Famous Deaths in October 1889

  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (b. 1818)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)
  • Oct 19 King Louis of Portugal (b. 1838)
  • Oct 22 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79