Famous People Born in October 1896

  • Oct 1 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)
  • Oct 2 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • Oct 2 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • Oct 2 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 6 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • Oct 7 Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam
  • Oct 8 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • Oct 11 Roman Jakobson, linguist/Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language)
  • Oct 12 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • Oct 15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 16 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Oct 20 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • Oct 22 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
  • Oct 23 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • Oct 24 Jack Warner, [Waters], actor (Christmas Carol), born in London, England
  • Oct 27 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor

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Oct 28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Oct 30 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • Oct 30 Ruth Gordon, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Oct 30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • Oct 31 Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)