Famous Birthdays on October 15

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Person of interestVirgil

70 BC Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro], Roman poet of the Augustan period (Aeneid), born in Andes, Cisalpine Gaul (d. 19 BC)

Roman Poet Virgil
Roman Poet
Virgil

Person of interestTemür Khan

1265 Temür Khan, Second Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1294-1307), grandson and successor of Kublai Khan, born in Khanbaliq (Dadu or modern day Beijing), Mongol Empire (d. 1307)

Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty Temür Khan
Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty
Temür Khan
  • 1471 Konrad Mutian, German humanist, born in Homberg, Hesse, Germany (d. 1526)

Person of interestAkbar

1542 Akbar, 3rd Mughal Emperor of India (1556-1605), born in Umerkot, Sindh (d. 1605)

Mughal Emperor Akbar
Mughal Emperor
Akbar
  • 1550 Henry, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg and brother of William of Orange
  • 1608 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (inventor of barometer), born in Rome, Papal States (d. 1647)
  • 1686 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), born in Leadhills, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1758)
  • 1701 Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (founded the Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal), born in Varennes, Quebec (d. 1771)
  • 1711 Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Queen consort of Sardinia (1737-41), born in Château de Lunéville, Lorraine (d. 1741)
  • 1761 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, born in Wilster, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1762 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • 1775 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, born in Uusikaupunki, Finland (d. 1838)
  • 1784 Thomas Hastings, American composer, born in Washington, Connecticut (d. 1872)
  • 1784 Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly, born in Limoges, France (d. 1849)
  • 1785 José Miguel Carrera, 1st President of Chile (1811-14), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1821)
  • 1795 Frederick William IV, King of Prussia (1840-61) and Germany (1849-61), born in Berlin (d. 1861)

  • 1799 August Ferdinand Haeser, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1844)
  • 1816 Amiel Weeks Whipple, American Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1818 Irvin McDowell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1885)
  • 1819 Marinus Frederik Andries Gerardus Campbell, Dutch bibliographer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Alfred Meissner, Austrian poet, born in Teplice, Czech Republic (d. 1885)
  • 1825 Marie of Prussia, Queen consort of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Berlin City Palace, Prussia (d. 1889)
  • 1829 Asaph Hall, American astronomer who discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos), born in Goshen, Connecticut (d. 1907)
  • 1831 Helen Hunt Jackson, American author (Ramona), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1885)
  • 1832 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sussex County, Virginia (d. 1912)
  • 1833 Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, born in Amsterdam (d. 1916)
  • 1836 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1910)
  • 1836 James Tissot, French artist, born in Nantes, France (d. 1902)
  • 1840 Honoré Mercier, Canadian politician and 9th Premier of Quebec (1887-91), born in Saint-Athanase, Lower Canada (d. 1894)

Person of interestFriedrich Nietzsche

1844 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
  • 1851 George Foot Moore, American theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)
  • 1852 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg (d. 1925)
  • 1856 Robert Nivelle, French military officer, born in Tulle, France (d. 1924)
  • 1858 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1858 John L. Sullivan, Irish-American heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1918)
  • 1859 Jaime de Magalhães Lima, Portuguese author and poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro), born in Vera Cruz, Portugal (d. 1936)
  • 1865 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1927)
  • 1872 Wilhelm Miklas, Austrian politician and 3rd President of Austria (1928-38), born in Krems, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • 1874 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, born in Almería, Spain (d. 1957)
  • 1874 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1899)
  • 1878 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), born in Barcelonette, France (d. 1966)

  • 1879 Jane Darwell [Patti Woodward], American actress (The Grapes of Wrath, Huckleberry Finn), born in Palmyra, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • 1879 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1881 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guildford, England (d. 1975)
  • 1882 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Archibald Hoxsey, American pioneer aviator (worked for the Wright brothers), born in Staunton, Illinois (d. 1910)
  • 1888 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American art critic and crime writer (Philo Vance), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1939)
  • 1890 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, born in Kirov, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1893 Ina Claire [Fagan], American actress (Ninotchika), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • 1893 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1953)
  • 1894 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), born in Kherson, Russian Empire (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), born in Lautenburg, Germany (now in Poland) (d. 1952)
  • 1896 Melville Cooper, English TV panelist (I Got a Secret), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1956)
  • 1898 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (Olympic gold 1928), born in Ouled Djellal, Algeria (d. 1951)
  • 1900 Fritz Feld, German actor (Jack Benny Show, At the Circus, Errand Boy, Promises Promises), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1993)
  • 1900 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 1901 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1901 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1901 Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, English soldier, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1902 William Edmundson, American vocalist (Southernaires), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1904 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2004)
  • 1905 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1977)
  • 1905 Charles P. Snow, English novelist (Death Under Sail, Strangers and Brothers) and physical chemist, born in Leicester, England (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, born in Striberg, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, born in Orange Free State (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • 1907 John Dearden, American cardinal (1969-88) and archbishop of Detroit, born in Valley Falls, Rhode Island (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Wolfgang Weyrauch, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", born in New York (d. 1967)

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

1908 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • 1909 Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (South African leg-spinner of 30's), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (d. 1994)
  • 1911 James H. Schmitz, American sci-fi author (Lion Game), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1913 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, born in Darlington, England (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr, American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Edwin Charles Tubb, British sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1919 Howard Smith, British diplomat and Director General of MI5, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist, born in Momence, Illinois (d. 1985)

