Famous Deaths in October 1965

  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, US actor, (Southerner, Flame of Islands), dies at 51
  • Oct 5 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 18 Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian leader (PKI 1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 28 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, actress (All Mine to Give), dies at 53