Famous People Born in October 1925

  • Oct 2 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • Oct 2 Brian Dillon, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1982-94) (d. 2003)
  • Oct 2 Paul Goldsmith, American auto and motorcycle racer (USAC stock car champion 1961-62; 127 NASCAR starts, 9 wins), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Oct 3 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Oct 3 Gore Vidal, American author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • Oct 5 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), born in Burt, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Oct 5 Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • Oct 5 Herbert Kretzmer, South African-British lyricist of Lithuanian heritage (Les Miserables), born in Kroonstad, Union of South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Oct 6 Shana Alexander, American journalist (Life magazine, 60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 8 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, Russian writer and critic, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1997)
  • Oct 9 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, born in Woodstock, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Oct 9 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), born in Tempe, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Great Antonio [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • Oct 10 Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, born in Hranice na Moravě, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
  • Oct 11 Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • Oct 12 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • Oct 12 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Olympic gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 13 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 13 Gustav Winckler, Danish pop singer ("Skibet skal sejle i nat"- "The Ship Is Leaving Tonight"), born in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1979)
  • Oct 13 Lenny Bruce [Leonard Schneider], American comedian, arrested on obsenity, born in Mineola, New York (d. 1966)

Margaret ThatcherMargaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

Oct 13 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

  • Oct 14 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 14 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Mickey Baker, American session guitar player (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Oct 15 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), born in Maidstone, Kent (d. 2009)

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury (1925-2022)

Oct 16 Irish-British-American Golden Globe and multiple Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (Gaslight; The Manchurian Candidate; Mame; Murder, She Wrote; Beauty and the Beast), born in London, England [1] [2]

  • Oct 16 Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • Oct 18 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • Oct 18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • Oct 19 Bernard Hepton, British actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • Oct 20 Art Buchwald, American columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 20 Herman Roelstraete, Belgium composer, born in Lauwe, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Oct 20 Roger Hanin, French actor (Navarro), born in Algiers, Algeria (d. 2015)
  • Oct 20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Oct 20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 21 Charles "Doctor" Ross, American blues singer and guitarist (The Harmonica Boss), born in Tunica, Mississippi (d. 1993)
  • Oct 21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • Oct 21 Norman Paris, American pianist, arranger, accordion player, orchestra leader (For Your Pleasure), and composer ("Big Blue Marble"; "I've Got A Secret"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Oct 22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 22 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter (Gloria), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)

Johnny CarsonJohnny Carson (1925-2005)

Oct 23 American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), born in Corning, Iowa

  • Oct 23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor ("Never On A Sunday"), born in Xanthi, Greece (d. 1994)
  • Oct 23 Nanni Loy, Italian film director (The Four Days of Naples), born in Cagliari, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Oct 24 Jayaram N. Reddy, South African politician
  • Oct 24 Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder), born in Windsor, Queensland, Australia (d. 1982)
  • Oct 24 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), born in Oneglia, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Oct 25 Oralia Domínguez, Mexican mezzo-soprano, born in San Luis Potosí (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • Oct 26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Oct 27 Albert Medwin, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • Oct 27 Jane Connell, American actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 27 Mary Kay Stearns, American actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 27 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), born in Scranton, North Dakota (d. 2011)
  • Oct 28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2006)
  • Oct 28 Leonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 29 (John) "Zoot" Sims, American jazz saxophonist, born in Inglewood, California (d. 1985)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, American softball pitcher (National Softball Hall of Fame 1959; Chicago Queens), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1979)
  • Oct 29 Dominick Dunne, American writer and producer (Panic in Needle Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Oct 29 Geraldine Brooks [Stroock], American stage and screen actress (Brightower; Embraceable You; The Dumplings), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Oct 29 Robert Hardy, British actor (Harry Potter, All Creatures Great and Small), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 30 (Attilio) "Teo" Macero, American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew"; Dave Brubeck -"Time Out"), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)
  • Oct 30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Joe Techner, American jazz trumpeter (Elliot Lawrence Band - "Elevation"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Oct 31 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)
  • Oct 31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York

About October 1925

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

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