On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1877

  • Oct 2 William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • Oct 4 Razor Smith, English cricket spin bowler (245 first class matches, Surry CCC), 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, American composer and folksong collector, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1919)

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt

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)