Famous Deaths for 9th October 2018

1806 – Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74
1868 – Howell Cobb, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Treasury), dies at 53
1906 – Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
1940 – Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, dies at 75
1983 – Sun Suk Joon, South Korean vice premier, murdered
1991 – Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51
2005 – Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
2007 – Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
2015 – Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
2016 – Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90

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