People died on 20 October

(16 found)

Jon McMurray
skiing, rapper, stunts, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan James McMurray
Also Known As:
Jon James
Jon James McMurray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro skier. film maker, rapper. Died in a stunt for a music video while wing-walking an airplane. Walked too for out on the wing, causing the plane to spin out of conntrol, then fell, too low to open his parachute. Pilot recovered control and landed safely.

L.M. Kit Carson
actor, producer, director, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Minor Carson
Also Known As:
L. M. Kit Carson
Nickname(s):
Kit
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Karen Black by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Oscar de la Renta
style

Real/Birth Name:
Óscar Arístides de la Renta Fiallo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known in the 1960s for designing dresses for Jackie Kennedy. Became a US citizen in 1971.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Don James
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Earl James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at teams Kent State University, University of Washington.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gene Hickerson
football

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Gene Hickerson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle in college. Teams University of Mississippi, Cleveland Browns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Max McGee
football, business, radio, activist, accident

Real/Birth Name:
William Max McGee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Caught the first touchdown pass in the first Super Bowl. Football team Green Bay Packers as a wide receiver. Founded the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes. Helped found Chi-Chi's Restaurant chain. Fell while clearing leaves from the roof of his home and died.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jane Wyatt
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Waddington Wyatt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Lost Horizon, Great Expectations. TV series Father Knows Best.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6350 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Jack Elam
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Scott Elam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted for his unmoving left eye. Often played a sidekick. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, Rio Lobo, Cannonball Run II, The Cannonball Run, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Once Upon a Time in the West.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Burt Lancaster
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Steven Lancaster
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 13 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Trapeze, From Here to Eternity, Judgment at Nuremberg, Atlantic City, Airport, Elmer Gantry, Sweet Smell of Success, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Field of Dreams.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry15 August 1958

Joel McCrea
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Joel Albert McCrea
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 16 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Dee, until he died.
Older than Frances Dee by 4 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ride the High Country, Foreign Correspondent.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Anthony Quayle
actor, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Quayle
Nickname(s):
Tony
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1985. Movies The Guns of Navarone, The Eagle Has Landed, Lawrence of Arabia, Anne of the Thousand Days.

Merle Travis
musician, composer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Robert Travis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote song Sixteen Tons.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Gaines
musician, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Steven Earl Gaines
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Cassie Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist for band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Cassie Gaines
singer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Cassie LaRue Gaines
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Steve Gaines by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Backup vocals in group Honkettes, for band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi when plane ran out of fuel.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Ronnie Van Zant
singer, composer, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wayne Van Zant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Died in a plane crash near Gillsburg, Mississippi in a forest.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Herbert Hoover
president

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Clark Hoover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. President of the US 1929-1933. First president born west of the Mississippi.
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