In 2017 in a report, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the loss of tens of thousands of US manufacturing jobs, due to the effects of artificial intelligence by 2026, but at the same time estimates growth in fields like software engineering.
1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.
1944 – The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.
1944 – World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets. Afterward is the first Kamikaze attack of the war.
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
1822 – Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
1812 – War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.
1995 – Patrick McCaw, American basketball player. Patrick Andrew McCaw (born October 25, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
1990 – Austin Peralta, American pianist and composer (d. 2012), was an American jazz pianist and composer from Los Angeles, California. He was the son of film director and Z-Boys skateboarder Stacy Peralta.
1988 – Chandler Parsons, American basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft.
1987 – Bill Amis, American basketball player. Wilburn Davis "Bill" Amis IV (pronounced A-miss) (born October 25, 1987) is a retired American professional basketball player who last played for Crelan Okapi Aalstar of the Euromillions Basketball League in Belgium.
1986 – DJ Webstar, American DJ and producer. Troy Ryan (born October 25, 1986), better known by his stage name DJ Webstar (or simply Webstar) is an American recording artist, DJ and record producer.
1986 – Eddie Gaven, American soccer player. Eddie Gaven (born October 25, 1986 in Hamilton Township, New Jersey) is a retired American soccer player who played 11 seasons in Major League Soccer, primarily with the Columbus Crew.
1985 – Ciara, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. She later signed a publishing deal, and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who recorded demos that would appear on her debut album.
1985 – Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer. Kara Lynn Joyce (born October 25, 1985), also known by her married name Kara Lynn Williamson, is an American former competition swimmer and four-time Olympic silver medalist.
1984 – Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter and actress. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful.
1983 – Tim McGarigle, American football player. Timothy J. "Tim" McGarigle (born October 25, 1983) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League.
1982 – Jerome Carter, American football player. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
1981 – Austin Winkler, American singer-songwriter. Austin John Winkler (born October 25, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and musician best known for being the former lead singer of the American rock band Hinder.
1981 – Jon Wood, American race car driver. Jonathan "Jon" Wood (born October 25, 1981) is a former American professional stock car racing driver.
1981 – Josh Henderson, American actor and singer. He played Austin McCann on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives (2006–2007), and appeared in films like Step Up.
1981 – Young Rome, American singer-songwriter and producer. Jerome Jones (previously known by the stage names Romeo and Young Rome) is an American rapper, singer and actor.
1980 – Mehcad Brooks, American model and actor. Mehcad Jason McKinley Brooks (born October 25, 1980) is an American actor and former fashion model.
1979 – Rosa Mendes, Canadian-American wrestler and model. Milena Leticia Roucka (/ˈroʊkə/; born October 25, 1979) is a Canadian model, retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager.
1979 – Tony Torcato, American baseball player. Anthony Dale Torcato (born October 25, 1979 in Woodland, California) is a former professional baseball player.
1977 – The Alchemist, American rapper, DJ, and producer. An alchemist is a person who practices alchemy. Alchemist may also refer to:
1975 – Ryan Clement, American football player. He played college for the Miami Hurricanes and professionally in NFL Europe, XFL, United Indoor Football and the Indoor Football League.
1973 – Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (d. 2005), was an American actor and rapper best known for his role as Hakeem Campbell on the UPN sitcom Moesha and the spin-off The Parkers. Bentley was also known for his role as Crazy K in the 1995 horror film Tales from the Hood and C-Money in the 2001 film The Wash featuring Dr.
1971 – Midori Gotō, Japanese-American violinist and educator. In 1986 her performance at the Tanglewood Music Festival with Leonard Bernstein conducting his own composition made the front-page headlines in The New York Times.
1971 – Neil Fallon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Neil Patrick Fallon (October 25, 1971) is the lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist, keyboardist and percussionist for the rock band Clutch, and lead singer for The Company Band.
1971 – Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball player and sportscaster. Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25, 1971) is a Dominican former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1992 to 2009, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from 1998 to 2004.
1971 – Rosie Ledet, American singer-songwriter and accordion player. Rosie Ledet (born October 25, 1971, Mary Roszela Bellard in Church Point, Louisiana, USA) is an American Creole Zydeco accordion player and singer.
1970 – Adam Goldberg, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He has also played leading roles in independent films such as The Hebrew Hammer and 2 Days in Paris.
1970 – Adam Pascal, American actor and singer. Adam Pascal (born October 25, 1970) is an American actor, singer, and musician, known for his performance as Roger Davis in the original 1996 cast of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent on Broadway, the 2005 movie version of the musical, and the Broadway tour of Rent in 2009.
