October 15 Deaths in History - October 15 Birthdays - October 15 Events



2000 Vincent Canby, critic, dies at 76
1996 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69
1995 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82
1995 Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69
1994 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
1994 Jean Daste, French actor (Zero de Conduite, L'Atalante), dies at 90
1994 Karl Edward Wagner, writer, dies at 48
1994 Sarah Kofman, philosopher, dies at 60
1994 Wilhelmus HL "Willem" Tollenaar, actor and director (Elkerlyc), dies at 82
1993 Ken E. Jones, musician ,New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, dies of AIDS at 34
1992 Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78
1992 Oliver Franks, English Public Servant
1991 Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies
1990 Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58
1990 Leonard Bernstein, composer (West Side Story), dies at 72
1987 Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies
1985 Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72
1983 Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83
1982 Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies
1981 Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies
1981 Justin Jud Strunk, Jr., comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48
1977 Ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77
1976 Carlo Gambino, U.S. gangster, dies at 74
1969 Rod[erique] La Rocque, U.S. western actor (Mystery Woman), dies
1969 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered
1968 Bea Benaderet, New York City, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62
1968 Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57
1965 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
1964 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
1963 Edmond Flegenheimer, Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
1960 Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
1960 Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
1960 Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
1958 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 72
1958 John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61
1955 Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41
1949 Laszlo Rajk, Hungarian Secretary of State/Foreign minister, hanged
1946 Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at age 53
1945 Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed at 62
1944 Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau
1942 Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed
1937 James Marcus, actor (Clockwork Orange), dies at 60
1934 Raymond Poincare, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74
1917 Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris
1915 Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Kufer, German writer (Tarub), dies at 52
1914 Aleksander Rozycki, composer, dies at 69
1910 Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, HW boxing champ, shot and killed
1900 Zdenek Fibich, composer, dies at 49
1891 Rooney Lee, American Soldier
1883 Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74
1819 F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V, dies at 48
1817 Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish Lieutenant-General/freedom fighter, dies
1690 Juan de Valdes Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor, dies at 68
1682 John Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 56
1605 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63
1595 Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48
1539 Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
1524 Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45
1512 Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72
1389 Urbanus VI, Bartolomeo Prignano, Italian pope (1378-89), dies
1271 Hostiensis, Henricus the Segusia, cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies
1268 Dirk II, mister of Valkenburg, dies
1080 Rudolf von Schwaben, German anti-King, dies
892 Al-Mutamid, kalief of Abbasiden, dies











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