Famous Deaths in October 1966

  • Oct 1 Albert P A A Besnard, poet/journalist (Doom & Thirst), dies
  • Oct 4 Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
  • Oct 6 Sydney Chatton, dies of heart attack at 48
  • Oct 7 Johnny Kidd, rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Oct 7 Smiley Lewis, [Overton Amos Lemons], rocker, dies at 46

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

Oct 10 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Oct 12 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • Oct 14 Arcady Dubensky, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), dies at 67
  • Oct 17 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • Oct 17 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
  • Oct 18 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Oct 18 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), dies at 99
  • Oct 19 Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies
  • Oct 21 Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
  • Oct 22 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88
  • Oct 24 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • Oct 26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 27 Nigel Haig, British cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies at 78
  • Oct 29 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)