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Day History: October-29

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Famous Birthdays


1504 - [[Shin Saimdang]] -South Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)

1682 - [[Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix]] -French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)

1690 - [[Martin Folkes]] -English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)

1704 - [[John Byng]] -English admiral and politician, 11th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)

1740 - [[James Boswell]] -Scottish-English lawyer and author (d. 1795)

1808 - [[Caterina Scarpellini]] -Italian astronomer (d. 1873)

1815 - [[Dan Emmett]] -American composer (d. 1904)

1822 - [[Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski]] -Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)

1832 - [[Narcisa de Jesús]] -Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)

1855 - [[Paul Bruchési]] -Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)

1856 - [[Jacques Curie]] -French physicist and academic (d. 1941)

1861 - [[Andrei Ryabushkin]] -Russian painter (d. 1904)

1866 - [[Antonio Luna]] -Filipino general (d. 1899)

1875 - [[Marie of Romania]] -(d. 1938)

1877 - [[Narcisa de Leon]] -Filipino film producer (d. 1966)

1877 - [[Wilfred Rhodes]] -English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)

1879 - [[Alva B. Adams]] -American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)

1879 - [[Franz von Papen]] -German soldier and politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)

1880 - [[Abram Ioffe]] -Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)

1881 - [[John DeWitt (athlete)|John DeWitt]] -American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)

1882 - [[Jean Giraudoux]] -French author and playwright (d. 1944)

1883 - [[Victor Hochepied]] -French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)

1891 - [[Fanny Brice]] -American actress and singer (d. 1951)

1892 - [[Charles McFadyen]] -Australian public servant (d. 1965)

1897 - [[Joseph Goebbels]] -German lawyer and politician, List of Chancellors of Germany|Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)

1899 - [[Kate Seredy]] -Hungarian-American author and illustrator (d. 1975)

1899 - [[Akim Tamiroff]] -Georgian-American actor (d. 1972)

1905 - [[Henry Green]] -English author (d. 1973)

1906 - [[Fredric Brown]] -American author (d. 1972)

1907 - [[Edwige Feuillère]] -French actress (d. 1998)

1910 - [[A. J. Ayer]] -English philosopher and author (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Al Suomi]] -American ice hockey player (d. 2014)

1914 - [[Maxim of Bulgaria]] -Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)

1915 - [[William Berenberg]] -American physician and academic (d. 2005)

1917 - [[Eddie Constantine]] -American-French actor and singer (d. 1993)

1918 - [[Bernard Gordon (writer)|Bernard Gordon]] -American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)

1920 - [[Baruj Benacerraf]] -Venezuelan-American physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)

1921 - [[Baselios Thoma Didymos I]] -Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)

1921 - [[Baku Mahadeva]] -Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)

1921 - [[Bill Mauldin]] -American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2003)

1922 - [[Neal Hefti]] -American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)

1923 - [[Carl Djerassi]] -Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (d. 2015)

1923 - [[Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs]] -Dutch runner, hurdler, and long jumper (d. 2015)

1925 - [[Dominick Dunne]] -American journalist and author (d. 2009)

1925 - [[Robert Hardy]] -English actor

1925 - [[Haim Hefer]] -Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)

1925 - [[Zoot Sims]] -American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)

1926 - [[Jon Vickers]] -Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)

1929 - [[Yevgeny Primakov]] -Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)

1930 - [[Bertha Brouwer]] -Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)

1930 - [[Niki de Saint Phalle]] -French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)

1930 - [[Omara Portuondo]] -Cuban singer and dancer (Cuarteto d'Aida and Buena Vista Social Club)

1930 - [[Natalie Sleeth]] -American pianist and composer (d. 1992)

1931 - [[Vaali (poet)|Vaali]] -Indian actor, poet, and songwriter (d. 2013)

1931 - [[Franco Interlenghi]] -Italian actor

1932 - [[Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton]] -English pharmacist and politician

1933 - [[William Harrison (author)|William Harrison]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1935 - [[Michael Jayston]] -English actor

1935 - [[Isao Takahata]] -Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter

1936 - [[Akiko Kojima]] -Japanese model, Miss Universe 1959

1938 - [[Ralph Bakshi]] -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1938 - [[Ellen Johnson Sirleaf]] -Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia

1940 - [[Frida Boccara]] -Moroccan-French singer (d. 1996)

