On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 2010

  • Oct 1 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • Oct 2 Kwa Geok Choo, wife of Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920)
  • Oct 3 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), dies at 85
  • Oct 3 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), dies at 88
  • Oct 4 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), dies at 95
  • Oct 5 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 5 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • Oct 5 Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 6 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 6 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, dies at 86
  • Oct 7 Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor (b. 1966)
  • Oct 7 Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1982-86), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • Oct 8 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)

  • Oct 10 Solomon Burke [McDonald], American soul singer (Cy to Me), dies at 70
  • Oct 10 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • Oct 12 Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Oct 12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • Oct 13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • Oct 14 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), dies of bowel cancer at 58
  • Oct 14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-French-American mathematician (proved Zipf's law), dies at 85
  • Oct 15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • Oct 15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • Oct 15 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), dies at 79
  • Oct 16 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • Oct 16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 19 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), dies at 83

Person of interestBob Guccione

Oct 20 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Oct 20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (b. 1948)
  • Oct 20 Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), dies at 70
  • Oct 20 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), dies at 80
  • Oct 23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • Oct 23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), dies at 68

  • Oct 24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • Oct 24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 98
  • Oct 25 Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican reggae musician, dies of lung cancer at 59
  • Oct 25 Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)
  • Oct 25 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • Oct 26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
  • Oct 26 Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)
  • Oct 26 Romeu Tuma, Brazilian politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 27 Owen B Pickett, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia 1987-2001), dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina (2003-2007), dies of heart failure at 60
  • Oct 27 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • Oct 27 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • Oct 28 James MacArthur, American actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • Oct 28 Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlander statesman (b. 1938)
  • Oct 28 Ehud Netzer, Israeli archaeologist (b. 1934)
  • Oct 28 Liang Congjie, Chinese environmentalist (b. 1932)
  • Oct 29 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, dies at 47
  • Oct 30 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (b. 1927)
  • Oct 31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • Oct 31 Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
  • Oct 31 Theodore Sorenson, American presidential advisor to JFK and author (Kennedy), dies at 82