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
1800 - Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)
1809 - Anton Emil Titl, composer
1817 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer
Rebel Slave Nat TurnerRebel Slave Nat Turner (1800) 1819 - George Washington Getty, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 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), (d. 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], comedian (Marx Bros, You Bet Your Life), born in NYC, New York
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)
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
Famous Clown Coco the ClownFamous Clown Coco the Clown (1900) 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)
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)
Writer Graham GreeneWriter Graham Greene (1904) 1913 - Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
1914 - Albe Vidakovic, composer
1914 - Bengt Viktor Johansson, composer
1914 - Charles Drake, Bayside actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York
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, band leader (Pennsylvanians), born in Chicago, Illinois
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], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
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 Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
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)
Astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr.Astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. (1935) 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
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)
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve SabolAmerican Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol (1942) 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, set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
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)
Photographer Annie LeibovitzPhotographer Annie Leibovitz (1949) 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, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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 playmate (May, 1978), born in Long Beach, California
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, playmate (March, 1981), born in Santa Barbara, California
1959 - Joe Deegan, jockey
1960 - Django Bates, jazz musician
1960 - Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, Canada
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, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
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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