Famous People Born in October 1901

  • Oct 2 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot
  • Oct 2 [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
  • Oct 2 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Oct 3 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • Oct 3 Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • Oct 4 [Robert] Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 5 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director
  • Oct 5 John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • Oct 7 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • Oct 7 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), born in Luang Phrabang, Laos (d. 1984)
  • Oct 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • Oct 10 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
  • Oct 11 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • Oct 13 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam
  • Oct 13 Edward Chapman, Harrogate England, actor (Promoter, Rembrandt)
  • Oct 14 Willem A Wagenaar, journalist/writer (Shanghai)
  • Oct 15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)
  • Oct 15 Hermann Abs, director (Deutsche Bank)/Hitler's advisor
  • Oct 15 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier
  • Oct 18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer
  • Oct 18 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • Oct 19 Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
  • Oct 20 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
  • Oct 21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer