Famous Birthdays on October 13

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 214

  • 1162 Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile, born in Domfront Castle, Normandy (d. 1214)
  • 1244 Jacques de Molay, French last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, born in Molay, Haute-Saône, France (d. 1314)
  • 1453 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, born in London (d. 1471)
  • 1474 Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter, born in Florence (d. 1515)
  • 1537 Jane Grey, Queen of England in 1553 for 9 days, born in Bradgate, England (d. 1554)
  • 1563 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian priest and saint (Caracciolini), born in Villa Santa Maria, Abruzzo, Italy (d. 1608)
  • 1566 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1613 Luisa de Guzmán, Queen of Portugal (1640-56), born in Sanlúcar, Spain (d. 1666)
  • 1652 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • 1696 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • 1713 Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1784)
  • 1759 Ecco Epkema, Dutch classic linguist (Frisian, old-Frisian), born in Wirdum, Netherlands (d. 1832)
  • 1761 Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch minister of War, born in Heenvliet, Netherlands (d. 1822)
  • 1768 Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer, born in Honfleur, Calvados, France (d. 1839)
  • 1769 Horace H. Hayden, 1st American licensed dentist and cofounds 1st dental college, born in Windsor, Connecticut (d. 1844)
  • 1783 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, born in Piastów, Poland (d. 1865)

  • 1792 Moritz Hauptmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1868)
  • 1794 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • 1797 William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant and poet, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1810 James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1867)
  • 1815 Jules Quicherat, French historian and archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1882)
  • 1820 John William Dawson, Canadian geologist, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia (d. 1899)

Person of interestRudolf Virchow

1821 Rudolf Virchow, German politician, anthropologist and pathologist (cell pathology), born in Schivelbein, Prussia (d. 1902)

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Anthropologist/Pathologist
Rudolf Virchow
  • 1822 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1823 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1824 Henry Stephen Cutler, American composer (d. 1902)
  • 1826 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1853 Lillie Langtry [Emilie Charlotte Le Breton], American actress (His Neighbor's Wife), born in Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1929)
  • 1853 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Piet Vink Senior (d. 1949)
  • 1862 Mary Kingsley, English ethnographer and explorer who became the first European to enter parts of Gabon, Africa, born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1863 Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer and inventor (Rateau steam turbine), born in Royan, France (d. 1930)
  • 1876 Rube Waddell, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • 1877 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (pioneer of googly), born in Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1936)
  • 1878 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, born in O'Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales (d. 1952)
  • 1879 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), born in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1881 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), born in Bytča, Slovakia (d. 1947)
  • 1889 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1974)
  • 1890 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), born in Tremont, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1890 Gösta Nystroem, Swedish composer, born in Silvbergs, Sweden (d. 1966)

  • 1891 Irene Rich [Luther], American actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1895 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), born in Kulm, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Vera [Veronica] Bondam, Flemish actress (Een brief van de generaal), born in The Hague, Holland (d. 1982)
  • 1895 Mike Gazella, American baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1899 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1901 Benjamin Merkelbach, Dutch architect and city builder of Amsterdam, born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • 1901 Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), born in Harrogate, Yorkshire (d. 1977)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

1902 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • 1902 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, born in Aarhus (d. 1986)
  • 1903 Patsy Moran, American actress (Children of the Wild), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1904 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • 1904 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Yves Allégret, French film director, born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France (d. 1987)
  • 1908 John Grant, British rear-admiral (Royal Navy) (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Werner Reinowski, German writer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1911 Ticker Freeman, American pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), born in Bhagalpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Hugo Weisgall, American composer (4 Impressions), born in Ivančice, Czech Republic (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in Prievidza, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Terry Frost, British artist, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 2003)
  • 1916 David Hollestelle, Dutch baritone (Great-Broadcast chorus), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1917 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1918 Robert Walker, American actor and writer (Strangers on a Train, Bataan, Madame Curie), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1951)
  • 1920 Albert Hague [Marcuse], German-American actor, singer and composer (Fame, How the Grinch Stole Christmas), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), born in Roosevelt, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), born in Monsummano Terme, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1922 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Faas Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), born in Highbury, London (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, arrested on obsenity, born in Mineola, New York (d. 1966)

