On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1940 (Part 2)

  • Oct 2 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • Oct 6 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 6 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • Oct 7 Bruce F. Vento, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- ), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • Oct 7 Richard H. Stallings, American politician (Rep-D-ID, 1985- ), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 9 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Oct 15 Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 17 Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner (Stringfellows), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2018)
  • Oct 20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Oct 21 Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Oct 21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire and founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • Oct 26 Mario Orozco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • Oct 26 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), born in Mytishchi, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • Oct 27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

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Oct 27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)

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  • Oct 29 Connie Mack III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Florida), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 29 Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • Oct 29 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop, born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Nov 1 Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, 35th Chief Justice of India, born in Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Nov 6 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 6 Dieter F. Uchtdorf, German aviator and religious leader (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), born in Moravská Ostrava
  • Nov 7 Guido Provoost, Belgian historian, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Nov 12 Ria Hoogeweegen, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers
  • Nov 12 Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
  • Nov 12 Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
  • Nov 15 Roberto Cavalli, Italian luxury fashion designer and inventor, born in Florence, Italy
  • Nov 18 Qaboos bin Said al Said, Omani politician and Sultan of Oman (1970-present), born in Salalah, Oman
  • Nov 20 Helma Sanders-Brahms, German director and writer (Apple Trees; Germany, Pale Mother), born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Nov 21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • Nov 24 Don Metz, American architect
  • Nov 24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • Nov 25 Reinhard Furrer, German physicist and astronaut (STS 22), born in Worgl, Germany
  • Nov 30 Glenn English, (Rep-D-OK, 1975- )
  • Dec 3 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • Dec 4 Gary Gilmore, American murderer, born in McCamey, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer, born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician (founded Nationalist Congress Party in 1999), born in Baramati, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • Dec 17 Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  • Dec 18 Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Dec 23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • Dec 24 Anthony Fauci, American immunologist (White House Coronavirus COVID-19 taskforce), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 25 Frans Moor, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Dec 26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • Dec 31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, born in Leningrad