Famous Deaths in October 1881

  • Oct 1 Frantisek Matej Hilmar, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 3 Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
  • Oct 22 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, dies at 67
  • Oct 26 Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies
  • Oct 31 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, dies during his disastrous expedition to the North Pole at 37