Famous Birthdays on 8th October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 227

1515 - Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)
1585 - Heinrich Schutz, composer
1619 - Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)
1621 - Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim
1676 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)
1690 - Jaime de Casellas, composer
1692 - Antonio Palella, composer
1697 - Cornelis Consolation, Dutch portrait painter (Unseemly Love)
1713 - Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)
1715 - Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)
1720 - Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)
1740 - Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
1747 - Johann Wilhelm Stadler, composer
1747 - Jean-François Rewbell, French politician (d. 1807)
1748 - Franz Seydelmann, composer
1765 - Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer (d. 1831)
1789 - John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)
1789 - William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
1790 - Waldemar Thrane, composer
1802 - Peter Hofstede, the Great, Dutch reformed theologist
1813 - Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, composer
1818 - John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)
1820 - Stanislaw Katski, composer
1826 - Matt Whitaker Ransom, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904
1828 - Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic
1831 - Michal Jelski, composer
1834 - Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)
1837 - Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer
1838 - John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905
1850 - Henri Louis le Chatelier, French chemist (d. 1936)
1855 - Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist
1860 - Felix Woyrsch, composer
1861 - Theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments)
1863 - Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)
1864 - Ozias Leduc, Québécois painter (d. 1955)
1868 - Max Slevogt, German painter
1869 - J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
1870 - Louis Vierne, composer
1872 - John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)
1873 - Ejnar Hertzsprung, Denmark, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
1874 - Nance O'Neil, Oakland CA, actor (Cimarron)
1875 - Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)
1877 - Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (d. 1968)
1880 - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
1883 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)
1883 - Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)
1884 - Walther von Reichenau, German military officer (d. 1942)
1885 - William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer
1887 - Huntley Gordon, Canadian actor (d. 1956)
1888 - Clifford Heatherley, Preston England, actress (For Love or Money)
1889 - C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)
1890 - Cyril Rutherford "Snuffy" Browne, cricketer (pioneer WI Test player)
1890 - Eddie Rickenbacker, aviator "Ace of Aces" (WW I)
1890 - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (d. 1971)
1893 - Orovida Camille Pissarro, Epping England, British painter and etcher
1895 - Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)
1895 - Juan Peron, Argentine Pres (1946-55, 1973-74)
1895 - King Zog I, of Albania (1928-1939)
1896 - Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
1897 - Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (Mark of Zorro, Applause)
1898 - Clarence Williams, composer
1899 - Milner Connorton Gray, designer
1899 - Pandit Rambharos Gangaram Panday, Suriname relig leader/co-found (VHP)
1900 - Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect
1900 - Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer
1900 - Zeno Octavian Vancea, composer
1901 - Eivind Groven, composer
1903 - Lina Radke, Germany, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1928)
1907 - Howard Joslin, GA, actor (Quebec, Detective Story)
1908 - Paul Van Buskirk Yoder, composer
1909 - Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
1910 - Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1910 - Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
1910 - Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
1913 - Walter Schumann, NYC, choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish)
1916 - Spark Matsunaga, (D-Ha-Sen)
1917 - Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1917 - Hans Poser, composer
1917 - Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)
1917 - Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)
1918 - Ron Randell, Sydney Australia, actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera)
1919 - Bill Anderson, cricketer (played in 1st NZ-Aust Test 1946)
1919 - Kiichi Miyazawa, premier Japan (1991-93)
1920 - Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
1920 - Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
1921 - Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1922 - Douglas Gray, archivist
1922 - Svend Westergaard, composer
1924 - Arkady Vorobyev, Middle heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1924 - Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
1925 - Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
1927 - Al Duncan, drummer
1927 - Gigi Durston, Balt Md, singer (Sonny Kendis Show)
1927 - Raaj Kumar, film star
1927 - Torbjorn Falkanger, Norway, took Olympic oath (1952)
1927 - Jim Elliot, American missionary (d. 1956)
1927 - César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1928 - Neil Harvey, cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's)
1928 - M. Russell Ballard, LDS apostle
1928 - Bill Maynard, British actor
1929 - Valdir Pereira, Brazilian footballer (d. 2001)
1930 - James Olsen, Evanston IL, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell)
1930 - Toru Takemitsu, Tokyo Japan, composer (Ki No Kyoko)
1932 - Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
1934 - Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)
1934 - J Carter Brown, Providence RI, art director (Wash National Gallery)
