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Famous People Born in October 1946

  • Oct 1 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Oct 2 Jo-El Sonnier, American country singer (Louisiana), born in Rayne, Louisiana
  • Oct 2 Roger Jett, American actor (Smithereens), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • Oct 2 Eric Peterson, Canadian actor (Street Legal), born in Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Oct 3 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 3 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • Oct 3 P.P. Arnold [Patricia Ann Cole], American soul singer (Ike and Tina Turner revue; The First Cut Is The Deepest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 4 André Bolhuis, Dutch field hockey player, coach and administrator (World Cup gold 1973; president Dutch Field Hockey Federation; chairman Dutch Olympic Committee), born in Zeist, Netherlands

Person of interestSusan Sarandon

Oct 4 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • Oct 4 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • Oct 5 Richard Kermode, American rocker (Kozmic Blues Band), born in Wyoming (d. 1996)
  • Oct 5 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist, born in Sahasram, Bihar, British India
  • Oct 5 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach, born in Saint-Isidore-d'Auckland, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 6 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Greig

Oct 6 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig

  • Oct 6 Millie Small, Jamaican singer (My Boy Lollipop), born in Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2020)
  • Oct 6 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 6 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), born in Peshawar (d. 2017)
  • Oct 7 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer, born in Saint-Étienne, France
  • Oct 7 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  • Oct 7 Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Oct 8 Aleksandr Gorshkov, Soviet ice dancer (holds 6 titles, Olympic gold 1976), born in Moscow
  • Oct 8 Jean-Jacques Beineix, French film director (Betty Blue, Diva), born in Paris
  • Oct 8 Dennis Kucinich, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 10 Ben Vereen, American actor and dancer (Pippin; Roots; Webster), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 10 Charles Dance, English actor and director (Alien 3, Jewel in the Crown), born in Redditch, Worcestershire
  • Oct 10 Franco Malerba, Italian astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 10 John Prine, American country folk singer-songwriter (Hello in There, Angel From Montgomery), born in Maywood, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 10 Peter Mahvolich, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 10 Mildred Grieveson, English writer (Leopard in the Snow), born in England
  • Oct 10 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician (61st Prime Minister of Japan), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Oct 10 Chris Tarrant, English TV presenter (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Oct 10 Willard White, Jamaican-British operatic bass baritone, born in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Oct 11 Felton Perry, American actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 11 Gary Mallaber, American drummer (The Steve Miller Band- Abracadbra), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 11 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • Oct 11 Daryl Hall [Hohl], American rocker, soul singer and songwriter (Hall & Oates), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Oct 12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • Oct 12 Daryl Runswick, British composer, arranger, musician, producer and educator, born in Leicester, England
  • Oct 13 Bram Vermeulen, Dutch singer (Neerlands Hoop), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Demond Wilson, American actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I'm Back), born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • Oct 13 Lacy J. Dalton, American country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes), born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania [1]
  • Oct 13 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 14 Justin Hayward, English vocalist (Moody Blues - "Nights in White Satin"), born in Swindon, Wiltshire, England
  • Oct 14 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach, born in Anderson, South Carolina
  • Oct 14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 14 Al Oliver, American baseball outfielder (7-time MLB All Star; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Oct 14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish rock vocalist (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Oct 15 Richard Carpenter, American vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 15 Victor Banerjee, Indian actor (A Passage to India), born in Calcutta, India
  • Oct 15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 16 Tariq Yunus, Indian actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), born in Karachi, India (d. 1994)
  • Oct 16 Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)
  • Oct 17 Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter/actor (Olympic gold 1968, "Soap"), born in Pomona California
  • Oct 17 James Ray "Jim" Tucker, American rock guitarist (Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • Oct 17 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Oct 17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Oct 17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Oct 17 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Herb Orvis, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (University of Colorado; NFL: Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Oct 18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Oct 19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • Oct 19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • Oct 19 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • Oct 20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • Oct 20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • Oct 21 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • Oct 21 Lux Interior [Erick Lee Purkhiser], American punk rock singer (The Cramps), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Oct 21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • Oct 21 Goyo Rubio, Spanish soccer defender (22 caps; Real Madrid 317 games), born in Puente del Arzobispo, Spain (d. 2020)
  • Oct 21 Tetsu Yamauchi, Japanese rock bass guitarist (Free; The Faces), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Oct 22 Eddie Brigati, American rock vocalist (The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"), born in Garfield, New Jersey
  • Oct 22 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • Oct 22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • Oct 22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lenten-Havertong, Surinam, Dutch singer/actress (Sesame St)
  • Oct 23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Oct 23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • Oct 24 Jerry Edmonton, Canadian rock drummer (Steppenwolf), born in Oshawa, Ontario (d. 1993)
  • Oct 24 John Bettis, American lyricist ("Top Of The World"; "Crazy For You"; "Slow Hand"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 25 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 26 Keith Hopwood, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England
  • Oct 26 Maureen Anderman, American actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 26 Pat Sajak, American TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Oct 26 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), born in Juana Díaz (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • Oct 27 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 27 Steven R. Nagel, American astronaut, USAF (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • Oct 28 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • Oct 29 Anura Tennekoon, Sri Lankan cricketer (World Cup captain 1975-79), born in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 29 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • Oct 29 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist, born in Durban, Natal
  • Oct 30 Andrea Mitchell, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Oct 30 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player, born in Headingley, Leeds, England
  • Oct 30 Lynne Marta, American actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 30 Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York
  • Oct 30 Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), born in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Oct 31 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)
  • Oct 31 Norman Lovett, English stand-up comedian and actor (Red Dwarf), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England

About October 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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