On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1912

  • Oct 2 Eric Charles Twelves Wilson, English British Army officer (awarded Victoria Cross), born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 4 John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • Oct 5 Fritz Fischer, German physician and Nazi war criminal, born in Berlin (d. 2003)
  • Oct 6 Joop Zwart, Dutch political activist and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Oct 7 Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Charles Henry Madge, English poet and founder of Mass-Observation, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Oct 14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex), born in Chemnitz, Saxony (d. 1984)
  • Oct 17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • Oct 25 Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley], American country comedienne (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw), born in Centerville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (pioneer in research linking smoking to health problems), born in Hampton, Middlesex, England (d. 2005)

About October 1912

How Old? 107 or 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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