Who Was Born Today – October 2 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 2 Birthdays

Born on October 2
1847 Paul von Hindenburg, German Field Marshall during World War I and second president of the Weimar Republic.
1869 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, political leader of India and pioneer of nonviolent activism.
1871 Cordell Hull, Secretary of State for President Franklin Roosevelt.
1879 Wallace Stevens, poet.
1890 Julius Henry ‘Groucho’ Marx, comedian, one of the five Marx brothers (the others being Chico, Harpo, Zeppo and Gummo).
1900 William A. ‘Bud’ Abbot, comedian, the straight man to Lou Costello.
1901 Roy Campbell, poet (The Flaming Terrapin).
1904 Graham Greene, novelist (The Power and The Glory, The Heart of the Matter).
1907 Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish biochemist who won Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1957) for his work on nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes.
1933 John Bertrand Gurdon, English developmental biologist who shared Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2012) for the discovery that mature cells can be converted to stem cells.
1937 Johnnie Cochran, high-profile African American lawyer whose many famous clients included O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson.
1938 Rex Reed, actor and film critic; co-hosted the At the Movies TV show.
1945 Don McLean, singer, songwriter guitarist, best known for “American Pie,” his tribute to Buddy Holly and early rock ‘n’ roll.
1945 Martin Hellman, cryptologist, co-inventor of public key cryptography.
1949 Annie Leibovitz, photographer whose subjects include John Lennon and the Rolling Stones.
1951 Sting (Gordon M.T. Sumner), singer, songwriter, musician, actor; lead singer and bass player for the band The Police before launching a successful solo career.
1970 Kelly Ripa, actress, producer, co-host of Live! with Kelly and Michael TV talk show.

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