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Famous People Born in October 1887

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 4 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter, born in Berlin (d. 1975)
  • Oct 5 René Cassin, French jurist and judge (Nobel Peace Prize 1968), born in Bayonne, Basque Country, France (d. 1976)
  • Oct 6 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)

Person of interestLe Corbusier

Oct 6 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect, city planner and artist (Urbanisme), born in La Chaux-de-Fonds (d. 1965))

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Oct 6 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • Oct 6 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexican novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • Oct 7 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • Oct 7 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), born in Wappingers Falls, New York (d. 1979)
  • Oct 8 Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1956)
  • Oct 10 Rie Cramer, Dutch writer and illustrator, born in Sukabumi, Dutch East Indies (d. 1977)
  • Oct 12 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • Oct 13 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), born in Bytča, Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • Oct 22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • Oct 24 Victoria von Battenberg, Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII, born in Balmoral Castle, Scotland (d. 1969)
  • Oct 24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Oct 25 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • Oct 25 Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, American ultra-light hiking pioneer and 1st woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone, born in Mercerville, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Oct 30 Georg Heym, German writer, born in Hirschberg, Lower Silesia (d. 1912)

Person of interestChiang Kai-shek

Oct 31 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Oct 31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)