On This Day

Famous People Born in October 1968

  • Oct 1 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 1 Jon Guenther, American author
  • Oct 1 Phil de Glanville, English rugby union centre and captain (38 caps; Bath RUFC), born in Loughborough, Leicestershire
  • Oct 2 Glen Wesley, Canadian NHL defenceman, coach and administrator (Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes), born in Red Deer, Alberta

Jana Novotna

Oct 2 Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998; WTA Tour C'ship 1997), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

  • Oct 2 Mark Crear, American athlete (Olympic 110m hurdles silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 2 Victoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter
  • Oct 2 Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter (The Tea Party), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 5 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • Oct 7 Erick Anderson, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 7 Thom Yorke, British musician and singer (Radiohead - "Creep"; "Paranoid Android"), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
  • Oct 8 Ali Benarbia, Algerian footballer, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Oct 8 Zvonimir Boban, Croatian football player and Deputy Secretary General of FIFA, born in Imotski, Croatia
  • Oct 8 Emily Procter, American actress (West Wing, CSI: Miami), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Oct 9 Vickie Perks, British rock vocalist (Fuzzbox; Vix 'n the Kix), born in Birmingham, England
  • Oct 10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • Oct 10 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands

Chris Ofili

Oct 10 Chris Ofili, English painter (Turner prize - elephant dung), born in Manchester, England

  • Oct 11 Claude Lapointe, Canadian NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
  • Oct 11 Cynthia Johnston, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 11 Jane Krakowski, American actress (30 Rock), born in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
  • Oct 12 Adam Rich, American actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12 Charles Anthony, American CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 12 Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Oct 12 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver, born in Redondo Beach, California

Hugh Jackman

Oct 12 Hugh Jackman, Australian stage and screen actor and singer (The Boy from Oz; X-Men -"Wolverine"; The Greatest Showman; Kate And Leopold), born in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 13 Julio Valera, Puerto Rican MLB pitcher (KC Royals), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 13 Tisha Campbell, American actress (Gina-Martin, House Party), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Carlos Marín, Spanish pop-opera baritone (Il Divo), born in Mörfelden-Walldorf, West Germany (d. 2021)
  • Oct 14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 14 Rashid Latif, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (37 Tests, 130 dismissals, 1 x 100; 166 ODIs; Karachi), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Oct 14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Oct 14 Matthew Le Tissier, English footballer
  • Oct 14 Johnny Goudie, Cuban American singer-songwriter and musician, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Oct 15 George Koonce, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • Oct 15 Meredith Rainey, American 800m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 15 Jyrki 69 [Jyrki Pekka Emil Linnankivi], Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes), born in Helsinki, Finland

Didier Deschamps

Oct 15 Didier Deschamps, French footballer and coach (France: 2018 World Cup), born in Bayonne, France

  • Oct 16 Randall Batinkoff, American actor (For Keeps), born in Monticello, New York
  • Oct 16 Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Oct 16 Elsa Zylberstein, French actress
  • Oct 17 Heather McDermid, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 17 Ziggy Marley, Jamaican reggae performer and son of Bob Marley, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 18 Denisa Szabova, Bratislava Czech, tennis star (1987 Futures-GER)
  • Oct 18 Michael Stich, German tennis star
  • Oct 18 Narendra Hirwani, Indian cricketer (16 wickets v WI on debut 1988), born in Gorakhpur, India
  • Oct 18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • Oct 18 Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • Oct 20 Raymond Biggs, Canadian CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 20 Sunny Hostin, American lawyer, journalist and TV host (The View), born in New York City
  • Oct 22 Shelby Lynne [Moorer], American country singer ("If I Could Bottle This Up"), born in Quantico, Virginia


Oct 22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American Grammy Award-winning reggae rapper and songwriter ( "It Wasn't Me", "Boombastic",), born in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Oct 22 Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • Oct 23 Bettina Fulco Villella, Argentinian tennis star (1993 Futures), born in Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • Oct 23 Kevin Henry, american NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • Oct 24 Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Oct 24 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • Oct 24 Ken Ryan, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Oct 24 Robert Wilonsky, American journalist, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 25 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • Oct 25 Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Oct 26 Chris Oldham, American NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 26 Nico-Jan Hoogma, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Heerenveen, Netherlands
  • Oct 27 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • Oct 27 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Oct 28 Ernie Mills, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 28 Glenn Clear, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Oct 28 Rodney Thomas, NFL running back (Houston Oilers), born in Trinity, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Stan Thomas, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Oct 28 Marc Lièvremont, French rugby union footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Grayson McCouch, American actor (Morgan Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater (Olympics 3 gold-1994), born in Drammen, Norway
  • Oct 29 Tsunku [Mitsuo Terada], Japanese music producer and former singer (SHARAM Q), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 29 Stanley Donwood [Dan Rickwood], British writer and album art designer (Radiohead; Thom Yorke). born in Essex, England
  • Oct 30 Jack Plotnick, American film and TV actor (Gods and Monsters), born in Worthington, Ohio
  • Oct 31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 31 Eddie Taubensee, American baseball catcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Beeville, Texas

About October 1968

How Old? 53 years old
Generation: Generation X
Leap Year: Yes

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