October 2 Deaths in History - October 2 Birthdays - October 2 Events
2002 Bruce Paltrow, producer, Saint Elsewhere, dies at 60
2002 Norman O. Brown, American Philosopher
1998 Gene Autry, actor/singing cowboy/businessman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, dies at 91
1996 Andrey Lukanov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria 1990, assassinated at 58
1996 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
1996 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer, dies at 89
1996 Robert Bourassa, Prime Minister of province of Quebec 1970 - 1976, 1985 - 1993, dies at 63
1996 Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79
1996 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93
1995 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67
1995 Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74
1994 Faith Davis, oldest triplets (Charity and Hope survive), dies at 95
1994 Harriet Nelson, actress (Ozzie and Harriet), dies of heart failure at 80
1994 Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64
1993 Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83
1991 Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
1991 Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies
1989 Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Netherlands 1st female advisor of State, dies
1988 Alec Issigonis, Turkish Businessman
1987 Madeleine Carroll, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81
1987 Peter Brian Medawar, medical scientist, dies
1985 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58
1985 Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian and Wife), dies of AIDS at 59
1985 Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney and Lacey), dies at 69
1983 Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75
1982 William Bernbach, advertising magnate, dies at 71
1981 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
1980 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
1975 Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70
1974 Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89
1973 Paavo Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76
1973 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84
1970 Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79
1970 Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37
1969 Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
1967 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76
1965 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
1962 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
1960 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
1958 Marie Stopes, birth control pioneer, dies
1958 Wilhelmus L Reoers, sculptor, dies at 48
1958 Marie Carmichael Stopes, Scottish Author
1957 Jacques Fesch, French political assassin/saint?, beheaded at about 26
1956 George Bancroft, actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
1956 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
1955 James Dean, U.S. actor (East of Eden, Giant), dies
1955 O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies
1944 Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries
1943 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60
1931 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies
1931 Thomas Lipton, Scottish Businessman
1927 Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
1920 Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82
1916 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
1915 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
1905 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
1873 Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies
1872 Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies
1863 Justinus van de Brugghen, lawyer/minister of Justice, dies
1860 Louis Hersent, painter, dies
1853 D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies
1850 Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies
1842 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56
1842 William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies
1823 Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57
1809 Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59
1803 Samuel Adams, U.S. revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party), dies at 81
1786 August Keppel, 1st viscount/naval commander/politican, dies
1780 John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)
1729 Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60
1721 Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies
1707 Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
1678 Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them
1656 Stephan Otto, composer, dies at 53
1629 Pierre the Berulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies
1617 Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies
1588 Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher (Rerum in Child), dies
1564 Andreas Vesalius, Andries of Wesel, Flemish anatomist, dies at 49
1517 John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37
1264 Urbanus IV, Jacques Pantaleon, French Pope (1261-64), dies
1113 Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies
939 Giselbert, duke of Lutheran, drowns at about 49
472 Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies




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