Famous Birthdays on October 2

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  • 1452 King Richard III, of England (1483-85)
  • 1470 Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1538 Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (d. 1584)
  • 1595 Jacob Louys, Flemish engraver
  • 1616 Andreas Gryphius, German lyric poet and dramatist, born in Glogau, Silesia (d. 1664)
  • 1644 François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
  • 1646 Guillaume Poitevin, composer
  • 1704 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer
  • 1722 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
  • 1737 Franz Schneider, composer
  • 1752 Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
  • 1756 Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist
  • 1756 Josef Jawurek, composer
  • 1768 William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (d. 1854)
  • 1792 Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer

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1800 Nat Turner, American leader of a major slave rebellion in 1831, born in Southampton County, Virginia (d. 1831)

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • 1809 Anton Emil Titl, composer
  • 1817 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer
  • 1819 George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1821 Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
  • 1822 Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)
  • 1827 Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1828 Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
  • 1832 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • 1832 Julius von Sachs, botanist and naturalist
  • 1833 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1835 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian
  • 1839 Hans Thoma, German painter, born in Bernau, Black Forest (d. 1924)

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1847 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), born in Posen, Duchy of Posen, Prussia (d. 1934)

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • 1851 Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • 1852 William Ramsay, chemist
  • 1857 Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)
  • 1866 Charles de Souzy Ricketts, artist

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1869 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian pacifist and spiritual leader, born in Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, India (d. 1948)

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1871 Cordell Hull, US Secretary of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
  • 1871 Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)
  • 1873 Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
  • 1873 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
  • 1875 Henry Fevrier, composer
  • 1878 Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist
  • 1879 Wallace Stevens, poet (Ideas of Order), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1880 George Alexander Russell, composer
  • 1881 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • 1882 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • 1885 Ruth Bryan Rohde, US, (Rep), minister to Denmark
  • 1886 Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter

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1890 Groucho Marx, [Julius], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 1891 H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard
  • 1893 Leroy B Shield, US pianist/producer/composer (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1895 Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
  • 1895 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian
  • 1896 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
  • 1896 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • 1896 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)

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1900 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Famous Russian clown, born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1974)

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1901 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot
  • 1901 [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
  • 1901 Charles Stark Draper, Windsor Missouri, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines
  • 1902 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1902 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • 1904 Dermot Boyle, marshal (RAF)
  • 1904 Godfrey Baseley, radio executive
  • 1904 Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)

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1904 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1906 John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
  • 1907 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist
  • 1907 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1907 William Marshall, producer/director/actor/singer (Blackmail)
  • 1911 Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
  • 1911 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • 1913 Vivian Ridler, printer (Oxford University)
  • 1913 Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1914 Albe Vidakovic, composer
  • 1914 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • 1914 Charles Drake, Bayside actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
  • 1914 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1915 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
  • 1917 Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister
  • 1917 William Marshall, band leader (Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1917 Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Christian de Duve, Thames Ditton, Surrey, cytologist and biochemist (Nobel, 1974), (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord-Lt of Somerset
  • 1919 Shirley Clarke, film director
  • 1920 William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
  • 1921 A Scott Crossfield, US Test pilot (XS-1)
  • 1921 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1922 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Thomas T Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957)
  • 1922 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • 1923 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
  • 1925 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
  • 1926 Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)
  • 1928 Anthony Tippett, British chief of Fleet Support
  • 1928 Clay Felker, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1928 George Emmett McFarland, Dallas, act (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals)
  • 1928 James Porter, CEO (Commonwealth Institute)
  • 1928 Robin Duthie, CEO (Britoil)
  • 1928 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
  • 1929 John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate
  • 1929 Kenneth Leighton, composer
  • 1929 Moses Gunn, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1930 Gunter Kochan, composer
  • 1930 J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
  • 1930 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1932 Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
  • 1932 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Dimiter Khristov, composer
  • 1933 Phill Niblock, composer

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1933 John B. Gurdon, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), born in Dippenhall, Hampshire

Developmental biologist John B. Gurdon
Developmental biologist
John B. Gurdon
  • 1934 Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • 1934 Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
  • 1934 Richard Scott, British high court judge
  • 1935 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-born British pianist

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1935 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1936 Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust bat, later Liberal MP)
  • 1936 Johnnie Cochran, attorney (OJ Simpson defense attorney)
  • 1936 Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking
  • 1938 Lloyd Turner, journalist
  • 1938 Rex Reed, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1938 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (d. 1983)
  • 1939 B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)
  • 1939 Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)
  • 1940 Lord Davies, chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1940 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
  • 1941 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941 Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian

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1942 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 1943 Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress (Secret Policeman's Ball)
  • 1943 Henri SZEPS, Lausanne Switzerland, actor (Mother & Son)
  • 1943 Franklin Rosemont, American artist
  • 1944 Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)
  • 1944 Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)
  • 1945 Don McLean, New Rochelle NY, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)
  • 1945 Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1945 Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut
  • 1946 Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • 1946 Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
  • 1946 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
  • 1948 Avery Brooks, Evansville Ind, actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9)
  • 1948 Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
  • 1948 Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)
  • 1948 Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)
  • 1948 Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
  • 1948 Persis Khambatta, Bombay, India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)
  • 1948 Leslie Frankenheimer, set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)

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1949 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stones), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1949 Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], Lexington Ky, rock bassist (Television)
  • 1950 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
  • 1950 Ian McNeice, English actor
  • 1951 Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power/actress (Justine), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Sting, [Gordon Sumner], rock vocalist (Police-Roxanne)/actor (Dune)
  • 1952 George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
  • 1952 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • 1952 Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
  • 1952 Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
  • 1954 Greg Jennings, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1954 Lani O'Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)
  • 1954 Lorraine Bracco, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Kathryn Morrison playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1955 Philip Oakey, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human)
  • 1956 Freddie Jackson, US R&B singer/songwriter (Rock Me Tonight)
  • 1956 Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • 1957 John Neuman Cook, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1957 Kimberly Herrin, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1960 Django Bates, jazz musician
  • 1960 Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1960 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • 1961 Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
  • 1961 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1961 Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
  • 1962 Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in New York City, New York
  • 1962 Mark Rypien, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • 1962 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
  • 1962 Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • 1963 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • 1964 Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1964 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964 Sherry Arnett, playmate (Jan, 1986), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965 Darren Cahill, Australia, tennis star
  • 1965 Francesca Dellera, [Cervellera], actress (Capriccio), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1965 Jill Powell, actress (Marcy-As The World Turns), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1965 Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1965 Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • 1965 Tom Moody, cricket batsman (Australian 1989-92 Ton in 26 mins)
  • 1966 Yokozuna, [Rodney Anoia], wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina)

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1967 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis star (1995 French Open), born in Leibnitz, Austria

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
  • 1967 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
  • 1967 Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)
  • 1967 Gillian Welch, New York, singer-songwriter (Time, Revival)
  • 1968 Craig Kanada, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE SC Classic-3rd)
  • 1968 Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

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1968 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • 1968 Mark James Crear, SF, 110m hurdler (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1968 Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter
  • 1968 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter
  • 1969 Marcus Robertson, NFL safety/cornerback (Houston/Tenn Oilers)