Birthdays in History in October 1939

  • Oct 2 Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)
  • Oct 4 W Henson Moore, (Rep-R-LA, 1975- )
  • Oct 5 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • Oct 5 Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Oct 5 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • Oct 6 Douglas K Bereuter, (Rep-R-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Oct 6 John J LaFalce, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Oct 7 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
  • Oct 7 Harold Kroto, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1996), born in Wisbech (d. 2016)
  • Oct 8 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • Oct 8 Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • Oct 9 Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)
  • Oct 10 Joseph Pitts, American politician
  • Oct 11 Franklin A Sonn, union leader (South African workers)
  • Oct 12 Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist
  • Oct 13 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player

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Oct 14 Ralph Lauren, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren), born in The Bronx, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

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Oct 18 Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin (JFK), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1963)

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Oct 18 Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Oct 22 Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • Oct 26 Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut
  • Oct 30 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate