On This Day

Famous Birthdays on October 22

  • 1071 William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)
  • 1197 Emperor Juntoku, 84th emperor of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1511 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician (calculated planetary table), born in Saalfeld, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1553)
  • 1592 Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician, born in Örbyhus Castle, Uppland (d. 1657)
  • 1686 Georg Balthasar Schott, German composer, born in Schönau, near Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1736)
  • 1688 Nader Shah, Iranian ruler (1736-47) and founder of Afsharid Dynasty of Persia, born in Kobhan, Iran (d. 1747)
  • 1689 John V, King of Portugal (1706-50), born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon (d. 1750)
  • 1698 Nicola Logroscino, Italian composer, born in Bitonto, Bari, Italy (d. 1765)
  • 1701 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Archduchy of Austria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1756)
  • 1729 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage), born in Dirschau (Tczew), Royal Prussia, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1798)
  • 1737 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, born in Pistoia, Florence (d. 1799)
  • 1752 Ambrogio Minoja, Italian classical composer, born in Ospedaletto Lodigiano, Lodi, Italy (d. 1825)
  • 1761 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, German composer, born in Owen, Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1799)
  • 1765 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)
  • 1790 Jan Ackersdijk, Dutch political economist, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1861)
  • 1807 Magnus Huss, Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, born in Torps, Västernorrland county, Sweden (d. 1890)

  • 1809 Federico Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1877)
  • 1809 Volney E. Howard, American politician, born in Oxford County, Maine (d. 1889)
  • 1810 Henry Bohlen, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), Bremen, Germany (d. 1862)

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1818 Leconte de Lisle, French poet and writer, born in Saint-Paul, Réunion, France (d. 1894)

Person of interestCollis P. Huntington

1821 Collis P. Huntington, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), born in Harwinton, Connecticut (d. 1900)

Business Tycoon Collis P. Huntington
Business Tycoon
Collis P. Huntington
  • 1826 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, born in Casalmaggiore, Italy (d. 1882)
  • 1832 August Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Bečov nad Teplou, Czechia (d. 1903)
  • 1832 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, born in Poznań, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1885)
  • 1836 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), born in Inveresk, East Lothian (d. 1904)
  • 1838 Carl Fuchs, German composer and musician, born in Potsdam (d. 1922)
  • 1843 Stephen Babcock, American agricultural chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1931)

Person of interestSarah Bernhardt

1844 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (Camille, Queen Elizabeth), born in Paris, France (d. 1923) (birth poss 23rd Oct)

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt

Person of interestLouis Riel

1844 Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, British North America (d. 1885)

Politician and Revolutionary Louis Riel
Politician and Revolutionary
Louis Riel
  • 1847 Jacobus Herculas de la Rey, Boer leader in the South African War (1899–1902), born in Winburg, South Africa (d. 1914)
  • 1865 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and one of the founders of the Estonian National Museum, born in Kirikuküla, Vinni Parish, Estonia (d. 1943)
  • 1870 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933), born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1953)
  • 1870 Alfred Douglas, English poet, journalist and partner of Oscar Wilde, born in Powick, Worcestershire, England (d. 1945)
  • 1873 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat, born in Ekenäs, Finland (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Karl Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother), born in Freudenberg, Bavaria (d. 1966)

  • 1876 [Joseph Jacinto] Jo Mora, Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, cowboy and illustrator who lived with the Hopi tribe and wrote extensively of his experiences, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1947)
  • 1880 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • 1881 Clinton Davisson, American physicist (Nobel 1937- discovery of electron diffraction in the famous Davisson-Germer experiment), born in Bloomington, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1883 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), born in Simferopol, Russian Empire (d. 1927)
  • 1883 Viktor Jacobi, composer
  • 1885 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1885 Lothar Windsperger, German composer and music publisher, born in Ampfing, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1886 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • 1887 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • 1891 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, Bohemian German composer, born in Josefsthal, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1894 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Charles Glen King, American biochemist and pioneer of nutrition research who isolated vitamin C, born in Entiat, Washington (d. 1988)
  • 1898 Damaso Alonso, Spanish poet (Hijos de la ira)
  • 1898 Marcel Mihalovici, composer
  • 1900 Edward Stettinius Jr. 48th US Secretary of State (1944-45) and diplomat, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1949)
  • 1900 James Hall, American actor (Hell's Angels, Four Sons), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1940)
  • 1902 Frank Spedding, Canadian Chemist whose uranium extraction process helped make possible the first atomic bomb, born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1903 George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)
  • 1903 Curly Howard {Jerome Lester Horwitz}, American vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
  • 1904 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1905 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • 1905 Karl Jansky, Czech, discoverer (cosmic radio emissions in 1932)
  • 1906 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • 1906 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • 1907 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art

Person of interestJimmie Foxx

1907 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)

MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx
  • 1908 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist
  • 1908 John Sutton, British actor (The Three Musketeers, Tower of London, Return of Fly), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1908 John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • 1910 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1912 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Person of interestBảo Đại

1913 Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor and chief of state (Annam 1926-1945; State of Vietnam, 1949-1955), born in Hue, French Indochina

Emperor of Vietnam Bảo Đại
Emperor of Vietnam
Bảo Đại
  • 1913 Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • 1913 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 1913 Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)

Person of interestRobert Capa

1913 Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1954)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Robert Capa
  • 1915 Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1916 Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)
  • 1916 Sid Miller, Shenandoah Pa, actor (Donald O'Connor Texaco Show)

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

1917 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
  • 1918 Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1919 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), born in Kermanshah, Iran (d. 2013)
  • 1919 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
  • 1920 Mitzi Green [Elizabeth Keno], American child actress (Huckleberry Finn, Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1920 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • 1921 Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer
  • 1921 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), born in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (d. 1994)
  • 1922 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • 1922 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1922 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1997)

  • 1922 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • 1923 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter (Gloria), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • 1927 Helenard J "Allan" Hendrickse, leader of South African Labour Party
  • 1927 Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern
  • 1928 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
  • 1928 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Giorgio Gaslini, composer
  • 1929 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • 1931 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)
  • 1933 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1935 Judy Devlin Hashman, Canadian 10 time badminton champion (1957-67), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1936 John Blashford-Snell, British Army officer (founded Operation Raleigh), born in Hereford, England
  • 1936 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • 1937 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • 1937 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1938 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1939 Joaquim Chissano, president of Mozambique (1986- )
  • 1939 Ray Jones, rock bassist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1939 Tony Roberts, actor (Annie Hall, Edge of Night, Lucie Arnaz Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 George Cohen, English footballer (1966 World Cup), born in London, England
  • 1941 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • 1942 Annette Funicello, singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), born in Utica, New York, (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Robin John Maconie, composer

  • 1942 Bobby Fuller, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four - "I Fought The Law"), born in Baytown, Texas (d. 1966)
  • 1943 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Catherine Deneuve [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 1943 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1943 Robert Long [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • 1943 Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • 1945 Leslie West [Weinstein], American rocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1946 Eddie Brigati, American rock vocalist (The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • 1946 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • 1946 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • 1946 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1947 Edward F Feighan, (Rep-D-OH, 1983- )
  • 1947 Lee Meredith [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)
  • 1947 Neil Burton Rolnick, composer
  • 1947 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947 Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi
  • 1948 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • 1948 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • 1949 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1949 Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
  • 1949 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1949 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

1952 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • 1953 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • 1954 Carla Dunlap, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1956 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • 1958 Bobby Blotzer, American rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York

  • 1959 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • 1959 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1960 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961 Barbara Potter, American tennis player (6 WTA singles titles, 19 doubles), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1961 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1961 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • 1961 Robert Torti, American actor
  • 1963 Brian Boitano, American figure skater (Olympic men's singles gold 1988), born in Mountain View, California
  • 1964 Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • 1965 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • 1965 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1965 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • 1966 Blair Hartland, cricketer (NZ opener)
  • 1966 Valeria Golino, Italian actress (Rain Man, Little Flames), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1967 Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1967 Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967 Carlos Mencia, Honduras-born American comedian
  • 1968 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • 1968 Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)
  • 1968 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)

Person of interestShaggy

1968 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
  • 1968 Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • 1969 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969 Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1969 Spike Jonze [Adam Spiegel], American director and film producer (Her, Three Kings, Where the Wild Things Are), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1969 Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1970 Coleman Rudolph, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Steve Campbell, tennis star, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1970 Winston Bogarde, soccer player (Sparta/Ajax)

  • 1971 Amanda Coetzer, Hoopstad South Africa, tennis star (1996 Aust semi)
  • 1971 Anthony "Pig" Miller, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1971 Mitchel van der Gaag, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Motherwell)
  • 1972 Scott Lachance, Charlottesville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 Tyrone Williams, Canadian American football defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1972 Saffron Burrows, English-American actress (Boston Legal), born in London
  • 1972 D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • 1973 Kathy Butler, Edinburgh Scotld, Canad 3k/5k runner (Olympic-8-92, 96)
  • 1973 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball right fielder (most career base hits 4,367; AL MVP 2001; MLB All-Star 2001–10; NPB All-Star 1994–2000), born in Kasugai, Japan
  • 1974 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers, Sabres)
  • 1974 Tim Kinsella, American musician
  • 1975 Melchior Schoenmakers, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1975 Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • 1975 Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1976 Helen Svedin, Swedish model
  • 1976 Brad Stevens, American basketball head coach (Boston Celtics 2013-19; NBA All-Star Game 2017), born in Zionsville, Indiana
  • 1978 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)