Famous October birthdays

(Clockwise from top left) Katy Perry, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kim Kardashian and Hugh Jackman (©Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images; Jerry Markland/Getty Images; Mike Coppola/Getty Images; Jose Flores/Invision/AP)
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Famous October birthdays

Check out these celebrities and others who will open their birthday gifts this month. See gallery

October marks the month for ghosts and goblins and the birthdays of a one-term president, an author of the macabre and an Olympic skier.

Jimmy Carter (© Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Carter

Date of birth: Oct. 1

 

Jimmy Carter (see pictures) was the 39th president of the United States (who was his vice president?) and served for one term. A human rights advocate (he started this organization), he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer and actress who played a famous nanny

A comedian and actor known for his “one-man wolf pack” speech

A comedic actor with a famous brother

Annie Leibovitz (© Jason Kempin/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Annie Leibovitz

Date of birth: Oct. 2

 

Photographer Annie Leibovitz (see pictures) got her start with a popular culture magazine (what?). Among her many iconic photos (see her work) is the last professional photo of a musician taken on the day he died (who?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer who found success with a band and as a solo artist

A former soap opera star turned talk show host

A designer with clothing and perfume lines

Gwen Stefani (© Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Gwen Stefani

Date of birth: Oct. 3

 

Singer Gwen Stefani (see pictures) has enjoyed success as the lead vocalist for the rock band No Doubt (watch them perform). Known for her edgy look, she brings her sense of style to her clothing lines (see her clothes).

 

Who else was born this day?

A hard-rock drummer who was married to sexy blond actress

A singer who had an embarrassing “SNL” performance

A civil rights activist and television and radio host

Jackie Collins (© Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Jackie Collins

Date of birth: Oct. 4

 

English author Jackie Collins (see pictures) has been publishing her popular books since the 1960s (what was her first book?). Her latest novel (what?) will be adapted into a movie.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress known for her animal rights activism

An author famous for her vampire novels

An actor who voices a dimwitted starfish

Clive Barker (© Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Clive Barker

Date of birth: Oct. 5

 

Author and film director Clive Barker (see pictures) is best known for his work in the horror genre (this novella inspired one of his most famous movie series). Also an artist, his work can be seen in many of his books (see his artwork).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who played a billionaire computer programmer

An artist who designed a war memorial

An heiress and fashion designer

Tony Dungy (© John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
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Tony Dungy

Date of birth: Oct. 6

 

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy (see pictures) led his team (what team?) to a Super Bowl victory shortly before his retirement. Since leaving coaching, he has appeared as a football analyst (on this show).

 

Who else was born this day?

An Oscar-nominated actress who now stars in a crime drama

An actor who played a comic book character

A former Bond girl who was married to a British actor

Yo-Yo Ma (© Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Ovation)
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Yo-Yo Ma

Date of birth: Oct. 7

 

Yo-Yo Ma (see pictures) is a Grammy Award-winning cellist (hear his music). He performs with a group (what group?) that is connected to a non-profit artistic project (what?) that he started.

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer who stars in a reality show with her sisters

A reality-show judge known for his rude comments

A rock singer-songwriter who is dating a famous actress

Matt Damon (© The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
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Matt Damon

Date of birth: Oct. 8

 

Actor Matt Damon (see pictures) rose to prominence following his Oscar win (for which movie?). He has continued a successful career and recently starred in a sci-fi hit (which movie?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor and reality show host who is married to a pop star

A WWE wrestler and former reality star

A civil rights activist whose son is in legal trouble

David Cameron (© Ramil Sitdikov/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)
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David Cameron

Date of birth: Oct. 9

 

David Cameron (see pictures) has served as the prime minister of the United Kingdom since 2010 (who preceded him?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A talk show host and wife of a rock star

An actor who played an OCD detective

An actor who starred as the "Man of Steel"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (© Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Date of birth: Oct. 10

 

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (see pictures) was born into a racing family (who were his father and grandfather?). His No. 8 car was replicated for an animated film (which movie?), and he provided the voice for the character.

 

Who else was born this day?

