Birthdays in History in October 1901

  • Oct 2 Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot
  • Oct 2 [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
  • Oct 2 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • Oct 4 [Robert] Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 5 John Alton [Johann Jacob Altmann], American cinematographer, born in Sopron, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
  • Oct 7 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), born in Luang Phrabang, Laos (d. 1984)
  • Oct 10 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
  • Oct 13 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam
  • Oct 14 Willem A Wagenaar, journalist/writer (Shanghai)
  • Oct 15 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)
  • Oct 15 Hermann Abs, director (Deutsche Bank)/Hitler's advisor
  • Oct 15 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier
  • Oct 19 Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
  • Oct 21 Gerhard von Rad, German old testament scholar (Deuteronomium)
  • Oct 28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)