Famous People Born in October 1912

  • Oct 2 Eric Wilson, VC/British Lt Col
  • Oct 3 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • Oct 4 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • Oct 4 John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • Oct 5 Fritz Fischer (medical doctor), Nazi war criminal
  • Oct 6 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator
  • Oct 7 Fernando Bela├║nde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist
  • Oct 13 Hugo David Weisgall, Ivancice Moravia, composer (4 Impressions)
  • Oct 13 Cornel Wilde [Kornel Lajos Weisz], Hungarian-American actor (Sword of Lancelot, High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in Prievidza, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Oct 14 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (Sociology of Sex)
  • Oct 14 Jack Crapp, cricketer (England batsman 1948-49)
  • Oct 14 Jack Young, English cricketer (Middlesex & England slow left-armer post-WW2)
  • Oct 17 John Paul I [Albino Luciano], 263rd Roman Catholic pope (1978), born in Canale d'Agordo, Belluno, Veneto region of Northern Italy
  • Oct 21 Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
  • Oct 21 Georg Solti, conductor (Fidelio), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 22 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 25 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley], American country comedienne (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw), born in Centerville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • Oct 26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Oct 27 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 28 Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (d. 2005)
  • Oct 30 Preston Lockwood [Reginald], British actor (Time Bandits, Jeeves and Wooster), born in West Ham, Essex (d. 1996)
  • Oct 31 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), born in Uvalde, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Oct 31 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2008)