On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1872

  • Oct 1 IsraĆ«l Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • Oct 3 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • Oct 4 Ernest Blood, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Passaic HS, NJ, 200-1 record, 1915-24), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1955)
  • Oct 6 Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)
  • Oct 8 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • Oct 11 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire (d. 1946)
  • Oct 11 Emily Davison, English suffragette who died when hit by King George's horse at Epsom Derby, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1913)
  • Oct 12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • Oct 14 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1910)
  • Oct 15 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian politician and 3rd President of Austria (1928-38), born in Krems, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Oct 18 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun
  • Oct 24 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), born in Millom, England (d. 1957)
  • Oct 27 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), born in Baltimore, Maryland [or Oct 3rd, 1873] (d. 1960)
  • Oct 31 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), born in Glenbane, County Tipperary, Ireland (d. 1910)