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)

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Oct 7 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • 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, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 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 [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • 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, American baseball player and politician (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 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, actor (Car 54 Where Are You), born in Monticello, New York
  • 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 Daniel "Dan" Rather, American news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Oct 31 Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
  • Oct 31 David Lumsdaine, composer