Famous Deaths in October 1880

  • Oct 4 William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • Oct 5 Jacques Offenbach, German-born composer (b. 1819)
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • Oct 16 Edward Wolff, composer, dies at 64