Famous People Born in October 1956

  • Oct 1 Gina Haspel, American intelligence officer, First female director of the US CIA, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • Oct 1 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey

Theresa MayTheresa May (66 years old)

Oct 1 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2016-19), born in Eastbourne, England

  • Oct 2 Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter ("Rock Me Tonight"), born in Harlem, New York
  • Oct 2 Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Oct 3 Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Peter Frechette, American actor (Paint it Black, George-Profiler), born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Oct 4 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 4 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (73 caps; PSV Eindhoven; technical director KNVB), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Sherri TurnerSherri Turner (66 years old)

Oct 4 American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1988), born in Greenville, South Carolina

  • Oct 6 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • Oct 6 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer, and record producer of rock and country music (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 7 Brian Sutter, Canadian NHL left wing, 1976-88 (St. Louis Blues), and coach, 1988-2004 (St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, and 2 other teams), born in Viking, Alberta
  • Oct 7 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 8 Danny Jacob, American session and touring guitarist (Bette Midler), and cartoon music composer (Phineas and Ferb), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 8 Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Larry Crane, American rock guitarist (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Oct 8 Scott Michael Pellaton, American barefoot water ski champ, born in Brentwood, California
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele; Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 10 (Irene) Amanda Burton, Northern Irish actress (Silent Witness; The Commander), born in Derry, Northern Island
  • Oct 10 Fiona Fullerton, British actress (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; A View to a Kill), born in Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Oct 10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Oct 11 Nicanor Frutos, 47th President of Paraguay (2003-08), born in Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
  • Oct 12 David Vanian, British singer (The Damned - "Eloise"), born in Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Oct 13 Anura Ranasinghe, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982), born in Kalatura, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California

Beth DanielBeth Daniel (66 years old)

Oct 14 American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1990), born in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Oct 15 Chris Lacklison,, British pop keyboardist (Kenny - "Fancy Pants"; "Julie Anne"), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Chavis, American football coach
  • Oct 16 Marin Alsop, American conductor and 1st woman to head a major American orchestra (Baltimore Symphony, 2007-2021; Vienna RSO, 2019-present), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 16 Roger Phegley, American NBA basketball player, 1977-84 (Washington Bullets, San Antonio Spurs, and 3 other teams), born in East Peoria, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Fred Hickman, American sports broadcaster (CNN, TBS, YES Network, ESPN; NY Sports Emmy Award 2004), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2022)

Mae JemisonMae Jemison (66 years old)

Oct 17 1st African American woman in space (STS 47), born in Decatur, Alabama

  • Oct 17 Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
  • Oct 18 Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 18 Jim Talent, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri), born in Des Peres, Missouri

Martina NavratilovaMartina Navratilova (66 years old)

Oct 18 Czech-American tennis player (18 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

  • Oct 19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 19 Steve Doocy, American journalist and TV anchor (Fox and Friends), born in Algona, Iowa
  • Oct 19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor

Danny BoyleDanny Boyle (66 years old)

Oct 20 English film director (Trainspotting; Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher (1956-2016)

Oct 21 American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Burbank, California

  • Oct 23 Betsy Nagelsen, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1978, 80; Australian Open singles 1978 runner-up), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Oct 23 Darrell Pace, American archer (Olympic gold individual 1976, 84; silver team 1988), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 23 Dwight Yoakam, American country singer-songwriter ("Honky Tonk Man"), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • Oct 24 Jeff Merkley, American politician (Senator-D-Oregon 2009-), born in Myrtle Creek, Oregon
  • Oct 25 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • Oct 25 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions - "Wind of Change"), born in Hannover, Germany
  • Oct 26 Mike LeDonne, American jazz Hammond organist, pianist, and composer (Benny Golson; The Groover Quartet), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Oct 26 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman (1st CEO of Australian Defence Materiel Organisation)
  • Oct 27 Ben Besiakov, Danish jazz pianist and jazz-fusion keyboard player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Oct 27 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California

Patty SheehanPatty Sheehan (66 years old)

Oct 27 American golfer (6 LPGA major titles; US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

  • Oct 28 Dave Wyndorf, American rock singer (Monster Magnet), born in Red Bank, New Jersey

Mahmoud AhmadinejadMahmoud Ahmadinejad (66 years old)

Oct 28 President of Iran (2005-13), born in Aradan, Iran

  • Oct 29 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 30 Juliet Stevenson, English actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story), born in Kelvedon, Essex, England
  • Oct 30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 30 Tim Roemer, American politician (Rep-D-Indiana), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • Oct 31 Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph), born in Hastings, Sussex, England

About October 1956

How Old? 66 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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