Famous Deaths in October 1990

  • Oct 1 Christine Forrest, actress (Martin), dies
  • Oct 1 Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • Oct 3 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
  • Oct 4 Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
  • Oct 5 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • Oct 7 J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 7 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • Oct 7 Juan Jose Arevalo, president of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
  • Oct 8 B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 9 Richard Murdoch, actor (Lilli Marlene), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Oct 10 Carlos Thompson, actor (Mistress of the World), dies at 67
  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Oct 10 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • Oct 10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 11 Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
  • Oct 12 Max Tailleur, adjunct prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist, dies
  • Oct 12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • Oct 13 Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies
  • Oct 13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
  • Oct 14 Leonard Bernstein, composer, dies of heart attack at 72
  • Oct 15 Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
  • Oct 16 Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64
  • Oct 20 Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
  • Oct 20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • Oct 26 William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Oct 27 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Ugo Tognazzi actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles), dies at 68
  • Oct 27 Xavier Cugat, Spanish-American bandleader, dies at 90
  • Oct 27 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 29 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Oct 30 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • Oct 30 Henry Lauter, actor (Tarzan's Fight), dies
  • Oct 31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • Oct 31 Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70