October 1897 in history

October 1897 events chronologically

Oct 10 German chemist Felix Hoffmann discovers an improved way of synthesizing acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1897

Oct 2 Bud Abbott an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello
Oct 3 Louis Aragon a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.
Oct 7 Elijah Muhammad an African-American religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, and his son, Warith Deen Mohammed
Oct 8 Rouben Mamoulian an Armenian-American film and theatre director.
Oct 19 Vlado Chernozemski a Bulgarian revolutionary. Also known as "Vlado the Chauffeur" Chernozemski is considered a hero in Bulgaria today, and in his time, in Croatian circles and in Macedonian Bulgarian diaspora. His contribution to the independence of Macedonia has also won him a similar status in some ethnic Macedonian circles today
Oct 28 Edith Head an American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards, starting with The Heiress and ending with The Sting. This is still a record in its category
Oct 29 Joseph Goebbels a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. As one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his zealous orations and deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to him strongly supporting the extermination of the Jews when the Nazi leadership developed their "Final Solution"

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1897

Oct 8 Alexei Savrasov a Russian landscape painter and creator of the lyrical landscape style.
Oct 9 Jan Heemskerk a Dutch politician, who became the prime minister of the Netherlands in 1874 until 1877, and again in 1883, until 1888. His son, Theo Heemskerk was also prime minister, in the period 1908-1913
Oct 11 Léon Boëllmann a French composer of Alsatian origin, known for a small number of compositions for organ. His best-known composition is Suite gothique , still very much a staple of the organ repertoire, especially its dramatic concluding Toccata
Oct 19 George Pullman an American engineer and industrialist. He designed and manufactured the Pullman sleeping car and founded a company town, Pullman, for the workers who manufactured His Pullman Company also hired African-American men to staff the Pullman cars, who became known and widely respected as Pullman porters, providing elite service
Oct 27 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of George III and great-grandmother of Elizabeth She held the title of Duchess of Teck through marriage.
Oct 28 Hercules Robinson 1st Baron Rosmead a British colonial administrator who became the 5th Governor of Hong Kong and subsequently, the 14th Governor of New South Wales. From June 1859 until August 1896, he was known as Sir Hercules Robinson
Oct 29 Henry George an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax and the value capture of land/natural resource rents, an idea known at the time as Single-Tax. His immensely popular writing is credited with sparking several reform movements of the Progressive Era and ultimately inspiring the broad economic philosophy often referred to today as Georgism, the main tenet of which is that people legitimately own value they fairly create, but that resources and common opportunities, most importantly the value of land, belongs equally to all humanity. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty , sold millions of copies worldwide, probably more than any other American book before that time. It is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrialized economies, and the use of the land value tax as a remedy