Famous Deaths in October 2011

  • Oct 1 Sven Tumba, Swedish ice hockey and golf player (b. 1931)
  • Oct 5 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • Oct 5 Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)

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Oct 5 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Oct 5 Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

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Oct 5 Steve Jobs, American Businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Oct 6 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), dies at 78
  • Oct 7 Ramiz Alia, the former communist leader and first president of the Albanian pluralist (b. 1925)

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Oct 8 Al Davis, American football executive, dies at 82

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Oct 9 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • Oct 10 Jagjit Singh, Indian Musician, Ghazal Maestro, Padma Bhusan awardee (b. 1941)
  • Oct 12 Heinz Bennent, German actor (b. 1921)
  • Oct 12 Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
  • Oct 12 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, dies at 70
  • Oct 13 Barbara Kent, Canadian born - U.S. silent film actress and WAMPAS Baby Stars (b.1907)
  • Oct 14 Reg Alcock, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • Oct 15 Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 16 Dan Wheldon, English auto racer (b. 1978)
  • Oct 17 Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world's richest people (b. 1919)

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Oct 20 Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan revolutionary, political theorist and dictator (1969-2011), beaten to death in captivity by a Misratan militia at between 68–71

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Oct 20 Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)
  • Oct 20 Tone Pavček, Slovenian poet and translator (b. 1928)
  • Oct 22 Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (2005-11), dies at 82 or 83
  • Oct 23 Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)
  • Oct 23 John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)
  • Oct 23 Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94
  • Oct 27 James Hillman, founder of Archetypal Psychology (b. 1926)
  • Oct 29 Jimmy Savile, British media personality (b. 1926)
  • Oct 31 Flórián Albert, Hungarian footballer (b. 1941)