Share Share Share October 15, 2017 October Birthdays October 15th Birthdays If you were born on October 15th, you share a birthday with these famous people: Barry McGuire is 82 Octogenarian American senior citizen, songwriter, Christian music and folk rock singer solo (The Eve of Destruction; Sins of a Family) and with the New Christy Minstrels (Green, Green) born October 15, 1935. (Barry McGuire 1965 Hullabaloo Screenshot) Bobby Joe Morrow is 82 American National Track and Field Hall of Fame athlete, triple gold-medal winning sprinter at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay), and octogenarian senior citizen born October 15, 1935. (Bobby Joe Morrow 1956 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Linda Lavin is 80 American octogenarian senior citizen, Tony Award-winning singer-actress in movies, on stage (Broadway Bound) & TV (Alice; Room for Two; Conrad Bloom; Sean Saves the World; Barney Miller; The Doctors), born October 15, 1937. (Linda Lavin 1977 Alice Photo: CBS TV | Wikimedia PD) Penny Marshall is 74 American producer & director (Big; Awakenings; A League of Their Own), TV & movie actress (Laverne & Shirley; The Odd Couple; Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers; Happy Days; The Hard Way), & septuagenarian born October 15, 1943. (Penny Marshall 1976 Laverne & Shirley Photo: ABC | Wikimedia PD) John Getz is 71 Septuagenarian American senior citizen, and actor on stage, TV (Another World; Rafferty; MacGruder and Loud; Maggie), movies (The Fly; Elevator; Curly Sue; Blood Simple; Men at Work; A Passion to Kill), born October 15, 1946. (John Getz 1974 Another World Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia PD) Richard Carpenter is 71 American keyboardist, composer, co-founding of The Carpenters (We've Only Just Begun; [They Long to Be] Close to You; Top of the World; Only Yesterday) with sister Karen Carpenter, and septuagenarian born October 15, 1946. (Richard Carpenter 1972 Photo: Robert L Knudsen | pingnews.com / Flickr PD) Chris De Burgh is 69 (nee Christopher John Davison) Senior citizen and Argentinian-British-Irish soft rock / pop singer-songwriter (The Lady in Red; Don't Pay the Ferryman; High on Emotion; Ship to Shore; The Traveller; Patricia the Stripper) born October 15, 1948. (Chris de Burgh 2007 Photo: Laurent Tomassini | Wikimedia CC 2.5) (Photo: Cristy Zinn) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on October 15th, 2017! And remembering Ed McBain / Evan Hunter (nee Salvatore Albert Lombino) American crime fiction author (Cop Hater & 87th Precinct series; Rumplestiltskin & Matthew Hope series), novelist and screenwriter (The Blackboard Jungle; The Birds; Fuzz) (born Oct. 15, 1926 - died July 6, 2005; age 78). Ed McBain / Evan Hunter died of laryngeal cancer. (Ed McBain / Evan Hunter 2001 Photo: James M. Curran | Wikimedia CC 3.0) Peter Haskell American actor on stage, TV (Bracken's World; Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II; Search for Tomorrow; Ryan's Hope; Rituals; The Law and Harry McGraw ) & movies (Child's Play 2) (born Oct. 15, 1934 - died Apr. 12, 2010; age 75). Cause of death for Peter Haskell was reported as a heart attack. (Peter Haskell 1970 Bracken's World Screenshot) Jeffrey Hayden American TV director (Peyton Place; The Donna Reed Show; 77 Sunset Strip; Alias Smith and Jones; The Andy Griffith Show; The Lloyd Bridges Show; Knight Rider) and husband of actress Eva Marie Saint (born Oct. 15, 1926 - died Dec. 24, 2016; age 90). Jeffrey Hayden died of cancer. (Jeffrey Hayden 1990 Photo: Alan Light | Flickr Some rights reserved) Jean Peters (nee Elizabeth Jean Peters) American beauty pageant winner (Miss Ohio 1945), and actress in movies (Captain from Castile; Deep Waters; Anne of the Indies; Viva Zapata; Niagara; Vicki; Three Coins in the Fountain; Broken Lance; Apache) (born Oct. 15, 1926 - died Oct. 13, 2000; age 73). Jean Peters died of leukemia. (Jean Peters 1953 Vicki Screenshot) Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (nee Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger) American historian awarded 1946 Pulitzer Prize for History, author (The Age of Jackson; A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House), speechwriter (John F. Kennedy), WWII OSS intelligence analyst, (born Oct. 15, 1917 - died Feb. 28, 2007; age 89). Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. died of cardiac arrest. (Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. 1951 Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia PD) Alexander Kent (nee Douglas Reeman) English historical fiction writer, author of the Blackwood Saga Royal Marines series (Badge of Glory; The Horizon) and the Richard Bolitho Napoleonic naval war series (Richard Bolitho, Midshipman) (born Oct. 15, 1924 - died Jan. 23, 2017; age 92). Cause of death for Alexander Kent / Douglas Reeman is unknown. (Douglas Reeman Photo: by permission of Kimberley Reeman) P. G. Wodehouse (nee Pelham Grenville Wodehouse) British-American humorist, playwright, comic fiction writer, best-selling novelist (The White Feather; Thank You, Jeeves; Money in the Bank; Joy in the Morning ; The Mating Season; Galahad at Blandings) (born Oct. 15, 1881 - died Feb. 14, 1975; age 93). Cause of death for P. G. Wodehouse is unknown. (P. G. Wodehouse 1904 Photo: The American Legion Weekly | Wikimedia PD) John Kenneth Galbraith Canadian-American institutional economist, U.S. Ambassador to India, Harvard University professor of economics, author (The Affluent Society), Fortune magazine editor, and screenwriter (The Age of Uncertainty) (born Oct. 15, 1908 - died Apr. 29, 2006; age 97). John Kenneth Galbraith died of natural causes. (John Kenneth Galbraith 1944 Photo: Royden Dixon | Wikimedia PD) Mario Puzo Best-selling American novelist (The Family; The Godfather; The Sicilian; The Last Don) & Academy Award-winning screenwriter (The Godfather; The Godfather Part II; Superman; Earthquake; The Cotton Club) (born Oct. 15, 1920 - died July 2, 1999; age 78). Cause of death for Mario Puzo was heart failure.