Famous Deaths in October 1887

  • Oct 7 George James Webb, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 12 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy, coined "black body" radiation), dies at 63
  • Oct 31 George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74