Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 20-Oct
Died on This Day (20-Oct)
Thomas D'Alesandro III
Thomas Ludwig John D'Alesandro III was an American attorney and politician who served as the 43rd mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.
Mayor of Baltimore
Federico Luppi was an Argentine-Spanish film, TV, radio and theatre actor.
Michael Hugh Meacher was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for Oldham West and Royton, previously Oldham West, from 1970 until his death in 2015.
British academic and Labour Party politician
Sardar Joginder Singh Bhachu was a successful endurance rally driver in the 1960s and 1970s.
Kenyan rally driver
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi , commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist.
Shirley Valerie Horn was an American jazz singer and pianist.
American jazz musician
Jeannette "Jenny" Hermine Kastein was a Dutch breaststroke swimmer.
Joel Albert McCrea was an American actor whose career spanned a wide variety of genres over almost five decades, including comedy, drama, romance, thrillers, adventures, and Westerns - which he became best known for.
Colin Campbell Watson was an Australian rules footballer in the Victorian Football League.
Australian rules footballer and coach
Lewis W. Ross
Lewis Winans Ross was an Illinois attorney, merchant, and U.
Jon James , born Jonathon James McMurray, was a professional freeskier, musician, stunt artist and film maker.
Professional stunt artist
Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer, author, and teacher.
Christophe de Margerie
Christophe de Margerie was a French businessman. He served as the chairman and chief executive officer of French oil corporation Total S.
Paul Kurtz was a prominent American scientific skeptic and secular humanist.
American professor of philosophy
Robert Charles Joseph Edward Sabatini Guccione ; December 17, 1930 – October 20, 2010) was an American photographer and publisher.
Anthony Evan Hecht was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.
Riccardo Carapellese was an Italian football manager and player who played as a striker.
Robert C. Macon
Major General Robert Chauncey Macon was a senior United States Army officer who commanded the 7th Infantry Regiment and the 83rd Infantry Division during World War II in Western Europe and later served as military attaché in Moscow.
United States general
Alfred Partikel was a German painter.
Michael William Balfe
Michael William Balfe was an Irish composer, best remembered for his operas, especially The Bohemian Girl.