October 2 - Births

Births

  • 1452 – Richard III of England (d. 1485)
  • 1470 – Isabella of Naples (d. 1524)
  • 1538 – Charles Borromeo, Italian archbishop and saint (d. 1584)
  • 1644 – François-Timoléon de Choisy, French author (d. 1724)
  • 1704 – František Tůma, Czech composer (d. 1774)
  • 1722 – Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (d. 1776)
  • 1737 – Francis Hopkinson, American author and politician, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (d. 1791)
  • 1768 – William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English general and politician (d. 1854)
  • 1798 – Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
  • 1800 – Nat Turner, American slave who led a slave rebellion (d. 1831)
  • 1828 – Charles Floquet, French politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (d. 1896)
  • 1832 – Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (d. 1917)
  • 1833 – William Corby, American priest (d. 1897)
  • 1847 – Paul von Hindenburg, Prussian-German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1851 – Ferdinand Foch, French soldier (d. 1929)
  • 1852 – William Ramsay, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1869 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian activist and philosopher (d. 1948)
  • 1871 – Cordell Hull, American politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1871 – Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscaper and author (d. 1959)
  • 1873 – Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American politician (d. 1924)
  • 1873 – Plum Warner, English cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1879 – Wallace Stevens, American poet (d. 1955)
  • 1882 – Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (d. 1950)
  • 1883 – Karl von Terzaghi, Austrian-American engineer and geologist (d. 1963)
  • 1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1893 – Leroy Shield, American composer (d. 1962)
  • 1895 – Bud Abbott, American comedian and actor (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Ruth Cheney Streeter, American military officer (d. 1990)
  • 1901 – Alice Prin, French singer, actress, and painter (d. 1953)
  • 1902 – John G. Crommelin, American navy officer and white supremacist (d. 1996)
  • 1902 – Leopold Figl, Austrian politician, 18th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1904 – Graham Greene, English author, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)
  • 1907 – Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician, President of Bolivia (d. 2001)
  • 1907 – Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1911 – Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1913 – Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
  • 1914 – John Whiteside Parsons, American scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)
  • 1914 – Bernarr Rainbow, English historian and conductor (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Chubby Wise, American fiddler (d. 1996)
  • 1917 – Christian de Duve, English biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1917 – Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1919 – John W. Duarte, English composer and guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Jan Flinterman, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)
  • 1921 – Albert Scott Crossfield, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Robert Runcie, English archbishop (d. 2000)
  • 1926 – Jan Morris, Welsh historian and author
  • 1928 – George McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1928 – Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
  • 1929 – Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (d. 1996)
  • 1929 – Moses Gunn, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Cesare Maestri, Italian mountaineer
  • 1929 – Howard Roberts, American guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1930 – Dave Barrett, Canadian politician, 26th Premier of British Columbia
  • 1932 – Maury Wills, American baseball player
  • 1933 – Dave Somerville, Canadian singer and actor (The Diamonds)
  • 1933 – John Gurdon, English biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933 – Michel Plasson, French conductor
  • 1933 – Phill Niblock, American composer and director
  • 1934 – Earl Wilson, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Omar Sívori, Argentine footballer and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Peter Frankl, Hungarian-English pianist
  • 1936 – Dick Barnett, American basketball player
  • 1936 – Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Filipino politician
  • 1937 – Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor and director (d. 1983)
  • 1938 – Rex Reed, American actor and critic
  • 1940 – Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
  • 1940 – Pantelis Voulgaris, Greek director and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Zareh Baronian, Armenian theologian
  • 1942 – Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Franklin Rosemont, American poet, painter, and historian (d. 2009)
  • 1945 – Don McLean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thai military officer and politician
  • 1946 – Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (d. 1985)
  • 1946 – Eric Peterson, Canadian actor
  • 1946 – Jo-El Sonnier, American singer-songwriter and accordionist
  • 1948 – Trevor Brooking, English footballer
  • 1948 – Avery Brooks, American actor
  • 1948 – Donna Karan, American fashion designer, founded DKNY
  • 1948 – Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter and rodeo performer (d. 2005)
  • 1948 – Siim Kallas, Estonian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1949 – Richard Hell, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Television, Neon Boys, The Heartbreakers, and Dim Stars)
  • 1949 – Annie Leibovitz, American photographer
  • 1950 – Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (d. 1998)
