On This Day

Famous People Born in 1930 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 738

  • Jul 11 John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
  • Jul 11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jul 12 Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, writer, and voice of "Babar the elephant", born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland
  • Jul 12 Jean Brankart, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, Giro d'Italia 1958 runner-up; Belgium national track pursuit champion 1956, 58, 59), born in Momalle, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jul 14 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • Jul 14 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • Jul 15 Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
  • Jul 15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • Jul 16 John Everett Watts, American composer, born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jul 16 Michael Bilirakis, American politician, Republican U.S. House of Representatives from Florida, born in Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Jul 17 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • Jul 18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • Jul 18 Burt Kwouk, English actor (Pink Panther movies), born in Warrington (d. 2016)
  • Jul 20 Chuck Daly, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (2-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons), born in Kane, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Jul 20 Sally Ann Howes, British singer and actress (Truly Scrumptious-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brigadoon), born in London, England

  • Jul 20 Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
  • Jul 21 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 2019)
  • Jul 21 Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
  • Jul 22 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, Polish classical composer (Spirals), born in Grodzisk Mazowieck, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Jul 22 Marcia Henderson, American actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family, Peter Pan), born in Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1987)

Person of interestSonny Liston

Jul 22 Sonny Liston, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1962-64), born in Johnson Township, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Jul 24 Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, Soviet cosmonaut, born in Khotimsk, Mogilyov Oblast (d. 1998)
  • Jul 24 Charles Hambro, English banker, multi-millionaire and CEO (Hambros) (d. 2002)
  • Jul 24 Jacqueline Brookes, American actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Jul 25 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Resurrection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Jul 25 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • Jul 25 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist, born in Łuniniec, Poland (d. 1990)
  • Jul 25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • Jul 25 Mitzi Shore [Lillian Saidel], American owner of The Comedy Store and founder of The Comedy Channel, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • Jul 26 Barbara Jefford, British actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), born in Plymstock, Devon, England (d. 2020)
  • Jul 26 Sarah A. Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, British Conservative politician, born in Dublin
  • Jul 27 Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Jul 27 Shirley Williams, British politician (Social Democratic Party), born in London
  • Jul 27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • Jul 28 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium (d. 2006)

  • Jul 28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
  • Jul 29 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), born in Wilkinsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jul 30 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • Jul 30 Bobby Dimond, Australian rugby league winger (24 Tests; NSW, Western Suburbs), born in Dapto, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Jul 31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown and circus artist, born in Vyrubovo, Moscow (d. 2016)
  • Aug 1 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2014)
  • Aug 1 Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie & Phil, Just Me & You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Aug 1 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, born in Miskolc, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • Aug 1 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • Aug 1 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, born in Denguin, France (d. 2002)
  • Aug 1 Jerry Frankel, American Broadway producer, born in Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Aug 2 Ron de Lugo, American politician (Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the U.S. Virgin Islands' at-large district 1981-95), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 2 Vali Myers, Australian painter, born in Canterbury, Sydney (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Aug 4 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • Aug 4 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • Aug 4 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric, born in Mashhad, Iran

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

Aug 5 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Michal Kováč, President of Slovakia (1993-98), born in Ľubiša, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Aug 6 Abbey Lincoln [Anna Wooldridge], African-American civil rights activist, jazz vocalist, songwriter and actress (Nothing But a Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Aug 7 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), born in Kuusalu, Estonia (d. 2017)
  • Aug 8 Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)
  • Aug 8 Joan Mondale, wife of US vice-president Walter Mondale (1977-81)
  • Aug 8 Nita Talbot [Anita Sokol], American actress (Hogan's Heros, Supertrain, Here We Go Again), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 8 Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)
  • Aug 10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • Aug 11 Michael Quinlan, civil servant
  • Aug 11 William A O'Neal, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • Aug 12 Ronald James Herron, architect
  • Aug 12 Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician

Person of interestGeorge Soros

Aug 12 George Soros [György Schwartz], Hungarian-American investor and political activist (Open Society Foundation), born in Budapest, Hungary

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • Aug 13 Don Ho [Donald Tai Loy Ho], Chinese-American musician (Tiny Bubbles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • Aug 13 Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player and politician, born in Vinegar Bend, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • Aug 14 Earl Weaver, manager (Baltimore Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 14 Gerald Solomon, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Okeechobee, Florida (d. 2001)
  • Aug 14 Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
  • Aug 15 Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
  • Aug 15 Antonio Permunian, Swiss soccer goalkeeper (11 caps; AC Bellinzona, FC Luzern), born in Bellinzona, Switzerland (d. 2020)
  • Aug 16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter, voice actor, and director (I Spy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), born in Oakland, California (d. 2010)

Person of interestTony Trabert

Aug 16 Tony Trabert, American tennis player (5-time Grand Slam singles winner)), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • Aug 17 James Gerald Gulliver, Scottish businessman (Argyll Foods), born in Campbeltown, Scotland (d. 1996)

Person of interestTed Hughes

Aug 17 Ted Hughes, English Poet and translator (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • Aug 18 Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins)
  • Aug 18 Liviu Librescu, Israeli professor, killed in the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Aug 18 Gene Bartow, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (US National Team 1974; Valparaiso, Memphis State, Illinois, UCLA), born in Browning, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • Aug 19 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
  • Aug 20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • Aug 21 Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Aug 21 Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Glamis Castle, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Aug 22 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2013)
  • Aug 23 Andy Ireland, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Aug 23 Jack Bannister, English cricketer (Warwickshire stalwart) and commentator (BBC), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands (d. 2016)

  • Aug 23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • Aug 23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • Aug 24 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)

