On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1906

  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer and resistance fighter (passage fight), born in Hollandscheveld, Drente, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, born in Oberndorf, Austria (d. 1994)

Person of interestJanet Gaynor

Oct 6 Janet Gaynor, American actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)

Actress Janet Gaynor
Actress
Janet Gaynor
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestR.K. Narayan

Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 11 Dutch Clark, American NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit), born in Fowler, Colorado (d. 1978)
  • Oct 11 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 12 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)

  • Oct 14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in Mahmoudiyah, Beheira, Egypt (d. 1949)
  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 16 George Lott, American tennis player (12 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Oct 17 Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, American composer, born in Greeley, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Oct 25 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), born in Sequals, Italy (d. 1967)
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), born in Dallas County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, born in Bremen, Imperial Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1966)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)

About October 1906

How Old? 113 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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