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October 1, 1904- Vladimir Horowitz, pianist

October 1, 1920- Walter Matthau, actor

October 1, 1921- James Whitmore, actor

October 1, 1924- Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President (1977-1981)

October 1, 1924- William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

October 1, 1927- Tom Bosley, actor

October 1, 1928- George Peppard, actor, the leader in TV series "A-Team"

October 1, 1935- Julie Andrews, actress, singer, "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music"

October 1, 1950- Randy Quaid, actor, "cousin "Eddy" in "Vacation" movies

October 1, 1963- Mark McGwire, MLB baseball slugger, home run record holder

October 2, 1890- Groucho Marx, comedian, "Marx Brothers"

October 2, 1895- Bud Abbott, comedian, comedy team "Abbott & Costello"

October 2, 1928- George McFarland, actor "Spanky" on "Spanky and Our Gang"

October 2, 1937- Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., attorney

October 2, 1945 -Don McLean, singer, songwriter, wrote and sang "Miss American Pie"

October 2, 1951- Gordon Sumner, musician, songwriter "Sting"

October 2, 1970- Kelly Ripa, actress, "Regis and Kelly" and TV series "Hope & Faith"

October 3, 1902 -Harvey Kurtzman, created "Mad" magazine

October 3, 1941- Chubby Checker, singer, musician

October 3, 1959- Jack Wagner, actor

October 4, 1181- St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic religious leader

October 4, 1822- Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President (1877-1881)

October 4, 1861- Frederic Remington, painter, sculptor

October 4, 1895- Buster Keaton, comedian

October 4, 1924- Charlton Heston, actor , NRA President

October 4, 1941- Jackie Collins, author

October 4, 1946 -Susan Sarandon, actress

October 4, 1976- Alicia Silverstone, actress

October 5, 1829- Chester A. Arthur, 21st  U.S. President (1881-1885)

October 5, 1882- Robert Hutchings Goddard, father of the Space Age

October 5, 1902- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's

October 5, 1923- Glynis Johns, actress, played in "Mary Poppins" 

October 5, 1963- Laura Davies, LPGA golfer

October 5, 1965- Mario Lemieux, NHL hockey player

October 5, 1975- Kate Winslet, actress, "Rose" in movie "Titanic"

October 6, 1846- George Westinghouse, engineer, inventor, developed AC electric power

October 6, 1906- Janet Gaynor, actress

October 6, 1914- Thor Heyerdahl, anthropologist, explorer

October 6, 1956- Stephanie Zimbalist, actress

October 6, 1963- Elisabeth Shue, actress

October 7, 1917- June Allyson, actress

October 7, 1931- Desmond Tutu, archbishop, won Nobel Peace Prize

October 7, 1943- Oliver North, National Security Council

October 7, 1951- John Mellencamp, singer

October 7, 1959- Simon Cowell, judge on "American Idol"

October 7, 1966- Toni Braxton, singer

October 8, 1890 "Eddie" Rickenbacker, WWI flying ace

October 8, 1936- David Carradine, actor

October 8, 1939- Paul Hogan, actor

October 8, 1941- Jesse Jackson, civil right leader

October 8, 1943- Chevy Chase, actor, comedian, SNL, "Vacation" movies

October 8, 1943- R. L. Stine,  author of children's books

October 8, 1949 -Sigourney Weaver, actress, "Ellen Ripley" in movie "Alien"

October 8, 1956- Stephanie Zimbalist, actress, starred in "Remington Steele"

October 8, 1970- Matt Damon, actor

October 9, 1938- Russell Myers, cartoonist, created "Broom Hilda"

October 9, 1940- John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician, member of the "Beatles"

October 9, 1948- Jackson Browne, singer, songwriter

October 9, 1953- Sharon Osbourne, actress, wife of Ozzie Osbourne

October 9, 1955- Scott Bakula, actor, TV series "Quantum Leap" and "Star Trek- Enterprise"

October 9, 1981- Zacary Ty Bryan, actor, "Brad" on TV series "Home Improvement"

