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1968Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

1973Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

October 2nd Deaths
Date Event
472
Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies 
939
Gilbert (Giselbert), Duke of Lorraine drowns trying to cross the Rhine at about 49 
1113
Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies 
1264
Urbanus IV, [Jacques Pantaleon], French Pope (1261-64), dies 
1517
John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37 
1559
Jacquet of Mantua, French composer (b. 1483) 
1564
Andreas Vesalius, [Andries of Wesel], Flemish anatomist, dies at 49 
1588
Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher (Rerum in Child), dies 
1617
Isaac Oliver, miniature painter, dies 
1626
Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (b. 1567) 
1629
Pierre the Barulle, French cardinal/founder (French Oratorio), dies 
1629
Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584) 
1656
Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53 
1678
Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them 
1707
Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57 
1721
Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies 
1724
François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (b. 1644) 
1729
Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60 
1746
Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty 
1764
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 
1775
Chiyo-ni, Japanese poet (b. 1703) 
1780
John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold) 
1782
Charles Lee, British and U.S. general (b. 1732) 
1786
August Keppel, 1st viscount/naval commander/politican, dies 
1803
Samuel Adams, US revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party) and politican, dies at 81 
1804
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725) 
1809
Wybo Fijnje, politician/patriot/journalist, dies at 59 
1817
Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744) 
1823
Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57 [OS=Sept 20] 
1842
Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer, dies at 56 
1842
William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies 
1850
Sarah Biffin/Beffin, limbless miniature painter, dies 
1853
D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies 
1860
Louis Hersent, painter, dies 
1863
Justinus van de Brugghen, lawyer/minister of Justice, dies 
1872
Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies 
1873
Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies 
1905
Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62 
1906
Raja Ravi Varma,  
1911
Winfield S. Schley, Admiral Dewey Leading Land Parade 
1915
Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38 
1916
Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58 
1916
Curt A. Stark, Der Schatten des Meeres 
1918
Edwin Arden, The Eagle's Nest 
1918
Nelly De Heer, Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (deel 1) 
1919
Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies 
1920
Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82 
1920
Theodore Marston, Jane Eyre 
1920
Max Bruch, Kinsey 
1921
King William II of Württemberg, Der König von Württemberg im Schloß zu Stuttgart 
1921
Alfred Wagstaff, Our Mutual Girl, No. 42 
1921
John Cook, The Right to Be Happy 
1927
Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies 
1927
John Dalzell, President McKinley Taking the Oath 
1930
Leopold Krenn, Die Landstreicher 
1931
Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies 
1931
Thomas Lipton, Sir Thomas Lipton Out West 
1934
Einar Fröberg, Grevarna på Svansta 
1936
G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies 
1936
Maxime Desjardins, J'accuse! 
1938
Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859) 
1939
Stefan Hnydzinski, Romans panny Opolskiej 
1939
Cardinal George Mundelein, Cavalcade of Faith 
1941
Thomas Carrigan, Crooked Alley 
1941
Aribert Mog, Ecstasy 
1942
Carl Alstrup, The Apache Girl's Revenge 
1943
Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60 
1943
Leo Pierson, '49-'17 
1943
Rudolph Lothar, On the Riviera 
1943
Frederick Burt, The Cisco Kid 
1943
Nathaniel Dett, Niagara Falls 
1944
Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries 
1944
Henry MacRae, Tarzan the Tiger 
1945
Helen Davis, Murder in Harlem 
1945
Ethel O'Neil, The Kid 
1946
Ignacy Moscicki, Pogrzeb Marszalka Józefa Pilsudskiego 12-V-18-V 1935 
1947
Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878) 
1947
Barrett Whitelaw, Lure of the Night Club 
1947
P.D. Ouspensky, Recife Inver$o$ - Fragmentos do Delírio Cotidiano 
1948
Mary Ryan, Stop Thief! 
1949
Frank Schulte, World Series Baseball Game 
1949
Adrienne Kroell, The Pirates of Peacock Alley 
1950
Lee Bartholomew, Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life 
1950
John Francis Fitzgerald,  
1951
Bernie Grossman, Wake Up and Dream 
1952
Perc Launders, Something to Sing About 
1953
Ernö Szép, Lila akác 
1953
Povl Vendelbo, Lersøens Konge 
1953
Henri Baudin, Napoleon 
1953
George Creel, Saved by the Juvenile Court 
1954
John Hughes, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 
1954
Viking Ringheim, Skomakarprinsen 
1955
O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies 
1955
O.B. Clarence, Great Expectations 
1955
Clara Schwartz, Alle går rundt og forelsker sig 
1956
George Bancroft, actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74 
1956
Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73 
1956
George Bancroft, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 
1957
Richard English, Sweet and Low-Down 
1957
Orlando Beltran, The Hitch-Hiker 
1957
Armin Münch, Einzug der Plagiatoren - 'Man nehme...' 
1958
Marie Stopes, birth control pioneer, dies 
1958
Karl Skraup, Lowlands 
1958
Frederick K. Rockett, The Talking Car 
1958
Marie Stopes, Married Love 
1960
Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51 
1961
Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies 
1961
N. Shpanov, Generali da zizilebi 
1962
Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48 
1962
Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859) 
1962
Frank Lovejoy, House of Wax 
1962
Edward Goodman, Women Love Once 
1964
Charles Mahieu, Le banquet des fraudeurs 
1965
[John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies 
1967
Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76 
1968
Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81 
1969
Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85 
1970
Alfred Julius Swan, composer, dies at 79 
1970
Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer, dies at 37 
1971
Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911) 
1973
Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76 
1973
Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), dies at 84 
1974
Ina Seidel, writer, dies at 89 
1975
Wade Crosby, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood), dies at 70 
1975
Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903) 
1975
Branko Djurdjevic, Prvi gradjanin male varosi 
1975
Branko Djordjevic, Ne pozeli nista sto je tudje 
1975
Wade Crosby, Westworld 
1975
Arne Weel, Två konungar 
1977
Andy Parker, Shotgun Messenger 
1977
Roy Musgrave, Matchmaking Mamma 
1979
Charlie Hickman, The River Line 
1979
Bernie Gozier, Creature from the Black Lagoon 
1979
Jan Fortune, Dark Command 
1980
Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46 
1980
Louis Daquin, The Mark of the Day 
1980
Nucu Paunescu, Prin cenusa imperiului 
1981
Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63 
1981
Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902) 
1981
Tom Gorman, Death Among the Relics 
1981
Pavel Nilin, Bolshaya zhizn 
1981
José Pécora, Los caranchos de la Florida 
1982
William Bernbach, advertising magnate, dies at 71 
1983
Gerald Strang, Canadian composer, dies at 75 
1983
George Harmonica Smith, Gunsmoke Blues 
1983
Henry Ringling North, The Greatest Show on Earth 
1984
Víctor Alcocer, The River and Death 
1985
George Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58 
1985
Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59 
1985
Sidney Clute, actor (Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), dies at 69 
1985
Sidney Clute, ..And Justice for All 
1985
Rock Hudson, Giant 
1985
Hilde Kneip, Mach mal'n bißchen Dampf 
1985
George Savalas, Kelly's Heroes 
1986
Leo Sarri, Hunting Shadows 
1986
Fyodor Radchuk, Koliivshchina [1767-1768] 
1987
Madeleine Carroll, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), dies at 81 
1987
Peter Brian Medawar, medical scientist, dies 
1987
Madeleine Carroll, The 39 Steps 
1987
Russell Rouse, D.O.A. 
1987
Marie Louise Bobb, Pied Piper Malone 
1988
Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906) 
1988
Wally Lemm, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers 
1988
Alec Issigonis, Issigonis-Mini Man 
1988
Lothar Wolff, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 
1988
Emmerich Schrenk, 08/15 
1989
Liesbeth Ribbius Peletier, Neth's 1st female advisor of State, dies 
1989
Witold Rowicki, Five from Barska Street 
1989
Paola Barbara, La nao capitana 
1989
Cousin Joe Pleasant, Blues and Gospel Train 
1989
Torben Hundal, The Escape 
1989
Vittorio Caprioli, General Della Rovere 
1989
Gregory Marshall, Strange Confession 
1990
Mercedes Simone, La vuelta de Rocha 
1990
James La Maida, Night of the Ghouls 
1990
Loni Nest, The Golem 
1990
Peter Herman Adler, The Great Caruso 
1991
Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies 
1991
Jan H Christianse, political chairman (CDA), dies 
1991
Helmut Kuhn, Rivalinnen unter griechischer Sonne 
1991
Louise Glenn, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 
