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I thought since I did the deathiversary thread, that I would also do a birthday one too... So I will start this one on October 1st too, and will post each day who was born on that day, and if we have posters born on those days they can post here, and we can start a Happy Birthday thread for them...

October 1st- Jimmy Carter: Born in Plains, Georgia, 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter served in the navy, ran his family's peanut business, and was elected president in 1976. In 1979, he achieved historic agreements between Israel and Egypt. After U.S. hostages were seized in Iran, he lost the 1980 election to Ronald Reagan. Carter has since been active in social concerns, winning the 2002 Nobel Prize for Peace. Born October 1st, 1924.

Julie Andrews: Singer and actress. Born Julia Elizabeth Wells, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Julie Andrews has been a popular stage and film actress and singer for many decades. She came from a musical family

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October 6th- Ioan Gruffudd: Born Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced yo-IN griffith), in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.The eldest of three children born to teachers Peter and Gillian, who changed the family surname from the English Griffiths to the Welsh Gruffudd.

In 1986, the 13-year-old Gruffudd landed a permanent role on the Welsh BBC prime-time soap opera People of the Valley (1986-1992). He left the series after a six-year run and moved to London, where he attended Britain's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. A string of television roles followed, including the BBC drama A Relative Stranger (1995) and the ITV series Poldark (1996).

Eventually, Gruffudd was offered smaller roles in larger productions. In the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, he landed the sympathetic role of Fifth Officer Harold Lowe, who held the noble distinction of rescuing Kate Winslet's character (Rose DeWitt Bukater) at the end of the film. The following year, he gave a passionate performance as the lover of famed playwright Oscar Wilde in the biopic Wilde. In 1999, he headlined the Welsh film Solomon and Gaenor, which told the story of star-crossed lovers. Later that same year, the film received an Academy Award Nomination as Best Foreign Language Film.

In May 1999, Gruffudd starred as the orphaned Pip in the big-budget BBC production of Great Expectations (later popularized in America on PBS's Masterpiece Theater), based on the literary classic by Charles Dickens. However, it was the title role in the A&E miniseries Horatio Hornblower that brought Gruffudd to the attention of millions of viewers. Based on the epic novels by C.S. Forester, the films traced the career of a young English sailor during the Napoleonic wars.

In 1999, Gruffudd starred as the sword-wielding hero in four Horatio Hornblower features that included The Duel, The Fire Ship, The Duchess and the Devil, and The Wrong War. Later the same year, Horatio Hornblower won an Emmy Award for Best Miniseries.

Most recently, Gruffudd adopted a lighter tone with his role in 102 Dalmatians (2000), opposite Glenn Close and Gerard Depardieu. In the spring of 2001, Gruffudd reprised his most famous role in two more long-awaited installments in the Horatio Hornblower series, subtitled Mutiny and Retribution.

He starred in Fantastic Four in 2006. Born October 6th, 1973.

Jenny Lind: (Stockholm, Swed.

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October 7th- Desmond (Mpilo) Tutu: 1931... Klerksdorp, South Africa) South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa.

Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. Though he wanted a medical career, Tutu was unable to afford training and instead became a schoolteacher in 1954. He resigned his post in 1957. Ordained an Anglican parish priest in 1961, Tutu lectured at a theological seminary in Johannesburg. In the late 1960s he moved to London, where he obtained an M.A. from Kings College, London. From 1972 to 1975 he served as an assistant director for the World Council of Churches. He served as dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg (1975

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Jesse (Louis) Jackson: Civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and presidential candidate, born October 8, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

Son of an Alabama sharecropper (he adopted his stepfather's last name), he was a good enough athlete in high school to be offered a contract by the Chicago White Sox, but he turned it down because a white player was given so much more money.

He also turned down an athletic scholarship at the University of Illinois when he was told that as a black he could not expect to play quarterback. Instead he attended the mostly black Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina in Greensboro, and in addition to being an outstanding athlete, student, and campus leader, he took a lead in protests that forced Greensboro, NC, to integrate its restaurants and theatres.

