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Famous People Born in October 1959

  • Oct 1 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar
  • Oct 1 Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), born in Izhevsk, Russia (d. 2020)
  • Oct 2 Luis Fernández, French soccer defensive midfielder (60 caps; PSG), born in Tarifa, Spain
  • Oct 3 Carmen Russo, Miss Teenage Italy (1972), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American singer and actor (General Hospital, Melrose Place), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian

Person of interestFred Couples

Oct 3 Fred Couples, American golfer (US Masters 1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Oct 4 Tony Meo, English snooker player (British Open 1989; English Pro C’ship 1986-87), born in London, England
  • Oct 4 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 5 Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Lodi, California
  • Oct 5 Maya Lin, American designer (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Civil Rights Memorial), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Oct 6 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Oct 6 Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)
  • Oct 6 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Oct 6 Brian Higgins, American politician, Member of US House of Representatives
  • Oct 7 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York

Person of interestSimon Cowell

Oct 7 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London, England

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • Oct 7 Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician, born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 7 Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician, born in Châteauguay, Canada
  • Oct 8 Carlos I. Noriega, Peruvian-American astronaut (STS 84, sk 97), born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 8 Gavin Friday [Fionán Martin Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 8 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • Oct 8 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • Oct 8 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 9 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 9 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Oct 9 Bill Lee, American politician, Governor of Tennessee (2019-), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Oct 10 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • Oct 10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oct 11 Bob Inglis, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Oct 11 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Oct 12 Abigail Kingsley Alling, American executive (Biosphere 2), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States, born in San Bernardino, California
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 14 A J Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Oct 15 Sarah Margaret Ferguson, Duchess of York, born in London, England

  • Oct 15 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 16 Gary Kemp, English rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London
  • Oct 16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • Oct 17 Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]
  • Oct 17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • Oct 17 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • Oct 17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • Oct 18 Kirby Chambliss, Aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer
  • Oct 18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • Oct 18 Steve Swayne, Dartmouth Professor
  • Oct 20 Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • Oct 20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Oct 20 Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • Oct 20 Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, born in Fugou County, Henan, China (d, 2019)
  • Oct 21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • Oct 21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • Oct 21 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • Oct 22 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 22 Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • Oct 22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Oct 23 Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)
  • Oct 24 Michelle Lujan Grisham, American politician, Governor of New Mexico (2019-), born in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Person of interestEvo Morales

Oct 26 Evo Morales, Bolivian politician and 80th President of Bolivia (2006-2019), born in Isallawi, Bolivia

1st Indigenous President of Bolivia Evo Morales
1st Indigenous President of Bolivia
Evo Morales
  • Oct 26 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Oct 26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • Oct 27 Rick Carlisle, American basketball guard and head coach (Dallas Mavericks 2008-19; Indiana Pacers; NBA Coach of the Year 2002, Detroit Pistons), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • Oct 28 Neville Henry, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Oct 29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

Person of interestMike Gartner

Oct 29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 29 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)
  • Oct 31 Ann Henricksson, American tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Oct 31 Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland

About October 1959

How Old? 60 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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