Famous People Born in October 1897

  • Oct 3 Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC)
  • Oct 3 Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 6 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause)
  • Oct 10 Lamar Stringfield, composer
  • Oct 10 Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian
  • Oct 11 Arvo Hannikainen, composer
  • Oct 11 George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 11 Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety)
  • Oct 11 Russell Collins, New Orleans LA
  • Oct 16 Harrison Kerr, composer
  • Oct 16 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • Oct 18 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 19 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)
  • Oct 20 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • Oct 20 Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander
  • Oct 28 Edith Head, Hollywood costume designer (8 Oscars), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)
  • Oct 29 Hope Emerson, Hawarden Iowa, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)

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Oct 29 Joseph Goebbels, German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany (1933-45), born in Rheydt, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Oct 30 Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
  • Oct 31 Wilbur (Pete) Henry, NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville)