Famous Deaths in October 2004

  • Oct 1 Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Oct 1 Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
  • Oct 3 John Cerutti, baseball player and announcer (b. 1960)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

Oct 3 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Oct 4 Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)
  • Oct 4 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

Oct 5 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Oct 5 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Oct 5 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)
  • Oct 7 Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)
  • Oct 7 Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), dies of a stroke at 78
  • Oct 8 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • Oct 8 James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)
  • Oct 10 Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)

Person of interestChristopher Reeve

Oct 10 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), dies of an adverse reaction to an antibiotic at 52

  • Oct 10 Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
  • Oct 10 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 11 Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court (b. 1915)
  • Oct 14 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  • Oct 17 Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952)
  • Oct 18 Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)
  • Oct 19 Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
  • Oct 20 Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
  • Oct 20 Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Oct 22 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, dies at 82
  • Oct 23 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • Oct 24 Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • Oct 24 Ricky Hendrick, American NASCAR driver and owner, dies in plane crash at 24
  • Oct 24 James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)
  • Oct 25 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65
  • Oct 26 Bobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 Serginho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1974)
  • Oct 28 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • Oct 29 Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican politician (b. 1923)

Person of interestVaughn Meader

Oct 29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Oct 29 Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 30 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80