Famous People Born in October 1931

  • Oct 1 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer

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Oct 3 Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender (butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt Saskatchewan

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Oct 4 Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • Oct 4 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • Oct 6 Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)
  • Oct 7 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)
  • Oct 9 Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair
  • Oct 11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 Raoul Pleskow, composer
  • Oct 13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Janice Elliott, English novelist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Raymond Kopa, French footballer
  • Oct 14 Rafael Puyana, Bogota Colombia, baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957)
  • Oct 14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician (d. 1986)
  • Oct 15 [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • Oct 16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 16 Rosa Rosal, Filipino actress and humanitarian
  • Oct 17 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • Oct 18 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • Oct 19 Laszlo Kalmar, composer
  • Oct 19 John le CarrĂ©, English novelist
  • Oct 20 Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

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Oct 20 Mickey Mantle "The Commerce Comet", NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown), born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma (d. 1995)

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 21 Jim Parks, cricketer (England batsman-keeper in 46 Tests 1954-68)
  • Oct 22 Hikaru Hayashi, composer
  • Oct 23 Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)
  • Oct 23 Jim Bunning, Southgate, Kentucky, American baseball player and politician (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep. Senator-Ky)
  • Oct 24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • Oct 25 Annie Giradot, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 25 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager
  • Oct 26 Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
  • Oct 27 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
  • Oct 27 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • Oct 29 Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor (I Vitelloni), born in Rome, (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • Oct 30 Dick Gautier, stage and screen actor (Get Smart, Mr Terrific), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 John Macchia, CA, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo, Beach Party)
  • Oct 31 Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
  • Oct 31 David Lumsdaine, composer