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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)

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)

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- 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)

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

1932- Donald McIntyre -New Zealand opera singer

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

1935- Ann Rule -American police officer and author

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- 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

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)

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 (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

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

1986- Kara Lang -Canadian footballer

1986- Ștefan Radu -Romanian 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- Stevie Lynn Jones -American actress