Famous Deaths in October 1958

  • Oct 1 Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • Oct 2 Marie Stopes, birth control pioneer, dies
  • Oct 8 Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)
  • Oct 9 Pius XII, [Eugenio Pacelli], Pope (1939-58), dies at 82
  • Oct 11 Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician, dies at 67
  • Oct 12 Ed Hinton, actor (Henderson-I Lived 3 Lives), dies at 30
  • Oct 12 Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect and painter, dies at 59
  • Oct 12 Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • Oct 13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 14 Jean Poveigh, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)
  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 15 John C Poortenaar, painter/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 72
  • Oct 15 John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61
  • Oct 17 C L Townsend, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies
  • Oct 17 Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
  • Oct 24 Esther Delterne, Flemish actress/revue-artists, dies at 81
  • Oct 24 Martin Fallas Shaw, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 27 Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • Oct 29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  • Oct 30 Rose Macaulay, writer, dies at 77