Famous People Who Died in October 1984

  • Oct 5 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Oct 6 George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist, dies at 82
  • Oct 7 Hermann Schroeder, German composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 8 Frederick Brisson, Danish-born film and theater producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
  • Oct 11 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • Oct 11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • Oct 12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
  • Oct 13 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • Oct 13 George 'High Pockets' Kelly, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (World Series 1921, 22; NL HR leader 1921; NY Giants), dies from a stroke at 89
  • Oct 14 Martin Ryle, British radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, dies at 66
  • Oct 16 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • Oct 16 Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 17 Alberta Hunter, American blues singer and composer, dies at 89
  • Oct 18 Florence Rinard, TV panelist (20 Questions), dies at 82
  • Oct 18 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26
  • Oct 19 Henri Michaux, Belgian-born French poet and writer (Miserable Miracle), dies at 85
  • Oct 19 Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
  • Oct 20 Carl Ferdinand Cori, Czech-American bio-chemist (Nobel 1947-discovery of how glycogen (animal starch) – a derivative of glucose – is broken down and resynthesized in the body, for use as a store and source of energy), dies at 87

Paul DiracPaul Dirac (1902-1984)

Oct 20 English physicist (quantum electrodynamics, Nobel 1933), dies at 82

  • Oct 21 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 21 Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Oct 22 Harold Laurence Walters, American composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Napoleon Whiting, actor (Silas-Big Valley), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
  • Oct 23 Oskar Werner, Austrian film actor and director (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 24 Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Walter Woolf King, American stage and screen baritone, character actor (Golden Dawn; A Night at the Opera; Swiss Miss), and actor's agent, dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Oct 25 Pascale Ogier, actress (Ghost Dance), dies of a heart attack at 24
  • Oct 26 Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), dies from emphysema at 78
  • Oct 26 John Woods Duke, American composer, dies at 85
  • Oct 26 Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
  • Oct 26 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
  • Oct 28 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 28 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer midfielder (26 caps; AS Roma; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 64
  • Oct 30 June Duprez, actress (Calcutta, Tiger Fang), dies at 66
  • Oct 30 Mario Gallo, actor (Delvecchio), dies at 61
  • Oct 31 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian playwright, director, actor and poet (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud), dies at 84

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi (1917-1984)

Oct 31 4th Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66