Birthdays in History in October 1882

  • Oct 2 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • Oct 3 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, born in Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1944)
  • Oct 3 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (d. 1974)
  • Oct 5 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer (Solar physics)

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Oct 5 Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1945)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Oct 11 Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg), born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Oct 14 √Čamon de Valera, NY, Irish politician and patriot, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), (d. 1975)
  • Oct 19 Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright
  • Oct 29 Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
  • Oct 30 William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)