On This Day

Famous People Born in 1931 (Part 3)

Birthdays 401 - 600 of 730

  • Jul 4 Rick Casares, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • Jul 4 Duncan Lamont, Scottish jazz and session trumpet and saxophone player, arranger, andsongwriter ("I Told You So"), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2019)
  • Jul 5 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, Irish American gangster (inspiration for Jimmy Conway character in Goodfellas), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice, 1st permanent black judge on South African Supreme Court, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jul 6 Donal Donnelly, Irish actor (The Godfather: Part III, Dead), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2010)
  • Jul 6 Danny White, American singer and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Jul 6 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 6 Emily Nasrallah, Lebanese writer and women's rights activist (Birds of September, A Cat’s Diary), born in Kfeir, Lebanon (d. 2018)
  • Jul 6 László Tábori, Hungarian middle/long distance runner (1,500m world record 1955), born in Košice, Slovakia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 7 David Eddings, American sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)
  • Jul 7 Stanley Brock, American actor (UHF, Hard to Kill, Ivan-He's the Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jul 8 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2014)
  • Jul 8 Louis Ballard [Honganózhe], Native American composer and educator (The Four Moons), born near Quapaw, Oklahoma (d. 2007) [1]

Person of interestRoone Arledge

Jul 8 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002) [1] [2]

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge
  • Jul 10 Alice Munro, Canadian author (Dance of the Happy Shades) and Nobel laureate 2013, born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
  • Jul 10 Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader), born in Amboy, Minnesota
  • Jul 10 Julian May, American sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jul 10 Nick Adams [Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock], American actor (Johnny Yuma-Rebel), born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Jul 11 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (The Girl He Left Behind; Lust In The Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • Jul 11 Hans Klein, politician
  • Jul 11 Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 11 Thurston Harris, American R&B and pop vocalist (The Sharps - "Little Bitty Pretty One"), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1990)
  • Jul 11 Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
  • Jul 12 André Laporte, Flemish composer, born in Oplinter, Tienen, Belgium
  • Jul 12 J. Bob Traxler, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Kawkawlin, Michigan
  • Jul 13 Bill Moor [William Hendrickson Moor III], American actor (Kramer vs. Kramer, The Devil's Advocate, Hanky Panky), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jul 14 Donald Eugene Webb, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jul 14 Sir Robert Stephens, British actor (Uncle Kurt-Holocaust, Chaplin, QB VII, Cleopatra), born in Bristol, England (d. 1995)
  • Jul 15 Clive Cussler, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara), born in Aurora, Illinois,
  • Jul 15 Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
  • Jul 16 Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 Norm Sherry, American baseball catcher (Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets) and manager (California Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jul 18 "Papa" Dee Allen, American percussionist (War - "Cisco Kid"; "The World Is A Ghetto"), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1988)
  • Jul 20 Tony Marsh, English auto racer (record 6 x British Hill Climb Championship), born in Stourbridge, England (d. 2009)

Person of interestMarina Popovich

Jul 20 Marina Popovich, Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer and test pilot (102 world records), born in Leonenki, Smolensk Oblast, USSR, birth date uncertain (d. 2017)

