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Notable Deaths on October 4th

1970Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

1904Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

October 4th Deaths
Date Event
1052
Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020) 
1072
Sancho II, king of Castile/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35 
1221
William III Talvas, Count of Ponthieu (b. 1179) 
1250
Herman VI, Margrave of Baden 
1305
Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249) 
1540
Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies 
1564
Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies 
1571
Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60 
1582
Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies 
1590
Cujacius, [Jacques Cujas], French lawyer, dies at about 68 
1597
Sarsa Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1550) 
1661
Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (b. 1625) 
1669
Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter, dies at 63 
1669
Rembrandt van Rijn, Sister Wendy at the Norton Simon Museum 
1680
Pierre-Paul Riquet, French engineer 
1713
Valentin Molitor, composer, dies at 76 
1721
Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36 
1743
John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal, dies at 64 
1749
Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (b. 1711) 
1754
Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief 
1755
Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies 
1785
David Brearly, American statesman (b. 1703) 
1821
John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761) 
1830
Hans DL earl Yorck von Wartenburg, gov-gen of E-Prussia, dies at 71 
1838
Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79 
1848
Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82 
1851
Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (b. 1767) 
1859
Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57 
1862
William Duncan Smith, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 36 
1863
Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam, dies at 69 
1864
Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802) 
1864
Imre Madách, Angyali üdvözlet 
1867
Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819) 
1880
William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies 
1880
Jacques Offenbach, Full Metal Jacket 
1890
Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829) 
1892
Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39 
1893
Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88 
1903
Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (b. 1880) 
1904
Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70 
1904
Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), dies 
1904
Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847) 
1904
Lawrence Hope, The Indian Love Lyrics 
1907
Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57 
1910
Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850) 
1912
Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed 
1915
Karl Staaff, Johansson and Vestman 
1918
Eric Hudson, Romeo and Juliet 
1920
Aurélia Delorme, Os Dois Proscritos ou a Restauração de Portugal em 1640 
1926
Ingeborg Rasmussen, Guldgossen 
1929
John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37 
1929
Frank Bond, The Sultan's Wife 
1933
Artur Landsberger, Im Strudel der Großstadt 
1933
Bob Fleming, Trumpin' Trouble 
1934
Andrew J. Callaghan, The Devil 
1935
Jean Béraud, French painter (b. 1849) 
1935
Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (b. 1874) 
1935
James Griswold, The Virginian 
1935
Marie Gutheil-Schoder, Das verbotene Land 
1936
Boothe Howard, Undersea Kingdom 
1940
André Deed, An Extraordinary Dislocation 
1940
Olive Young, Daxia Gan Fengchi 
1940
Arthur Swanstrom, Blue Jasmine 
1941
Jack Cunningham, It's a Gift 
1942
William Humphrey, Husks 
1943
Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies 
1943
Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (b. 1906) 
1943
Ole Olsen, Christian IXS bisættelse 
1944
Al Smith, American politician (b. 1873) 
1944
Alfred E. Smith, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report 