1991
Stefan Henszelman, Friends Forever 
1991
Maria Aurèlia Capmany, Tereseta-que-baixava-les-escales 
1992
Esko Korpilinna, Murhataanpa Bobrikov 
1993
Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83 
1993
Fernando López Heptener, Cuando la luz llega 
1993
Plennie Wingo, Episode dated 13 July 1976 
1993
William Berger, Keoma 
1993
Daisy Lee Mothershed, Little Orvie 
1993
Margot Turner, Dame Margot Turner 
1994
Faith Davis, oldest triplets (Charity & Hope survive), dies at 95 
1994
Harriet Nelson, American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80 
1994
Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64 
1994
Harriet Hilliard, Follow the Fleet 
1994
John Morgan, Silent Voice 
1994
James Monks, How Green Was My Valley 
1995
Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher, dies at 67 
1995
Norman Ewart Thurston, musician, dies at 74 
1995
Bill Masi, Just Tell Me What You Want 
1995
Helmut Degen, Willi Baumeister 
1995
Grigoriy Gay, Hamlet 
1995
John Ayers, Super Bowl XVI 
1996
Andrey Lukanov, PM 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, PM of province of Quebec (1970-76, 85-93), dies at 63 
1996
Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79 
1996
Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian, dies at 93 
1996
Bunny Beatty, Libeled Lady 
1996
Bronislaw Kassowski, A Generation 
1996
Robert Bourassa, Le choix d'un peuple 
1996
Joonas Kokkonen, Sources of Finnish Music 
1996
Rufus Youngblood,  
1997
Kaarlo Hirvonen, Kalle-Kustaa Korkin seikkailut 
1997
Thales Pan Chacon, Love Me Forever or Never 
1997
Douglas Fairbairn, Shoot 
1998
Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907) 
1998
Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (b. 1924) 
1998
Gene Autry, Sleepless in Seattle 
1998
Ken Platt, The Last of the All-Rounders 
1998
Adrian Spies, Dark of the Sun 
1998
Korla Pandit, Ed Wood 
1998
Raymond Raikes, The Poisoned Diamond 
1998
Lon Clark, The Gentle Rain 
1998
Enrico Pagani, I sogni nel cassetto 
1998
Dondi, Wild Style 
1998
Jerzy Binczycki, Noce i dnie 
1998
Jimmy Caesar, Pilot 
1999
Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921) 
1999
Dean O'Brien, Thelma & Louise 
1999
Heinz G. Konsalik, Strafbataillon 999 
1999
Duncan Spencer, The Wizard of Oz 
1999
John Intlekofer, Planet of the Apes 
1999
Claude Bessey, The Decline of Western Civilization 
1999
Helge Hansila, Eräs syysilta 
1999
Lee Richardson, Prizzi's Honor 
2000
Don Rice, Lady Luck 
2000
Alec Jason, Until the End of the World 
2000
Richard Liberty, Day of the Dead 
2001
Franz Biebl, German composer (b. 1906) 
2001
László Hunyadi, Sleepwalkers 
2001
Marc Gélinas, Maelstrom 
2001
Galina Frolova, Zhukovsky 
2002
Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911) 
2002
Ryszard Dyja, Powrót 
2002
Raymond McNally, Vem var Dracula? 
2002
Heinz von Foerster, Monte Grande: What Is Life? 
2002
David B. Charnay, Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt 
2002
D.M. Coger, I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. 
2002
Tiberiu Olah, Michael the Brave 
2003
John T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (b. 1914) 
2003
Alfredo Leal, Time to Die 
2003
Bob Thomson, The Victory Garden 
2003
Dale Oliver, Robin Hood 
2003
Ted Baker, Wheel of Fortune 
2003
Gunther Philipp, Banana Joe 
2004
Norm Schachter, The Best of Times 
2004
José Fialho Gouveia, Com Pés e Cabeça 
2004
Nick Skorich, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 
2004
John Stix, The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 
2004
A.G. Vitanza, Gomer, the Good Samaritan 
2004
Michael Kimak, Nothing Lasts Forever 
2005
Bert Eriksson, Belgian neo-Nazi (b. 1931) 
2005
Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918) 
2005
August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945) 
2005
Pat Kelly, 1979 World Series Video: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles 
2005
Hamilton Camp, The Little Mermaid 
2005
August Wilson, The Piano Lesson 
2005
Aleksandr Chaban, Russian Ark 
