Famous Deaths in October 2003

  • Oct 2 John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • Oct 3 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 3 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • Oct 4 Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 5 Denis Quilley, English actor (b. 1927)
  • Oct 5 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 5 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)
  • Oct 6 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • Oct 7 Izzy Asper, Canadian tax lawyer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 7 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 7 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
  • Oct 10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • Oct 11 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist, dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 12 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Oct 12 Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 12 Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
  • Oct 13 Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • Oct 14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • Oct 15 Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 15 Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • Oct 16 Avni Arbas, Turkish artist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 16 Stu Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1915)
  • Oct 16 László Papp, Hungarian boxer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Preston Smith, Governor of Texas (b. 1912)
  • Oct 18 Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1939)
  • Oct 19 Alija Izetbegović, President of Bosnia-Herzegovina (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19 Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  • Oct 19 Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • Oct 20 Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
  • Oct 20 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 21 Fred Berry, American actor (b. 1951)
  • Oct 21 Luis A. Ferré, Governor of Puerto Rico (b. 1940)
  • Oct 21 Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 23 Soong Mei-ling [Madame Chiang Kai-shek], Chinese political figure and First Lady of the Republic of China (1948-75), dies at 106

Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling
  • Oct 23 Tony Capstick, English actor, comedian, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Oct 24 Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)
  • Oct 24 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
  • Oct 27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • Oct 29 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], American sci-fi writer (Mission of Gravity), dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Franco Corelli, Italian tenor, dies after suffering on stroke at 82
  • Oct 31 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
  • Oct 31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)