A former NFL quarterback who played for 20 years

A former child actor and reality show host

A country music singer who got her start as a teen

Jane Krakowski (© Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Jane Krakowski

Date of birth: Oct. 11

 

Actress Jane Krakowski (see pictures) rose to fame as part of a legal-themed television show (which show?). Recently, she starred in a popular sitcom (which show?) that ended its seven-season run in 2013.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress who played an anthropologist

An actor who rose to fame on a teen drama

A former NFL quarterback turned broadcaster

Hugh Jackman (© Jose Flores/Invision/AP)
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Hugh Jackman

Date of birth: October 12

 

Actor Hugh Jackman (see pictures) blew audiences away with his Oscar-nominated performance in "Les Miserables" (which character did he play?). He returned to his superhero role, Wolverine, in 2013 and will reprise the role again this year (in which movie?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A former teen heartthrob who now stars in Christian films

An actor recognized for his work in "The Hunger Games"

A former Olympic track star who was caught using steroids

Jerry Jones (© Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Jerry Jones

Date of birth: Oct. 13

 

Billionaire businessman Jerry Jones (see pictures) made his fortune in oil and gas (what is his company?) but may be best known as the owner of a NFL team (what team?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A British comedic actor known for his over-the-top characters

A pop singer who found fame performing with her brother

An actress who has starred with her husband

Usher (© Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Usher

Date of birth: Oct. 14

 

Grammy Award-winning singer Usher (see pictures) filled in as a judge(for whom?) on the fourth season of "The Voice." Earlier this year, he announced that he is working on his eighth album (read about his plans).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor famous for playing an iconic British spy

A WWE wrestler who just ended a relationship with a movie star

A country music singer with outspoken political beliefs

Sarah Ferguson (© Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Sarah Ferguson

Date of birth: Oct. 15

 

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (see pictures), was a member of the British royal family through her previous marriage (who was her husband?). She has written numerous books, including several children’s works.

 

Who else was born this day?

A celebrity chef with a large personality

An iconic sitcom star who became a film director

A businessman and former auto CEO

Angela Lansbury (© FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Angela Lansbury

Date of birth: Oct. 16

 

Legendary actress and singer Angela Lansbury (see pictures) is well known for her numerous movies and her crime mystery television show (which show?). Still active in her career, she will go on tour and reprise an earlier role and go on tour (for which performance?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A singer-songwriter with a famous love life

An actress known for her role as a ditzy roommate

An actor, director and political activist

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Alan Jackson

Date of birth: Oct. 17

 

Country music star Alan Jackson (see pictures) has enjoyed a successful career since the 1990s (this was his first No. 1 song). He surprised patrons with a live performance at the grand opening of his new restaurant (what's it called?) in Nashville in September 2014.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who was a regular at a sitcom bar

An animator who created animated television shows for adults

An actress famous for her role as a comic book character

Lindsey Vonn (© Stanko Gruden/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Lindsey Vonn

Date of birth: Oct. 18

 

Alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn (see pictures) won a gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics among many other championships in her career (watch her ski). She has been making headlines with her relationship with another professional athlete (who?).

 

Who else was born this day?

A politician's daughter who competed on a reality show

A television producer who feuded with one of his stars

An action movie star and martial artist

John Lithgow (© Jemal Countess/WireImage for Tony Award Productions)
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John Lithgow

Date of birth: Oct. 19

 

Actor John Lithgow (see pictures) has built a successful career in film, television (he's well known for this sitcom) and stage (he won a Tony Award for this musical). Also a children's entertainer, he has created several children’s books and albums.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor best known for his role as a wizard headmaster

A former heavyweight boxing champion who had his ear bitten by an opponent

A psychic who was a regular guest on a talk show

John Krasinski (© Larry Busacca/WireImage/Getty Images)
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John Krasinski

Date of birth: Oct. 20

 

Actor John Krasinski (see pictures) is recognized for his role as Jim Halpert on "The Office" as well as through his successful movie career (in 2013, he starred in this animated film). He married another actor (who?) in 2010, and they welcomed their first child in February 2014.

 

Who else was born this day?