  • Jul 21 Plas Johnson, American be-bop jazz and session saxophonist (sax solo on "The Pink Panther Theme"), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Jul 21 Leon Schidlowsky, Chilean Israeli composer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jul 21 Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), born in West Jordan, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Jul 22 Charles Huxtable, General commander (English ground armies)
  • Jul 22 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jul 23 Jan Torell, Swedish director (New Land, Emigrants), born in Limhamm, Sweden
  • Jul 23 Richard Searby, Australian lawyer and deputy-chairman (News Corp Ltd-Australia)
  • Jul 23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Te Atairangikaahu, Māori Queen for 40 years (1966-2006), born in Waahi Marae, Huntly, New Zealand (d. 2006)
  • Jul 23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter, born in Waterloo, Quebec
  • Jul 23 Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect (Art Tower Mito, Pritzler Prize 2019), born in Oito, Japan
  • Jul 24 Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Jul 24 Éric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • Jul 25 Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Jul 25 Paul Danblon, Belgian composer, opera director, opera administrator and scientific journalist, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Jul 26 Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • Jul 27 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Jul 27 Khieu Samphan, Cambodian communist politician, born in Rumduol, Svay Rieng, French Protectorate of Cambodia
  • Jul 28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 28 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
  • Jul 30 Joan Vohs, American model and actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), born in St Albans, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jul 31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 31 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles), born in Pelham, New York
  • Jul 31 Bill Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Arizona Cardinals 1962-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Aug 1 Lucien Blackwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Whitsett, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Aug 1 Monty Losowsky, British physician and medical educator, born in London
  • Aug 1 "Ramblin' Jack" Elliott [Adnopoz], American folk singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 1 Seán Ó Riada [John Reidy], Irish composer (Mise Éire), traditional music revivalist, and bandleader (Ceoltóirí Chualann), born in Cork City, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Aug 1 Trevor Goddard, South African cricketer (South African opening batsman & opening bowler), born in Durban, Natal, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 2 Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58), born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Aug 2 Henryk Schiller, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 Philippa Schuyler, African-American child prodigy and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1967)
  • Aug 2 Viliam Schrojf, Slovak soccer goalkeeper (39 caps Czechoslovakia; Slovan Bratislava 240 games), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Pierre DuMaine, American Roman Catholic bishop, born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Aug 4 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • Aug 7 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author, born in New York (d. 2015)
  • Aug 8 Jonathan Elkus, composer
  • Aug 8 Roger Penrose, English physicist (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in Colchester, England
  • Aug 9 Mark Weinberg, South African-British financier and multi-millionaire, born in South Africa
  • Aug 9 Chuck Essegian, American MLB baseball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 9 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American NFL football defensive lineman, 1953-62 (Baltimore Colts, and two other teams), and professional wrestler, Born in Uniontown, Alabama (d. 1963)
  • Aug 10 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Aug 11 Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), born in Kolkata (d. 1992)
  • Aug 12 William Goldman, American screenwriter and author (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Aug 13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • Aug 13 Norman Read, New Zealand 50k race walker (Olympic gold 1956), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1994)
  • Aug 13 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), born in Pontarddulais, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Aug 14 Frederic Raphael, American-British writer (After the War, California Time), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 14 Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
  • Aug 15 Janice Rule, American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Aug 15 Mario Kuri-Aldana, Mexican composer, born in Tampico, Mexico (d. 2013)
  • Aug 15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Aug 16 Forrest E. Mars Jr., Candy Manufacturer (Mars), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 18 Grant Williams, American actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Aug 18 Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)
  • Aug 18 Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian Salvation Army general
  • Aug 18 Dick White, English footballer, born in Scunthorpe, United Kingdom (d. 2002)
  • Aug 19 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Aug 20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist and photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th), born in Siegen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Aug 20 Don King, American boxing promoter best known for his association with Mike Tyson and for his unusual hairstyles, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Aug 21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Aug 21 Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 21 Pete Retzlaff, American NFL halfback, tight-end (Pro Bowl 1958, 60, 63–65; First-team All-Pro 1958, 65) and general manager (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Ellendale, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • Aug 23 Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill, British chief of Defense, born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England

Person of interestBarbara Eden

Aug 23 Barbara Eden, American actress (Dream of Jeannie), born in Tucson, Arizona

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • Aug 25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show; Live with Regis & Kathie Lee; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • Aug 26 Dane Škerl, Slovene conductor, composer (Rhapsodic Symphony), and teacher, born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now of Slovenia) (d. 2002)
  • Aug 26 Gordon Greig, British political journalist (Daily Mail) (d. 1995)
  • Aug 26 Guy Vander Jagt, American politician (Rep-R-MI, 1966-93), born in Cadillac, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey center, football winger, golfer, course designer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2011)
  • Aug 27 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru, born in Shakpura, British India (now Bangladesh) (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 Joe Cunningham, American baseball player
  • Aug 28 John Perkins, Canadian singer (Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Aug 28 John Shirley-Quirk, British operatic bass-baritone (Death in Venice), born in Liverpool, England
  • Aug 28 Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Aug 29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • Aug 29 Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist, born in Verdun, Quebec, Canada
  • Aug 30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African-American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 30 John Leonard Swigert Jr., American astronaut (Apollo 13), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1982)

Person of interestJean Béliveau

Aug 31 Jean Béliveau, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), born in Trois-Rivieres Quebec (d. 2014)

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • Aug 31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • Sep 1 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer ("King of the Road"), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Sep 1 Matthew J Rinaldo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1973- )
  • Sep 1 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • Sep 2 Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
  • Sep 2 Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
  • Sep 3 Dick Motta, American basketball coach (NBA Championship, Washington Bullets 1977-78), born in Midvale, Utah
  • Sep 3 Rudolf Kelterborn, Swiss musician and composer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Sep 3 Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Sep 4 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 5 Moshe Mizrahi, Israeli film director (Madame Rosa), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2018)
  • Sep 6 Sander Levin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 7 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Sep 7 Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer (Missa Mundi), born in Ħamrun, Malta (d. 2009)
  • Sep 8 John Garrett, British Labour Party politician, born in Romford, London (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • Sep 10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Sep 11 Hans-Ulrich Wehler, German historian, born in Freudenberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Sep 12 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), born in Saratoga, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Sep 12 Sir Ian Holm, eminent English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Alien, King Lear), born in Goodmayes, Essex (d. 2020)
  • Sep 12 Kristin Hunter, African-American author (God Bless the Child), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Barbara Bain, American actress (Cinnamon-Mission Impossible, Space 1999), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 13 Marjorie Jackson, Australian sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) and 33rd Governor of South Australia, born in Coffs Harbour, Australia
  • Sep 16 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, born in Söderhamn, Hälsingland, Sweden (d. 1968)
  • Sep 17 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Sep 19 Brook Benton [Benjamin Franklin Peay], American soul vocalist ("It's Just a Matter of Time"; "Rainy Night in Georgia"), born in Lugoff, South Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Sep 19 Raymond "Ray" Danton, American actor and director (Longest Day, Psychic Killer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Sep 19 Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor, who frequently collaborated with Luis Buñuel on his screen plays (Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Phantom of Liberty), born in Colombières-sur-Orb, France
  • Sep 20 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)

