On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1946

  • Oct 4 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • Oct 5 Zahida Hina, Pakistani columnist, born in Sahasram, Bihar, British India
  • Oct 6 Eddie Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director, Owner of ZOE Broadcasting Network
  • Oct 6 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 7 Pengiran Anak Saleha, Queen of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
  • Oct 7 Anita Shreve, American writer (Weight of Water, Past the Island; Drifting), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Dennis Kucinich, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 10 Franco Malerba, Italian astronaut (STS 46), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 10 Mildred Grieveson, English writer (Leopard in the Snow), born in England
  • Oct 10 Naoto Kan, Japanese politician (61st Prime Minister of Japan), born in Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Oct 11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Oct 13 Edwina Currie, British politician (C), born in Liverpool
  • Oct 14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 17 Sir Cameron Mackintosh, British stage producer
  • Oct 17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • Oct 17 Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor
  • Oct 19 Philip Pullman, English writer
  • Oct 20 Elfriede Jelinek, writer
  • Oct 22 Richard Loncraine, director (Missionary, Deep Cover, Bellman & True)
  • Oct 22 Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • Oct 23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • Oct 27 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 27 Steven R. Nagel, American astronaut, USAF (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Oct 27 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 28 John Hewson, Australian politician
  • Oct 29 Strinivasa Moodley, South African anti-apartheid activist, born in Durban, Natal
  • Oct 30 Robert L. "Hoot" Gibson, American aviator, aeronautical engineer and astronaut (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71), born in Cooperstown, New York

About October 1946

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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