Birthdays in History in October 1909

  • Oct 1 Samuel Yorty, (Mayor-LA), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 4 James B Pritchard, American theologist/archaeologist
  • Oct 7 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • Oct 7 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet
  • Oct 13 Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist
  • Oct 18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • Oct 23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Oct 25 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)
  • Oct 28 Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist
  • Oct 28 Francis Bacon, Irish painter (Study for a Pope)
  • Oct 30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (d. 1966)