On This Day

Birthdays in History in October 1953

  • Oct 1 John Hegley, British poet
  • Oct 2 Ernest Bai Koroma, Sierra Leonean politician, President of Sierra Leone (2007-), born in Makeni, Sierra Leone
  • Oct 5 James Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary, born in Bayswater, London
  • Oct 5 John Stachniewski, scholar/teacher
  • Oct 6 Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician, born in Le Veurdre, Allier, France
  • Oct 13 Bill Schuette, American lawyer and politician (53rd Attorney General of Michigan), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Oct 14 Marcel Zeeuw, Surinamese soldier (coup 1982), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 21 Peter Mandelson, British politician
  • Oct 22 Roy Ristie, Suriname/Neth radio host (Apintie, Kankantrie)
  • Oct 26 Jennifer Roberson, American sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Oct 26 Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman and notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London
  • Oct 27 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 28 Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive
  • Oct 30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 30 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch-American (Rep-R-Michigan), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Oct 30 Desmond Fitzgerald, Irish medical doctor and President of the University of Limerick, born in Dublin

About October 1953

How Old? 67 or 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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