On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1904

  • Oct 1 Otto Robert Frisch, Austrian-born physicist (d. 1979)
  • Oct 1 A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (d. 1977)
  • Oct 2 Dermot Boyle, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, born in Rathdowney, County Laois, Ireland (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, born in Alverchurch, Worchestershire, England (d. 1997)
  • Oct 2 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician and Prime Minister of India (1964-66), born in Mughalsarai, British India (d. 1966)

Graham Greene

Oct 2 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • Oct 3 Charles J. Pedersen, American organic biochemist (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1987), born in Busan, Korean Empire (d. 1989)
  • Oct 4 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 George Chesterman Phillips, British naval officer (d. 1995)
  • Oct 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), born in Liegnitz, Silesia (d. 1971)
  • Oct 9 Johannes Karel Marie Ditto, Dutch dominican and broadcast chairman (KRO, 1938-45), born in Velsen, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Oct 12 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • Oct 12 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • Oct 13 Jutta Hecker, German writer, born in Weimar (d. 2002)
  • Oct 15 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2004)
  • Oct 18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)

Tommy Douglas

Oct 20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • Oct 21 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, American sci-fi author (Danger Planet)
  • Oct 21 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)

Moss Hart

Oct 24 Moss Hart, American playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1961)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart
  • Oct 30 Paul D. Stoop, American vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1995)

About October 1904

How Old? 116 or 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)