On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1927

  • Oct 1 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Oct 1 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • Oct 3 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, born in Ikirasaqa, Baffin Island, Canada (d. 2013)
  • Oct 3 Chuck Hulse, American auto racer (USAC Champ Car Series, 26 x top 10 finishes), born in Anaheim, California (d. 2020)
  • Oct 5 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 John W. Downey, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2004)
  • Oct 6 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), born in Eureka, South Dakota (d. 2002)
  • Oct 6 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • Oct 6 Phil Maloney, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Oct 7 Al Martino [Jasper Cini], American singer and actor (Here in My Heart, The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Oct 7 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • Oct 8 Al Duncan, American blues drummer, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Oct 8 Gigi Durston, American singer (Sonny Kendis Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 8 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 2013)
  • Oct 8 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1956)
  • Oct 8 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina (d. 2002)

  • Oct 8 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, born in Hong Kong (d. 2018)
  • Oct 9 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, born in Novo-Mayachka, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), born in Mount Standfast, Saint James Parish, Barbados (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 John Eric Tieman, production manager (The Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), born in Ferndale, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Oct 11 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2005)
  • Oct 12 Antonia Rey [Francesch], Cuban-born American actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Oct 13 Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist (Birth of the Cool), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)

Person of interestRoger Moore

Oct 14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • Oct 15 Mary Perot Nichols, American journalist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Oct 15 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), born in Grenada (d. 1995)
  • Oct 15 Bill Henry, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds), born in Alice, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Oct 16 Gus Yatron, (Rep-D-PA, 1969- )
  • Oct 16 Lee Montague, British actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Peter Brinson, dance educationalist

Person of interestGünter Grass

Oct 16 Günter Grass, German writer and playwright (The Tin Drum) and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), born in Danzig

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

Oct 18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • Oct 18 Ramesh Divecha, cricketer (eleven wickets for India in early 50's)
  • Oct 19 Pierre Alechinsky, Belgian painter/director (Cobra)

  • Oct 20 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer (Oulipo), born in Sibiu (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Joyce Brothers, American pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 21 Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
  • Oct 22 Helenard J "Allan" Hendrickse, leader of South African Labour Party
  • Oct 22 Ray Stern, mother of radio personality Howard Stern
  • Oct 23 Edward Kienholz, US sculptor (Roxy)
  • Oct 23 Leszek Kolakowski, Polish philosopher (Conversations with the Devil)
  • Oct 23 Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 2008)
  • Oct 24 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • Oct 25 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 25 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Headley Keith, South African cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 21.19), born in Dundee, Natal (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Oct 27 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Oct 27 Edward Keinholz, American artist and sculptor, born in Fairfield, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Oct 28 Dame Cleo Laine, British actress and jazz-pop singer (Flesh to a Tiger), born in Middlesex, England
  • Oct 29 Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles, doubles Grand Slam 1951), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 29 Hugo Schiltz, Flemish lawyer and politician, born in Borsbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • Oct 30 Joe Adcock, American baseball utility, manager (Milwaukee Braves; 2-time MLB All Star), born in Coushatta, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Oct 31 Anita Kerr, American singer composer and producer (The Anita Kerr Singers), born in Memphis, Tennessee

About October 1927

How Old? 92 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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