On This Day

Famous People Born in 1911 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 493

  • May 17 Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice, Hannah and Her Sisters), born in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • May 17 Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish supermodel, born in Västra Götaland County, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • May 18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • May 18 Sigrid Gurie, Norwegian American actress (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • May 20 Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)
  • May 20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 22 Anatol Rapoport, Ukrainian-American mathematician and biologist (game theory), born in Lozova, Kharkov Governorate, Russia (d. 2007)
  • May 23 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • May 23 Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)

Person of interestBetty Nuthall

May 23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • May 24 Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking, born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England (d. 2007)
  • May 26 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • May 27 Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (1965-69), and 1968 Presidential candidate, born in Wallace, South Dakota (d. 1978)
  • May 27 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist and writer (Frihet och demokrati), born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Vincent Price, American actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)

  • May 27 Teddy Kollek, Israeli politician (Mayor of Jerusalem), born in Nagyvázsony, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • May 28 Bob Crisp, South African cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s), born in Calcutta, Bengal, India (d. 1994)
  • May 28 Jean-Pierre Levy, French resistance leader during WWII, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)
  • May 28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, born in Colinton, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • May 29 Ralph Louis Wain, British agricultural scientist, born in Hyde, Cheshire (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Singin' in the Rain, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • May 31 Edward Adamson, British artist, 'father of art therapy' and collector, born in Sale, England (d. 1996)
  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), born in Talladega, Alabama (d. 1964)
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, American TV quiz show personality and professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1977)
  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norwegian Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, British sculptor, born in Chester, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancellor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Franz Reizenstein, German-British composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Jun 7 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)

  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • Jun 10 C. P. "Chilla" Christ, Australian cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's), born in Milton, Brisbane (d. 1998)
  • Jun 10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London (d. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), born in Podbišće, Montenegro (d. 1995)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, African-American theologian and religious leader, born in Indianapolis (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Jun 15 Wilbert Awdry, British Anglican cleric and children's writer, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, born in Ampfield, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian architect and author (Vokopach Stalingrada), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1987)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Jun 20 John Brightman, Baron Brightman, British judge of appeals, born in Sandridge, Hertfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Jun 22 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jun 22 Marie Braun, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), born in Balcarce, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jun 25 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in New York (d. 1980)
  • Jun 26 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jun 26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania (d. 1915)
  • Jun 27 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • Jun 29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (Citizen Kane; Psycho; Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Virginia D. Smith, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska), born in Randolph, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Jul 1 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Jul 1 Sergey Sokolov, Soviet marshal and Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union (1984-87), born in Yevpatoria, Russian Empire (d. 2012)
  • Jul 2 Diego Fabbri, Italian playwright and leader (Vatican movie bureau), born in Forli, Italy (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), born in Nuncargate, Nottinghamshire (d. 1990)
  • Jul 4 Mitch Miller, American oboist and recording producer (Sing Along with Mitch), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2010)

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Jul 5 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jul 6 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)
  • Jul 7 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1996)
  • Jul 8 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering, Rookies on Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jul 8 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • Jul 9 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish 25th head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 9 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • Jul 9 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Jul 10 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, born in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1963)
  • Jul 12 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 J de Graaf, Dutch ethicist/president (Church & Peace)
  • Jul 14 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • Jul 14 Bill Blair, American auto racer (NASCAR pioneer; 54 top-10 finishes), born in High Point, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Jul 15 Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
  • Jul 15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer, geographer and Labour Party politician, born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1994)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 16 Sonny Tufts [Bowen Charleton Tufts III], American actor (The Seven Year Itch, Variety Girl), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • Jul 17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Yang Jiang, Chinese writer (Six Chapters From My Life ‘Downunder,’), born in Beijing (d. 2016)
  • Jul 18 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, born in Beckenham, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), born in London, Ontario (d. 2003)

  • Jul 20 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jul 21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, Polish politician, Premier Poland (1947-52, 1954-70), born in Tarnow, Poland (d. 1989)

Person of interestMarshall McLuhan

Jul 21 Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Message), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)

Philosopher of Communication Theory Marshall McLuhan
Philosopher of Communication Theory
Marshall McLuhan
  • Jul 27 Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, born in Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire (d. 1997)
  • Jul 27 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • Jul 28 Ann Doran, American actress (Longstreet, Shirley, Rebel Without a Cause), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Gerhard Stoeck, German javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Jul 29 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jul 29 Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jul 29 Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Jul 29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • Jul 31 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • Aug 1 Kenneth Loveless, priest folk musician (d. 1995)
  • Aug 1 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Aug 3 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • Aug 5 Robert Taylor, American actor (Waterloo Bridge, Quo Vadis, Death Valley Days), born in Filley, Nebraska (d. 1969)

