October 2023

Edgar Allan Poe


OCTOBER 1, 1933Albert Collins is born Albert Gene Drewery in Leona, Texas.

OCTOBER 1, 1969Concorde breaks the sound barrier for the first time.

OCTOBER 2, 1941John Sinclair is born in Flint, Michigan.

OCTOBER 2, 1949Richard Hell is born Richard Lester Meyers in Lexington, Kentucky.

OCTOBER 2, 1949Annie Leibovitz is born in Waterbury, Connecticut.

OCTOBER 2, 1950 - Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published.

OCTOBER 3, 1925Gore Vidal is born in West Point, New York.

OCTOBER 3, 1936Steve Reich is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 3, 1849 - Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland.

OCTOBER 4, 1895Buster Keaton is born in Piqua, Kansas.

OCTOBER 4, 1917Violeta Parra is born Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval in San Carlos, Chile.

OCTOBER 4, 1985 - Richard Stallman founds The Free Software Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

OCTOBER 4, 1989Audra The Rapper is born in Washington, DC.

OCTOBER 5, 1936Vaclav Havel is born in Prague, Czech Republic.

OCTOBER 5, 1945 - Set decorators riot at the gates of Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood, California.

OCTOBER 5, 1953Puma Jones is born Sandra Jones in Columbia, South Carolina.

OCTOBER 6, 1870Enid Yandell is born in Louisville, Kentucky.

OCTOBER 6, 1942Britt Ekland is born Britt-Marie Eklund in Stockholm, Sweden.

OCTOBER 6, 1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.

OCTOBER 7, 1873George Cram Cook is born in Davenport, Iowa.

OCTOBER 7, 1908Mario Sanchez is born in Key West, Florida.

OCTOBER 7, 1955 - Allen Ginsberg performs his poem Howl for the first time at the Six Gallery in San Francisco, California.

OCTOBER 8, 1959Gavin Friday is born Fionán Martin Hanvey in Dublin, Ireland.

OCTOBER 8, 2001 - George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

OCTOBER 9, 1940John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England.

OCTOBER 9, 1947France Gall is born Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall in Paris, France.

OCTOBER 9, 1986The Phantom of the Opera receives its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England.

OCTOBER 10, 1862Archie Chaloner is born John Armstrong Chanler in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 10, 1878Blanche Lazzell is born Nettie Blanche Lazzell in Monongalia County, West Virginia.

OCTOBER 10, 1924Ed Wood is born in Poughkeepsie, New York.

OCTOBER 10, 1946John Prine is born in Maywood, Illinois.

OCTOBER 10, 1913 - Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike thus ending construction on the Panama Canal.

OCTOBER 11, 1809 - Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

OCTOBER 11, 1874Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 11, 1891George C. Ault is born in Cleveland, Ohio.

OCTOBER 11, 1891Edwin Dickinson is born in Seneca Falls, New York.

OCTOBER 11, 1919Art Blakey is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

OCTOBER 12, 1932Dick Gregory is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

OCTOBER 12, 1979 - Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is published.

OCTOBER 13, 1925Lenny Bruce is born Leonard Alfred Schneider in Mineola, New York.

OCTOBER 13, 1773 - The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier.

OCTOBER 14, 1893Lillian Gish is born in Springfield, Ohio.

OCTOBER 14, 1926 - Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.

OCTOBER 15, 1844Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche is born in Röcken, Prussia.

OCTOBER 15, 1924José Quintero is born in Panama City, Panama.

OCTOBER 15, 2011 - Global protests erupt in 120 cities in 48 countries.

OCTOBER 16, 1854Oscar Wilde is born in Dublin, Ireland.

OCTOBER 16, 1888Eugene O'Neill is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 16, 1938Nico is born Christa Päffgen in Cologne, Germany.

OCTOBER 16, 1943Cherry Vanilla is born Kathleen Dorritie in Queens, New York.

OCTOBER 16, 1916 - In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States.

OCTOBER 17, 1859Frederick Childe Hassam is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

OCTOBER 17, 1918Rita Hayworth is born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New York.

