Famous Deaths in October 1941

  • Oct 3 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
  • Oct 5 Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84
  • Oct 9 Helen Morgan, American singer/actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • Oct 13 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies
  • Oct 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
  • Oct 18 Dirk Fock, governor-general van/of Neth-Indies 1921-6, dies at 83
  • Oct 18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (b. 1860)
  • Oct 20 Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
  • Oct 26 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)
  • Oct 27 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • Oct 29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • Oct 31 Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63