20 October


1632

 Christopher Wren
Sir Christopher Michael Wren FRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. Designed magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral. Born at East Knoyle in Wiltshire.

1784

 Lord Palmerston
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister. Born at Westminster.

1854

 Arthur Rimbaud
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet. Born in Charleville, Ardennes.

1882

 Bela Luigosi
Béla Ferenc Dezso Blaskó, better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian actor, who is best known for playing the character “Dracula” in the 1931 film. Born in Lugos in Austria–Hungary.
 Margaret Dumont
Born Daisy Juliette Baker a she was an American comedic actress. She is remembered mostly for being the comic foil to Groucho Marx in seven of the Marx Brothers films. Born in Brooklyn, New York

1885

 Jelly Roll Morton
Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton, was an American ragtime and early jazz pianist, bandleader and composer. Born in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.

1891

 James Chadwick
English Nobel laureate in physics awarded for his discovery of the neutron. Born in Bollington, Cheshire.

1893

 Jomo Kenyatta
Born Kamau wa Ngengi he was first Prime Minister and President of Kenya. Born at the village of Gatundu, in British East Africa.

1909

 Carla Laemmle
Rebecca Isabelle Laemmle (born October 20, 1909) known professionally as Carla Laemmle is an American actress and the niece of Universal Pictures studio founder Carl Laemmle. Laemmle entered films in 1925 playing an uncredited role as a ballet dancer in the original silent film version of The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and a small role in the early talkie version of Dracula (1931).

1918

 Anton Diffring
German character actor born Anton de Vient or Alfred Pollack. Born in Koblenz, Germany.

1925

 Art Buchwald
Arthur “Art” Buchwald was a Pulitzer prize-winning American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post. Born in New York.

1927

 Dr Joyce Brothers
American psychologist, television personality and advice columnist.

1931

 Mickey Mantle
American baseball center fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
 Ken Morrison
British businessman, who is the Life President and former chairman of Morrisons, the fourth largest supermarket group in the United Kingdom. Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire

1932

 William Christopher
William Christopher (born October 20, 1932) is an American actor who is best known for playing Father Mulcahy on the television series M*A*S*H.

1934

 Timothy West
English film, stage and television actor. Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire

1935

 Jerry Orbach
Jerome Bernard “Jerry” Orbach was an American actor and singer.Played Detective Briscoe on “Law & Order”. Born in The Bronx, New York.

1938

 Kathy Kirby
English singer who was reportedly the highest-paid female singer of her generation. Born in Ilford, Essex.

1942

 Earl Hindman
American actor, best known for his role as the kindly neighbour Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement. Born in Bisbee, Arizona

1949

 Roger Kitter
Roger Kitter (20 October 1949 – 2 January 2015) was a British actor best known for playing Captain Alberto Bertorelli in season seven of the British sitcom TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo! He was also an impressionist. (d. 2015)

1950

 Tom Petty
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Recorded hit “Refugee” with his band The Heartbreakers. Born in Gainesville, Florida.

1956

 Danny Boyle
English film director and producer Won 2009 Academy Award for “Slumdog Millionaire”. Born in Radcliffe, Lancashire.

1958

 Viggo Mortensen
American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. Portrayed Aragorn in “Lord of the Rings”. Born in New York City.

1961

 Ian Rush
Welsh former footballer. He is best remembered as a player for Liverpool. Born at St Asaph, Wales.

1967

 Susan Tully
English television producer, director and former actress in Grange Hill and Eastenders. Born in Highgate, London.

1971

 Snoop Dogg
Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor, well known by his alter-ego Snoop Dogg. Born in Long Beach, California.
 Dannii Minogue
Danielle Jane “Dannii” Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer.

1979

 John Krasinski
John Burke Krasinski is an American actor who plays Jim Halpert in US version of “The Office”. Born in Newton, Massachusetts.

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