Famous Deaths for 27th October 2019

925 – Rhazes [Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakariyyāʾ al-Rāzī], Persian, dies at 60
1675 – Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)
1933 – Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
1940 – Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
1968 – Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium, dies at 89
1976 – Deryck Victor Cooke, composer, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
1980 – Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
1994 – Wally Halder, Canadian ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 1948, tournament top scorer), dies of cancer at 69
1996 – Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher, dies at 84
2010 – James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)

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