October 10, 1900- Helen Hayes, actress

October 10, 1914- Dorothy Lamour, actress

October 10, 1946 -Ben Vereen, actor, singer

October 10, 1958- Tanya Tucker, singer

October 10, 1969- Brett Favre, NRL Green Bay Packers quarterback

October 10, 1974- Dale Earnhardt Jr, auto racer

October 11, 1844- Henry John Heinz, founded Heinz Ketchup company

October 11, 1884- Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt

October 11, 1932- Dottie West, singer

October 11, 1937- Ron Leibman, actor

October 11, 1948- Daryl Hall, musician, singer

October 11, 1961- Steve Young, NFL San Francisco 49er's quarterback

October 11, 1962- Joan Cusack, actress

October 11, 1966 Luke Perry, actor

October 12, 1935- Luciano Pavarotti, opera singer

October 12, 1947- Chris Wallace, TV news correspondent

October 12, 1950- Susan Anton, actress, singer

October 12, 1950- Ronald McNair, astronaut, physicist, died in Challenger space shuttle explosion

October 12, 1970- Kirk Cameron, actor

October12, 1975- Marion Jones, Olympic track star

October 13, 1925- Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England

October 13, 1941- Paul Simon, singer, songwriter, "Simon & Garfunkel"

October 13, 1949- Sammy Hagar, singer, musician

October 13, 1957- Chris Carter, created "The X-Files"

October 13, 1959- Marie Osmond, actress, singer ,Brother-Sister duo "Donny & Marie"

October 13, 1962- Jerry Rice, NFL San Francisco 49ers wide receiver

October 13, 1969- Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic figure skater

October 13, 1980- Ashanti, singer, songwriter

October 14, 1644- William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania

October 14, 1890- Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961)

October 14, 1894- E. E. Cummings, poet

October 14, 1916- C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General

October 14, 1927- Roger Moore, actor , played "James Bond"

October 14, 1938- John Dean, Nixon White House counsel during Watergate

October 14, 1939- Ralph Lauren, fashion designer

October 14, 1979- Usher, Rap singer

October 15, 1908- John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

October 15, 1917- Arthur Schlesinger Jr., historian

October 15, 1920- Mario Puzo, novelist, wrote "The Godfather"

October 15, 1924 -Lee Iacocca,  Chrysler auto executive, led turnaround of company

October 15, 1943- Penny Marshall, actress, director

October 15, 1946- Richard Carpenter, singer, with sister Karen Carpenter

October 15, 1959- Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and first wife of Prince Andrew

October 15, 1959- Emeril Lagasse, TV chef

October 15, 1969- Vanessa Marcil- actress, TV soap opera "General Hospital"

October 16, 1758- Noah Webster - compiled first American English dictionary

October 16, 1854- Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright

October 16, 1886- David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel

October 16, 1898- William O. Douglas, Supreme Court Justice

October 16, 1925- Angela Lansbury, actress, "Murder, She Wrote"

October 16, 1946- Suzanne Somers, actress, "Chrissy" on TV series "Three's Company"

October 16, 1958- Tim Robbins, actor, director

October 16, 1975- Kellie Martin, actress

October 17, 1912- Pope John Paul I, pope for just 34 days in 1978

October 17, 1918- Rita Hayworth, actress

October 17, 1938- Evel Knievel, motorcycle daredevil

October 17, 1948- Margot Kidder, actress

October 17, 1948- George Wendt, actor

October 17, 1963- Norm McDonald- actor, "SNL"

October 17, 1972- Eminem, Rap singer

October 18, 1926- Chuck Berry, singer, songwriter, starred in movie "Patton"

October 18, 1939- Mike Ditka, NFL Chicago Bears head coach

October 18, 1939- Lee Harvey Oswald, assassinated President John F. Kennedy

October 18, 1956- Martina Navratilova, tennis champion

October 18, 1960- Jean-Claude Von Damme, actor

October 19, 1922- Jack Anderson, columnist, journalist

October 19, 1932- Robert Reed, played the dad on TV series "The Brady Bunch"

October 19, 1945- John Lithgow, actor , comedian

October 19, 1962- Evander Holyfield, champion heavyweight boxer

October 20, 1882- Bela Lugosi, actor, played "Dracula"

October 20, 1925- Art Buchwald, humorist

October 20, 1931- Mickey Mantle, MLB baseball slugger

October 20, 1935- Jerry Ohrbach, actor

October 20, 1953- Tom Petty, singer

October 20, 1972- Snoop Dogg, Rap singer

October 21, 1833- Alfred Nobel, chemist, engineer, established Nobel Prizes

October 21, 1917- Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet player, bandleader

October 21, 1926- Whitey Ford, MLB baseball pitcher

October 21, 1956- Carrie Fisher, actress, "Princess Leia" in "Star Wars"

October 22, 1903- Curly Howard, actor, comedian, one of the "Three Stooges"

