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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)

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- 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-English 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)

1936- Stella Stevens -American actress, singer, and director

1938- Mary McFadden -American fashion designer

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- 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- 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- 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- 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)

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

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

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- Franklin Lyons -Canadian lawyer

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- 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

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

1996- Melanie Stokke -Norwegian tennis player