1st October 1924
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was born. 95 years.
2nd October 1949
Annie Leibowitz was born. 70 years.
4th October 1669
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, widely considered one of the most prolific visual artists of all time, died. 350 years.
October 2nd, 1869
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement again British rule, was born. 150 years.
4th October 1814
Jean-François Millet was born. 205 years.
6th October 1989
Bette Davis, the American actress of film, television and theatre, died. 30 years.
7th October 2009
Irving Penn, American fashion photographer who shot for Vogue magazine (among others), died. 10 years.
7th October 1849
Edgar Allan Poe, writer famous for Gothic short stories such as 'The Raven' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum' died. 170 years.
9th October 1754
Jean-Baptiste Regnault, a French Painter, died. 265 years.
9th October 1874
Nicholas Roerich was a Russian painter influenced by spiritual themes, also evident in his writing and philosophies. 145 years.
10th October 1684
Jean Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose usage of colour had an influential effect on other artists. 335 years.
14th October 1964
Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. 55 years.
14th October 1894
E.E Cummings was an American poet and painter. He died 14th October 894. 125 years.
16th October 1854
Oscar Wilde, poet originally from Ireland before moving to London, was born. 125 years.
22nd October 1844
Sarah Bernhardt, French stage and early film actress; referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known", was born. 175 years.
27th October 1939
Nylon stockings are sold publicly for the first time in a department store in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. 80 years.
27th October 1914
Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, was born. 105 years.
28th October 1909
Francis Bacon was born. 110 years.
30th October 1974
The Rumble in the Jungle; Muhammad Ali knocks out George Formanto, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. 45 years.
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