On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 2013

  • Oct 1 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), dies aged 66

Person of interestVõ Nguyên Giáp

Oct 4 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general (Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam War) and politician, dies at 102

North Vietnamese General Võ Nguyên Giáp
North Vietnamese General
Võ Nguyên Giáp
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 8 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 9 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 9 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 10 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), dies at 94
  • Oct 10 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), dies of cancer at 59
  • Oct 11 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Oct 12 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, dies at 76

  • Oct 15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • Oct 15 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), dies at 90
  • Oct 15 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • Oct 16 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • Oct 18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 18 Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon & Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Oct 20 Lawrence Klein, American economist who created computer models to forecast economic trends (1980 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences), dies at 93
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), dies at 77
  • Oct 21 Bud Adams Jr., American NFL team owner (Tennessee Titans), dies at 90
  • Oct 23 Bill Mazer, American sports broadcaster (New York institution in sports reporting; sports trivia expert), dies at 92
  • Oct 24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), dies from pneumonia at 70
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82

Person of interestBill Sharman

Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Oct 25 Nigel Davenport, British actor (Without a Clue, Masada), dies at 85
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81
  • Oct 28 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 1st Prime Minister of Poland (1989-90), dies at 86
  • Oct 29 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62