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Famous People Born in October 1950

  • Oct 1 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Oct 1 Randy Quaid, actor (Midnight Express, Vacation, Saturday Night Live), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 1 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • Oct 1 Mihai Romilă, Romanian soccer midfielder (19 caps; Politehnica Iași 367 games), born in Huși, Romania (d. 2020)
  • Oct 2 Michael Rutherford, English pop bassist and rocker (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Oct 2 Ian McNeice, English actor (Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls), born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
  • Oct 2 Philip Wilson, Australian Catholic bishop, jailed for concealing sexual abuse, born in Cessnock, Australia
  • Oct 3 Pamela Hensley, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • Oct 3 John Curulewski, American musician (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Oct 4 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 5 Jeff Conaway, American actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Edward P. Jones, American writer (The Known World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • Oct 6 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • Oct 6 Thomas McClary, American soul guitarist and singer (The Commodores), born in Eustis, Florida

  • Oct 7 Maartje van Weegen, Dutch TV hostess, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Oct 7 Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzanian politician, born in Msoga, Tanzania
  • Oct 7 Granny [Emma Webster], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Canary Row"
  • Oct 8 Robert "Kool" Bell, American rocker (Kool & the Gang-Joanna), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Oct 9 Gary Frank, American actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Oct 9 Mick Malone, Australian cricketer (WA seamer, Test 1977, made 46 took 5-63, 1-14), born in Scarborough, Australia
  • Oct 9 Jody Williams, American political activist and aid worker (Nobel Peace Prize 1997), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • Oct 9 Brian Downing, American baseball player (California Angels), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Dennis Holmes, American actor (Laramie), born in Encino, California
  • Oct 10 Peter Jan Rens, Dutch actor and director (Mister Cactus, Passion), born in Velsen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Oct 10 Nora Roberts, American novelist (Angels Fall), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Oct 11 Amos Gitai, Israeli filmmaker (Neo-Fascist Trilogy, Golem, Arena of Murder), born in Haifa, Israel
  • Oct 11 Andrew Woolfolk, American pop musician (Earth, Wind & Fire-Shining Star), born in Texas
  • Oct 11 Catlin Adams, American actress (Ms Loomis-Square Pegs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Patty Murray, American politician (U.S. Senator from Washington), born in Bothell, Washington
  • Oct 11 Thomas Joseph "Tom" Tauke, American politician (House of Representatives, Iowa, 1979-1991), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Oct 12 Susan Anton, American actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever), born in Oak Glen, California
  • Oct 12 Robin Askwith, English actor (Confessions Sex Comedies), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 12 Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician (31st Governor of Wyoming), born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • Oct 12 Kaga Takeshi [Shigekatsu Katsuta], Japanese actor, born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

  • Oct 13 Annegret Richter-Irrang, German sprinter (Olympic gold 1972), born in Dortmund, Germany
  • Oct 13 Ellen Brusse [Elizabeth Wenmakers], Dutch TV hostess, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 14 Sheila Young Ochowicz, American speed skater (Olympic gold/sil-76), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • Oct 15 Chris De Burgh, British-Irish rock vocalist (The Lady in Red), born in Venado Tuerto, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
  • Oct 17 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 17 Michael Lynn Synar, (Rep-D-Oklahoma, 1979- )
  • Oct 17 Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (As Love Goes)
  • Oct 17 Eric Hughes, English rugby league utility back (10 Tests England, 8 Great Britain; Widnes 481 games), born in Prescot district, England (d. 2020)
  • Oct 18 Merry Martin, actress (Leslie-Peter Loves Mary), born in Camden, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Patrick L Swindall, (Rep-R-GA, 1985- )
  • Oct 18 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Om Puri, Indian Bollywood actor (Aakrosh, Ardh Satya), born in Ambala, Haryana
  • Oct 18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (The Heidi Chronicles), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Oct 20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Oct 21 David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood, grandson of English Princess Mary
  • Oct 21 Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)
  • Oct 23 Harry Sacksioni, Dutch guitarist (Around the Corner)
  • Oct 24 Steven Greenberg, American composer and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Oct 25 Chris Norman, British singer (Smokie), born in Redcar, England
  • Oct 25 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • Oct 26 Chuck Foreman, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • Oct 26 T. E. Srinivasan, Indian cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981), born in Chennai, India
  • Oct 26 Andy Haden, New Zealand rugby union lock (41 Tests; 117 All Black games, 8 as captain; Auckland), born in Wanganui, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Oct 27 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Oct 28 Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist
  • Oct 28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 29 Abdullah Gul, Turkish President (2007-14), born in Kayseri, Anatolia
  • Oct 30 John Doolittle, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 30 Louise Duart, American comedienne (Paramount Comedy Theater # 5), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • Oct 30 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • Oct 31 Jane Pauley, American newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Oct 31 John Candy, Canadian actor and comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck), born in Newmarket, Ontario (d. 1994)

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  • Oct 31 Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • Oct 31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General, born in Manila, Philippines

About October 1950

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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