Famous Birthdays on 7th October

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  • 1573 William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)
  • 1576 John Marston, English poet and playwright (d. 1634)
  • 1577 Ferdinand, of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/archbishop
  • 1589 Maria Magdalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (d. 1631)
  • 1698 Henri Madin, composer
  • 1713 Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)
  • 1728 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
  • 1734 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • 1744 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (d. 1819)
  • 1746 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • 1748 Charles XIII, King of Sweden (1809-18)/Norway (1814-18)
  • 1758 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
  • 1769 Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)
  • 1774 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
  • 1786 Louis-Joseph Papineau, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1871)
  • 1798 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
  • 1801 Adolf Muller, composer
  • 1802 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
  • 1817 Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1821 Richard Heron Anderson, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1821 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
  • 1826 William Brimage Bate, US Confederate brig-gen/(Gov-D-Tenn, 1882-86)
  • 1835 Felix Draeseke, composer
  • 1841 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro (1910-18)
  • 1849 James Whitcomb Riley, US, poet (Raggedy Man)
  • 1854 Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War
  • 1866 Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children
  • 1866 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)
  • 1868 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)
  • 1870 Uncle Dave Macon, entertainer
  • 1879 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • 1879 Joseph Bovet, composer
  • 1880 Jaime Pahissa, composer
  • 1881 Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (d. 1918)

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1885 Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 1886 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • 1887 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WW I)
  • 1887 Jack Mulhall, Wappinger Falls NY, actor (Ken Murray Show)
  • 1888 Henry A Wallace, (D/P) 33rd VP (1941-45)/founder Progressive Party
  • 1889 Clarence Muse, Balt MD, actor (Sam-Casablanca, Black Stallion)
  • 1892 Dwain Esper, director (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer
  • 1894 Del Lord, American director (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)
  • 1896 Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam
  • 1898 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1900 Heinrich Himmler, a leading Nazi and head of the Gestapo
  • 1901 Frank Boucher, Canadian all-star NHL center (NY Rangers), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • 1901 Suvanna Phuma, premier of Laos
  • 1902 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • 1903 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist
  • 1904 Chuck Klein,Philadelphia Phillies (43 HRs in 1929), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1905 Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], Flagstaff Az, actor (Andy's Gang)
  • 1906 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • 1907 Tutta Rolf, Norway, actress (Whalers)
  • 1907 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Richard Caldicot, actor (Horse's Mouth), born in London, England
  • 1909 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • 1909 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1910 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Joe Jones, drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911 Vaughn Monroe, Akron Oh, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1911 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1912 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
  • 1913 Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist (Het Parool, Kinks)
  • 1914 Alfred Drake, [Capurro], singer/actor (Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1914 Sarah Churchill, actress (All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England
  • 1915 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]
  • 1915 Roman Padlewski, composer
  • 1916 Walt W Rostow, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Helmut Dantine, actor (Shadow of the Cloak), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1917 June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • 1918 Marcus Klingburg, Israeli soviet spy and epidemiologist
  • 1919 Gabriel Dell, Barbados, actor (Steve Allen Show)
  • 1919 George Duby, historian
  • 1919 Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian politician
  • 1920 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • 1922 Martha Stewart, Bardwell Ky, singer/actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face)
  • 1922 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • 1922 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps
  • 1923 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Diana Lynn, LA CA, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go)
  • 1926 Ivan Jirko, composer
  • 1926 Marcello Abbado, composer
  • 1927 Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather)
  • 1927 R. D. Laing, Govanhill, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1928 Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive
  • 1929 Harold Zirin, astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)
  • 1932 Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond
  • 1933 Paul B Price, Cataret NJ, actor (Busting Loose)
  • 1934 Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], US, poet/writer
  • 1934 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
  • 1934 Willie Naulls, NBA star (NY Knicks)
  • 1934 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], US writer (Black Music)
  • 1935 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)
  • 1936 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1936 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor
  • 1937 Col Guest, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59)
  • 1937 Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician
  • 1938 Robert Drivas, Chi, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man) [or 11/21]
  • 1939 Colin Cooper, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • 1939 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
  • 1939 Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer
  • 1939 Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 Bruce F Vento, (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- )
  • 1940 Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
  • 1940 Richard H Stallings, (Rep-D-ID, 1985- )
  • 1941 Martin Murray, rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • 1941 Tony Sylvester, rocker (Main Ingredient)
  • 1943 Oliver North, US colonel (Irangate), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1943 Joy Behar, American television personality
  • 1943 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player
  • 1944 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1944 Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong
  • 1945 Kevin Godley, Manchester England, rock vocalist (10cc)
  • 1946 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • 1946 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei
  • 1948 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
  • 1949 Catherine Duggan, LPGA golfer
  • 1949 Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)
  • 1949 Kieran Kane, singer (O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too), born in Queens, New York
  • 1950 Maartje van Weegen, [Walet], Dutch TV hostess
  • 1950 Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician
  • 1951 Carmen R "Tata" Vega, US soul singer (Color Purple soundtrack)
  • 1951 John Cougar Mellencamp, Seymour Indiana, rocker (Jack & Diane)
  • 1951 David J. Halberstam, American radio executive
  • 1952 Graham Yallop, cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6)
  • 1952 Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1952 Martyn Harris, journalist
  • 1952 Mary Badham, American actress

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1952 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 1953 Christopher Norris, actress (Summer of '42, Eat My Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)
  • 1954 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler (AAA/NJPW, Black Cat)
  • 1954 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1955 Yo-Yo Ma, Paris, France, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom)
  • 1955 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • 1956 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Julio Pezua, jockey
  • 1957 Jayne Torvill, England, ice skater (Torvill & Dean, Oly-gold-84)
  • 1957 Judy Sams, golfer (1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1958 Kim Morris, playmate (Mar, 1986), born in San Diego, California
  • 1958 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959 Dylan Baker, American character actor

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1959 Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959 Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician
  • 1959 Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician
  • 1960 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
  • 1960 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer
  • 1961 Matthew Roloff, American reality star
  • 1961 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • 1962 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician
  • 1964 Rich Delucia, Reading PA, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964 Sam Brown, English singer/songwriter (Stop!)
  • 1964 Stuart Hendley, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1964 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • 1964 Paul Stewart, English footballer
  • 1965 Juul Ellerman, soccer player (PSV, FC Twente)
  • 1966 Trent Brown, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
  • 1967 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 1967 Toni Braxton, American singer
  • 1967 Luke Haines, English musician (The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder)
  • 1968 Erick Anderson, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Randy Bartz, Roseville Minn, short track skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1968 Thom Yorke, British pop musician and lead singer of Radiohead ('Creep', 'Paranoid Android' and 'Pyramid Song')
  • 1969 Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1969 Martin Haywood, cricketer (NSW opening batsman)
  • 1969 Javier Álvarez, Spanish singer-songwriter
  • 1969 Malia Hosaka, Hawaiian professional wrestler
  • 1969 Maria Whittaker, English model
  • 1970 Daniel Collins, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Dwayne Provo, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1970 Harold Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970 Le'Shai Maston, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Vaughn Hebron, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971 Dexter Dawson, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Johnnie Morton, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1971 Paul Hannam, 470 yachter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician
  • 1972 John Hyden, Tustin California, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Rahsaan Giddings, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1972 Ben Younger, American screenwriter and film director
  • 1973 Gerald McBurrows, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Priest Holmes, running back (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Dida, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 Alexander Polinsky, actor (Adam-Charles in Charge), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1974 Benjamin Oberman, pairs skater (& Naomi Grabow), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974 Shannon MacMillan, Syosset NY, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 Allison Munn, American actress