Birthdays in History in October 1888

  • Oct 6 Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Zedong (Chinese Communist Party)
  • Oct 6 Roland Garros, French pilot (d. 1918)
  • Oct 7 Henry A Wallace, (D/P) 33rd VP (1941-45)/founder Progressive Party
  • Oct 9 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)

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Oct 14 Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1923)

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • Oct 16 Eugene O'Neill, American dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • Oct 23 OnĂ©sime Gagnon, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • Oct 25 Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney

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Oct 25 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Oct 25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • Oct 26 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
  • Oct 26 Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)
  • Oct 31 George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
  • Oct 31 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)