A rapper, actor and recent reggae musician

An actor known for his role in a fantasy trilogy

A wilderness expert who created a documentary television show

Kim Kardashian (© Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Kim Kardashian

Date of birth: Oct. 21

 

Reality star Kim Kardashian (see pictures) has built an empire around her shows and her rising fame (see her clothing line). She and her rapper husband (who?) welcomed a baby girl, North, in 2013.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress famous for her role in a sci-fi trilogy

A judge on a courtroom television show

A model who is married to a rapper

Christopher Lloyd (© Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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Christopher Lloyd

Date of birth: Oct. 22

 

Actor Christopher Lloyd (see pictures) rose to fame on a sitcom (which show?) and a movie trilogy (what?). He recently reprised his famous movie role on an animated television show (which show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who married two of his co-stars

A former child star who co-starred with a mouse

A French actress who was nominated for an Oscar

Ang Lee (© Ian Gavan/WireImage for Electrolux/Getty Images)
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Ang Lee

Date of birth: Oct. 23

 

Director Ang Lee (see pictures) has won two Academy Awards (for this movie and this movie) in his successful career.

 

Who else was born this day?

A musician known for his song parodies

A former lawyer and legal news commentator

A television personality and reality show host

BD Wong (© Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage/Getty Images)
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BD Wong

Date of birth: Oct. 24

 

Actor BD Wong (see pictures) is well-known for his role on a crime drama television show (which show?). Also a stage actor, he won a Tony Award (for which play?) in 1988.

 

Who else was born this day?

A fashion designer and reality show judge

An actor turned rap artist

An Internet star who tried to find love on a reality show

Katy Perry (© Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Katy Perry

Date of birth: Oct. 25

 

Singer Katy Perry (see pictures) burst onto the music scene with her first hit single (which song?) in 2008. She provided the voice for an iconic cartoon character (what?) in two animated films.

 

Who else was born this day?

An actress best known for providing the voice for a cartoon kid

A former basketball coach well known for his temper

An actress who played an iconic sitcom housewife

Hillary Clinton (© Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hillary Clinton

Date of birth: Oct. 26

 

Hillary Clinton (see pictures) has enjoyed a long political career. After her stint as secretary of state ended in 2013, talk has shifted to a possible run at the presidency in 2016 (read the latest).

 

Who else was born this day?

An Australian country music singer who is married to an actress

A host for a long-running game show

A former "Angel" turned fashion designer

Kelly Osbourne (© Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Kelly Osbourne

Date of birth: Oct. 27

 

Kelly Osbourne (see pictures) gained attention on the reality show she starred on with her family (which show?). Known for her eclectic fashion sense, she can be seen as a co-host on a fashion television show (which show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who is part of a British comedy troupe

A meteorologist for a cable network

An ex-wife to a real estate billionaire

Bill Gates (© Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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Bill Gates

Date of birth: Oct. 28

 

Billionaire Bill Gates (see pictures) founded Microsoft and grew it into the successful business it is today. Also well known for his philanthropy, he and his wife started a charitable foundation (what?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An Olympic gold medalist rumored to be getting a sex change

An actor who played an iconic country music singer

A comedian and late-night talk-show sidekick

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Beth Chapman

Date of birth: Oct. 29

 

Beth Chapman (see pictures) is best known for hunting fugitives with her husband (who?) on a reality show. In 2013, she found herself on the other side of the law after an altercation in Colorado (what happened?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An actor who battled a killer shark

An actress who was involved in a shoplifting incident

A Nobel Peace Prize winner and president of an African nation

Matthew Morrison (© Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Matthew Morrison

Date of birth: Oct. 30

 

Singer and actor Matthew Morrison (see pictures) is recognized as part of the cast of a popular musical television show (which show?). Also a veteran stage actor, he was nominated for a Tony Award (for which show?) in 2005.

 

Who else was born this day?

An heiress who works in her father's company

An actor best known for his "cool" character in a 1950s-themed sitcom

A singer in a 1960s rock band known for her wild behavior

Vanilla Ice (© Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Vanilla Ice

Date of birth: Oct. 31

 

Vanilla Ice (see pictures) rose to fame with his hit single "Ice, Ice Baby" (watch him perform). He can currently be seen on his home renovation show (which show?).

 

Who else was born this day?

An Oscar-winning director known for his fantasy trilogy

A longtime television journalist who was a news anchor

An actress who stars as a CIA agent

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