1944
Walter Wassermann, Robert Koch, der Bekämpfer des Todes 
1944
Harry Beresford, David Copperfield 
1945
William Kent, King of Jazz 
1946
Barney Oldfield, Blonde Comet 
1947
Max Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies aged 89 
1947
George F. Kelley, Half-Wits Holiday 
1948
Axel Breidahl, Födelsedagspresenten 
1948
Gladys Gale, Soup and Fish 
1948
David Blok, Mother 
1948
Jan Savitt, The Bridges of Madison County 
1949
Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75 
1949
Bill Fisher, King Kong 
1949
Edmund Eysler, Schützenliesel 
1949
Chris Smith, The Defiant Ones 
1951
Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894) 
1951
Maria Ray, Nocturne 
1953
César Vanoni, Así es la vida 
1954
T.C. Jack, Tiger Bait 
1954
Else Colber, Op med lille Martha 
1955
Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies 
1955
Theo Shall, Anna Christie 
1956
Dora Baker, Rough Going 
1956
Franz Vogel, Ein Mann auf Abwegen 
1958
Jack King, Donald's Crime 
1959
Milt Banta, Sleeping Beauty 
1961
Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies 
1961
Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880) 
1962
E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies 
1962
John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79 
1964
Ahmet Tarik Tekçe, Güzeller resmigeçidi 
1965
Buddy Fields, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 
1966
Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66 
1966
Mike Tresh, The Kid from Cleveland 
1969
Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies 
1969
Natalino Otto, Italian singer (b. 1912) 
1970
George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71 
1970
Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27 
1971
Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76 
1972
Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61 
1972
Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68 
1974
Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45 
1975
Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72 
1976
Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74 
1977
Jadwiga Andrzejewska, The Promised Land 
1979
Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56 
1979
Valentina Telegina, Ballad of a Soldier 
1981
Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905) 
1981
Mário Reis, Madame Satã 
1981
Per Olof Ekström, One Summer of Happiness 
1981
Dorothy Dare, Gold Diggers of 1935 
1982
Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies 
1982
Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50 
1982
Boris Bruncko, Rdece klasje 
1982
Václav Kaplický, Witchhammer 
1982
Glenn Gould, Unbreakable 
1982
Criswell, Criswell Predicts 
1982
Hermann Brix, Glück aus Ohio 
1982
Tim Whaler, Tub Cleaners 
1982
Macdonald Hastings, How They Dug the Victoria Line 
1982
Ahmad Hassan al-Bakr,  
1983
Kurt Willbing, Ungdom i bojor 
1984
Albert J. Cohen, The Fighting Seabees 
1984
Maria Majdrowicz, Orle 
1985
Gina Relly, The Face at Your Window 
1985
Gleb Strizhenov, The Red and the White 
1985
Fanny Winkler, Malpertuis 
1986
Milan Jaris, Prezil jsem svou smrt 
1986
André Lang, Les Misérables 
1986
E.M. Bergerová, Big beat ve fraku 
1986
Antonina Maksimova, Ballad of a Soldier 
1986
Józef Oslawski, Pójdziesz ponad sadem 
1987
Teepee Mitchell, Trocadero 
1987
Lester Prendergast, Dr. No 
1987
Knud Kristensen, Gertrud 
1988
Geoffrey Household, Man Hunt 
1988
Gary Rigdon, Trust Me 
1988
Margaret Lacey, Diamonds Are Forever 
1988
Zlatko Grgic, The Musical Pig 
1988
Zenas Sears, The Legend of Blood Mountain 
1988
Geoffrey Fischer, Tomorrows 
1988
Nelly Fernández Tiscornia, Made in Argentina 
1988
William Tunberg, Old Yeller 
1988
Stig Egede-Nissen, Aldri annet enn bråk 
1988
Franz Hug, Swiss Miss 
1989
Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48 
1989
Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies 
1989
Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970) 
1989
Secretariat, The Triple Crown of Racing 
1989
Cherokee Landrum, The Iron Maiden 
1989
Betsy King Ross, The Phantom Empire 
1989
Graham Chapman, Monty Python and the Holy Grail 
1989
Paula Braend, Die Bürgermeister 
1990
Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67 
