Deaths in History in October 1965

  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Courage To Be), dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris