This Week's Birthdays - Week of October 7

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October 7, 1728 – Caesar Rodney was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolution.

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Caesar Rodney

October 8, 1970 – Matthew Paige “Matt” Damon is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting (1997) from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck.

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Matt Damon

October 9, 1944 – John Alec Entwistle was 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.

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The Who

October 10, 1917 – Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer considered one of the giants of American music.

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Thelonious Monk

October 11, 1908 – Angenor de Oliveira, known as Cartola (Portuguese for top hat), was a Brazilian singer, composer and poet considered to be a major figure in the development of samba.

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

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Luciano Pavarotti

October 13, 1940 – Pharoah Sanders is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist.

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Pharoah Sanders