1940 - [[David Brigati]] -American singer (Joey Dee and the Starliters and The Rascals)

1940 - [[Angela Douglas]] -English actress and singer

1940 - [[Connie Mack III]] -American politician

1940 - [[Jack Shepherd (actor)|Jack Shepherd]] -English actor, director, and playwright

1940 - [[Galen Weston]] -English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded George Weston Limited

1941 - [[George Davies (retailer)|George Davies]] -English fashion designer

1941 - [[Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler]] -English politician

1942 - [[Melora Harte]] -American voice actress and screenwriter

1942 - [[Bob Ross]] -American painter and television host (d. 1995)

1943 - [[Don Simpson]] -American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)

1944 - [[Claude Brochu]] -Canadian businessman

1944 - [[Denny Laine]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Moody Blues, Ginger Baker's Air Force, and Wings (band)|Wings)

1945 - [[Mick Gallagher]] -English keyboard player and songwriter (The Animals, The Blockheads, and Skip Bifferty)

1945 - [[Ron Maag]] -American businessman and politician

1945 - [[Melba Moore]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1945 - [[Gerrit Ybema]] -Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)

1946 - [[Lynn Carey]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1946 - [[Peter Green (musician)|Peter Green]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)

1947 - [[Helen Coonan]] -Australian lawyer and politician, 52nd Minister for Communications (Australia)|Australian Minister for Communications

1947 - [[Richard Dreyfuss]] -American actor, singer, and producer

1948 - [[Frans de Waal]] -Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic

1948 - [[Kate Jackson]] -American actress, director, and producer

1949 - [[Kieron Baker]] -English footballer

1949 - [[Paul Orndorff]] -American football player and wrestler

1949 - [[David Paton]] -Scottish guitarist (The Alan Parsons Project and Bay City Rollers)

1949 - [[James Williamson (musician)|James Williamson]] -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Stooges)

1950 - [[Abdullah Gül]] -Turkish academic and politician, 11th President of Turkey

1950 - [[Bronwen Mantel]] -Canadian actress

1951 - [[Dirk Kempthorne]] -American politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior

1951 - [[Tiff Needell]] -English race car driver and television host

1952 - [[Marcia Fudge]] -American lawyer and politician

1953 - [[Denis Potvin]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1954 - [[Lee Child]] -English author

1955 - [[Kevin DuBrow]] -American singer-songwriter (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)

1955 - [[Roger O'Donnell]] -English keyboard player (The Cure and Thompson Twins)

1956 - [[Wilfredo Gómez]] -Puerto Rican boxer

1957 - [[Dan Castellaneta]] -American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter

1958 - [[Blažej Baláž]] -Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator

1958 - [[David Remnick]] -American journalist and author

1959 - [[Jesse Barfield]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1959 - [[Mike Gartner]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1960 - [[Finola Hughes]] -English actress, dancer, and director

1960 - [[Thorsten Schlumberger]] -German footballer

1961 - [[Randy Jackson (The Jacksons)|Randy Jackson]] -American singer-songwriter and dancer (The Jackson 5)

1961 - [[Joel Otto]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1962 - [[Einar Örn Benediktsson]] -Icelandic singer, trumpet player and politician (The Sugarcubes, Purrkur Pillnikk, and KUKL (band)|KUKL)

1962 - [[Fabiola Gianotti]] -Italian physicist and academic

1963 - [[Gerald Morris]] -American author

1964 - [[Yasmin Le Bon]] -English model

1964 - [[Eddie McGuire]] -Australian businessman and television host

1965 - [[Tyler Collins]] -American singer-songwriter and actress

1965 - [[Masahiro Takashima]] -Japanese actor

1966 - [[Mary Bucholtz]] -American linguist

1967 - [[Joely Fisher]] -American actress and director

1967 - [[Rufus Sewell]] -English actor

1968 - [[Tsunku]] -Japanese singer-songwriter and producer (Sharam Q)

1968 - [[Johann Olav Koss]] -Norwegian speed skater and physician

1969 - [[David Farr (theatre director)|David Farr]] -English director and playwright

