On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in October 1959

  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 3 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway/), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 7 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York

Simon 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 8 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, American pop singer ("Paper Roses"), and actress (Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Oct 17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Russell Gilbert, Australian comedian
  • 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 18 Milčo Mančevski, Macedonian film director and screenwriter
  • Oct 18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • Oct 20 Mark Little, Australian actor and comedian (Neighbours), born in Brisbane
  • 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 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey

Weird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 "Weird" Al Yankovic, American accordionist and parody singer-songwriter ("Eat It"; "Another One Rides The Bus"), and actor (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, American filmmaker and actor (Spiderman trilogy, Evil Dead series), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Oct 26 François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Oct 26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • Oct 29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • Oct 29 Tamar Baruch, actress (Small Truth, Q & Q)

About October 1959

How Old? 61 or 62 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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