Person of interestMario Puzo

1920 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1920 Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), born in Rodosto, Ottoman Turkey (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer (A Sibila), born in Vila Mea, Portugal
  • 1922 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1923 Italo Calvino, Italian author (Winter's Night a Traveler), born in Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (CEO of Chrysler Corp), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1924 Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1972)
  • 1924 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 Marguerite Andersen, German francophone writer and educator, born in Germany
  • 1925 Mickey Baker, American guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), born in Maidstone, Kent (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1926 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1926 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • 1927 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), born in Grenada (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Phillipe Leroy, French actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1930 FM-2030 [Fereidoun M. Esfandiary], Iranian-American author and transhumanist (Are You a Transhuman?), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1931 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Jaan Raats, Estonian composer, born in Tartu, Estonia
  • 1932 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, born in Rotterdam (d. 1977)
  • 1934 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • 1934 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Bobby Morrow, American sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956), born in Brownsville, Texas

  • 1935 Hans Croiset, Dutch theatre director and actor (Witte Waan), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, born in Ness, Lewis (d. 1995)
  • 1935 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935 Willie O'Ree, Canadian former professional ice hockey player and the first black player in the National Hockey League (Boston Bruins), born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • 1936 Kari Rydman, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki
  • 1937 Anthony Hopkins, English clinical neurologist and Director of the Research Unit at the Royal College of Physicians, born in Poole, Dorset (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Linda Lavin, American actress (Alice, Barney Miller), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1938 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • 1938 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1940 Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1942 Don Stevenson, American rock drummer (Moby Grape), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1942 Jim Leach, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1943 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Mac Collins, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia), born in Jackson, Georgia
  • 1944 Sali Berisha, 41st Prime Minister of Albania (2005-13) and 3rd President of Albania (1992-97), born in Viçidol, Albania
  • 1944 Haim Saban, Israeli-American media proprietor (Saban Entertainment), born in Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt
  • 1944 Kay Ivey, American politician (54th Governor of Alabama), born in Camden, Alabama
  • 1945 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Steven Camacho, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early seventies), born in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Richard Carpenter, American vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1946 Victor Banerjee, Indian actor (A Passage to India), born in Calcutta, India
  • 1946 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1947 Lynn Lowry, American actress (Cat People, Crazies), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1948 Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1950 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • 1951 Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

1951 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • 1951 Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • 1951 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • 1953 Larry Miller, American comedian and actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Tito Jackson, American singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1953 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954 Jere Burns, American actor (Something So Right, Kirk-Dear John), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1954 Kip Byrne, Canadian Tour golfer (Mich State Jr-1970-71), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1955 Cathy Ladman, American comedienne (Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead)
  • 1955 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, Sheena), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestVictor Pecci

1955 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • 1955 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India

  • 1957 Mira Nair, Indian-American filmmaker (Monsoon Wedding), born in Rourkela, Odisha, India
  • 1957 Stacy Peralta, American director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • 1958 Jayne Modean, American actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1959 Sarah Margaret Ferguson, Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • 1959 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1962 Susan DeMattei, American cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963 Angela Rock, American WPVA volleyball player (US Open-1992), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1963 Stanley Menzo, Surinamese-Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax/PSV), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1964 Roberto Vittori, Italian air force officer and ESA astronaut, born in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Person of interestJack Ma

1964 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 1965 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1966 Jeffrey Jacquet, American actor (Mork & Mindy, Whiz Kids), born in Bay City, Texas
  • 1966 Jorge Campos, Mexican football goalkeeper, born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • 1967 Carlos García, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
  • 1968 George Koonce, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1968 Meredith Rainey, American 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestDidier Deschamps

1968 Didier Deschamps, French footballer and coach (France: 2018 World Cup), born in Bayonne, France

Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps
  • 1969 Curtis Cotton, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Oak Raiders, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Vítor Baía, Portuguese football goalkeeper, born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • 1969 Dominic West, British actor (The Wire), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1970 Cooper Harris, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1970 Lonnie Palelei, American football offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
  • 1970 Eric Benét, American singer and songwriter (Love Don't Love Me), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971 Bernardo Harris, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1971 Roland McGhee, American long jumper, born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1971 Andy Cole, British footballer (Manchester United), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1972 Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1972 Matt Keeslar, American actor 9The Last Days of Disco), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1973 Susannah Kate Pryde, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1973 Dax Riggs, American musician (Acid Bath), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1975 Ginuwine [Elgin Baylor Lumpkin], American singer (Ginuwine...The Bachelor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1975 Glen Little, English footballer
  • 1976 Yoon Son-ha, South Korean actress and singer
  • 1977 Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • 1977 Erin McKeown, American musician
  • 1977 Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1977 David Trezeguet, French football player
  • 1978 Devon Gummersall, Colo, actor (Relativity, Brian-My So Called Life)
  • 1978 Takeshi Morishima Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1979 Mahana Ka'ahumanu Walters, Miss Hawaii Teen USA (3rd-1997)
  • 1979 Paul Robinson, English football player
  • 1979 Māris Verpakovskis, Latvian football player
  • 1979 Blue Adams, American Football Player
  • 1980 Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • 1980 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • 1981 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver