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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Abercromby
Military
7-Oct-1734 28-Mar-1801 British general
Diane Ackerman
Author
7-Oct-1948   A Natural History of the Senses
Sherman Alexie
Novelist
7-Oct-1966   The Business of Fancydancing
June Allyson
Actor
7-Oct-1917 8-Jul-2006 Two Girls and a Sailor
Aaron Ashmore
Actor
7-Oct-1979   Jimmy Olsen on Smallville
Shawn Ashmore
Actor
7-Oct-1979   Iceman in X-Men and X2
Mary Badham
Actor
7-Oct-1952   To Kill a Mockingbird
Dylan Baker
Actor
7-Oct-1959   Murder One
Amiri Baraka
Author
7-Oct-1934   Hates Whitey
Joy Behar
TV Personality
7-Oct-1943   Co-Host of The View
Niels Bohr
Physicist
7-Oct-1885 18-Nov-1962 Father of Quantum Theory
Toni Braxton
Singer
7-Oct-1966   Un-Break My Heart
Bobbie Brown
Model
7-Oct-1969   Cherry Pie
Canaletto
Painter
7-Oct-1697 19-Apr-1768 Venetian painter of views
Edison Chen
Actor
7-Oct-1980   Infernal Affairs II
Erastus Corning II
Politician
7-Oct-1909 28-May-1983 Mayor of Albany, New York, 1942-83
Simon Cowell
TV Personality
7-Oct-1959   Pop Idol, American Idol judge
Helmut Dantine
Actor
7-Oct-1917 2-May-1982 Edge of Darkness
Andy Devine
Actor
7-Oct-1905 18-Feb-1977 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Alesha Dixon
Singer
7-Oct-1978   R&B singer, formerly in Mis-Teeq
Alfred Drake
Actor
7-Oct-1914 25-Jul-1992 Broadway actor, Kismet
Gary Evans
Criminal
7-Oct-1954 14-Aug-1998 New York state burglar, serial killer
Cotton Fitzsimmons
Basketball
7-Oct-1931 24-Jul-2004 21 seasons as NBA head coach
Bill Foster
Politician
7-Oct-1955   Congressman from Illinois, 2008-11
Mary Ann Glendon
Diplomat
7-Oct-1938   US Ambassador to the Vatican
Alex Groza
Basketball
7-Oct-1926 21-Jan-1995 Caught in point shaving scandal
Dr. Gunni
Musician
7-Oct-1965   Icelandic underground mainstay
Taylor Hicks
Singer
7-Oct-1976   American Idol in 2006
Joe Hill
Labor Leader
7-Oct-1879 19-Nov-1915 Labor leader, convicted of murder
Heinrich Himmler
Government
7-Oct-1900 23-May-1945 Leader of the SS
Dick Jauron
Football
7-Oct-1950   Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
William Samuel Johnson
Educator
7-Oct-1727 14-Nov-1819 President of Columbia University, 1787-1800
Herman Keiser
Golf
7-Oct-1914 24-Dec-2003 Winner, 1946 Masters Tournament
Thomas Keneally
Author
7-Oct-1935   Schindler's Ark
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Sir Harold Kroto
Chemist
7-Oct-1939   Co-Discovered fullerenes
Judy Landers
Actor
7-Oct-1958   Stewardess School
William Laud
Religion
7-Oct-1573 10-Jan-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury, 1633-45
Robert Z. Leonard
Film Director
7-Oct-1889 27-Aug-1968 The Divorcee
Edward Ludwig
Film Director
7-Oct-1898 20-Aug-1982 The Fighting Seabees
Diana Lynn
Actor
7-Oct-1926 18-Dec-1971 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist
7-Oct-1955   Cellist, The Silk Road Ensemble
Catharine MacKinnon
Activist
7-Oct-1946   Anti-pornography activist
John Marston
Playwright
7-Oct-1576 25-Jun-1634 The Malcontent
George P. McLean
Politician
7-Oct-1857 6-Jun-1932 Governor and Senator from Connecticut
John Cougar Mellencamp
Singer/Songwriter
7-Oct-1951   Jack and Diane
Vaughn Monroe
Singer
7-Oct-1911 21-May-1973 Racing with the Moon
Elijah Muhammad
Religion
7-Oct-1897 25-Feb-1975 Nation of Islam
George Nethercutt
Politician
7-Oct-1944   Congressman from Washington, 1995-2005
Oliver North
Military
7-Oct-1943   Perjuring Iran-Contra figure
Stanley O'Neal
Business
7-Oct-1951   CEO of Merrill Lynch, 2002-07
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Nicole Ari Parker
Actor
7-Oct-1970   Soul Food
Vladimir Putin
Head of State
7-Oct-1952   President of Russia
Ralph Rainger
Composer
7-Oct-1901 23-Oct-1942 Thanks For The Memory
James Whitcomb Riley
Poet
7-Oct-1849 22-Jul-1916 The Hoosier Poet
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Dan Savage
Columnist
7-Oct-1964   Weekly sex columnist
Bill Snyder
Football
7-Oct-1939   Head Coach, Kansas State Wildcats
Tony Sparano
Football
7-Oct-1961   Head Coach, Miami Dolphins, 2008-11
Richard H. Stallings
Politician
7-Oct-1940   Congressman from Idaho, 1985-93
Martha Stewart
Actor
7-Oct-1922 25-Feb-2012 In a Lonely Place
William Still
Activist
7-Oct-1819 14-Jul-1902 Father of the Underground Railroad
Desmond Tutu
Religion
7-Oct-1931   Archbishop of Cape Town
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editor
7-Oct-1959   Editor of The Nation
Bruce Vento
Politician
7-Oct-1940 10-Oct-2000 Congressman from Minnesota, 1977-2000
Henry A. Wallace
Politician
7-Oct-1888 18-Nov-1965 US Vice President, 1941-45
Alfred Wallenstein
Cellist
7-Oct-1898 8-Feb-1983 Music Director, LA Philharmonic, 1943-56
Alice Walton
Relative
7-Oct-1949   World's 13th richest person, 2005
Paul Weyrich
Columnist
7-Oct-1942 18-Dec-2008 Conservative activist
Charles Woodson
Football
7-Oct-1976   Winner, 1997 Heisman Trophy
Thom Yorke
Musician
7-Oct-1968   Radiohead singer


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