Famous Deaths in October 1956

  • Oct 1 Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36
  • Oct 2 George Bancroft, actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
  • Oct 6 Walter Herlihy, announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
  • Oct 7 Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
  • Oct 8 Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69
  • Oct 9 Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • Oct 16 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (b. 1873)
  • Oct 17 Anne Crawford, British film actor (b. 1920)
  • Oct 19 Isham Jones, American musician (b. 1894)
  • Oct 24 Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100
  • Oct 25 Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67
  • Oct 26 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60

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Oct 30 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja