Famous Deaths in October 1991

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

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

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