Person of interestSean Connery

Aug 25 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films, Indiana Jones), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Aug 25 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • Aug 26 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
  • Aug 27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • Aug 27 John Watts, British army and Chief of Defense (Omani Armed Forces), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2003)
  • Aug 28 Ben Gazzara, American actor (Run for Your Life, QB VII), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Aug 28 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Aug 29 Marius van Amelsvoort, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive, born in Montreal, Québec, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Aug 30 Noel Harford, New Zealand cricketer (8 Tests for NZ 1955-58), born in Winton, New Zealand (d. 1981)
  • Aug 30 Warren Burger, American author (The Midas Touch)

Person of interestWarren Buffett

Aug 30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • Aug 30 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Aug 31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • Sep 1 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), born in Secunderabad (d. 2015)
  • Sep 1 Pete Brewster, American football end and coach (NFL Pro Bowl 1955, 56; Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Sep 2 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • Sep 3 Cherry Barbara Grimm [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)
  • Sep 3 Haty Tegelaar-Boonacker, Dutch politician and 2nd chamber member (CDA), born in Weesp, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Sep 4 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer ("Piece Of My Heart"; "Time Is On My Side"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Sep 4 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Sep 6 Andre Beullens, Flemish painter, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Sep 7 Baudouin I, King of Belgium (1951-93), born in Stuyvenberg Castle, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Sep 7 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, American Mexican media tycoon (Televisa), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Sep 8 Jeannette Altwegg, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1952), born in Bombay, India

  • Sep 8 Mario Adorf, German actor (The Tin Drum, Bachelor, Abyssinia), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Premier of South Vietnam (1965-67), born in Sơn Tây, Indochina (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Robert W. Firestone, American author and clinical psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 9 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Sep 9 Frank Lucas, American drug kingpin (fictionalised in 2007 film "American Gangster"), born in La Grange, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • Sep 10 Kenneth Kweku Sinaman Dadzie, Ghanian diplomat (first African Secretary-General of UNCTAD), born in Gold Coast (d. 1995),
  • Sep 11 Cathryn Damon, American actress (Mary-Soap, She's Having a Baby), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 11 Saleh Selim, Egyptian football player and 10th president of the Egyptian Al-Ahly Sporting Club, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • Sep 12 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Jimmy McLane, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Sep 14 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Sep 16 Ken Coates, British Labour politician and writer, born in Leek, Staffordshire (d. 2010)
  • Sep 16 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2011)
  • Sep 17 David Huddleston, American actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Edgar Mitchell, NASA astronaut (Apollo 14), born in Hereford Texas (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • Sep 17 Thomas P. Stafford, American Air Force officer and astronaut (Gem 6 9, Ap 10 18), born in Weatherford, Oklahoma
  • Sep 17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher, born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2009)
  • Sep 17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • Sep 19 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Sep 19 Antonio Margheriti, Italian filmmaker (Yor, the Hunter from the Future), born in Rome (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), born in Troy, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Sep 21 Dawn Addams, British actress (A King in New York, Star Maidens) who married the Prince of Roccasecca, born in Felixstowe, England (d. 1985)
  • Sep 22 Antonio Saura, Spanish painter
  • Sep 22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer
  • Sep 23 Colin Blakely, Northern-Irish character actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear), born in Bangor, County Down (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)

Person of interestRay Charles

Sep 23 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 2004)

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Sep 23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)

  • Sep 23 Don Edmunds, American auto racer and car builder (National Sprint Car HOF; built Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Sky cycle), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2020)
  • Sep 24 John Young, American astronaut and 9th person to walk on the Moon (Gemini 3 & 10, Apollo 10 & 16, STS 1 & 9), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • Sep 24 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), born in Skarbanowo, Poland (d. 1998)
  • Sep 24 Angelo Muscat, Maltese-born British actor (The Prisoner, Doctor Who), born in the Republic of Malta (d. 1977)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • Sep 25 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (A Boy Named Sue; The Cover Of The Rolling Stone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), born in Kusel, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Sep 27 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Sep 27 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • Sep 28 Robin Buchanan, CEO (NHS Supplies Auth, Wessex Regional Health Auth)
  • Sep 28 Tommy Collins, [Leonard Sipes], country singer (Don't Growl)
  • Sep 28 Ugo Gregoretti, Italian actor (Rogopag, Common Sense of Modesty), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 29 Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • Sep 29 Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • Sep 29 Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • Sep 29 Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Sep 29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • Sep 30 Ben Cooper, American western actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Oct 1 Philippe Noiret, French actor (Nuovo cinema Paradiso, Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino), born in Lille, Nord (d. 2006)

Person of interestRichard Harris

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 auto racer (European F5000 1971; British Touring Car Championship 1967-68, 73), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 1 Naimatullah Khan, Pakistani politician
  • Oct 2 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Oct 2 Jayasinghrao Ghorpade, Indian cricket batsman (8 Tests @ 15.26), born in Panchgani, Maharashtra (d. 1978)
  • Oct 2 Dave Barrett, 26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 4 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 George "Skip" Homeier, American actor (Boys Ranch, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

  • Oct 5 Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), born in Uzyn, Kiev Oblast, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • Oct 5 Reinhard Selten, German economist (Nobel Prize 1994). born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2016)

Person of interestHafez al-Assad

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

Person of interestRichie Benaud

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 2015)

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 8 James Olsen, American actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Toru Takemitsu, Japanese composer (Ki No Kyoko), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Oct 8 [Park Frederick] Pepper Adams, American jazz saxophonist (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Oct 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavíc, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • Oct 10 Adlai Stevenson III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Oct 10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1970)
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, American baseball player, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 11 Harry Glaß, German ski jumper (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Klingenthal, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 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 Piet Clase, South African politician (Minister of Education), born in Bothaville, South Africa

Person of interestMobutu Sese Seko

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