Famous People Born in October 1940

About October 1940

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary
  • Oct 2 Lord Davies, British engineer and chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • Oct 2 Gheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2015)
  • Oct 3 Alan O'Day, American singer and songwriter (Undercover Angel), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 3 Jean Ratelle, Canadian NHL center (NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 3 Mike Troy, American swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 4 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 4 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • Oct 5 Bob Cowper, Australian cricketer (307 v England at the MCG 1966), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 6 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 6 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Oct 6 Wyche Fowler Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977-87)
  • Oct 7 Bruce F Vento, (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- )
  • Oct 7 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Richard H Stallings, (Rep-D-ID, 1985- )
  • Oct 8 Fred Cash, American rocker (Impressions), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • Oct 9 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Oct 9 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn (d. 2010)

Person of interestJoe Pepitone

Oct 9 Joe Pepitone, American baseball 1st baseman (3-time MLB All Star), born in Brooklyn, New York

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone

Person of interestJohn Lennon

Oct 9 John Lennon, British musician, pop star and member of The Beatles (Imagine), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1980)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Oct 13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • Oct 13 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oct 14 Christopher Timothy, Welsh actor (All Creatures Great & Small), born in Bala, Wales

Person of interestCliff Richard

Oct 14 Cliff Richard [Harry Webb], English rock vocalist (Suddenly), born in Lucknow, India

  • Oct 14 J. C. Snead, American PGA golfer (1972 Philadelphia Classic), born in Hot Springs, Virginia
  • Oct 14 Pat Finley, American actress (Ellen Hartley-Bob Newhart Show), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Peter C. Doherty, Australian immunologist and veterinary surgeon (Nobel 1996), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Oct 16 Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

Person of interestDave DeBusschere

Oct 16 Dave DeBusschere, NBA forward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Oct 17 Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner (Stringfellows), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2018)
  • Oct 17 Jim Smith, English footballer and manager
  • Oct 18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • Oct 19 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 19 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • Oct 20 Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • Oct 20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Oct 21 Don Ritter, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Oct 21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Geoffrey Boycott, cricketer (stoic England opener 1964-82)
  • Oct 21 Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)
  • Oct 21 Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)
  • Oct 21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Oct 23 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestPele

Oct 23 Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games), born in Três Corações, Brazil

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 24 David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984)
  • Oct 26 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • Oct 27 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

Person of interestJohn Gotti

Oct 27 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • Oct 28 Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)
  • Oct 28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • Oct 29 Connie Mack, (Rep-R-FL, 1983- /Sen-R-FL)
  • Oct 29 Galen Weston, English Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist
  • Oct 29 Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
  • Oct 30 Miguel Calderon-Gomez, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba