Famous People Born in October 1902

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 2 Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (13th Chancellor of Austria), born in Rust, Michelhausen, Austria-Hungary (d. 1965)
  • Oct 3 Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), born in Taquari, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • Oct 5 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)

Person of interestRay Kroc

Oct 5 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
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Ray Kroc
  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, composer
  • Oct 7 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
  • Oct 9 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 10 Dick Ket, Dutch painter and cartoonist, born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • Oct 11 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 12 Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

Oct 13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • Oct 13 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • Oct 14 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (South African batsman in two Tests 1927-28), born in Heilbron, Orange Free State (d. 1967)
  • Oct 14 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • Oct 15 William Edmundson, American vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington

  • Oct 17 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1973)
  • Oct 18 Miriam Hopkins, American actress (Becky Sharp, These Three), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1972)
  • Oct 18 Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  • Oct 20 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Oct 21 Hilarion Rubio, Filipino composer, born in Bacoor, Cavite (d. 1985)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Bronson, American actress (Next Voice you Hear), born in Lockport, New York (d. 1995)
  • Oct 22 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, Swiss conductor and composer (Boccaccio Suite), born in Grossetto, Italy; (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Oct 26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • Oct 26 Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Elsa Lanchester, British actress (The Bride of Frankenstien), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 30 Armin Kaufmann, composer
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Oct 31 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), born in Cluj-Napoca, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)