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Famous People Born in October 1960

  • Oct 1 Elizabeth Dennehy, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Oct 2 Django Bates, British jazz musician, born in Beckenham, Kent
  • Oct 2 Glenn Anderson, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 2 Al Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
  • Oct 3 Cinzia De Ponti, [Fiordeponti], Pescara Italy (Miss Italy 1979)
  • Oct 4 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • Oct 4 Jennifer Anglin, Adrian Mich, actress (Cheryl-General Hospital)
  • Oct 5 Daniel Baldwin, American actor
  • Oct 5 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 6 Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • Oct 6 Jeffrey Trachta, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Oct 6 Richard Jobson, British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)
  • Oct 7 Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • Oct 7 Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer, born in Lorient, France
  • Oct 8 Lorenzo Milá, Spanish newscaster, born in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona
  • Oct 8 François Pérusse, Quebec humorist 9Les 2 minutes du peuple), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  • Oct 8 Reed Hastings, American businessman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Netflix, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Eric Martin, American rocker (Mr Big), born in Long Island, New York
  • Oct 11 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 11 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Steve Lowery, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001 3rd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 13 Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
  • Oct 13 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Ari Fleischer, American media consultant and 21st White House Press Secretary, born in Pound Ridge, New York
  • Oct 13 Peter Keisler, American lawyer and acting Attorney General of the United States (2007), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Oct 14 John Aalberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Orland, Norway
  • Oct 14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • Oct 16 Val Skinner, American golfer (6 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hamilton, Montana
  • Oct 16 Bob Mould, American musician
  • Oct 17 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • Oct 17 Rob Marshall, American director
  • Oct 17 Guy Henry, English actor
  • Oct 17 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • Oct 18 Erin Moran, American actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Burbank, California (d. 2017)

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

Oct 18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium


  • Oct 19 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, British rocker (Madness - "Our House"), born in Kensington, West London
  • Oct 19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England
  • Oct 19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 19 Jennifer Holliday, singer/actress (Dream Girls), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 19 Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
  • Oct 20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 20 Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • Oct 21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Oct 22 Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 23 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • Oct 23 Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author
  • Oct 24 Carolien de Windt, Surinamese-Dutch singer (Mai Tai), born in Suriname
  • Oct 24 Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 24 B.D. Wong, American actor (M. Butterfly), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 24 Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1999)
  • Oct 24 Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver, born in Waiblingen, West Germany
  • Oct 25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 25 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 25 Tom Eplin, American actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World), born in Hayward, California
  • Oct 25 June Brigman, American comic book artist, born in Atlantta, Georgia
  • Oct 25 Hong Sang-soo, South Korean filmmaker (Right Now, Wrong Then), born in Seoul
  • Oct 27 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 28 Mark Derwin, Park Forest Ill, actor (AC Mallet-Guiding Light)
  • Oct 28 Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times
  • Oct 29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

Person of interestDiego Maradona

Oct 30 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Oct 30 Kim Thompson, English actress (Stealing Heaven), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • Oct 30 Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Oct 31 Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, born in Tehran, Iran
  • Oct 31 Luis Fortuño, Puerto Rican delegate to Congress, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 31 Arnaud Desplechin, French film director and screenwriter, born in Roubaix, France

About October 1960

How Old? 59 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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