Deaths in History in October 2007

  • Oct 1 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1965)
  • Oct 1 Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)
  • Oct 2 Dan Keating, Irish politician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 2 Christopher Derrick, British writer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 3 M.N. Vijayan, Indian writer, orator, and academic
  • Oct 5 Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
  • Oct 5 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • Oct 7 George E. Sangmeister, American politician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 9 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • Oct 10 Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
  • Oct 11 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • Oct 12 Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)
  • Oct 13 Bob Denard, French mercenary (b. 1929)
  • Oct 14 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • Oct 16 Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.
  • Oct 17 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • Oct 18 Alan Coren, English writer and satirist (b. 1938)
  • Oct 18 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • Oct 18 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • Oct 19 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)
  • Oct 19 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), dies at 81
  • Oct 20 Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry) (b. 1961)
  • Oct 22 Ève Curie French writer (b. 1904)
  • Oct 23 John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John's mobile phones (b. 1965)
  • Oct 23 Lim Goh Tong, Founder of Genting Group (b. 1918)
  • Oct 24 Alisher Saipov, Kyrgyz journalist
  • Oct 24 Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)
  • Oct 26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • Oct 26 Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • Oct 26 Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
  • Oct 30 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)