Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272), also known as Henry of Winchester, was King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine from 1216 until his death. The son of King John and Isabella of Angoulême, Henry assumed the throne when he was only nine in the middle of the First Barons’ War. Born in Winchester Castle, Hampshire. (d. 1272)
Paul Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality, he was intensely self-critical, and he abandoned and destroyed many of his compositions. His best known work is the orchestral piece The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Born Paul Abraham Dukas in Paris. (d. 1935)
Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and film actor, comedian, singer, poet and monologist. He was famous for his comic and character roles on stage and screen, especially that of Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady. He was also renowned for his comic monologues and songs which he performed and recorded throughout most of his 70-year career. Born Stanley Augustus Holloway in Manor Park, Essex. (d. 1982)
George Coulouris (1 October 1903 – 25 April 1989) was an English film and stage actor. Film roles included parts in the Doctor in the House films, Papillon, Mahler and Murder on the Orient Express. Born George Alexander Coulouris in Manchester, Lancashire, England. (d. 1989)
Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) was, with Clyde Barrow, an American criminal who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing and killing people. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the “Public Enemy Era”, between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for their dozen-or-so bank robberies, the two preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. Born Bonnie Elizabeth Parker in Rowena, Texas. (d. 1934)
Walter Matthau (October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Jack Lemmon. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie. Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA, Golden Globe and Tony awards. Born in New York City, New York. (d. 2000)
James Whitmore, Jr. (October 1, 1921 – February 6, 2009) was an American film, theatre and television actor. During his extensive career, Whitmore won a Tony, Grammy, Golden Globe and an Emmy, and was nominated for two Academy Awards. Born James Allen Whitmore in White Plains, New York. (d. 2009)
Jimmy Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and author who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center. Born James Earl Carter Jr in Plains, Georgia.
Tom Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor, voice artist, television personality and entertainer. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running sitcom Happy Days, and the title character on the series Father Dowling Mysteries. He also was featured in a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He originated the title role of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical. Born Thomas Edward Bosley in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 2010)
Sandy Gall, CMG, CBE (born 1 October 1927), is a Scottish journalist, author, and former ITN news presenter whose career as a journalist has spanned more than 50 years. Born Henderson Alexander Gall in Penang, Malaysia.
Laurence Harvey (1 October 1928 – 25 November 1973) was a Lithuanian-born South African actor. In a career that spanned a quarter of a century, Harvey appeared in stage, film and television productions primarily in the United Kingdom and the United States. His performance in Room at the Top (1959) resulted in an Academy Award nomination. That success was followed by the role of the ill-fated Texan commander William Barret Travis in The Alamo (1960), produced by John Wayne, and as the brainwashed Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Born Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Joniškis, Lithuania. (d. 1973)
George Peppard, Jr. (October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and later portrayed a character based on Howard Hughes in The Carpetbaggers (1964). On television, he played the title role of millionaire insurance investigator and sleuth Thomas Banacek in the early-1970s mystery series Banacek. He played Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, the cigar-smoking leader of a renegade commando squad, in the hit 1980s action show The A-Team. Born in Detroit, Michigan. (d. 1994)
Richard Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, and writer. He appeared on stage and in many films, including This Sporting Life, and Camelot. He played an aristocrat and prisoner in A Man Called Horse (1970), a gunfighter in Clint Eastwood’s Western film Unforgiven (1992), Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000), and Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films. Harris had a top ten hit in the United Kingdom and United States with his 1968 recording of “MacArthur Park”. Born Richard St John Harris in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland. (d. 2002)
Julie Andrews, DBE (born 1 October 1935) is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer. Andrews, a former child actress and singer, appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of The Boy Friend. She rose to prominence starring in musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. She made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), with her performance in the title role winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her second Oscar nomination for The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Adjusted for inflation, the latter film is the third-highest grossing film of all time. Born Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.
Duncan Edwards (1 October 1936 – 21 February 1958) was an English footballer who played for Manchester United and the England national team. He was one of the Busby Babes, the young United team formed under manager Matt Busby in the mid-1950s, and one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich air disaster. Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. (d. 1958)
Stella Stevens (born October 1, 1938) is an American film, television, and stage actress. She began her acting career in 1959 and starred in such popular films as Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962), The Nutty Professor (1963), The Silencers (1966), and The Poseidon Adventure (1972). Stevens also appeared in numerous television series, miniseries, and movies. In 1960 she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress. Born Estelle Eggleston in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Geoffrey Whitehead (born 1 October 1939) is an English actor. He has appeared in a huge range of television, film and radio roles. His television appearances include Z-Cars (1964-1965 and 1972-1975), Peter the Great (1986), Chelmsford 123 (1988-1990), War and Remembrance (1988), The House of Eliott (1991), Little Britain, and Not Going Out. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist. His version of “Where Is the Love” won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 1973. Born Donny Edward Hathaway in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 1979)
Spider Sabich (January 10, 1945 – March 21, 1976) was an American alpine ski racer, a member of the U.S. Ski Team on the World Cup circuit in the late 1960s. He competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics and was the pro ski racing champion in 1971 and 1972. Born Vladimir Peter Sabich Jr in Sacramento, California. (d. 1976)
André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu has been awarded such honours as the Order of the Netherlands Lion by the Netherlands, the Knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France, and the Honorary Medal by his native Province of Limburg. Born André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu in Maastricht, Netherlands.
Randy Quaid (born October 1, 1950) is an American actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and an Academy Award for his role in The Last Detail. Quaid also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of U.S. President Lyndon Johnson in LBJ: The Early Years. He also received Emmy nominations for his roles in A Streetcar Named Desire and Elvis. Quaid is also well known for his roles in the National Lampoon’s Vacation movies, Brokeback Mountain, Independence Day and Kingpin. Born Randy Randall Rudy Quaid in Houston, Texas.
Theresa Mary May (born 1 October 1956) is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Home Secretary since 2010, becoming one of the longest serving Home Secretaries in history. May was first elected to Parliament in 1997 as the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead. Born Theresa Mary Brasier in Eastbourne, England.
Harry Hill (born 1 October 1964) is an English comedian, author and television presenter, best known for narrating You’ve Been Framed! since 2004 and hosting Harry Hill’s TV Burp for eleven years, from 2001 to 2012. A former physician, Hill began his career in comedy when he began hosting his popular radio show Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner. Born Matthew Keith Hall in Woking, Surrey, England.
Keith Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter and drummer who began his professional music career as part of Irish boy band Boyzone. He has had acting roles, particularly in soap operas such as Coronation Street and Fair City. He has also presented The Box and You’re a Star. Born Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy in Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland.
Brie Larson (born October 1, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal of a troubled mother in the film, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Born Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers in Sacramento, California.