Famous People Born in October 1879

  • Oct 2 Wallace Stevens, poet (Ideas of Order), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 4 Edward Murray East, Du Quoin Illinois, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn
  • Oct 5 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • Oct 5 John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • Oct 7 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • Oct 7 Joseph Bovet, composer
  • Oct 13 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
  • Oct 15 Jane Darwell, [Patti Woodward], Palmyra MO, actress (Huckleberry Finn)
  • Oct 15 Sara Allgood, actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • Oct 21 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
  • Oct 25 Jean Rogister, composer
  • Oct 25 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • Oct 28 Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Oct 29 Franz JHMM von Papen, German diplomat/chancellor (1932)
  • Oct 29 Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)
  • Oct 30 Eily Malyon, actress (Jane Eyre, I Married a Witch, Devotion), born in London, England