Famous People Born in October 1920

  • Oct 1 Lonny Chapman, actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 1 Walter Matthau, American actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
  • Oct 4 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • Oct 5 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • Oct 6 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • Oct 8 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • Oct 9 Vivienne Della Chiesa, US, actress (?)
  • Oct 9 Yusef Lateef, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • Oct 12 Christy Ring, Irish hurler (d. 1979)
  • Oct 13 Albert Hague, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 13 Nipsey Russell, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 13 Laraine Day, American actress (Dr KIldaire, I've Got a Secret), born in Roosevelt, Utah

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Oct 15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

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  • Oct 15 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 17 Montgomery Clift, actor (From Here to Eternity), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Oct 17 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • Oct 17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • Oct 18 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 LaWanda Page, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Oct 22 Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
  • Oct 22 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 22 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • Oct 23 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Medea, Uncle Wanja)
  • Oct 24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 24 Julius Youngner, American scientist, helped develop Salk polio vaccine, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
  • Oct 27 Nanette Fabray, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • Oct 29 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • Oct 31 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
  • Oct 31 Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)
  • Oct 31 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, (d. 1957)
  • Oct 31 Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 31 Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)