On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1922

  • Oct 1 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • Oct 2 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • Oct 3 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • Oct 4 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • Oct 5 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Oct 5 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager, born in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • Oct 6 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 7 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • Oct 7 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • Oct 7 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 8 Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, born in Aberdeen (d. 1997)
  • Oct 8 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 9 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)

  • Oct 10 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), born in Curaçao (d. 2007)
  • Oct 10 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • Oct 10 Merv Pregulman, American NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer (A Sibila), born in Vila Mea, Portugal
  • Oct 15 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Oct 16 Max Bygraves [Walter William Bygraves], British actor (Charley Moon, Spare the Rod, Tom Brown's School Days), born in London (d. 2012)
  • Oct 16 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger), born in Ullapool, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Oct 17 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • Oct 17 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 18 Camillo Togni, composer
  • Oct 18 Richard Stankiewicz, US sculptor (1974 Akston Award, 1966 Brandeis)
  • Oct 19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 20 John Anderson, American actor (Psycho, Ride the High Country, Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Clayton, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Oct 21 Liliane de Bettencourt, French heir to L'Oreal and richest woman in the world from 2016, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Oct 22 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), born in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (d. 1994)
  • Oct 22 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • Oct 22 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium

  • Oct 22 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1997)
  • Oct 22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 23 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • Oct 27 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), born in Rubio, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • Oct 27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ralph Kiner, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL home run leader 1946–52; 6×MLB All-Star; Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Gershon Kingsley, German-American composer, born in Bochum, Weimar Republic
  • Oct 28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball player and coach, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Oct 28 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwean politician (1st Vice-President of Zimbabwe), born in Gutu district, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2003)
  • Oct 29 Neal Hefti, American orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer (Li'l Darlin), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Oct 29 Neil Blaney, Irish politician, born in Fanad, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 31 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

Oct 31 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 31 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Oct 31 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)

About October 1922

How Old? 97 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Signs: Libra (Sep 23 - Oct 22), Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)