Famous Deaths in October 1998

  • Oct 1 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 2 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • Oct 2 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924)
  • Oct 3 Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)
  • Oct 6 Mark Belanger, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Oct 7 Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • Oct 10 Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • Oct 10 Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)
  • Oct 11 Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Oct 12 Mario Beaulieu, French Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • Oct 12 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • Oct 14 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 16 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • Oct 17 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)
  • Oct 17 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist
  • Oct 21 Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1915)
  • Oct 22 Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • Oct 23 Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 28 Ted Hughes, Poet and British Poet Laureate (1984-98), dies aged 68

  • Oct 28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Oct 29 Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
  • Oct 31 Elmer Vasko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1935)