On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1882

  • Oct 2 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander, born in Zlatoust, Ufa Governorate Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • Oct 3 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Oct 3 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1982)

Person of interestRobert H. Goddard

Oct 5 Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Oct 6 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
  • Oct 11 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (d. 1943)
  • Oct 11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Oct 12 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Oct 14 Charlie Parker, English cricketer (legend Gloucs SLA, but 2-32 in only Test), born in Prestbury, Gloucestershire (d. 1959)

Person of interestÉamon de Valera

Oct 14 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • Oct 15 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Oct 18 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), born in Plessé, France (d. 1917)
  • Oct 19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

Person of interestBela Lugosi

Oct 20 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • Oct 24 Sybil Thorndike, British actress (Stage Fright, Gone to Earth), born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (d. 1976)
  • Oct 24 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, born in Siófok, Austria-Hungary (d. 1953)
  • Oct 25 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), born in New Orleans (d. 1921)
  • Oct 29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer and playwright (The Madwoman of Chaillot), born in Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France (d. 1944)
  • Oct 30 William Halsey Jr., US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1959)