Person of interestLucille Ball

Aug 6 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • Aug 6 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 7 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
  • Aug 8 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Aug 9 Khershed Meherhomji, Indian cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936), born in Bombay, India (d. 1982)
  • Aug 9 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
  • Aug 9 William Fowler, American astrophysicist (Nobel 1983), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Aug 9 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Aug 10 A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • Aug 11 Alphonse de Waelhens, Flemish philosopher (Psychosis)
  • Aug 11 Benny Lee, entertainer
  • Aug 11 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (d. 1965)
  • Aug 11 Prem Bhatia, journalist

  • Aug 11 Ronald Batty, bookseller
  • Aug 11 Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
  • Aug 12 Cantinflas [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Around World in 80 Days, Pepe), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1993)
  • Aug 13 James Benton Parson, American judge, 1st African American federal judge, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • Aug 13 William Bernbach, American advertising creative director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Aug 14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Aug 14 Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 14 Pieter Platteel, Dutch civil servant and last governor Neth New Guinea, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Aug 17 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince (d. 1958)
  • Aug 17 Jan Lode Cantens, Flemish dramatist (God's Murderer)
  • Aug 20 Ronald Udell, English production designer (Pinewood Studios), born in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
  • Aug 22 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Aug 22 Somerset de Chair, British writer, MP and poet, born in Somerset (d. 1995)
  • Aug 23 Albert Alberts, Dutch writer and journalist (French battle), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • Aug 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic gold 1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Aug 24 Michel Pablo [Michalis N. Raptis], Chilean-Greek writer and Trotskyist revolutionary (Fourth International), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1996)
  • Aug 25 Jacopo Napoli, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1994)

Person of interestVõ Nguyên Giáp

Aug 25 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, born in Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam (d. 2013)

North Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp
North Vietnamese General
Võ Nguyên Giáp
  • Aug 26 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
  • Aug 27 Patience Edney, British nurse and communist, born in Orpington, Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Aug 27 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • Aug 28 Jose Antonio Giron, Spanish politician, born in Herrera de Pisuerga, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Aug 28 Joseph Luns, Dutch Foreign Minister and Secretary General (NATO), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Aug 31 Hilde Jarecki, educationist
  • Sep 1 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • Sep 1 Marinus Ruppert, Dutch chairman (CNV)/trade union leader
  • Sep 2 Eileen Way, British actress (Les Miserables, Rainbow, Vikings, Assassin), born in Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 2 René Amengual, Chilean pianist, composer and educator, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1954)

  • Sep 2 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • Sep 6 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • Sep 6 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Sep 7 Todor Zjivkov, Bulgaria communist leader of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (PRB), born in Pravets, Kingdom of Bulgaria (d. 1998)
  • Sep 9 John Gorton, Australian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (1968-71), born in Wellington New Zealand (disputed) (d. 2002)
  • Sep 9 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • Sep 11 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban pianist, singer and songwriter, born in Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" (Blue Moon of Kentucky), born in Rosine, Kentucky (d. 1996)
  • Sep 15 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • Sep 15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sep 15 Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States (1961-65) warned against smoking, born in Red Level, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Wilfred Burchett, Australian communist and writer (Catapult to Freedom), born in Clifton Hill, Melbourne (d. 1983)
  • Sep 18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (d. 1976)
  • Sep 19 Allan Pettersson, Swedish composer, born in Granhammar Castle, Uppland, Sweden (d. 1980)
  • Sep 19 Weldon Hart, American composer, born in Bear-Place Spring, Tennessee (d. 1957)

Person of interestWilliam Golding

Sep 19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies, Nobel Prize for Literature 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • Sep 20 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), born in Moundsville, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Sep 20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • Sep 20 Shriram Sharma, Indian spiritual leader and founder of "All World Gayatri Pariwar", born in Agra, India (d. 1990)
  • Sep 23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

Sep 24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Sep 25 Lionel Henry Nowak, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Sep 25 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • Sep 27 Peter Doig, British Labour Party politician, born in Lochgelly, Fife, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Sep 28 Ellsworth Vines, American tennis player (US Open 1931-32; Wimbledon 1932), golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Los Angeles, CA (d. 1994)
  • Sep 29 Reginald Victor Jones, CH, FRS natural philosopher
  • Sep 30 Ed Danowski, American football quarterback and halfback (NFL Championship 1934, 38; New York Giants; Pro Bowl 1938), born in Jamesport, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 1 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • Oct 1 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)

  • Oct 1 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • Oct 2 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), born in London (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Oct 3 Michael Hordern, American actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), born in Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1966)
  • Oct 7 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • Oct 7 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 9 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2006)

Person of interestClare Hollingworth

Oct 10 Clare Hollingworth, British war correspondent who was the first to report on the outbreak of WWII, born in Knighton, England (d. 2017)

Journalist Clare Hollingworth
Journalist
Clare Hollingworth
  • Oct 12 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), born in Limoges, France (d. 1982)
  • Oct 12 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • Oct 12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 13 Ticker Freeman, American pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Oct 13 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • Oct 14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)
  • Oct 15 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Oct 19 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 Hilde Spiel, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1990)