Famous Birthdays on October 31

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  • 1291 Philippe de Vitry, French composer and poet, born in Paris (d. 1361)
  • 1345 Ferdinand I, King of Portugal (1367-83), born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1383)
  • 1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, King of Poland and Hungary, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1444)
  • 1538 Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian, born in Sora, Italy (d. 1607)
  • 1541 Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
  • 1599 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, born in Houghton, England (d. 1680)
  • 1620 John Evelyn, English writer and diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin), born in Wotten, England (d. 1706)

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1632 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Procuress, Astronomer), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1675)

Painter Jan Vermeer
Painter
Jan Vermeer
  • 1636 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), born in Schleissheim Palace, Bavaria (d. 1679)
  • 1638 Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
  • 1692 Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist, born in Paris (d. 1765)
  • 1705 Pope Clement XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1774)
  • 1711 Laura Bassi, Italian physicist and scholar, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1778)
  • 1724 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), born in Brinkley, England (d. 1805)
  • 1737 James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
  • 1740 William Paca, American judge and signer (Declaration of Independence), born in Abingdon, Maryland (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet, born in São Jorge de Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1839)
  • 1755 Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist, born in Zottergem, Belgium (d. 1846)
  • 1757 Ignaz Spangler, composer
  • 1761 Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch politician (Grand Pensionary of Batavia), born in Deventer, Overijssel, United Provinces (d. 1825)
  • 1785 George F Kersting, German painter, born in Güstrow, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1791 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1863)

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1795 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1815 Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician (theory of functions), born in Ostenfelde, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1825 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1892)
  • 1826 Hugh Boyle Ewing, American diplomat, author, attorney, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1827 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1895)
  • 1831 Daniel Butterfield, American Major General (Union Army), assistant US Treasurer, born in Utica, New York (d. 1901)
  • 1831 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, born in Monza, Italy (d. 1910)
  • 1835 Adelbert Ames, American soldier and politician, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1933)
  • 1835 Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905), born in Berlin (d. 1917)
  • 1835 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer, born in Jaunpils Parish, Latvia (d. 1923)
  • 1838 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), born in Necessidades Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1889)
  • 1847 Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and electrical engineer, born in Livorno Ferraris, Italy (d. 1897)
  • 1848 Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)
  • 1851 Lovisa of Sweden, Queen of Denmark, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1926)
  • 1852 Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman, American writer (Revolt of Mother), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 1930)
  • 1854 Adolf Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), born in Berlin (d. 1937)

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1860 Juliette Gordon Low, American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1927)

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • 1875 Seerp Anema, Dutch poet and writer (Dutch Coasts) (d. 1961)
  • 1875 Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman, born in Gujarat, India (d. 1950)
  • 1876 Eduard van Oort, Dutch ornithologist (Ornithology of Netherlands), born in Barneveld, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • 1883 Marie Laurencin, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1956)

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1887 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), born in Xikou, Zhejiang, China (d. 1975)

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1887 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • 1888 George Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (Flying the Arctic), born in Hallett, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Harold Vincent Milligan, American musician and composer, born in Astoria, Oregon (d. 1951)
  • 1888 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1944)
  • 1892 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, American Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • 1895 Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist, born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1895 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), born in Nagpur, Maharashtra (d. 1967)

  • 1896 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennslyvania (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Pete Henry, American NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • 1898 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population), born in Villeneuve-de-la-Raho, France (d. 1990)
  • 1900 Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player, and umpire (only person in Baseball and Football Hall of Fame), born in Keytesville, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1902 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1902 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
  • 1902 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (field of statistical sequential analysis), born in Cluj-Napoca, Austria-Hungary (d. 1950)
  • 1906 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • 1906 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2008)
  • 1914 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (The Green Grocer) (d. 1988)
  • 1914 John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer, born in Westerveld, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Erik Routley, English Congregational minister, composer and musicologist, born in England (d. 1982)
  • 1917 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1917 Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
  • 1918 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1919 Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author of Polyhedron models, born in Park Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1920 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), born in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)
  • 1920 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya (d. 1957)
  • 1920 Helmut Newton, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

