28 October


1697

  Canaletto
Venetian painter of landscapes of Venice. Born in Venice

1793

 Eliphalet Remington
American firearms manufacturer who designed the Remington rifle. Born in Suffield

1818

 Ivan Turgenev
Russian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. Born in Oryol, Russia

1846

 Georges Auguste Escoffier
French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer. Born in Villeneuve-Loubet

1860

 Kanō Jigorō
Kanō Jigorō (28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was the founder of judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. (d. 1938)

1897

 Edith Head
American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards. Born in San Bernardino, California

1902

 Elsa Lanchester
English-American character actress with a long career in theatre, film and television. Born in Lewisham

1903

 Evelyn Waugh
English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer. Born in London

1909

 Francis Bacon
Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Born in Dublin

1914

 Jonas Salk
American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first polio vaccine. Born in New York City, New York

1917

 Jack Soo
Japanese American actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Nick Yemana on the television sitcom Barney Miller. Born on a ship traveling from the U.S. to Japan

1927

 Cleo Laine
British jazz singer and an actress, noted for her scat singing and vocal range. Born in Southall, Middlesex

1929

 Joan Plowright
British actress. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award, an Emmy and two BAFTA Awards. Born in Brigg, Lincolnshire

1930

 Bernie Ecclestone
English businessman. President and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration. Born in St Peter South Elmham, a small hamlet three miles south of Bungay, Suffolk.

1936

 Carl Davis
American-born British conductor and composer. Born in New York City.

1938

 David Dimbleby
British BBC TV commentator and a presenter of current affairs and political programmes. Born in Surrey.
 Howard Blake
English composer particularly noted for his film scores. Born in London.

1941

 Hank Marvin
English guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist for The Shadows. Born in Newcastle upon Tyne

1944

 Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz (born October 28, 1944) is an American actor best known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a hard-boiled police detective, in the television series NYPD Blue. He previously appeared as Lt. Norman Buntz on Hill Street Blues

1945

 Wayne Fontana
English pop singer backed by The Mindbenders. Born in Manchester.
 Simon Brett
Prolific writer of whodunnits. Born in Worcester Park, Surrey.

1949

 Bruce Jenner
U.S. track and field athlete, motivational speaker, socialite, television personality and businessman. Born in Mount Kisco

1955

 Bill Gates
American businessman and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal-computer software company. Born in Seattle, Washington

1956

 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iranian politician. Born in Aradan

1963

 Lauren Michael Holly
Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American-born Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & Dumber, and as Jenny Shepard on the TV series NCIS.

1967

 Julia Roberts
American actress. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman. Born in Atlanta

1974

 Joaquin Phoenix
American film actor. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1982

 Matt Smith
English actor. He is known for his role as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who. Born in Northampton.

1998

 Nolan Gould
Nolan Gould (born October 28, 1998) is an American teen actor widely known for his role as youngest sibling Luke Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.

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