On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1846

Person of interestGeorge Westinghouse

Oct 6 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (air brakes, alternating current system), born in Central Bridge, New York (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • Oct 21 Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
  • Oct 28 Auguste Escoffier, French chef and culinary writer, 'king of chefs & chef of kings', born in Villeneuve-Loubet, France (d. 1935)