He trained for the ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary and, having joined the protest movement led by Martin Luther King Jr and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was named head of the Chicago branch of Operation Breadbasket (1965), becoming its national head in 1967. Operation Breadbasket was the SCLC's programme to persuade American businesses to hire blacks and to get companies to sell products made by blacks, and Jackson proved highly successful in this for several years.

He also helped create the Chicago Freedom Movement (1966) to press for integrated schools and open housing. He was beside King when he was assassinated (1968) and although Jackson was viewed by some as the potential successor to King as the leader in the struggle for rights, he never quite gained the full support of all elements of the black community.

Increasingly more active on the political scene, in 1972 he led a group that successfully challenged Mayor Richard J Daley's slate of delegates at the Democratic national convention. Backed by yet another of his organizations, the Rainbow Coalition, he ran twice in the Democratic presidential primaries (1984, 1988), gaining enough votes to make him a presence at the convention.

And although his occasionally extreme rhetoric and sometimes angry demeanor seemed to frighten off the broadbased support he sought, he constantly won favor with surprising constituencies as he inserted himself into a variety of events, including rushing off to Syria to gain the freedom of an American pilot, and joining picket lines at all kinds of labor actions.

In January 2001, Jackson decided to withdraw temporarily from public life following revelations of an extra-marital affair with a staffer that resulted in the birth of a daughter. He reemerged on the political scene in 2004 following the voting debacle that plagued the presidential election. He called for a congressional debate on the matter, asking for a fair count and national voting standards.

In 2008, Jackson created controversy when he used the N-word while slamming Barack Obama in what he thought was a private conservation during a break in a TV interview, Fox News said July 16.

Jackson had already come under fire for remarks he made while he was unknowingly recorded by an open microphone and camera before an interview with Fox News on July 6.

He accused Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of "talking down to black people," adding that he (Jackson) wanted to "cut his n--s off."

Just hours before Fox News aired those remarks on July 9, the longtime civil rights leader apologized for the

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I'm going to try something different this time, I thought maybe with all the bio's included, you all weren't able, or didn't want to read all the birthday's because it was too long, so now it's their names and the year they were born...

October 9...

John (Winston) Lennon: 1940

E. Howard Hunt: 1918

Sean Lennon: 1975 (born the same day as his Dad, only 35 years later... That's cool in my opinion...)

Walter (Francis) O'Malley: 1903

Sharon Osbourne: 1952

John Entwistle: 1944

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I'm readin' Yana! I like the abbreviated version better. It IS easier on the old eyes. Besides, if someone wants more information on one of the folks you list, they can initiate a discussion, or, google them :)

BTW - Your Halloween avi is HOTTTTTTTTTT! :drool:

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LOL Sono... You should see the one I used before my computer crashed... It was a very sexy lil red riding hood, but some people complined it wasn't fit for a family board...

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October 10...

Thelonious (Sphere) Monk 1917

Brett (Lorenzo) Favre 1969

Helen Hayes 1900

Harold Pinter 1930

Ben Vereen 1946

Ed Wood 1924

Helen Hayes 1900

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October 11...

1335 - Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1408)

1616 - Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)

1661 - Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat (d. 1742)

1671 - Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)

1671 - Richard Moungler (d. 1730)

1672 - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina, diplomat (d. 1742)

1675 - Samuel Clarke, English philosopher (d. 1729)

1738 - Arthur Phillip, Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)

1758 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matth

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October 12th...

1008 - Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)

1350 - Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)

1490 - Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer (d. 1548)

1537 - King Edward VI of England (d. 1553)

1558 - Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)

1558 - Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit (d. 1651)

1576 - Thomas Dudley, English-born American colonial magistrate (d. 1653)

1602 - William Chillingworth, English religious leader (d. 1644)

1710 - Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)

1712 - William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

1725 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)

1792 - Christian Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1860)

1798 - Pedro I of Brazil (d. 1834)

1801 - Friedrich Frey-Heros

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October 13...

