Famous People Born in October 1930

  • Oct 1 Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)

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Oct 1 Richard Harris, Irish actor (Man Called Horse) and singer (MacArthur Park), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 2002)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris
  • Oct 1 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Gunter Kochan, composer
  • Oct 2 J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
  • Oct 3 David Mayer Epstein, composer
  • Oct 4 Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist, (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)

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Oct 6 Hafez al-Assad, General and President of Syria (1971-2000), born in Qardaha, Alawite State, Syria (d. 2000)

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad

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Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 8 James Olsen, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 9 David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Oct 9 Fjolnir Stefansson, composer
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, playwright (Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • Oct 11 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • Oct 11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 13 Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )

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Oct 14 Mobutu Sese Seko, Dictator and President of Zaire (1965-97), born in Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 1997)

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • Oct 14 Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin')
  • Oct 15 Phillipe Leroy, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 15 Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)
  • Oct 16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress
  • Oct 17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • Oct 17 Jimmy Breslin, American author and columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Oct 17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • Oct 18 Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)
  • Oct 19 Thomas ap Rees, British botanist, born in Frome, England (d. 1996)
  • Oct 21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • Oct 23 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 24 Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Tx, vocalist (Chantiily Lace)
  • Oct 24 Johan Galtung, Norwegian polemologist (Meaning of Nonviolence)
  • Oct 24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • Oct 24 Sultan Ahmad Shah, King of Malaysia
  • Oct 26 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), born in Barnsley, England (d. 2012)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, composer
  • Oct 28 John Henry Mayer, composer
  • Oct 28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham
  • Oct 29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 29 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
  • Oct 30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • Oct 30 Marilyn Alex, actress (Molly-Young & Restless), born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 30 Nestor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • Oct 31 Michael Collins, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11), born in Rome, Italy
  • Oct 31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), born in Denison, Texas (d. 1970)