Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28 Birthdays

* 1510 – Francis Borgia, Spanish duke and Jesuit priest (d. 1572)
* 1585 – Cornelius Jansen, Dutch bishop (d. 1638)
* 1667 – Maria Anna of Neuburg, second wife of Charles II of Spain (d. 1740)
* 1691 – Peder Tordenskjold, Norwegian naval hero (d. 1720)
* 1697 – Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)
* 1703 – Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)
* 1718 – Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary (d. 1793)
* 1767 – Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
* 1793 – Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (d. 1861)
* 1804 – Pierre François Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (d. 1849)
* 1818 – Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer (d. 1883)
* 1837 – Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Japan's last shogun (d. 1913)
* 1839 – Edward P. Allen, United States congressman from Michigan (d. 1909)
* 1845 – Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)
* 1846 – Georges Auguste Escoffier, French chef (d. 1935)
* 1854 – Jean-Marie Guyau, French philosopher and poet (d. 1888)
* 1860 – Jigoro Kano, Japanese martial artist and creator of Judo (d. 1938).
* 1864 – Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958)
* 1875 – Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)
* 1877 – Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
* 1879 – Channing H. Cox, 49th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1968)
* 1881 – Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (d. 1969)
* 1881 – Vin Coutie, Australian footballer
* 1884 – William Douglas Cook, founder of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and Pukeiti, (New Zealand) (d. 1967)
* 1885 – Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (d. 1922)
* 1889 – Juliette Béliveau, Quebec comedian (d. 1975)
* 1891 – Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
* 1892 – Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
* 1896 – Howard Hanson, American composer (d. 1981)
* 1897 – Edith Head, American costume designer (d. 1981)
* 1901 – Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (d. 1979)
* 1902 – Elsa Lanchester, British-born actress (d. 1986)
* 1903 – Evelyn Waugh, English writer (d. 1966)
* 1907 – John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
* 1908 – Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (d. 1995)
* 1909 – Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (d. 1992)
* 1912 – Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
* 1913 – Douglas Seale, English actor (d. 1999)
* 1914 – Glenn Robert Davis, U.S. Congressman (d. 1988)
* 1914 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (d. 1995)
* 1914 – Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
* 1917 – Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
* 1921 – Azumafuji Kin'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (the 40th Yokozuna) and professional wrestler (d. 1973)
* 1922 – Gershon Kingsley, German composer
* 1922 – Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
* 1922 – Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
* 1924 – Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)
* 1925 – Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
* 1926 – Bowie Kuhn, American Commissioner of Baseball (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Dame Cleo Laine, British singer
* 1927 – Roza Makagonova, Russian actress (d. 1995)
* 1928 – Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general
* 1928 – Iry LeJeune, Cajun musician (d. 1955)
* 1929 – Joan Plowright, British actress
* 1929 – Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)
* 1929 – John Hollander, American poet
* 1930 – Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1)
* 1932 – Suzy Parker, American actress (d. 2003)
* 1932 – Spyros Kyprianou, a President of Cyprus
* 1933 – Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
* 1935 – Alan Clarke, British film director (d. 1990)
* 1936 – Charlie Daniels, American musician
* 1936 – Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
* 1937 – Lenny Wilkens, American basketball player and coach
* 1938 – Dave Budd, American basketball player
* 1938 – David Dimbleby, English television commentator
* 1938 – Anne Perry, English-born novelist
* 1939 – Jane Alexander, American actress
* 1939 – Miroslav Cerar, Yugoslav gymnast
* 1940 – Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
* 1941 – John Hallam, Irish actor (d. 2006)
* 1941 – Hank Marvin, English guitarist
* 1941 – Curtis Lee, American singer
* 1942 – Kees Verkerk, Dutch speed skater
* 1943 – Conny Froboess, German singer
* 1943 – Charo López, Spanish actress
* 1944 – Dennis Franz, American actor
* 1944 – Anton Schlecker, German billionaire
* 1944 – Coluche, French comedian and actor (d. 1986)
* 1945 – Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (d. 2006)
* 1945 – Wayne Fontana, British singer (The Mindbenders)
* 1946 – Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
* 1946 – John Hewson, Australian politician
* 1948 – Telma Hopkins, American singer and actress (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
* 1949 – Bruce Jenner, American athlete
* 1949 – Tracy Reed, American actress
* 1950 – Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist
* 1950 – Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
* 1952 – Annie Potts, American actress
* 1953 – Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
* 1953 – Desmond Child, American songwriter
* 1955 – Bill Gates, American software executive
* 1956 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran
* 1956 – Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
* 1957 – Stephen Morris, British musician (Joy Division and New Order)
* 1957 – Zach Wamp, American politician
* 1958 – William Reid, Scottish musician (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
* 1958 – Ashok Chavan, Indian politician
* 1959 – Randy Wittman, American basketball player
* 1960 – Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
* 1960 – Mark Derwin, American actor
* 1962 – Daphne Zuniga, American actress
* 1962 – Scotty Nguyen, Vietnamese-American professional poker player
* 1962 – Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
* 1963 – Lauren Holly, American actress
* 1963 – James Miller, the "Fan Man" (d. 2002)
* 1963 – Eros Ramazzotti, Italian singer
* 1963 – Sheryl Underwood, American actress and Zeta Phi Beta President
* 1965 – Jami Gertz, American actress
* 1966 – Steve Atwater, American football player
* 1966 – Andy Richter, American comedian and actor
* 1966 – Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician
* 1967 – Julia Roberts, American actress
* 1967 – Monica Chan, Hong Kong actress and winner of 1989 Miss Hong Kong Pageant
* 1967 – John Romero, American video game designer
* 1967 – Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
* 1967 – Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director
* 1968 – Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
* 1969 – Ben Harper, American musician
* 1969 – Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Puerto Rican screenwriter and producer
* 1972 – Terrell Davis, American football player
* 1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician
* 1973 – Alvin Burke, Jr., American professional wrestler
* 1974 – Joaquin Phoenix, American actor
* 1974 – Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
* 1974 – Braden Looper, American baseball player
* 1974 – Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
* 1974 – Dayanara Torres, Puerto Rican actress and beauty queen
* 1976 – Keiron Cunningham, Welsh rugby league player
* 1977 – Lauren Woodland, American actress
* 1978 – Marta Etura, Spanish actress
* 1978 – Justin Guarini, American singer
* 1979 – Martin Škoula, Czech ice hockey player
* 1980 – Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
* 1980 – Kanzi, American literate bonobo
* 1980 – Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor
* 1980 – Alan Smith, English footballer
* 1981 – Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
* 1981 – Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
* 1981 – Nate McLouth, American baseball player
* 1981 – Nick Montgomery, English footballer
* 1982 – Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
* 1982 – Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
* 1982 – Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
* 1982 – Matt Smith, English actor
* 1983 – Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
* 1984 – Amanda Paige, American model
* 1984 – Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
* 1984 – Bryn Evans, New Zealand All Black rugby player
* 1986 – Anthony Griffith, English footballer
* 1988 – Devon Murray, Irish singer and actor

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