Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 15-Oct

Died on This Day (15-Oct)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Andrew Cowan Andrew Cowan Andrew Cowan was a Scottish rally driver, and the founder and senior director of Mitsubishi Ralliart until his retirement on 30 November 2005. Scottish rally driver 82 1
Quentin Groves Quentin Groves Quentin Dominic Groves was an American football linebacker. American football linebacker 32 4
Rudolf Friedrich Rudolf Friedrich Rudolf Friedrich was a Swiss politician, lawyer and member of the Swiss Federal Council . Swiss politician 90 7
Betty Driver Betty Driver Elizabeth Mary Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams in the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, a role she played for 42 years from 1969 to 2011, appearing in 2732 episodes. Coronation Street actor 91 9
Alastair M. Taylor Alastair M. Taylor Alastair MacDonald Taylor was a Canadian historian, filmmaker, United Nations official, professor of geography and political studies, and interdisciplinary thinker. Canadian scientist 90 15
Zhang Xueliang Zhang Xueliang Chang Hsüeh-liang , also romanized as Zhang Xueliang, nicknamed the "Young Marshal" , known in his later life as Peter H. Chinese General 100 19
Boris Piotrovsky Boris Piotrovsky Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky was a Soviet Russian academician, historian-orientalist and archaeologist who studied the ancient civilizations of Urartu, Scythia, and Nubia. Russian academic 82 30
John Henry Balch John Henry Balch John Henry Balch was a United States Naval Reserve officer. United States Navy Medal of Honor recipient 84 40
Leonarda Cianciulli Leonarda Cianciulli Leonarda Cianciulli was an Italian serial killer. Better known as the Soap-Maker of Correggio , she murdered three women in the town of Correggio, Reggio Emilia, in 1939 and 1940, and turned their bodies into soap and teacakes. Italian serial killer 76 50
Clara Kimball Young Clara Kimball Young Clara Kimball Young was an American film actress, who was highly regarded and publicly popular in the early silent film era. American film actress 70 60
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Paul Allen Paul Allen Paul Gardner Allen was an American business magnate, computer programmer, researcher, investor, and philanthropist. Microsoft co-founder 65 2
Kenneth D. Taylor Kenneth D. Taylor Kenneth Douglas Taylor, OC was a Canadian diplomat, educator and businessman, best known for his role in the 1979 covert operation called the "Canadian Caper" when he was the Canadian ambassador to Iran. Canadian diplomat 81 5
Norodom Sihanouk Norodom Sihanouk Norodom Sihanouk was a Cambodian statesman, Sangkum and FUNCINPEC politician, film director, and composer who led Cambodia in various capacities throughout his long career, most often as both King and Prime Minister of Cambodia. King of Cambodia 89 8
Johnny Sheffield Johnny Sheffield Johnny Sheffield was an American child actor who, between 1939 and 1947, portrayed Boy in the Tarzan film series and, between 1949 and 1955, played Bomba the Jungle Boy. American actor 79 10
Claude Volter Claude Volter , father of actor Philippe Volter, was a Belgian comedian and theatre director. Belgian actor, comedian and director 69 18
Vincent Canby Vincent Canby Vincent Canby was an American film and theatre critic who served as the chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s, then its chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death in 2000. Film Critic 76 20
Gus Rivers Gus Rivers Augustus George Rivers was a Canadian ice hockey forward. Canadian ice hockey player 75 35
Mickey Grasso Mickey Grasso Newton Michael Grasso was an American professional baseball catcher and veteran of World War II who, after over two years as a Prisoner of War of the Germans, played all or parts of seven seasons in Major League Baseball. American baseball player 55 45
Abraham Fraenkel Abraham Fraenkel Abraham Fraenkel פרנקל; February 17, 1891 – October 15, 1965) was a German-born Israeli mathematician. German-born Israeli mathematician 74 55
Eoin MacNeill Eoin MacNeill Eoin MacNeill was an Irish scholar, Irish language enthusiast, Gaelic revivalist, nationalist and politician who served as Minister for Education from 1922 to 1925, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1921 to 1922, Minister for Industries 1919 to 1921 and Minister for Finance January 1919 to April 1919. Irish politician and scholar 78 75