October 26 Deaths in History - October 26 Birthdays - October 26 Events
2004 John Peel, DJ, dies at 65
1999 Hoyt Axton, singer/actor/songwriter, Joy to the World, dies at 61
1996 Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80
1996 Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93
1996 Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist, dies at 95
1995 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95
1994 Rudi van Vlaenderen, Flemish actor/dir/poet (Thyestes), dies at 64
1994 Tutta Rolf, actress (Whalers), dies at 87
1994 Wilbert Harrison, singer, dies at 65
1993 Absolutely Nobody, David Powers, Washington lieutenant governor candidate, dies at 37
1993 H Hardenberg, writer, dies
1992 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
1992 Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
1992 Laurel Cronin, actor (Beethoven, Housesitter), dies of cancer at 53
1991 Bill Graham, rock promoter, dies at 60
1991 Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist's 485 lb umbrella
1990 William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89
1990 William S. Paley, American Businessman
1984 John Woods Duke, composer, dies at 85
1984 Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37
1984 Sue Randall, actress (Miss Landers-Leave it to Beaver), dies at 49
1982 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop of Florence/Pope candidate, dies
1980 Marcello J tie Neves Alves Caetano, premier of Portugal, dies at 74
1979 Park Chung-hee, South Korean President, assassinated
1976 Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies at 57
1972 Igor Sikorsky, Russian/US helicopter builder, dies at 83
1971 Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76
1968 Erich Von Stroheim, actor and director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52
1964 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
1962 Hattie McDaniel actress, 'Gone With the Wind', dies at 67
1962 Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
1961 Milan Stojadinovic, premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
1957 N Kazantzakis, writer, dies
1957 Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek Writer
1956 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
1955 Arne Eggen, composer, dies at 74
1954 Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
1936 Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
1935 Akos Buttykai, composer, dies at 64
1929 Arno Holz, poet, dramatist, freelance writer, wrote book of poetry 'Phantaesus', dies at 66
1909 Horiboemi Ito, Prince of Japan, assassinated by a Korean
1903 Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, dies at 73
1903 Victorin de Joncieres, composer, dies at 64
1890 Collodi, Carlo Lorenzini, Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies
1890 Carlo Collodi, Italian Writer
1881 Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies
1874 Peter Cornelius, German composer, dies at 49
1868 B F Randolph, South Carolina state senator, assassinated
1867 John Fawcett, composer, dies at 77
1864 Henriette ALF countess of Wegimont, wife of king Willem I, dies at 72
1858 Isac Baker Woodbury, composer, dies at 39
1848 Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies
1823 Josef Preindl, composer, dies at 67
1806 Timothy Dexter, American Businessman
1756 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72
1749 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
1733 Antonio Veracini, composer, dies at 74
1706 Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
1693 Coenraad van Beuningen, mayor of Amsterdam/diplomat, dies at 71
1679 Roger Boyle, British Soldier
1678 John Jenkins, composer, dies
1661 Johann B Schup, Schuppius, German poet/historian/vicar, dies
1658 Francisco de Borja y Aragon Esquilache, Spanish poet, dies
1640 Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63
1608 Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies
1607 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52
1576 Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies
1440 Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged
1235 Andras II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
1132 Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered
899 Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies




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