  • 1950 – Ian McNeice, English actor
  • 1950 – Mike Rutherford, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Genesis and Mike + The Mechanics)
  • 1951 – Sting, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (The Police)
  • 1951 – Romina Power, American-Italian singer and actress
  • 1952 – Robin Riker, American actress
  • 1952 – Jan Švejnar, Czech-American economist and politician
  • 1952 – Wahed Wafa, Afghan-American singer
  • 1953 – Vanessa Bell Armstrong, American singer
  • 1954 – Lorraine Bracco, American actress
  • 1955 – Philip Oakey, English singer-songwriter and producer (The Human League)
  • 1956 – Charlie Adler, American voice actor
  • 1956 – Freddie Jackson, American singer
  • 1957 – Wade Dooley, English rugby player
  • 1957 – Dave Faulkner, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Victims, The Manikins, and Hoodoo Gurus)
  • 1957 – Kate St John, English singer-songwriter and producer (The Dream Academy)
  • 1958 – Wayne Toups, Cajun singer-songwriter and accordionist
  • 1960 – Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Django Bates, English composer and musician
  • 1960 – Al Connelly, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Glass Tiger)
  • 1960 – Johan Lammerts, Dutch cyclist
  • 1960 – Robbie Nevil, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1960 – Lothar Schlapp, German footballer
  • 1960 – Dereck Whittenburg, American basketball player and coach
  • 1961 – Jaan Toomik, Estonian artist and filmmaker
  • 1962 – Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic singer and drummer (The Sugarcubes, Þeyr, KUKL, Reptile Palace Orchestra)
  • 1962 – Jeff Bennett, American voice actor and singer
  • 1962 – El Dandy, Mexican wrestler
  • 1962 – James Hunter, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
  • 1962 – Mark Rypien, American football player
  • 1964 – Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leonean Civil War leader (d. 2003)
  • 1964 – Dirk Brinkmann, German field hockey player
  • 1966 – Yokozuna, American wrestler (d. 2000)
  • 1967 – Frankie Fredericks, Namibian runner
  • 1967 – Bud Gaugh, American drummer (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Eyes Adrift, Volcano, and Sublime with Rome)
  • 1967 – Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis player
  • 1967 – Lew Temple, American actor
  • 1967 – Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Victoria Derbyshire, English journalist and radio host
  • 1968 – Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Tea Party and Jeff Martin 777)
  • 1968 – Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player
  • 1968 – Glen Wesley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Kelly Willis, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Jun Akiyama, Japanese wrestler
  • 1969 – Badly Drawn Boy, English singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Mitch English, American actor
  • 1970 – Eddie Guardado, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Patricia O'Callaghan, Canadian soprano
  • 1970 – Kelly Ripa, American actress, talk show host, and producer
  • 1970 – Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • 1971 – Tiffany, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971 – Jim Root, American guitarist and songwriter (Slipknot and Stone Sour)
  • 1972 – Tara Dawn Holland, American model Miss America 1997
  • 1972 – Aaron McKie, American basketball player
  • 1973 – Melissa Harris-Perry, American author and television host
  • 1973 – Proof, American rapper and actor (D12) (d. 2006)
  • 1973 – Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer-songwriter and actress (Aqua)
  • 1973 – Efren Ramirez, American actor
  • 1973 – Scott Schoeneweis, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer
  • 1973 – Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • 1974 – Adel Ferdosipour, Iranian journalist and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Simon Gregson, English actor
  • 1974 – Brian Knight, American baseball umpire
  • 1974 – Michelle Krusiec, American actress
  • 1974 – Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1974 – Sam Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Paul Teutul, Jr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
  • 1974 – Kevin Van De Wege, American firefighter and politician
  • 1975 – Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1975 – Argyro Strataki, Greek heptathlete
  • 1975 – Michel Trudeau, Canadian son of Pierre Trudeau (d. 1998)
  • 1976 – Mandisa, American singer
  • 1976 – Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
  • 1976 – John Thornton, American football player
  • 1978 – Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1979 – Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1979 – Arta Dobroshi, Albanian actress
  • 1979 – Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 – Maja Ivarsson, Swedish singer-songwriter (The Sounds)
  • 1980 – Shane Andrus, American football player
  • 1981 – Santi Kolk, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 – Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Tyson Chandler, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Amber Lee Ettinger, American actress and singer
  • 1982 – George Pettit, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Alexisonfire and Black Lungs)
  • 1984 – Marion Bartoli, French tennis player
  • 1985 – Buster Davis, American football player
  • 1985 – Brandon Jackson, American football player
  • 1986 – Camilla Belle, American actress
  • 1987 – Bojana Bobusic, Australian tennis player
  • 1987 – Joe Ingles, Australian basketball player
  • 1987 – Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Joel Reinders, American football player
  • 1990 – Samantha Barks, Irish-English singer and actress
  • 1990 – Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer
  • 1993 – Aaro Vainio, Finnish race car driver

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