Famous Deaths in October 1977

  • Oct 8 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )
  • Oct 10 Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (b. 1930)
  • Oct 11 Mason Gross, professor (Think Fast, 2 for the Money), dies at 66
  • Oct 11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • Oct 12 Doris Davenport, actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81

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Oct 14 Bing Crosby, US singer/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Oct 15 Ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
  • Oct 16 Michael Balcon, producer, dies at 81
  • Oct 17 Robert C "Cal" Hubbard, US baseball player/umpire, dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Rolph Grant, cricketer (West Indian capt on 1939 England tour), dies
  • Oct 18 Andreas Baader (b. 1943)
  • Oct 18 Gudrun Ensslin (b. 1940)
  • Oct 18 Jan-Carl Raspe (b. 1944)
  • Oct 20 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
  • Oct 20 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
  • Oct 20 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28
  • Oct 21 Ferit Tuzun, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 27 James M Cain, US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85
  • Oct 31 Joan Tetzel, actress (Hell Below Zero), dies at 56