Famous People Born in October 1899

  • Oct 1 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • Oct 1 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Oct 3 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • Oct 5 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, born in Dunaivtsi, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • Oct 5 George, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1962)
  • Oct 8 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 8 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname religious leader, co-founder of the VHP (d. 1991)
  • Oct 9 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Oct 9 Mary Jarred, British mezzo-soprano and contralto singer (The Rake's Progress), born in Brotton, England (d. 1993)
  • Oct 10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • Oct 11 Arthur Ochse, South African cricketer (no relation to A E South African fast bowler), born in Graaff-Reinet, Cape Province (d. 1949)
  • Oct 11 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, born in Morgan City, Louisiana (d. 1964)
  • Oct 13 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • Oct 14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Essex County, New York (d. 1965)
  • Oct 14 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1948)
  • Oct 19 Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Casablanca; Maltese Falcon; Martin & Lewis; Elvis movies; Barefoot in the Park), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

Miguel Ángel AsturiasMiguel Ángel Asturias (1899-1974)

Oct 19 Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City

  • Oct 20 Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Command), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Marnix Gijsen [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • Oct 23 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1934)
  • Oct 24 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian politician and President of the National Constituent Assembly of Algeria (1962-63), born in Taher, Algeria (d. 1985)
  • Oct 26 Judy Johnson, American Baseball HOF third baseman (NgL World Series 1925 Hilldale AC; NgL All-Star 1933, 1936 Pittsburgh Crawfords), born in Snow Hill, Maryland (d. 1989)
  • Oct 29 Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Ernst Herman van Rappard, Dutch SS officer and founder (NSNAP), born in Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1953)