19 October


 James Henry Leigh Hunt
English critic, essayist, poet and writer. Born at Southgate, London.


 Cassius Marcellus Clay
Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed “The Lion of White Hall”, was a prominent anti-slavery crusader from Madison County, Kentucky, who served as the American minister to Russia. (d. 1903)


 Auguste Marie Nicolas Lumière
Medical researcher and co-patentee of the Cinématographe. Born at Besancon, France.


 Charles Edward Merrill
American philanthropist, stockbroker and co-founder (with Edmund C. Lynch) of Merrill Lynch & Company. Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida.


 Bernard Hepton
British actor of stage, film and television. Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire.


 John Le Carre
David John Moore Cornwell, pen name


 Robert Reed
Robert Reed (October 19, 1932 – May 12, 1992) was an American stage, film and television actor. From 1961 to 1965, Reed portrayed the role of Kenneth Preston on the popular legal drama, The Defenders, alongside E. G. Marshall. He is best known as Mike Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch (d. 1992)


 Tony Lo Bianco
American actor in films and television. Born in Brooklyn, New York.


 Peter Max
Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for the use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes as well as spectra in his work.


 Michael Gambon
English actor who has worked in theatre, television and film. Born in Cabra, Dublin.


 Simon Ward
English stage and film actor. Born in Beckenham, Kent.


 Peter Tosh
Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers. Born at Grange Hill, Jamaica.


 John Lithgow
American actor, musician, and author. Born in Rochester, New York.
American actor, singer and drag queen also known as Harris Glenn Milstead. Born at the Women’s Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
 Jeannie C. Riley
American country music and gospel singer. Born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson in Stamford, Texas.


 Philip Pullman
English author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. Born in Norwich, England.
 Kendo Nagasaki
Peter William Thornley is a British professional wrestler known as Kendo Nagasaki. Born in Stoke-on-Trent.


 Sam Allardyce
English football manager and former professional player. Born on the Old Park Farm Estate in Dudley.


 Sue Barker
English television presenter and former professional tennis player. Born in Paignton, Devon.


 Dan “Woody” Woodgate
Drummer of the band, Madness. Born in London.


 Evander Holyfield
American professional boxer. Born in Atmore, Alabama.


 Ty Pennington
American television host, artist, philanthropist and carpenter. Born Gary Tygert Burton in Atlanta, Georgia.


British-American singer. Born in Seattle, Washington.


 Trey Parker
American actor, voice artist, animator, screenwriter, director, producer and musician, best known for being the co-creator of South Park. Born in Denver, Colorado.


 Desmond Harrington
American actor. Born in Savannah, Georgia.
 Omar Gooding
American actor and rapper by the name Big O. He is the younger brother of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Born in Los Angeles, California.
 Joy Bryant
American actress and former fashion model. Born in the Bronx, New York.


 Heikki Kovalainen
Formula One racing driver. Born in Suomussalmi, Finland.

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