Incorrect Morey Amsterdam DOD

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Your DOD for Morey Amsterdam is October 28,1996 while his grave marker indicates October 27, 1996.
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I wonder which is correct. Wikipedia also list his death date as 10/28 based on this New York Times article (note they say he died yesterday and the article is dated 10/29/96.)

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/10/29/arts/morey-amsterdam-comedian-and-joke-encyclopedia-dies.html

Fandango says 10/27/96

https://www.fandango.com/people/morey-amsterdam-15609/biography

I wonder if this is a time zone issue. If he died after 10 pm in LA on 10/27/96, the date would be 10/28/96 for eastern time zones.

The Independent (in the UK) also says 10/28.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-morey-amsterdam-1350735.html

The UPI also has it as 10/28

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1996/10/28/Morey-Amsterdam-dead-at-87/3779846478800/

I can't find a definitive answer.
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Morey Amsterdam

Date of Death: 28 October 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0025440/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0025440/reference
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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2161
Morey Amsterdam
Death:  Oct. 27, 1996
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Also wrong ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morey_Amsterdam
Morey Amsterdam

(born Moritz Amsterdam, December 14, 1908 – October 27, 1996)
Death
Amsterdam died of a heart attack at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California
on October 28, 1996, at the age of 87



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Jeff,

Some newspaper obits from October 29, 1996 (Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, for example) reported his death as Monday, October 28th instead of Sunday, October 27th. Considering the headstone you posted, it's certainly possible that those newspaper articles reported the wrong death date.

If you haven't done so, I would suggest submitting an update by correcting the date of death and indicate that the date comes from his headstone and see if the IMDb accepts the date, which may take 2-3 days (or more) to process.

I hope this helps. Please write back if you have any more questions.
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Hi Jeff -

Thanks for your report and including the image to the grave marker.  The Death date has now been adjusted to the 27th and the change should be live on the site shortly.  Cheers!