Aviator Harold Geiger was born October 7, 1884.
Poet James Whitcomb Riley was born October 7, 1849. He wrote the poem “Little Orphan Annie,” for which the later comic strip, play, movie etc was bases.
Danish physicist Niels Bohr, born October 7, 1885, photographed here with Albert Einstein, 1925.
Portrait of Alice Prin by Gustaw Gwozdecki.
Alice Prin, otherwise known as Kiki de Montparnasse, Parisian muse of the 1920’s and an artist in her own right, born October 2, 1901.
Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock
The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
In red weather.
Separation by W. S. Merwin, born September 30, 1927 -
Actress Renée Adorée, born September 30, 1898.
German actress Lil Dagover, born September 30, 1887.
Explorer John Rae, born September 30, 1813.
Actress Virginia Bruce, born September 29, 1910.
László József Bíró, inventor of the modern ballpoint pen, was born September 29, 1899 in Budapest.
Originally a botanist, Joseph Banks Rhine was born September 29, 1895. Especially interested in ESP, he founded the Paraphyscological Association and the parapsychology department at Duke University