Famous Birthdays on 6th October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 204

  • 1289 King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
  • 1459 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)
  • 1510 Rowland Taylor, English clergyman (d. 1555)
  • 1510 John Caius, English physician (d. 1573)
  • 1552 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
  • 1573 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624)
  • 1610 Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)
  • 1618 Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer
  • 1706 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749- )
  • 1716 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman (d. 1771)
  • 1738 Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1789)
  • 1744 James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)
  • 1767 Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)

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1769 Isaac Brock, St Peter Port, British Army officer (War of 1812)

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1773 King Louis-Philippe of France (d. 1850)
  • 1777 William Russell, composer
  • 1801 Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (d. 1888)
  • 1803 Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)
  • 1806 Andreas Randel, composer
  • 1808 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (1848-63)
  • 1816 William Batchelder Bradbury, composer
  • 1818 Joseph Rummel, composer
  • 1819 Willem A Scholten, Dutch potato-flour manufacturer
  • 1820 Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)
  • 1824 Henry Chadwick, baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
  • 1827 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • 1831 J W Richard Dedekind, Ger mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
  • 1838 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)

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1846 George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • 1847 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor
  • 1849 Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, "merchant of death"
  • 1860 Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curacao)
  • 1860 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)
  • 1862 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)
  • 1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • 1872 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1873 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • 1874 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Ernest Lapointe, French-Canadian politician (d. 1941)
  • 1880 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano
  • 1882 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • 1884 Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
  • 1886 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)

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1887 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1887 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austria, singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1887 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • 1888 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)
  • 1888 Max Butting, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1889 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1895 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • 1896 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
  • 1897 Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900 Stan Nichols, English cricketer (d. 1961)
  • 1902 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • 1903 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)

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1905 Helen Wills Moody, Centerville California, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 1906 Janet Gaynor, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1906 Louis Borell, Amsterdam Neth, actor (Over the Moon, Queer Cargo)
  • 1908 Carol Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1908 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • 1913 Meret Oppenheim, writer

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1914 Thor Heyerdahl, Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • 1915 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • 1915 Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)
  • 1915 Alice Timander, Swedish dentist (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Tommy Lawton, footballer
  • 1918 André Pilette, Belgian racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • 1923 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Shana Alexander, journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1926 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1927 Alice Bauer, LPGA golfer
  • 1927 Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1929 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • 1930 Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

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1930 Richie Benaud, cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
  • 1932 Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)
  • 1935 Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler
  • 1935 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Anna Quayle, actress (Mistress Pamela)
  • 1936 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • 1936 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • 1938 Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder
  • 1939 Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • 1939 John J LaFalce, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • 1940 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1940 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • 1942 Britt Ekland, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1942 Fred Travalena, comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)
  • 1943 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • 1943 Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1944 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • 1944 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)
  • 1945 Domonic Barber, attorney (Howard Stern, Jessica Hahn, Joe Buttafucco)
  • 1946 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

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1946 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • 1946 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon
  • 1946 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • 1946 Lloyd Doggett, American politician
  • 1946 Vinod Khanna, Indian actor
  • 1947 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947 Klaus Dibiasi, Italy, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)
  • 1948 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1948 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • 1948 Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist
  • 1949 Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist
  • 1950 David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • 1950 Thomas McClary, US soul guitarist (Commodores-Still)
  • 1951 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)
  • 1952 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • 1953 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • 1954 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1955 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • 1956 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1957 Dom Galluscio, race horse trainer
  • 1957 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • 1958 Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • 1959 John Mackin, programmer
  • 1959 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1959 Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)
  • 1959 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1959 Brian Higgins, American politician, Member of US House of Representatives
  • 1960 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1960 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • 1960 Scott Stevens, jockey
  • 1961 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • 1961 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • 1962 Rich Yett, baseball player

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1963 Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

  • 1963 Jsu Garcia, American actor
  • 1964 Pam Kometani, LPGA golfer (1992 Welch's Classic-27th), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964 Thomas "Tom" Hunter, US 50M FREESTYLE swimmer (world record)
  • 1965 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 David Spaulding, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965 Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)
  • 1965 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • 1966 Archi Cianfrocco, Rome NY, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1966 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Julianne McNamara, Flushing NY, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1966 Oscar Caballos, jockey
  • 1966 Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • 1966 Jacqueline Obradors, American actress
  • 1967 Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • 1967 Svend Karlsen, Norwegian strongman
  • 1969 Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star
  • 1969 Jeff Lay, rower (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)
  • 1969 Robert Person, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969 Troy Shaw, English snooker player
  • 1970 Darren Oliver, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970 Amy Jo Johnson, American actress and singer
  • 1971 Chris Hudson, NFL strong safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Phil Bennett, British racing driver
  • 1971 Lola Dueñas, Spanish actress
  • 1971 Alan Stubbs, English footballer
  • 1972 J J Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Ryu Shi-won, Korean actor and singer
  • 1973 Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)
  • 1973 Sylvain Legwinski, French footballer
  • 1973 Jeff Davis, American comedian
  • 1973 Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • 1974 Brian Kelly, Mission Viejo California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1974 Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1974 Kenny Jonsson, Angelholm SW, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Islander)
  • 1974 Jeremy Sisto, American actor
  • 1974 Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1975 Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)
  • 1975 Jan Harm Schippers, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Veendam)
  • 1975 Reon King, West Indian cricketer from Guyana
  • 1976 Barbie Hsu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1977 Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • 1977 Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1977 Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 Ricky Hatton, English boxer
  • 1979 David Di Tommaso, French footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1979 Richard Seymour, American football player
  • 1979 Lex Shrapnel, English actor
  • 1980 Abdoulaye Méïté, French footballer
  • 1981 Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • 1981 José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 MC Lars, American hip-hop artist
  • 1982 William Butler, Musician and member of Arcade Fire
  • 1984 Joanna Pacitti, American actress and singer
  • 1986 Mohammad Shukri, Malaysian cricketer
  • 1986 Olivia Thirlby, American actress
  • 1988 Maki Horikita, Japanese model and actress