1990
Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58 
1990
Roy Charman, Raiders of the Lost Ark 
1990
Jill Bennett, For Your Eyes Only 
1990
Avis Bunnage, Gandhi 
1990
Luciano Catenacci, Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes 
1990
Ray Stephens, Episode #1.1 
1990
Sergei Golovanov, Ori okeanis saidumloeba 
1991
Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83 
1991
Walter Görlitz, Was der Wehrmachtsbericht verschwieg 
1991
Walter McLeod, Double Indemnity 
1992
Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands 
1992
Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer 
1992
Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands 
1992
Robert Paltz, Pilot 
1992
Peter Klein, Der Rosenkavalier 
1992
Dennis Hulme, Grand Prix 
1992
Dutch Miller, Once Upon a Time in America 
1992
Louis Amade, Avenue Montaigne 
1992
Sergei Markushev, Sibir 
1992
Dimiter Hadjiev, The Daisy 
1993
Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80 
1993
Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951) 
1993
Josh Ashton, New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears 
1993
Pete Logan, Hang Your Hat on the Wind 
1993
Fran Carlon, As the World Turns 
1994
Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90 
1994
Heinz Rohmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92 
1994
Danny Gatton, US guitarist, commits suicide at 48 
1994
Miguel Macía, Time to Die 
1994
Nannette Rickert, Broadcast News 
1994
Bill Challis, America's Music - Chicago and All That Jazz 
1994
Lou Marcelle, Stars on Horseback 
1995
Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81 
1995
Claude Rae, The Dead Zone 
1995
Arturo García Buhr, Los isleros 
1995
Oskar Liigand, Elutuba 
1995
John L. Greene, My Favorite Martian 
1995
Masood Rana, Sholay 
1995
Mona Åstrand, Episode #1.4 
1995
Dalia Íñiguez, Feliz año, amor mío 
1996
Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43 
1996
Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83 
1996
Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87 
1996
Larry Gene Bell,  
1996
Eric Gold, Dreamscape 
1996
Josip Remenar, Occupation in 26 Pictures 
1996
Stephen J. Friedman, The Last Picture Show 
1996
Masaki Kobayashi, Harakiri 
1997
Virginia Ridley, Death in a Small Town 
1997
Otto Ernst Remer, The World at War 
1997
Sheila McGibbon, The Last of a Dyin' Race 
1997
Gunpei Yokoi, Super Metroid 
1998
Charles Guasti, Paperback Hero 
1998
Tadeusz Wittlin, Strachy 
1998
Vida Juvan, Dancing in the Rain 
1998
Phil Warren, Superman and the Mole-Men 
1998
Folke Helleberg, Pensionat Paradiset 
1999
Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969) 
1999
Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928) 
1999
Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928) 
1999
Art Farmer, A Great Day in Harlem 
1999
Stanislaw Marian Kaminski, Karabiny 
1999
Nella Colombo, Storia di una minorenne 
1999
Janusz Walesiak, Niespokojna Granica. Rok 1939 
1999
Janusz Calka, Nie ma mocnych 
1999
Bernard Buffet, Bernard Buffet 
2000
Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932) 
2000
Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914) 
2000
Yûgo Serikawa, TranZor Z 
2000
Newton Prado, A Carne 
2000
Neely Plumb, The Sound of Music 
2000
George Dobbs, I'm Much Obliged 
2000
Ann Sturgis, The Great Sinner 
2000
Tofiq Quliyev, Qaynana 
2000
Ludvík Ráza, Tajemství Ocelového mesta 
2001
Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976) 
2001
Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi 
2001
Antonín Mása, Looking Back 
2001
Johnny Collins, Nat King Cole: Loved in Return 
2001
Gerd Larsen, Romeo and Juliet 
2001
Jiri Nemec, A Report on the Party and the Guests 
2001
F.L. Schmidlapp, Those Lips, Those Eyes 
2001
Shirley Buchanan, The Case of the One-Eyed Witness 
2001
Irmgard Aluli, The Big Aloha 
2001
George Claydon, Magical Mystery Tour 
2001
John Posey, King's Pawn 
2002
Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917) 
2002
André Delvaux, Belgian film director and screenwriter (b. 1926) 
2002
Hans Holmér, Själen är större än världen 
2002
André Delvaux, L'oeuvre au noir 
2002
Don Peters, The Naked Prey 
2002
Buddy Lester, Ocean's 11 
