On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1928

  • Oct 1 George Peppard, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • Oct 1 Laurence Harvey [Larushka Skine], Lithuanian-born South African actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet), born in Joniškis (d. 1973)
  • Oct 1 Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
  • Oct 1 Zhu Rongji, Chinese politician
  • Oct 2 Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl), born in Stettin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Oct 2 Anthony Tippet, British Royal Navy officer and Chief of Fleet Support (d. 2006)
  • Oct 2 Clay Felker, American journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • Oct 2 George McFarland, American actor (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Oct 2 Robin Duthie, British accountant and CEO (Britoil), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • Oct 3 Christian d'Oriola, French fencer (4-time Olympic gold foils 1948, 52, 56), born in Perpignan, France (d. 2007)
  • Oct 3 Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer (National Ballet of Canada), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1986)
  • Oct 3 Shridath Ramphal, Guyanese Secretary-General (1975-90), born in New Amsterdam, British Guiana
  • Oct 4 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 4 Torben Ulrich, Danish tennis player, musician, writer, filmmaker and father of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Oct 4 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), born in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • Oct 5 Louise Fitzhugh, American author and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1974)

  • Oct 7 Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter, born in Kashan, Iran (d. 1980)
  • Oct 8 Neil Harvey, Australian cricketer (prolific Australian lefty bat of 50's), born in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 8 M. Russell Ballard, American religious leader (Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of LDS Church), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 8 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • Oct 9 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2016)
  • Oct 12 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1976)
  • Oct 12 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • Oct 14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 14 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Héctor Rial, Spanish soccer striker (Real Madrid, 5 straight Euro Cup C'ships 1956-60), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1991)
  • Oct 16 Mary Daly, American feminist
  • Oct 16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Oct 17 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • Oct 17 Jim Gilliam, American MLB player and coach (Dodgers, NL rookie of year 1953), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1978)
  • Oct 17 Zacharias J de Beer, South African physician/MP (DP)
  • Oct 18 Keith Jackson, American sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football, college football), born in Roopville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 18 R H "Deepak" Shodhan, cricketer (century on Test debut for India)
  • Oct 19 Buff Cobb [Patrizia Cobb Chapman], American actress and TV personality (Masquerade Party), born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 20 Li Peng, Chinese leader, Premier of China (1987-98), born in Shanghai French Concession (d. 2019)

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Oct 21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

  • Oct 21 Vern Mikkelsen, Parlier, CA, basketball player (Lakers, HOF), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 21 Yú Guāngzhōng [Yu Kwang-chung], Taiwanese poet, essayist, and translator (Nostalgia), born in Nanjing, Republic of China (d. 2017)
  • Oct 21 Ardico Magnini, Italian soccer defender (20 caps; Fiorentina 225 games), born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Oct 22 Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês, Vidas Secas), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
  • Oct 22 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Alexander Tanev, Bulgarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Oct 23 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1971)
  • Oct 23 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, born in Albion, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 24 Gabriel Laub, Polish writer, born in Bochnia, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959), born in Auburn, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • Oct 25 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 25 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • Oct 26 Francisco Solano López, Argentine comic artist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2011)
  • Oct 27 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricket captain and batsman (11 Tests; India's oldest living Test cricketer), born in Vadodara, India
  • Oct 27 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Oct 27 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian three-star general in the Securitate, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Oct 28 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish soccer striker (38 caps; Hibernian 253 games, 185 goals), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • Oct 30 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (The Carol Burnett Show), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Michael Andrews, British painter, born in Norwich, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)
  • Oct 30 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1999)
  • Oct 31 Andrew Sarris, American movie critic (Village Voice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

About October 1928

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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