On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1906

  • Oct 1 John Lorne Campbell, folklorist
  • Oct 2 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 4 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer and resistance fighter (passage fight), born in Hollandscheveld, Drente, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Oct 5 Leopold Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, born in Oberndorf, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)
  • Oct 9 John Dalrymple, 13th earl of Stair, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtownshire (1961-83)
  • Oct 9 Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and 1st President of Senegal (1960-80), born in Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal (d. 2001)

Person of interestR.K. Narayan

Oct 10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • Oct 12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)

Person of interestHannah Arendt

Oct 14 Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1975)

Political Theorist Hannah Arendt
Political Theorist
Hannah Arendt
  • Oct 14 Hassan al-Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, born in Mahmoudiyah, Beheira, Egypt (d. 1949)
  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2004)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, Austrian painter, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), born in Dallas County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, born in Bremen, Imperial Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)

About October 1906

How Old? 113 or 114 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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