Birthdays in History on October 28

  • 1017 Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

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1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1536)

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
Erasmus
  • 1510 Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
  • 1585 Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader
  • 1667 Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
  • 1691 Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
  • 1697 Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
  • 1703 Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)
  • 1718 Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary (d. 1793)
  • 1767 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • 1793 Eliphalet Remington, US gun maker
  • 1795 Leonardus A Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53)
  • 1804 Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)
  • 1810 Adley Hogan Gladden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1818 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • 1834 Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1837 Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan's last shogun (d. 1913)
  • 1842 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
  • 1842 Charles Boissevain, editor Dutch Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908)
  • 1845 Zygmunt Florenty Wr√≥blewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
  • 1846 Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings
  • 1855 Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)
  • 1864 Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958
  • 1875 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
  • 1876 Albert E Michotte van den Berck, Belgian psychologist
  • 1879 Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1885 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)
  • 1886 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • 1891 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1892 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)
  • 1892 Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)
  • 1893 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist
  • 1893 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor-in-chief (Negro Worker)
  • 1897 Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander
  • 1901 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Evelyn A Waugh, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England
  • 1905 Harry Broadhurst, airman
  • 1907 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Claude Bourdet, human rights activist/journalist
  • 1909 Francis Bacon, Ireland, painter (Study for a Pope)
  • 1912 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)

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1914 Jonas Salk, American medical scientist who created the polio vaccine, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1914 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1914 Glenn Robert Davis, U.S. Congressman (d. 1988)
  • 1915 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1915 Richard Michael Fraser, political Administrator
  • 1916 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, born in Inverness (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • 1925 Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 1925 Wim Keja, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1925 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
  • 1929 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida
  • 1929 John Hollander, American poet
  • 1936 Horst Antes, German painter
  • 1938 David Dimbleby, English television commentator
  • 1938 Anne Perry, English-born novelist
  • 1940 Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)
  • 1944 Anton Schlecker, German billionaire
  • 1946 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • 1948 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1949 Robert Mellors, gay activist
  • 1950 Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist
  • 1951 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1953 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive

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1955 Bill Gates [William Henry], billionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft), born in Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

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1956 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (2005-13), born in Aradan, Iran

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 1960 Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
  • 1962 Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
  • 1962 Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player
  • 1963 James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)
  • 1965 Luigi Miraglia, Italian Latinist
  • 1966 Andy Richter, Yorkville IL, writer/sidekick (Conan O'Brien)
  • 1966 Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1967 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
  • 1980 Kanzi, Most Literate Non-Human
  • 1985 Richard Smith, American entrepreneur