Deaths in History in October 2009

  • Oct 3 Queen Fatima, former Libyan queen (b. 1918)
  • Oct 4 Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)
  • Oct 7 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • Oct 13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • Oct 18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, dies at 83
  • Oct 19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • Oct 26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • Oct 30 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), dies at 100
  • Oct 31 Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 31 Tom Wheatcroft, English businessman (b. 1922)