On this date- October 20

Today is the birthday of Viggo Mortensen, John Krasinski, Snoop Dogg, Dolores Hart, Danny Boyle, Dan Fogler, Kenneth Choi, Melanie Mayron, Barrie Chase, Elfriede Jelinek, and the late Bela Lugosi, Margaret Dumont, Tom Petty, who would be 70, Charley Chase, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jerry Orbach, William Christopher, Michael Dunn, Bill Nunn, Arlene Francis, Hélène Surgère, Joyce Brothers, John Anderson, and Rex Ingram. Anthony Quayle died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 76. Joel McCrea died thirty years ago in 1990 at age 84. Burt Lancaster died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 80. Jack Elam died seventeen years ago in 2003 at age 82. Jane Wyatt died years ago in 2006 at age 96.

On this date- October 19

Today Ebrahim Golestan is 98, Michael Gambon is 80, John Lithgow is 75, and Chris Kattan is 50. Today is also the birthday of Trey Parker, John le Carré, Rebecca Ferguson, Jon Favreau, Gillian Jacobs, Tony Lo Bianco, Jason Reitman, Rodney Carrington, Agnès Jaoui, Annie Golden, Omar Gooding, Ty Pennington, Samantha Robinson, Philip Pullman, Michael Steele, and the late Divine, who would be 75, Tor Johnson, Robert Reed, LaWanda Page, who would be 100, and Juanita Moore. Martha Raye died 26 years ago in 1994 at age 78. Rudy Ray Moore died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 81. Tom Bosley died ten years ago in 2010 at age 83.

On this date- October 18

Today Jean-Claude Van Damme is 60, and Bristol Palin is 30. Today is also the birthday of Zac Efron, Freida Pinto, Pam Dawber, Tyler Posey, Joe Morton, Dawn Wells, Arliss Howard, Ne-Yo, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Lorre, Howard Shore, Nic Pizzolatto, Lucky Yates, David Twohy, Peter Sohn, Barry Gifford, Bob Weinstein, Mike Ditka, Milo Yiannopoulos, and the late George C. Scott, Klaus Kinski, Chuck Berry, Peter Boyle, Miriam Hopkins, Erin Moran, Inger Stevens, Om Puri, Calvin Lockhart, Lotte Lenya, Bobby Troup, Melina Mercouri, who would be 100, Victor Sen Yung, Norman ‘Chubby’ Chaney, Roy Del Ruth, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Henry Travers died 65 years ago in 1965 at age 91. Julie London died twenty years ago in 2000 at age 74. Dee Dee Warwick died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 66.

On this date- October 17

Today Marsha Hunt is 103, and Rob Marshall is 60. Today is also the birthday of Felicity Jones, Norm Macdonald, Mike Judge, Michael McKean, George Wendt, Eminem, Don Collier, Matthew Macfadyen, Max Irons, Cameron Esposito, Mark Gatiss, Alan Jackson, Wood Harris, Ziggy Marley, Rizwan Manji, Susan Stroman, and the late Rita Hayworth, Montgomery Clift, who would be 100, Jean Arthur, Arthur Miller, Margot Kidder, Julie Adams, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Irene Ryan, Tom Poston, Beverly Garland, Spring Byington, Sam Bottoms, John Marley, Evel Knievel, and Andy Whitfield. Tennessee Ernie Ford died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 72.

On this date- October 16

Today Angela Lansbury is 95, and Barry Corbin is 80. Today is also the birthday of Tim Robbins, Flea, John Mayer, Suzanne Somers, Kenneth Lonergan, David Zucker, Gary Kemp, Paul Sparks, Kim Wayans, Todd Stashwick, Peter Bowles, Christopher Mitchum, and the late Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill, Linda Darnell, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Alice Pearce, Berry Kroeger, Michael Conrad, Bill Elliott, and Nico. Leo G. Carroll died 38 years ago in 1982 at age 85. Cornel Wilde died 31 years ago in 1989 at age 77. Shirley Booth died 28 years ago in 1992 at age 94. Audra Lindley died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 79. Deborah Kerr died thirteen years ago in 2007 at age 86. Barbara Billingsley died ten years ago in 2010 at age 94.

On this date- October 15

Today Michael Lewis is 60, and Zak Orth is 50. Today is also the birthday of Dominic West, John Getz, Tanya Roberts, Paul Walter Hauser, Ali Fazal, Larry Miller, Jere Burns, Todd Solondz, Linda Lavin, Mira Nair, Lynn Lowry, Brandon Jay McLaren, Michael Caton-Jones, Matteo Garrone, Eileen Ryan, and the late Penny Marshall, Friedrich Nietzsche, P.G. Wodehouse, Mario Puzo, who would be 100, Mark Lenard, Jane Darwell, Mervyn LeRoy, Michel Foucault, Virginia Leith, Jean Peters, Nigel Green, and Fritz Feld. Cole Porter died 56 years ago in 1964 at age 73. Frank DeKova died 39 years ago in 1981 at age 71. Pat O’Brien died 37 years ago in 1983 at age 83. Delphine Seyrig died thirty years ago in 1990 at age 58. Edie Adams died twelve years ago in 2008 at age 81.

On this date- October 14

Today Jon Seda is 50, and Ben Whishaw is 40. Today is also the birthday of Steve Coogan, Jay Pharoah, Udo Kier, Natalie Maines, Usher Raymond, Lori Petty, Max Thieriot, Chen Chang, Ben Zeitlin, Stephen A. Smith, and the late Roger Moore, Lillian Gish, e.e. cummings, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Anderson, Robert Webber, Rick Aviles, Allan Jones, and Jack Arnold. Errol Flynn died 61 years ago in 1959 at age 50. Bing Crosby died 43 years ago in 1977 at age 74. Keenan Wynn died 34 years ago in 1986 at age 70. Leonard Bernstein died thirty years ago in 1990 at age 72. Elizabeth Peña died six years ago in 2014 at age 55.

On this date- October 13

Today Ashanti is 40. Today is also the birthday of Paul Simon, Sacha Baron Cohen, Melinda Dillon, Marie Osmond, Kate Walsh, Matt Walsh, Kiele Sanchez, Demond Wilson, Susan Blommaert, Hiro Kanagawa, Rutanya Alda, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Chris Carter, Abderrahmane Sissako, Nancy Kerrigan, Jason Friedberg, Billy Bush, Tiffany Trump, and the late Lenny Bruce, Margaret Thatcher, Kelly Preston, Cornel Wilde, Yves Montand, Laraine Day, who would be 100, Robert Walker, Jack MacGowran, Dusan Makavejev, and Robert Bray. Maya Deren died 59 years ago in 1961 at age 44. Clifton Webb died 54 years ago in 1966 at age 76. Ed Sullivan died 46 years ago in 1974 at age 73.

On this date- October 12

Today Hiroyuki Sanada is 60, and Kirk Cameron is 50. Today is also the birthday of Hugh Jackman, Josh Hutcherson, Lin Shaye, Deborah Foreman, Tony Cavalero, David Threlfall, Les Dennis, Richard Price, Tom Guiry, Iris Apatow, Chris Wallace, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (Carlos the Jackal), and the late Dick Gregory, Luciano Pavarotti, Daliah Lavi, Satoshi Kon, Josephine Hutchinson, and Randy Stuart. John Denver died 23 years ago in 1997 at age 53. Gillo Pontecorvo died fourteen years ago in 2006 at age 86.

On this date- October 11

Today Amos Gitai is 70, and Constance Zimmer is 50. Today is also the birthday of Joan Cusack, Artie Lange, Matt Bomer, Dawn French, Emily Deschanel, Stephen Moyer, David Morse, Jane Krakowski, Michelle Trachtenberg, Cardi B, Sean Patrick Flanery, John Nettles, Lennie James, Michael J. Nelson, Justin Lin, Doona Bae, Amitabh Bachchan, Brett Morgen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Hany Abu-Assad, Shawn Ryan, and the late Luke Perry, Elmore Leonard, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ron Leibman, Sig Ruman, Jean Vander Pyl, Earle Hyman, Jerome Robbins, and Fred Trump. Chico Marx died 59 years ago in 1961. Edith Piaf and Jean Cocteau died 57 years ago in 1963. Piaf was 47. Cocteau was 74. Redd Foxx died 29 years ago in 1991 at age 68. Robert Forster died one year ago in 2019 at age 78.