On This Day

Famous Birthdays on October 1

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 217

  • 1207 Henry III, King of England (1216-72, Provisions of Oxford), born in Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1272)
  • 1507 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, born in Vignola, Italy (d. 1573)
  • 1540 Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1617)
  • 1549 Anne of Saint Bartholomew, Flemish Roman Catholic nun, born in Almendral de la Cañada, Old Castile, Crown of Castile (d. 1626)
  • 1577 Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint, born in Sigmaringen, Germany (d. 1622)
  • 1600 Dirck Graswinckel, Dutch States-General court clerk, born in Delft, South Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1666)
  • 1620 Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1683)
  • 1644 Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
  • 1671 Luigi Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician and monk, born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1742)
  • 1685 Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna (d. 1740)
  • 1691 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), born in Kensington, London (d. 1768)
  • 1724 Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, born in Forlì, Emilia-Romagna Region, Italy (d. 1808)
  • 1730 Richard Stockton, American attorney and signer of Declaration of Independence, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1781)
  • 1735 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1800)
  • 1760 William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), born in Soho Square, London (d. 1844)
  • 1770 Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naples Revolution 1799), born in Civitacampomarano, Molise, Italy (d. 1823)

  • 1771 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, born in Passy, Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1781 James Lawrence, American naval hero (War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!"), born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • 1791 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family), born in Ufa, Russian Empire (d. 1859) [OS 09/20]
  • 1799 Rufus Choate, American lawyer (Hall of Fame), born in Ipswich, Massachusetts (d. 1859)
  • 1808 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • 1820 Gustav Adolf Heinze, Dutch composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1825 Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1830 Jeremiah Cutler Sullivan, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Madison, Indiana (d. 1890)
  • 1831 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Effingham County, Georgia (d. 1863)
  • 1832 Caroline Harrison, 1st lady of the U.S. (1889-1892), wife of Benjamin Harrison, born in Oxford, Ohio (d. 1892)
  • 1832 Henry Clay Work, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • 1834 Francis Cockrell, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1915)
  • 1835 Robert H. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1888)
  • 1835 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1903)
  • 1835 Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, born in Albertirsa, Pest, Hungary (d. 1920)
  • 1841 Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, Ukrainian composer, born in Sin′yava, Galicia (d. 1908)
  • 1842 Charles Cros, French inventor and poet (Le Hareng Saur), born in Fabrezan, France (d. 1888)
  • 1847 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London (d. 1933)
  • 1865 Paul Dukas, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1935)
  • 1870 Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer and inventor (grape-shot shells)

  • 1872 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee), born in Amsterdam (d. 1932)
  • 1878 Othmar Spann, Austrian economist and sociologist (Geschichtsfilosofie), born in Vienna (d. 1950)
  • 1881 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)

Person of interestWilliam Boeing

1881 William Boeing, American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1956)

Aviation Pioneer William Boeing
Aviation Pioneer
William Boeing
  • 1885 Louis Untermeyer, American poet and critic (Immortal Poems, Story Poems), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1886 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian and author (My Life), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1954)
  • 1890 Alice Joyce, American actress (Song O' My Heart), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1890 Constantin C. Nottara, Romanian composer (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Stanley Holloway, English actor (Higgins-Our Man Higgins), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1893 Faith Baldwin, American author (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Ip Man, Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun, born in Foshan, Guangdong, Qing China (d. 1972)
  • 1894 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (1947-51), born in Karnal, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • 1896 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1937)
  • 1898 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1899 Lajos Bardos, composer
  • 1899 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1900 Tom Goddard, English cricket off-spin bowler (5th most 1st class wickets; 8 Tests), born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Jimmie Reese, American baseball infielder and coach (LA Angels Hall of Fame), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1903 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), born in Manchester, England (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1989)
  • 1904 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1904 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • 1906 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • 1907 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), born in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Barbara Morrison, English actress (Project Moonbase), born in Weston-Super-Mare (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Oedoen Partos, composer
  • 1908 Herman David Koppel, composer
  • 1908 Doug Young, Canadian NHL defenceman (Stanley Cup 1936-37, Detroit Red Wings captain), born in Medicine Hat, Alberta (d. 1990)
  • 1909 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1909 Samuel Yorty, (Mayor-LA), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1910 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-born physician (d. 1983)
  • 1910 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)

Person of interestBonnie Parker

1910 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw of Bonnie and Clyde fame, born in Rowena, Texas (d. 1934)

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • 1911 Edward P Boland, (Rep-D-MA, 1953- )
  • 1911 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), born in St. Moritz, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • 1911 Herman Hickman, American College Football Hall of Fame guard, coach and broadcaster (Army, Yale), born in Johnson City, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • 1914 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1914 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), born in Bebington, Cheshire, England (d. 1976)
  • 1916 Tibor Reich, textile designer
  • 1917 René A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)
  • 1918 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer
  • 1919 Bob Boyd, American baseball first baseman (National Baseball Congress Hall of Fame), born in Potts Camp, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1921 James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1922 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer

Person of interestJimmy Carter

1924 Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th US President (D) (1977-81), born in Plains, Georgia

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1924 William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )
  • 1926 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • 1927 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1928 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)

