Famous Deaths in October 1999

  • Oct 1 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • Oct 2 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • Oct 3 Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921)
  • Oct 4 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • Oct 4 Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)
  • Oct 4 Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 6 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 6 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • Oct 7 Rev. Bruce Ritter, American Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity New York City based Covenant House, dies of cancer at 72
  • Oct 8 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • Oct 9 Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 9 Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)

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Oct 12 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA basketball player (5 time MVP), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Oct 12 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)
  • Oct 18 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 19 Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer, dies at 99
  • Oct 19 James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)
  • Oct 20 Calvin Griffith, Former owner of Washington Senators (b. 1911)

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Oct 25 Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

  • Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Oct 27 Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927)
  • Oct 27 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • Oct 28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Michel Regnier (Greg), Belgian comic-book writer and artist (Achille Talon) (b. 1931)
  • Oct 31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)