Famous Deaths in October 1955

  • Oct 1 Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)
  • Oct 2 O B Clarence, actor (Penn of Pensnsylvania), dies
  • Oct 4 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies
  • Oct 9 Alice Joyce, actress (Song O' My Heart), dies at 65
  • Oct 12 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, dies of a urinary tract infection at 87
  • Oct 13 Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (b. 1897)
  • Oct 15 Fumio Hayasaka, composer, dies at 41
  • Oct 18 Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72
  • Oct 19 John Hodiak, actress (Lifeboat, Battleground), dies at 41
  • Oct 20 Eino Roiha, Finnish composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 21 Roy Minnett, cricketer (Australian all-rounder prior to WW I), dies
  • Oct 24 Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, British Anthropologist (Structural Functionalism and studies of Andaman Islanders and Australian Aborigines), dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85
  • Oct 27 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer, dies at 66