Famous People Born in October 1906

  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • Oct 5 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher

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Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
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Janet Gaynor
  • Oct 6 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston, [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], NY, composer (Creative Harmony)

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Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
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R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)
  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)

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Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
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Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Imam Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (d. 1949)
  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, Honolulu U.S. (Sen-R-Hawaii)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 16 George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1924), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, composer
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric [William] Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)