Birthdays in History in October 1908

  • Oct 5 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)
  • Oct 6 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • Oct 9 Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)
  • Oct 9 James E Folsom, (Alabama-Gov, 1947-51, 1955-59)
  • Oct 9 Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
  • Oct 10 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • Oct 10 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • Oct 12 Ann Lane Petry, US journalist/author (Street)
  • Oct 12 Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 John Grant, British rear-admiral
  • Oct 13 Werner Reinowski, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Oct 16 Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist
  • Oct 23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • Oct 24 John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist
  • Oct 24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 27 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)