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Famous People Born in October 1909

  • Oct 1 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Oct 1 Samuel Yorty, (Mayor-LA), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Oct 4 James B. Pritchard, American theologist and archaeologist, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • Oct 4 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, born in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • Oct 7 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • Oct 7 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 8 Bill Hewitt, American professional football player (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 1947)
  • Oct 10 Florida Friebus, American actress (Dobie Gillis' mom, Bob Newhart Show), born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Oct 10 Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer and erotic poet, born in Lokoren, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • Oct 10 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • Oct 13 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Oct 14 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver (Indy 500), born in Lingen, Germany (d. 1938)
  • Oct 14 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer (Karhunpyynti (The Bear Hunt)) , born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 14 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 15 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)

  • Oct 17 Cozy Cole [William Randolph Cole], American jazz drummer (Topsy I, Topsy II), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Robert Beatty, Canadian actor (2001: A Space Odyssey, Where Eagles Dare), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1992)
  • Oct 19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • Oct 23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Oct 24 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1966)
  • Oct 25 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (1961-67)
  • Oct 25 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Ä€dolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2000)
  • Oct 28 Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), born in Dublin (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1966)
  • Oct 29 Frank Wykoff, athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1928, 32, 36), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1980)
  • Oct 30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1966)

About October 1909

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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