Halloween Birthdays

Have you ever wondered if anyone interesting was born on Halloween? There are more people who have Halloween birthdays than you might have imagined.

Jan Vermeer, 1632
Jan Vermeer was a Dutch painter known for his middle-class domestic scenes. Largely ignored for almost 200 years, experts today only recognize 35 paintings as being truly Vermeers, including the famous "Girl with a Pearl Earring."

John Keats, 1795
John Keats, an English Romantic poet, is known today for poems such as "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Ode to a Nightingale." Keats died at the age of 25 of tuberculosis, a disease that had also taken his mother and one of his brothers.

Juliette Gordon Low, 1860
An eccentric charmer, Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, Georgia. Low was active in the arts and in the Spanish-American War effort. In 1911 she met Sir Robert Baden Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in England. In 1912 Low brought the movement to the United States, ultimately founding the Girl Scouts of America.

Dale Evans, 1912
Born Frances Octavia Smith, Dale Evans was a big-band singer, actress, songwriter, author and wife of Roy Rogers. Called the "Queen of Cowgirls," Evans was inducted into the National Cowgirls Museum and Hall of Fame in 1995.

Terrence W. Wilcutt, 1949
Terrence W. Wilcutt, born in Russellville, Kentucky, became a test pilot after teaching math in high school and then joining the Marine Corps. After becoming an austronaut, Wilcutt piloted two Space Shuttle missions, and then commanded missions to the Mir Space Station and to the International Space Station.

John Candy, 1950
Comedian and actor John Candy delighted audiences in films, including Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Cool Runnings, and Uncle Buck. Candy's life was cut short by a heart attack in 1994.

Adam Horovitz, 1966
Adam Horovitz is one of the members of the Beastie Boys. Horovitz plays the guitar, the bass, the sitar and the keyboards. He also produces records and acts.

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