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Notable Deaths on October 15th

1917Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

1976Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

2012Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

1946Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

October 15th Deaths
Date Event
412
Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria 
892
Al-Mutamid, kalief of Abbasiden, dies 
898
Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor 
912
Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Emir of Córdoba 
1002
Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946) 
1080
Rudolf of Rheinfeld, Duke of Swabia and German anti-King 
1268
Dirk II, mister of Valkenburg, dies 
1271
Hostiensis, [Henricus the Segusia], cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies 
1326
Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (b. 1261) 
1389
Urban VI, [Bartolomeo Prignano], Italian pope (1378-89), dies 
1512
Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72 
1524
Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45 
1539
Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies 
1595
Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48 
1605
Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, Mogol keizer of India (1556-1605), dies at 63 
1682
John Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 56 
1715
Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675) 
1730
Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658) 
1788
Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735) 
1810
Alfred Moore, American judge (b. 1755) 
1811
Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735) 
1817
Tadeusz AB Kosciusko, Polish lt-general/freedom fighter, dies 
1819
F Louise W, daughter of viceroy Willem V, dies at 48 
1819
Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744) 
1820
Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (b. 1771) 
1837
Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760) 
1883
Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74 
1891
Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837) 
1900
Zdenek Fibich, composer, dies at 49 
1900
Zdenek Fibich, Kolya 
1910
Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, heavy weight boxing champ, shot & killed 
1914
Aleksander Rozycki, composer, dies at 69 
1915
Milutin Uskokovic, Dosljaci 
1915
Paul Scheerbart, Power 
1917
Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris 
1917
Mata Hari,  
1918
Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838) 
1928
Leedham Bantock, Old Scrooge 
1928
Earl Mohan, Riders of the Kitchen Range 
1930
Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866) 
1932
Frank Lawlor, Shave It with Music 
1932
Frank Lalor, Red Hot Romance 
1934
Raymond Poincaré, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74 
1934
Raymond Poincaré, England's King at Liverpool 
1937
James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70 
1937
James A. Marcus, Regeneration 
1937
Thompson Buchanan, Easy to Love 
1937
Yordan Yovkov, Shibil 
1940
Lluís Companys, El ejército del pueblo nace 
1941
Francisco Moreno, The Devil Is a Woman 
1942
Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed 
1942
Marie Tempest, Yellow Sands 
1943
Patrick Sylvester McGeeney, Little Miss Bluebonnet 
1943
Sofiya Magarill, The New Babylon 
1944
Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau 
1945
Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed at 62 
1945
Pierre Laval, Pogrzeb Marszalka Józefa Pilsudskiego 12-V-18-V 1935 
1945
Karl Alwin, Letzte Liebe 
1945
Ludmila Babková, Svadlenka 
1946
Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53 
1946
Hermann Göring, Triumph of the Will 
1947
Clyde Benson, Sea Mates 
1948
Edythe Chapman, American actress (b. 1863) 
1948
Edythe Chapman, Beyond the Rocks 
1949
F. Ray Comstock, The Lottery Man 
1949
Elmer Clifton, Assassin of Youth 
1949
Martin J. Doner, The Captive God 
1950
John Jakob Raskob,  
1950
Christy Cabanne, The Mummy's Hand 
1953
L.E. Oates, Mystery of the Wax Museum 
1953
Henry Herzbrun, Sky Parade 
1953
John Smith, Forward March 
1954
Maurice Bedel, Along Came Youth 
1954
Dixon Boardman, Trooper 44 
1954
Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Strike 
1955
Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41 
1955
Robert Valberg, Oberst Redl 
1955
Fumio Hayasaka, Seven Samurai 
1956
Tefft Johnson, A Christmas Story 
1957
