Famous People Born in October 1961

  • Oct 1 Cornelius Johannes Petrus Gerhardus "Corrie" Van Zyl, cricketer (SAf)
  • Oct 1 Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 1 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • Oct 2 Alan Wells, cricketer (England Test batsman v WI in one Test 1995)
  • Oct 2 Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 2 Robbie Nevil, rocker (A Place Like This)
  • Oct 4 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Oct 4 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 4 Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • Oct 4 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Oct 5 Shell Kepler, actress (Amy Vining-General Hospital)
  • Oct 5 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • Oct 5 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • Oct 5 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Oct 6 Kathrin Dörre, East German marathoner (Olympic-bronze-1988)
  • Oct 6 Tim Burgess, English drummer (T'Pau), born in Macclesfield
  • Oct 7 Matthew Roloff, American reality star
  • Oct 7 Brian Mannix, Australian singer and actor
  • Oct 8 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist
  • Oct 9 Arlene Boxhall, Zimbabwe, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Oct 9 Jean Sagal, actress (Kate-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Liz Sagal, actress (Allison-Double Trouble, Grease 2), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 9 Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • Oct 10 Brian Lee Diemer, steeplechase (Olymp-bronze-1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Oct 10 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • Oct 10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress
  • Oct 10 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • Oct 11 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 11 Neil Buchanan, English television presenter
  • Oct 11 Amr Diab, Egyptian singer
  • Oct 13 Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Oct 14 Melanie Wilson, actress (Jennifer-Perfect Strangers)
  • Oct 14 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
  • Oct 16 Billy Taylor, Monticello FL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Oct 16 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Oct 16 Wilfried Brookhuis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Oct 16 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • Oct 16 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • Oct 18 Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star sailor (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)
  • Oct 18 Gladstone Small, English cricketer, born in St. George, Barbados
  • Oct 18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 19 Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)
  • Oct 20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 20 Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
  • Oct 21 Mark Finch, film festival organiser
  • Oct 22 Barbara Potter, Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)
  • Oct 22 Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • Oct 22 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • Oct 22 Robert Torti, American actor
  • Oct 23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • Oct 23 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • Oct 23 Andoni Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 24 Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • Oct 24 Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 24 Susan Leigh Still, lt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Oct 24 Mary Bono, American politician
  • Oct 24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
  • Oct 26 Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
  • Oct 26 Dylan McDermott, Waterbury, Connecticut, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story)
  • Oct 27 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 29 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • Oct 29 Joel Otto, Elk River MN, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers, Team USA Oly-1998)
  • Oct 29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Oct 30 Hans Segers, soccer goaltender (PSV, Nottingham Forest, Wimbledon)
  • Oct 30 Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
  • Oct 31 Alonzo Babers, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Oct 31 Christine Bridged, Australian European class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 31 Glenn "Doc" Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Oct 31 Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 31 Sterling Hinds, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Toronto, Ontario

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Oct 31 Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director (Lord of the Rings - Academy Award, Best Director, 2003), born in Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Oct 31 Kate Campbell, American musician