Famous People Born in 1929 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 747

  • Jun 30 Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • Jul 1 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, New York (d. 2014)

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos (93 years old)

Jul 2 Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

  • Jul 3 David Lynch, American singer (Platters - "Twilight Time"; "Only You"; "The Great Pretender"), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, 3rd Baron Wraxall, British diplomat and vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps) (d. 2017)

Al DavisAl Davis (1929-2011)

Jul 4 American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts

  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, American author (Keepers of the House), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • Jul 9 (Barton) Lee Hazlewood, American pop-country songwriter, singer, and producer ("Summer Wine"; Nancy Sinatra -"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'"; Frank and Nancy - "Something Stupid"), born in Mannford, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (Canadian Golf Hall of Fame), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 Chuck Rio [Daniel Flores], American rock singer, saxophonist, and songwriter (The Champs - "Tequila"), born in Santa Paula, California (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - "Grandpa Joe";, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone, born in Berlin (d. 1998)
  • Jul 14 Alan Dawson, American jazz drummer and teacher (Berklee, 1957-75), born in Marietta, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 (Jalacy) "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("I Put a Spell On You"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)
  • Jul 18 Dick Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Sofia MuratovaSofia Muratova (1929-2006)

Jul 19 Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia, Soviet Union

Mike IlitchMike Ilitch (1929-2017)

Jul 20 American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Jul 20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 1999)
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 22 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • Jul 23 Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Jul 23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt Prize, 1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician (30th Minister of Finance), born in Île Perrot, Quebec
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, American R&B singer-songwriter (The Moonglows - "Sincerely"), producer (Marvin Gaye), and record label executive (Motown), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins [Harry Patterson], British novelist (The Eagle Has Landed), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris

Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisJacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)

Jul 28 American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch writer, poet, son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, American pop vocalist (McGuire Sisters - "Sincerely"; "Sugartime"), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Jul 30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 José Santamaría, Uruguayan soccer defender (Uruguay 20, Spain 16 caps; Real Madrid), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, American roller derby queen, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, British-Jamaican ska-pop-rock saxophonist (The Foundations - "Now That I've Found You"), born in Jamaica, British West Indies
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, British designer, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 7 Richard T. Schulze, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1975-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, American evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Aug 8 Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 8 Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
  • Aug 8 William Nolde, US Army officer, last US soldier killed during Vietnam War, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, English composer and conductor (Duke Ellington’s Third Sacred Concert)
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Welsh composer (Floriture), born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 2008)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aug 12 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, British deputy Commanding-in-Chief (Allied Forces Central Europe) (d. 2020)
  • Aug 13 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian professional boxer, born in Amaigbo, Nigeria (d. 1971)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Lorez Alexandria [Taylor] American jazz and gospel singer (Alexandria the Great), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Louise Slaughter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Lynch, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 15 Jerry Groom, American College Football HOF center (Notre Dame; NFL Pro Bowl 1954; Chicago Cardinals), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (Peace Piece; Waltz For Debbie), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Aug 16 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 16 Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Francis Gary PowersFrancis Gary Powers (1929-1977)

Aug 17 American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, born in Jenkins, Kentucky

  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French songwriter, singer, guitarist, and Bob Dylan translator, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, born in Schweizer-Reneke (d. 2017)
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Aug 23 Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time British Open Championship winner (1954-56, 58, 65), born in Brunswick, Victoria (d. 2018)

Vera MilesVera Miles (93 years old)

Aug 23 American actress (Psycho;The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Boise City, Oklahoma

  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-wop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)

Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat (1929-2004)

Aug 24 Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt

  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Aug 28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Aug 28 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian writer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 1994)
  • Sep 2 Hal Ashby, American film director (The Last Detail; Shampoo; Being There), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • Sep 2 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!), born in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, Wales (d. 2012) [1]
  • Sep 3 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)

Whitey BulgerWhitey Bulger (1929-2018)

Sep 3 American organized crime boss, born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Sep 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 (Ildefonso Paez) "IP" Santos, Filipino landscape architect (National Artist of the Philippines in Architecture, 2006), born in Malabon, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)