1970 – Chely Wright, American singer-songwriter and actress. Richell Rene "Chely" Wright (/ˈʃɛli ˈraɪt/; born October 25, 1970) is an American country music singer and activist.
1970 – J. A. Adande, American journalist and academic. Adande (/əˈdɑːndeɪ/; born October 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is the Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern University and a regular panelist on ESPN’s Around The Horn, in which he returned as a panelist in January 2018.
1969 – Alex Webster, American bass player. Alex Webster (born October 25, 1969) is an American bass player, who is best known as a member of the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
1969 – Nika Futterman, American voice actress, comedian and singer. Nika Futterman (born October 25, 1969) is an American actress, voice actress and singer, best known for voicing Adam Lyon in My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Sticks the Badger in Sonic Boom, Luna Loud in The Loud House, Squeeze in Handy Manny, Miguel Santos in Maya & Miguel, Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and West in Lost in Oz.
1968 – Speech, American rapper. Speech is human vocal communication using language.
1966 – Perry Saturn, American wrestler. Perry Arthur Satullo (born October 25, 1966) is an American professional wrestler known by his ring name, Perry Saturn.
1965 – 2 Cold Scorpio, American wrestler. Charles Bernard Scaggs (born October 25, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name 2 Cold Scorpio (sometimes spelled Too Cold Scorpio).
1964 – Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor and singer. For voicing the Joker in The Batman (2004–08), he was nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards.
1964 – Michael Boatman, American actor. Army Specialist Samuel Beckett in the ABC drama series China Beach, as 101st Airborne soldier Motown in the Vietnam War movie Hamburger Hill, and as sports agent Stanley Babson in the HBO sitcom Arli$$.
1962 – Darlene Vogel, American actress, was previously a model and who also did commercials before becoming an actress.
1962 – Steve Gainer, American cinematographer and songwriter. Steve Gainer, ASC ASK born in Alexandria, Louisiana, October 25, 1962, and raised in Prattville, Alabama is an American cinematographer, director, and producer.
1961 – Chad Smith, American drummer. Chad Gaylord Smith (born October 25, 1961) is an American musician who is the current drummer of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he joined in 1988.
1961 – Ward Burton, American race car driver. He is the older brother of fellow NASCAR driver and NASCAR on NBC broadcaster Jeff Burton and the father of current NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Jeb Burton.
1960 – June Brigman, American illustrator. Brigman was the artist of the syndicated newspaper strip Brenda Starr, Reporter from 1995 to 2011 and in 2016 became the artist for the newspaper strip Mary Worth.
1958 – Lynn Toler, American lawyer and judge. Lynn Toler (born October 25, 1959) is an American lawyer and the arbitrator (judge) on the court series Divorce Court.
1958 – Philip A. Beachy, Canadian-American biochemist and academic. Philip Arden Beachy (born October 25, 1958) is Ernest and Amelia Gallo Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California and an Associate at Stanford's Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.
1957 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress. Nancy Jean Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American actress and voice actress, known for her long-running role as Bart Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons.
1955 – Danny Darwin, American baseball player and coach. Danny Wayne Darwin (born October 25, 1955), known as the "Bonham Bullet" and "Dr.
1955 – Robin Eubanks, American trombonist and educator. Robin Eubanks (born October 25, 1955) is an American jazz and jazz fusion slide trombonist, the brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks.
1954 – Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player and coach. Michael "Ritz, Rizzo" Eruzione (/ɪˌruːziˈoʊni/, Italian pronunciation: ); born October 25, 1954) is an American former ice hockey player.
1953 – Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer. Muffin Spencer-Devlin (born October 25, 1953) is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.
1949 – Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996). His band, known as Uncle Walt's Band, was involved in the alternative music scene in Austin, Texas, from its inception, and is credited by many with being the Godfather of Americana Music or the Original Americana Artist, never easily pegged into any one musical genre or format of commercial music styles.
1948 – Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach. Gable was only the third wrestler to have ever been inducted into the United World Wrestling's Hall of Fame in the Legend category.
1948 – Dan Issel, American basketball player and coach. Daniel Paul Issel (born October 25, 1948) is an American retired Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame professional basketball player and coach.
1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and author. While he has continued to publish poetry he is more widely known for his biographies of Nat King Cole, Edna St.
1948 – Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach. Cowens spent most of his playing career with the Boston Celtics.
1947 – Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011), was an American blues musician and artist, from Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States.
1945 – Peter Ledger, Australian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1994), was an Australian cartoonist, comic book artist, commercial airbrush artist, and illustrator.
1944 – James Carville, American lawyer and political consultant. Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media personality, and lawyer who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party.
