Birthdays in History on October 3

  • 1573 Entonius Walaeus, Dutch calvinist theologist
  • 1605 Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
  • 1647 Johannes Voet, Dutch lawyer
  • 1716 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)
  • 1720 Johann P Uz, German poet (Lyrische Poem)
  • 1728 Charles G Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite
  • 1761 Dirk earl van Hogendorp, general/Dutch minister of War [OS]
  • 1789 Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1866)
  • 1790 John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)
  • 1792 Francisco Moraz├ín, Central American statesman
  • 1797 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)

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1800 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • 1803 John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)
  • 1804 Townsend Harris, 1st Western consul to reside in Japan
  • 1804 Allan Kardec, French founder of Spiritism (d. 1869)
  • 1806 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (d. 1850)
  • 1814 Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)
  • 1844 Patrick Manson, "Father of tropical medicine"
  • 1848 Henry Lerolle, French painter (d. 1929)
  • 1854 William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever
  • 1860 Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)
  • 1863 Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 Johannes IJWJ Eilerts de Haan, Dutch sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname)
  • 1867 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator
  • 1871 Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)
  • 1882 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1882 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
  • 1885 Langley Collyer, hoarder (d. 1947)
  • 1885 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
  • 1886 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • 1889 Carl von Ossietzky, Germany, journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1935)
  • 1894 Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)
  • 1894 Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Kurt Schumacher, co-founder/president West German SDP [OS]
  • 1896 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1897 Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC)
  • 1897 Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Jay Irving, American cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in NYC, New York

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1900 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d.1938)

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1902 Arturo da Costa e Silva, marshal/President of Brazil (1967-69)
  • 1904 Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • 1916 Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

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1916 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1919 Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)
  • 1919 James M. Buchanan, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), (d. 2013)
  • 1923 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Harvey Kurtzman, U.S. cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 W Howard Baker, English publisher
  • 1927 Kenojuak Asheva, Ikirasaq, Canada, Inuit artist, (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Shridath Surendranath "Sonny" Ramphal, Guyanese sec-gen (1975- )
  • 1929 Bert Stern, American photographer
  • 1935 Charles M Duke Jr, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1938 David R Obey, (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1969- )
  • 1943 Jeff Bingaman, (Sen-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • 1944 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • 1944 Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician
  • 1944 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • 1945 Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)
  • 1947 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1947 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1949 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • 1951 Kathryn Sullivan, Paterson NJ, geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1951 Bernard Cooper, American writer

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1954 Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real), born in Brooklyn, New York

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • 1957 Tim Westwood, Pimp My Ride UK presenter and DJ
  • 1959 Carmen Russo, Genoa Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1972)
  • 1960 Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
  • 1963 Marion Peck, American artist and painter
  • 1967 Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1967 Walter Polovchak, Ukrainian-American asylum seeker, born in Ukraine