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Famous October Birthdays

The following 7,456 famous people including celebrities were born in the month of October. A random sample was chosen for each day. Click the    after the name to explore the birth date info. You might also want to browse the filtered celebrity birthdays in October.

Zodiac signs for October are Libra and Scorpio . The modern birthstone for October is Opal while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Jasper.

October 1

  • 1832
    Caroline Harrison, American educator, 24th First Lady of the United States (d. 1892)
  • 1842
    Charles Cros, French poet and author (d. 1888)
  • 1942
    Herb Fame, American singer (Peaches & Herb)  
  • 1952
    Jacques Martin, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1971
    Yvette Hermundstad, Swedish journalist  

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October 2

  • 1538
    Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1584)
  • 1926
    Jan Morris, English-Welsh historian and author  
  • 1968
    Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Tea Party and Jeff Martin 777)  
  • 1969
    Mitch English, American actor and talk show host  
  • 1978
    Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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October 3

  • 1889
    Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
  • 1916
    James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)  
  • 1955
    Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule) (d. 2000)  
  • 1957
    Tim Westwood, English radio and television host  
  • 1959
    Greg Proops, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  

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October 4

  • 1903
    Bona Arsenault, Canadian genealogist, historian, and politician (d. 1993)  
  • 1907
    Alain Daniélou, French-Swiss historian and academic (d. 1994)  
  • 1928
    Alvin Toffler, German-American journalist and author  
  • 1943
    Karl-Gustav Kaisla, Finnish ice hockey player and referee (d. 2012)  
  • 1963
    Koji Ishikawa, Japanese author and illustrator  

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October 5

  • 1922
    José Froilán González, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2013)  
  • 1950
    Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (d. 2011)  
  • 1972
    Annely Akkermann, Estonian banker and politician  
  • 1976
    Royston Tan, Singaporean director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Asmirandah, Indonesian actress and singer  

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October 6

  • 1927
    Bill King, American sportscaster (d. 2005)  
  • 1931
    Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-American astrophysicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1939
    Melvyn Bragg, English journalist, author, and academic  
  • 1951
    Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (d. 1985)  
  • 1985
    Mitchell Cole, English footballer (d. 2012)  

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October 7

  • 1936
    Michael Hurll, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1944
    Judee Sill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1979)  
  • 1952
    Jacques Richard, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2002)  
  • 1973
    Grigol Mgaloblishvili, Georgian politician and diplomat, 7th Prime Minister of Georgia  
  • 1983
    Flying Lotus, American rapper, DJ, and producer  

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October 8

  • 1904
    Yves Giraud-Cabantous, French race car driver (d. 1973)  
  • 1924
    Alphons Egli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 77th President of the Swiss Confederation  
  • 1930
    Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer and theorist (d. 1996)  
  • 1948
    Sarah Purcell, American radio and television host  
  • 1989
    Mahmut Temür, Turkish footballer  

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October 9

  • 1918
    Bebo Valdés, Cuban-Swedish pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2013)  
  • 1920
    Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)  
  • 1978
    Juan Dixon, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1985
    Chris Jones, Welsh footballer  
  • 1989
    Russell Packer, New Zealand rugby player  

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October 10

  • 1858
    Maurice Prendergast, American painter and academic (d. 1924)
  • 1911
    Clare Hollingworth, English journalist and author  
  • 1927
    Thomas Wilson, American-Scottish composer and educator (d. 2001)  
  • 1938
    Oleg Gordievsky, Russian intelligence officer and author  
  • 1980
    Blaž Emeršič, Slovenian ice hockey player  

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October 11

  • 1941
    Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (Art Ensemble of Chicago) (d. 1999)  
  • 1974
    Terje Håkonsen, Norwegian snowboarder  
  • 1983
    Bradley James, English actor  
  • 1985
    Yang Cheng, Chinese footballer  
  • 1988
    Rika Izumi, Japanese model, actress, and singer  

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October 12

  • 1875
    Aleister Crowley, English magician and author (d. 1947)
  • 1878
    Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1956)
  • 1950
    Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician, 31st Governor of Wyoming  
  • 1970
    Kirk Cameron, American actor, screenwriter, and evangelist  
  • 1995
    Karin Ogino, Japanese model and actress  

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October 13

  • 1499
    Claude of France (d. 1524)
  • 1948
    John Ford Coley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (England Dan & John Ford Coley)  
  • 1951
    Stephen Bayley, Welsh journalist, author, and critic  
  • 1954
    George Frazier, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1956
    Chris Carter, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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October 14

  • 1908
    Ruth Hale, American actress and playwright (d. 2003)  
  • 1930
    Mobutu Sese Seko, Congolese soldier and politician, President of Zaire (d. 1997)  
  • 1936
    Hans Kraay, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1962
    Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player  
  • 1975
    Floyd Landis, American cyclist  

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October 15

  • 1916
    Al Killian, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 2007)  
  • 1949
    Prannoy Roy, Indian journalist, economist, and broadcaster, founded NDTV  
  • 1958
    Renée Jones, American actress  
  • 1966
    Bill Charlap, American pianist and composer (The Blue Note 7)  
  • 1970
    Dalia El Behery, Egyptian model and actress, Miss Egypt 1990  

