On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1932

  • Oct 1 Albert Collins, American blues guitarist (Ice Pickin'; Don't Lose Your Cool; Showdown!), born in Leona, Texas (d. 1993)
  • Oct 8 (Roddis) "Pete" Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) and educator, born in Iserlohn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • Oct 11 Dottie West, American country singer (Here Comes My Baby), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Joel Mandelbaum, American composer, born in New York
  • Oct 13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Oct 13 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • Oct 14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Oct 15 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2020)
  • Oct 16 Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • Oct 17 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)

About October 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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