Deaths in History in October 2012

  • Oct 1 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • Oct 5 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • Oct 6 Chadli Bendjedid, Algerian president, dies from cancer at 83
  • Oct 9 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • Oct 10 Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92

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Oct 15 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

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  • Oct 17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Oct 21 George McGovern, US Politician, dies at 90
  • Oct 21 Yash Chopra, Indian director, dies from dengue fever and multiple organ failure at 80
  • Oct 22 Russell Means, Native American activist, dies from esophageal cancer at 72
  • Oct 22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • Oct 25 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • Oct 28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83