Famous Birthdays on October 1

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 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)
  • 1881 William Boeing, American aviation pioneer who founded The Boeing Company, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1956)
  • 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 cricketer (d. 1966)
  • 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 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (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
  • 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 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948 (d. 1988)
  • 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
  • 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- )
  • 1925 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 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 racing driver (d. 1969)
  • 1928 Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
  • 1929 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
  • 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 racing driver
  • 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

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 footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • 1937 Saeed Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 41 Tests 1958-73)
  • 1938 J Bert Sonnier, race horse trainer
  • 1938 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1939 George Archer, PGA golfer (1969 Masters Bing Crosby), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Geoffrey Whitehead, English actor

  • 1940 Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
  • 1943 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1943 Naushad Ali, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in six Tests 1964-65)
  • 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, US singer (Persuasions-Spread the Word)
  • 1945 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1945 Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)
  • 1945 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • 1945 Ram Nath Kovind, Indian politician, 14th President of India (2017-), born in Paraukh, British India
  • 1946 Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1946 Eva Klobukowska, Polish relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1947 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)
  • 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, blues singer (Honky Tonky Angel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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 ice hockey coach and executive
  • 1953 Grete Waitz, Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder who in 1979 became the 1st woman to run the marathon in under 2 1/2 hours, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1953 John Hegley, British poet
  • 1953 Pete Falcone, American baseball player
  • 1954 Richard Schlesinger, American news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
  • 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
  • 1956 Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996)

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 Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer
  • 1957 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • 1958 Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)

  • 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, actress (Guiding Light) [or Nov 1]
  • 1961 "Corrie" Van Zyl, [Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus], South African cricketer (SAf), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • 1961 Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
  • 1961 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1962 Trevor Baxter, record holder for high jumping with a skateboard
  • 1962 Paul Walsh, English footballer
  • 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 Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • 1964 Marcia Pankratz, field hockey forward (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)
  • 1964 Harry Hill, British comedian
  • 1964 Max Matsuura, Japanese record producer
  • 1964 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • 1965 Cliff Ronning, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), 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 politician and footballer
  • 1966 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • 1967 Chuck McElroy, Galeston TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1967 Geraldine Heaney, Irish-Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1967 Michael "Mike" Pringle, American CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Scott Young, Clinton MA, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1968 Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • 1968 Matt Elliott, NFL center/guard (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968 Jon Guenther, American author
  • 1969 Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexican murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • 1969 Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1969 Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
  • 1969 Zach Galifianakis, American actor (The Hangover, Birdman), born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina
  • 1970 Alexei Zhamnov, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Gaston Taument, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Moses Kiptanui, Kenya, steeplechase (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1970 Ronnie Bradford, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970 Gam Wu-seong, South Korean actor
  • 1970 Simon Davey, Barnsley football manager
  • 1971 Amp Lee, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 Melinda Gainsford, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1971 Song Il Gook, Korean actor
  • 1971 Gigi Lai, Hong Kong actress and bussiness woman, born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)