Birthdays in History in October 1907

  • Oct 2 Alexander Robertus Todd, British organic chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
  • Oct 9 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), born in La Pecq, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 9 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, born in London (d. 2001)
  • Oct 15 John "Cardinal" Dearden, US cardinal (1969-88)/archbishop of Detroit
  • Oct 15 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)
  • Oct 16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • Oct 18 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • Oct 21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • Oct 21 Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
  • Oct 22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • Oct 27 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 28 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 30 Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)
  • Oct 30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)