Person of interestLarry Hagman

Sep 21 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, JR-Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)

  • Sep 21 Ivan Toplak, Serbian soccer striker (1 cap; Red Star Belgrade) and manager (Red Star Belgrade, San Jose Earthquakes, Yugoslavia), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 2021)
  • Sep 22 Fay Weldon, British feminist and writer (The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil), born in Birmingham, England
  • Sep 22 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • Sep 22 Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher and scientist, born in Rampur, British India
  • Sep 23 Ruud van den Hende, sports reporter
  • Sep 23 Gerald Stairs Merrithew, Canadian educator (d. 2004)
  • Sep 23 Charles Harrison, American industrial designer (view finder), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2018)
  • Sep 24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Sep 24 Brian Glanville, English journalist and football writer, born in Hendon, London
  • Sep 24 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Sep 25 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Sep 25 Manouchehr Atashi, Persian poet, born in Dashtestan, Iran (d. 2005)
  • Sep 26 Donald J. Pease, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Sep 26 George Chambers, American rock bassist and vocalist (Chambers Brothers), born in Carthage, Mississippi
  • Sep 26 Vijay Manjrekar, Indian cricketer (father of Sanjay, reliable Indian batsman), born in Bombay, India (d. 1983)
  • Sep 27 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
  • Sep 27 Freddy Quinn [Franz Nidl], Austrian pop singer and actor, born in Niederfladnitz, Austria
  • Sep 28 John E Gilmore, tenor Saxophonist

Person of interestAnita Ekberg

Sep 29 Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress (La Dolce Vita) and Miss Sweden 1950, born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2014)

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • Sep 29 E S Orr Ewing, Lord-Lieutenant of Wigtown
  • Sep 29 Eddie Barth [Edward Bartholetti], American actor and voiceover artist nicknamed "Mr. Gravel" for his raspy vocals (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Sep 29 James Cronin, nuclear physicist (Physics Nobel Prize 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Joseph M. McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Sep 30 Angeline "Angie" Dickinson [Brown], American actress (Police Woman), born in Kulm, North Dakota
  • Oct 1 Reginald Hall, endocrinologist
  • Oct 1 Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer, film maker and novelist, born in Florence, Italy

Person of interestGlenn Hall

Oct 3 Glenn Hall, National Hockey League goaltender (butterfly goalkeeping), born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan

NHL Goalie Glenn Hall
NHL Goalie
Glenn Hall
  • Oct 4 Basil D'Oliveira, English cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 2,484 @ 40.06, 47 wickets), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2011)
  • Oct 4 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • Oct 4 Terence Conran, English designer and restaurateur (Habitat), born in Esher, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 6 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2019)
  • Oct 6 Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2018)

Person of interestDesmond Tutu

Oct 7 Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of South Africa and 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Oct 7 Cotton Fitzsimmons, American basketball coach (NJCAA C'ship 1966, 67; Moberly Area CC; Kansas State; NBA: Phoenix Suns; Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 2004)
  • Oct 8 Pepper Rodgers, American football coach (University of Kansas, UCLA, Georgia Tech; USFL: Memphis Showboats), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • Oct 8 Bill Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (28 caps; Dundee, Tottenham Hotspur), born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Oct 9 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • Oct 11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Oct 12 Raoul Pleskow, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 13 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Oct 13 Janice Elliott, English novelist, born in Derby, England (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', born in Noeux-les-Mines (d. 2017)
  • Oct 14 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • Oct 14 Rafael Puyana, Colombian baroque harpsichordist (NY debut 1957), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 14 Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical musician, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1986)
  • Oct 15 A. P. J. [Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen] Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist and politician, 11th President of India (2002-07), born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020) [1]
  • Oct 16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 16 Rosa Rosal [Florence Gayda], Filipino actress and humanitarian described as "original femme fatale of Philippine cinema", born in Manila, Philippine Islands
  • Oct 17 Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer
  • Oct 18 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)
  • Oct 18 Ed Biles, American football coach (College: Xavier 1962-68; NFL: Houston Oilers 1981-83), born in Reading, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Oct 19 László Kalmár, Hungarian composer (Triangles), born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • Oct 19 John le Carré [pen name for David Cornwell], English novelist (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), born in Poole, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 19 Atsushi Miyagi, Japanese tennis player (US Open doubles 1955 [with Kosei Kamo] first Japanese players to win a Grand Slam event), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2021)