Deaths in History in October 2013

  • Oct 1 US Author Tom Clancy '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 Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Oct 10 Scott Carpenter, American pilot and astronaut, dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • Oct 12 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 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