Famous People Born in October 1885

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Louis Untermeyer, American poet and critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Oct 2 Ruth Bryan Owen, American politician (first woman appointed as a U.S. ambassador, Denmark 1933-36), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1954)
  • Oct 3 Langley Collyer, American hoarder, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1947)
  • Oct 3 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist, born in Stockton, California (d. 1970)
  • Oct 4 Henricus Wijdefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)

Person of interestNiels Bohr

Oct 7 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist who expanded quantum physics (Nobel Prize 1922), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Oct 8 Will Vodery, African-American composer, born in Philadelphia (d. 1951)
  • Oct 8 Johnny Lush, American MLB pitcher (2 no-hitters), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)
  • Oct 10 Walter Anderson, German folklorist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • Oct 11 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1933)
  • Oct 11 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • Oct 16 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, Italian marathoner (Olympic-DQ gold-1908)
  • Oct 17 Aaf Bouber [Aaf ten Hoope], Dutch actress (Bleeke Bet, Jantjes) and wife of Herman Bouber, born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Oct 19 Charles E. Merrill, American investment banker (Merrill Lynch), born in Green Cove Springs, Florida (d. 1956)
  • Oct 21 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/musicologist
  • Oct 21 Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • Oct 22 Lothar Windsperger, composer
  • Oct 23 Lawren Harris, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem), born in Zichem, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter, born in Sundsvall, Sweden (d. 1948)

Person of interestEzra Pound

Oct 30 Ezra Loomis Pound, American poet (Cantos), born in Hailey, Idaho (d. 1972)