Famous Deaths in October 1986

  • Oct 3 Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
  • Oct 5 James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
  • Oct 5 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • Oct 6 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (b. 1899)
  • Oct 11 Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51
  • Oct 14 [Francis XA] Keenan Wynn, US actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Mary Lund, American women first to receive an artificial heart, dies at 40
  • Oct 16 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • Oct 16 C Wttewaall van Stoetwegen, CHU Member of Dutch parliament, dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, editor, and founder of Newswatch magazine, is assassinated by a mail bomb at 39
  • Oct 20 Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
  • Oct 21 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician and judge, dies at 64
  • Oct 22 Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93
  • Oct 22 Ivor Francis, actor (Dusty's Trail), dies at 68
  • Oct 22 Jane Dornnacker, WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter, dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes
  • Oct 22 Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
  • Oct 23 Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
  • Oct 25 Forrest Tucker, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67
  • Oct 26 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  • Oct 28 Margaretha "Marga" Klompe, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74
  • Oct 28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • Oct 29 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • Oct 30 Andrzej Markowski, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90