  • 1928 Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joniškis (d. 1973)
  • 1928 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
  • 1928 Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
  • 1929 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league halfback, coach, administrator (NSWRL, ARL, Manly-Warringah chairman), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), born in Lille, Nord (d. 2006)

Person of interestRichard Harris

1930 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • 1930 Frank Gardner, Australian auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • 1931 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • 1931 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
  • 1932 Albert Collins, Leona TX, blues guitarist (Frosty, Showdown)
  • 1933 Olga Pozzi Escot, composer
  • 1934 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1934 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)

Person of interestJulie Andrews

1935 Julie Andrews, British actress and singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins), born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1936 Charles G Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1936 Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)
  • 1936 Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)
  • 1936 Duncan Edwards, English soccer midfielder (18 caps; Manchester United), born in Dudley, Worcestershire (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • 1937 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • 1938 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer midfielder, coach (Marconi; Australia; 6 caps), born in Bückeburg, Germany
  • 1939 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1939 Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor
  • 1940 Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
  • 1942 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France
  • 1943 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1943 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
  • 1943 Jean-Jacques Annaud, Draveil France, director (Bear, Black & White, Name of the Rose)
  • 1944 Barbara Parritt, US soul singer (Toys-Lover's Concerto)

  • 1944 Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, American singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • 1945 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1945 Rod Carew, Panamanian Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (18-time MLB All Star; AL MVP 1977 Minnesota Twins), born in Gatún, Panama Canal Zone
  • 1945 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • 1945 Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India
  • 1946 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1947 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Martin Turner, rocker (Wishbone)
  • 1947 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1947 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1947 Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • 1947 Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • 1948 Cub Koda, rocker (Brownsville Station)
  • 1948 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1948 Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • 1949 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • 1950 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1950 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1951 Brian Greenway, rock guitarist/vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1952 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • 1953 Grete Waitz, Norwegian marathon runner (world record holder; 9-time NYC Marathon champion), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1953 John Hegley, British poet
  • 1954 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Martin Strel, Slovenian long distance swimmer (Danube, Mississippi, Yangtze, Amazon River records), born in Mokronog, Slovenia
  • 1954 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", born in Murgon, Queensland (d. 1999)
  • 1955 Howard Hewett, rock vocalist (Shalamar), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1955 Duško Tadić, Bosnian Serb
  • 1955 Jeff Reardon, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star; Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • 1956 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey

Person of interestTheresa May

1956 Theresa May, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2016-), born in Eastbourne, England

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 1956 Gina Haspel, American intelligence officer, First female director of the US CIA, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1957 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • 1958 Michelle Bauer, [Medvitz], California, actress (One Million Heels BC)
  • 1958 Masato Nakamura, Japanese musician
  • 1959 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar
  • 1960 Elizabeth Dennehy, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1961 Corrie van Zyl, South African cricket all-rounder, coach, administrator (RSA coach 2010-11), born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
  • 1961 Gary Ablett Snr, Australian Rules Football forward (All Australian 1992-95; Norm Smith Medal 1989; Coleman Medal 1993-95; Geelong), born in Drouin, Victoria
  • 1961 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1962 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
  • 1963 Beth Chamberlin, Danville Vt, actress (Beth Spaulding-Guiding Light)

Person of interestMark McGwire

1963 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 1964 Roberto Kelly, Panamanian baseball outfielder and coach (NY Yankees; MLB All Star 1992-93), born in Panama City, Panama
  • 1964 Harry Hill, British comedian
  • 1964 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1964 Jonathan Sarfati, New Zealand chess player, scientist, and author (FIDE Master), born in Ararat, Australia
  • 1965 Cliff Ronning, Canadian NHL center (1,137 NHL games; Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965 Cindy Margolis, American model and actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Ted King, American Actor
  • 1965 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • 1965 Mia Mottley, Barbadian politician, Prime Minister of Barbados (2018-), born in Barbados
  • 1966 Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
  • 1966 George Weah, Liberian soccer striker and politician (President Liberia; 53 caps; AC Milan, Monaco), born in Monrovia, Liberia
  • 1966 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish soccer striker and manager (2 caps; Athletic Bilbao 255 games), born in Larraintzar, Spain
  • 1966 Scott Innes, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • 1967 Geraldine Heaney, Canadian ice hockey defense (Olympics gold 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1967 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Jon Guenther, American author

  • 1968 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • 1969 Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexican murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • 1969 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1969 Zach Galifianakis, American actor (The Hangover, Birdman), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • 1970 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Gaston Taument, Dutch soccer winger (15 caps; Feyenoord), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1970 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan steeplechaser (World C'ship gold 1991, 93, 95; Olympic silver 1996), born in Marakwet District, Kenya
  • 1970 Ronnie Bradford, American NFL defensive back and coach (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos; La. Tech., USC), born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1970 Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
  • 1971 Song Il Gook, Korean actor
  • 1971 Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress and bussiness woman, born in Hong Kong
  • 1973 Rodney Kite-Powell, historian
  • 1974 Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1974 Christian Borle, American actor (play Peter and the Starcatcher), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1975 Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress
  • 1975 Kim Suna, Korean actress
  • 1976 Antonio Roybal, American painter and sculptor
  • 1978 Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver
  • 1978 Leticia Cline, American model and TV Personality