Famous Deaths in October 1950

  • Oct 5 Frederic Lewy, German neurologist (b. 1885)

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Oct 7 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), dies at 73

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier

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Oct 9 George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender, dies in a car accident at 55

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Oct 13 Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)
  • Oct 19 Edna St Vincent Millay, American poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), dies at 58
  • Oct 20 Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies
  • Oct 23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • Oct 29 Gustav V, king of Sweden, dies at 92
  • Oct 31 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Jozef C Bittremieux, Flemish theologist, dies at 72