2005
Evan Scott Perry, Boy Interrupted 
2005
Gina Roma, Naked Souls 
2005
Nipsey Russell, Show #85 
2005
Gerhard Vogt, Der Keller 
2005
Hugh Dunne, Mr. Wizard 
2006
Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938) 
2006
Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947) 
2006
Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916) 
2006
Tamara Dobson, Cleopatra Jones 
2006
Frances Bergen, American Gigolo 
2006
Paul Halmos, Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield 
2007
Dan Keating, Irish politician (b. 1902) 
2007
Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924) 
2007
Christopher Derrick, British writer (b. 1921) 
2007
Herbert Muschamp, Sketches of Frank Gehry 
2007
Castro Gonzaga, Por Amor 
2007
Richard Goldwater, Sabrina the Teenage Witch 
2007
Peter Gerlach, Kommissar Rex 
2007
Gary Franklin, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn 
2007
Tawn Mastrey, Thunder and Mud 
2007
Kôichi Kitamura, Akira 
2007
James W. Michaels, Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace 
2007
Janusz Rzeszewski, Hallo Szpicbródka, czyli ostatni wystep Króla Kasiarzy 
2007
Christine D. Coleman, Being John Malkovich 
2007
Elfi von Dassanowsky, Semmelweis 
2007
George Grizzard, Bachelor Party 
2008
Rob Guest, New Zealand entertainer (b. 1950) 
2008
Choi Jin-sil, South Korean actress (b. 1968) 
2008
Jin-shil Choi, My Love, My Bride 
2008
Rob Guest, Man O Man 
2008
László Csiki, Kínai védelem 
2008
Tony Hoare, The Turnaround 
2009
Paul Kenney, Van Helsing 
2009
Ludmila Píchová, Voláni o pomoc 
2009
Shaun Wylie, The Strange Life and Death of Dr. Turing 
2009
Nat Finkelstein, Factory Girl 
2009
Mr. Magic, Notorious 
2009
Mischa Weisz, The Best Fight 
2009
Saxton Kari, The Six Thousand Dollar Nigger 
2009
Alain Bernheim, Return to Paradise 
2009
Douglas Stark, The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair 
2009
Marek Edelman, Kronika powstania w getcie warszawskim wg Marka Edelmana 
2010
Kwa Geok Choo, Mrs Lee Kuan Yew (b. 1920) 
2010
Roger Joubert, Matusalem 
2010
Vojislav Mikulic, Rushmore 
2010
Larry Massoli, Jenna Jameson 
2010
Brenda Cowling, Octopussy 
2010
Murray Deutch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
2010
Raisa Frichinskaya, Once Upon a Time there Lived a Dog 
2010
Kjell Westling, Un paradiso senza biliardo 
2010
Rolf Rüssmann, Episode dated 17 February 2006 
2010
Galia Ismailova, Vostochnoe skazanie 
2010
Vitaliy Matveev, Brother 
2011
Peter Przygodda, Wings of Desire 
2011
Sheila Condit, At Long Last Love 
2011
Herman Fabri, The Conscript 
2011
Pavlos Tasios, Parangelia! 
2012
Marjorie Lane, Broadway Melody of 1936 
2012
Jake Worden, The Sessions 
2012
Douglas Laurence, Speedway 
2012
Big Jim Sullivan, Tom Jones: In Concert 
2012
Marc Desormeaux, A Year in the Death of Jack Richards 
2012
Valery Tsikalov, Tochka vozvrata 
2012
Bernard Hunter, Girls of the Latin Quarter 
2012
Aditi Sengupta, Rabindranath Tagore 
2012
Hideji Ôtaki, Kagemusha 
2013
Biljana Dragovic, The Battle of Kosovo 
2013
Jonathan Kaufer, Soup for One 
2013
Drita Pelingu, Ephemeral Town 
2013
Hilton A. Green, Psycho 
2014
Joe Cranston, Oak Tree/TV Repair/Drive-In 
2014
Carlos Lopez, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 
2014
Robert Mangum, Malcolm X: Make It Plain 
2014
Pedro Peña, Sweet 
2014
Benny Carle, The Assailants 
2014
Jacques Thollot, Pavillon noir 
2014
Michael Goldberg, Cool Runnings 
2014
Robert Flower, Episode dated 23 May 2011 
2015
Coleridge Goode, Walking on Air 
2015
François Dagognet, Episode dated 6 April 2010 
2015
Lubomír Lipský, Four Murders Are Enough, Darling 
2015
Jay Gerber, General Hospital 
2015
Krzysztof Szot, An exclusive 
2015
John Galvin, The American Revolution 
2015
Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa 
2016
Boxer Mike Towell dies aged 25 after fight 
2016
Soccerex founder Duncan Revie dies aged 62 
2016
Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of Franklin D. Roosevelt, dies aged 86 
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