Famous People Born in October 1934

  • 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 1 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972; NASCAR Cup Series 51 x top 5, 178 x top 10 finishes), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2022)
  • Oct 2 Duncan Thomson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • Oct 2 Earl Wilson, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1959-70, (Boston Red Sox (no-hitter 1962), Detroit Tigers (AL wins co-leader, 1967), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests; Bedfordshire CCC, Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, British high court judge, born in Dehradun, India
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, and musicologist, 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 Hiteswar Saikia, Indian politician and Chief Minister of Assam (1983-85, 1991-96), born in Nazira, Assam, British India (d. 1996)
  • Oct 3 Madlyn Rhue, American actress (Bracken's World, Executive Suite), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 4 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, American College / Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1958, 59; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Oct 5 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 5 David Smith, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests), born in Fishponds, Bristol (d. 2003)
  • Oct 7 Amiri Baraka {Everett Leroy Jones], American poet (Somebody Blew Up America), writer (Black Music), and music critic, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 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 8 Gerry Hitchens, English footballer, born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Oct 8 J. Carter Brown, American art director (Washington National Gallery), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2002)
  • 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 cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia
  • Oct 12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Oct 14 Horacio Accavallo, Argentine boxer (undisputed WBA & WBC flyweight titles 1966-68), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • Oct 15 Alan Elsdon, British jazz trumpeter, flugel horn player (Midnite Follies Orchestra), and bandleader, born in London, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), born in Alpine, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 (Donald) "Der" Scutt, American architect (Grand Hyatt; One Astor Place; Trump Tower), born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Oct 17 Barend P Tammeling, Dutch journalist (Trouw, Groninger Gezinsbode)
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 18 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)
  • Oct 18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • Oct 18 Inger Stevens, actress (Katy-Farmer's Daughter), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 19 Dave Guard, American folk singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1991)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)

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Oct 19 Nigerian army chief, dictator and head of state (1966–75), born in Kanke, Nigeria

  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Oct 20 Michael Dunn, American actor (House of the Damned, Ship of Fools), born in Shattuck, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Oct 20 Michiko, empress of Japan, wife of Akihito, Emperor of Japan, first commoner to marry into the Japanese royal family, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 20 Timothy West, English actor (Brass), born in Bradford, England
  • Oct 21 Jerry Lewis, American politician (Rep-R-California, 1979-2013), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2021)
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 23 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 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, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Oct 24 Tony Walton, British Tony, Oscar, and Emmy Award-winning set and costume designer (Pippin; Mary Poppins; All That Jazz), born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 2022)
  • Oct 25 Joe Mercer, English thoroughbred race horse jockey (British flat racing Champion Jockey 1979), born in Bradford, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster; Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 26 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, born in Angers, France (d. 2019)
  • Oct 26 Ulrich Plenzdorf, German writer (Die neuen Leiden des jungen W.), born in Berlin (d. 2007)
  • Oct 27 Barre Phillips, American jazz double bassist, based in France, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2021)
  • Oct 27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate (The Ritz) and multi-billionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • Oct 27 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 27 Ivan Jullien, French jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, born in Vincennes, France (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England, 1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, American athlete (first to break 4-minute mile barrier on an indoor track 3:58.9 1962), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Julio Jiménez, Spanish road cyclist (King of the Mountains: Tour de France 1965, 66, 67 & Vuelta a España 1963, 64, 65), born in Ávila, Spain (d. 2022)
  • 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 and visual artist (San Francisco Tape Music Center), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American conductor and composer (Rich Little Show), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Oct 30 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London (d. 2005)
  • 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? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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