Birthdays in History in October 1961

  • Oct 1 Gary Ablett, Australian rules footballer
  • Oct 4 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • Oct 5 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • Oct 7 Matthew Roloff, American reality star
  • Oct 10 Brian Lee Diemer, steeplechase (Olymp-bronze-1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Oct 14 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer
  • Oct 16 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • Oct 21 Mark Finch, film festival organiser
  • Oct 23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 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