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Day History: October-13

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Famous Birthdays


1162- Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile -(d. 1214)

1381- Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel -English politician, Lord High Treasurer of England (d. 1415)

1453- Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales -(d. 1471)

1474- Mariotto Albertinelli -Italian painter (d. 1515)

1499- Claude of France -(d. 1524)

1566- Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork -Irish politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1643)

1613- Luisa de Guzmán -Spanish-Portuguese wife of John IV of Portugal (d. 1666)

1696- John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey -English courtier and politician, Lord Privy Seal (d. 1743)

1713- Allan Ramsay (artist)|Allan Ramsay -Scottish-English painter (d. 1784)

1756- James Gambier, 1st Baron Gambier -English admiral and politician, 36th List of lieutenant governors of Newfoundland and Labrador|Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1833)

1768- Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin -French admiral and explorer (d. 1839)

1820- John William Dawson -Canadian geologist and academic (d. 1899)

1821- Rudolf Virchow -German physician, biologist, and politician (d. 1902)

1825- Charles Frederick Worth -English fashion designer, founded House of Worth (d. 1895)

1844- Ernest Myers -English poet and author (d. 1921)

1853- Lillie Langtry -English actress and singer (d. 1929)

1862- Mary Kingsley -English explorer and author (d. 1900)

1870- Albert Jay Nock -American theorist, author, and critic (d. 1945)

1874- József Klekl (politician)|József Klekl -Slovene-Hungarian priest and politician (d. 1948)

1876- Rube Waddell -American baseball player (d. 1914)

1878- Patrick Joseph Hartigan -Australian priest and author (d. 1952)

1879- Edward Hennig -American gymnast (d. 1960)

1880- Sasha Chorny -Russian poet and author (d. 1932)

1887- Jozef Tiso -Slovak priest and politician, President of Slovakia (d. 1947)

1890- Conrad Richter -American journalist and author (d. 1968)

1891- Irene Rich -American actress (d. 1988)

1895- Mike Gazella -American baseball player and manager (d. 1978)

1896- E. Beatrice Riley -Australian super-centenarian (d. 2009)

1900- Gerald Marks -American composer (d. 1997)

1902- Arna Bontemps -American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)

1902- Karl Leichter -Estonian musicologist and academic (d. 1987)

1904- Wilfred Pickles -English actor and radio host (d. 1978)

1905- Yves Allégret -French director and screenwriter (d. 1987)

1905- Coloman Braun-Bogdan -Romanian footballer and manager (d. 1983)

1909- Herblock -American author and illustrator (d. 2001)

1909- Art Tatum -American pianist (d. 1956)

1911- Ashok Kumar -Indian actor, singer, and producer (d. 2001)

1912- Cornel Wilde -Slovak-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1913- Igor Torkar -Slovenian poet and playwright (d. 2004)

1915- Terry Frost -English painter and academic (d. 2003)

1917- George Osmond -American talent manager (d. 2007)

1917- Burr Tillstrom -American puppeteer (d. 1985)

1918- Robert Walker (actor)|Robert Walker -American actor and singer (d. 1951)

1919- R. Kanagasuntheram -Sri Lankan zoologist and academic (d. 2010)

1920- Laraine Day -American actress (d. 2007)

1921- Yves Montand -Italian-French actor and singer (d. 1991)

1923- John C. Champion -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1994)

1923- Cyril Shaps -English actor (d. 2003)

1923- Rosemary Anne Sisson -English author and playwright

1923- Faas Wilkes -Dutch footballer (d. 2006)

1924- Terry Gibbs -American vibraphone player and bandleader

1924- Moturu Udayam -Indian activist and politician (d. 2002)

1924- Roberto Eduardo Viola -Argentinian general and politician, 44th President of Argentina (d. 1994)

1925- Lenny Bruce -American comedian and actor (d. 1966)

1925- Margaret Thatcher -English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2013)

1925- Gustav Winckler -Danish singer-songwriter (d. 1979)

1926- Ray Brown (musician)|Ray Brown -American bassist and cellist (d. 2002)

1926- Killer Kowalski -Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2008)

1926- Tommy Whittle -Scottish-English saxophonist (d. 2013)

1926- Eddie Yost -American baseball player and coach (d. 2012)

1927- Lee Konitz -American saxophonist and composer

1929- Richard Howard -American poet, critic, and educator

1929- Walasse Ting -Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010)

1930- Bruce Geller -American screenwriter and producer (d. 1978)

1931- Raymond Kopa -French footballer

1931- Eddie Mathews -American baseball player and manager (d. 2001)

1932- Johnny Lytle -American vibraphone player and drummer (d. 1995)

1933- Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill -English judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (d. 2012)

1933- Raynald Fréchette -Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2007)

1934- Jack Colvin -American actor and director (d. 2005)

1934- Roger Gibbs -English businessman

1934- Nana Mouskouri -Greek singer and politician

1935- Etterlene DeBarge -American singer-songwriter

1935- Bruce Morrow -American radio host and actor

1936- Chitti Babu (musician)|Chitti Babu -Indian Rudra veena|veena player and composer (d. 1996)

1937- Sami Frey -French actor

1938- Hugo Young -English journalist and author (d. 2003)

1939- Larry Bowie (guard)|Larry Bowie -American football player (d. 2012)

1939- T. J. Cloutier -American poker player

1939- Melinda Dillon -American actress

1940- Chris Farlowe -English singer (Colosseum (band)|Colosseum and Atomic Rooster)

1940- Pharoah Sanders -American saxophonist

1941- Paul Simon -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Simon & Garfunkel)

1942- Rutanya Alda -Latvian-American actress

1942- Bob Bailey (baseball)|Bob Bailey -American baseball player and manager

1942- Jerry Jones -American businessman

1942- Walter McGowan -Scottish boxer

1942- Pamela Tiffin -American actress

1943- Mike Barnicle -American journalist

1943- Beverley Goodway -English photographer (d. 2012)

1943- Peter Sauber -Swiss businessman, founded the Sauber|Sauber F1 Team

1944- Robert Lamm -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Chicago (band)|Chicago)

1945- Christophe (singer)|Christophe -French singer-songwriter

1945- Dési Bouterse -Surinamese general and politician, 9th President of Suriname

1945- Susan Stafford -American game show host and actress

1946- Levon Ananyan -Armenian journalist and author (d. 2013)

1946- Edwina Currie -English radio host and politician

1946- Demond Wilson -American actor and pastor

1947- Susan Blommaert -American actress

1947- Sammy Hagar -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Montrose (band)|Montrose, and Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve)

1947- Jerry Trupiano -American sportscaster

1947- Alan Wakeman -English saxophonist and clarinet player (Soft Machine)

1948- Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan -Pakistani singer (d. 1997)

1948- John Ford Coley -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (England Dan & John Ford Coley)

1948- Lacy J. Dalton -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1949- Raimundo Fagner -Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor

1949- Marisol Malaret -Puerto Rican model, Miss Universe 1970

1949- Tom Mees -American sportscaster (d. 1996)

1949- Leona Mitchell -American soprano

1949- Patrick Nève -Belgian race car driver

1949- Rick Vito -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)

1949- Mark Winzenried -American runner

1950- Mollie Katzen -American chef and author

1950- Simon Nicol -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Fairport Convention and The Albion Band)

1951- Stephen Bayley -Welsh journalist, author, and critic

1952- Mundo Earwood -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)

1952- Beverly Johnson -American model and actress

1952- John Lone -Hong Kong-American actor

1953- Pat Day -American jockey

1953- John Simpson (lexicographer)|John Simpson -English lexicographer and scholar

1954- George Frazier (pitcher)|George Frazier -American baseball player and sportscaster

1954- Claude Ribbe -French historian and academic

1955- John Ferenzik -American keyboard player, guitarist, and composer

1956- Chris Carter (screenwriter)|Chris Carter -American director, producer, and screenwriter

1956- Donald Paige -American runner

1956- Melvyn Tan -Singapore-English pianist

1956- Joseph Toal -Scottish bishop

1957- Reggie Theus -American basketball player and coach

1958- Maria Cantwell -American politician

1958- Derri Daugherty -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Choir (alternative rock band)|The Choir and Lost Dogs)

1958- Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells -American bassist and composer (Machine Gun (band)|Machine Gun)

1959- Marie Osmond -American singer, actress, and producer

1960- Joey Belladonna -American singer-songwriter (Anthrax (American band)|Anthrax)

1960- Tim Brewster -American football player and coach

1960- Ari Fleischer -American journalist, 24th White House Press Secretary

1960- Eric Joyce -Scottish soldier and politician

1960- Peter Keisler -American lawyer and politician, United States Attorney General

1961- Doc Rivers -American basketball player and coach

1962- T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh -American actress and author

1962- Kelly Preston -American actress

1962- Jerry Rice -American football player and sportscaster

1963- Colin Channer -Jamaican-American author

1963- Chip Foose -American engineer and television host

1963- Scott Andrew Mink -American murderer (d. 2004)

1964- Allen Covert -American actor, producer, and screenwriter

1964- Nie Haisheng -Chinese general, pilot, and astronaut

1964- Christopher Judge -American actor and producer

1964- Masaya Onosaka -Japanese voice actor and singer

1964- Marco Travaglio -Italian journalist and author

1965- Johan Museeuw -Belgian cyclist

1966- Larry Collmus -American sportscaster

1966- John Regis (athlete)|John Regis -English sprinter

1967- Scott Cooper (baseball)|Scott Cooper -American baseball player

1967- Trevor Hoffman -American baseball player

1967- Javier Sotomayor -Cuban high jumper

1967- Steve Vickers (footballer)|Steve Vickers -English footballer

1967- Kate Walsh (actress)|Kate Walsh -American actress and producer

1968- Tisha Campbell-Martin -American actress and singer

1968- Carlos Marín -Spanish singer and actor (Il Divo)

1969- Rhett Akins -American singer-songwriter (The Peach Pickers)

1969- Nancy Kerrigan -American figure skater and actress

1969- Cady McClain -American actress, singer, and author

1970- Serena Altschul -American journalist

1970- Rob Howley -Welsh rugby player and coach

1970- Mel Jackson -American actor, singer, and producer

1970- Paul Potts -English tenor

1971- Sacha Baron Cohen -English comedian, actor, and screenwriter

1971- Billy Bush -American television and radio host

1971- Pyrros Dimas -Albanian-Greek weightlifter and politician

1971- Hitesh Modi -Kenyan cricketer

1971- Kira Reed -American actress and producer, and screenwriter

1971- Luis Tosar -Spanish actor, singer, and producer

1972- Summer Sanders -American swimmer and sportscaster

1973- Brian Dawkins -American football player and coach

1973- Peter Dumbreck -Scottish race car driver

1973- Matt Hughes (fighter)|Matt Hughes -American wrestler and mixed martial artist

1973- Nanako Matsushima -Japanese actress

1974- Hawick Lau -Chinese actor and singer

1977- Gareth Batty -English cricketer

1977- Benjamin Clapp -American drummer (Baptized By Fire (band)|Baptized By Fire, Skeleton Key (band)|Skeleton Key, and Amfibian)

1977- Antonio Di Natale -Italian footballer

1977- Justin Peroff -Canadian drummer and actor (Broken Social Scene and Junior Blue)

1977- Paul Pierce -American basketball player

1977- Kiele Sanchez -American actress

1978- Jermaine O'Neal -American basketball player

1979- Wes Brown -English footballer

1979- Mamadou Niang -Senegalese footballer

1980- Ashanti (singer)|Ashanti -American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1980- David Haye -English boxer

1980- Magne Hoseth -Norwegian footballer

1980- Scott Parker -English footballer

1981- Ryan Ashford -English footballer

1981- Taylor Buchholz -American baseball player

1981- Dimitrios Mougios -Greek rower

1981- Kele Okereke -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bloc Party)

1982- Antonio Pavanello -Italian rugby player

1982- Ian Thorpe -Australian swimmer

1984- Coldmirror -German video blogger

1984- Misono -Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Day After Tomorrow (band)|Day After Tomorrow)

1984- Frank Simek -American soccer player

1986- Gabriel Agbonlahor -English footballer

1986- Sergio Pérez Moya -Mexican footballer

1988- Scott Jamieson -Australian footballer

1988- Enrique Pérez -Mexican footballer

1989- Breno Borges -Brazilian footballer

1990- Emma Flood -Norwegian tennis player

1992- Aaron Dismuke -American voice actor

1993- D-Pryde -Canadian rapper

1993- Kaito Ishikawa -Japanese voice actor