Famous Birthdays on October 18

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  • 1127 Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
  • 1239 Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)
  • 1405 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian pope (1458-64) (Cynthia)
  • 1517 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)
  • 1547 Justus Lipsius, [Joost Lips], Dutch classic philologist/historian
  • 1569 Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
  • 1595 Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)
  • 1611 Valentin Strobel, composer
  • 1634 Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
  • 1638 Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet
  • 1653 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)
  • 1662 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  • 1663 Prince Eugene of Savoy, famous military commander for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, born in Paris, France
  • 1668 Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94)
  • 1668 Wierich PL earl von Daun, Austrian prince of Thiano/fieldmarshall
  • 1679 Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
  • 1697 Giovanni Canaletto, Venetian painter (Venicei Regatta on Grand Canal)
  • 1701 Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  • 1706 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
  • 1712 Jeremias van Riemsdijk, gov-general of Dutch Indies (1775-77)
  • 1741 Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  • 1774 Adolf Muller, German dramatist and critic, born near Weissenfels (d. 1829)
  • 1777 Heinrich von Kleist, Germany, dramatist/poet (Penthesilea)
  • 1785 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1789 Giovanni Tadolini, composer
  • 1794 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • 1804 Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
  • 1806 John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1811 Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1818 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1829 Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1829 Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1831 Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia
  • 1833 Johannes Habert, composer
  • 1837 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter
  • 1844 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer
  • 1850 Francis Thome, composer
  • 1854 Bill Murdoch, cricketer (great pioneer of Australian Test cricket)
  • 1854 Salomon August Andrée, Swedish engineer, balloonist and polar explorer, born in Gränna, Sweden (d. 1897)
  • 1859 Henri Bergson, France, philosopher (Creative Evolution-Nobel 1927)
  • 1859 Paolo Orsi, Rovereto, Italian Archaeologist (Sicilian excavations)
  • 1865 Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist (d. 1957)
  • 1865 Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1868 Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  • 1870 D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
  • 1871 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Ghetto)
  • 1872 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • 1873 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  • 1875 James E K Aggrey, Ghana, US theologian/educationalist
  • 1875 Len Braund, cricketer (great England all-rounder in 23 Tests 1901-08)
  • 1877 Florence Dahl Walrath, humanitarian, founded Cradle society
  • 1878 James Truslow Adams, historian (Pul-1921, Founding of New England)
  • 1879 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • 1882 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1889 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • 1890 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • 1891 Vaclav Kalik, composer
  • 1892 Leo G. Carroll, English actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), born in Weedon (d. 1972)
  • 1893 Roy Del Ruth, DE, director (About Face, Babe Ruth Story, Star Show)
  • 1893 Sidney Holland, NZ, PM of NZ (1949-57)
  • 1893 Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • 1894 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • 1897 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • 1898 George Cuzon, Amersham England, actor (Hooded Terror)
  • 1898 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)
  • 1898 Raymond Glenn, Frankfort KY, actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones)
  • 1901 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer
  • 1901 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Miriam Hopkins, Bainbridge GA, actress (Becky Sharp, These Three)
  • 1902 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist
  • 1903 Emile Enthoven, composer
  • 1904 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1905 Felix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory coast (1960-93)
  • 1906 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • 1907 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • 1909 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • 1910 Albertus "Bert" Botterman, actor (Bridge Too Far)
  • 1910 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • 1913 Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Victor Sen Yung, actor (Hop Sing-Bonanza, Bachelor Family), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1916 Peter Shepherd, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1918 Bobby Troup, Harrisburg Pa, pianist/actor (Emergency, Acapulco)
  • 1918 James Cameron Tudor, politician
  • 1918 Konstantinos Mitsottakis, premier of Greece (1990- )
  • 1918 Willem J "Molly" Geertsema, Dutch liberal/interior minister)

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1919 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1919 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • 1922 Camillo Togni, composer
  • 1922 Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character
  • 1922 Richard Stankiewicz, US sculptor (1974 Akston Award, 1966 Brandeis)
  • 1923 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • 1924 Allyn Ferguson, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in San Jose, California
  • 1924 Egil Hovland, composer
  • 1924 Frank Liedel, [Leo van Assche], Flemish writer (Kaperbrief)
  • 1924 Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  • 1925 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • 1925 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • 1926 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1926 Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Poland, actor (Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1926 Thomas Millar, historian
  • 1927 George C. Scott, Wise, Virginia, American actor/director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove)
  • 1927 Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)
  • 1928 Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)
  • 1928 R H "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India)
  • 1929 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, president of Nicaragua (1990- )
  • 1930 Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)
  • 1931 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • 1932 Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician
  • 1933 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1934 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1934 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • 1935 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Jorge Cervello, composer

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1935 Peter Boyle, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

  • 1938 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • 1938 Dawn Wells, American actress

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1939 Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin (JFK), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald

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1939 Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka
  • 1939 Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1940 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1941 William "Billy" Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • 1942 Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1942 Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  • 1943 Russ Giguere, Portsmouth NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association)
  • 1943 Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • 1944 Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)
  • 1945 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • 1945 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • 1945 Yıldo, Turkish famous showman and football player
  • 1946 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1946 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • 1947 Joe Morton, actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 John Johnson, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
  • 1947 Laura Nyro, singer/songwriter (Eli's Coming, Stoney End), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947 Luc Journet, Belgian physician (Order of Zonnetempel)
  • 1947 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1947 Paul Chuckle, British comedian
  • 1948 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • 1948 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1949 Gary Richrath, guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), born in Peoria Illinois, (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  • 1949 George Hendrick, baseball player
  • 1950 Merry Martin, Camden Mich, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary)
  • 1950 Patrick L Swindall, (Rep-R-GA, 1985- )
  • 1950 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • 1950 Om Puri, Indian actor (Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • 1950 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Terry McMillan, American author
  • 1952 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • 1952 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • 1952 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • 1954 Liz Burch, Australian actress
  • 1955 Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  • 1955 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955 Rita Verdonk, Dutch politician

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1956 Martina Navratilova, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1956 Craig Bartlett, American animator
  • 1956 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • 1957 Jon Lindstrom, Medford Ore, actor (Kevin Collins-General Hospital)
  • 1957 Doug Isaacson, Alaskan politician
  • 1958 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympics-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1958 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1958 Corinne Bohrer, American actress
  • 1958 Thomas Hearns, American boxer
  • 1959 Kirby Chambliss, Aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer
  • 1959 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • 1959 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • 1959 Steve Swayne, Dartmouth Professor
  • 1960 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • 1960 Emily Arth, Evanston Ill, playmate (Jun, 1988)
  • 1960 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California

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1960 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • 1961 Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star sailor (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
  • 1961 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • 1961 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962 Jody Anschutz, LPGA golfer (1987 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star
  • 1964 George Ferris, cricketer (Leewards fast bowler)
  • 1965 Fayette Purser, Australian golfer (NSW State Rep 1987-88), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1965 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist
  • 1966 Alan Mills, Lakeland Florida, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1966 Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)
  • 1966 Denise Philbrick, LPGA golfer
  • 1966 Jerod Swallow, American ice skater (1997 Nationals), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1966 Kristine Middeler, Felicity Oh, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994)
  • 1967 Gary John Anderson, Wanganui NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • 1968 Michael Stich, Germany, tennis star
  • 1968 Narendra Hirwani, cricketer (Ind leggie 16 wickets v WI on debut 1988)
  • 1968 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • 1969 Anthony Avent, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)