On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1948

  • Oct 1 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 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 Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman and winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2001)
  • 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 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 Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Oct 2 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 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 singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 5 Lucius "Tawl" Ross, American pop guitarist (Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove), born in Wagram, North Carolina
  • Oct 5 Sal Viscuso, American actor (Soap, Montefuscos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 5 Russell Mael, American singer, engineer and director (Sparks), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Oct 5 Zoran Živković, Serbian writer, born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Oct 6 Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Oct 6 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • Oct 6 Glenn Branca, avant-garde composer and guitarist, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 6 Paula Scher, American graphic designer for CBS Records, 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

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

Oct 8 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 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 8 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • Oct 8 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • 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 9 Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Oct 9 Jackson Browne, American rock vocalist (Lawyers in Love), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Oct 9 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), born in London, England
  • Oct 10 Cyril Neville, American singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • Oct 10 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • Oct 13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 13 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • 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 14 André Guesdon, French soccer defender (Monaco, Nice) and manager (Viry-Châtillon, Angers, Brest), born in Benouville, France (d. 2020)
  • Oct 15 Aleksandr Puchkov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • Oct 16 Michael Tylo, American actor (Guiding Light, Blade-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 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 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 20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)
  • Oct 20 Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )
  • 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 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Oct 22 Mike Hendrick, English cricket fast bowler (30 Tests, 87 wickets; 22 ODIs; Derbyshire), born in Darley Dale, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • Oct 23 Hermann Hauser, Austrian-born entrepreneur
  • Oct 23 Brian Ross, American Emmy and Peabody Award television journalist (NBC, 1974-94; ABC, 1994-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 Kweisi Mfume, American (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 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

Person of interestDave Cowens

Oct 25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Oct 25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 country guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas)
  • Oct 28 Telma Hopkins, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), and actress (Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

Person of interestKate Jackson

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

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • Oct 29 Ricky Reynolds, American musician (Black Oak Arkansas)

About October 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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