Famous Deaths in October 2007

  • Oct 1 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1965)
  • Oct 1 Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • Oct 1 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), dies aged 71
  • Oct 1 Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)
  • Oct 1 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 2 Dan Keating, Irish politician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 2 Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)
  • Oct 2 Christopher Derrick, British writer, dies at 86
  • Oct 2 George Grizzard, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor (Wrong is Right, Bachelor Party, Attica), dies at 79
  • Oct 2 Lady Katherine Brandram, Princess of Greece, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, dies at 94
  • Oct 3 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • Oct 5 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • Oct 5 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Laza [Lazar] Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), dies from multiple sclerosis at 51
  • Oct 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)
  • Oct 7 George E. Sangmeister, American politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 9 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • Oct 9 Carol Bruce [Shirley Levy], American actress (Behind the Eight Ball, WKRP in Cincinnati), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 87
  • Oct 10 Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
  • Oct 11 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • Oct 11 Sri Chinmoy [Chinmoy Kumar Ghose], Indian guru, dies at 76
  • Oct 12 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
  • Oct 12 Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), dies from heart disease at 87
  • Oct 13 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • Oct 13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • Oct 14 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • Oct 14 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I), dies at 86
  • Oct 16 Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star (b. 1981)
  • Oct 16 Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.
  • Oct 17 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • Oct 17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (Put Another Nickel In), dies at 76
  • Oct 18 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • Oct 18 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • Oct 18 Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • Oct 19 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)
  • Oct 19 Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)
  • Oct 19 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), dies at 81
  • Oct 19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • Oct 20 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), dies at 75
  • Oct 20 Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry) (b. 1961)
  • Oct 21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56
  • Oct 22 Ève Curie French writer (b. 1904)
  • Oct 23 John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John's mobile phones (b. 1965)
  • Oct 23 Lim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting Group (b. 1918)
  • Oct 24 Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • Oct 24 Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
  • Oct 24 Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 26 Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (b. 1947)
  • Oct 26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • Oct 26 Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • Oct 26 Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

Oct 30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Oct 30 Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)
  • Oct 30 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • Oct 30 John Woodruff, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)