Famous Deaths in October 1940

  • Oct 5 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer: Cuauhnahuac/Planos, dies at 40
  • Oct 5 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (b. 1859)
  • Oct 5 Ballington Booth, English Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • Oct 6 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer, dies at 55
  • Oct 8 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • Oct 10 Berton Churchill, Canadian actor (b. 1876)
  • Oct 11 LluĂ­s Companys, President of Generalitat of Catalonia (shot) (b. 1882)
  • Oct 11 Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • Oct 12 Tom Mix, American actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
  • Oct 18 Suze Groeneweg, 1st woman in Dutch 2nd Chamber (1918-37), dies at 65
  • Oct 20 Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)
  • Oct 21 William G. Conley, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 24 Pierre Weiss, French physicist (theory of ferromagnetism) dies at 75
  • Oct 27 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 28 Andrea d' Angeli, composer, dies at 71