Birthdays in History in October 1931

  • Oct 1 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • Oct 4 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper

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Oct 7 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Oct 11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • Oct 13 Janice Elliott, English novelist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 15 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • Oct 16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • Oct 18 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • Oct 19 John le CarrĂ©, English novelist
  • Oct 20 Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 27 David Bryant, English world champion bowler, born in Clevedon, North Somerset, England
  • Oct 27 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer and activist, born in Kafr Tahla, Egypt
  • Oct 30 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)