Famous Deaths in October 1991

  • Oct 1 Jan van Tongeren, painter, dies
  • Oct 2 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
  • Oct 2 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
  • Oct 3 Max Cantor, journalist, dies
  • Oct 4 Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • Oct 6 Lincoln Demyan, dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Wendell Phillips, dies at 83 [or 10/13]

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Oct 7 Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Oct 8 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
  • Oct 9 Roy Black, German singer/actor (Kinderarzt Dr Froehlich), dies
  • Oct 9 Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Oct 10 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Oct 10 Stephen J Falat, dies after long illness at 34
  • Oct 11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • Oct 12 Aline MacMahon, US actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
  • Oct 12 Regis Toomey, actor (Dive Bomber, Cry Danger, Magic Town), dies at 89
  • Oct 12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • Oct 12 Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 13 Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
  • Oct 13 Donald Houston, actor (Battle Hell, Study in Terror), dies at 67
  • Oct 15 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
  • Oct 16 Tonny Huurdeman, singer/actress (Frills), dies
  • Oct 17 J[ames] G Devlin, actor (No Surrender), dies at 84
  • Oct 17 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • Oct 17 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country singer (Sixteen Tons), dies of liver disease at 72
  • Oct 22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • Oct 23 Lance Baker, dies at 31
  • Oct 24 Gene Roddenberry, creator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70
  • Oct 24 Leon Clements, journalist (Interlijnen), dies at 43
  • Oct 25 Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60
  • Oct 25 Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75
  • Oct 26 Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
  • Oct 27 Andrzei Panufkin, Pol/British conductor/composer (Sinfonia Sacra), dies
  • Oct 27 Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies
  • Oct 27 George Barker, English poet (b. 1913)
  • Oct 28 Dudley McConnell, headed NASA's Earth Science Division, dies
  • Oct 28 G L Vitto entertainer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
  • Oct 28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • Oct 28 Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 29 Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60
  • Oct 29 Harry Thomas, founder (Flower Festival, Dutch Homofielen Party), dies
  • Oct 29 Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies
  • Oct 29 Mario Scelba, PM of Italia (1954-55), dies
  • Oct 30 Johan Mekkink, painter, dies
  • Oct 30 Ken Hardin, producer, dies at 62
  • Oct 30 William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97
  • Oct 31 James Marshall, US children's book writer/illustrator, dies at 50
  • Oct 31 Johan Schmitz, actor (Gysbregt van Aemstel/Soldat van Orange), dies
  • Oct 31 Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)