List of Famous people born on October 28th

Bill Gates

William Henry Gates III
First Name Bill
Last Name Gates
Born on October 28, 1955 (age 67)
Height 177 cm | 5'10
Net Worth $124.0B

William Henry Gates III is an American business magnate, software developer, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. He is one of the best-known entrepreneurs and pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquín Rafael Bottom
First Name Joaquin
Born on October 28, 1974 (age 48)
Born in Puerto Rico
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Joaquin Rafael Phoenix is an American actor, environmentalist, animal rights activist, and producer. He has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.

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Julia Roberts

Julia Fiona Roberts
First Name Julia
Last Name Roberts
Born on October 28, 1967 (age 55)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She has won three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).

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Kanō Jigorō

First Name Kanō
Last Name Jigorō
Died on May 4, 1938

Kanō Jigorō was a Japanese educator, athlete, and the founder of Judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport. Pedagogical innovations attributed to Kanō include the use of black and white belts, and the introduction of dan ranking to show the relative ranking among members of a martial art style. Well-known mottoes attributed to Kanō include "maximum efficiency with minimum effort" and "mutual welfare and benefit".

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Glover Teixeira

First Name Glover
Last Name Teixeira
Born on October 28, 1979 (age 43)
Born in Brazil, Minas Gerais
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Glover Lucas Teixeira is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former member of the Brazilian National Wrestling Team and has competed in the WEC, Impact FC, PFC, and Shooto. As of November 9, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Teixeira also holds the UFC all-time records for most submission and most finishes in the Light-Heavyweight division.

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Jawed Karim

First Name Jawed
Born on October 28, 1979 (age 43)

Jawed Karim is an American software engineer and Internet entrepreneur of Bangladeshi-German descent. He is the co-founder of YouTube and the first person to upload a video to the site. This inaugural video, titled Me at the zoo and uploaded on 23 April 2005, has been viewed over 137.8 million times, as of 25 December 2020. During Karim's time working at PayPal, where he met the fellow YouTube co-founders Steven Chen and Chad Hurley, he had designed many of the core components including its real-time anti-Internet-fraud system.

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Matt Smith

First Name Matt
Last Name Smith
Born on October 28, 1982 (age 40)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who and Prince Philip in the Netflix series The Crown, the latter of which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

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Gwendoline Christie

First Name Gwendoline
Born on October 28, 1978 (age 44)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie is an English actress and model. She is best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones (2012–2019), and the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). For the former, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.

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Bob Melvin

Robert Paul Melvin is an American former professional baseball player and coach who is the manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). During a 10-year playing career from 1985 through 1994, Melvin was a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. He has been named Manager of the Year three times, most recently in 2018.

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Annie Potts

Anne Hampton Potts
First Name Annie
Born on October 28, 1952 (age 70)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Anne Hampton Potts is an American actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Corvette Summer (1978) and won a Genie Award for Heartaches (1981), before appearing in Ghostbusters (1984), Pretty in Pink (1986), Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986), Who's Harry Crumb? (1989), and Ghostbusters II (1989). She voiced Bo Peep in the Disney and Pixar animated films Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), and Toy Story 4 (2019). Potts played Mary Jo Jackson Shively on the CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986–1993). She went on to be nominated for a 1994 Primetime Emmy Award for playing Dana Palladino on the CBS sitcom Love & War (1993–1995), and was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1998 and 1999 for playing Mary Elizabeth Sims in the Lifetime drama series Any Day Now (1998–2002). Her other television credits include GCB (2012), The Fosters (2013–2018), and Young Sheldon (2017–present).

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Brad Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley
First Name Brad
Born on October 28, 1972 (age 50)
Height 174 cm | 5'9

Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for the most consecutive singles (10) reaching the top spot on that chart.

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu

First Name Tokugawa
Last Name Yoshinobu
Born on October 28, 1837
Died on November 22, 1913 (aged 76)
Born in Japan, Tokyo

Prince Tokugawa Yoshinobu was the 15th and last shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the aging shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in late 1867, he went into retirement, and largely avoided the public eye for the rest of his life.

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Frank Ocean

Christopher Edwin Cooksey
First Name Frank
Last Name Ocean
Born on October 28, 1987 (age 35)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, photographer, and visual artist. Recognized for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, unconventional production techniques, and wide vocal range, Ocean is considered to be among the most acclaimed artists of his generation. Music critics have credited him with revitalizing jazz and funk influenced R&B, as well as advancing the genre through his experimental approach. He is considered a representative artist of alternative R&B.

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John Laurens

First Name John
Last Name Laurens
Born on October 28, 1754
Died on August 27, 1782 (aged 27)

John Laurens was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the American Revolutionary War, best known for his criticism of slavery and his efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as U.S. soldiers.

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Taylor Fritz

First Name Taylor
Last Name Fritz
Born on October 28, 1997 (age 25)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

Taylor Harry Fritz is an American professional tennis player. He reached an ATP final in his third career event, the 2016 Memphis Open. Only one other American has reached an ATP final in fewer career events.

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Jeongjo of Joseon

First Name Jeongjo
Died on August 18, 1800
Born in South Korea, Seoul

Jeongjo of Joseon was the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. He made various attempts to reform and improve the nation of Korea. He succeeded his grandfather King Yeongjo and succeeded by his son King Sunjo.

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Urjit Patel

First Name Urjit
Born on October 28, 1963 (age 59)

Urjit Patel is an Indian economist, who served as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 4 September 2016 to 10 December 2018. Previously, as an RBI Deputy Governor appointed by the UPA government, he looked after monetary policy, economic research, financial markets, statistics and information management. Appointed by the NDA government, Patel succeeded Raghuram Rajan as RBI governor on 4 September 2016. He resigned from his post on 10 December 2018, being the first RBI governor to state personal reasons as a driving factor for resigning. He is the fifth RBI governor to have resigned from his post before his term ended in September 2019.

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Marvin Heemeyer

First Name Marvin
Last Name Heemeyer
Born on October 28, 1951
Died on June 4, 2004 (aged 52)

Marvin John Heemeyer was an American welder and an automobile muffler repair shop owner who demolished numerous buildings with a modified bulldozer in Granby, Colorado on June 4, 2004.

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Jack Eichel

John Robert "Jack" Eichel is an American professional ice hockey center and captain of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci
Born on October 28, 1944
Died on June 19, 1986 (aged 41)

Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci, better known under his stage name Coluche, was a French stage comedian and cinema actor. He adopted Coluche as a stage name at age 26, when he began his entertainment career. He became known for his irreverent attitude towards politics and the establishment, and he incorporated this into much of his material. He was one of the first major comedians to regularly use profanities as a source of humor on French television. He also founded the charity "Les Restaurants du Coeur" which still provides free meals and other products to people in need.

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