1969 - [[Eleni Menegaki]] -Greek actress and talk show host

1969 - [[Chris Verene]] -American photographer

1970 - [[Phillip Cocu]] -Dutch footballer and manager

1970 - [[Kaido Reivelt]] -Estonian physicist and academic

1970 - [[Edwin van der Sar]] -Dutch footballer and sportscaster

1971 - [[Daniel J. Bernstein]] -American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic

1971 - [[Matthew Hayden]] -Australian cricketer

1971 - [[Winona Ryder]] -American actress and producer

1972 - [[Takafumi Horie]] -Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor

1972 - [[Tracee Ellis Ross]] -American actress and producer

1972 - [[Gabrielle Union]] -American actress

1973 - [[Vonetta Flowers]] -American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper

1973 - [[Éric Messier]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1973 - [[Robert Pirès]] -French footballer

1974 - [[Michael Vaughan]] -English cricketer and sportscaster

1974 - [[Yenny Wahid]] -Indonesian activist and politician

1975 - [[Kelly Lin]] -Chinese actress

1976 - [[Stephen Craigan]] -Irish footballer and manager

1976 - [[Milena Govich]] -American actress, singer, and dancer

1976 - [[Georgios Kalaitzis]] -Greek basketball player

1977 - [[Jon Abrahams]] -American actor

1977 - [[Brendan Fehr]] -Canadian actor

1977 - [[Vaggelis Kaounos]] -Greek footballer

1978 - [[Travis Henry]] -American football player

1978 - [[Kelly Smith]] -English footballer

1979 - [[Andrew-Lee Potts]] -English actor, director, and producer

1979 - [[Ignasi Giménez Renom]] -Catalan lawyer and politician

1980 - [[Ben Foster]] -American actor

1980 - [[Nadejda Ostrovskaya]] -Belarusian tennis player

1980 - [[Kaine Robertson]] -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1980 - [[B. J. Sams (American football)|B. J. Sams]] -American football player

1981 - [[Amanda Beard]] -American swimmer

1981 - [[Jonathan Brown (Australian rules footballer)|Jonathan Brown]] -Australian footballer

1981 - [[Angelika de la Cruz]] -Filipino actress and singer

1981 - [[Georgios Fotakis]] -Greek footballer

1981 - [[Reemma Sen]] -Indian actress

1982 - [[Ariel Lin]] -Taiwanese actress and singer

1982 - [[Chelan Simmons]] -Canadian actress

1983 - [[Richard Brancatisano]] -Australian actor

1983 - [[Maurice Clarett]] -American football player

1983 - [[Freddy Eastwood]] -Welsh footballer

1983 - [[Dana Eveland]] -American baseball player

1983 - [[Johnny Lewis]] -American actor (d. 2012)

1983 - [[Jason Tahincioğlu]] -Turkish race car driver

1984 - [[Les Davies]] -Welsh footballer

1984 - [[Eric Staal]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1985 - [[Cal Crutchlow]] -English motorcycle racer

1985 - [[Janet Montgomery]] -English actress and dancer

1985 - [[Jefferson Severino]] -Brazilian footballer

1985 - [[Vijender Singh]] -Indian boxer

1985 - [[Youn-a]] -South Korean-Japanese model

1986 - [[Sarita Pérez de Tagle]] -Filipino actress

1986 - [[Paulina James]] -American porn actress

1986 - [[Tina Yuzuki]] -Japanese porn actress

1987 - [[Andy Dalton]] -American football player

1987 - [[Jessica Dubé]] -Canadian figure skater

1987 - [[Zé Eduardo (footballer born 1987)|Zé Eduardo]] -Brazilian footballer

1987 - [[Tove Lo]] -Swedish singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Frazer McLaren]] -Canadian ice hockey player

1987 - [[Makoto Ogawa]] -Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume, Morning Musume Otomegumi, and Dream Morning Musume)

1988 - [[Sam Hutsby]] -English golfer

1989 - [[Primož Roglič]] -Slovenian ski jumper and bicycle racer

1990 - [[Eric Saade]] -Swedish singer (What's Up!)

1990 - [[Carlson Young]] -American actress

1991 - [[Grant Hall (footballer)|Grant Hall]] -English footballer

1992 - [[Jacqueline Jossa]] -English actress

1993 - [[Ágnes Bukta]] -Hungarian tennis player

1993 - [[India Eisley]] -American actress

1998 - [[Lance Stroll]] -Canadian race car driver

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