Jean-Charles Reynaud, Love Songs 
1957
Telemaco Ruggeri, La corsa all'amore 
1958
Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies 
1958
John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 72 
1958
John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61 
1958
Yoneko Sakai, Gendai no joo 
1958
John Hamilton, The Maltese Falcon 
1959
Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880) 
1959
Elliott White Springs, Body and Soul 
1960
Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70 
1960
Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70 
1960
Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84 
1960
A.R. Whatmore, Eliza Comes to Stay 
1960
Edmund L. Cashman, Texaco Star Theatre 
1960
Jerzy Horecki, Bialy niedzwiedz 
1960
Henny Porten, Anna Boleyn 
1960
Clara Kimball Young, Eyes of Youth 
1963
Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies 
1963
Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908) 
1964
Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73 
1964
Cole Porter, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 
1964
Carl M. Leviness, Terror 
1965
Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60 
1968
Bea Benaderet, NYC, actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), dies at 62 
1968
Franz Reizenstein, composer, dies at 57 
1969
Rod[erique] La Rocque, US western actor (Mystery Woman), dies 
1969
Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered 
1971
Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130 
1975
Jacques Charon, Tartuffe 
1976
Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74 
1977
Ralph Truman, actor (Henry V, Treasure Island), dies at 77 
1979
Bertil Eriksson, Sverige åt svenskarna 
1979
Noel Hood, The Curse of Frankenstein 
1979
Yelena Kuzmina, Girl No. 217 
1979
Arthur Hilton, The Killers 
1980
Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900) 
1980
Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896) 
1980
Joan Fleming, Prescription for Murder 
1980
Ladislas Farago, Patton 
1980
Kurt Blachy, Was eine Frau im Frühling träumt 
1980
Bobby Lester, Episode #1.40 
1980
Mary O'Hara, Flicka 
1980
Liesl Löwinger, Die späte Heirat 
1980
James R. Hoskins,  
1980
Irwin Berke, Frankenstein 1970 
1981
Frank DeKova, actor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies 
1981
Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48 
1981
Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907) 
1981
Håkan Westergren, Kadettkamrater 
1981
Frank DeKova, The Ten Commandments 
1981
Zoltán Huszárik, Sinbad 
1982
Elsie Randolph, actress (That'll Make You Whistle), dies 
1982
Belle Ellig, Runaway 
1982
Harald Böhmelt, Such a Boor 
1982
Elsie Randolph, Frenzy 
1983
Pat O'Brien, actor (Some like it hot), dies of heart attack at 83 
1983
Pat O'Brien, Some Like It Hot 
1984
Cameron Coffey, Afraid of His Wife 
1984
Frantisek Vicena, The Key 
1984
Gary Vinson, High School Caesar 
1984
Hilde Solheim, The Stranger 
1985
Meret Oppenheim, writer, dies at 72 
1985
Ted Steele, The Ted Steele Show 
1986
Al Stricklin, Wyoming Hurricane 
1986
Jacqueline Roque, Pablo Picasso Painter 
1986
Jerry Smith, Super Bowl VII 
1987
Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso, dies 
1987
William Skipper, Up in Central Park 
1987
Lennie Aleshire, Ozark Jubilee 
1987
Nik Novecento, Festa di laurea 
1987
Enzo Gatta, Giallo 
1987
Alfonso Rosas Priego, El hijo de Pedro Navaja 
1987
Lois Zellner, The Foolish Virgin 
1987
Pete Carpenter, Vanishing Point 
1988
Carl Low, Another World 
1988
Harold Carpenter, The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait 
1989
Scott O'Dell, Island of the Blue Dolphins 
1989
Danilo Kis, The Hourglass 
1989
James Lee Barrett, Smokey and the Bandit 
1989
Morris Hoffman, Blazing Saddles 
1989
Vera Pollo, Pavlinka 
1990
Delphine Seyrig, dies of lung disease at 58 
1990
Gwen Nelson, Doctor Zhivago 
1990
Ilinka Dusanovic, Izbiracica 
1990
Helen Bray, The Danger Girl 
1990
Delphine Seyrig, Last Year at Marienbad 
1990
Tibor Berczelly, Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad 
1991
Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies 
1991
Robert Pastene, The Edge of Night 
1991
Bob Pastine,  
1991
Hotze de Roos, De schippers van de Kameleon 
1991
Walter Strohm, Mrs. Miniver 
1991
Alec Morton, Bid Time Return 
1991
Norman Ginsbury, The First Gentleman 
1992
Dorothy Helen Baker, mother of Diane Baker, dies at 78 
1992
Gino Cavalieri, The Key 
1992
Hanno Thurau, Wir können auch anders... 
1992
Helmer Salmi, Pan tulee kaupunkiin 
1992
Charlie Williams, Walk the Line 
1992
James Peters, Rhapsody in Blue 
1993
Ken E Jones, musician (New Amsterdam Symph Orch), dies of AIDS at 34 
1993
Curt Lundvik, Skärgårdsflirt 
1993
Clarence Lung, Operation Petticoat 
1993
Dan Turèll, Mord i mørket 
1993
Nina Olivette, The Pretty Pretender 
1994
Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29 
1994
Karl Edward Wagner, writer, dies at 48 
1994
Sarah Kofman, philosopher, dies at 60 
1994
Wilhelmus HL "Willem" Tollenaar, actor/director (Elkerlyc), dies at 82 
1994
Jean Dasté, Zero for Conduct 
1994
Leigh Vance, The Frightened City 
1994
Åke Uppström, Rejoice While You're Young, Fellow Cadets 
1994
Claus Jespersen, Good and Evil 
1994
Boguslaw Stokowski, Sons and Comrades 
1994
Karl Edward Wagner, A River of Night's Dreaming 
1994
Michiel de Ruyter, Big Ben: Ben Webster in Europe 
1994
Billy Lechner, The Case of the Two Little Country Girls 
1994
Eck Bozeman, Jane Finds Elly a Man 
1995
Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant, dies at 82 
1995
Phil Sidey, broadcaster, dies at 69 
1995
Tita Cooley, Moebius Play 
1995
Michael Harvey, Duck, You Sucker 
1995
Michel Journiac, Action de corps exclu 
1996
Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer, dies at 69 
1996
Kemp Niver, The Groom Wore Spurs 
1996
Tom Ferrick, Game 3 
1996
Leonardo Simons, Pepper 
1997
John F. Dullam, Blonde Fever 
1997
Jack Dwyer, Crazylegs 
1997
Gordon Arnold, The Forces of Darkness 
1997
John Hudkins, Dick Tracy 
1998
Jack Boyd, Cinderella 
1998
Josef Patocka, The Shadow of the Ferns 
1998
Colette Darfeuil, Pour un soir..! 
1999
Iván Koós, Hajótörés 
1999
Glen Payne, When All God's Singers Get Home 
1999
Terry Gilkyson, The Jungle Book 
1999
Torsten Lilliecrona, Tjorven, Batsman, and Moses 
2000
Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912) 
2000
Rodolfo Sonego, Once Upon a Crime... 
2000
Ettore Paratore, Fellini Satyricon 
2000
Leo Marini, ¡Qué rico el mambo! 
2000
Leavitt Thurlow Jr., Rose Bowl 
2000
Tatyana Gavrilova, Men and Beasts 
2001
Zhang Xueliang, Chinese ruler of Manchuria (b. 1901) 
2001
Timothy Lasquade, Gia 
2001
Brian Weske, Fortune Lane 
2001
Janet Shaw, Shadow of a Doubt 
2001
Ralph Levy, Do Not Disturb 
2001
Jean Danet, Diary of a Country Priest 
2001
Ján Klimo, Priatelstvá padajúceho lístia 
2001
Robert R. Rutledge, Star Wars 
2002
Claude Volter, Plus jamais seuls 
2002
Jack Lee, A Town Like Alice 
2002
Derek Bell, Barry Lyndon 
2002
Walden Boyle, Road to the Big House 
2002
Grace Hamblin, Never Despair 
2003
Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919) 
2003
Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918) 
2003
Lanny Grey, Moonlight and Cactus 
2004
Gordon Yoder, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A. 
