On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1860

  • Oct 3 Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), born in Surrey Mount, Forest Hill, London (d. 1937)
  • Oct 4 Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 1908)
  • Oct 6 Oscar L Helfrich, Dutch governor (Curacao)
  • Oct 6 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)
  • Oct 8 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Oct 12 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), born in Cincinnatus, New York (d. 1930)
  • Oct 17 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • Oct 19 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (Australian WK of the late 19th century)

Person of interestJuliette Gordon Low

Oct 31 Juliette Gordon Low, American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1927)

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low