Famous Birthdays on 8th October

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  • 1515 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)
  • 1585 Heinrich Schutz, composer
  • 1619 Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
  • 1621 Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim
  • 1676 Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)
  • 1690 Jaime de Casellas, composer
  • 1692 Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist (d. 1761)
  • 1697 Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)
  • 1713 Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)
  • 1715 Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
  • 1720 Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)
  • 1740 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
  • 1747 Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
  • 1747 Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
  • 1748 Franz Seydelmann, composer
  • 1765 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer (d. 1831)
  • 1789 John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1789 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
  • 1790 Waldemar Thrane, composer
  • 1802 Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
  • 1813 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
  • 1818 John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)
  • 1820 Stanislaw Katski, composer
  • 1826 Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • 1828 Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
  • 1831 Michal Jelski, composer
  • 1834 Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
  • 1837 Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer
  • 1838 John Milton Hay, politician (Union), (d. 1905)
  • 1850 Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)
  • 1855 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
  • 1860 Felix Woyrsch, composer
  • 1861 Theodore Roberts, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1863 Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
  • 1864 Ozias Leduc, Québécois painter (d. 1955)
  • 1868 Max Slevogt, German painter
  • 1869 J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
  • 1870 Louis Vierne, composer
  • 1872 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)
  • 1873 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • 1874 Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California
  • 1875 Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)
  • 1877 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (d. 1968)
  • 1880 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • 1883 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1883 Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)
  • 1884 Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
  • 1885 William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer
  • 1887 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress (For Love or Money)
  • 1889 C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)
  • 1890 Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
  • 1890 Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
  • 1890 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Orovida Camille Pissarro, Epping England, British painter and etcher
  • 1895 Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)
  • 1895 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)
  • 1895 King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)
  • 1896 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (The Mark of Zorro, Applause)
  • 1898 Clarence Williams, composer
  • 1899 Milner Connorton Gray, designer
  • 1899 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • 1900 Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect
  • 1900 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer
  • 1900 Zeno Octavian Vancea, composer
  • 1901 Eivind Groven, composer
  • 1903 Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1907 Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)
  • 1908 Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, composer
  • 1909 Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1910 Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910 Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • 1913 Walter Schumann, choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Spark Matsunaga, (D-Ha-Sen)
  • 1917 Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1917 Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • 1917 Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1918 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1919 Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
  • 1919 Kiichi Miyazawa, premier Japan (1991-93)
  • 1920 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • 1920 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1921 Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1922 Douglas Gray, archivist
  • 1922 Svend Westergaard, composer
  • 1924 Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1924 Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1925 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
  • 1927 Al Duncan, blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
  • 1927 Raaj Kumar, film star
  • 1927 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath (1952)
  • 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, Providence RI, art director (Wash National Gallery)
  • 1936 Carman Moore, composer
  • 1936 Rona Barrett, 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, US, 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, Chattanooga Tn, rocker (Impressions)
  • 1941 George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
  • 1941 Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)
  • 1943 Chevy Chase, 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], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 1948 Sarah Purcell, Richmond Ind, actress/TV hostess (Real People)
  • 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], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

  • 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, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • 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)