Famous Birthdays on 2nd October

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1452 - King Richard III, of England (1483-85)
1470 - Isabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
1538 - Saint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (d. 1584)
1595 - Jacob Louys, Flemish engraver
1616 - A Gryphius, writer
1644 - François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)
1646 - Guillaume Poitevin, composer
1704 - Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer
1722 - Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
1737 - Franz Schneider, composer
1752 - Samuel Story, Dutch admiral (Battle at Kamperduin)
1756 - Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist
1756 - Josef Jawurek, composer
1768 - William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (d. 1854)
1792 - Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer
Rebel Slave Nat TurnerRebel Slave Nat Turner (1800) 1800 - Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)
1809 - Anton Emil Titl, composer
1817 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer
1819 - George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901
1821 - Alexander Peter "Old Straight" Stewart, Lt Gen (Confederate Army)
1822 - Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)
1827 - Edmund Jackson Davis, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1828 - Charles Floquet, French statesman (d. 1896)
1832 - Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
1832 - Julius von Sachs, botanist/naturalist
1833 - Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
1835 - Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian
1839 - Hans Thoma, painter
1847 - Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president
1851 - Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
1852 - William Ramsay, chemist
1857 - Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902)
1866 - Charles de Souzy Ricketts, artist
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869) 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)
1871 - Cordell Hull, US Sec of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)
1871 - Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)
1873 - Pelham Warner, cricketer (England 1898-1912, later notable official)
1873 - Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (d. 1924)
1875 - Henry Fevrier, composer
1878 - Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist
1879 - Wallace Stevens, Reading Pa, poet (Ideas of Order)
1880 - George Alexander Russell, composer
1881 - Fred Barlow, composer
1882 - Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
1885 - Ruth Bryan Rohde, US, (Rep), minister to Denmark
1886 - Pieter "Pierre" Balledux, stage manager/Dutch resistance fighter
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx (1890) 1890 - Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYC, comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life)
1891 - H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard
1893 - Leroy B Shield, US pianist/producer/composer (Laurel & Hardy)
1895 - Bud Abbott, Asbury Pk NJ, comedian (Abbott & Costello)
1895 - Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian
1896 - Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]
1896 - Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)
1896 - Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)
Famous Clown Coco the ClownFamous Clown Coco the Clown (1900) 1900 - Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Dvinsk, Famous Russian clown
1901 - Christopher Clarkson, test Pilot
1901 - [Ignatius] Roy [D] Campbell, South African poet (Flowering Rifle)
1901 - Charles Stark Draper, Windsor Missouri, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines
1902 - Dick Ket, Dutch painter/cartoonist
1902 - Leopold Figl, premier of Austria
1904 - Dermot Boyle, marshal (RAF)
1904 - Godfrey Baseley, radio executive
1904 - Shi Lal Bahadur Shastri, India premier (1964-66)
Writer Graham GreeneWriter Graham Greene (1904) 1904 - [Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)
1906 - John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature
1907 - Alexander Robertus, organic chemist
1907 - Lord Todd, chemist
1907 - William Marshall, producer/director/actor/singer (Blackmail)
1911 - Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
1911 - Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
1912 - Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
1913 - Vivian Ridler, printer (Oxford University)
1913 - Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
1914 - Albe Vidakovic, composer
1914 - Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
1914 - Charles Drake, Bayside NYC, actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story)
1914 - Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
1914 - Bernarr Rainbow, historian of music education, organist, and choir master (d.1998)
1915 - Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician
1917 - Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister
1917 - William Marshall, Chicago IL, band leader (Pennsylvanians)
1917 - Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
1917 - Christian de Duve, Thames Ditton, Surrey, cytologist and biochemist (Nobel, 1974), (d. 2013)
1919 - Geoffrey Luttrell, Lord-Lt of Somerset
1919 - Shirley Clarke, film director
1920 - William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
1921 - A Scott Crossfield, US Test pilot (XS-1)
1921 - Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Liverpool England, Archbishop of Canterbury
1922 - Otmar Macha, composer
1922 - Thomas T Nkobi, S Afr ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957)
1922 - Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
1923 - Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
1924 - Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
1925 - Alois Pinos, composer
1925 - Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
1926 - Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)
1928 - Anthony Tippett, British chief of Fleet Support
1928 - Clay Felker, St Louis, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire)
1928 - George Emmett McFarland, Dallas, act (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals)
1928 - James Porter, CEO (Commonwealth Institute)
1928 - Robin Duthie, CEO (Britoil)
1928 - Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
1929 - John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate
