Deaths in History in October 2017

  • Oct 1 Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), dies at 89
  • Oct 1 Arthur "Art" Janov, American psychologist, psychotherapist, creator of primal therapy (The Primal Scream), dies of natural causes at 93
  • Oct 1 Arthur Janov, American psychologist, and psychotherapist notable for creating primal therapy (the Primal Scream), dies at 93

Person of interestJalal Talabani

Oct 3 Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), dies at 83

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani
  • Oct 3 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), dies at 91
  • Oct 3 Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, dies from a brain tumor at 95
  • Oct 9 Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, dies from a ruptured aneurysm at 60
  • Oct 16 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), killed by a car bomb at 53
  • Oct 29 Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), dies at 80