Famous People Born in October 1926

  • Oct 1 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • Oct 2 Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)
  • Oct 3 Marques Haynes, NBA player and hall of famer (World's Greatest Dribbler, Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Oct 5 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
  • Oct 5 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
  • Oct 5 Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • Oct 6 Alan Copeland, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • Oct 7 Diana Lynn, actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 7 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • Oct 7 Marcello Abbado, composer
  • Oct 8 Raaj Kumar, Hindi film star (Mother India), born in Loralai, Balochistan, British India (d. 1996)
  • Oct 9 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • Oct 10 Oscar Brown Jr, US songwriter (Brown Baby, Forbidden Fruit)
  • Oct 10 Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)
  • Oct 11 Earle Hyman, NC, actor (Russell-Cosby, Coriolanus)
  • Oct 11 John Dewes, cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's)
  • Oct 11 Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
  • Oct 12 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • Oct 13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Oct 14 Bill Justis, rock and roll musician (Raunchy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • Oct 14 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbrugge], singer/actor (Riffin in Amsterdam)
  • Oct 15 Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)
  • Oct 15 Jean Peters, Canton OH, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters)
  • Oct 15 Karl Richter, composer
  • Oct 15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • Oct 17 Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)
  • Oct 17 Julie Adams, Waterloo Iowa, actress (Yancy Derringer, Code Red)
  • Oct 17 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18 Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Poland, actor (Little Drummer Girl)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Millar, historian
  • Oct 19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Arne Bendiksen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • Oct 20 Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Oct 21 Leonard Rossiter, actor (Britannia Hospital), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 21 Marga Richter, composer
  • Oct 22 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian
  • Oct 24 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • Oct 25 Biff McGuire, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 25 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter
  • Oct 26 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 27 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure), born in Los Angeles (d. 1993)
  • Oct 27 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
  • Oct 28 Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner (1969-1984)
  • Oct 29 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 31 Shirley Dinsdale, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 31 Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)