Who Was Born Today – October 6 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 6 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 6
1820 Jenny Lind, soprano known as the “Swedish Nightingale.”
1846 George Westinghouse, prolific inventor, held over 100 patents on creations including air brakes for trains.
1887 Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner.
1895 Caroline Gordon, writer (The Strange Children).
1906 Janet Gaynor, film actress.
1908 Carol Lombard, American comediennne and actress.
1908 Sammy Price, jazz pianist.
1914 Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian anthropologist and explorer.
1917 Fannie Lou Hamer, US civil rights advocate; became vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
1931 Riccardo Giacconi, Italian astrophysicist ; won Nobel Prize in Astrophysics for his pioneering contributions that led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.
1948 Gerry Adams, Irish politician who was an important figure in Northern Ireland’s peace process; president of Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland’s second-largest political party, since 1983.

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