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 Vidakovic, composer
  • Oct 2 Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
  • 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, author, and occultist (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
  • Oct 4 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • Oct 4 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)

Person of interestThor Heyerdahl

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

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • 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 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", Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, born in Kirbyville, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 Edward J Day, US Postmaster General (1961)
  • Oct 14 Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Christian J Modeste, gypsey king
  • Oct 17 Albert Markos, composer
  • Oct 17 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)
  • Oct 17 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur
  • Oct 19 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (legendary Somerset & England batsman)
  • 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, NFL, AAFC tackle (NY Yankees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 25 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 1972)

Person of interestJackie Coogan

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

  • Oct 27 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1953)
  • Oct 27 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist

Person of interestJonas Salk

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

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Oct 28 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Robert Davis, U.S. Congressman (d. 1988)
  • Oct 30 Marion Ladewig, Mich, bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63)
  • Oct 30 Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
  • Oct 30 Patsy Montana Ruby Blevins, singer
  • Oct 30 Richard E Holz, American composer
  • 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)