Bob NewhartBob Newhart (93 years old)

Sep 5 American comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

  • Sep 6 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958; PGA Player of the Year 1958), born in Athens, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • Sep 6 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), born in Mullagh, Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin
  • Sep 9 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, American politician (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81-91), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)

Arnold PalmerArnold Palmer (1929-2016)

Sep 10 American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, Finnish actor (Miriam), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2016)
  • Sep 10 Wayde Preston [William Erksine Strange], American actor (A Man Called Sledge; Colt .45), born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (d. 1992)
  • Sep 11 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian operatic basso singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)

John GutfreundJohn Gutfreund (1929-2016)

Sep 14 American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York

  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2013)
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in Cape Fair, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, Austrian Salvation Army officer, 13th General of The Salvation Army, born in Newcastle, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (1969 Nobel Prize for Physics for theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Sep 16 Dale Kildee, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977-2013), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • Sep 17 David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, British marshal (RAF), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, British businessman and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), born in Dalmeny, Scotland

Stirling MossStirling Moss (1929-2020)

Sep 17 British Auto Racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England

  • Sep 17 Vincent La Selva, American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017) [1]
  • Sep 18 Jack Mullaney, American actor (South Pacific; My Living Doll; It's About Time: Spinout), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, British teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Sep 19 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer and multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman), born in Norfolk, England
  • Sep 20 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Sep 22 Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (Anerca), born in Québec City, Québec (d. 1986)
  • Sep 22 William E. Dannemeyer, American politician who opposed LGBT rights (Rep-R-CA, 1979-93), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2019)
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Sep 24 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), born in Helden, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, Scottish Principal and vice-chancellor (Aberdeen University), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2014)

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters (1929-2022)

Sep 25 American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today; 20/20; ABC-TV; The View), born in Boston, Massachusetts [1]

  • Sep 25 Jack Rutherford, Australian cricket all-rounder (1 Test, HS 30, 1 wicket; WA CA), born in Bruce Rock, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Sep 27 Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 29 Valentinas Bagdonas, Lithuanian composer (Symphony of Peace), born in Sriūbos, Lithuania (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and women's rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, born in Lingayen, Philippine Islands (d. 2017)
  • Oct 1 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league halfback, coach, administrator (NSWRL, ARL, Manly-Warringah chairman), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 2 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • Oct 2 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • Oct 2 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1993)
  • Oct 3 Andy Hebenton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2019)
  • Oct 3 Bert Stern, American photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 4 Leroy Van Dyke, American country singer (Walk on By), born in Mora, Missouri
  • Oct 4 Scotty Beckett, American actor (Our Gang, Listen Darling, Battleground), born in Oakland, California (d. 1968)
  • Oct 5 Autherine Lucy, 1st African-American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, born in Shiloh, Alabama
  • Oct 5 Richard F. Gordon, Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11; Apollo 12), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Oct 6 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • Oct 6 Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 7 Graeme Ferguson, Canadian filmmaker and executive, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 7 Harold Zirin, American astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 7 Robert Westall, British author, born in North Shields, United Kingdom (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 Didi (Waldyr Pereira), Brazilian soccer midfielder (68 caps; Fluminense), born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Oct 11 Curtis Amy, American jazz and session saxophonist ("Way Down"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Oct 11 Liselotte Pulver [Lilo Pulver], Swiss actress (One, Two, Three, Das Wirtshaus im Spessart), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Oct 12 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, born in Brighton, East Sussex, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 12 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • Oct 12 Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 16 B. Satyaji Rao, Indian cricket umpire (17 Tests 1960-79; 5 x Ranji Trophy finals), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2021)
  • Oct 16 Bill Green, American politician (Rep-R-NY, 1978-93), born in New York City (d. 2002)
  • Oct 16 Fernanda Montenegro [Arlette Torres], Brazilian actress, often described as the greatest Brazilian actress of all time (Central Station, Coce de Mãe), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Oct 16 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Oct 17 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin