On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1982

  • Oct 2 William Bernbach, American advertising creative director, dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Roger Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), dies at 41
  • Oct 3 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), dies from alcoholism at 53
  • Oct 4 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), dies after suffering a stroke at 50
  • Oct 4 Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal and President of Iraq (1968-79), dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor and director (Lost World, You look marvelous), dies of cancer at 67
  • Oct 8 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
  • Oct 9 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, dies at 86
  • Oct 10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • Oct 12 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer, Dutch opera singer, dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies
  • Oct 16 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), dies at 67
  • Oct 16 Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
  • Oct 17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47

Person of interestBess Truman

Oct 18 Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • Oct 18 Maurice Gilliams, Flemish literary (Sources of Insomnia), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Dwain Esper, American film director (The Seventh Commandment), dies at 89
  • Oct 18 John Robarts, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario (b. 1917)
  • Oct 18 Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), dies at 74
  • Oct 19 Jock Ewing, dies in an aircrash on TV show "Dallas"
  • Oct 21 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), dies of a drug overdose at 30
  • Oct 22 Savitri Devi [Maximiani Portas], Greek French Nazi writer, dies at 77
  • Oct 23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 24 James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
  • Oct 26 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies