Famous People Who Died in October 1889

  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 11 James Prescott Joule, English physicist (the law of conservation of energy), dies at 70
  • Oct 17 N.G. [Nikolay Gavrilovich] Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (What Is to Be Done?), dies at 61
  • Oct 18 Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (invented a telephone-like device), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 Luís I, King of Portugal (1861-89), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Olivier Métra, French composer of balletss, light opera, and popular waltzes (Esperance!), and conductor, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79