October 7 Birthdays in History - October 7 Deaths - October 7 Events
1979 Shawn Ashmore, Canadian Actor
1977 Clayton Miller, born in Toronto, Ontario, trap shooter 1996 Olympics
1975 Billy Walsh, Summit, New Jersey, soccer midfielder, 1996 Olympics gold
1974 Alexander Polinsky, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Adam-Charles in Charge
1974 Benjamin Oberman, born in Denver, Colorado, pairs skater, & Naomi Grabow
1974 Shannon MacMillan, Syosset, New York, soccer forward 1996 Olympics
1973 Gerald McBurrows, safety for the St. Louis Rams
1973 Priest Holmes, running back for the Baltimore Ravens
1972 John Hyden, Tustin California, volleyball outside hitter alternate for 1996 Olympics
1972 Rahsaan Giddings, CFL linebacker, Montreal Alouettes
1971 Dexter Dawson, CFL receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1971 Johnnie Morton, NFL wide receiver, Detroit Lions
1971 Paul Hannam, Vancouver BC, 470 yachter 1996 Olympics
1970 Daniel Collins, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist 1996 Olympics
1970 Dwayne Provo, cornerback for the New England Patriots
1970 Harold Ellis, NBA forward for the Denver Nuggets
1970 Le'Shai Maston, NFL running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1970 Vaughn Hebron, NFL running back, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1969 Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
1969 Martin Haywood, cricketer, NSW opening batsman
1968 Erick Anderson, NFL linebacker for the Washington Redskins
1968 Randy Bartz, Roseville, Minnesota, short track skater 1994 Olympics
1968 Toni Braxton, singer, You Mean the World to Me
1968 Thom Yorke, English Musician
1967 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
1966 Trent Brown, CFL defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos
1966 Sherman Alexie, born in Wellpinit, Washington, writer, filmmaker, Native American, known for book, 'The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven', and 'Smoke Signals' film
1965 Juul Ellerman, soccer player, PSV, FC Twente
1964 Ann Curless, singer, Expose-What You Don't Know
1964 Rich Delucia, Reading, Pennsylvania, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants
1964 Sam Brown, English singer and songwriter, Stop!
1964 Stuart Hendley, born in Houston, Texas, Canadian Tour golfer, 1989 Manitoba Open
1964 Dan Savage, American Writer
1961 Judy Landers, Philadelphia, actress, Vega$, BJ and the Bear, Madame's Place
1959 Penny Graeber, Sydney Australia, golfer, 1990 6th Vic Open
1959 Simon Cowell, born in Brighton, England, entrepreneur, producer of television shows, 'Britain's Got Talent', 'American Idol', owner of publishing house, Syco
1958 Kim Morris, born in San Diego, California, playmate, Mar, 1986
1957 Jayne Torvill, England, ice skater, Torvill and Dean, Gold Medal 1984 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1994 Olympics
1957 Judy Sams, born in Toronto, Ontario, golfer, 1994 du Maurier Ltd Classic-38th
1957 Michael W. Smith, American Musician
1956 James Van Patten, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Bo-Chisholms
1955 Yo-Yo, Massachusetts, Paris, France, world famous Chinese cellist
1955 Yo-Yo Ma, American Musician
1954 Victor Manuel Mar, wrestler, AAA/NJPW, Black Cat
1953 Christopher Norris, New York City, actress, Summer of '42, Eat My Dust
1953 Tico Torres, rock drummer, Bon Jovi-Always
1952 Graham Yallop, cricketer, Australian captain in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6
1952 Ludmila Tourischeva, U.S.S.R., gymnast, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1952 Vladimir Putin, born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, second President of the Russian Federation, Prime Minister of Russia
1951 Carmen R "Tata" Vega, U.S. soul singer, Color Purple soundtrack
1951 John Mellencamp, born in Seymour, Indiana, singer, songwriter, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, hits include, 'Jack & Diane'
1950 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess
1949 Catherine Duggan, LPGA golfer
1949 Dave Hope, rock bassist, Kansas
1949 Kieran Kane, Queens, New York, singer, O'Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too
1948 Diane Ackerman, born in Waukegan, Illinois, American poet, author and naturalist, wrote 'Wife of Light' and 'A Natural History of Love'
1946 Catharine MacKinnon, American Activist
1945 Kevin Godley, Manchester England, rock vocalist, 10cc
1944 George Nethercutt, American Politician
1943 Oliver North, American Soldier
1942 Paul Weyrich, American Critic
1941 Martin Murray, born in London, England, rocker, Honeycombs
1941 Tony Sylvester, rocker, Main Ingredient
1940 Bruce Vento, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Representative-D-Minnesota 1977 - 2000
1940 Dino Valenti, rock guitarist and vocalist, Quicksilver Messenger Service
1940 Richard H. Stallings, born in Odgen, Utah, Representative-D-Idaho 1985 - 1993
1939 Colin Cooper, rocker, Climax Blues Band
1938 Ann Jones, English Athlete
1937 Col Guest, cricketer, Test Australia vs. England 1963, scored 11 took 0-59
1936 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut
1935 Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer, Schindler's List
1935 Thomas Keneally, Australian Novelist
1934 Imamu Amiri Baraka, Everett Leroi Jones, U.S., poet/writer
1934 Ulrike Meinhof, German Red Army member
1934 Willie Naulls, NBA star for the New York Knicks
1934 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka, U.S. writer, Black Music
1934 Amiri Baraka, American Writer
1933 Paul B Price, Cataret, New Jersey, actor, Busting Loose
1932 Joannes M Gijsen, Bishop of Roermond
1931 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize 1982
1931 Cotton Fitzsimmons, American Coach
1927 Al Martino, Philadelphia, singer, Here in My Heart, actor, Godfather
1927 Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist, anti-psychiatrist
1927 R. D. Laing, Scottish Psychologist
1926 Diana Lynn, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go
1926 Ivan Jirko, composer
1926 Marcello Abbado, composer
1922 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, Leentje Vandendriesch, Dutch antifascist
1921 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian, Pre-Raphaelite painter
1920 Georg Leber, German politician, SPD
1919 Erik Elmsater, Sweden, 1st to compete in summer and winter Oly, 1948
1919 Gabriel Dell, Barbados, actor, Steve Allen Show
1919 George Duby, historian
1918 Guido Aristarco, film critic
1917 Helmut Dantine, Vienna Austria, actor, Shadow of the Cloak
1917 June Allyson, Bronx, actress, Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas
1916 Walt W. Rostow, New York City, economist, Politics and Stages of Growth
1915 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet, Zoja,
1915 Roman Padlewski, composer
1915 Charles Templeton, Canadian Cartoonist
1914 Alfred Drake, Capurro, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and actor, Kiss Me Kate
1914 Sarah Churchill, London, actress, All Over Town, Royal Wedding
1913 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
1913 Simon Carmiggelt, Dutch journalist, Het Parool, Kinks
1911 Joe Jones, born in Chicago, Illinois, drummer
1911 Vaughn Monroe, born in Akron, Ohio, singer/orchestral leader, Vaughn Monroe Show
1909 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
1908 Richard Caldicot, born in London, England, actor, Horse's Mouth
1907 Tutta Rolf, Norway, actress, Whalers
1906 James E Webb, head of NASA, 1961-68
1905 Andy Devine, Jeremiah Schwartz, Flagstaff, Arizona, actor, Andy's Gang
1904 Chuck Klein, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Philadelphia Phillies, 43 home runs in 1929
1903 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist
1902 Willemina J H "Mascha" ter Weene, dancer/ballerina
1901 Frank X. Boucher, Ottawa, All-star NHL center, Ottawa, New York Rangers
1901 Ralph Rainger, composer
1901 Suvanna Phuma, premier of Laos
1900 Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo, war criminal
1900 Herbert Butterfield, British Historian
1898 Alfred Wallenstein, born in Chicago, Illinois, conductor, Chicago Symphony 1922 - 1929
1896 Cyril Allcott, cricketer, New Zealand all-rounder in their early Tests
1896 Elijah Muhammad, U.S., leader of Nation of Islam
1894 Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer
1889 Clarence Muse, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor
1888 Henry A Wallace, D/P, 33rd Vice President, 1941-45, founder Progressive Party
1888 Henry A. Wallace, American Vice President
1887 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer, prolific England batsman post-WW I
1887 Jack Mulhall, Wappinger Falls, New York, actor, Ken Murray Show
1886 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary, Chateaubriand
1885 Niels Bohr, Denmark, physicist, expanded quantum physics, Nobel 1922
1880 Jaime Pahissa, composer
1879 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer, IWW, songwriter, Union Scab, martyr
1879 Joseph Bovet, composer
1870 Uncle Dave Macon, entertainer
1868 Fred H Hovey, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1895
1866 Heinrich Federer, born in Switzerland, writer, Das letzte Stundlein des Papstes
1866 Martha McChesney Berry, U.S., founded Berry School for Children
1854 Christiaan R de Wet, South Africa, Boer General, Nicholsonsnek
1854 Christiaan Rudolf de Wet, South African Politician
1849 James Whitcomb Riley, U.S., poet, Raggedy Man
1841 Nicolaas Petrovic Njegos, king of Montenegro, 1910 - 1918
1835 Felix Draeseke, composer
1826 William Brimage Bate, U.S. Confederate Brigadier-General, Gov-D-Tenn, 1882 - 1886
1821 Richard Heron Anderson, Lieutenant General Confederate Army
1821 William Sill, with The Underground Railroad
1817 Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General Confederate Army
1810 Henry Alford, English Clergyman
1802 Bernhard Molique, composer
1802 Wilhelm Bernard Molique, composer
1801 Adolf Muller, composer
1798 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker, octobas
1774 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
1758 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer
1748 Charles XIII, King of Sweden, 1809-18, Norway, 1814-18
1746 William Billings, born in Boston, Massachusetts, hymn composer, Rose of Sharon
1745 Henry Rutgers, American Soldier
1734 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander, Dutch Guyana
1728 Caesar Rodney, Delaware, judge/signer, Declaration of Independence
1698 Henri Madin, composer
1577 Ferdinand, of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/archbishop
1576 John Marston, English Poet
1573 William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury, 1633-45