On This Day

Deaths in History in October 1985

E. B. White

Oct 1 E. B. White, American author (New Yorker: Stuart Little; Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

  • Oct 8 Leon Klinghoffer, American murdered by hijackers of the Achille Lauro when they threw him off the boat at 69
  • Oct 8 Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian playwright and poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
  • Oct 8 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist, dies at 65
  • Oct 9 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), dies at 79
  • Oct 15 Meret Oppenheim, German born Swiss surrealist artist, dies at 72
  • Oct 18 Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc'er, hanged at 30
  • Oct 19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • Oct 24 Maurice Roy, Archbishop of Quebec, (b. 1905)
  • Oct 24 Lásló Jósef Bíró, Hungarian inventor (ballpoint pen), dies at 86
  • Oct 25 Elsa Moranet, writer, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)