On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1943

  • Oct 1 Jerry Martini [Gerald L. Martini], American saxophonist (Sly and the Family Stone), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 1 Naushad Ali, Pakistan cricket wicket keeper, administrator, match referee (6 Tests), born in Gwalior, India
  • Oct 1 Jean-Jacques Annaud, Draveil France, director (Bear, Black & White, Name of the Rose)
  • Oct 2 Anna Ford, British broadcaster and actress (Secret Policeman's Ball), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
  • Oct 2 Henri Szeps, Australian actor (Mother & Son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Oct 2 Franklin Rosemont, American poet, artist and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 2 Paul Van Himst, Belgian soccer forward and manager (81 caps; Anderlecht), born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium
  • Oct 3 Jeff Bingaman, American politician (U.S. Senator from New Mexico), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Oct 4 Buddy Roemer, (Gov/Rep-D-LA, 1981- )
  • Oct 4 Owen Davidson, Australian tennis player (mixed doubles Grand Slam 1967; Lesley Turner Bowrey, Billie Jean King), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 4 Jimy Williams, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros), born in Santa Maria, California
  • Oct 5 Bonnie Bryant, American golfer (only left-hander to win an LPGA Tour event, Bill Branch Classic 1974), born in Tulare, California
  • Oct 5 Ben Cardin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 5 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme), born in Belebey, Russia
  • Oct 5 Steve Miller, American rocker (Abracadabra, Space Cowboy), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 6 Cees Veerman, pop guitarist/singer (Cats-Sure He's a Cat)

  • Oct 6 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 6 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • Oct 6 Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • Oct 7 Oliver North, American political commentator and retired US Marine (Iran–Contra), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Oct 7 José Cardenal, Cuban baseball player, born in Matanzas, Cuba
  • Oct 8 Chevy Chase, American comedian and actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 James E. Sellars, American composer, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2017)

Person of interestR. L. Stine

Oct 8 R. L. Stine, American children's book writer (Goosebumps), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1997)

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine
  • Oct 9 Mike Peters, American cartoonist (Mother Goose and Grimm), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 10 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Oct 10 Alexander MacMillan, 2nd Earl of Stockton, English publisher and politician
  • Oct 10 Frederick Barthelme, American author (There Must be Some Mistake), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 11 Frank Muyser, Dutch guitarist and saxophonist (Les Baroques)
  • Oct 11 Gene Watson, American country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff), born in Palestine, Texas
  • Oct 11 Keith Boyce, West Indian cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's), born in Castle, St Peter, Barbados (d. 1996)
  • Oct 11 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, Swedish composer, born in Solna, Sweden
  • Oct 12 Jeffrey MacDonald, American medical doctor convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters, born in Queens, New York City
  • Oct 13 Mike Barnicle, American broadcast journalist and newspaper columnist, born in Worchester, Massachusetts
  • Oct 14 Anthony Iannaccone, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 14 Lance Rentzel, American NFL receiver (Minn, LA) and ex-husband of Joey Heatherton, born in Flushing, New York

  • Oct 14 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Kelly-Bachelor Father), born in Quincy Massachusetts (d. 2016)

Person of interestPenny Marshall

Oct 15 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Oct 16 C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
  • Oct 17 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 18 Russ Giguere, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Oct 18 Birthe Rønn Hornbech, Danish politician
  • Oct 18 Elena Ferrante, pseudonymous Italian novelist (Neapolitan Novels), born in Naples, Italy (claimed)
  • Oct 19 Michael Findlay, cricket wicket-keeper (WI early 70's)
  • Oct 19 Robert Morris, composer
  • Oct 19 Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • Oct 19 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Oct 20 Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
  • Oct 21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 21 Ron Elliott, musician (The Beau Brummels), born in Healdsburg, California
  • Oct 21 Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • Oct 22 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 22 Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 22 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 22 Robert Long, [Leverman], Dutch singer/actor (Vroeger Kon je Lachen)
  • Oct 22 Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • Oct 24 José E. Serrano, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 25 Roy Lynes, English rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Oct 25 Selly Fernandes, Curacao poetess (Winking with Selly)
  • Oct 28 Conny Froboess, German actress (Rheinsberg), born in Wriezen, Germany
  • Oct 28 Charo López, Spanish actress (La regenta), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • Oct 29 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Norman Hunter, English soccer defender (28 caps; Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley; FIFA World Cup 1966), born in Gateshead, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 30 Joanna Shimkus, Canadian actress (Marriage of a Young Stockbroker), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About October 1943

How Old? 76 or 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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