2004
Per Højholt, Stockcar 
2004
Jarl Victor, Away All Boats 
2005
Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977) 
2005
Matti Wuori, Finnish politician (b. 1945) 
2005
Heidi Epper, Evasive Action 
2005
Ashley Barnett, Breastfeeding 
2005
Mildred Shay, Little Shop of Horrors 
2005
Larry Harpel, Birth, Death, Love and Rice 
2005
Joe Ward, Junior 
2005
Matti Wuori, The Man Without a Past 
2005
Rik Van Nutter, Thunderball 
2006
Michelle Urry, Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time 
2006
Derek Bond, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby 
2006
Joseph A. August Jr., Westworld 
2006
Vladislav Kacanski, Good Morning Malignant Cell 
2006
Jay Larsen, Murder Rap 
2007
Michal Slivka, Revue za sest korun 
2007
Shinji Yamada, Natsume Sôseki no Sanshirô 
2007
Szu-Ying Chien, In the Mood for Love 
2007
Margrit Hadorn, Eiger 
2007
Gerardo Alfaro, Con todo 
2007
Vito Taccone, Taccone, fuga in salita 
2007
Ernest Withers, The Murder of Emmett Till 
2007
Robert J. Mauch, The Prince and the Pauper 
2007
Larry Ward, Star Wars 
2008
Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet (b. 1914) 
2008
Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927) 
2008
Jack Narz, American game show host (b. 1922) 
2008
Chris Mims, Super Bowl XXIX 
2008
Nathan Davis, Risky Business 
2008
Salvatore Siciliano, War of the Planets 
2008
Joyce Windsor, Porn Yesterday 
2008
Georgi Georgiev, The Peach Thief 
2008
Tom Tresh, New York Yankees (The Movie) 
2008
Edie Adams, The Apartment 
2008
Suzzanna, The Queen of Black Magic 
2008
Jack Narz, College of Musical Knowledge 
2008
Anatol Potemkowski, Wszystkie pieniadze swiata 
2008
Mona Bruce, To Sir, with Love 
2009
Sacha Bulthuis, Stricken 
2009
Emil Rached, Os Trapalhões na Guerra dos Planetas 
2009
Torahiko Hamada, Vengeance is Mine 
2009
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Aliens from Spaceship Earth 
2010
Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912) 
2010
Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926) 
2010
Johnny Sheffield, American actor (b. 1931) 
2010
Joe Hamer, *batteries not included 
2010
Peter Jamison, Point Break 
2010
Harold King, Red Alert 
2010
Robert Glatzer, Inquisition 
2010
Paul Kenworthy, The Living Desert 
2010
Johnny Sheffield, Tarzan's New York Adventure 
2010
Joan Veron, R.I.O.T.: The Movie 
2010
Dorothy Ford, Jack and the Beanstalk 
2010
Susana Fontana, La gran ocasión 
2011
Betty Driver, British Actress (b. 1920) 
2011
James C. Houston, The Dungeon of Harrow 
2011
Jamie Hubley, Cyberintimidation: on a détruit ma vie! 
2011
Betty Driver, Episode #1.6526 
2011
Michael Cornelison, The Woman in the Room 
2011
Sue Mengers, The Kid Stays in the Picture 
2012
Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89 
2012
Norodom Sihanouk, Twilight 
2012
Erol Günaydin, Pardon 
2012
Claude Cheysson, Lest We Forget 
2012
Alfonso Pícaro, Asleep in the Sun 
2013
Donald Bailey, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me 
2013
Glafkos Klerides, Attila 74: The Rape of Cyprus 
2013
Gloria Lynne, Se7en 
2013
Tommy Andersson, Jalla! Jalla! 
2013
Frank Stone, Digging the Great Escape 
2013
Roger La Joie, The Eight Year Itch Witch 
2013
Gianni Volpi, Un amore 
2014
Sergei Smeyan, Sobake sobachya smert 
2014
Giovanni Reale, Se hai una montagna di neve, tienila all'ombra 
2014
Marie Dubois, Shoot the Piano Player 
2014
Doris Hering, Mary Anthony: A Life in Modern Dance 
2014
James LaRossa, The Gambinos: The First Family of Crime 
2014
Mariella Gramaglia, Paté de bourgeois 
2014
Hélène Marteau, Des gens qui passent 
2015
Tyrone Young, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints 
2015
Michael Stevens, The Thin Red Line 
2015
Robert Neugeboren, Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness and Survival 
2015
Rudolf Debiel, Mord in Frankfurt 
2015
Steve Gebhardt, Ten for Two: The John Sinclair Freedom Rally 
2015
Ken Taylor, Our Man in Tehran/Iran's Charm Offensive 
2015
Macel Falwell, Year of Jubilee: Part 3 
2016
Coronation Street star Jean Alexander, who played Hilda Ogden, dies aged 90 
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