Famous People Born in October 1923

  • Oct 2 Jack Dellal, English immovables-goedbezitter/multi-millionaire, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 3 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (d. 2017)

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Oct 4 Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008), born in Illinois (d. 2008)

  • Oct 5 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress (Mary Poppins)
  • Oct 5 Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)
  • Oct 5 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)
  • Oct 5 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 5 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • Oct 6 Yaşar Kemal, Turkish writer (Memed, My Hawk), born in Hemite, Osmaniye, Ottoman Empire (d. 2015)
  • Oct 7 Irma Grese, Supervisor at Nazi concentration camps
  • Oct 7 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Québécois member of Les Automatistes (d. 2002)
  • Oct 9 Donald Sinden, English actor (Doctor at Large, Mogambo, Simba), born in St Budeaux, Plymouth, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 9 Ronald Tremain, composer
  • Oct 10 Louis Gottlieb, musician
  • Oct 10 Nicholas Parsons, English actor
  • Oct 12 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
  • Oct 13 Servaas "Faas" Wilkes, Dutch soccer star (Xerxes/Fortuna/Inter Milan)
  • Oct 13 Cyril Shaps, English actor (d. 2003)
  • Oct 15 Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)
  • Oct 16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 16 Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, born in Hamburg (d. 1980)
  • Oct 17 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • Oct 18 Suzanne Perlman, Hungarian/Dutch Antilian painter
  • Oct 20 Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)
  • Oct 20 Joe Minogue, journalist
  • Oct 20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 22 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • Oct 22 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 23 Frank Sutton, Clarksville Tenn, actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC)
  • Oct 23 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 24 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)
  • Oct 24 Reed van Delft, [Hendrika M Schwartz], actress (Golden draagkoets)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • Oct 25 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • Oct 27 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ned Wertimer, actor (The Jeffersons), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Dietrich Manicke, composer

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Oct 29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

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  • Oct 31 Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)