October 22, 1917- Joan Fontaine, actress

October 22, 1920- Timothy Leary, psychologist, Harvard professor, and 60's guru

October 22, 1938- Christopher Lloyd, actor

October 22, 1942 Annette Funicello, actress, singer, beach movies

October 22, 1943- Catherine Deneuve, actress

October 22, 1963- Brian Boitano, Olympic champion figure skater

October 22, 1968- Shaggy,  Reggae/pop singer, sang "It wasn't Me"

October 23, 1893- Gummo Marx, agent for the "Marx Brothers"

October 23, 1906- Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel

October 23, 1925- Johnny Carson, Talk show host, "The Tonight Show". Tv Talk Show Host Day

October 23, 1935- Chi Chi Rodriguez, professional golfer

October 23, 1940- Pelé, soccer player

October 23, 1942- Michael Crichton, novelist, wrote "Jurrasic Park"

October 23, 1959- "Weird Al" Yankovic, singer, comedian

October 23, 1962- Doug Flutie, CFL and NFL quarterback

October 24, 1926- Y. A. Tittle, NFL quarterback

October 24, 1930- J.P. Richardson, singer, the "Big Bopper", sang "Chantilly Lace"

October 24, 1936- David Nelson, actor, son of Ozzie and Harriet on TV series "The Nelsons"

October 24, 1947- Kevin Kline, actor

October 24, 1980- Monica Arnold, singer

October 25, 1881 -Pablo Picasso, artist

October 25, 1888- Richard E. Byrd, aviator, Antarctic explorer

October 25, 1912- Minnie Pearl, singer, entertainer, Grand Ole Opry star

October 25, 1940- Bobby Knight, College basketball coach

October 25, 1941- Helen Reddy, singer

October 25, 1941- Anne Tyler, novelist

October 26, 1879- Leon Trotsky, Russian Communist leader

October 26, 1914- Jackie Coogan, "Uncle Fester" on TV series "The Addams Family"

October 26, 1947- Jaclyn Smith, actress, K-Mart fashion line, TV series "Charlie's Angels"

October 26, 1947- Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady, NY Senator

October 26, 1947- Pat Sajak, TV game-show host , "Wheel of Fortune"

October 26, 1954- Lauren Tewes, "Julie" on TV series the "Love Boat"

October 26, 1962- Dylan McDermott, actor

October 26, 1963- Natalie Merchant, singer

October 27, 1858- Theodore Roosevelt, 26th  U. S President, Quote: "Walk softly and carry a big stick" (1901-1909)

October 27, 1872 -Emily Post, etiquette expert

October 27, 1914 Dylan Thomas, poet

October 27, 1920- Nanette Fabray, actress

October 27, 1940- John Gotti, crime boss

October 27, 1956- Patty Sheehan, LPGA golfer

October 28, 1914- Jonas Salk, physician, developed polio vaccine

October 28, 1936 -Charlie Daniels, singer, songwriter, musician

October 28, 1939- Jane Alexander, actress

October 28, 1944- Dennis Franz, actor, "NYPD Blue"

October 28, 1949- Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlon champion

October 28, 1955- Bill Gates, Microsoft executive, multi-multi billionaire

October 28, 1967- Julia Roberts, actress, "Pretty Woman", "My Best Friends' Wedding", many more

October 29, 1891- Fanny Brice, entertainer

October 29, 1947- Richard Dreyfuss, oscar winning actor, movies include "Jaws" and "Goodbye Girl"

October 29, 1948 Kate Jackson, actress , TV series "Charlie's Angels"

October 29, 1971- Winon Ryder, actress, "movie "Girl, Interrupted"

October 30, 1735- John Adams, 2d U.S. President (1797-1801)

October 30, 1882- William "Bull" Halsey, World War II Pacific Fleet Commander

October 30, 1885- Ezra Pound, poet

October 30, 1945- Henry Winkler, actor

October 30, 1951- Harry Hamlin, actor, attorney "Michael Kuzak" on TV series "L.A. Law"

October 31, 1795 John Keats, poet

October 31, 1860- Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of America

October 31, 1887- Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese leader

October 31, 1912- Dale Evans, the "Queen of the West", born Frances Octavia Smith

October 31, 1922- Barbara Bel Geddes, actress "Miss Ellie Ewing" on TV series "Dallas"

October 31, 1931- Dan Rather, TV News Anchorman

October 31, 1936- Michael Landon, actor

October 31, 1950- John Candy, actor, comedian

October 31, 1950- Jane Pauley, TV journalist

October 31, 1963- Dermot Mulroney, actor

October 31, 1967- Vanilla Ice, singer, actor


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