Birthdays in History in October 1923

  • Oct 2 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 5 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • Oct 5 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • Oct 6 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • Oct 7 Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps
  • Oct 7 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • Oct 12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)
  • Oct 18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • Oct 20 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • Oct 24 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, American artist (d. 1997)

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Oct 29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi
  • Oct 31 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)