Deaths in History in October 2002

  • Oct 1 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • Oct 2 Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • Oct 3 Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)
  • Oct 4 Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917)
  • Oct 6 Claus von Amsberg, husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1926)
  • Oct 9 Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

Oct 13 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), dies of lung cancer at 66

  • Oct 16 Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • Oct 17 Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)
  • Oct 18 Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)
  • Oct 18 Wynand Breytenbach, South African soldier and politician, Deputy Minister of Defense (1986-94), dies at 67
  • Oct 22 Queen Geraldina of the Albanians (b. 1915)
  • Oct 24 Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • Oct 24 Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • Oct 26 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, dies at 94
  • Oct 26 Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (b. 1979)
  • Oct 27 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • Oct 28 Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • Oct 29 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • Oct 31 Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur, dies at 57
  • Oct 31 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician, former president of Greece (b. 1903)