On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1969

  • Oct 2 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Oct 15 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Oct 21 Jack Kerouac, American writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87