1941 – Anne Tyler, American author and critic. All three were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with Breathing Lessons winning the prize in 1989.
1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian-American singer-songwriter and actress. She sang on radio and television, and won a talent contest on a television program, Bandstand, in 1966; her prize was a ticket to New York City and a record audition, which turned out to be unsuccessful.
1941 – Lynda Benglis, American sculptor and painter. Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures.
1940 – Bob Knight, American basketball player and coach. Knight is best known as the head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers from 1971 to 2000.
1939 – Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (d. 2001), was an American illustrator and later an author of children's books who was very influential in the book industry. Publisher Nan Talese said that Marcellino could "in one image, translate the whole feeling and style of a book." Such was the case with his evocative painting for Judith Rossner's August, published and edited by Talese.
1939 – Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013). He played eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and four in the rival American Basketball Association (ABA).
1935 – Rusty Schweickart, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut. Russell Louis "Rusty" Schweickart (also Schweikart; born October 25, 1935) is an American aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut, research scientist, U.S.
1933 – Eugene Gordon Lee, American actor and singer (d. 2005), was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang (Little Rascals) comedies as Porky from 1935 to 1939. During his tenure in Our Gang, Porky originated the catchphrase "O-tay!", though it is commonly attributed to fellow character Buckwheat, played by Billie Thomas
1930 – Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (d. 1996), was an American short-story writer and novelist.
1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006), was an American film, TV and stage actor. He began as a successful stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain.
1928 – Jeanne Cooper, American actress (d. 2013), was an American actress, best known for her role as Katherine Chancellor on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless (1973–2013). At the time of her death, she was eighth on the all-time list of longest-serving soap opera actors in the United States.
1928 – Marion Ross, American actress. Before her success on Happy Days, Ross appeared in a variety of film roles, appearing in The Glenn Miller Story (1954), Sabrina (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Teacher's Pet (1958), Some Came Running (1958), Operation Petticoat (1959), and Honky (1971), as well as several minor television roles, one of which was on television’s The Lone Ranger (1954).
1927 – Barbara Cook, American singer and actress, was an American actress and singer who first came to prominence in the 1950s as the lead in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy (1955), Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the last. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid-1970s, when she began a second career as a cabaret and concert singer.
1927 – Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and author (d. 1987), was an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development.
1926 – Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian-American soprano and actress (d. 2012), was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was the wife of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and mother to their two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.
1926 – Jimmy Heath, American saxophonist and composer. James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926), nicknamed Little Bird, is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger and big band leader.
1925 – Emmett Chappelle, American scientist and inventor. Chappelle (October 24, 1925 – October 14, 2019) was an African-American scientist who made valuable contributions in the fields of medicine, philanthropy, food science, and Astrochemistry.
1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000), was an American actor and activist. In adult life, he stood 3 ft 9 in (1.14 m) tall, due to cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, and because of his short stature, he was often cast in movies opposite taller performers for comic effect.
1923 – Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 2012), was an Austrian-born American performing arts presenter and women's rights advocate. She was the former Performing Arts Director of the Japan Society and the Asia Society and was one of the last surviving members of the team that worked under Douglas MacArthur to write the Constitution of Japan after World War II.
1923 – Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player (d. 2010), was a Scottish-born American professional baseball player nicknamed "The Staten Island Scot". He was an outfielder and right-handed batter for the New York Giants (1946–53, 1957), Milwaukee Braves (1954–57), Chicago Cubs (1958–59), Boston Red Sox (1960), and Baltimore Orioles (1960).
1919 – Rico Alaniz, Mexican-born American film and television actor (d. 2015), was a Mexican-born American actor in film and television best known for his role of the peaceful Cheyenne informer "Mr. Cousin" in sixteen episodes from 1955 to 1959 of the ABC/Desilu western television series, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role as deputy Marshal Wyatt Earp.
1918 – Chubby Jackson, American bassist and bandleader (d. 2003), was an American jazz double-bassist and band leader.
1917 – Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2001), was a Soviet-Russian statesman who was First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union from 1965 to 1973. From 1958 to 1962 he was Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian SFSR, equivalent to a Governor or Premier of one of the 15 soviet socialist republics that comprised the Soviet Union.
1917 – Lee MacPhail, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012), was an American front-office executive in Major League Baseball. MacPhail was a baseball executive for 45 years, serving as the director of player personnel for the New York Yankees, the president and general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, chief aide to Commissioner of Baseball William Eckert, executive vice president and general manager of the Yankees, and president of the American League.
1915 – Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1999), was a Canadian-American mathematician, specializing in number theory and known for his work on Waring's problem. He worked for many years as a professor at the University of Oregon, and was president of the Mathematical Association of America.
