Famous Birthdays on 5th October

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  • 1458 Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint
  • 1609 Paul Fleming, German poet, born in Hartenstein, Saxony (d. 1640)
  • 1626 Johann Schop, composer
  • 1641 Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)
  • 1658 Mary of Modena, queen of James II of England (d. 1718)
  • 1684 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
  • 1695 John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)

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1703 Jonathan Edwards, East Windsor, Connecticut Colony, Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian (Original Sin)

Christian Preacher and Philosopher Jonathan Edwards
Christian Preacher and Philosopher
Jonathan Edwards
  • 1712 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter

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1713 Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • 1715 Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)
  • 1717 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France (d. 1744)
  • 1722 Gregorio Sciroli, composer
  • 1743 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
  • 1758 Thomas Greatorex, composer
  • 1781 Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)
  • 1792 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1795 Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)
  • 1799 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Min of Reformed Worship
  • 1804 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor, (d. 1877)
  • 1808 Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1808 Winand C H Staring, geologist (Geology of Netherlands)
  • 1817 Eduard Franck, composer
  • 1820 David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Hans Hampel, composer
  • 1823 Feliks Jaronski, composer

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1829 Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • 1833 Cyrus Bussey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1915)
  • 1836 George Washington Gordon, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1840 Fran Gerbic, composer
  • 1840 John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)
  • 1844 Francis William Reitz, State President of the Orange Free State (d. 1934)
  • 1848 Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
  • 1858 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
  • 1863 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
  • 1864 Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
  • 1875 Cyril Rootham, composer
  • 1878 Louise Dresser, [Kerlin], Evansville IN, actress (Maid of Salem)
  • 1879 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • 1879 John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • 1881 Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist pres of Karelo-Finnish SR (1940-56)
  • 1882 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Mass, rocket pioneer

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1883 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
  • 1884 Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
  • 1886 Carter DeHaven, (Courage Great Dictator), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
  • 1887 René Cassin, pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1968)
  • 1889 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)
  • 1890 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer
  • 1892 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)
  • 1895 Walter Bedell Smith, US general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)
  • 1899 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
  • 1899 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • 1901 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director
  • 1901 John Alton, cinematographer
  • 1901 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • 1902 Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)
  • 1902 Michael Kondracki, composer

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1902 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1903 Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
  • 1903 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1904 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
  • 1904 John Hoyt, Bronxville NY, actor (Gimme a Break, Tom Dick & Mary)
  • 1905 Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
  • 1906 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
  • 1907 Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • 1911 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
  • 1912 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • 1913 William Lehman, (Rep-D-FL, 1973- )
  • 1913 Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
  • 1917 Robert Adams, English sculptor
  • 1919 Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)
  • 1919 Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)
  • 1919 Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
  • 1919 Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor (See No Evil, Screamtime)
  • 1920 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • 1921 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1922 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • 1922 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • 1923 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • 1923 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • 1923 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)
  • 1924 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
  • 1925 Gail Davis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Annie Oakley)
  • 1925 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
  • 1926 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • 1926 Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1927 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • 1927 John Downey, composer
  • 1928 Willem de Kwaadsteniet, lawyer/Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1928 Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1929 Autherine Lucy, Shiloh, Alabama, 1st African American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • 1929 Richard F Gordon Jr, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1929 Skip Homeier, actor (Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • 1930 Reinhard Selten, German economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1932 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • 1932 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer (Rep)
  • 1933 Diane Cilento, Queensland Aust, actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man)
  • 1934 David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
  • 1934 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
  • 1935 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • 1936 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
  • 1936 Vaclav Havel, writer/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)
  • 1937 Barry Switzer, football coach (Oklahoma), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • 1938 Carlo Mastrangelo, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist
  • 1939 Marie Laforêt, French singer and actress
  • 1939 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • 1939 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • 1940 Bob Cowper, cricketer (Aust LHB, 307 v England MCG 1966 Very rich
  • 1941 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • 1941 Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina
  • 1942 Richard Street, Rhythm and Blues musician (The Temptations), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Benjamin L Cardin, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1943 Inna Churikova, Russia, actress (Theme)
  • 1943 Steve Miller, rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1944 Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1945 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945 Geoff Leigh, English musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1946 Richard Kermode, rocker
  • 1946 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist
  • 1946 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1947 Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
  • 1948 Delroy George Wilson, singer
  • 1948 Lucius Ross, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove)
  • 1948 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1948 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • 1949 Ralph Goodale, Canadian politician

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1949 Bill James [George William James], Holton Kansas, American baseball writer and statistician

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 1949 B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • 1950 Jeff Conaway, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1951 Karen Allen, Illinois, actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers)
  • 1951 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1951 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist
  • 1952 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • 1952 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
  • 1952 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1953 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • 1953 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • 1953 Russell Mael, [Dwight Russel Day], California, rock vocalist (Sparks)
  • 1953 Sandra "Puma" Jones, rocker (Black Uhuru), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1954 Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards & Warriors)
  • 1955 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1955 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)
  • 1957 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • 1957 Larry Saumell, jockey
  • 1957 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist (Madness-Baggy Trousers)
  • 1957 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • 1957 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1958 Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)
  • 1958 André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut
  • 1959 Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1960 Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • 1960 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1961 Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
  • 1961 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1961 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • 1961 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1962 Johnny Huang, Canton China, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Ken Noda, pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • 1962 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • 1962 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1963 Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)

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1963 Laura Davies, Coventry England, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open)

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1963 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress (Sans Interdits)
  • 1963 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
  • 1964 Denean Howard, Sherman Tx, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1964 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • 1964 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • 1965 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics-1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

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1965 Mario Lemieux, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

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1965 Patrick Roy, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1965 Paul Moloney, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965 Penny Baker, playmate (January, 1984), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965 Richey Reneberg, Phoenix AZ, tennis star (1995 Australian doubles)
  • 1965 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • 1965 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Oly-silv/gold-92, 96)