On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 2001

  • Oct 1 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • Oct 1 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • Oct 2 Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906)
  • Oct 4 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • Oct 5 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), dies at 91
  • Oct 5 Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo) dies of leukemia at 41
  • Oct 6 Arne Harris, American television sports director, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • Oct 7 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, dies at 91
  • Oct 7 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • Oct 7 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), dies at 87
  • Oct 7 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), dies at 93
  • Oct 9 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), dies at 79
  • Oct 9 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • Oct 10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, dies at 90

  • Oct 10 Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 12 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, dies at 94 (b. 1907)
  • Oct 12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing") dies of throat cancer at 52
  • Oct 15 Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 16 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), dies of cancer at 72
  • Oct 16 Gotthold Gloger, German writer and painter, dies at 77
  • Oct 17 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), dies at 86
  • Oct 17 Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 19 Jagernath Lachmon, Surinamese politician, dies at 85
  • Oct 20 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, bludgeoned to death at 52
  • Oct 22 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • Oct 23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist, dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, dies at 84
  • Oct 24 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 53
  • Oct 24 Wolf Rüdiger Hess, German neo-Nazi (b. 1937)
  • Oct 25 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 28 Gerard Hengeveld, Dutch composer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 31 Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Art Wall Jr, American golfer (Masters 1959), dies of respiratory failure at 77