Famous Deaths in October 1983

  • 2nd Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
  • 3rd John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • 3rd Kurt Kusenberg, writer, dies at 79
  • 5th Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
  • 6th Terence Cooke, cardinal/archbishop of NY, dies at 62
  • 8th Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
  • 9th Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered

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10th Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

  • 12th Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
  • 12th The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager
  • 14th Paul Fix, actor (Rifleman), dies at 82 of kidney failure
  • 14th Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
  • 15th Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83
  • 16th George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • 16th Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • 17th Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • 18th Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies
  • 18th Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (b. 1897)
  • 19th Albert Carel Willink, painter (surrealism), dies at 83
  • 19th Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
  • 20th Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • 20th Yves ThĂ©riault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 21st Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop (Haarlem), dies
  • 23rd Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
  • 23rd Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack
  • 24th Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
  • 25th Hermann Ambrosius, composer, dies at 86
  • 29th Sten Broman, Swedish composer, dies at 81

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31st George Halas [Papa Bear], NFL pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas