Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 16-Oct

Died on This Day (16-Oct)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Patrick Day Patrick Day was an American professional boxer. He died from brain trauma sustained in a knockout loss against Charles Conwell. American boxer 27 1
Sean Hughes Sean Hughes Sean Hughes was a British-born Irish comedian, writer and actor. Irish stand-up comedian 51 3
Laurel Martyn Laurel Martyn Laurel Martyn OBE was an Australian ballerina. In 1933, she left Australia for England and studied with Phyllis Bedells. Australian ballet dancer 97 7
Dan Wheldon Dan Wheldon Daniel Clive Wheldon was a British motor racing driver who won the 2005 IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship for Andretti Green Racing . British racing car driver 33 9
Eugene Gordon Lee Eugene Gordon Lee Eugene Gordon Lee was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang comedies as Porky from 1935 to 1939. American child actor 71 15
László Papp László Papp László Papp was a Hungarian professional boxer from Budapest. Boxer 77 17
Mel Carnahan Mel Carnahan Melvin Eugene Carnahan was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 51st Governor of Missouri from 1993 until his death in a plane crash in 2000. Governor of Missouri 66 20
Hugh Adcock Hugh Adcock Hugh "Hughie" Adcock was an English footballer. English footballer 72 45
Dixie Cornell Gebhardt Dixie Cornell Gebhardt Dixie Cornell Gebhardt was a state regent and secretary of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Iowa during World War I, and designed the flag for the state of Iowa. Leader of the Daughters of the American Revolution 88 65
Louis C. Latham Louis C. Latham Louis Charles Latham was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina. American politician 55 125
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Walter Dee Huddleston Walter Dee Huddleston Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston was an American politician. United States Senator 92 2
Anthony Foley Anthony Foley Anthony Gerard Foley was an Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster. Irish rugby union player and coach 42 4
Eddie Yost Eddie Yost Edward Frederick Joseph Yost was an American professional baseball player and coach. Baseball player-coach 86 8
Barbara Billingsley Barbara Billingsley Barbara Billingsley was an American actress. She began her career with uncredited roles in Three Guys Named Mike , The Bad and the Beautiful , and Invaders from Mars , and was featured in the 1957 film The Careless Years opposite Natalie Trundy. American model and film and television actress 94 10
Pierre Salinger Pierre Salinger Pierre Emil George Salinger was an American journalist, author and politician. White House Press Secretary 79 16
Etta Jones Etta Jones Etta Jones was an American jazz singer. Her best-known recordings are "Don't Go to Strangers" and "Save Your Love for Me". American jazz singer 72 19
Art Blakey Art Blakey Arthur Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Jazz drummer 71 30
John Angel John Angel John Angel was a British-born sculptor, architectural and ecclesiastical sculptor, medallist and lecturer. American artist 78 60
Alberto Nepomuceno Alberto Nepomuceno Alberto Nepomuceno was a Brazilian composer and conductor. Brazilian composer and conductor 56 100
Robert Ridgway Robert Ridgway Robert Ridgway was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and journalist from Virginia. American politician 47 150