October 5 Birthdays in History - October 5 Deaths - October 5 Events
1982 Natalie Vlandis, Northridge California, pairs skater, & Jered Guzman
1977 Lia Rousset, Alhambra California, sprint kayak 1996 Olympics
1975 Kate Winslet, born in Reading, England, actress, Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back
1975 Scott E Weinger, New York City, actor, Steve Taylor-Family Man, Full House
1974 Douglas Emerson, born in Glendale California, actor, Robbie-Herbie the Love Bug
1972 Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos
1972 Grant Hill, born in Dallas, Texas, NBA forward and guard, Detroit Pistons, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics
1971 Chad Lewis, tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles
1971 Chris Whitney, NBA guard, Washington Wizards
1971 Coni Lyn Hull, Jackson Michigan, Miss America-Michigan 1996
1971 Dan Plante, Hayward, NHL right wing for the New York Islanders
1970 Anthony Phillips, NFL cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons
1970 Josie Bissett, born in Seattle, Washington actress, Jane Mancini-Melrose Place
1970 Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player, Roda JC
1970 Thomas Randolph, NFL cornerback for the New York Giants
1970 Tina Poitras, Thompson Manitoba, 10k walker 1996 Olympics
1969 Martin Driever, WLAF tight end for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1968 Sally Smith, Orange NSW, golfer, 1993 T67 Alpine Australia Ladies Masters
1968 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer, NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993
1967 Ellie Gibson, born in Corpus Christi, Texas, golfer, 1994 PING-Cellular One-5th
1967 Rex Chapman, NBA guard, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns
1967 Guy Pearce, English Actor
1966 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1966 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper, Gold Medal 1996 Olympics
1966 Peter Fonseca, Lisbon Portugal, Canadian marathoner 1996 Olympics
1966 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman, Canada, 1998 Olympics
1965 John Keller, Jr., Toledo Ohio, team handball back court 1996 Olympics
1965 Mario Lemieux, Montreal, NHL high scoring center, Pittsburgh Penguin
1965 Patrick Roy, Quebec, NHL goalie, Mont Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche
1965 Paul Moloney, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1965 Penny Baker, Buffalo, New York, playmate, January, 1984
1965 Richey Reneberg, born in Phoenix, Arizona, tennis star, 1995 Australian doubles
1965 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
1965 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end for the Miami Dolphins
1964 Denean Howard, Sherman, Texas, 4X400m relayer 1988 Olympics silver
1964 Terry Mathews, Alexandria, Louisiana, pitcher for the Florida Marlins
1963 Hugh Morris, cricketer, England lefty opening batsman 1991
1963 Laura Davies, Coventry England, LPGA golfer, 1989 Lady Keystone Open
1963 Sophie Favier, Lyon France, actress, Sans Interdits
1963 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer, Victorian, Sussex and Australian all-rounder
1962 Johnny Huang, Canton China, table tennis player 1996 Olympics
1962 Ken Noda, New York City, pianist, Rivalry
1962 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper, Olympics gold 92, 96
1962 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame, elected 1986
1962 Mike Conley, born in Chicago, Illinois, triple jumper 1984 Olympics silver
1961 Shell Kepler, actress, Amy Vining-General Hospital
1961 David Kirk, New Zealander Athlete
1959 Troy Luccketta, rock drummer, Tesla-Psychotic Supper
1959 Maya Lin, born in Athens, Ohio, artist, architect of Chinese descent, known for Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., sculpture, landscape art
1958 Brent W. Jett, Jr., Pontiac, Michigan, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, STS-72, sk:81
1957 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
1957 Lee "Kix" Thompson, saxophonist, Madness-Baggy Trousers
1957 Bernie Mac, born in Chicago, American actor, comedian, sketch writer
1955 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1955 Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist, Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go
1954 Duncan Regehr, born in Alberta, Canada, actor, Wizards and Warriors
1953 James E Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
1953 Russell Mael, Dwight Russel Day, California, rock vocalist, Sparks
1953 Sandra "Puma" Jones, Kingston Jamaica, rocker, Black Uhuru
1952 Clive Barker, producer, Hell Raiser
1951 Karen Allen, Illinois, actress, Cruising, Starman, Wanderers
1951 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn, Illinois, speed skater, 1980 Olympics gold
1951 Bob Geldof, born in Dublin, Ireland, rocker, member of The Boomtown Rats, singer, songwriter, actor, played Pink in "The Wall"
1950 Jeff Conaway, New York City, actor, Bobby-Taxi, Loving
1949 Brian McManus Connolly, musician
1949 Peter Ackroyd, British Author
1948 Brian Connolly, Scotland, rocker, Sweet
1948 Delroy George Wilson, singer
1948 Lucius Ross, U.S. pop guitarist, Funkadelic-One Nation Under a Groove
1948 Sal Viscuso, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Soap, Montefuscos
1947 Brian Johnson, Australia, hard rocker, AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie
1944 Ben Korthals, advocate/Dutch MP, VVD
1943 Ben Cardin, born in Baltimore, Maryland, Representative-D-Maryland 1987 - 2007, Senator-D-Maryland 2007 -
1943 Inna Churikova, Russia, actress, Theme
1943 Steve Miller, Milwaukee, rocker, Abracadabra, Space Cowboy
1942 Richard Street, born in Detroit, Michigan, rocker, Temptations
1941 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer, 299 miles
1940 Bob Cowper, cricketer, Australia LHB, 307 vs. England MCG 1966 Very rich
1938 Carlo Mastrangelo, born in Bronx, New York, rocker, Dion and The Belmonts
1938 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American
1937 Barry Switzer, football coach, Oklahoma
