Famous People Born in October 1866

  • Oct 2 Charles Ricketts, British artist and illustrator, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1931)
  • Oct 3 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1909)
  • Oct 6 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian-American inventor and radio pioneer - reputedly broadcast 1st program of voice & music, born in East Bolton, Quebec (d. 1932)
  • Oct 7 Martha McChesney Berry, American educator who founded Berry School for Children, born near Rome, Georgia (d. 1942)
  • Oct 7 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (d. 1942)

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Oct 12 British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland

  • Oct 19 Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, librettist, conductor, and music professor, born in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario (d. 1947)
  • Oct 25 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in K√∂nigstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Oct 26 William "Kid" Gleason, American baseball utility (St. Louis Browns, NY Giants, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (Chicago White Sox, during "Black Sox" scandal), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1933)