Deaths in History in October 2013

  • Oct 1 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), dies aged 66
  • Oct 4 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102
  • Oct 8 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • Oct 9 Stanley Kauffmann, American playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), dies at 97
  • Oct 9 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 9 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Oct 15 Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, dies at 89
  • Oct 15 Rudolf Friedrich, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1982-84), dies at 90
  • Oct 18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • Oct 18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • Oct 21 Major R Owens, American politician, dies at 77
  • Oct 25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82
  • Oct 28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81