Deaths in History in October 1990

  • Oct 1 Curtis E LeMay, USAF General/VP candidate, dies at 83
  • Oct 3 Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30
  • Oct 5 Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58
  • Oct 7 J Teengs Gerritsen, resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 7 Juan Jose Arevalo, President of Guatemala (1945-51), dies
  • Oct 10 Michael A Salcido, dies at 39
  • Oct 10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Douglas Edwards, WW II correspondent, dies of cancer at 73
  • Oct 12 Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered
  • Oct 13 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 17 Ralph Abernathy, American civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), dies of a blood clot at 64

Civil Rights Activist Ralph Abernathy
Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Abernathy
  • Oct 20 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter dies at 72
  • Oct 23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • Oct 27 Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
  • Oct 29 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • Oct 30 Craig Russell, female impersonator, dies of an AIDS-stroke at 42
  • Oct 31 Graig Russel, Canadian travel expert/transvestite, dies
  • Oct 31 Hugh McPhillips, dies at 70