Deaths in October 2003

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The following is a list of notable deaths in October 2003.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

October 2003

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John Charles Brim was an American Chicago blues guitarist, songwriter and singer. He wrote and recorded the song "Ice Cream Man".

Lillian DeCambra was an infielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Listed at 5' 2", 102 lb., DeCambra batted and threw right handed. Her eldest sister, Alice DeCambra, also played in the league.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League league for womens baseball teams in the United States

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) was a professional women's baseball league founded by Philip K. Wrigley which existed from 1943 to 1954. The AAGPBL is the forerunner of women's professional league sports in the United States. Over 600 women played in the league, which consisted of eventually 10 teams located in the American Midwest. In 1948, league attendance peaked at over 900,000 spectators. The most successful team, the Rockford Peaches, won a league-best four championships. The 1992 motion picture A League of Their Own is a mostly fictionalized account of the early days of the league and its stars.

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John Thomas Dunlop American politician

John Thomas Dunlop was an American administrator and labor scholar.

Gerald Ford 38th president of the United States

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the United States Electoral College.

Denis Moore was an English cricketer. He played for Gloucestershire between 1930 and 1936.

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Lyall Scott Barry was a New Zealand swimmer who won two medals at the 1950 British Empire Games. He later became a school teacher and inspector, and wrote a history of the Waimumu area in Southland.

Tish Daija Albanian composer

Tish Daija was an Albanian composer. He composed the first Albanian ballet Halili dhe Hajria that premiered on 13 January 1963 and has since been shown more than 250 times at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania, a record for the Albanian Theatre. He has also composed Spring ("Pranvera"), an Albanian opera. Tish Daija is an alumnus of the Moscow Conservatory.

Albania country in Southeast Europe

Albania, officially the Republic of Albania, is a country in Southeast Europe on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea within the Mediterranean Sea. It shares land borders with Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, North Macedonia to the east, Greece to the south and a maritime border with Italy to the west.

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William D'Arcy "Bill" Cayton was a boxing promoter and manager. Clients included Mike Tyson, who sued him, yet retained him as manager when the two settled the lawsuit four years later, in 1988. Cayton also acted as a film historian and producer to preserve boxing's legacy. During his career, Cayton founded or co-founded several companies, including Cayton Sports, Inc., Reel Sports., Inc., Radio and Television Packagers, Inc. and Cayton, Inc.

Edwin Rosario Puerto Rican boxer

Edwin "Chapo" Rosario Rivera was a world champion professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 1997. He won the lightweight championship of the world three times, as the WBC lightweight champion (1983–84), and the WBA champion (1986–87) and (1989–90). Rosario won a 4th world championship after moving up to the junior welterweight division by claiming the WBA title, holding that crown from 1991 to 1992.

Mike Tyson American boxer

Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout or stoppage, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round, and added the WBA and IBF titles after defeating James Smith and Tony Tucker in 1987. This made Tyson the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles, and the only heavyweight to successively unify them.

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Neil Postman American writer and academic

Neil Postman was an American author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic, who is best known for his twenty books, including Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985), Conscientious Objections (1988), Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1992), The Disappearance of Childhood (1994) and The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995).

Denis Quilley British actor

Denis Clifford Quilley, OBE was an English actor. From a family with no theatrical connections, Quilley was determined from an early age to become an actor. He was taken on by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in his teens, and after a break for compulsory military service he began a West End career in 1950, succeeding Richard Burton in The Lady's Not For Burning. In the 1950s he appeared in revue, musicals, operetta and on television as well as in classic and modern drama in the theatre.

Daniel Joseph Snyder was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played as a centre in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers. Following a single-vehicle accident in which he was a passenger, Snyder was injured and fell into a coma as a result. He died six days later of septic shock.

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References

  1. "Lillian Kelley". All-American Girls Professional Baseball League . Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  2. Wolf, Gregory H. "Johnny Klippstein". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. Leigh, Spencer (November 1, 2003). "Anne Ziegler". The Independent, London. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. Costello, Rory. "Wil Culmer". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  5. Forr, James. "Al Corwin". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved February 22, 2019.