Famous Deaths in October 1970

  • Oct 1 Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 1 Petar Konjovic, composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 1 Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)
  • Oct 2 Alfred Swan, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 4 George Frederick McKay, American composer, dies at 71

Person of interestJanis Joplin

Oct 4 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 8 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai film actor (b. 1934)
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, dies at 86

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • Oct 11 Anis Fuleihan, American composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani Urdu poet, dies at 40
  • Oct 13 Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 20 Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Oct 21 John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • Oct 28 Baby Huey, [James Ramey], vocalist (Baby Huey & Babysitters), dies
  • Oct 28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99