Famous People Born in October 1948

  • Oct 1 Ellen McIlwaine, American blues singer-songwriter, and slide guitarist ("Honky Tonky Angel"; “In My Time of Dying"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • Oct 1 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2000)

Peter BlakePeter Blake (1948-2001)

Oct 1 New Zealand yachtsman (Whitbread Round the World Race 1989-90; America's Cup 1995, 2000) and Special Envoy UN Environment Program, born in Auckland, New Zealand

  • Oct 2 Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Oct 2 Chris LeDoux, American country singer ("Ridin' for a Fall"), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Oct 2 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Oct 2 Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests; top score 92 1976), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Oct 2 Sir Trevor Brooking, English soccer midfielder (47 caps; West Ham United 528 games), born in Barking, Essex
  • Oct 2 Yuri Vasenin, Russian soccer midfielder (9 caps USSR; FC Zorya Voroshylovhrad), born in Chernyakhovsk, Russia (d. 2022)
  • Oct 3 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • Oct 4 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • Oct 4 Tom Webster, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings) and coach (NY Rangers, LA Kings), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Oct 5 Delroy Wilson, Jamaican ska and reggae singer ("Cool Operator"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • Oct 5 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 5 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Yuriy Dehteryov, Ukrainian soccer goalkeeper (17 caps USSR; Shakhtar Donetsk 321 games), born in Donetsk, Ukraine (d. 2022)
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, American politician (US Rep-D-California, 1993-95), and environmentalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (74 years old)

Oct 6 Northern Irish politician (President of Sinn Féin, 1983-2018), born in the Ballymurphy, Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Oct 6 Glenn Branca, American avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 6 Paula Scher, American graphic designer, album cover designer (Boston; Bob James), painter and art educator, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 6 Tim Pickup, Australian rugby league five eighth (11 Tests; North Sydney, Canterbury), RL executive (Adelaide Rams) and boxing manager (Jeff Harding), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Oct 7 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • Oct 8 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)

Johnny RamoneJohnny Ramone (1948-2004)

Oct 8 American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York

  • Oct 8 Pedro Alonso López, Colombian serial killer known as the 'The Monster of the Andes' (120-300+ victims), born in Santa Isabel, Tolima, Colombia
  • Oct 8 Sarah Purcell, American actress and TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • Oct 9 Caleb Quaye, British session and touring rock guitarist (Elton John; Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • Oct 9 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Jackson Browne, American rock singer-songwriter ("Running On Empty"; "The Pretender"), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oct 9 Luiza Trajano, Brazilian businessperson (Magazine Luiza), born in Franco, Brazil
  • Oct 10 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 10 Ed Volker, American swamp-rock keyboardist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • Oct 12 Rick Parfitt, British pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo - "Wanderer"; "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in Surrey, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 13 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani qawwal (Sufi devotional music) vocalist, and composer, born in Lyallpur, Pakistan (d. 1997)
  • Oct 13 Pete Spencer, British drummer and songwriter (Smokie, 1973-86 - "This Time We'll Get It Right"; "San Francisco Bay"), born in Leeds, England
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • Oct 14 André Guesdon, French soccer defender (Monaco, Nice) and manager (Viry-Châtillon, Angers, Brest), born in Benouville, France (d. 2020)
  • Oct 14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 14 Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist, born in Istanbul (d. 2007)
  • Oct 16 Hema Malini, Indian Actress
  • Oct 16 Jim Ed Norman [Edward James Norman], American musician and record producer, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • Oct 16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), born in Yellowknife, Canada (d. 2018)
  • Oct 18 Isabel E Allen, biostatician
  • Oct 18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • Oct 19 Chester "Chet" Biscardi, Italian-American composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Oct 19 Patrick Simmons, American rock guitarist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers - "Blackwater"), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • Oct 19 Peter Solley, British progressive rock session and touring Hammond organ player and keyboardist (Paladin; Procol Harum, 1975-77; Whitesnake, 1978), born in London, England
  • Oct 20 Andrei Suraikin, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Oct 20 Robert A. Borski, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1983-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 20 Sandra Dickinson [née Searles], American-British stage, screen, cartoon, and radio actress (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - "Trillian"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 21 Moses J "Moss" Mayekiso, South African union/SACP-leader
  • Oct 21 Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University
  • Oct 21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • Oct 22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 82 kg 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire CCC), born in Darley Dale, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American Emmy and Peabody Award television journalist (NBC, 1974-94; ABC, 1994-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur (Acorn Computers), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 24 Dale "Buffin" Griffin, English rock drummer (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England (d. 2016)
  • Oct 24 Keith Sykes, American folk-roots rock singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer, born in Murray, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Kweisi Mfume, American politician (Rep-D-Maryland) and CEO of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 24 Paul and Barry Ryan, British composers and singers, born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 24 Phil Bennett, Welsh rugby union fly-half (29 Tests Wales, 8 British & Irish Lions; Barbarians FC; Llanelli RFC 414 games & 2,535 points), born in Felinfoel, Wales (d. 2022)
  • Oct 25 Dan Gable, American 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • Oct 25 Dan Issel, American NBA coach and player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets), born in Batavia, Illinois
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.

Dave CowensDave Cowens (74 years old)

Oct 25 American NBA forward, 1970-80, 1982-83, Rookie of the Year, 8X All-Star (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), and coach, 1978-79, 1996-2001 (Boston, Charlotte Hornets), born in Newport, Kentucky

  • Oct 26 Marshall Colt, American actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 27 Byron Allred, American rock keyboardist (Steve Miller Band), born in Logan, Utah
  • Oct 27 Sherman Robertson, American blues guitarist (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • Oct 28 Rickie Lee Reynolds, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - "Jim Dandy (To the Rescue)"), born in Manila, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn - "Tie A Yellow Ribbon"), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

Kate JacksonKate Jackson (74 years old)

Oct 29 American actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels), born in Birmingham, Alabama

  • Oct 30 Toby Scott, American audio engineer and sound mixer (Bruce Springsteen), born in California

About October 1948

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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