Birthdays in History in October 1936

  • Oct 1 Charles G Fullerton, astronaut (STS-3, 51F), born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 2 Johnnie Cochran, attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney)
  • Oct 2 Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking
  • Oct 4 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
  • Oct 5 Vaclav Havel, writer/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)
  • Oct 6 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet], cabaret director (Capers)
  • Oct 7 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Oct 8 Rona Barrett, American gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.
  • Oct 13 Elizabeth Furse, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • Oct 13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 16 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 Akira Machida, Japanese judge
  • Oct 17 David Hobson, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Oct 17 Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
  • Oct 19 Johnetta Betsch Cole, educator/president (Spellman College)/(Sen-D-KY)
  • Oct 19 James Bevel, American activist
  • Oct 21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • Oct 22 Neville E Alexander, South african (10 years in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 23 Philip Kaufman, director (Right Stuff, Henry & June)
  • Oct 24 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Oct 25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • Oct 28 Horst Antes, German painter
  • Oct 31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut