On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1903

  • Oct 1 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England (d. 1989)
  • Oct 1 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1989)
  • Oct 4 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD), born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • Oct 4 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • Oct 5 Jimmy Ritz, American actor and comedian (Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • Oct 5 M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, born in San Saba, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Oct 6 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • Oct 8 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Oct 8 René Guillou, French organist and composer (L'Autre mère), born in Rennes, Brittany, France (d. 1958)
  • Oct 9 Walter O'Malley, American baseball team owner (Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1979)
  • Oct 10 Charles Théodore Henri Antoine Meinrad de Belgique, Count of Flanders, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter ("Taking A Chance On Love"), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Oct 12 Grayson L. Kirk, 14th President of Columbia University (1953-68), born in Jeffersonville, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Oct 12 Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1998)
  • Oct 13 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • Oct 13 Patsy Moran, American actress (Children of the Wild), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Oct 16 Rex Bell [George Francis Beldam], American cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns) and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • Oct 16 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • Oct 17 Jerry Colona, comedian (Jerry Colona Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • Oct 18 Ambrose Thibodeaux, American Cajun accordionist, also known as Ambrose Sam (d. 1995)
  • Oct 18 Emile Enthoven, Dutch composer and lawyer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • Oct 19 Vittorio Giannini, American violinist, composer (The Medead), and educator (Curtis Institute, 1956-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Oct 19 Tor Johnson [Tore Johansson], Swedish wrestler and actor (Bride of the Monster), born in Kalmar län, Sweden (d. 1971)
  • Oct 20 John Lodge, American actor (Witchmaker) and politician (79th Governor of Connecticut), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Oct 22 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)
  • Oct 22 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • Oct 23 Milford Dolliole, American pioneer jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)

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Oct 24 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

  • Oct 24 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and furniture designer (Unité d'habitation), born in Paris, France (d. 1999)
  • Oct 25 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Oct 25 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Oct 28 Evelyn Waugh, English author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • Oct 29 Vivian Ellis, English composer, born in Hampstead, London (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, born in Posen (now Poznań) (d. 1947)

About October 1903

How Old? 118 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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