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October 16

  • 1789
    William Burton, American physician and politician, 39th Governor of Delaware (d. 1866)
  • 1945
    Dave Hill, English actor  
  • 1958
    Tim Robbins, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Olof Lundh, Swedish journalist  
  • 1992
    Viktorija Golubic, Swiss tennis player  

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October 17

  • 1813
    Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (d. 1837)
  • 1931
    Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian author and playwright (d. 2012)  
  • 1947
    Gene Green, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1966
    Shaun Edwards, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1970
    Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer  

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October 18

  • 1706
    Baldassare Galuppi, Italian harpsichord player and composer (d. 1785)
  • 1905
    Jan Gies, Dutch activist (d. 1993)  
  • 1939
    Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and sportscaster  
  • 1952
    Roy Dias, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach  
  • 1968
    Stuart Law, Australian cricketer and coach  

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October 19

  • 1688
    William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • 1933
    Brian Booth, Australian cricketer and educator  
  • 1934
    Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian general and politician, 3rd Head of State of Nigeria  
  • 1949
    Jamie McGrigor, English-Scottish politician  
  • 1982
    Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer  

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October 20

  • 1887
    Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (d. 1981)
  • 1944
    Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan physicist and philosopher  
  • 1946
    Lewis Grizzard, American comedian and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1948
    Piet Hein Donner, Dutch jurist and politician, Dutch Minister of Justice  
  • 1951
    Al Greenwood, American keyboard player (Foreigner)  

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October 21

  • 1845
    Will Carleton, American poet and journalist (d. 1912)
  • 1929
    Pierre Bellemare, French radio and television host  
  • 1944
    Michael Tugendhat, English lawyer and judge  
  • 1984
    Kieran Richardson, English footballer  
  • 1995
    Antoinette Guedia Mouafo, Cameroonian swimmer  

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October 22

  • 1905
    Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)  
  • 1921
    Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)  
  • 1939
    Joaquim Chissano, Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique  
  • 1965
    John Wesley Harding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1971
    Budoy Marabiles, Filipino singer-songwriter (Junior Kilat)  

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October 23

  • 64 BC
    Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Roman general and politician (d. 12 BC)
  • 1796
    Stefano Franscini, Swiss statistician and politician (d. 1857)
  • 1897
    John Baker, English air marshal (d. 1978)
  • 1974
    Sander Westerveld, Dutch footballer  
  • 1988
    Jordan Crawford, American basketball player  

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October 24

  • 1942
    Rafael Cordero Santiago, Puerto Rician politician, 132nd Mayor of Ponce (d. 2004)  
  • 1952
    Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator  
  • 1975
    Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer  
  • 1984
    Lougee Basabas, Filipino singer-songwriter (MOJOFLY)  
  • 1991
    Marek Bednar, Slovak ice hockey player  

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October 25

  • 1947
    Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)  
  • 1955
    Danny Darwin, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1970
    Daniel Scheinhardt, German footballer  
  • 1974
    Lee Byung-kyu, South Korean baseball player  
  • 1979
    Bat for Lashes, English singer-songwriter (Sexwitch)  

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October 26

  • 1865
    Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)
  • 1902
    Jack Sharkey, American boxer and referee (d. 1994)  
  • 1957
    Bob Golic, American football player and radio host  
  • 1966
    Masaharu Iwata, Japanese keyboard player and composer  
  • 1986
    Jakub Rzeźniczak, Polish footballer  

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October 27

  • 1953
    Peter Firth, English actor  
  • 1967
    Steve Almond, American author and educator  
  • 1985
    Sandra Volk, Slovenian tennis player  
  • 1986
    Jon Niese, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Viktor Genev, Bulgarian footballer  

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October 28

  • 1943
    Karalyn Patterson, English psychologist and academic  
  • 1966
    Andy Richter, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1967
    Kevin Macdonald, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer  
  • 1986
    Aki Toyosaki, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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October 29

  • 1882
    Jean Giraudoux, French novelist and playwright (d. 1944)
  • 1921
    Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    David Brigati, American singer (Joey Dee and the Starliters and The Rascals)  
  • 1985
    Janet Montgomery, English actress and dancer  
  • 1986
    Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipino actress  

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October 30

  • 1905
    Johnny Miles, English-Canadian runner (d. 2003)  
  • 1906
    Hermann Fegelein, German general (d. 1945)  
  • 1958
    Stefan Dennis, Australian actor and singer  
  • 1970
    Nia Long, American actress  
  • 1981
    Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman  

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October 31

  • 1827
    Richard Morris Hunt, American architect, designed the New York Tribune Building (d. 1895)
  • 1876
    Natalie Clifford Barney, American poet and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1977
    Séverine Ferrer, French singer  
  • 1980
    Samaire Armstrong, Japanese-American actress  
  • 1984
    Nicole Rash, American model and actress, Miss Indiana 2007  

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