1162 - Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)

1244 - Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templars (d. 1314)

1474 - Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter (d. 1515)

1566 - Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (d. 1643)

1613 - Luisa of Medina-Sidonia, queen of Portugal (d. 1666)

1696 - John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)

1713 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)

1714 - Pieter Burmann the Younger, Dutch philologist (d. 1778)

1768 - Jacques F

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October 14th...

1257 - King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)

1404 - Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

1493 - Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)

1499 - Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (d. 1524)

1630 - Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)

1633 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (d. 1701)

1643 - Bahadur Shah I, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1712)

1644 - William Penn, English founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

1687 - Robert Simson, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)

1712 - George Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1770)

1726 - Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (d. 1813)

1733 - Fran

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October 15...

70 BC - Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC)

1471 - Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)

1542 - Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, Mughal Emperor (d. 1605)

1608 - Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)

1686 - Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)

1701 - Marie-Marguerite d'Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771)

1711 - Elisabeth Teresa of Lorraine, queen of Sardinia (d. 1741)

1784 - Thomas Robert Bugeaud, Marshal of France and duke of Isly (d. 1849)

1814 - Mikhail Lermontov, Russian author (d. 1841)

1825 - Queen Marie of Prussia (d. 1889)

1829 - Asaph Hall, American astronomer (d. 1907)

1836 - James Tissot, French artist (d. 1902)

1840 - Honor

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October 16th...

1396 - William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)

1430 - King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)

1483 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542)

1535 - Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)

1663 - Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)

1710 - Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)

1714 - Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)

1726 - Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)

1751 - Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Queen of Prussia (d. 1805)

1752 - Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (d. 1827)

1754 - Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)

1758 - Noah Webster, American lexicographer (d. 1843)

1762 - Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)

1789 - William Burton, Governor of Delaware (1859-63) (d. 1866)

1795 - William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)

1802 - Isaac Murphy, Governor of Arkansas (1864-68) (d. 1882)

1806 - William Pitt Fessenden, U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1864-65) (d. 1869)

1815 - Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

1819 - Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)

1840 - Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)

1841 - Prince Hirobumi Ito, Japanese governor of Korea (d. 1909)

1854 - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer (d. 1900)

1854 - Karl Kautsky, Marxist theoretician (d. 1938)

1855 - Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)

1861 - J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)

1863 - Austen Chamberlain, English statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1937)

1878 - Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)

1883 - Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (d. 1973)

1884 - Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)

1886 - David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1973)

1888 - Eugene O'Neill, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)

1888 - Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)

1890 - Michael Collins, Irish patriot (d. 1922)

1890 - Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

1890 - Paul Strand, American photographer (d. 1975)

1897 - Louis de Cazenave, French supercentenarian (d. 2008)

1898 - William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1980)

1900 - Edward Ardizzone, artist and illustrator (d. 1979)

1900 - Primo Conti, Italian painter (d. 1988)

1900 - Goose Goslin, American baseball player (d. 1971 )

1903 - Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)

1906 - Le

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October 17th...

1253 - Ivo of Kermartin

1563 - Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartographer (d. 1611)

1577 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (d. 1621)

1582 - Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)

1623 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)

1688 - Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer (d. 1726)

1711 - Jupiter Hammon, American writer

1719 - Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)

1811 - Albertus van Raalte, Dutch/American religious leader (d. 1876)

1813 - Georg B

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October 19th... I wanted to say too, that if you or someone you know are having a birthday please let me know and I will add them here...

1276 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1328)

1433 - Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)

1562 - Archbishop George Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1633)

1582 - Dmitry Ivanovich, Russian Tsarevich (d. 1591)

1605 - Thomas Browne, English writer (d. 1682)

1610 - James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)

1658 - Adolf Friedrich II of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1704)

1680 - John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)

1688 - William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

1718 - Victor-Fran

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