Famous People Born in October 1959

  • 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 1 Koralia Karanti, Greek stage and screen actress, born in Athens, Greece

Youssou N'dourYoussou N'dour (63 years old)

Oct 1 Senegalese singer ("Shaking The Tree"), born in Dakar, Senegal

  • 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

Fred CouplesFred Couples (63 years old)

Oct 3 American golfer (US Masters 1992; Senior Players C'ship 2011; Senior British Open 2012), born in Seattle, Washington

  • Oct 3 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway/), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 4 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 4 Tony Meo, English snooker player (British Open 1989; English Pro C’ship 1986-87), born in London, England
  • Oct 5 David Shannon, American Caldecott Medal-winning children's book writer and illustrator (No, David!), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 Maya Lin, American designer (Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Civil Rights Memorial), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Oct 5 Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla - "Psychotic Supper"), born in Lodi, California
  • Oct 6 Brian Higgins, American politician (US Representative for New York, 2005-present), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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 7 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York
  • Oct 7 Jean-Marc Fournier, French Canadian politician, born in Châteauguay, Canada
  • Oct 7 Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician, born in Lima, Peru

Simon CowellSimon Cowell (63 years old)

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

  • 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 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 8 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • Oct 9 Bill Lee, American politician, Governor of Tennessee (2019-), born in Franklin, Tennessee
  • Oct 9 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • Oct 9 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 9 Thomas Wydler, Swiss drummer (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Oct 10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oct 10 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • 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 Gerry Darby, British jazz-soul drummer (Carmel - "Bad Day"), born in England
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, American pop singer ("Paper Roses"), and actress (Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 14 A.J. Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Sarah Margaret Ferguson, English Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • Oct 15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer (Architectonics; Magma), born in Kärdla, Hiiumaa, Estonia
  • Oct 16 Gary Kemp, British rock guitarist and lyricist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in Smithfield, London
  • Oct 17 Mark Peel, Australian historian and academic
  • Oct 17 Norm MacDonald, Canadian stand-up comedian, writer, and actor (Saturday Night Live, 1993-98; Dirty Work; The Norm Show), born in Quebec City, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • Oct 17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • Oct 17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • Oct 18 Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Oct 18 Kirby Chambliss, Aerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer
  • Oct 18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 Steve Swayne, Dartmouth Professor
  • Oct 20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Oct 20 Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • Oct 20 Shuping Wang, Chinese doctor who exposed China's HIV crisis, born in Fugou County, Henan, China (d. 2019)
  • Oct 20 Vasti Jackson, American electric blues guitarist, music director, and record producer, born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Oct 21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • Oct 21 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • Oct 21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • 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
  • Oct 22 Todd Graff, American actor (Five Corners, Dominic & Eugene), born in NYC, New York

Weird Al YankovicWeird Al Yankovic (63 years old)

Oct 23 American accordionist and parody singer-songwriter ("Eat It"; "Another One Rides The Bus"), and actor (UHF; Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

  • Oct 23 Sam Raimi, American filmmaker and actor (Spiderman trilogy, Evil Dead series), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Michelle Lujan Grisham, American politician, Governor of New Mexico (2019-), born in Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Oct 25 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 25 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Mortsel, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • Oct 25 Marina Minkin, Israeli harpsichordist and teacher (Ad Libitum Ensemble), born in Ukraine
  • Oct 26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London

Evo MoralesEvo Morales (63 years old)

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

  • Oct 26 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 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, British rock saxophonist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")
  • Oct 29 Finola Hughes, English actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Jesse Barfield, American MLB outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Oct 29 John Magufuli, Tanzanian politician (President of Tanzania (2015-2021), born in Chato, Tanganyika (d. 2021)

Mike GartnerMike Gartner (63 years old)

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

  • Oct 29 Tamar Baruch, Dutch actress (Small Truth, Q & Q), born in Laren, Netherlands
  • 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? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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