Famous Birthdays on 31st October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

1291 - Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet
1345 - Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
1538 - Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)
1541 - Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer
1599 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
1620 - John Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1622 - Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)
1632 - Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)
1636 - Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1679)
1638 - Meindert Hobbema, Amsterdams landscape painter, baptised
1692 - Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)
Painter Jan VermeerPainter Jan Vermeer (1632) 1705 - Pope Clement XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli], Pope (1769-74)
1711 - Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
1724 - Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)
1737 - James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)
1740 - William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1750 - Leonor de Almeida marquesa de Alorna, Portuguese poet
1755 - Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist
1757 - Ignaz Spangler, composer
1761 - Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl/Grand Pensionary
1785 - George F Kersting, German painter
1791 - Ferdinand Huber, composer
Romantic Poet John KeatsRomantic Poet John Keats (1795) 1795 - John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821)
1815 - Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
1825 - Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1825 - Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
1826 - Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1827 - Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)
1831 - Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1831 - Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
1835 - Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933
1835 - J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)
1835 - Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (d. 1923)
1838 - King Louis of Portugal (d. 1889)
1847 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)
1848 - Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
1851 - Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
1852 - Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)
1854 - Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon LowFounder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (1860) 1860 - Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah Georgia, American activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)
1875 - Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)
1875 - Vallabhbhai Patel, Indian freedom fighter and statesman (d. 1950)
1876 - Eduard van Oort, zoologist (Ornithology of Netherlands)
1883 - Marie Laurencin, French painter (d. 1956)
1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China
1887 - Edouard Lalonde, Canada, NHLer (Mont Canadiens)/lacrosse player
1888 - George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
1888 - Harold Vincent Milligan, composer
1888 - Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)
1891 - Charlotte "Lotte" Bartschart, German/Dutch operetta singer
1892 - Ruth Fuller Sasaki, US, Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America)
1893 - Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase)
1895 - Basil H Liddell Heart, English military historian/publicist
1895 - C K Nayudu, cricketer (brother of C S, India's 1st Test capt)
1896 - Ethel Waters, Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)
1897 - Wilbur (Pete) Henry, NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville)
1898 - Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)
1900 - Carl Hubbard, Missouri, baseball & football Hall of Famer
1902 - Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma)
1902 - Eduard Franz, Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Zorro)
1902 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1902 - Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
1906 - Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
1906 - Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)
1907 - Helen Lessore, artist
1912 - Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
1912 - Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)
1914 - Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (d. 1988)
1914 - John Hugenholtz, Dutch race track designer (d. 1995)
1916 - Carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden
1917 - Erik Routley, composer
1917 - William Hardy McNeill, historian (Rise of the West)
1917 - Thomas Hill, Canadian actor
1918 - Ian Stevenson, American parapsychologist (d. 2007)
1919 - Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models
1920 - Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
1920 - Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)
1920 - Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (d. 1957)
1920 - Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
1920 - Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
1922 - Barbara Bel Geddes, NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)
King of Cambodia Norodom SihanoukKing of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk (1922) 1922 - Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)
1922 - Anatoli Papanov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
1922 - Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
1923 - Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
1925 - Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], New York City, New York, American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive)
1925 - John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
1926 - Shirley Dinsdale, SF California, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)
1926 - Jimmy Savile, English entertainer
1927 - Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers)
1928 - Andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
1929 - Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It)
1929 - Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)
1930 - Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
1930 - Ray Crane, trumpeter
1931 - Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
1931 - David Lumsdaine, composer
1933 - Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player
Inventor Hobart Inventor Hobart "Hobie" Alter (1933) 1933 - Hobart "Hobie" Alter, Ontario, California, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat
1934 - Norman Beaton, actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn)
1934 - Walter Steffens, composer
1936 - Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut
1936 - Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
1937 - Tom Paxton, Chicago, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn)
1938 - Rives McBee, Denton TX, PGA golfer (1989 RJR Bank One Classic)
1939 - Ron Rifkin, American actor
1939 - Tom O'Connor, British comedian
1939 - Alui Farka Touré, Malian musician
1941 - Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941 - Derek Bell, British racing driver
1941 - Dan Alderson, American scientist
1942 - Ben M J Hennekam, Dutch MP (CDA)
1942 - David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
1942 - Dave McNally, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1944 - Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)
1944 - Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
1944 - Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)
1945 - Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
1946 - Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
1946 - Ramnath Parkar, cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73)
1946 - Norman Lovett, British actor
1947 - Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)
1947 - Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)
1949 - Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)
1949 - Dumisa B Ntsebeza, South African attorney/anti-apartheid activist
1949 - Mike Parker, (Rep-D-Mississippi)
1949 - Odaline de la Martinez, composer
1949 - Terrence W Wilcutt, Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut (STS 68, 79)
1950 - Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)
1950 - John Candy, Newmarket Ontario, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)
1950 - Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
1950 - Zaha Hadid, British architect
1950 - Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General
1951 - Nick Saban, American college football coach
1952 - Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)
1953 - John Lucas, Durham NC, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee)
1953 - Michael J. Anderson, American actor
1956 - Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician
1957 - Robert Pollard, American rocker
1957 - Brian Stokes Mitchell, American singer and actor
1958 - Russell Earl Cochran, Paducah KY, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western)
1958 - Jeannie Longo, French cyclist
1959 - Ann Henricksson, St Paul MN, tennis star
1959 - Neal Stephenson, American author
1960 - Janice Harrer, Torrance Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96)
1960 - Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran
1960 - Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress
1960 - Arnaud Desplechin, French film director
1961 - Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 - Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)
1961 - Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1961 - Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)
1961 - Sterling Hinds, Toronto, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984)
Film Director Peter JacksonFilm Director Peter Jackson (1961) 1961 - Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)
1961 - Kate Campbell, American musician
1963 - Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)
1963 - Fred McGriff, Tampa FL, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1963 - Johnny Marr, rocker (Smiths-Ask, Girl Afraid)
1963 - Rob Schneider, actor (SNL, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly)
1963 - Dunga, Brazilian footballer
1963 - Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead
1964 - Amanda Sandrelli, Rome Italy, actress (The Key)
1964 - Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan)
1964 - Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)
1964 - Marty Wright, American professional wrestler
1964 - Darryl Worley, American country singer
1965 - Annabella Lwin, [Myant Aye], Rangoon Burma, singer (I Want Candy)
1965 - Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1965 - Ruud Hesp, soccer player (Roda JC)
1965 - Rob Rackstraw, voice actor
1966 - Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)
1966 - Brian Keyser, Castro Valley CA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
1966 - Koji Kanemoto, wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee)
1966 - Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist
1966 - Mike O'Malley, American actor
1967 - Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)
1968 - Antonio Davis, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
1968 - Eddie Taubensee, Beeville TX, catcher (Cin Reds)
1968 - Russ McCullough, WLAF offensive linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 - Damon Mashore, Ponce Puerto Rico, outfielder (Oakland A's)
1969 - Henry John Mills, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
1969 - Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
1970 - Steve Trachsel, Oxnard California, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1970 - Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
1970 - Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
1970 - Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)
1970 - Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)
1970 - Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist
1971 - Phillip Tataurangi, Auckland NZ, Australasia golfer
1971 - Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)
1971 - Ian Walker, English footballer
1971 - Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
1972 - Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors)
1972 - Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer
1973 - Fiona Smith, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
1973 - Ross Verba, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1973 - Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer
1973 - Tim Byrdak, American baseball player

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