On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1952

  • Oct 1 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • Oct 1 Earl Slick [Frank Madeloni] American rock guitarist (David Bowie; Phantom, Rocker & Slick), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 2 George Meegan, British adventurer who walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska, born in London
  • Oct 2 John Otway, English cult rocker, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Oct 2 Wahed Wafa, Tajik singer, born in Afghanistan
  • Oct 3 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country
  • Oct 4 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 4 Jody Stephens, American rock drummer (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • Oct 4 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • Oct 5 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions), born in Liverpool

Person of interestImran Khan

Oct 5 Imran Khan, 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (2018- ) and cricket all-rounder (88 Tests, 3,807 runs, 362 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Oct 5 Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor 9My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn), born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Oct 5 Gigi Sabani, Italian TV host, born in Rome (d. 2007)
  • Oct 6 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • Oct 7 Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6), born in Balwyn, Australia
  • Oct 7 Ludmila Tourischeva, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1972), born in Grozny, Russia
  • Oct 7 Mary Badham, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama

Person of interestVladimir Putin

Oct 7 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Oct 8 Clifford Adams, American trombone player (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Oct 8 Jan Marijnissen, Dutch politician (Leader of the Socialist Party), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • Oct 8 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

Oct 9 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Oct 10 Bobby Nystrom, Swedish NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1979-83; jersey #23 retired 1995), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 12 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct 12 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 13 Beverly Johnson, American model and actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 13 Michael R. Clifford, American astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76), born in Norton AFB, California
  • Oct 14 Harry Anderson, American comic, magician, and actor (Night Court - "Judge Harry Stone"; Dave's World), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2018)
  • Oct 14 Margriet Eshuijs, Dutch singer and pianist, born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Oct 14 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Oct 16 Christopher Cox, (Rep-R-California)
  • Oct 16 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American funk-rock bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • Oct 16 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • Oct 18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Oct 18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • Oct 18 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • Oct 18 Chuck Lorre, American television director, writer, and producer (Dharma & Greg; Two and a Half Men; The Big Bang Theory), born in Plainview, New York
  • Oct 19 Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
  • Oct 20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Oct 20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Oct 21 Brent Mydland, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (Grateful Dead, 1979-90), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1990)
  • Oct 21 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • Oct 21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

Oct 22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • Oct 23 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong: Mike Oldfield), born in Colmar, France (d. 2005)
  • Oct 25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)
  • Oct 26 Andy Richards, British-Australian session and touring keyboard player ("Relax"; "Careless Whisper"), and producer, born in London, England
  • Oct 26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • Oct 26 Abbas al-Musawi, influential Lebanese Shia cleric, and founder and leader of Hezbollah, born in Al-Nabi Shayth, Lebanon (d. 1992)
  • Oct 26 David Was [Weiss], American rock musician and producer (Was (Not Was) - "Walk The Dinosaur"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestRoberto Benigni

Oct 27 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • Oct 28 Annie Potts, American actress (Designing Women - "Mary Jo"; Any Day Now), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Tommy Dobeck, American rock drummer (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Oct 29 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • Oct 29 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Oct 31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina

About October 1952

How Old? 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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