Famous People Born in October 1896

  • Oct 1 Ted Healy [Ernest Nash], American vaudeville, stage, and screen actor, comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), and developer of the Three Stoogesborn in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1937)
  • Oct 3 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (Versos humanos), born in Santander, Spain (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, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (6 Tests, 113 runs @ 22.6, 6 wickets; Auckland), born in Lower Moutere, New Zealand (d. 1973)
  • 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 14 Bud Flanagan [Chaim Reuben Weintrop], English comedian (duo with Chesney Alley), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Oct 14 Oscar Charleston, American Baseball HOF CF (NgL Triple Crown 1921 St. Louis Giants, 1924, 25 Harrisburg Giants) and manager (NgL WS 1933, 35, 36 Pittsburgh Crawfords), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1954)
  • Oct 15 Célestin Freinet, French pedagogue & educational reformer, born in Gars, France (d. 1966)
  • Oct 15 Melville Cooper, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Father of the Bride), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1979) [1]
  • Oct 16 Edmond van Dooren, Flemish painter
  • Oct 17 Frank Forest [Hayek], American actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • Oct 19 Bob O'Farrell, American baseball catcher (World Series, NL MVP 1926, St. Louis Cardinals) and manager (St.L Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Oct 19 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Oct 22 Charles Glen King, American biochemist and pioneer of nutrition research who isolated vitamin C, born in Entiat, Washington (d. 1988)
  • Oct 23 André Lévêque, French engineer, born in Beauvais, France (d. 1930)
  • Oct 27 Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1997)

Howard HansonHoward Hanson (1896-1981)

Oct 28 American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska

  • Oct 30 Anatoly Novikov, Soviet composer (d. 1984)
  • Oct 30 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet, born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Ruth Gordon, American actress (Rosemary's Baby, Harold & Maude), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1985)
  • Oct 31 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)