Famous Deaths in October 1944

  • Oct 2 Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries
  • Oct 4 Al Smith, American politician (b. 1873)
  • Oct 5 Joseph B "Aristide" Maillol, French sculptor/graphic artist, dies
  • Oct 8 Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

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Oct 14 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Oct 15 Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Oct 16 Eric Westberg, composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 16 John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at 45
  • Oct 20 Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Alois Kayser, German missionary to Nauru (b. 1877)
  • Oct 23 Hana Brady, Holocaust victim
  • Oct 23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • Oct 24 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
  • Oct 24 Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)
  • Oct 25 Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
  • Oct 26 Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  • Oct 26 William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
  • Oct 27 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 30 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer, dies at 66