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Notable Birthdays for October 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Dutch painter Jan Vermeer in 1632
- English poet John Keats in 1795
- Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low in 1860
- Gen. Chiang Kai-shek, the first leader of Nationalist China, in 1887
- actor/singer Ethel Waters in 1896
- actor Lee Grant in 1927 (age 90)
- astronaut Michael Collins in 1930 (age 87)
- former TV news anchorman Dan Rather in 1931 (age 86)
- actor/director Michael Landon in 1936
- folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton in 1937 (age 80)
- actor David Ogden Stiers in 1942 (age 75)
- actor Brian Doyle-Murray in 1945 (age 72)
- actor Stephen Rea in 1946 (age 71)
- actor Deidre Hall in 1947 (age 70)
- actor John Candy in 1950
- former Belgian politician and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy in 1947 (age 70)
- Olympic gold medal marathon runner Frank Shorter in 1947 (age 70)
- broadcaster Jane Pauley in 1950 (age 67)
- architect Zaha Hadid in 1950
- actor Ken Wahl in 1954 (age 63)
- actor Brian Stokes Mitchell in 1957 (age 60)
- New Zealand director and producer Peter Jackson in 1961 (age 56)
- actor Rob Schneider in 1963 (age 54)
- rapper Ad-Rock, born Adam Horovitz, in 1966 (age 51)
- rapper Vanilla Ice, born Robert Matthew Van Winkle, in 1967 (age 50)
- actor Piper Perabo in 1976 (age 41)
- actor Eddie Kaye Thomas in 1980 (age 37)
- actor Vanessa Marano in 1992 (age 25)
- actor Sydney Park in 1997 (age 20)
- singer Willow Smith in 2000 (age 17).

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