On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1880

  • Oct 4 William Lassell, British astronomer who discovered satellites of Uranus & Neptune, dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer (Tales of Hoffman), dies at 61
  • Oct 6 Benjamin Pierce, American mathematician and astronomer (Peirce's criterion for outliers), dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army
  • Oct 16 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64