Famous People Who Died in October 1992

  • Oct 1 Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50
  • Oct 1 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown), dies of a stroke at 45
  • Oct 4 Denny Hulme, New Zealand auto racer (F1 World Drivers' Champion 1967), dies of a heart attack driving in Bathurst 1,000 at 56
  • Oct 4 Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 4 Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • Oct 4 Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • Oct 5 Cornelis "Cees" Berkhouwer, Dutch politician (VVD), dies
  • Oct 5 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations, 1960-71 - "I Can't Get Next To You"; "Just My Imagination"), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • Oct 5 Paul Acket, Dutch music promoter and impresario (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Oct 6 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • Oct 6 Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70
  • Oct 7 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Ed Blackwell, American jazz drummer (Ornette Colman Quartet), dies at 62
  • Oct 7 Tevfik Esenç, last known speaker of Ubykh (b. 1904)

Willy Brandt

Oct 8 Willy Brandt [Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm], German statesman, leader of the SPD party (1964-1987) and Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971), dies of cancer at 78

  • Oct 9 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, dies at 70
  • Oct 10 James Seay, actor (Amazing Colossal Man), dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Theo Wolvencamp, painter (Cobra), dies
  • Oct 11 Willem RJ Wittkampf, journalist/writer (Liner, Cannon), dies
  • Oct 12 Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor and writer (Farce Major), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 John Hancock, American actor (LA Law, Love & War), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Oct 12 Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
  • Oct 13 Hughes Rudd, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), dies of aneurysm at 71
  • Oct 13 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), dies of a brain tumor at 50
  • Oct 15 Oliver Franks, British civil servant, ambassador to US (Report into Falklands War), and philosopher, dies at 87
  • Oct 17 Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)
  • Oct 17 Ton Hasebos, cameraman/TV director (Gnome Hasebos), dies
  • Oct 19 Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
  • Oct 19 Maurice Le Roux, French conductor and film score composer (Kamouraska), dies at 69
  • Oct 19 Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44
  • Oct 20 Orton Chirwa, Malawi lawyer, Minister of Justice, dies in captivity at 73
  • Oct 20 Werner Torkanowsky, German conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1963-77; Bangor Symphony, 1981-92), dies of cancer at 66
  • Oct 21 Jackson Weaver, voice of Smokey the Bear, dies of diabetes
  • Oct 21 Jim Garrison, Louisiana District Attorney who investigated JFK assassination, dies at 70
  • Oct 22 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • Oct 22 Josef Veselka, Czech choral conductor (Prague Philharmonic Choir, 1959-81), and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • Oct 22 Red Barber, American baseball broadcaster (Cincinnati Reds 1934–38, Brooklyn Dodgers 1939–53, NY Yankees 1954–66), dies at 84
  • Oct 23 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 24 Alexander V Van de Wall Bake, staff leader/gov KMA Breda, dies
  • Oct 24 Laurie Colwin, American author (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • Oct 25 Adelino Da Palma Carlos, Prime Minister of Portugal (1974), dies

Roger Miller

Oct 25 Roger Miller, American country singer ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), dies at 56

  • Oct 26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 26 Jerome Andrews, American-French dancer and choreographer, dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • Oct 27 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies at 62
  • Oct 28 Joan Maloney Rio, dancer, dies of cancer at 57
  • Oct 29 Adrienne Canivez, wife of Victor of Vriesland, dies
  • Oct 29 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • Oct 30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67