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Famous People Born in October 1938

  • Oct 1 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer midfielder, coach (Marconi; Australia; 6 caps), born in Bückeburg, Germany
  • Oct 2 Lloyd Turner, journalist (Daily Express), born in Australia (d. 1996)
  • Oct 2 Rex Reed, American movie critic and actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Oct 2 Waheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (Armaan), born in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1983)
  • Oct 3 Dave Obey, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma
  • Oct 3 Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1960)
  • Oct 3 Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer, born in Konavle, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • Oct 3 Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peruvian economist and 66th President of Peru (2016-present), born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 3 Alessandro Mazzinghi, Italian boxer (WBA and WBC light-middleweight champion 1963–65, 68), born in Pontedera, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Oct 4 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 5 Carlo Mastrangelo, Italian-American rocker (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 5 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist (wife of John Kerry), born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • Oct 6 Serge Nubret, French bodybuilder
  • Oct 7 Ann Haydon-Jones, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1969, French Open 1961, 66), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 7 Carlos Contreras, Chilean soccer defender (30 caps; Universidad de Chile), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2020)
  • Oct 8 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service) (d. 1993)

  • Oct 8 Fred Stolle, Australian tennis player, broadcaster (French C'ship 1965, US Nat C'ship 1966), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 8 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960), born in Bayside, New York
  • Oct 8 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 9 Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician (11th President of Austria), born in Graz, Austria
  • Oct 10 Marcus Jan Adriani, biologist and director (Weevers' Duin) (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Toby Roth, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Strasburg, North Dakota
  • Oct 10 Daidō Moriyama, Japanese photographer, born in Ikeda, Osaka
  • Oct 10 Gloria Coates, American post-minimalist composer, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Oct 12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Jim McMullan, American actor (Dr McDaniel-Ben Casey), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 13 Mahboob Shah, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani Test umpire on intl panel), born in Delhi, India
  • Oct 13 Hugo Young, British journalist (The Guardian), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2003)
  • Oct 14 John Dean, American attorney and former White House counsel (Watergate figure), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 14 Farah Pahlavi, Queen consort of Iran (1959-61), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 15 Marv Johnson, American gospel and R&B singer (Move 2 mountains), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • Oct 15 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 15 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • Oct 16 Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)
  • Oct 16 Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)

Person of interestEvel Knievel

Oct 17 Robert "Evel" Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), born in Butte, Montana (d. 2007)

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

  • Oct 18 Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)
  • Oct 18 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • Oct 19 Ton Regtien, Dutch student leader
  • Oct 20 Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • Oct 22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Oct 23 Jordan Christopher, actor (Secrets of Midland Heights), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 24 Fred E. Finn, American pianist (Mickie Finn's), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 25 Robert Webster, American diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 26 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), born in Nimes, France (d. 2013)
  • Oct 26 Charles Stenholm, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1979-2005), born in Stamford, Texas
  • Oct 27 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 28 Peter Carlstein, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1958-64), born in Klerksdorp, South Africa
  • Oct 28 David Dimbleby, English TV presenter and political commentator, born in Surrey, England
  • Oct 28 Anne Perry [Juliet Marion Hulme], English-born novelist, born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Ralph Bakshi, American animator (Lord of the Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse), born in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine
  • Oct 29 Peter Stampfel, American musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestEllen Johnson-Sirleaf

Oct 29 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006-2018) and the first elected female head of state in Africa, born in Monrovia, Liberia

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  • Oct 29 Wilbert McClure, American boxer (Olympic gold light middleweight 1960), born Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Oct 30 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)

About October 1938

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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