Famous Deaths in October 2005

  • 2nd Bert Eriksson, Belgian neo-Nazi (b. 1931)
  • 2nd Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918)
  • 2nd August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)
  • 3rd Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)
  • 4th Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 7th Charles Rocket, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 9th Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • 10th Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • 10th Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • 11th Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 11th Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • 12th C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
  • 13th Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • 14th Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • 15th Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • 15th Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)
  • 16th "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 16th Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
  • 16th David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
  • 17th Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • 17th Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
  • 18th John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 18th Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • 18th Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • 19th Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • 19th Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • 20th Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • 20th Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
  • 20th Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
  • 21st Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress, shot at 16
  • 22nd Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • 22nd Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 22nd Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 23rd Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
  • 23rd William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 23rd John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
  • 24th José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 24th Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)

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24th Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92

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  • 24th Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • 24th Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • 26th Keith Parkinson, American fantasy artist, dies of Leukemia at 47
  • 28th Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • 28th Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • 28th Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • 28th Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • 28th Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • 28th Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • 28th Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 30th Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 30th Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • 31st Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
  • 31st John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
  • 31st Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)