This Week's Birthdays - Week of October 6

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October 6, 1887 – Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier, a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

'Suisse Pavilion Mural' by Le Corbusier (StreetView)
'Suisse Pavilion Mural' by Le Corbusier

October 7, 1728 – Caesar Rodney, an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck, Delaware.

Caesar Rodney (StreetView)
Caesar Rodney

October 8, 1970 – Matthew Paige “Matt” Damon, an American actor, screenwriter, producer and philanthropist .

Matt Damon (StreetView)
Matt Damon

October 9, 1944 – John Alec Entwistle, an English bass guitarist, songwriter, singer, horn player, and film and record producer who was best known as the bass player for the rock band The Who.

The Who (StreetView)
The Who

October 10, 1969 – Brett Lorenzo Favre, a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).

Brett Favre's Green Bay Packers jersey (StreetView)
Brett Favre's Green Bay Packers jersey

October 11, 1919 – Arthur “Art” Blakey, known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader.

Art Blakey (StreetView)
Art Blakey

October 12, 1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI, an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Luciano Pavarotti (StreetView)
Luciano Pavarotti