Birthdays in History in October 1902

  • Oct 2 Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)