On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1951

  • Oct 1 Brian Greenway, Canadian rock guitarist and vocalist (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 2 Romina Power, daughter of Tyrone Power and actress (Justine), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestSting

Oct 2 Sting [Gordon Sumner], British singer-songwriter and bassist (The Police - "Every Breath You Take") and actor (Dune), born in Wallsend, Northumberland

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 3 Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, 1973-95. 12X All Star, 7X Golden Glove (San Diego Padres; New York Yankees, and 4 other teams), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 3 Jack Grondin, American rock drummer (.38 Special, 1974-91)
  • Oct 3 Kathryn [Kathy] Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 3 Bernard Cooper, American novelist and short story writer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Oct 3 Keb' Mo' [Kevin Roosevelt Moore], American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Jack Harris, British rock vocalist (The Alan Parsons Project), born in, Shoreditch, Hackney, London
  • Oct 4 Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Oct 4 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • Oct 4 Truck Robinson, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1978, 81; New Orleans Jazz; NBA rebound leader 1978), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 5 Karen Allen, American actress (Cruising, Starman, Wanderers), born in Carrollton, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Leah Poulos-Mueller, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berwyn, Illinois

Person of interestBob Geldof

Oct 5 Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist (Live Aid), born in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof
  • Oct 6 Kevin Cronin, Champaign Ill, rock vocalist (REO Speedwagon)

  • Oct 7 Táta Vega [Carmen Rosa Vega], American vocalist (Color Purple soundtrack), born in Queens, Long Island

Person of interestJohn Mellencamp

Oct 7 John Mellencamp, American rock singer-songwriter (Jack & Diane; R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.), and actor (Falling From Grace), born in Seymour, Indiana

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-songwriter
John Mellencamp
  • Oct 8 Jack O'Connell, American politician (Member of the California State Senate), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • Oct 9 Richard Chaves, American actor (Cease Fire, Predator), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 9 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Epeli Ganilau, Fijian soldier and politician (National Alliance Party of Fiji)
  • Oct 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player, born in Hluboka, Czech Republic (d. 2008)
  • Oct 11 Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter & music record producer, born in Paris, France
  • Oct 12 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • Oct 12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 12 Sally Little, South African/American golfer (PGA 1980, du Maurier 1988), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Oct 14 Marcia Barrett, Jamaican-British rock vocalist (Boney M), born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica
  • Oct 15 Frank Dimino, American rock vocalist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestRoscoe Tanner

Oct 15 Roscoe Tanner, American tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
  • Oct 15 Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan
  • Oct 15 Peter Richardson, British actor, writer and director (The Comic Strip Presents, The Pope Must Die), born in Devon, England
  • Oct 16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • Oct 18 Pam Dawber, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Terry McMillan, American author

  • Oct 19 Annie Golden, actress (Forever Lulu, Hair), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
  • Oct 20 Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)
  • Oct 20 Patrick Hall, British politician
  • Oct 20 Leif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
  • Oct 20 Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager (Leicester City) and player, born in Rome
  • Oct 23 Michael Rupert, actor (Pasadena Playhouse), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 23 Charly García, Argentine singer
  • Oct 23 Fatmir Sejdiu, President of Kosovo
  • Oct 24 Todd Crespi, German actor (Magician), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Oct 25 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • Oct 25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 26 [William] Bootsy Collins, American guitarist and singer (Parliament-Funkadelic), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (Roches), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • Oct 27 Jayne Kennedy, American actress (Body and Soul), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 27 K. K. Downing, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest - "Breakin' The Law"), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 27 Carlos Frenk, Mexican-British cosmologist, born in Mexico
  • Oct 27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

Person of interestEdward Lee Howard

Oct 27 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • Oct 28 Ron & Don Galyon, American siamese twins (Jerry Springer Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Rajan Mishra, Indian classical music vocalist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 2021)
  • Oct 29 Dirk Kempthorne, (Sen-R Idaho)
  • Oct 29 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • Oct 29 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • Oct 30 Frank Pallone, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Oct 30 Harry Hamlin, American actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 31 Nick Saban, American football coach (National NCAA C'ships 2003, 09, 11-12, 15, 17; LSU, Alabama, Miami Dolphins), born in Fairmont, West Virginia

About October 1951

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

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