1936 - Carman Moore, composer
1936 - Rona Barrett, NYC, gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show)
1938 - David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)
1938 - Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)
1938 - Penny Pitou, US, skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
1938 - Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky
1939 - Paul Hogan, Australia, actor (Crocodile Dundee, Lightning Jack)
1939 - Armando Gentilucci, composer
1939 - Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 - Harvey Pekar, American author
1939 - Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
1940 - Fred Cash, Chattanooga Tn, rocker (Impressions)
1941 - George Bellamy, rocker (Tornados)
1941 - Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)
1943 - Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)
1943 - James Edward Sellars, composer
Children's Book Writer R. L. StineChildren's Book Writer R. L. Stine (1943) 1943 - R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)
1944 - Bruce A Morrison, (Rep-D-CT, 1983- )
1944 - Susan Raye, American singer
1945 - Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)
1945 - Vanburn Holder, cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's)
1946 - Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
1946 - Jean-Jacques Beineix, director (Betty Blue, Diva)
1946 - Dennis Kucinich, American politician
1947 - Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete
1947 - Tony Wilson, Trinidad, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
1947 - Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)
Guitarist Johnny RamoneGuitarist Johnny Ramone (1948) 1948 - Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)
1948 - Sarah Purcell, Richmond Ind, actress/TV hostess (Real People)
1948 - Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)
1948 - Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
1948 - Pedro López, Colombian serial killer
1948 - Claude Jade, French actress (d. 2006)
1949 - Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)
1949 - Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)
1949 - Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra], LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)
Actress Sigourney WeaverActress Sigourney Weaver (1949) 1950 - Robert "Kool" Bell, Youngstown Oh, rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna)
1951 - Jack O'Connell, American politician
1952 - Cliff Adams, rocker
1952 - Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician
1952 - Edward Zwick, American film director
1953 - Ricky Lee Phelps, Paragould Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1954 - Michael Dudikoff, Redondo Beach, California, American actor (American Ninja, TRON)
1954 - Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics-92, 96)
1955 - Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
1955 - Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
1956 - Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)
1956 - Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ
1956 - Larry Crane, Seymour, Indiana, American rocker (John Mellencamp band)
1956 - Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
1956 - Janice Voss, South Bend, Indiana, astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), (d. 2012)
1957 - Doug Cox, Guelph Ontario, 90 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
1957 - James De Paiva, Hayward California, actor (Max Holden-One Life to Live)
1957 - Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer
1957 - Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director
1958 - Steve Coll, American journalist
1959 - Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)
1959 - Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)
1959 - Mike Morgan, Tulare CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1959 - Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
1959 - Nick Bakay, American actor
1960 - Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster
1960 - François Pérusse, Quebec humorist
1960 - Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur
1961 - Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
1962 - Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver
1964 - CeCe Winans, American singer
1965 - Martin Mayhew, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 - Matt Biondi, US 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)
1965 - Ross Flemer, Newport Beach California, rower (Olympics-1996)
1965 - Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor
1965 - C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)
1966 - Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)
1967 - Yvonne Reyes, Venezuelan actress
1968 - Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
1968 - Ali Benarbia, former Algerian footballer
1968 - Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player
1969 - Dylan Neal, US actor (Dylan Shaw-Bold & the Beautiful)
1969 - Jeremy Davies, American actor
1970 - Carlos Etheredge, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 - David Doster, Fort Wayne IN, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
1970 - DeWayne Knight, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 - James Williams, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
Actor Matt DamonActor Matt Damon (1970) 1970 - Matt Damon, Cambridge, Massachusetts, American actor (Good Will Hunting, Ocean's trilogy, Bourne trilogy)
1970 - Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
1970 - Soon-Yi Previn, Korean American actress
1971 - Jim Hanna, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Monty Williams, NBA forward/guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1971 - Nate Miller, NFL/WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons)
1971 - Terry Richardson, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Val St germain, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Dede Demet, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1972 - Jared Kaaiohelo, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1972 - Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer

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