Famous People Born in October 1870

  • Oct 7 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, born in Smartt Station, Tennessee (d. 1952)
  • Oct 8 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • Oct 10 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1935)
  • Oct 16 Helge Rode, Danish poet and critic, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1937)
  • Oct 18 D. T. Suzuki, Japanese-American Zen Buddhist scholar, born in Kanazawa, Japan (d. 1966)
  • Oct 22 Alfred Douglas, English poet, journalist and partner of Oscar Wilde, born in Powick, Worcestershire, England (d. 1945)
  • Oct 22 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933), born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1953)
  • Oct 23 Francis Kelley, Catholic Bishop of Oklahoma (d. 1948)
  • Oct 30 (Percy) Lawrence Grant, British silent and sound screen character actor (Bulldog Drummond; Shanghai Express), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1952)