Famous Deaths in October 1984

  • Oct 1 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • Oct 5 Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Oct 6 George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
  • Oct 11 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • Oct 11 Sid Carroll, cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies
  • Oct 12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
  • Oct 13 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • Oct 14 Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
  • Oct 16 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
  • Oct 17 Alberta Hunter, US blues singer/composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 18 Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
  • Oct 19 Henri Michaux, writer, dies
  • Oct 19 Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
  • Oct 19 Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shoots himself on set of "Cover Up" at 27
  • Oct 20 Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

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Oct 20 Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac
Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat
Paul Dirac
  • Oct 21 Dalibor Cyril Vackar, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 21 Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Oct 22 Harold Laurence Walters, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • Oct 23 Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 24 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • Oct 25 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of heart attack at 24
  • Oct 26 John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 26 Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
  • Oct 30 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84

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Oct 31 Indira Gandhi, 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi