On This Day

Musicians Born in October 1959

  • Oct 1 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking The Tree), born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Oct 3 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • Oct 4 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • Oct 5 Troy Luccketta, American rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Lodi, California
  • Oct 8 Gavin Friday [Fionán Martin Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 10 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (Electric Landlady), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
  • Oct 13 Marie Osmond, American singer and actress (Paper Roses, Goin' Coconuts), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Oct 14 A.J. Pero, American drummer (Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • Oct 16 Gary Kemp, British rock guitarist and lyricist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in Smithfield, London
  • Oct 16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer (Architectonics; Magma) born in Kärdla, Hiiumaa, Estonia
  • Oct 22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestWeird Al Yankovic

Oct 23 Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], American parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun), born in Downey, California

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Oct 25 Marina Minkin, Israeli harpsichordist and teacher (Ad Libitum Ensemble), born in Ukraine
  • Oct 25 Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter (Divinyls - "I Touch Myself"), born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia (d. 2013)
  • Oct 28 Neville Henry, British rock saxophonist (Blow Monkeys - "Wicked Ways")

About October 1959

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

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