Famous Deaths in October 2005

  • Oct 2 Bert Eriksson, Belgian neo-Nazi (b. 1931)
  • Oct 2 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • Oct 2 August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)
  • Oct 3 Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Oct 4 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), dies of a brain aneurysm in his sleep at 56
  • Oct 7 Charles Rocket, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 9 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • Oct 10 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • Oct 10 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)
  • Oct 11 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Linguist, and writer of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • Oct 12 C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
  • Oct 13 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
  • Oct 15 Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)
  • Oct 15 Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945)
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • Oct 16 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
  • Oct 17 Ba Jin, Chinese writer (b. 1904)
  • Oct 17 Franky Gee, European techno artist (b. 1962)
  • Oct 18 John Hollis, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Oct 18 Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • Oct 18 Johnny Haynes, English footballer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 19 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • Oct 19 Corinne Lévesque, wife of Quebec premier René Lévesque (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 20 Endon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (b. 1941)
  • Oct 20 Eva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (b. 1940)
  • Oct 21 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress, shot at 16
  • Oct 22 Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • Oct 22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • Oct 23 Stella Obasanjo, Nigerian first lady (b. 1945)
  • Oct 23 William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • Oct 23 John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)
  • Oct 24 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • Oct 24 Robert Sloman, writer (b. 1926)

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Oct 24 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, dies of natural causes at 92

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  • Oct 24 Immanuel C.Y. Hsu, scholar of modern Chinese intellectual and diplomatic history (b. 1923)
  • Oct 24 Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iranian painter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 26 Keith Parkinson, American fantasy artist, dies of Leukemia at 47
  • Oct 28 Eugene K. Bird, German prison director (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • Oct 28 Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 28 Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)
  • Oct 28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 28 Ljuba Tadić, Serbian actor (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • Oct 30 Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • Oct 30 Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader (b. 1942)
  • Oct 31 Mary Wimbush, English actress (b. 1924)
  • Oct 31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
  • Oct 31 Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)