Famous Deaths in October 1961

  • Oct 1 Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), dies at 60
  • Oct 2 Reggie Spooner, cricketer (England centurion v South Africa 1912), dies
  • Oct 4 Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
  • Oct 4 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)
  • Oct 11 Leonard "Chico" Marx, comedian (Marx Brothers), dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia) American filmmaker dies of a brain hemorrhage aged 44
  • Oct 14 Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
  • Oct 14 Harriet Shaw Weaver, English political activist (b. 1876)
  • Oct 18 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)
  • Oct 19 Benjamin Merkelbach, architect/city builder of Amsterdam, dies at 60
  • Oct 19 John Axel Fernstrom, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 21 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish songwriter (Goggles), dies
  • Oct 25 Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75
  • Oct 26 Edgar Mayne, cricketer (4 Tests for Australia around WWI), dies
  • Oct 26 Milan Stojadinović, Premier of Yugoslavia (1935-39), dies at 73
  • Oct 30 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president Italy, dies