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1922 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1922 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor, born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)
  • 1923 Hicks B Waldron, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc., born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1926 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1928 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It), born in Borgo Santa Lucia, Naples, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1930 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)
  • 1931 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • 1931 David Lumsdaine, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1933 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada

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1933 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • 1934 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1994)
  • 1934 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany
  • 1936 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1937 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938 Rives McBee, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1939 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Tom O'Connor, English comedian, born in Bootle, Merseyside, England
  • 1939 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician, born in Timbuktu Region, Mali
  • 1941 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1941 Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England
  • 1941 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • 1942 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1942 Dave McNally, American baseball player, born in Billings, Montana (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Sally Kirkland, American actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Rik Kenton, British musician (Roxy Music, Woody Kern), born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • 1945 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1946 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • 1946 Norman Lovett, English stand-up comedian and actor (Red Dwarf), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • 1947 Deidre Hall, American actress (Days of our Lives, Our House), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1947 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1947 Russ Ballard, English rocker (Argent), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1949 Bob Siebenberg, American rocker (Supertramp), born in Glendale, California
  • 1949 Dumisa Ntsebeza, South African attorney and anti-apartheid activist, born in Transkei, South Africa
  • 1949 Michael Parker, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Mississippi), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1949 Odaline de la Martinez, Cuban-American composer, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • 1949 Terrence W Wilcutt, United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut, born in Russellville, Kentucky
  • 1950 Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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1950 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1950 Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • 1950 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1951 Nick Saban, American college football coach, born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • 1952 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1953 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1953 Michael J. Anderson, American actor (The Man from Another Place), born in Denver, Coloroda
  • 1956 Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • 1957 Robert Pollard, American rocker (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1957 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958 Russell Earl Cochran, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1958 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist (59-time French champion and 13-time world champion), born in Annecy, France
  • 1959 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959 Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland
  • 1960 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960 Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1960 Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1960 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director and screenwriter, born in Roubaix, France
  • 1961 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic gold 1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1961 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Doc Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Toronto, Ontario

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1961 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
  • 1961 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1963 Dermot Mulroney, American actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone), born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1963 Fred McGriff, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963 Johnny Marr, English rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid), born in Ardwick, Manchester
  • 1963 Rob Schneider, American actor (Saturday Night Live, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1963 Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in Ijuí, Brazil
  • 1963 Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1964 Amanda Sandrelli, actress (The Key), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1964 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1964 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964 The Boogeyman [Marty Wright], American professional wrestler, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1964 Darryl Worley, American country singer (Hard Rain Don't Last), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 Ruud Hesp, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1965 Rob Rackstraw, British voice actor, born in Sunderland, England
  • 1966 Annabella Lwin [Myant Aye], singer (Bow Wow Wow), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • 1966 Ad-Rock [Adam Horovitz], American rocker (Beastie Boys), born in New York City
  • 1966 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
  • 1966 Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
  • 1966 Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist (Three Day Road), born in Willowdale, North York, Ontario
  • 1966 Mike O'Malley, American actor (The Mike O'Malley Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1967 Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice
  • 1968 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1968 Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Damon Mashore, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1969 Henry John Mills, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969 Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers), born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • 1970 Steve Trachsel, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Oxnard, California
  • 1970 Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1970 Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1970 Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • 1970 Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970 Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1971 Phillip Tataurangi, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • 1971 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2004)
  • 1971 Ian Walker, English footballer, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1971 Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
  • 1972 Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 1972 Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1972 Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer, born in Birkenhead, England
  • 1973 Fiona Smith, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98), born in Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1973 Ross Verba, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1973 Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • 1973 Tim Byrdak, American baseball player, born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • 1973 David Dellucci, American baseball player, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1974 Jeff Gooch, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1974 Serge Heuveling, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1974 Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer, born in Mile End, London