Birthdays in History in October 1930

  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Oct 5 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)

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Oct 6 Hafez al-Assad, General and President of Syria (1971-2000), born in Qardaha, Alawite State, Syria (d. 2000)

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 13 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )

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Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 15 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norway, polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • Oct 24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy