Famous Birthdays on 29th October

  • 1463 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher
  • 1507 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)
  • 1562 George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1656 Edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley's Comet) [NS=Nov 8]
  • 1682 Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)
  • 1690 Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
  • 1704 John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)
  • 1740 James Boswell, Scottish biographer of Samuel Johnson and diarist, born in Edinburgh (d. 1795)
  • 1815 Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1815 Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
  • 1816 Ferdinand II AFA, king of Portugal
  • 1822 Joost G Kist, Dutch lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97)
  • 1822 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1824 Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • 1827 Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
  • 1837 Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-12)
  • 1837 Harriet Powers, US, slave/writer (Creation of Animals)
  • 1844 Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker
  • 1853 Josephine Beall Bruce, African American activist (NACW) Philadelphia Pa.
  • 1855 Paul Bruchési, archbishop of Montreal (d. 1939)
  • 1857 Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
  • 1859 Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  • 1861 Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1871 Narziss Ach, German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • 1873 Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
  • 1875 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
  • 1877 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • 1877 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
  • 1878 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II)
  • 1879 Franz JHMM von Papen, German diplomat/chancellor (1932)
  • 1879 Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)
  • 1882 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor/director (Hofstad Stage)
  • 1890 Claire Goll, writer
  • 1891 Fanny Brice, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893 Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor
  • 1897 Hope Emerson, Hawarden Iowa, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)

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1897 [Paul] Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Germany, Nazi Reich Minister of Information and Propaganda

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • 1898 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer
  • 1899 Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1901 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer
  • 1903 Vivian Ellis, composer
  • 1905 Laurence Dowdall, lawyer
  • 1906 Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
  • 1907 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Stewart Myles MacPherson, broadcaster
  • 1909 Douglass Montgomery, LA CA, actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane)
  • 1910 Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
  • 1911 Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader
  • 1915 Dennis Brookes, cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7)
  • 1917 Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)
  • 1917 Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1920 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • 1921 Bill Mauldin, cartoonist (WW II Army grunts)
  • 1921 Ed Kemmer, Reading Pa, actor (Buzz Corey-Space Patrol)
  • 1921 William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)
  • 1922 Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
  • 1922 Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
  • 1922 Neil Blaney, politician
  • 1923 Dietrich Manicke, composer

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1923 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 1924 Zbigniew Herbert, writer
  • 1925 Betty Evans Grayson, Portland Or, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959)
  • 1925 Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Zoot Sims, Inglewood California, jazz saxophonist
  • 1925 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • 1925 Robert Hardy, English actor
  • 1926 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
  • 1927 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish politician
  • 1930 Peter Stampfel, rocker
  • 1930 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1930 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • 1931 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), born in Rome, (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Karl Francis Hettinger, Onion Field survivor
  • 1934 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist/Dutch TV host/actor (Gilas)
  • 1934 Ramon Sender, composer
  • 1934 Robert E Hughes, orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
  • 1936 Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
  • 1937 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)

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1938 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • 1940 Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)
  • 1940 Galen Weston, English/Canadian industrial/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • 1940 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
  • 1941 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • 1942 Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
  • 1942 Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Donald Simpson, film producer
  • 1944 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
  • 1944 Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer
  • 1944 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)
  • 1944 Otto Wiesheu, German minister
  • 1944 Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1945 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • 1946 Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1946 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
  • 1947 Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Helen Coonan, Australian politician

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1948 Kate Jackson, Birmingham Ala, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels)

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • 1948 Ricky Reynolds, rocker
  • 1949 Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
  • 1949 James Williamson, American guitarist
  • 1950 Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia
  • 1951 Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
  • 1951 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • 1951 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • 1952 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • 1952 Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

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1953 Denis Potvin, Vanier Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1954 Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
  • 1954 Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1955 Kevin DuBrow, rocker
  • 1955 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1955 Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
  • 1956 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1957 Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
  • 1958 David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1959 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1959 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

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1959 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 1959 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
  • 1960 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1961 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • 1961 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
  • 1961 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1964 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1964 Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)
  • 1964 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Andy Beal, Germany, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 West of England Pro)
  • 1965 Greg Davis, NFL kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1965 Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1967 Greg Gohr, Santa Clara California, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967 Joely Fisher, actress (Paige-Ellen), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • 1967 Rufus Sewell, English actor (A Knight's Tale, Middlemarch), born in London
  • 1968 Grayson McCouch, actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)
  • 1968 Tsunku, Japanese music producer
  • 1969 Peter Breen, Brockton Mass, dance skater
  • 1969 Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • 1969 Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter
  • 1970 Charles Swann, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1970 Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970 Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • 1970 Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • 1970 Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
  • 1971 Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
  • 1971 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)

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1971 Winona Ryder, [Horowitz], Mn, actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand)

Actress Winona Ryder
Actress
Winona Ryder
  • 1971 Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor
  • 1971 Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • 1972 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1972 Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur
  • 1972 Gabrielle Union, American actress
  • 1972 Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress
  • 1973 Adam Bacher, cricketer (nephew of Ali S Afr Test batsman 1996- )
  • 1973 Robert Pirès, French footballer
  • 1974 Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 R A Dickey, Nashville Tenn, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1974 Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)
  • 1974 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
  • 1975 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
  • 1976 Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)
  • 1976 Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet
  • 1977 Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • 1978 Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1979 Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan politician
  • 1980 Ben Foster, American actor
  • 1980 B.J. Sams, American football player
  • 1981 Amanda Beard, Newport Beach CA, 100m/200m breaststroke (Oly-2 silv-96)
  • 1981 Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
  • 1981 Reema Sen, Indian actress
  • 1982 Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
  • 1982 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1983 Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • 1983 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1983 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • 1983 Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • 1983 Johnny Lewis, actor (Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1984 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player
  • 1987 Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer
  • 1990 Carlson Young, American actress