] -Belgian singer-songwriter

1970 - [[Winston Bogarde]] -Dutch footballer

1970 - [[Amy Redford]] -American actress, director, and producer

1971 - [[Kornél Dávid]] -Hungarian basketball player

1971 - [[José Manuel Martínez]] -Spanish runner

1971 - [[Budoy Marabiles]] -Filipino musician (Junior Kilat)

1972 - [[D'Lo Brown]] -American wrestler

1972 - [[Saffron Burrows]] -English actress

1973 - [[Andrés Palop]] -Spanish footballer

1973 - [[Ichiro Suzuki]] -Japanese baseball player

1973 - [[Mark van der Zijden]] -Dutch swimmer

1974 - [[Tim Kinsella]] -American singer-songwriter (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc (band)|Joan of Arc, Owls (band)|Owls, Make Believe (band)|Make Believe, and Everyoned)

1974 - [[Jeff McInnis]] -American basketball player

1974 - [[Miroslav Šatan]] -Slovak ice hockey player

1975 - [[Martín Cardetti]] -Argentinian footballer

1975 - [[Jesse Tyler Ferguson]] -American actor and singer

1975 - [[Míchel Salgado]] -Spanish footballer

1976 - [[Luke Adams (racewalker)|Luke Adams]] -Australian race walker

1976 - [[Jon Foreman]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Switchfoot and Fiction Family)

1976 - [[Helen Svedin]] -Swedish model

1976 - [[Laidback Luke]] -Filipino-Dutch DJ and Producer

1978 - [[Dion Glover]] -American basketball player

1978 - [[Chaswe Nsofwa]] -Zambian footballer (d. 2007)

1978 - [[Owais Shah]] -Pakistani-English cricketer

1979 - [[Doni (footballer)|Doni]] -Brazilian footballer

1980 - [[Niall Breslin]] -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer (The Blizzards)

1980 - [[Luke O'Donnell]] -Australian rugby player

1981 - [[Michael Fishman]] -American actor and producer

1981 - [[Olivier Pla]] -French race car driver

1982 - [[Robinson Canó]] -Dominican baseball player

1982 - [[Tim Erfen]] -German footballer

1982 - [[Heath Miller]] -American football player

1982 - [[Mark Renshaw]] -Australian cyclist

1983 - [[Plan B (musician)|Plan B]] -English rapper, producer, and actor

1983 - [[Anton Müller (footballer)|Anton Müller]] -German footballer

1984 - [[Aleks Marić]] -Australian basketball player

1985 - [[Federico Ágreda]] -Venezuelan keyboard player, DJ, and producer

1985 - [[Hadise]] -Turkish singer, dancer and songwriter

1985 - [[Zac Hanson]] -American singer-songwriter and drummer (Hanson (band)|Hanson)

1985 - [[Manpei Takagi]] -Japanese actor

1985 - [[Shinpei Takagi (actor, born 1985)|Shinpei Takagi]] -Japanese actor

1986 - [[Kenji Ebisawa]] -Japanese actor

1986 - [[Kara Lang]] -Canadian footballer

1986 - [[Ștefan Radu]] -Romanian footballer

1986 - [[Akihiro Sato (football forward)|Akihiro Sato]] -Japanese footballer

1987 - [[Tiki Gelana]] -Ethiopian runner

1988 - [[Sarah Barrow]] -English diver

1988 - [[Parineeti Chopra]] -Indian actress and model

1988 - [[Matt Evans]] -Filipino actor

1988 - [[Elena Muhhina]] -Estonian figure skater

1990 - [[Jonathan Lipnicki]] -American actor

1992 - [[Sofia Vassilieva]] -American actress

1995 - [[Saidy Janko]] -Swiss footballer

1995 - [[Stevie Lynn Jones]] -American actress

1996 - [[B.I (rapper)|B.I]] -Korean musician

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