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Famous People Born in October 1962

  • Oct 1 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
  • Oct 2 Esai Morales, American actor (Bad Boys, La Bamba), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 2 Mark Rypien, Canadian NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1991; Washington Redskins), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 2 Sigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic alt-rock drummer (The Sugarcubes), born in Norway
  • Oct 2 Aziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director

Person of interestTommy Lee

Oct 3 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • Oct 4 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • Oct 5 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • Oct 5 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 5 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • Oct 5 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • Oct 5 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 5 Caron Keating, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • Oct 6 Rich Yett, baseball player
  • Oct 7 Dave Bronconnier, Canadian politician, born in Calgary, Canada
  • Oct 8 Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver, born in St. Vith, Belgium

  • Oct 9 Jorge Burruchaga, Argentine soccer attacking midfielder and manager (57 caps; Independiente, Nantes), born in Gualeguay, Argentina
  • Oct 10 Rex J. Walheim, U.S. Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, born in Redwood City, California
  • Oct 11 Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • Oct 11 Leslie Landon, American actress (Etta Plum-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 11 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Oct 11 Phil Newport, English cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests 1988-91), born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Oct 11 Nicola Bryant, English actress (Doctor Who-Peri Brown), born in Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Oct 12 Dammika Ranatunga, Sri Lankan cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Oct 12 Sid Fernandez, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 12 Carlos Bernard, American actor (24), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Oct 12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 12 Branko Crvenkovski, 3rd President of Macedonia, born in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

Person of interestJerry Rice

Oct 13 Jerry Rice, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (SF 49ers, 13 x Pro Bowl), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Oct 13 Kelly Preston, American actress (Mischief, Twins, A Tigers Tale), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2020)
  • Oct 14 Shahar Perkiss, Israeli tennis player, born in Haifa, Israel
  • Oct 14 Jaan Ehlvest, Estonian chess player
  • Oct 15 Susan DeMattei, American cyclist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 16 Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Oct 16 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)

  • Oct 16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • Oct 16 Durga McBroom, American singer-songwriter (Blue Pearl -"Naked In The Rain"; Pink Floyd; Steve Hackett), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 17 Mike Judge, Ecuadorian born American cartoonist, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Oct 18 Jody Rosenthal, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1987), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 18 Vincent Spano, actor (Alphabet City, Maria's Lovers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestEvander Holyfield

Oct 19 Evander Holyfield, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1988) and world champion (1990-92), born in Atmore, Alabama

  • Oct 19 Ruud Bread, soccer player (NAC)
  • Oct 19 Tracy Chevalier, American author
  • Oct 20 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 20 Steven R "Randy" Jackson, US percussionist/singer (Enjoy Yourself)
  • Oct 21 David Campese, Australian rugby union winger (101 Tests, record 64 tries), born in Queanbeyan, NSW
  • Oct 22 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 22 Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 23 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • Oct 23 Christo van Rensburg, South African tennis player, born in Uitenhage, South Africa
  • Oct 23 Daria Scagliola, Italian/Dutch photographer (vuurtorenpostzegels)
  • Oct 23 Doug Flutie, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1984, Boston College; Grey Cup MVP 1992, 96, 97; Pro Bowl 1998, Buffalo Bills), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Oct 23 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 24 Jay Novacek, American NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Martin, South Dakota
  • Oct 25 Nick Hancock, British television presenter (They Think It's All Over), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Oct 25 Darlene Vogel, American actress (Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • Oct 26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • Oct 26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • Oct 28 Bobby Tate, fictional character on Soap
  • Oct 28 Daphne Zuniga, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 28 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman, Neth WC 1996)
  • Oct 28 Erik Thorstvedt, Norwegian footballer
  • Oct 28 Scotty Nguyen, professional poker player
  • Oct 29 Einar Örn [Benediktsson], Icelandic rock singer (The Sugarcubes; Ghostdigital), born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Oct 30 Courtney Walsh, West Indian cricket fast bowler and captain (132 Tests, 519 wickets @ 24.44; hat-trick v Aust 1988), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 30 Danny Tartabull, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 30 Mark Portugal, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Los Angeles, California

About October 1962

How Old? 58 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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