Famous People Born in October 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1996)

Person of interestTheresa May

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

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • Oct 1 Gina Haspel, American intelligence officer, First female director of the US CIA, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 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 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goaltender (PSV)

Person of interestSherri Turner

Oct 4 Sherri Turner, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ), born in Greenville, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • Oct 4 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 6 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • Oct 7 James Van Patten, American actor (Bo-Chisholms), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Julio Pezua, Pervian-American jockey
  • Oct 7 Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 8 Stephanie Zimbalist, American actress (Remington Steele, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ

  • Oct 8 Jeff Lahti, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Oct 8 Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Larry Crane, American rocker (John Mellencamp band), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 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), 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

Person of interestBeth Daniel

Oct 14 Beth Daniel, American golfer (Women's PGA Championship 1990), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 16 James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)
  • Oct 16 Johnny Chavis, American football coach

Person of interestMae Jemison

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

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • Oct 17 Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)

Person of interestMartina Navratilova

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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Oct 18 Craig Bartlett, American animator
  • Oct 18 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • Oct 19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 19 Sunny Deol, Indian actor
  • Oct 19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

Oct 21 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Oct 22 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • Oct 23 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Oct 23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 23 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Oct 24 Dale Maharidge, American author
  • Oct 25 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • Oct 25 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • Oct 26 Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
  • Oct 26 Rita Wilson, American actress and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 26 Regina Benjamin, 18th US Surgeon General (2009-13), born in Mobile, Alabama

Person of interestPatty Sheehan

Oct 27 Patty Sheehan, American golfer (6 LPGA major titles incl. US Open 1992, 94), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Oct 27 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California

Person of interestMahmoud Ahmadinejad

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

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Oct 28 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • Oct 29 Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Oct 30 Juliet Stevenson, Essex England, actress (Secret Rapture, Life Story)
  • Oct 30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 30 Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • Oct 31 Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden

About October 1956

How Old? 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra