On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1914

  • Oct 1 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Oct 1 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), born in Bebington, Cheshire, England (d. 1976)
  • Oct 2 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, born in Subotica, Serbia (d. 1964)
  • Oct 2 Bengt Johansson, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki (d. 1989)
  • Oct 2 Charles Drake [Ruppert], American actor (Harvey, Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Oct 2 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist and Thelemite occultist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1952)
  • Oct 2 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Oct 3 Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher (d. 1970)
  • Oct 4 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Oct 4 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)

Thor Heyerdahl

Oct 6 Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist and explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku), born in Larvik (d. 2002)

  • Oct 7 Alfred Drake [Capurro], American singer and actor (Trading Places, Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre, All Over Town, Royal Wedding), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • Oct 7 Herman Keiser, American golfer (US Masters 1946), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Oct 9 Edward Andrews, American actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1985)
  • Oct 9 Roger Goeb, American composer, born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 1997)
  • Oct 10 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer, piano player, and songwriter ("Since I Met You Baby"), born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 J. Edward Day, 55th U.S. Postmaster General (1961), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Oct 16 Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
  • Oct 17 Albert Markos, Romanian composer (Torso I), born in Székelykeresztúr, Hungary (now Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania) (d. 1981)
  • Oct 17 Jerry Siegel, American comic book writer (co-creator, with Joe Shuster, of "Superman"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Oct 17 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 50; 265 career FC sixes; Somerset CCC), born in Bicknoller, England (d. 1978)
  • Oct 19 Juanita Moore, American actress (Imitation Of Life), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Oct 20 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • Oct 21 Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist
  • Oct 23 Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, American football tackle and coach (Brooklyn (NFL), 1938-44; Navy (AAFC), 1945; NY Yankees (NFL), 1946-7), born in Pelahatchie, Mississippi (d. 1980)
  • Oct 23 Dick Durrance, American skier, born in Tarpon Springs, Florida (d. 2004)
  • Oct 24 Dave Dallwitz, South Australian jazz and classical pianist, bandleader, composer, and visual artist, born in Freeling, South Australia (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • Oct 25 Maudie Prickett [Doyle], American character actress (Harvey; Hazel - "Rosie"), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1976)

Jackie Coogan

Oct 26 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)

  • Oct 26 Alexander "Sasha" Argov [Abramovich], Israeli composer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • Oct 26 Claude Jeter, American gospel music singer (The Swan Silvertones), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Oct 27 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1953)
  • Oct 27 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist

Jonas Salk

Oct 28 Jonas Salk, American medical scientist (created the polio vaccine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

  • Oct 28 Richard Laurence Millington Synge, British biochemist (Nobel 1952), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Robert Davis, American politician, born in Vernon, Wisconsin (d. 1988)
  • Oct 30 Marion Ladewig, American ten-pin bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • Oct 30 Patsy Montana [Ruby Rose Blevins], American country singer, songwriter and yodeler ("I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"), born in Beaudry, Arkansas (d. 1996)
  • Oct 30 Richard E. Holz, American composer for brass band (Salvation Army), born in Pittston, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Oct 30 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 Harps; Espressioni Cordiali), artistic director (Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1955–74), musicologist (Mozart), and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • Oct 30 Anna Wing, British stage and screen actress (EastEnders, 1985-88 - "Lou Beale"; Blithe Spirit), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2013)
  • Oct 31 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (The Green Grocer) (d. 1988)
  • Oct 31 John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer, born in Westerveld, Netherlands (d. 1995)

About October 1914

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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