Famous Deaths in October 1969

  • Oct 2 Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 4 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies
  • Oct 4 Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912)

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Oct 6 Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (won 11 majors, US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

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Walter Hagen
  • Oct 7 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 8 Eduardo Ciannelli, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato), dies at 81
  • Oct 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32, 36), dies at 57
  • Oct 15 Rod La Rocque, American actor (Mystery Woman), dies at 70
  • Oct 15 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

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Oct 21 Jack Kerouac, American (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
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Jack Kerouac
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 23 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
  • Oct 24 Otto Jochum, German composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 25 Rudolf Forster, actor (Threepenny Opera, Tonio Kroeger), dies at 84
  • Oct 27 Jaime Pahissa, composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 28 Constance Dowling, actress (Blind Spot), dies of cardiac arrest at 49
  • Oct 29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies
  • Oct 30 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Oct 31 Hugo Pfister, composer, dies at 55