Famous Deaths in October 2006

  • Oct 1 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 1 André Viger, French Canadian wheelchair marathoner (b. 1952)
  • Oct 2 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • Oct 2 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • Oct 2 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 3 Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)
  • Oct 3 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • Oct 3 Peter Norman, Australian track star (b. 1942)
  • Oct 4 Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933)
  • Oct 4 Oskar Pastior, Romanian-born German writer, dies at 78
  • Oct 5 Jennifer Moss, English Actress (b. 1945)
  • Oct 5 Antonio Peña, Mexican founder of lucha libre promotion AAA (b. 1953)
  • Oct 6 Puck Brouwer, Dutch athlete (b. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Eduardo Mignogna, Argentinian film director (b. 1940)

Person of interestBuck O'Neil

Oct 6 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), dies at 94

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Oct 6 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • Oct 6 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 7 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)
  • Oct 8 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • Oct 9 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • Oct 10 Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 10 Ian Scott, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • Oct 11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • Oct 11 Howard Kerzner, Chief Executive Officer of Kerzner International (b. 1964)
  • Oct 11 Benito Martínez, Cuban who claimed to be the oldest person, died mildly ironically. Family didn't mourn - mostly dead also. (b. ?1880)
  • Oct 12 Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian film director (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Wang Guangmei, Chinese first lady (b. 1921)
  • Oct 14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • Oct 14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • Oct 14 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • Oct 14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • Oct 14 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • Oct 15 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
  • Oct 16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • Oct 16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • Oct 16 Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)
  • Oct 17 Daniel Emilfork, French actor (b. 1924)
  • Oct 17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 Mario Francesco Cardinal Pompedda (b. 1929)
  • Oct 18 Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 19 James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

Oct 20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • Oct 21 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • Oct 22 Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 84
  • Oct 22 Richard Mayes, British actor (Doctor Who, Emmerdale), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Oct 23 Lebo Mathosa, South African entertainer (b. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • Oct 24 William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)
  • Oct 26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • Oct 27 Joe Niekro, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Oct 27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Oct 28 Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Oct 28 Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Oct 29 Mohammadu Maccido, 18th Sultan of Sokoto (b. 1928)
  • Oct 30 Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)
  • Oct 30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 31 Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)