OCTOBER 17, 1994 - Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated.

OCTOBER 18, 1898Lotte Lenya is born Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer in Vienna, Austria.

OCTOBER 18, 1926Chuck Berry is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

OCTOBER 18, 1940Cynthia Weil is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 18, 1954 - Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.

OCTOBER 19, 1945Divine is born Harris Glenn Milstead in Baltimore, Maryland.

OCTOBER 19, 1864 - Confederate soldiers launch an attack on Saint Albans, Vermont from Canada.

OCTOBER 20, 1937Wanda Jackson is born in Maud, Oklahoma.

OCTOBER 20, 1977 - Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes.

OCTOBER 21, 1891Karl Knaths is born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

OCTOBER 21, 1917Dizzy Gillespie is born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina.

OCTOBER 21, 1925Celia Cruz is born in Havana, Cuba.

OCTOBER 21, 1946Lux Interior is born Erick Lee Purkhiser in Akron, Ohio.

OCTOBER 21, 1892 - Opening ceremonies begin at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

OCTOBER 22, 1811Franz Liszt is born in Raiding, Austria.

OCTOBER 22, 1882N.C. Wyeth is born Newell Convers Wyeth in Needham, Massachusetts.

OCTOBER 22, 1887John Reed is born in Portland, Oregon.

OCTOBER 22, 1920Timothy Leary is born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

OCTOBER 22, 1943Catherine Deneuve is born Catherine Fabienne Dorléac in Paris, France.

OCTOBER 22, 2001 - Grand Theft Auto III is released.

OCTOBER 23, 1956Dwight Yoakam is born in Pikeville, Kentucky.

OCTOBER 23, 1958 - The Smurfs appear for the first time in the story La flute à six schtroumpfs.

OCTOBER 24, 1970Jeff Mangum is born in Ruston, Louisiana.

OCTOBER 24, 1947 - Walt Disney throws his employees under the bus before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

OCTOBER 25, 1881Pablo Picasso is born in Malaga, Spain.

OCTOBER 25, 1959Chrissy Amphlett is born in Victoria, Australia.

OCTOBER 25, 1962 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.

OCTOBER 26, 1776 - Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

OCTOBER 26, 1842Vasily Vereshchagin is born in Cherepovets, Russia.

OCTOBER 26, 1904Rosamond Pinchot is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 26, 1911Mahalia Jackson is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

OCTOBER 26, 1951Julian Schnabel is born in Brooklyn, New York.

OCTOBER 26, 1985Soko is born Stéphanie Sokolinski in Bordeaux, France.

OCTOBER 27, 1811Isaac Singer is born in Pittstown, New York.

OCTOBER 27, 1923Roy Lichtenstein is born in New York City, New York.

OCTOBER 27, 1838 - Missouri. governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated.

OCTOBER 28, 1902Elsa Lanchester is born in London, England.

OCTOBER 28, 1909Francis Bacon is born in Dublin, Ireland.

OCTOBER 28, 1932Suzy Parker is born Cecilia Ann Renee Parker in Long Island City, New York.

OCTOBER 28, 1886 - Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.

OCTOBER 29, 1951Mary Boone is born in Erie, Pennsylvania.

OCTOBER 29, 1971Winona Ryder is born in Olmsted County, Minnesota.

OCTOBER 29, 1964 - The T.A.M.I. SHOW is filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

OCTOBER 29, 1971 - Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia.

OCTOBER 30, 1885Ezra Pound is born in Hailey, Idaho Territory.

OCTOBER 30, 1896Ruth Gordon is born in Quincy, Massachusetts.

OCTOBER 30, 1939Grace Slick is born in Highland Park, Illinois.

OCTOBER 30, 1965 - Jean Shrimpton dons a white minidress on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.

OCTOBER 31, 1896Ethel Waters is born in Chester, Pennsylvania.

OCTOBER 31, 1902Marie-Laure de Noailles is born in Paris, France.

OCTOBER 31, 2011 - The population of humans on planet Earth reaches seven billion.