Famous People Born in October 1902

  • 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 3 Pappy Waldorf, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle and coach (Northwestern, California), born in Clifton Springs, New York (d. 1981)
  • Oct 5 Larry Fine, American actor and comedian (3 Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)

Ray KrocRay Kroc (1902-1984)

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

  • Oct 6 Mihovil Logar, Serbian composer  (A Would-be Lady), born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1998)
  • 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 Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian freedom fighter and political leader (d. 1979)
  • Oct 11 Leon Belasco [Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky], Russian actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • Oct 12 Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transition), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)

Arna BontempsArna Bontemps (1902-1973)

Oct 13 American poet and novelist who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, born in Alexandria, Louisiana

  • Oct 13 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • Oct 14 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • Oct 14 Shunter Coen, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests, HS 41no, @ 50.50; Orange Free State), born in Heilbron, South Africa (d. 1967)
  • Oct 15 William Edmonson, American bass harmony and gospel vocalist (Southernaires), radio, stage and screen actor (Thirty Years Later), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1979)
  • Oct 17 Irene Ryan [Noblitt], American actress (Beverly Hillbillies - "Granny"; Pippin), 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 (d. 1984)
  • Oct 23 Otmar Nussio, Swiss conductor and composer (Boccaccio Suite), born in Grossetto, Italy; (d. 1990)
  • Oct 23 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1955)
  • Oct 25 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • Oct 25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • Oct 26 Beryl Markham (née Clutterbuck), British-Kenyan; racehorse trainer, aviator, and memoirist, born in Ashwell, Rutland, England (d. 1986)
  • Oct 26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 26 Jack Sharkey, American boxer (NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight champion 1932-33), 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, Austrian composer, born in Bukowina, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Romania) (d. 1980)
  • Oct 31 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), born in Cluj-Napoca, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • Oct 31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • Oct 31 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Wilbur Shaw, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1937, 39, 40; Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991), born in Shelbyville, Indiana (d. 1954)

About October 1902

How Old? 120 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)