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Influential LatinX People born in October

Forget October as the time for pumpkin patch visits, apple picking, or the start of a new NBA season.  October – the month of level-headed Libras and mysterious Scorpios as we know it – is the freakin’ powerhouse when it comes to famous LatinX birthdays, and here’s a stacked line up to prove it!

Celia Cruz, singer

Nationality: Cuban
Birthday: October 21, 1925

Celia Cruz in Havana, 1957. Photo courtesy of Ibrahim Arce.


Kate del Castillo, actress

Nationality: Mexican
Birthday: October 23, 1972

Kate del Castillo at the Girl In Progress Special L.A. © Sbukley – Dreamstime.com


Bruno Mars, pop artist

Nationality: Puerto-Rican, Filipino American
Birthday: October 8, 1985

Bruno Mars at the 2011 American Music Awards. © Featureflash – Dreamstime.com


Joaquin Phoenix, actor

Nationality: Puerto Rican
Birthday: October 28, 1974

Joaquin Phoenix at the Toronto Film Festival, 2005. Photo by Tony Shek via Flickr.


Guillermo del Toro, director

Nationality: Mexican
Birthday: October 9, 1964

Guillermo del Toro at the 2013 WonderCon. Photo by Gage Skidmore.


Pablo Picasso, artist

Nationality: Spanish
Birthday: October 25, 1881

Picasso in front of his painting The Aficionado, 1912. Source: RMN-Grand Palais.


Blanca Suarez, actress

Nationality: Spanish
Birthday: October 21, 1988

Blanca Suarez at the 2011 Cannes Festival. Photo by Paul Smith / Featureflash.


Pelé, football player

Nationality: Brazilian
Birthday: October 23, 1940

Pelé at a soccer match. Photo © Jerry Coli – Dreamstime.com.


Carlos Mencia, comedian

Nationality: Honduran American
Birthday: October 22, 1967

Carlos Mencia performing during the Tour for the Troops concert in Turkey on December 1, 2009. Photo by Sara Csurilla, U.S. Air Force.


Malu Trevejo, dancer

Nationality: Cuban American
Birthday: October 15, 2002

Malu Trevejo. Courtesy of Instagram.


Diego Maradona, football player

Nationality: Argentinian
Birthday: October 30, 1960


Tyler Posey, actor

Nationality: Mexican American
Birthday: October 18, 1991

Tyler Posey at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. Photo © Paul Smith from Featureflash – Dreamstime.com.


Mario Lopez, actor

Nationality: Mexican American
Birthday: October 10, 1973

Mario Lopez at the Los Angeles premiere of Pain & Gain at the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. Photo 49151858 © Jaguarps – Dreamstime.com


Esai Morales, actor

Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Birthday: October 1, 1962

Esai Morales At the Fox TCA Press Tour. Photo 32585080 © Sbukley – Dreamstime.com

Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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