Birthdays in History in October 1953

  • Oct 1 Greta Andersen Waitz, marathoner (NYC - 1984), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 2 Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leonean politician, President of Sierra Leone (2007-), born in Makeni, Sierra Leone
  • Oct 4 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland
  • Oct 5 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician, born in Le Veurdre, Allier, France
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, (Rep-R-MI, 1985- )
  • Oct 14 Marcel R Zeeuw, Suriname lt-colonel (coup 1982)
  • Oct 14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, (Rep-R-Michigan)