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Who died on 21 October?

Celebrities who died on 21 October

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Oldest

107 years, 11 months, 23 days

Youngest

19 years, 1 month, 21 days

Born first

14 March 1882

Died first

21 October 1925

Born last

5 September 2002

Died last

21 October 2022

American politician, Congressman, senator, Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern

George McGovern

American politician, Congressman, senator, Democratic presidential candidate

2012
American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith

American singer-songwriter

2003
American writer Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac

American writer

1969
Indian film director, script writer and film producer Yash Chopra

Yash Chopra

Indian film director, script writer and film producer

2012
American-born Canadian actress Martha Henry

Martha Henry

American-born Canadian actress

2021
American dancer, choreographer, and actress  Marge Champion

Marge Champion

American dancer, choreographer, and actress

2020
film director François Truffaut

François Truffaut

film director

1984
Argentine model and beauty queen  Silvana Suárez

Silvana Suárez

Argentine model and beauty queen

2022
executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991 Ben Bradlee

Ben Bradlee

executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991

2014
Dutch conductor and violinist  Bernard Haitink

Bernard Haitink

Dutch conductor and violinist

2021
American judge Jim Garrison

Jim Garrison

American judge

1992
German politician Willi Münzenberg

Willi Münzenberg

German politician

1940
Actress, singer Marie McDonald

Marie McDonald

Actress, singer

1965
American football player Bob Mann

Bob Mann

American football player

2006
American hurdler, shot putter and discus thrower John Garrels

John Garrels

American hurdler, shot putter and discus thrower

1956
Finnish poet, author and translator Aila Meriluoto

Aila Meriluoto

Finnish poet, author and translator

2019
Romanian footballer Ilie Balaci

Ilie Balaci

Romanian footballer

2018
Norwegian resistance member Joachim Rønneberg

Joachim Rønneberg

Norwegian resistance member

2018
American politician, killer of Moscone and Milk Dan White

Dan White

American politician, killer of Moscone and Milk

1985
Swedish rapper  Einár

Einár

Swedish rapper

2021
Italian photographer  Frank Horvat

Frank Horvat

Italian photographer

2020
Ukrainian education philosopher and university rector Viktor Ognevyuk

Viktor Ognevyuk

Ukrainian education philosopher and university rector

2022
American actor Marty Ingels

Marty Ingels

American actor

2015
South African rugby union player Tom van Vollenhoven

Tom van Vollenhoven

South African rugby union player

2017
German businessman Rainer Schaller

Rainer Schaller

German businessman

2022
BritishAmerican filmmaker George Butler

George Butler

BritishAmerican filmmaker

2021
American football executive and former player and coach  Willie Brown

Willie Brown

American football executive and former player and coach

2019
American musician  Viola Smith

Viola Smith

American musician

2020
mathematician Wacław Sierpiński

Wacław Sierpiński

mathematician

1969
American writer Peter Schjeldahl

Peter Schjeldahl

American writer

2022
life peer, activist  May Blood, Baroness Blood

May Blood, Baroness Blood

life peer, activist

2022
American rugby union player Kathy Flores

Kathy Flores

American rugby union player

2021
American silent film actor Raymond Hatton

Raymond Hatton

American silent film actor

1971
British geneticist Denise P. Barlow

Denise P. Barlow

British geneticist

2017
American epidemiologist J. Michael Lane

J. Michael Lane

American epidemiologist

2020
British aviation pioneer Alan Cobham

Alan Cobham

British aviation pioneer

1973
Brazilian politician  Arolde de Oliveira

Arolde de Oliveira

Brazilian politician

2020
Israeli film director Asher Tlalim

Asher Tlalim

Israeli film director

2022
Venezuelan actor and writer José Ignacio Cabrujas

José Ignacio Cabrujas

Venezuelan actor and writer

1995
German Industrial designer Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer

German Industrial designer

2019
Cuban baseball player Reggie Otero

Reggie Otero

Cuban baseball player

1988
American businessperson Peter F. Secchia

Peter F. Secchia

American businessperson

2020
American actor  Josip Elic

Josip Elic

American actor

2019
Swiss actor Rudolf Bernhard

Rudolf Bernhard

Swiss actor

1962
Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s Elissa Landi

Elissa Landi

Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s

1948
American baseball player and coach Vada Pinson

Vada Pinson

American baseball player and coach

1995
American baseball player Marv Goodwin

Marv Goodwin

American baseball player

1925
Mexican film director  Paul Leduc

Paul Leduc

Mexican film director

2020