1912 – Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1997), was a Canadian-American businessman in broadcasting and professional sports. Starting in sales, Cooke was very successful, eventually becoming a partner in a network of radio stations and newspapers in Canada.
1912 – Minnie Pearl, American entertainer and philanthropist (d. 1996), was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years (from 1940 to 1991) and on the television show Hee Haw from 1969 to 1991.
1910 – William Higinbotham, American physicist and video game designer (d. 1994). A member of the team that developed the first nuclear bomb, he later became a leader in the nonproliferation movement.
1904 – Denny Shute, American golfer (d. 1974), was an American professional golfer who won three major championships in the 1930s.
1903 – Harry Shoulberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1995), was an American expressionist painter. He was known to be among the early group of WPA artists working in the screen print (serigraph) medium, as well as oil.
1903 – Katharine Byron, American lawyer and politician (d. 1976), was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented the 6th congressional district of Maryland from May 27, 1941 to January 3, 1943.
1902 – Henry Steele Commager, American historian and author (d. 1998). As one of the most active and prolific liberal intellectuals of his time, with 40 books and 700 essays and reviews, he helped define modern liberalism in the United States.
1892 – Margaret Ingels, American mechanical engineer (d. 1971), was an American engineer. She is known as the first female engineering graduate from the University of Kentucky, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1916.
1892 – Nell Shipman, Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1970), was a Canadian actress, author, screenwriter, producer, director, and animal activist/trainer.
1891 – Charles Coughlin, Canadian-American priest and radio host (d. 1979), was a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest based in the United States near Detroit. He was the founding priest of the National Shrine of the Little Flower church.
1889 – Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985), was a professional baseball player for 14 years. He played for the Boston Red Sox from 1908 to 1915, where he was primarily a pitcher, and for the Cleveland Indians from 1917 to 1922, where he was primarily an outfielder.
1888 – Nils Dardel, Swedish-American painter (d. 1943), was a 20th-century Swedish Post-Impressionist painter, grandson to famous Swedish painter Fritz von Dardel.
1888 – Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and pilot (d. 1957), was an American naval officer and explorer. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics.
1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (d. 1972), was an English actor. He was best known for his roles in six Hitchcock films including Spellbound, Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest, and in three television series, Topper, Going My Way, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E..
1882 – John T. Flynn, American journalist and author (d. 1964), was an American journalist best known for his opposition to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and to American entry into World War II.
1875 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author and educator (d. 1961), was an American children's author. She was born in Hoosick Falls, New York and attended Teachers College, Columbia University, from which she graduated in 1896.
1866 – Thomas Armat, American mechanic and inventor (d. 1948). Armat (October 25, 1866 – September 30, 1948) was an American mechanic and inventor, a pioneer of cinema best known through the co-invention of the Edison Vitascope.
1864 – Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1956), was a Russian Romantic composer.
1864 – John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Company (d. 1920), was an American automobile manufacturing pioneer and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company.
1840 – Helen Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1922), was an American inventor who received 28 patents between 1873 and 1915. She was known for her numerous inventions dealing with sewing machines and sewing technology.
2015 – Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
2013 – Arthur Danto, American philosopher and critic (b. 1924)
2013 – Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
2013 – Hal Needham, American actor, stuntman, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
2013 – Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (b. 1942)
2013 – Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (b. 1930)
2012 – Emanuel Steward, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster (b. 1944)
2012 – Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (b. 1907)
2012 – Les Mueller, American baseball player (b. 1919)
2010 – Lisa Blount, American actress (b. 1957)
2005 – Wellington Mara, American commander and businessman (b. 1916)
2003 – Behram Kurşunoğlu, Turkish-American physicist and academic (b. 1922)
2003 – Robert Strassburg, American conductor and composer (b. 1915)
2002 – Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (b. 1944)
1999 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
1998 – Warren Wiebe, American singer and bass player (b. 1953)
1994 – Kara Hultgreen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1965)
1994 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
1993 – Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
1992 – Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (b. 1916)
1992 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
1986 – Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
1980 – Virgil Fox, American organist and educator (b. 1912)
1973 – Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
1972 – Johnny Mantz, American racing driver (b. 1918)
1967 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (b. 1886)
1960 – Harry Ferguson, Irish-English engineer, founded the Ferguson Company (b. 1884)
1957 – Albert Anastasia, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
1921 – Bat Masterson, American lawman, buffalo hunter, and sport writer (b. 1853)
1916 – William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
1902 – Frank Norris, American journalist and novelist (b. 1870)
1852 – John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
1806 – Henry Knox, American general and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of War (b. 1750)
1514 – William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and academic, founded University of Aberdeen (b. 1431)