Famous Birthdays on 29th October

Birthdays 1 - 190 of 190

1463 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher
1507 - Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)
1513 - Jacques Amyot, French humanist/translator/abbot of Bellozanne
1562 - George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury
1656 - Edmund Halley, astronomer (Halley's Comet) [NS=Nov 8]
1682 - Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)
1690 - Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
1704 - John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)
1740 - James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer
1815 - Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
1815 - Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
1816 - Ferdinand II AFA, king of Portugal
1822 - Joost G Kist, Dutch lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97)
1822 - Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
1824 - Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
1827 - Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)
1837 - Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-12)
1837 - Harriet Powers, US, slave/writer (Creation of Animals)
1844 - Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker
1853 - Josephine B Willson Bruce, US theorist (NACW)
1855 - Paul Bruchési, archbishop of Montreal (d. 1939)
1857 - Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)
1859 - Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
1861 - Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
1871 - Narziss Ach, German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
1873 - Guillermo Valencia, Colombia, poet/translator/statesman
1875 - Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Romania (1914-27)
1877 - Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
1877 - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
1878 - Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II)
1879 - Franz JHMM von Papen, German diplomat/chancellor (1932)
1879 - Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)
1882 - Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)
1883 - Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor/director (Hofstad Stage)
1890 - Claire Goll, writer
1891 - Fanny Brice, NYC, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)
1893 - Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor
1897 - Hope Emerson, Hawarden Iowa, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph GoebbelsNazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels (1897) 1897 - [Paul] Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Germany, Nazi Reich Minister of Information and Propaganda
1898 - Emmanuel Bondeville, composer
1899 - Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
1901 - Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer
1903 - Vivian Ellis, composer
1905 - Laurence Dowdall, lawyer
1906 - Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
1907 - Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)
1908 - Stewart Myles MacPherson, broadcaster
1909 - Douglass Montgomery, LA CA, actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane)
1910 - Alfred J Ayer, England, Neopositivist philosopher/logician
1911 - Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader
1915 - Dennis Brookes, cricketer (one Test England v WI 1948, scored 10 & 7)
1917 - Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)
1917 - Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 - Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)
1920 - Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
1920 - Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
1921 - Bill Mauldin, cartoonist (WW II Army grunts)
1921 - Ed Kemmer, Reading Pa, actor (Buzz Corey-Space Patrol)
1921 - William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)
1922 - Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
1922 - Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
1922 - Neil Blaney, politician
1923 - Dietrich Manicke, composer
1923 - Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist
1924 - Zbigniew Herbert, writer
1925 - Betty Evans Grayson, Portland Or, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959)
1925 - Geraldine Brooks, NYC, actr (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder)
1925 - Zoot Sims, Inglewood California, jazz saxophonist
1925 - Dominick Dunne, American author
1925 - Robert Hardy, English actor
1926 - Jon[athan Stewart] Vickers, Prince Albert, Canada, tenor
1927 - Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)
1927 - Hugo Schiltz, Flemish politician
1930 - Peter Stampfel, rocker
1930 - Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
1930 - Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
1930 - Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
1931 - Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor
1934 - Karl Francis Hettinger, Onion Field survivor
1934 - Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist/Dutch TV host/actor (Gilas)
1934 - Ramon Sender, composer
1934 - Robert E Hughes, NYC, orchestra leader (Rich Little Show)
1935 - David Allen, cricketer (England off-spinner of 60's)
1936 - Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
1937 - Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-SirleafAfrica's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (1938) 1938 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia
1940 - Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)
1940 - Galen Weston, English/Canadian industrial/multi-millionaire
1940 - Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
1940 - José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
1941 - Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
1942 - Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
1942 - Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
1943 - Donald Simpson, film producer
1944 - Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
1944 - Fausto Leali, Italian entertainer
1944 - Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)
1944 - Otto Wiesheu, German minister
1944 - Claude Brochu, Major League Baseball executive (Montreal Expos)
1945 - Melba Moore, [Beatrice], NYC, singer/actress (Ellis Island)
1946 - Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
1946 - Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], London, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)
1946 - Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist
1947 - Richard Dreyfuss, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus)
1947 - Helen Coonan, Australian politician
Actress Kate JacksonActress Kate Jackson (1948) 1948 - Kate Jackson, Birmingham Ala, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels)
1948 - Ricky Reynolds, rocker
1949 - Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)
1949 - James Williamson, American guitarist
1951 - Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
1951 - Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
1951 - Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
1952 - Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
1952 - Beth Solomon, LPGA golfer
1952 - Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1953 - Denis Potvin, Vanier Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)
NHL Defenseman Denis PotvinNHL Defenseman Denis Potvin (1953) 1954 - Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
1954 - Herman Ronald Frazier, Phila, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Kevin DuBrow, rocker
1955 - Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
1955 - Boy Abunda, Filipino journalist and television personality
1956 - Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
1957 - Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
1958 - David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
1959 - Finola Hughes, London, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive)
1959 - Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)
NHL Right Winger Mike GartnerNHL Right Winger Mike Gartner (1959) 1959 - Mike Gartner, Ottawa Ontario, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1959 - Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
1960 - Michael Carter, Dallas Tx, shot putter (Olympic-silver-1984)
1961 - Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
1961 - Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
1961 - Randy Jackson, Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)
1964 - Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
1964 - Jackie Pereira, Perth Australia, field hockey center/forward (Oly-96)
1964 - May Allison, Toronto Ontario, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1965 - Andy Beal, Germany, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 West of England Pro)
1965 - Greg Davis, NFL kicker (Arizona Cardinals)
1965 - Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
1967 - Greg Gohr, Santa Clara California, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1967 - Joely Fisher, Los Angeles California, actress (Paige-Ellen)
1967 - Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter
1967 - Rufus Sewell, English actor
1968 - Grayson McCouch, NYC, actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World)
1968 - Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)
1968 - Tsunku, Japanese music producer
1969 - Peter Breen, Brockton Mass, dance skater
1969 - Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
1969 - Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter
1970 - Charles Swann, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
1970 - Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)
1970 - Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1970 - Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
1970 - Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
1970 - Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
1971 - Greg Blewett, cricketer (Aust batsman, century on Test debut 1995)
1971 - Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
Actress Winona RyderActress Winona Ryder (1971) 1971 - Winona Ryder, [Horowitz], Mn, actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand)
1971 - Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor
1972 - Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
1972 - Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur
1972 - Gabrielle Union, American actress
1972 - Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress
1973 - Adam Bacher, cricketer (nephew of Ali S Afr Test batsman 1996- )
1973 - Robert Pirès, French footballer
1974 - Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1974 - R A Dickey, Nashville Tenn, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 - Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)
1974 - Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
1975 - Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
1976 - Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)
1976 - Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet
1977 - Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
1978 - Travis Henry, American football player
1979 - Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan politician
1980 - Ben Foster, American actor
1980 - B.J. Sams, American football player
1981 - Amanda Beard, Newport Beach CA, 100m/200m breaststroke (Oly-2 silv-96)
1981 - Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
1981 - Reema Sen, Indian actress
1982 - Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
1982 - Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
1983 - Maurice Clarett, American football player
1983 - Dana Eveland, American baseball player
1983 - Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
1983 - Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
1983 - Johnny Lewis, Los Angeles, California, actor (Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), (d. 2012)
1984 - Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
1985 - Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player
1987 - Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer
1990 - Carlson Young, American actress

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