Birthdays in History in October 1903

  • Oct 4 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 4 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Ritz, US comic (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses)
  • Oct 5 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • Oct 6 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • Oct 7 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist
  • Oct 10 Charles T von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Count of Flanders/prince
  • Oct 12 Grayson Kirk, educator, born in Jeffersonville, Ohio
  • Oct 16 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • Oct 17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • Oct 18 Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist
  • Oct 22 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

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Oct 24 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Oct 25 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • Oct 25 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • Oct 28 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England