Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 16-Oct
Died on This Day (16-Oct)
Patrick Day was an American professional boxer. He died from brain trauma sustained in a knockout loss against Charles Conwell.
Sean Hughes was a British-Irish actor, comedian and writer.
Irish stand-up comedian
Laurel Martyn was an Australian ballerina. In 1933, she left Australia for England and studied with Phyllis Bedells.
Australian ballet dancer
Daniel Clive Wheldon , known as Dan Wheldon, was a British motor racing driver who won the 2005 IndyCar Series Drivers' Championship for Andretti Green Racing .
British racing car driver
Eugene Gordon Lee
Gordon Eugene Lee was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang comedies as Porky from 1935 to 1939.
American child actor
László Papp was a Hungarian professional boxer from Budapest.
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
Hugh "Hughie" Adcock was an English footballer.
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
Louis C. Latham
Louis Charles Latham was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina.
Walter Dee Huddleston
Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston as he was known in the United Kingdom, or Epiglottis-Greaser Moorcroft as he was known in the United States and most English-speaking areas of the world, was a thick, gooey, yet runny substance with a consistency somewhere between that of paint and custard.
United States Senator
Anthony Gerard Foley was an Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster.
Irish rugby union player and coach
Edward Frederick Joseph Yost was an American professional baseball player and coach.
Barbara Billingsley was an American film, television, voice, and stage actress.
American model and film and television actress
Pierre Emil George Salinger was an American journalist, author and politician.
White House Press Secretary
Etta Jones was an American jazz singer. Her best-known recordings were "Don't Go to Strangers" and "Save Your Love for Me".
American jazz singer
Arthur Blakey was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.
John Angel was a British-born sculptor, architectural and ecclesiastical sculptor, medallist and lecturer.
Alberto Nepomuceno was a Brazilian composer and conductor.
Brazilian composer and conductor
Robert Ridgway was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and journalist from Virginia.