Who Was Born Today – October 5 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 5 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 5
1830 Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States (1881-1885).
1882 Robert Goddard, American rocket scientist, held more than 200 rocketry patents.
1902 Ray Croc, founder of the McDonald’s hamburger franchise in 1955.
1911 Flann O’Brien, Irish novelist and playwright (The Hard Life, The Third Policeman).
1936 Václav Havel, Czech dissident dramatist who became the first freely elected president of Czechoslovakia in 55 years.
1937 Barry Switzer, longtime coach of the University of Oklahoma, later coach of the Dallas Cowboys; one of only two head coaches to win both an NCAA college football championship and a Super Bowl.
1943 Steve Miller, singer, songwriter, guitarist; lead singer of Steve Miller Band.
1952 Clive Barker, author, director (Hellraiser, Candyman).
1957 Bernie Mac, comedian, actor; member of the Original Kings of Comedy.
1959 Maya Lin, American architect who designed the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
1963 Laura Davies, England’s top professional female golfer.
1965 Mario Lemieux, hockey player, led Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cups (1991-92).

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