On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1937

  • Oct 1 Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)
  • Oct 1 Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan cricket batsman (41 Tests; 2,991 runs @ 40.41), born in Jalandhar, Punjab
  • Oct 3 Boldizsár Csiky, Romanian composer, born in Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • Oct 3 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, born in Leerdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 John MacLeod, American basketball coach (NBA Phoenix Suns 1973-87), born in New Albany, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Oct 4 Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
  • Oct 4 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • Oct 5 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 5 Barry Switzer, American football coach (Oklahoma), born in Crossett, Arkansas
  • Oct 7 Maria Szyszkowska, Polish politician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 9 Pat Burke, British rocker (Foundations), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 10 Bruce Devlin, Australian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Armidale, NSW
  • Oct 11 Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, English soccer midfielder (106 caps; World Cup 1966; Manchester United) and manager (Preston NE), born in Ashington, England
  • Oct 11 Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet (The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems), born in Roanoke, Virginia

  • Oct 12 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist, born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • Oct 15 Anthony Hopkins, English clinical neurologist and Director of the Research Unit at the Royal College of Physicians, born in Poole, Dorset (d. 1997)
  • Oct 15 Linda Lavin, American actress (Alice, Barney Miller), born in Portland, Maine
  • Oct 16 Emile Ford, St. Lucian pop singer (first Black male singer to top UK charts - "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"), and sound engineer, born in Castries, St Lucia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 16 Tony Anthony, Clarksburg WV, actor (Treasure of 4 Crowns)
  • Oct 17 Paxton Whitehead, English actor (Back to School), born in East Malling, Kent
  • Oct 19 Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer

Person of interestPeter Max

Oct 19 Peter Max, American psychedelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • Oct 19 Sean Garrison, American actor (Up Periscope, Splendor in the Grass), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 Marilyn Bell, Canadian swimmer
  • Oct 20 Juan Marichal, Dominican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants), born in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 20 Wanda Jackson, Maud Oklahoma, country singer (Let's Have a Party)
  • Oct 20 Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Oct 21 Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)
  • Oct 22 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • Oct 22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • Oct 23 Yvonne Staples, American R&B singer (The Staple Singers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Oct 24 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Dave Gavitt, American basketball coach, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979), born in Westerly, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
  • Oct 27 Lara Parker, American actress (Race with the Devil, Dark Shadows), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Person of interestLenny Wilkens

Oct 28 Lenny Wilkens, NBA Point Guard and Head Coach (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Oct 29 Michael Ponti, German pianist (Boston Competition 1964), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Oct 30 Claude Lelouch, French movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero), born in Paris
  • Oct 30 Pat Williams, American politician (Rep-D-Montana, 1979-93), born in Helena, Montana
  • Oct 30 Tony Cucchiara, Italian folk singer and songwriter (Cain and Abel), born in Agrigento, Sicily, Italy (d. 2018)
  • Oct 31 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois

About October 1937

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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