Famous People Born in October 1911

  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Oct 1 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 1 Richard Torriani, Switzerland, took Olympic oath (1948)
  • Oct 2 Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
  • Oct 2 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • Oct 3 Michael Hordern, Hertfordshire England, actor (Friar Domingo-Shogun)
  • Oct 5 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
  • Oct 7 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • Oct 7 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 9 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 12 Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)
  • Oct 12 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman)
  • Oct 12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
  • Oct 14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975)
  • Oct 15 James H[enry] Schmitz, Germany, sci-fi author (Lion Game)
  • Oct 19 George Cates, orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)
  • Oct 20 Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)
  • Oct 21 Peter Graves, English actor (Derby Day/Admirable Crichton), born in London, England
  • Oct 21 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
  • Oct 24 Clarence M Kelley, FBI head
  • Oct 24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • Oct 24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)

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Oct 26 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Oct 26 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 26 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
  • Oct 27 Leif Erickson, California, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)
  • Oct 29 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader
  • Oct 30 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rode Island, (d. 2005)