Famous People Born in October 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Lajos Bardos, composer
  • Oct 1 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 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 relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • Oct 9 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • Oct 10 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon runner-up 1921), 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)

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

Oct 19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Oct 20 Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), 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 pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
  • 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 H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)