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

1925 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1925 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Walter "Killer" Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Canada (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Lee Konitz, American composer (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa
  • 1931 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1931 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • 1931 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Lyndon, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1933 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1933 Raynald Fréchette, Quebec politician and judge, born in Asbestos, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1935 Philippine Aeckerlin, Dutch actress (Oh Venus, Daddy Longlegs), born in Schiebroek, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1936 Cliff Gorman, American actor (Boys in the Band, Angel), born in Queens, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Furse, American politician (first naturalized American born in Africa to win election to the United States Congress), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1936 John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1938 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • 1938 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Melinda Dillon, American actress (Close Encounters, Slap Shot), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1939 T. J. Cloutier, American poker player, born in Albany, California
  • 1940 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1941 John Snow, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • 1941 Paul Simon, American singer and actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), born in Prestatyn, Wales (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1942 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (Viva Max!), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1942 Bob Bailey, American baseball player, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1943 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • 1944 Buddy [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), born in Bremerton, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (LPGA C'ship 1977), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • 1945 Karen Akers, American singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • 1945 Dési Bouterse, Surinamese politician (8th President of Suriname), born in Domburg, Surinam
  • 1946 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1946 Demond Wilson, American actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back), born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • 1946 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • 1947 Sammy Hagar, American rock vocalist (I Can't Drive 55), born in Salinas, California
  • 1947 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1948 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1949 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver, born in Liège, Belgium
  • 1949 Marisol Malaret, 1st Puerto Rican Miss Universe (1970), born in Utuado, Puerto Rico
  • 1950 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1950 Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1952 Beverly Johnson, American model and actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1952 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • 1953 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • 1953 Pat Day, American jockey, born in Brush, Colorado
  • 1954 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician and peace activist, born in Marrakesh, French Morocco
  • 1954 George Frazier, American baseball player, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1954 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris
  • 1956 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • 1956 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1958 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Canadian LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1958 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1958 Joseph Richard Sylvers, rocker
  • 1958 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1958 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958 Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian progressive journalist, author, and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), born in Medina, Saudi Arabia (d. 2018)
  • 1959 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • 1960 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • 1960 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey

  • 1960 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • 1960 Peter Keisler, American lawyer and acting Attorney General of the United States (2007), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1961 Derek Harper, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic), born in Elberton, Georgia

Person of interestJerry Rice

1962 Jerry Rice, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1962 Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1963 Colin Channer, Jamaican writer (often referred as "Bob Marley" with a pen), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1964 Chris Gwynn, American baseball outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • 1964 Christopher Judge, American-Canadian actor (Stargate SG-1), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • 1967 Derrick Moore, American NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1967 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989, Olympic gold 1992), born in Limonar, Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1967 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
  • 1967 Steve Vickers, English footballer (Middlesbrough), born in Bishop Auckland, England
  • 1967 Kate Walsh, American actress (Grey's Anatomy), born in San Jose, California
  • 1968 Julio Valera, MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1968 Tisha Campbell, American actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1968 Carlos Marín, Spanish baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany
  • 1969 Cady McClain, American actress (Dixie Martin-All My Children), born in Burbank, California
  • 1969 Rhonda Mapp, American WNBA center and forward (Charlotte Sting), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1969 Tim Crabtree, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1970 Ann Grossman, American tennis star (1994 LA finalist), born in Grove City, Ohio
  • 1970 Eric Gant, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1970 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1970 Serena Altschul, American broadcast journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970 Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • 1971 Hitesh Modi, Kenyan cricketer (Kenyan left-handed batsman 1996 World Cup), born in Kisumu, Kenya
  • 1971 Irv Smith, American NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1971 Jay Williams, American defensive end (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1971 Sean O'Donnell, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Person of interestSacha Baron Cohen

1971 Sacha Baron Cohen, British comedian and actor (Ali G, Borat), born in London, England

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Comedian/Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 1971 Billy Bush, American radio and TV host, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1972 Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi, third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1972 Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1972 Summer Sanders, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Roseville, California
  • 1973 Brian Dawkins, American football safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973 Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • 1973 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist, born in Hillsboro, Illinois
  • 1973 Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress (Ring), born in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974 Tony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1974 Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1975 Leo Koswal, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1976 Ed Ellis, American football tackle (New England Patriots), born in Hamden, Connecticut
  • 1977 Gareth Batty, English cricketer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire
  • 1977 Paul Pierce, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 1977 Kiele Sanchez, American actress (The Glades), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Jermaine O'Neal, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1979 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England