Famous Deaths in October 2000

  • Oct 1 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 1 Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 3 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • Oct 4 Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • Oct 4 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)
  • Oct 5 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • Oct 6 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), dies at 80
  • Oct 9 David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • Oct 9 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • Oct 10 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)
  • Oct 11 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scotish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), dies from health complications at 63
  • Oct 13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache), dies at 73
  • Oct 13 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, dies at 90
  • Oct 15 Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • Oct 16 Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • Oct 23 Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Oct 27 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Lída Baarová [Ludmila Babková], Czech actress (Die Fledermaus, Virginity), dies after a long illness at 86
  • Oct 28 Andujar Cedeno, Dominican baseball player for the Houston Astros (b. 1969)
  • Oct 28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31 Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)