Famous Birthdays on October 8

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  • 1515 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, born in Harbottle Castle, Northumberland, England (d. 1578)
  • 1585 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, born in Köstritz, Germany (d. 1672)
  • 1619 Philipp von Zesen, German poet and historian (Bescheibung of Amsterdam), born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1689)
  • 1621 Maximilian Henry of Bayern, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne, Bishop of Hildesheim and Bishop of Liège, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1688)
  • 1676 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar, born in Casdemiro, Spain (d. 1764)
  • 1690 Jaime de Casellas, Spanish composer, born in Valls, Spain (d. 1764)
  • 1692 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, born in San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1696 Cornelis Troost, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love), born in Amsterdam (d. 1750)
  • 1713 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist, born in Opatów, Poland (d. 1793)
  • 1715 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, born in Dijon, France (d. 1774)
  • 1720 Jonathan Mayhew, American Congregational minister, born in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (d. 1766)
  • 1740 Michel-Julien Mathieu, French composer, born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1777)
  • 1747 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
  • 1747 Jean-François Rewbell, French lawyer and politician, born in Colmar, France (d. 1807)
  • 1748 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1765 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • 1789 John Ruggles, American politician, born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1874)
  • 1789 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, born in Newington, London (d. 1855)
  • 1790 Waldemar Thrane, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1828)
  • 1802 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1813 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1818 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician, born in Sevier County, Tennessee (d. 1905)
  • 1820 Stanislaw Katski, composer
  • 1826 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warren County, North Carolina (d. 1904)
  • 1828 Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), born in Dourdan, France (d. 1899)
  • 1831 Michal Jelski, composer
  • 1834 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • 1837 Otto Winter-Hjelm, Norwegian musician and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1931)
  • 1838 John Milton Hay, American politician (Union), born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1905)
  • 1850 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist, born in Paris (d. 1936)
  • 1855 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, born in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1941)
  • 1860 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1861 Theodore Roberts, American actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1928)
  • 1863 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1864 Ozias Leduc, Canadian painter, born in Saint-Hilaire-de-Rouville, Quebec (d. 1955)
  • 1868 Max Slevogt, German painter, born in Landshut, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1869 J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), born in Washburn, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1870 Louis Vierne, French organist and composer, born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • 1872 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • 1873 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1967)
  • 1874 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • 1875 Laurence Doherty, British tennis player (US Open-1903), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1919)
  • 1877 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1880 Ernest Douwes Dekker, Indo-Dutch nationalist and founder of National-India Party, born in Pasuruan, Malang, Indonesia (d. 1950)
  • 1883 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), born in Freiburg, Baden, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Dick Burnett, American musician (Man of Constant Sorrow), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • 1884 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1885 Will Vodery, African-American composer, born in Philadelphia (d. 1951)
  • 1887 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Clifford Heatherley, British actor (Who Killed Doc Robin?), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1937)
  • 1889 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1966)

  • 1890 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Eddie Rickenbacker, American aviator "Ace of Aces" (WWI), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1890 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • 1895 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)

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1895 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • 1895 Zog I, King of Albania (1928-39), born in Burgajet Castle, Ottoman Empire (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), born in Lille, France (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Rouben Mamoulian, American movie director and author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Clarence Williams, American composer, born in Plaquemine, Louisiana (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1899 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • 1900 Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Serge Chermayeff, Russian-British architect and designer, born in Grozny, Russia (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Zeno Vancea, Romanian composer, born in Bocsa, Romania (d. 1990)
  • 1901 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Howard Joslin, American actor (Quebec, Detective Story), born in Georgia (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, American composer, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Bill Hewitt, American professional football player (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 1947)
  • 1910 Ray Lewis, Canadian 4X400 relayer (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Kirk Alyn, American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, born in Cherry Township, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)
  • 1916 Spark Matsunaga, United States Senator from Hawaii (1977-90), born in Kukuiula, Hawaii (d. 1990)
  • 1917 Danny Murtaugh, American baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1917 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917 Billy Conn, American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • 1919 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (1991-93), born in Tokyo (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1986)
  • 1920 Maxi Herber, German figure skater pairs (Olympic gold 1936), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • 1922 Douglas Gray, archivist
  • 1922 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tetyushi, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Alphons Egli, Swiss politcian and member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, Russian writer and critic, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Al Duncan, blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
  • 1927 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Jim Elliot, American missionary (d. 1956)
  • 1927 César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Neil Harvey, cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's)
  • 1928 M. Russell Ballard, LDS apostle
  • 1928 Bill Maynard, British actor
  • 1929 Valdir Pereira, Brazilian footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1930 James Olsen, Evanston IL, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell)
  • 1930 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1932 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • 1932 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • 1934 Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1934 J Carter Brown, art director (Washington National Gallery), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1936 Carman Moore, composer
  • 1936 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)
  • 1938 Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)
  • 1938 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
  • 1938 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky
  • 1939 Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)
  • 1939 Armando Gentilucci, composer
  • 1939 Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • 1939 Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • 1940 Fred Cash, rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1941 George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
  • 1941 Jesse Jackson, clergyman, presidential candidate (D), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1943 Chevy Chase, American comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 James Edward Sellars, composer

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1943 R. L. Stine, children's book writer (Goosebumps), born in Columbus, Ohio

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine
  • 1944 Bruce A Morrison, (Rep-D-CT, 1983- )
  • 1944 Susan Raye, American singer
  • 1945 Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
  • 1945 Vanburn Holder, cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's)
  • 1946 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • 1946 Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
  • 1946 Dennis Kucinich, American politician
  • 1947 Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete
  • 1947 Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
  • 1947 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

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1948 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 1948 Sarah Purcell, actress/TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1948 Stefanie Marrian, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • 1948 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
  • 1948 Pedro López, Colombian serial killer
  • 1948 Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)
  • 1949 Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)

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1949 Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], American actress (Alien, Working Girl), born in Manhattan, New York

  • 1950 Robert "Kool" Bell, rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1951 Jack O'Connell, American politician
  • 1952 Clifford Adams, American trombone player, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1952 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
  • 1952 Edward Zwick, American film director
  • 1953 Ricky Lee Phelps, American singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Paragould, Arkansas
  • 1954 Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
  • 1954 Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1955 Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
  • 1955 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • 1956 Stephanie Zimbalist, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)
  • 1956 Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ
  • 1956 Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
  • 1956 Janice Voss, South Bend, Indiana, astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), (d. 2012)
  • 1956 Larry Crane, Seymour, Indiana, American rocker (John Mellencamp band)
  • 1957 Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
  • 1957 James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
  • 1957 Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
  • 1957 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
  • 1958 Steve Coll, American journalist
  • 1959 Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)
  • 1959 Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)
  • 1959 Mike Morgan, Tulare CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1959 Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1959 Nick Bakay, American actor
  • 1960 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
  • 1960 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist
  • 1960 Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
  • 1961 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
  • 1962 Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver
  • 1964 CeCe Winans, American singer
  • 1965 Martin Mayhew, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1965 Matt Biondi, US 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)
  • 1965 Ross Flemer, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1965 Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor
  • 1965 C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
  • 1966 Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1967 Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress
  • 1968 Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • 1968 Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
  • 1968 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player
  • 1969 Dylan Neal, US actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1969 Jeremy Davies, American actor
  • 1970 Carlos Etheredge, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1970 David Doster, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1970 DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 James Williams, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)

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1970 Matt Damon, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 1970 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
  • 1970 Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
  • 1970 Sadiq Khan, British politician, 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London
  • 1971 Jim Hanna, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Monty Williams, NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1971 Nate Miller, NFL/WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Val St germain, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)