2002
Per Bronken, Offshore 
2002
Guy Vidal, Les noces de carton 
2002
Lucille La Marr, Royal Wedding 
2003
Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912) 
2003
Jens Asby, Wienerbarnet 
2003
Fred Tuttle, Man with a Plan 
2003
Aysel Tanju, Dokunma bozulurum 
2003
James Forlong, Lionheart 
2003
William Cayton, A Journey to the Beginning of Time 
2004
Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927) 
2004
Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959) 
2004
Scott Morgan, Along Came Polly 
2004
Rio Diaz, Sisingilin ko ng dugo 
2004
Lisa Pappmeier, Unveiled 
2004
Gordon Cooper, The Real Men with 'The Right Stuff' 
2004
Virginia Curtis, Caesar's Hour 
2005
Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (b. 1924) 
2005
Harold Leventhal, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 
2005
Claudia Christina, Episode #1.364 
2005
Shirley Hillard, Season of Change 
2005
Stan Hathaway, Episode #21.25 
2005
Mike Gibbins, The Concert for Bangladesh 
2005
Kreemah Ritz, Elevator Girls in Bondage 
2005
Richard Zobel, Once Upon a Time in America 
2005
Don Arioli, La maison de Jean-Jacques 
2006
Tom Bell, English actor on stage, television and film (b. 1933) 
2006
Mary Ellen White,  
2006
Gene Janson, While You Were Sleeping 
2006
R.W. Apple Jr., Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution 
2006
Gwen Meredith, Autumn Affair 
2006
Noboru Tanaka, Edogawa Ranpo ryôki-kan: Yaneura no sanposha 
2006
Hajibaba Baghirov, Onun balali sevgisi 
2006
Riccardo Pazzaglia, Così parlò Bellavista 
2006
Tom Bell, The Krays 
2007
Aleksandr Mombeli, König des Roulettes 
2007
Giuseppe Valdengo, Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida 
2007
Neil Lawrence, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 
2007
Helmut Wildt, The Lightship 
2007
Earl Bennett, Charlotte's Web 
2008
Frederic Kimball, Looking for Richard 
2008
Robert DiRico, Bad Obsession 
2008
Levi Kereama, Grand Final 
2008
Craig Fertig, Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football 
2008
Betty Moos, Airplane! 
2009
Mercedes Sosa, Argentinian singer (b. 1935) 
2009
Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918) 
2009
Rico Bulthuis, De vergeten medeminnaar 
2009
Grace Keagy, Mrs. Santa Claus 
2009
Guenther Rall, Germany's Last Ace - Part 1 
2009
Marjorie Plecher, Gaily, Gaily 
2009
Mercedes Sosa, Che: Part Two 
2009
Veikko Huovinen, Sheep Eaters 
2009
Krystyna Miecikówna, Panny i wdowy 
2009
George O'Dwyer, Sin City 
2010
Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915) 
2010
Dan Gordon-Levitt, Moon Shot 
2010
Claude Hitchcock, The Dirty Dozen 
2010
Norman Wisdom, Trouble in Store 
2011
Teija Sopanen, Teija Sopanen 
2011
Doris Belack, One Life to Live 
2011
Daisy Debolt, Waterloo Farmers 
2011
Muzaffer Tema, The Cry 
2011
Ricki Tanzi, Janie 
2011
Joe Aceti, Sarah Hughes: A Life in Balance 
2011
Shmuel Shiloh, Footnote 
2012
David Atkinson, The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 
2012
Wolfgang Frank, Ahornallee 
2012
Daphne Slater, Kathy's Love Affair 
2013
Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnamese general and politician, dies at 102 
2013
Nguyen Giap Vo, Vietnam: Coming to Terms 
2013
Timo Kallinen, Kyklooppi 
2013
Sue Montney, Rodents 
2013
Dan Steele, The Hustlers 
2013
Milada Rajsic, Veliki i mali 
2013
Herman Wallace, Herman's House 
2013
Akira Miyoshi, Anne of Green Gables 
2013
Bojan Westin, Novembersnö 
2013
Ulric Cross, Hello! West Indies 
2014
Jean-Michel Petot, Farvel Thomas 
2014
Mileta Leskovac, Mera za meru 
2014
Joan Molina, Tramway to Malvarrosa 
2014
Rodrigo Menezes, Episode #1.282 
2014
Paul Revere, Operation Thanksgiving 
2014
Hugo Carvana, Tenda dos Milagres 
2014
Jean-Claude Duvalier, Aristide and the Endless Revolution 
2014
Nina Jiránková, Advent 
2015
David Bolt, Videodrome 
2015
Yves Barsacq, Love and Death 
2015
Vladimir Shevchenko, The Mystery of the Third Planet 
2015
Eduardo Pavlovsky, Clouds 
2016
Andrew Vicari the 'painter of kings' dies, aged 84 
2016
Renowned bird scientist and conservationist Brian Bell dies, aged 86 
2017
Second victim dies from Barton County crash 
2017
Goodfellas actor Chuck Low dies aged 89 
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