Famous Deaths in October 1988

  • Oct 1 Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • Oct 2 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)
  • Oct 3 Franz Josef Strauss, German FR min of defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • Oct 3 Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
  • Oct 7 Billy Daniels, singer, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 9 Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies
  • Oct 11 Bonita Granville, actress (The Lone Ranger, Hitler's Children), dies at 55
  • Oct 11 Morgan Farley, actor (Open Secret), dies of natural causes at 90
  • Oct 11 Wayland Flowers, ventriloquist (Madame), dies of AIDS at 48
  • Oct 12 Ken Murray, actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)
  • Oct 13 Mike Venezia, jockey, dies in 5th-race fall at Belmont Race Track, NY
  • Oct 14 Mary Morris, actress (Agitator, Double Door), dies
  • Oct 18 Dimitri Frenkel Frank, writer/director (Hadimassa), dies at 60
  • Oct 19 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
  • Oct 19 Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 20 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
  • Oct 25 Bill Cody, actor (Blazing Justice, Ghost City), dies at 75
  • Oct 27 Charles Hawtrey, English actor (Carry On), dies near London at 73
  • Oct 27 S B Fuller, founder (Fuller products), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Sugar Geise, actress (Rhythm Parade), dies after brief illness at 71
  • Oct 30 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 John Houseman, actor (The Paper Chase, Rollerball, The Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86
  • Oct 31 Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)