1936 Annerose Schmidt, East German pianist
1936 Vaclav Havel, writer/president Czechoslovakia, 1989-92
1935 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper, England twice vs. India 1964
1935 Peter Brown, New York City, actor, Lawman, Laredo, Bold and Beautiful
1934 David Smith, cricketer, England opening bowler vs. India 1961-62
1933 Diane Cilento, born in Australia, actress, Agony and Ecstasy, Wicker Man
1932 Madhav Apte, cricketer, bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century
1932 Yvonne Braitwaite Burke, lawyer, Rep
1930 Pavel Romanovich Popovich, Ukraine, cosmonaut, Vostok IV, Soyuz 14
1929 Autherine Lucy, 1st black to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
1929 Richard F. Gordon, Jr., born in in Seattle, Washington, Captain USN and astronaut, Gemini 11, Apollo 12
1929 Skip Homeier, born in Chicago, Illinois, actor, Beachhead, Dan Raven, Interns
1928 Willem de Kwaadsteniet, lawyer/Dutch MP, CDA
1927 Al Hansen, born in New York City, New York, Norwegian American artist, member of the 1960's Flexus art movement that blended different artistic media and disciplines
1927 John Downey, born in Chicago, Illinois, composer, pianist, conductor, professor of composition and theory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, founder, director of the Wisconsin Contemporary Music Forum
1926 Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant
1926 Gottfried Michael Koenig, composer
1925 Gail Davis, Little Rock, Arkansas, actress, Annie Oakley
1925 Bill Dixon, American Musician
1924 Bill Dana, Quincy Massachusetts, comedian/actor, Jose Jimenez
1924 Jose Donoso, born in Chile, writer, born Jose Donoso Yanez, part of Latin American literary boom, Magical Realism literary movement, wrote Coronacion, El lugar sin limites (The Place Without Limits)
1924 Frederic Morton, American Writer
1923 Glynis Johns, Pretoria South Africa, actress, Mary Poppins
1923 Philip Berrigan, militant priest, Chicago 7
1923 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer, Burned Child
1922 Jock Stein, Scottish Celebrity
1921 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard for the Cleveland Browns
1920 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
1919 Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisconsin, TV host, Password
1919 Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor, Fantastic Voyage, Halloween
1919 Luis H P Daal, Antillean literary
1919 Robin Bailey, Hucknall England, actor, See No Evil, Screamtime
1917 Magda Szabo, Hungary, author, Az oz, Abigel
1917 Robert Adams, English sculptor
1916 Douglas Ranger, surgeon
1913 William Lehman, born in Selma, Alabama, Representative-D-Florida 1973 - 1993
1911 Flann O'Brien, Irish Writer
1908 Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, South Pacific
1906 Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher
1906 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher
1904 George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer
1904 John Hoyt, Bronxville, New York, actor, Gimme a Break, Tom Dick and Mary
1903 Jimmy Ritz, U.S. comic, Ritz Brothers-Blazing Stewardesses
1902 Larry Fine, Pennsylvania, comedian, 3 Stooges
1902 Michael Kondracki, composer
1902 Ray Kroc, born in Illinois, founder of McDonalds and owner for the San Diego Padres
1901 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor and director
1901 John Alton, cinematographer
1901 Willy Lages, German chief of Sicherheitsdienst in Amsterdam
1899 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
1899 Georges Bidault, French Politician
1895 Walter Bedell Smith, U.S. general, WW II, head of CIA, 1950 - 1952
1890 Kasimir Edschmid, German writer
1887 Max Ackermann, German "entartet" painter
1887 Rene Cassin, pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize 1968
1886 Carter De Haven, born in Woodland Hills, California, Francis O'Callaghan, actor, director, writer, worked with Charlie Chaplin
1884 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright, Cafe Tabac
1884 Hendrik W. Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian, CHU 1939-63
1883 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer
1882 Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomer, Solar physics
1882 Robert Hutchings Goddard, Worcester Massachusetts, rocket pioneer
1881 Otto V Kuusinen, Fin/Rus communist President of Karelo-Finnish SR, 1940-56
1879 Halfdan Cleve, composer
1879 John Erskine, U.S., poet/pianist, Private Life of Helen of Troy
1878 Louise Dresser, Kerlin, Evansville, Indiana, actress, Maid of Salem
1875 Cyril Rootham, composer
1864 Louis Lumiere, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
1864 Arthur Zimmermann, German Statesman
1863 Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist
1860 Lucien Laberthonniere, French philosopher
1858 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of queen Victoria
1840 Fran Gerbic, composer
1840 John Addington Symonds, British historian and writer, Probs in Greek Ethics
1836 George Washington Gordon, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1833 Cyrus Bussey, Major General Union volunteers
1830 Chester Alan Arthur, Fairfield Vt, R, 21st President, 1881-85
1830 Chester A. Arthur, American President
1823 Feliks Jaronski, composer
1822 Hans Hampel, composer
1817 Eduard Franck, composer
1808 Thomas Algeo Rowley, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1808 Winand C H Staring, geologist, Geology of Netherlands
1804 Robert Parker Parrott, Inventor
1799 Anthony G O Ridder Van Rappard, Dutch Minister of Reformed Worship
1758 Thomas Greatorex, composer
1743 Giuseppi Gazzaniga, composer
1722 Gregorio Sciroli, composer
1713 Denis Diderot, France, encyclopedist, Dictionnaire Encyclopedique
1712 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter
1703 Jonathan Edwards, U.S., theologian/philosopher, Original Sin
1684 Johann Jacob de Neufville, composer
1626 Johann Schop, composer
1609 Paul Fleming, writer
1458 Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint