On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1877

  • Oct 4 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry), born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • Oct 8 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Oct 11 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • Oct 13 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • Oct 18 Florence Dahl Walrath, humanitarian, founded Cradle society
  • Oct 20 Josephine McGill, composer
  • Oct 20 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Sr., American businessman and sportsman (New York Central Railway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1915)
  • Oct 24 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • Oct 24 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Cesare, The Tars, Anastasia), born in Assen, Drenthe, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Oct 25 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1957)
  • Oct 27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • Oct 28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Cowden, Illinois (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930), born in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1973)
  • Oct 29 Narcisa de León, Filipino film mogul, born in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines (d. 1966)