Who Was Born Today – October 31 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 31 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 31
1795 John Keats, poet.
1802 Benoit Fourneyron, inventor of the water turbine.
1860 Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
1887 Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese Nationalist.
1896 Ethel Waters, actress and blues singer.
1902 Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet, journalist and short story writer.
1917 William H. McNeil, historian (The Rise of the West).
1925 Charles Moore, influential post-modern architect.
1930 Michael Collins, U.S. astronaut.
1931 Dan Rather, journalist; anchor of CBS Evening News (1981–2005).
1936 Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie TV series).
1937 Tom Paxton, folk singer, songwriter, musician; received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).
1942 David Ogden Stiers, actor; best known for his role as stuffy Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* TV series (1977–1983).
1950 Jane Pauley, journalist; co-host of The Today Show (1976–1989) and Dateline NBC (1992–2003).
1950 Antonio Taguba, retired US Army major general best known for authoring the Taguba Report on abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; Taguba is the second American citizen of Philippine birth to reach the rank of general in the US Army.
1961 Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director, producer, screenwriter (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit)
1961 Larry Mullen Jr., musician; drummer for U2 band.
2005 Infanta Leonor of Spain, second in line of succession to the Spanish throne.

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