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Who Would Have Turned 100 in October 2014

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~ Living people turning 100 in 2014 may be found on the Born 1914 page. ~
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  Daniel Boorstin
American historian, Librarian of the United States Congress (1975-1987)
10/01/1914 – 02/28/2004
  Jack Parsons
American rocket engineer, chemist, and occultist
10/02/1914
– 06/17/1952
  Thor Heyerdahl
Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer, leader of the Kon-Tiki and Ra transoceanic scientific expeditions
10/06/1914 – 04/18/2002
  Joan Littlewood
British stage director, "The Mother of Modern Theatre"
10/06/1914 – 09/20/2002
  Sarah Churchill
British actress, "Royal Wedding"
10/07/1914 – 09/24/1982
  Alfred Drake
American actor and singer, Broadway's "Oklahoma", "Kiss Me, Kate", "Kismet"
10/07/191407/25/1992
  Edward Andrews
American actor, "Elmer Gantry", "Sixteen Candles"
10/09/1914
– 03/08/1985
  Ivory Joe Hunter
American singer and songwriter, "Since I Met You Baby"
10/10/1914
– 11/08/1974
  Raymond Davis, Jr.
American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
10/14/1914 – 05/31/2006
  Mohammed Zahir Shah
Afghan king (1933-1973)
10/15/1914 – 07/23/2007
  Jerry Siegel
American comic book writer, co-creator of Superman
10/17/1914 – 01/28/1996
  Juanita Moore
American actress, "Imitation of Life"
10/19/1914 01/01/2014
  Fayard Nicholas
American entertainer, one half of the
Nicholas Brothers dancing duo
10/20/1914 – 01/24/2006
  Martin Gardner
American recreational mathematician
10/21/1914
– 05/22/2010
  John Berryman
American poet, "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet", "77 Dream Songs"
10/25/1914
– 01/07/1972
  Jackie Coogan
American actor, "The Kid", TV's "The Addams Family"
10/26/1914
– 03/01/1984
  Dylan Thomas
Welsh poet and prose writer, "Under Milk Wood", "A Child's Christmas in Wales"
10/27/1914 – 11/9/1953
  Dody Goodman
American actress, TV's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"
10/28/1914 – 06/22/2008
  Jonas Salk
American medical researcher and virologist, discovered the first successful inactivated polio vaccine
10/28/1914
 – 06/23/1995
  James Laughlin
American poet and book publisher, founder of New Directions Press
10/30/1914
– 11/12/1997

 

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