Birthdays in History in October 1920

  • Oct 2 William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
  • Oct 5 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • Oct 6 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1986)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjorneboe, Norwegian poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • Oct 12 Christy Ring, Irish hurler, born in Cloyne, Ireland (d. 1979)

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Oct 15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

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  • Oct 17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • Oct 19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Oct 22 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • Oct 23 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
  • Oct 27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • Oct 29 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • Oct 31 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, (d. 1957)
  • Oct 31 Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)