Who Was Born Today – October 28 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 28 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 28
1875 Gilbert Grosvenor, editor, turned the National Geographic Society’s irregularly published pamphlet into a periodical with a circulation of nearly two million.
1896 Howard Hansen, composer, director of the Eastman School of music.
1903 Evelyn Waugh, English novelist who wrote Decline and Fall and Brideshead Revisited.
1909 Francis Bacon, English artist who painted expressionist portraits.
1912 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist who established a link between tobacco smoke and cancer.
1914 Jonas Salk, U.S. scientist who developed the first vaccine against polio.
1926 Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1969–1984).
1936 Charlie Daniels, country / Southern rock singer, songwriter, musician (“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”).
1938 Anne Perry, an author of historical detective fiction, she was herself convicted at age 15 of aiding in the murder of a friend’s mother in New Zealand; their crime was the basis for the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures.
1944 Anton Schlecker, founder of the Schlecker Company, which operated retail stores across Europe.
1949 Bruce Jenner, athlete, actor; won gold medal in the Decathlon at the Summer Olympics in Montreal (1976).
1951 Joe R. Lansdale, author (“Hap and Leonard” novel series, “Bubba Ho-Tep”); won World Horror Convention Grand Master Award 2007.
1955 William “Bill” Gates, the chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest software firm.
1967 Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein.
1967 Julia Roberts, actress (Pretty Woman, Steel Magnolias; won Academy Award for Best Actress in Erin Brockovich).
1967 John Romero, game designer, developer; co-founded id Software (Doom, Quake).
1972 Brad Paisley, country / Southern rock singer, songwriter, musician (“I’m Gonna Miss Her,” “Letter to Me”); his many awards include the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year 2010.

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