1929 - Kenneth Leighton, composer
1929 - Moses Gunn, St Louis Mo, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft)
1930 - Gunter Kochan, composer
1930 - J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
1930 - Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
1932 - Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)
1932 - Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)
1933 - Dimiter Khristov, composer
1933 - Phill Niblock, composer
Developmental biologist John B. GurdonDevelopmental biologist John B. Gurdon (1933) 1933 - John B. Gurdon, Dippenhall, Hampshire, English developmental biologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
1934 - Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
1934 - Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)
1934 - Richard Scott, British high court judge
1935 - Peter Frankl, pianist
1935 - Robert H Lawrence, Chicago Ill, USAF/astronaut
1936 - Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust bat, later Liberal MP)
1936 - Johnnie Cochran, attorney (OJ Simpson defense attorney)
1936 - Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking
1938 - Lloyd Turner, journalist
1938 - Rex Reed, Fort Worth Tx, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge)
1938 - Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (d. 1983)
1939 - B K Kunderan, cricketer (Indian keeper-batsman of 60's)
1939 - Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24)
1940 - Lord Davies, chairman (Welsh National Opera)
1940 - Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
1941 - Ron Meagher, rocker
1941 - Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol (1942) 1942 - Steve Sabol, Moorestown New Jersey, filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films)
1943 - Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress (Secret Policeman's Ball)
1943 - Henri SZEPS, Lausanne Switzerland, actor (Mother & Son)
1943 - Franklin Rosemont, American artist
1944 - Peter Hobson, headmaster (Giggleswick School)
1944 - Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)
1945 - Don McLean, New Rochelle NY, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent)
1945 - Frank Tejeda, (Rep-D-Texas)
1945 - Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut
1946 - Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
1946 - Roger Jett, Cumberland Maryland, actor (Smithereens)
1946 - Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
1948 - Avery Brooks, Evansville Ind, actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9)
1948 - Chris LeDoux, Biloxi Miss, country singer (Ridin' for a Fall)
1948 - Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)
1948 - Robert Anderson, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976-78)
1948 - Trevor Brooking, English soccer player
1948 - Persis Khambatta, Bombay, India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)
1948 - Leslie Frankenheimer, Los Angeles, set designer (4 Emmy Awards), (d. 2013)
Photographer Annie LeibovitzPhotographer Annie Leibovitz (1949) 1949 - Annie Leibovitz, Waterbury, Connecticut, photographer (Rolling Stones)
1949 - Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], Lexington Ky, rock bassist (Television)
1950 - Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
1950 - Ian McNeice, English actor
1951 - Romina Power, LA CA, daughter of Tyrone Power/actress (Justine)
1951 - Sting, [Gordon Sumner], rock vocalist (Police-Roxanne)/actor (Dune)
1952 - George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska
1952 - John Otway, rocker
1952 - Steve Penrod, race horse trainer
1952 - Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer
1954 - Greg Jennings, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1954 - Lani O'Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)
1954 - Lorraine Bracco, Brooklyn New York, actress (Sopranos, Goodfellas)
1955 - Gary Streeter, MP
1955 - Kathryn Morrison Long Beach CA, playmate (May, 1978)
1955 - Philip Oakey, Sheffield, rock vocalist (Human Leauge-Only Human)
1956 - Freddie Jackson, US R&B singer/songwriter (Rock Me Tonight)
1956 - Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
1957 - John Neuman Cook, Toledo OH, PGA golfer (1981 Bing Crosby)
1957 - Kimberly Herrin, Santa Barbara California, playmate (March, 1981)
1959 - Joe Deegan, jockey
1960 - Django Bates, jazz musician
1960 - Glenn Anderson, Vancouver, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1960 - Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
1961 - Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
1961 - Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
1961 - Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
1962 - Esai Morales, Brooklyn NY, actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba)
1962 - Mark Rypien, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
1962 - Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
1962 - Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
1963 - Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
1964 - Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1964 - Sheila Echols, Memphis Tn, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1964 - Sherry Arnett, St Louis Mo, playmate (Jan, 1986)
1965 - Darren Cahill, Australia, tennis star
1965 - Francesca Dellera, [Cervellera], Rome Italy, actress (Capriccio)
1965 - Jill Powell, Jacksonville Fla, actress (Marcy-As The World Turns)
1965 - Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
1965 - Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1965 - Tom Moody, cricket batsman (Australian 1989-92 Ton in 26 mins)
1966 - Yokozuna, [Rodney Anoia], wrestler (WWF/NJPW/AWA, Wild Samoan Kokina)
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas MusterTennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster (1967) 1967 - Thomas Muster, Leibnitz Austria, tennis star (1995 French Open)
1967 - Gillian Welch, New York, singer-songwriter (Time, Revival)
1967 - Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
1967 - Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)
1968 - Craig Kanada, Portland OR, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE SC Classic-3rd)
1968 - Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1968 - Jana Novotna, Brno Czechoslovakia, tennis star (1995 Aust/Wimbledon doubles)
1968 - Mark James Crear, SF, 110m hurdler (Olympics-silver-96)
1968 - Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter

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