Famous People Born in October 1869

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Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian pacifist and spiritual leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, India (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Oct 3 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)
  • Oct 8 J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
  • Oct 9 Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer
  • Oct 11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • Oct 14 Joseph Duveen, England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
  • Oct 23 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer

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Oct 23 John Heisman, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman
Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 25 August Otto Halm, composer
  • Oct 26 Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
  • Oct 30 Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England