Famous People Born in October 1888

  • Oct 3 Claud Allister, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in London, England
  • Oct 3 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Oct 4 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
  • Oct 6 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)
  • Oct 6 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • Oct 6 Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • Oct 7 Henry A Wallace, (D/P) 33rd VP (1941-45)/founder Progressive Party
  • Oct 8 Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • Oct 9 Hank Patterson, American actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres), born in Springville, Alabama (d. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (Curly Top), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • Oct 9 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
  • Oct 11 Piero Coppola, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • Oct 14 Ernest Pingoud, composer

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Oct 14 Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1923)

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • Oct 16 Eugene O'Neill, American dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • Oct 23 OnĂ©sime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • Oct 25 Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney

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Oct 25 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Oct 25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • Oct 26 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
  • Oct 26 Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)
  • Oct 30 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)
  • Oct 31 George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
  • Oct 31 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer
  • Oct 31 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)