Famous Birthdays on October 20

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  • 1435 Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca
  • 1475 Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)
  • 1496 Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise
  • 1616 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)
  • 1620 Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)

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1632 Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect (St. Paul's Cathedral), born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire (d. 1723)

Architect Christopher Wren
Architect
Christopher Wren
  • 1637 Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)
  • 1656 Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)
  • 1660 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • 1677 Stanislaus I Leszczyński, King of Poland (d. 1766)
  • 1679 Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer
  • 1700 Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
  • 1711 Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)
  • 1719 Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer, statistician and economist
  • 1740 Belle van Zuylen, Dutch-Swiss writer (Three Women), born at Castle Zuylen near Utrecht (d. 1805)
  • 1751 Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch MP/secretary of Interior
  • 1759 Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815)
  • 1780 M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla

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1784 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), born in Westminster, Middlesex (d. 1865)

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple
  • 1785 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • 1788 Philip Knapton, composer
  • 1792 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer
  • 1792 Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)
  • 1808 Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)
  • 1812 Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer
  • 1819 Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
  • 1819 Karol Mikuli, composer
  • 1819 The Báb, Persian founder of the Bábí Faith (d. 1850)
  • 1820 Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1820 George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1822 Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)
  • 1832 Constantin Lipsius, German architect (d. 1894)
  • 1843 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur
  • 1854 Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

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1854 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and adventurer (Illuminations), born in Charleville, France (d. 1891)

  • 1858 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • 1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)

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1859 John Dewey, American philosopher, educational theorist and writer (learn by doing), born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1952)

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • 1864 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)
  • 1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
  • 1874 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
  • 1877 Josephine McGill, composer

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1882 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • 1884 Thomas Chalmers, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
  • 1887 John Warburton, Huddersfield England, actor (Saratoga Trunk)
  • 1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
  • 1890 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron), born in Bollington, Cheshire (d. 1974)

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick

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1891 Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan leader and 1st President of Kenya (1963-78), born in Gatundu, Kenya (d. 1978)

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta
  • 1893 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1894 Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)
  • 1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
  • 1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • 1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
  • 1897 Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)
  • 1899 Evelyn Brent, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1899 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • 1900 Rodolfo Halffter, composer
  • 1900 Wayne Morse, (Sen-R/D-Ore)
  • 1901 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
  • 1903 John Lodge, actor (Witchmaker), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1904 Anna Neagle, English actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d. 1986)

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1904 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1907 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1909 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • 1909 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)
  • 1913 Angelo Ephrikian, composer
  • 1913 Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)
  • 1913 Barney Phillips, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1913 Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)
  • 1914 Fayard Nicholas, US, actor (Big Broadcast of 1936)
  • 1915 Giora Schuster, composer
  • 1917 Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles
  • 1917 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • 1917 Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)
  • 1918 Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)
  • 1918 Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1919 Tracy Hall, American inventor (d. 2008)
  • 1921 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • 1921 Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • 1922 John Anderson, Clayton Ill, actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp)
  • 1923 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)
  • 1923 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • 1923 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist
  • 1924 Stanley Eric Francis Booth-Clibborn, bishop (Manchester)
  • 1925 Art Buchwald, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 1925 Herman Roelstraete, composer
  • 1925 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Roger Hanin, French actor
  • 1926 Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1927 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Joyce Brothers, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

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1931 Mickey Mantle "The Commerce Comet", NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1932 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1932 William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)
  • 1932 Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • 1934 Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
  • 1934 Michiko, empress of Japan
  • 1934 Timothy West, Yorkshire England, actor (Masada)
  • 1935 Jerry Ohrbach, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1936 Larry Mowry, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior), born in San Diego, California
  • 1937 Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1937 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • 1938 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1939 Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 1939 Raymond Jones, British keyboardist and songwriter, born in Oldham
  • 1940 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • 1940 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1941 Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
  • 1942 Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)
  • 1943 Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
  • 1944 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • 1945 Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)
  • 1945 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • 1946 Connie Chung, news ancher (NBC, CBS), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • 1946 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1948 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1948 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • 1949 Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1949 Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1950 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1950 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1951 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • 1951 Patrick Hall, British politician
  • 1951 Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • 1951 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • 1952 Dave Collins, baseball player
  • 1952 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • 1952 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

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1953 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1953 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
  • 1954 Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • 1954 Günter Müller, German sound artist, improvisor and percussionist
  • 1955 Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
  • 1955 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1955 David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1955 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1956 Danny Boyle, English film director
  • 1957 Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)
  • 1957 Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • 1958 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1958 Eric Scott, actor (Ben-Waltons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1958 Ivo Pogorelich, Belgrade Yugoslavia, pianist (1978 Casagrande winner)
  • 1958 Mark King, bass/vocalist (Level 42-Standing in the Light, Love Games)
  • 1958 Ricky Byrd, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts)
  • 1958 Valerie Faris, American film director
  • 1958 Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • 1958 Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
  • 1958 Viggo Mortensen, American Actor (Lord of the Rings, The Road), born in New York, NY
  • 1959 Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)
  • 1959 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • 1960 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1960 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • 1961 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1961 Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
  • 1962 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1962 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • 1963 Julie Payette, astronaut, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • 1963 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 1964 Kamala Harris, American lawyer and politician (1st African- American, Asian-American attorney general of California, born in Oakland, California
  • 1965 Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
  • 1965 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965 M Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1965 Mikhail Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim)
  • 1965 Norman Blake, Scottish musician
  • 1965 William Zabka, American actor
  • 1966 Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
  • 1966 Erin Deiters, Green Bay Wis, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
  • 1966 Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • 1966 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
  • 1966 Stefan Raab, German entertainer
  • 1966 Patrick J. Volkerding, Founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
  • 1967 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1967 Susan Tulley, British actress (Michelle-EastEnders)
  • 1967 Luigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor
  • 1967 Luck Mervil, Québécois actor and singer
  • 1967 Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
  • 1968 Raymond Biggs, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1969 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1969 Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1969 Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969 Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1970 Greg Primus, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Ralph Dawkins, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 Sander Boschke, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1970 Shane George, cricketer (S Australian fast bowler, Shield debut at 17)
  • 1970 Chavo Guerrero, Jr., American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author