Happy Birthday to these Libra's who were born on October 18th

  1. 1127 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)
  2. 1405 - Pope Pius II (d. 1464)
  3. 1517 - Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)
  4. 1547 - Justus Lipsius, Flemish humanist (d. 1606)
  5. 1569 - Giambattista Marini, Italian poet (d. 1625)
  6. 1595 - Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)
  7. 1634 - Luca Giordano, Italian artist (d. 1705)
  8. 1653 - Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (d. 1713)
  9. 1662 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  10. 1668 - John George IV, Elector of Saxony (d. 1694)
  11. 1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)
  12. 1701 - Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)
  13. 1706 - Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (d. 1785)
  14. 1741 - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)
  15. 1777 - Heinrich von Kleist, German writer (d. 1811)
  16. 1785 - Thomas Love Peacock, English satirist (d. 1866)
  17. 1854 - Billy Murdoch, Australian cricketer (d. 1911)
  18. 1859 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (d. 1941)
  19. 1868 - Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)
  20. 1870 - Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese scholar (d. 1966)
  21. 1873 - Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)
  22. 1882 - Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (d. 1917)
  23. 1893 - Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  24. 1894 - H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  25. 1897 - Isabel Briggs Myers, American pyschological theorist (d. 1980)
  26. 1898 - Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)
  27. 1902 - Miriam Hopkins, American actress (d. 1972)
  28. 1902 - Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
  29. 1903 - Lina Radke, German athlete (d. 1983)
  30. 1904 - A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  31. 1906 - James Brooks, American painter (d. 1992)
  32. 1909 - Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  33. 1913 - Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
  34. 1915 - Victor Sen Yung, American actor (d. 1980)
  35. 1918 - Bobby Troup, American musician (d. 1999)
  36. 1919 - Anita O'Day, American singer (d. 2006)
  37. 1919 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau, fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2000)
  38. 1920 - Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
  39. 1921 - Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
  40. 1924 - Hugh Allan "Buddy" MacMaster, Canadian musician
  41. 1925 - Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  42. 1926 - Chuck Berry, American musician
  43. 1926 - Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
  44. 1927 - George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)
  45. 1928 - Keith Jackson, American football commentator
  46. 1929 - Violeta Chamorro, President of Nicaragua
  47. 1931 - Chris Albertson, American jazz historian
  48. 1932 - Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuanian politician, one of the political destroyers of the Soviet Union
  49. 1933 - Forrest Gregg, American football player
  50. 1934 - Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (d. 1970)
  51. 1934 - Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  52. 1935 - Peter Boyle, American actor
  53. 1938 - Dawn Wells, American actress
  54. 1939 - Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator
  55. 1939 - Lee Harvey Oswald, purported American assassin of John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)
  56. 1939 - Flavio Cotti, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  57. 1940 - Cynthia Weil, American songriter (with husband, Barry Mann)
  58. 1942 - Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist
  59. 1945 - Huell Howser, American TV host
  60. 1945 - Yildo, Turkish famous showmen ,football player
  61. 1946 - James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  62. 1946 - Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  63. 1947 - Joe Morton, American actor
  64. 1947 - Laura Nyro, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)
  65. 1948 - Ntozake Shange, American author
  66. 1949 - Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)
  67. 1949 - George Hendrick, baseball player
  68. 1949 - Gary Richrath, American musician (REO Speedwagon)
  69. 1950 - Om Puri, Indian actor
  70. 1950 - Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  71. 1951 - Terry McMillan, American author
  72. 1951 - Pam Dawber, American actress
  73. 1952 - B?o Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  74. 1954 - Liz Burch, Australian actress
  75. 1955 - Timmy Mallett, British TV presenter
  76. 1956 - Martina Navrátilová, Czech-born tennis player
  77. 1956 - Craig Bartlett, American animator
  78. 1958 - Kjell Samuelsson, National Hockey League defenseman
  79. 1959 - Milco Mancevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  80. 1959 - John Nord,Former American pro-wrestler
  81. 1960 - Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor
  82. 1961 - Wynton Marsalis, American musician
  83. 1961 - Rick Moody, American author
  84. 1961 - Erin Moran American actress
  85. 1962 - Vincent Spano, American actor
  86. 1968 - Basil White, American comedian
  87. 1970 - Jose Padilla, American gang member and suspected terrorist
  88. 1970 - Doug Mirabelli, baseball player
  89. 1974 - Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer
  90. 1974 - Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  91. 1975 - Alex Cora, baseball player
  92. 1977 - Ryan Nelsen, New Zealander footballer
  93. 1987 - Zac Efron, American actor