Birthdays in History in October 1948

  • Oct 2 Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer
  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Oct 6 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Oct 7 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist
  • Oct 8 Stefanie Marrian, comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
  • Oct 8 Pedro López, Colombian serial killer
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician
  • Oct 14 David Ruprecht, American game show host
  • Oct 14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)
  • Oct 15 Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Oct 18 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • Oct 18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • Oct 20 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • Oct 21 Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American journalist
  • Oct 24 Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut