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 (Beacon Hill, 79 Park Avenue, Winds of War), dies at 55
  • Oct 9 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • Oct 10 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, World's first female prime minister, Sri Lanka (1960-77), dies at 84
  • 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, Deep Waters), 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 16 Rick Jason [Richard Jacobson], American actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (Nurse McCall-Emergency), dies at 74
  • Oct 18 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singe and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 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)
  • Oct 28 Andújar Cedeño, Dominican infielder (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers), dies in a car accident at 31

Person of interestSteve Allen

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)