Famous Deaths in October 1983

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

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

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

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Oct 31 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