22 October


1811

 Franz Liszt
Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. Composer of “Hungarian Rhapsody”. Born in Doborján, Sopron County, Hungary.

1844

 Sarah Bernhardt
French stage and early film actress, and has been referred to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known”. Known as The Divine Sarah. Born in Paris as Rosine Bernardt.

1870

 Alfred Douglas
British author, poet and translator, better known as the intimate friend and lover of the writer Oscar Wilde. Born at Ham Hill House in Worcestershire.

1903

 Curly Howard
American comedian and vaudevillian. He is best known as a member of the American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. Born Jerome Lester Horwitz in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York City.

1904

 Constance Bennett
Actress . Born in New York City.

1918

 Joan Fontaine
British American actress born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland. Won Best Actress Oscar for Hitchcock’s “Suspicion”. Born in Tokyo.

1919

 Doris Lessing
British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer. Born in Kermanshah, Iran. (d. 2013)

1920

 Timothy Leary
American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1923

 Bert Trautmann
German former professional footballer who played for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964. Played last 15 minutes of an FA Cup final despite having broken his neck. Born in West Bremen.

1925

 Dory Previn
American lyricist, singer-songwriter and poet. Born in Rahway, New Jersey as Dorothy Veronica Langan.

1938

 Christopher Lloyd
Character actor from “Taxi”, “Back to the Future” and “The Addams Family”. Born in Stamford, Connecticut.
 Sir Derek Jacobi
English actor and film director. Founder member of the Royal National Theatre. Born in Leytonstone, London.

1939

 George Cohen
English footballer. Right back for England in the side which won the 1966 World Cup. Born in Kensington, London.

1942

 Annette Funicello
American actress and singer. One of the most popular “Mouseketeers” on the original Mickey Mouse Club. Born in Utica, New York.

1943

 Catherine Deneuve
French actress in “Belle de jour” and “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”. Born in Paris, France.

1946

 Kelvin MacKenzie
English media executive and former newspaper editor. Born in London.

1947

 Lee Meredith
American actress. Born in River Edge, New Jersey.

1948

 Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
American member of the Manson Family. She was sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975. Born in Santa Monica, California.

1949

 Arsene Wenger
French manager of the English Premier League team Arsenal. Born in Strasbourg, France.

1952

 Jeff Goldblum
American actor. “Jurassic Park” and “The Fly” star. Born in West Homestead, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1964

 Brian Boitano
American figure skater. Won 1988 Olympic gold medal in figure skating. Born in Mountain View, California.

1967

 Valeria Golino
Italian-Greek film and television actress. Featured in many films in Italy as well as the films “Hot Shots!” and “Rain Man” in the U.S. Born in Naples, Italy.

1968

  Shaggy
Jamaican-American Grammy Award-winning reggae singer and rapper. Born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1969

 Spike Jonze
American director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Born in Rockville, Maryland as Adam Spiegel.

1973

 Saffron Burrows
English Actress appearing in film and television. Born in London.

1975

 Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (born October 22, 1975) is an American actor known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC sitcom Modern Family, which has earned him four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

1981

 Michael Fishman
American actor who played D.J. Conner on the long-running series Roseanne. Born in Long Beach, California.

1985

 Zac Hanson
American musician, best known as a drummer of the pop rock band Hanson. Born in Arlington, Virginia.

1990

 Jonathan Lipnicki
American actor best known for his childhood roles in the Hollywood films Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little. Born in Westlake Village, California.

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