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Famous People Who Died in October 1995

  • Oct 1 Aditya Biria, India's 1st global industrialist, dies of cancer at 51
  • Oct 1 Margaret Gorman Cahill, 1st Miss America (1921), dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, dies at 90
  • Oct 1 Russ Karel, director, dies at 45
  • Oct 2 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
  • Oct 3 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81
  • Oct 5 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader, dies at 85
  • Oct 5 Fred Fehl, photographer, dies at 89
  • Oct 5 Linda Gary, American voice actress (b. 1944)
  • Oct 6 Hughie Charles, English songwriter and impresario, dies at 88
  • Oct 6 Oswald Moxley Gibbs, Grenadian diplomat (High Commissioners to the United Kingdom 1974-78), dies at 67
  • Oct 6 Walter "Crash" Morgan, drummer, dies at 35
  • Oct 6 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, dies at 91
  • Oct 7 Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91

  • Oct 7 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Oct 8 Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48
  • Oct 8 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), dies at 82
  • Oct 8 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45

Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

Oct 9 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • Oct 9 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Oct 9 Kukrit Pramoj, Thai politician (13th Prime Minister of Thailand) and scholar, dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 9 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, dies of food poisoning at 64
  • Oct 9 Phillip Oppenheimer, British diamond trader, dies at 83
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 10 Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47
  • Oct 10 John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31
  • Oct 10 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner, dies at 30
  • Oct 10 Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64
  • Oct 10 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), dies at 70
  • Oct 12 Eleanor Aller, cellist, dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Gary Bond, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days), dies at 55
  • Oct 12 David McLean [Eugene Joseph Huth], American actor known for appearing in Marlboro advertisements (Days of Our Lives, Tate), dies of lung cancer at 73

  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79
  • Oct 13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter, dies at 71
  • Oct 14 Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Oct 14 Helen Vlachos, journalist, dies at 83
  • Oct 15 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82
  • Oct 15 Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 87
  • Oct 16 John Walker, museum director, dies at 88
  • Oct 16 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, dies at 60
  • Oct 16 Thomas Augustine Martin, Irish academic, dies at 59
  • Oct 17 Peter Hinchcliff, historian, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer, dies at 67
  • Oct 18 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
  • Oct 18 John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 20 Bernadette Hingley, English priest, one of 1st women to be ordained in England, dies of cancer at 47
  • Oct 20 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
  • Oct 20 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, dies at 83
  • Oct 20 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
  • Oct 21 Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58
  • Oct 21 Maxene Andrews, American singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy), dies of heart attack at 79
  • Oct 21 Shannon Hoon, vocalist (Blind Melon), dies of drug overdose at 28
  • Oct 21 Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (Cuto), dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Edward Totah, art Dealer, dies at 46
  • Oct 22 K B Wilson, methodist principal (Westminster College), dies at 50
  • Oct 22 Kingsley Amis, English author (Lucky Jim), dies of injuries from a fall at 73
  • Oct 22 Mary Wickes, actress (Sister Act), dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
  • Oct 22 Simone Gallimard, French editor and publisher, dies at 77
  • Oct 24 Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82
  • Oct 24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87

Person of interestBobby Riggs

Oct 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Oct 25 David Healy, American-born actor (Supergirl, Doomsday Gun, Patton), dies following a heart operation at 66
  • Oct 25 Kenneth Dadzie, Ghanaian diplomat and 1st African Secretary-General of UNCTAD, dies at 65
  • Oct 25 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (Way We Were, Life Goes On), dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 74
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • Oct 26 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
  • Oct 27 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, dies in motorcycle accident at 48
  • Oct 27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • Oct 28 Allan Leslie Merson, historian, dies at 79
  • Oct 28 Katsumasa Sakioka, Japanese-American property tycoon, dies at 96 [1]
  • Oct 30 Brian Easdale, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 30 Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71
  • Oct 31 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Derek Anthony Enright, British Labour politician, dies at 60
  • Oct 31 Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
  • Oct 31 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano, dies at 82
  • Oct 31 Leonard Ernest John Chant, social worker, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher, dies at 84
  • Oct 31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies of cancer at 56
  • Oct 31 Wallace Edward Rowling, Prime Minister of NZ (1974-1975), dies at 68