October 23 Deaths in History - October 23 Birthdays - October 23 Events
2004 Robert Merrill, opera singer, dies at 85
2003 Madame Chiang Kai-shek, more-than-just-a-political-widow, dies at 105
2002 Adolph Green, "lyricist, screenwriter", Singin' in the Rain, dies at 86
1996 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, dies at 67
1996 Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91
1996 Lin Onus, artist, dies at 47
1996 Ronald Alfred Gardyne "Rags" Butler, sailor, dies at 68
1996 Harold E. Hughes, American Politician
1994 Robert Lansing, actor (Blade Runner, Equalizer), dies of cancer at 66
1994 William Leonard, head (CBS News), dies of a stroke at 78
1992 Kees Spermon, Dutch painter/graphic artist, dies
1991 Lance Baker, dies at 31
1990 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
1986 Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92
1986 Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
1984 David Gorcey, actor (Angel's Alley), dies at 63 in a diabetic coma
1984 Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61
1983 Jessica Savage, Margate New Jersey, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36
1983 Tamara Shayne (Jolson Story), actress, dies at 80 of a heart attack
1982 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52
1978 Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69
1976 Leonard Lee, U.S. R&B-singer (Shirley and Lee-I'm Gone), dies at 40
1975 Barboura Morris, actor (Wasp Woman, Machine-Gun Kelly), dies at 43
1975 Charles Brokaw, actor (Outer Gate, I Cover the War), dies at 77
1969 Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47
1966 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88
1963 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
1957 Frederick Burton, actor (One Way Passage), dies at 86
1954 Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
1953 Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
1952 Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest), dies at 31
1950 Al Jolson, Asa Yoelson, singer and actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 64
1948 Eugeniusz Morawsky-Dabrowa, composer, dies at 71
1946 Ernest Thompson Seton, American Leader
1942 Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies
1942 Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41
1939 Zane Grey, U.S. western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67
1935 Abe Landau, U.S. gangster, murdered
1935 Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], U.S. gangster, murdered at 33
1935 Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, U.S. gangster, murdered
1929 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
1928 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies
1926 Olympia Brown, American Activist
1925 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
1921 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
1915 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
1913 Henry Potonie, German paleo-botanist/geologist (sapropelium), dies
1903 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, theologian (Scientific Theism), dies at 66
1901 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
1899 W Penn Symons, British General-Major, dies in battle
1892 Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52
1890 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist, dies
1886 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
1872 Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61
1869 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer, dies at 72
1838 Joseph Lancaster, English Educator
1806 Franz Seydelmann, composer, dies at 58
1801 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
1799 William Paca, U.S. judge/signer Declaration of Independence, dies at 58
1782 Joseph Reipel, composer, dies at 73
1753 Columban Praelisauer, composer, dies at 50
1602 Franciscus Junius, French/Netherlands calvinist theologist/vicar, dies at 57
1450 Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70
1260 Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered




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