Famous Deaths in October 1959

  • Oct 3 William Bishop, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), dies at 42
  • Oct 6 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • Oct 7 Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack
  • Oct 7 PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated
  • Oct 10 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies
  • Oct 11 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • Oct 12 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 13 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • Oct 14 Errol Flynn, Australian-born US actor (Captain Blood), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Oct 15 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)

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Oct 16 George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

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  • Oct 18 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (b. 1898)
  • Oct 19 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60
  • Oct 19 Stanley Bate, composer, dies at 45
  • Oct 20 Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75
  • Oct 23 Gerda Lundequist, Swedish actress (b. 1871)
  • Oct 25 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
  • Oct 28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies
  • Oct 28 Egon Kornauth, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 28 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)
  • Oct 30 Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33
  • Oct 31 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)