Famous Birthdays on 31st October

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  • 1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
  • 1345 Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
  • 1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
  • 1538 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
  • 1541 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
  • 1599 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
  • 1620 John Evelyn, English writer and diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
  • 1622 Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

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1632 Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)

Painter Jan Vermeer
Painter
Jan Vermeer
  • 1636 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1679)
  • 1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
  • 1692 Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)
  • 1705 Pope Clement XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)
  • 1711 Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
  • 1724 Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)
  • 1737 James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
  • 1740 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
  • 1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
  • 1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer
  • 1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary
  • 1785 George F Kersting, German painter
  • 1791 Ferdinand Huber, composer

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1795 John Keats, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London, England (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1815 Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
  • 1825 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1825 Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
  • 1826 Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
  • 1831 Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1901)
  • 1831 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
  • 1835 Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1933)
  • 1835 J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)
  • 1835 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (d. 1923)
  • 1838 King Louis of Portugal (d. 1889)
  • 1847 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
  • 1848 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
  • 1852 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)
  • 1854 Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)

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1860 Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah Georgia, American activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • 1875 Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
  • 1875 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Eduard van Oort, zoologist (Ornithology of Netherlands)
  • 1883 Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)

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1887 Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, President of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1887 Edouard Lalonde, Canada, NHLer (Mont Canadiens)/lacrosse player
  • 1888 George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
  • 1888 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer
  • 1888 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
  • 1892 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, US, Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America)
  • 1893 Sara Allgood, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1895 Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian/publicist
  • 1895 C K Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C S, India's 1st Test capt)
  • 1896 Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)
  • 1897 Wilbur (Pete) Henry, NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville)
  • 1898 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)
  • 1900 Carl Hubbard, Missouri, baseball & football Hall of Famer
  • 1902 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
  • 1902 Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
  • 1902 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
  • 1906 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • 1906 Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)
  • 1907 Helen Lessore, artist
  • 1912 Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
  • 1912 Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (d. 1988)
  • 1914 John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
  • 1917 Erik Routley, composer
  • 1917 William Hardy McNeill, historian (Rise of the West)
  • 1917 Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • 1918 Ian Stevenson, American parapsychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
  • 1920 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
  • 1920 Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, (d. 1957)
  • 1920 Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

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1922 Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1922 Anatoli Papanov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
  • 1925 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1926 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer
  • 1927 Anita Kerr, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1928 Andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
  • 1929 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It)
  • 1929 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1930 Ray Crane, trumpeter
  • 1931 Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
  • 1931 David Lumsdaine, composer
  • 1933 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player

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1933 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, Ontario, California, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat

  • 1934 Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn)
  • 1934 Walter Steffens, composer
  • 1936 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1936 Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
  • 1937 Tom Paxton, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Rives McBee, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1939 Ron Rifkin, American actor
  • 1939 Tom O'Connor, British comedian
  • 1939 Alui Farka Touré, Malian musician
  • 1941 Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1941 Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • 1941 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • 1942 Ben M J Hennekam, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1942 David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
  • 1942 Dave McNally, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Deidre Hall, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1944 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • 1944 Sally Kirkland, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
  • 1946 Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
  • 1946 Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
  • 1946 Norman Lovett, British actor
  • 1947 Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)
  • 1947 Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)
  • 1949 Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)
  • 1949 Dumisa B Ntsebeza, South African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
  • 1949 Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
  • 1949 Odaline de la Martinez, composer
  • 1949 Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)
  • 1950 Jane Pauley, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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1950 John Candy, Newmarket Ontario, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1950 Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • 1950 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General
  • 1951 Nick Saban, American college football coach
  • 1952 Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)
  • 1953 John Lucas, Durham NC, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee)
  • 1953 Michael J. Anderson, American actor
  • 1956 Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician
  • 1957 Robert Pollard, American rocker
  • 1957 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor
  • 1958 Russell Earl Cochran, Paducah KY, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western)
  • 1958 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist
  • 1959 Ann Henricksson, St Paul MN, tennis star
  • 1959 Neal Stephenson, American author
  • 1960 Janice Harrer, Torrance Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96)
  • 1960 Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
  • 1960 Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress
  • 1960 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director
  • 1961 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1961 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1961 Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1961 Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • 1961 Kate Campbell, American musician
  • 1963 Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)
  • 1963 Fred McGriff, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963 Johnny Marr, rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid)
  • 1963 Rob Schneider, actor (SNL, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly)
  • 1963 Dunga, Brazilian footballer
  • 1963 Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead
  • 1964 Amanda Sandrelli, actress (The Key), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • 1964 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
  • 1964 Marty Wright, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Darryl Worley, American country singer
  • 1965 Annabella Lwin, [Myant Aye], Rangoon Burma, singer (I Want Candy)
  • 1965 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1965 Ruud Hesp, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1965 Rob Rackstraw, voice actor
  • 1966 Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)
  • 1966 Brian Keyser, Castro Valley CA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1966 Koji Kanemoto, wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee)
  • 1966 Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist
  • 1966 Mike O'Malley, American actor

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1967 Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice
  • 1968 Antonio Davis, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968 Eddie Taubensee, Beeville TX, catcher (Cin Reds)
  • 1968 Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Damon Mashore, Ponce Puerto Rico, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1969 Henry John Mills, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Steve Trachsel, Oxnard California, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • 1970 Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
  • 1970 Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • 1970 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)
  • 1970 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)
  • 1970 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist
  • 1971 Phillip Tataurangi, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • 1971 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Ian Walker, English footballer
  • 1971 Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
  • 1972 Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1972 Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer
  • 1973 Fiona Smith, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1973 Ross Verba, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973 Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer
  • 1973 Tim Byrdak, American baseball player
  • 1973 David Dellucci, American baseball player