Famous Deaths in October 1968

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Oct 2 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • Oct 6 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)
  • Oct 9 Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed
  • Oct 10 Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress (Abandoned Child), dies at 71
  • Oct 13 Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • Oct 15 Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
  • Oct 15 Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 16 Ellis Kinder, baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 18 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), dies of cancer at 70
  • Oct 20 Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, African-American TV preacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • Oct 25 Rudolf Forster, Austrian actor (Threepenny Opera), dies at 83
  • Oct 26 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Boulevard), dies of cancer at 52
  • Oct 27 Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (Protactinium), dies at 89
  • Oct 28 Henricus WJM Keuls, lawyer/poet, dies at 85
  • Oct 29 Marius Ulfrstad, Norwegian composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
  • Oct 30 Pert Kelton, actress (Cavalcade of Stars), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Ramon Novarro [Jose Samaniegos],Mexican-American actor (Ben-Hur, Mata Hari), is murdered at 69
  • Oct 31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27