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Oct 10th – Oct 16th

Published: 10/10/2010

Our weekly Sunday rundown of the newsworthy deaths of yesteryear.

Oct 10th
Jack Daniel, 1911 – distiller
Eddie Cantor, 1964 – singer, vaudeville performer
Ralph Metcalfe, 1978 – athlete, politician
Yul Brynner, 1985 – actor
Orson Welles, 1985 – actor, film and theatre director
Ken Caminiti, 2004 – baseball player
Christopher Reeve, 2004 – actor
Stephen Gately, 2009 – singer

Oct 11th
Chico Marx, 1961 – comedian
Jean Cocteau, 1963 – writer
Edith Piaf, 1963 – singer
Dorothea Lange, 1965 – photographer
Chesty Puller, 1971 – U.S. Marine
Steven Jesse Bernstein, 1991 – poet
Redd Foxx, 1991 – comedian and actor
Richard Denning, 1998 – actor
Cory Lidle, 2006 – baseball player
Werner Von Trapp, 2007 – member of Von Trapp Family Singers

Oct 12th
Robert E. Lee, 1870 – Confederate general
Anatole France, 1924 – writer
Joseph Stilwell, 1946 – Army general
Sonja Henie, 1912 – figure skater
Gene Vincent, 1971 – rock musician
Johnny Olson, 1985 – TV and radio announcer
Ricky Wilson, 1985 – rock musician
Jay Ward, 1989 – animator
Leon Ames, 1993 – actor
Rene Lacoste, 1996 – tennis player
John Denver, 1997 – musician, actor
Wilt Chamberlain, 1999 – basketball player
Ray Conniff, 2002 – bandleader and musician
Willie Shoemaker, 2003 – jockey
Dickie Peterson, 2009 – musician

Oct 13th
E.C. Segar, 1938 – cartoonist
Clifton Webb, 1966 – actor
Ed Sullivan, 1974 – TV host
Jean Peters, 2000 – actress
Vivian Malone Jones, 2005 – civil rights activist

Oct 14th
John Marshal Harlan, 1911 – Supreme Court justice
Errol Flynn, 1959 – actor
Bing Crosby, 1977 – singer, actor
Keenan Wynn, 1986 – actor
Michael Carmine, 1989 – actor
Leonard Bernstein, 1990 – composer and conductor
Frankie Yankovic, 1998 – musician
Jared Anderson, 2006 – musician
Freddy Fender, 2006 – musician
Captain Lou Albano, 2009 – wrestler and manager

Oct 15th
Stanley Ketchel, 1910 – boxer
Mata Hari, 1917 – dancer, spy
Herbert Henry Dow, 1930 – industrialist
Horton Smith, 1963 – golfer
Carlo Gambino, 1976 – gangster
Jason Collier, 2005 – basketball player
Edie Adams, 2008 – singer, actress

Oct 16th
Marie Antoinette, 1793 – Queen of France
Jules Rimet, 1956 – president of FIFA
George O’Hara, 1966 – actor
Gene Krupa, 1973 – drummer
Cornel Wilde, 1989 – actor
Jorge Bolet, 1990 – pianist
Art Blakey, 1990 – drummer
Audra Lindley, 1997 – actress
Jean Shepherd, 1999 – writer, actor
Deborah Kerr, 2007 – actress
 

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