Famous People Born in October 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1937)
  • Oct 2 Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
  • Oct 2 Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (d. 1987)
  • Oct 6 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • Oct 6 Otto Siegl, Austrian composer, born in Graz (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (NZ all-rounder in their early Tests)

Person of interestElijah Muhammad

Oct 7 Elijah Muhammad [Elijah Robert Poole], American religious leader (Nation of Islam), born in Sandersville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • Oct 8 Julien Duvivier, French film director (La Bandera), born in Lille, France (d. 1967)
  • Oct 11 Roman Jakobson, Russian-American linguist and Slavic scholar (Fundamentals of Language), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • Oct 12 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1981)
  • Oct 15 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 16 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Oct 20 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
  • Oct 22 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)
  • Oct 23 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • Oct 27 Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1997)

Person of interestHoward Hanson

Oct 28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Oct 30 Anatoly Grigor'yevich Novikov, composer
  • Oct 30 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Oct 30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1928)
  • Oct 31 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennslyvania (d. 1977)