Famous Deaths in October 1973

  • Oct 1 Joe Devlin, actor (Sam-Dick Tracy), dies at 74

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Oct 2 Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

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Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 2 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84
  • Oct 6 Arnold Maria Walter, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 6 Dennis Price, actor (VIPs, Pulp, Canterbury Tales), dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58
  • Oct 8 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
  • Oct 10 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Paradise Bird), dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • Oct 16 Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • Oct 17 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet (Gott von Manhattan), dies at 47
  • Oct 18 Crane Wilbur, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), dies at 86
  • Oct 18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • Oct 18 Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60
  • Oct 18 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • Oct 21 Arabi El Goni, VP/Chad parliament, murdered
  • Oct 21 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Oct 22 Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96
  • Oct 24 Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
  • Oct 25 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41
  • Oct 25 G Paul H Schuitema, graphically designer/photographer, dies
  • Oct 27 Allan "Rocky" Lane, western actor (Mister Ed, Red Ryder), dies at 64
  • Oct 28 Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • Oct 28 Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
  • Oct 29 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77