Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - October 20th

1988 - Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)

1985 - Jennifer Nicole Freeman, American actress

1984 - Scott Fuller, radio personality

1984 - Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer

1983 - Takayuki Yamada, Japanese Actor

1983 - Alex Nackman, musician/singer/guitarist

1981 - Willis McGahee, American football player

1979 - John Krasinski, American actor

1978 - Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer

1976 - Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)

1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper

1971 - Dannii Minogue, Australian-born singer

1969 - Juan Gonzalez, baseball player

1966 - Stefan Raab, German entertainer

1966 - Allan Donald, South African cricketer

1965 - William Zabka, American actor

1963 - Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut

1961 - Michie Tomizawa, Japanese Voice Actress

1961 - Ian Rush, Welsh footballer

1960 - Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)

1958 - Viggo Mortensen, American actor

1958 - Scott Hall, American professional wrestler

1958 - Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist

1958 - Dave Finlay, Northern Irish professional wrestler

1956 - Danny Boyle, English film director

1955 - Aaron Pryor, American boxer

1951 - Claudio Ranieri, Italian football player and manager

1950 - Tom Petty, American musician

1949 - Valeri Borzov, Ukrainian athlete

1946 - Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1944 - David Mancuso, American disc jockey

1942 - Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

1942 - Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1940 - Kathy Kirby, British singer

1937 - Juan Marichal, baseball player

1935 - Jerry Orbach, American actor (d. 2004)

1932 - Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)

1931 - Mickey Mantle, baseball player (d. 1995)

1928 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist and television personality

1925 - Art Buchwald, American newspaper columnist

1918 - Robert Lochner, German journalist (d. 2003)

1913 - Grandpa Jones, American banjo player and singer (d. 1998)

1907 - Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)

1905 - Ellery Queen, pseudonym of two American writers (d. 1982)

1904 - Tommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (d. 1986)

1904 - Anna Neagle, English actress (d. 1986)

1900 - Wayne Morse, U.S. Senator from Oregon (d. 1974)

1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)

1894 - Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)

1893 - Charley Chase, American comedian (d. 1940)

1891 - Jomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya (d. 1978)

1891 - James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1974)

1890 - Jelly Roll Morton, American composer (d. 1941)

1889 - Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965)

1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)

1874 - Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)

1859 - John Dewey, American philosopher (d. 1952)

1858 - John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)

1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)

1822 - Thomas Hughes, English novelist (d. 1896)

1819 - The Bab, Persian founder of the Babi Faith (d. 1850)

1819 - Carl Mikuli, Polish pianist (d. 1897)

1808 - Karl Andree, German geographer (d. 1875)

1759 - Chauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (d. 1815)

1719 - Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (d. 1772)

1711 - Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)

1677 - Stanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (d. 1766)

1660 - Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)

1656 - Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)

1632 - Sir Christopher Wren, English architect (d. 1723)

1620 - Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)

1616 - Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

1496 - Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (d. 1550)

1469 - Guru Nanak Dev, first Sikh Guru (d. 1539)

1463 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (d. 1512)



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