Birthdays in History in October 1899

  • Oct 1 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • Oct 5 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1962)
  • Oct 8 Milner Gray, British graphic designer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 8 Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
  • Oct 9 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

Oct 19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Oct 20 Evelyn Brent, American actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)
  • Oct 24 Ferhat Abbas, Algerian pharmacist/MP chairman (1962-63)
  • Oct 30 Ernst H Ridder van Rappard, Dutch SS officer/founder (NSNAP)