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Famous People Born in October 1934

  • Oct 1 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Oct 1 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Oct 2 Duncan Thomson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Bedford, Bedfordshire (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, British high court judge, born in Dehradun, India
  • Oct 2 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 3 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles; 3 senior PGA titles; World Cup 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • Oct 3 Madlyn Rhue, American actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Hiteswar Saikia, Indian politician and Chief Minister of Assam (1983-85, 1991-96), born in Nazira, Assam, British India (d. 1996)
  • Oct 4 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5-time Pro Bowl; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia
  • Oct 5 David Smith, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests), born in Fishponds, Bristol (d. 2003)
  • Oct 5 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 7 Ulrike Meinhof, West German far left militant, born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Oct 7 Willie Naulls, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)

  • Oct 7 Amiri Baraka, American writer (Black Music), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Oct 8 J. Carter Brown, American art director (Washington National Gallery), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • Oct 8 Gerry Hitchens, English footballer, born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Oct 9 Jacobo Majluta Azar, 47th President of the Dominican Republic (1978-82), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (d. 1996)
  • Oct 9 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
  • Oct 10 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56), born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • Oct 12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Oct 15 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 18 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 18 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • Oct 19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)

  • Oct 19 Yakubu Gowon, Nigerian army chief, dictator and head of state (1966–75), born in Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Oct 20 Michael Dunn, Shattuck OK, actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools)
  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan
  • Oct 20 Timothy West, English actor (Brass), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 24 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • Oct 24 Margie Masters, Australian golfer (Western Open runner-up 1966), born in Swan Hill, Victoria
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 27 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, American track runner (1st sub 4 minute indoor mile), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Karl Francis Hettinger, American police officer (Onion Field survivor), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London (d. 2005)
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Oct 31 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 1994)
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany

About October 1934

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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