Who Was Born Today – October 19 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 19 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 19
1784 Leigh Hunt, English journalist, essayist, poet and political radical.
1817 Tom Taylor, British playwright whose play Our American Cousin was being performed at Ford’s Theater when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1833 Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet.
1858 Alice Josephine McLellan Birney, child welfare worker whose ideas evolved into the PTA.
1895 Lewis Mumford, American writer, urban planner and social critic (The City in History).
1931 John Le Carré, English suspense and spy novelist.
1932 Robert Reed, actor; best known for his role as Mike Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch, he received Emmy nominations for his appearances in Medical Center, Rich Man, Poor Man, and Roots.
1934 General Yakubu “Jack” Gowon, leader of Nigeria 1966-75; his government prevented Biafran secession during the Nigerian Civil War (1967-70).
1937 Peter Max, illustrator and graphic artist whose use of psychedelic shapes and bright colors made him popular in the 1960s.
1944 Peter Tosh, reggae musician; member of The Wailers before establishing a successful solo career.
1945 John Lithgow, actor (The World According to Garp; Terms of Endearment; 3rd Rock from the Sun TV sitcom).
1945 Jeannie C. Riley, country and gospel singer, whose 1968 hit “Harper Valley PTA” (penned by Tom T. Hall) reached No. 1 on both the Pop and Country charts of Billboard magazine.
1948 Patrick Simmons, guitarist and vocalist for The Doobie Brothers band.
1956 Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform political group, which opposes all tax increases.
1962 Evander Holyfield, professional boxer; held Undisputed World Champion title in both cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions; known as “The Real Deal.” In a 1997 bout, challenger Mike Tyson bit off part of one of Holyfield’s ears.
1963 Prince Laurent of Belgium.
1967 Amy Carter, daughter of American president (1977-81) Jimmy Carter, she engaged in social activism in the 1980s.
1969 Trey Parker, actor, animator, screenwriter, director, musician; co-creator of animated TV series South Park; co-wrote, co-directed multiple–Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon.

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